52 episodes

Join Lexie Henning as she chats with thought leaders in academia and the entertainment industry about how they got into their field, their current research/projects, and how the ancient world inspires them. Together they strive to connect modern societies to ancient worlds, examine the practicality of going into ancient studies, and talk about why it’s important to fund the humanities. Our goal is to increase access to information about the ancient world and the people who are influenced by it.
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Ancient Office Hours Lexie Henning

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    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

Join Lexie Henning as she chats with thought leaders in academia and the entertainment industry about how they got into their field, their current research/projects, and how the ancient world inspires them. Together they strive to connect modern societies to ancient worlds, examine the practicality of going into ancient studies, and talk about why it’s important to fund the humanities. Our goal is to increase access to information about the ancient world and the people who are influenced by it.
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    Feed Swap - Demystifying Academia (Part III) from Afterlives with Kara Cooney

    Feed Swap - Demystifying Academia (Part III) from Afterlives with Kara Cooney

    Feed swap! This is episode 12 of Afterlives with Kara Cooney and the 3rd and final part of their "Demystifying Academia" series. The previous two parts of this series can be found on their official podcast feed. Ancient Office Hours will continue to post new, regular podcast episodes every two weeks, but will also be adding more bonus content during our usual 'off' weeks to share some things we think you'll love. If you are interested in a feed swap, please let us know via our socials or email us at theozymandiasprojectpodcast@gmail.com. If you like our content and can help us, please consider leaving us a review on Itunes & Spotify. Note: You don't need to be an Itunes listener, but this is one of the most referenced review spots, so posting there helps boost our show.
    About Afterlives with Kara Cooney & show notes
    The afterlives of history echo throughout contemporary society, politics, and culture—we live with them everyday. Join Egyptologist Kara Cooney and her co-host Jordan Galczynski as they discuss ancient Egyptian history and society, the ancient world, current events, and offer a new understanding of the past and how it defines the future. Now on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio, and Stitcher!
    In this episode, Kara and Jordan continue their discussion of the world of academia and what  opportunities, pitfalls, and benefits newly minted PhDs might encounter as they begin their careers. 
    • On the dangers of adjuncting 
    o A warning from the academic underground of adjuncts and contingent faculty (science.org) 
    o Barely getting by (insidehighered.com) 
    • President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 
    • A brief history of the brief history of academic tenure 
    o In the U.S. only about 25% of academic positions are tenure-track. For more  information see  
    https://www.aaup.org/sites/default/files/10112018%20Data%20Snapshot%20Te nure.pdf 
    o Everything you need to know about academic tenure (interfolio.com) 
    o Tenure is dying (forbes.com) 
    o Cases of tenure conflict 
    ▪ Cornell West (Harvard) 
    ▪ Nikole Hannah-Jones (UNC Chapel Hill) 
    Follow Kara on social media: 
    Facebook: Kara Cooney – Egyptologist 
    https://www.facebook.com/karacooneyegyptologist 
    Instagram: @karacooney 
    Twitter: @karacooney 
    YouTube: https://youtu.be/TrS5Uo_SgtU 
    Website: https://karacooney.squarespace.com/podcast-afterlives 
    Follow Jordan on social media: 
    Twitter: @JAGalczynski 
    Website: https://jagalczynski.squarespace.com

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Episode 40 - Liv Albert

    Episode 40 - Liv Albert

    Liv Albert, creator & host of “Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby!” podcast, joins Lexie to talk about leaving her publishing career for a mythology podcast, managing her success and behind the scenes of her show “Myths, Baby”, and her insane love for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey but not its DLCs or other games. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey! 
    Learn more about Liv: https://www.mythsbaby.com 
    Listen to “Myths, Baby!” on Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lets-talk-about-myths-baby-greek-roman-mythology-retold/id1264449047 
    Or catch it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6S9jAhlyZtr5dj2tqYXeJ6 
    Follow Liv’s pod on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mythsbaby/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mythsbaby 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mythsbaby 
    Check out Liv’s books: https://www.mythsbaby.com/the-book 
    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheOzymandiasProject 
    Custom music by Brent Arehart of Arehart Sounds. 
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 39 - Dr. Briana Jackson

    Episode 39 - Dr. Briana Jackson

    Briana Jackson, an Egyptologist and founder of Per-Hay Studios, joins Lexie to chat about how she went from desperately wanting to be a vet to Egyptology, why River God is the best book about ancient Egypt, her research into Amarna period religion, and her approach to archaeogaming as an educator. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey! 
    Learn more about Dr. Jackson: https://www.brianacjackson.com/about 
    Subscribe to Dr. Jackson’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/DrBrianaJackson 
    Check out Briana and Lexie’s favourite book about ancient Egypt, River God: https://www.wilbursmithbooks.com/books/river-god 
    Find the River God audiobook: https://www.audible.com/pd/River-God-Audiobook/B07JZQ8J5Z 
    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheOzymandiasProject 
    Custom music by Brent Arehart of Arehart Sounds. 

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 38 - Nikolas Kolm

    Episode 38 - Nikolas Kolm

    Nikolas Kolm, a lead world designer at Cloud Chamber Games, joins Lexie to talk about his path from Germany into gaming, how he approached crafting the choice/consequence systems for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey & The Witcher 3, and how to tackle representation issues in gaming and not pleasing everyone. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey! 
    Follow Nikolas on Twitter: @NKuillAndInk 
    Learn more about Mytris, the little Athenian girl who inspired the game devs: https://chickhistory.org/2010/10/01/mystery-of-myrtis-part-1-ancient-athenian-girl-turned-global-ambassador/ 
    Buy a copy of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-gb/game/assassins-creed/odyssey#2zEQ6JZUGgrGMv8QS35xWq 
    Buy a copy of The Witcher 3: https://buy.thewitcher.com 
    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheOzymandiasProject 
    Custom music by Brent Arehart of Arehart Sounds. 
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 37 - Dr. Jeremy J. Swist

    Episode 37 - Dr. Jeremy J. Swist

    Dr. Jeremy J. Swist, a lecturer in Classics at Brandeis University, joins Lexie to discuss why Classicists only tend to be on Twitter, turning his love of metal music into a career in classics, and whether the age of streaming will help produce more music, literature, and art that will leave a lasting cultural legacy. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey! 
    Learn more about Dr. Swist: https://www.brandeis.edu/classics/faculty.html 
    Follow Dr. Swist on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MetalClassicist 
    Learn more about Project Visiting Scholar: https://pinardurgunpd.wixsite.com/pinardurgun/project-visiting-scholar 
    Check out “The Mesopotamians”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAMRTGv82Zo 
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    Custom music by Brent Arehart of Arehart Sounds. 
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 36 - Dr. Marissa Stevens

    Episode 36 - Dr. Marissa Stevens

    Dr. Marissa Stevens, an Egyptologist and the Assistant Director for the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World at UCLA, joins Lexie to discuss how to find the right PhD advisor, how to handle having a famous academic advisor, the challenges of making Egyptian and other Near Eastern art & culture more accessible and less alien. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey! 
    Learn more about Dr. Stevens: https://nelc.ucla.edu/person/marissa-stevens/ 
    Follow the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World: https://pourdavoud.ucla.edu 
    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheOzymandiasProject 
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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

the_real_baladria ,

Educational and entertaining

This is an excellent and smart podcast that mixes serious discussion about education and academia with fun anecdotes and sometimes scandalous banter. Lexie is a spectacular interviewer who is clearly disarming to her interviewees, which is certainly a challenging skill to master. She is able to create a safe space that encourages her guests to speak openly. This is remarkable because people who are listening are able to find ways to relate to and perhaps find comfort in the stories and ideas and passions the guests discuss. It’s a great way to learn what professionals are really thinking, something professionals don’t often get to share with the public.

Staceyrcsm ,

Incredibly interesting!

This podcast covers a great range of subjects, but always hews to the study of Classics. Lots of inside knowledge of academia and academic careers. The guests are knowledgeable and always fascinating, and the host has a wealth of knowledge. It is simply a great listen overall. Highly recommended.

Kate Topper ,

Great range of topics and guests!

Enjoyable interviews with a great range of guests!

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