70 episodes

An ancient history podcast run by two Millennial women. Misbehaving emperors, poison assassins, mythological mayhem; it’s like if Hardcore History met up with My Favorite Murder in the ancient world, with a heavy helping of booze and feminism.
Currently in Roman Britain.

Ancient History Fangirl Jenny Williamson and Genn McMenemy

    • History
    • 4.7 • 161 Ratings

An ancient history podcast run by two Millennial women. Misbehaving emperors, poison assassins, mythological mayhem; it’s like if Hardcore History met up with My Favorite Murder in the ancient world, with a heavy helping of booze and feminism.
Currently in Roman Britain.

    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Ancient World Edition (With Liv Albert from Myths Baby!)

    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Ancient World Edition (With Liv Albert from Myths Baby!)

    What tales kept people from thousands of years ago up at night?
    This Halloween, Ancient History Fangirl teams up with Liv Albert from Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! to delve into spooky stories from the ancient world that will send a shiver up your spine—tales of shrieking Banshees, deathly Furies, and the terrors of Samhain.
    So spread some salt over your threshold. Settle into your favorite chair. Pour yourself a drink to take the chill from your bones. And if there’s a knock on your door, whatever you do—don’t answer it.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    RE-RELEASE: Ancient Vampires: They Only Knock Once

    RE-RELEASE: Ancient Vampires: They Only Knock Once

    Communities all over the ancient world had a problem: their dead wouldn’t stay in the ground. They rose up as shambolic corpses, gusts of wind and evil spirits, draining human life force and devouring flesh and blood.
    The vampire myth is an ancient one, found on every continent. Join us as we explore the oldest vampire myths we could find from Sumeria, Greece, Rome, and Germania–and discover the clues they leave us about those cultures.
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    RE-RELEASE: Vampires: Disease and the Engines of Myth

    RE-RELEASE: Vampires: Disease and the Engines of Myth

    Last time we covered vampires, we were struck by the haunting connection between vampire myths and real disease. Between that and the many vampire myths from around the world that we didn’t have time to cover, you might say we had unfinished business with vampires.
    This Halloween, Ancient History Fangirl teams up with Raven Forrest Fruscalzo from the Tiny Vampires podcast to explore the intriguing connection between vampires and disease. Join us as we discuss some fascinating vampire myths from regions outside the Greco-Roman world—and the real diseases that may have given rise to these myths.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    End of Season 5 Announcement

    End of Season 5 Announcement

    Ancient History Fangirl is taking a break. We'll be busy getting ready for Season 6--which we're really psyched about.
    Listen in as we discuss highlights of the previous season, our big plans for Season 6, and some other important developments.
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    • 23 min
    Spartacus vs. Toussaint L'Ouverture (With Mike Duncan)

    Spartacus vs. Toussaint L'Ouverture (With Mike Duncan)

    More than 1,800 years after Spartacus fought for his freedom, another rebel leader spearheaded the most successful slave revolt in history: the Haitian Revolution. That leader was a man named Toussaint L’Ouverture.
    This week, we invited Mike Duncan of The History of Rome and Revolutions to help us compare these two revolutionaries and discuss what advice Toussaint L'Ouverture might have had for Spartacus.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Spartacus Part 4: Sine Missione

    Spartacus Part 4: Sine Missione

    Crixus is dead. Spartacus has given up on crossing the Alps. And he has a new enemy: a man with endless money, endless resources, and a lot to prove.
    Nobody asked for more Crassus. Not Spartacus, not the Roman Senate, and not the hundred thousand people following Spartacus to a better life. But in this episode, that’s exactly what everyone is going to get.
    In this episode, Spartacus faces off against the Roman Republic’s richest man, sine missione: to the death. No quarter given; no mercy shown. Only one can emerge from this conflict alive.
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    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
161 Ratings

161 Ratings

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I listen to a new episode everyday!

Such an amazing podcast, I’ve been going through the archives and listening to a new episode every day! These women bring such a wonderful perspective to ancient history and the podcast feels like you’re having a super interesting conversation with them. Also love how they untangle the complicated tales of strong women from misogynistic ancient sources while staying true to the facts and first hand accounts.

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Feel like we are friends!

This podcast is an awesome way to spend some time entertained and to learn something!

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AWESOME PODCAST- MUST LISTEN!

I am such a huge fan of this podcast. It is the perfect blend of educational and entertaining. I love the hosts, the topics they choose, and pretty much everything about it. And their Patreon is only $2!!! I really appreciate all the work they put into this show.

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