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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 they connect with the past. Together they strive to connect modern societies to ancient worlds, increase access to information about the ancient world, and introduce a wider audience to people who are inspired by antiquity. 

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Ancient Office Hours Lexie Henning

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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 they connect with the past. Together they strive to connect modern societies to ancient worlds, increase access to information about the ancient world, and introduce a wider audience to people who are inspired by antiquity. 

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    Episode 95 - Michael Antonakos

    Episode 95 - Michael Antonakos

    Actor Michael Antonakos, (voice of Alexios in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey!), joins Lexie to chat about getting into acting, his fascination with the Minoans and telling lesser known stories, a deep dive into his experience working on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and a fun behind the scenes story from making Odysseus Voyage to the Underworld. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey!  Don't forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram or visit our website www.theozymandiasproject.com! 
    Note: Both of his websites are currently unavailable while undergoing redesigns - we will drop them here when they are available. 
    Follow Michael on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelantonakos/?hl=en
    Follow his on Twitter: https://x.com/mikeantonakos?lang=en
    Follow Ikaros Films on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ikaros_films/?hl=en
    Check out his YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/@michaelantonakos8568?app=desktop
    Find all of his projects on his IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1862545/ 
    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheOzymandiasProject 
    Custom music by Brent Arehart of Arehart Sounds and edited by Dan Maday. 
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 94 - Dr. Astrid Van Oyen

    Episode 94 - Dr. Astrid Van Oyen

    Dr. Astrid Van Oyen, a Roman archaeologist and professor at Radbound University, joins Lexie to discuss her focus on the agrarian experience in the ancient world, the development of rural economies, examining practices of gift exchange, pottery, & storage, and media adaptations of rural Roman daily life. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey!  Don't forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram or visit our website www.theozymandiasproject.com! 
    Learn more about Dr. Van Oyen: https://www.ru.nl/en/people/van-oyen-a 
    Check out her publications on Academia: https://radboud.academia.edu/AstridVanOyen 
    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheOzymandiasProject 
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    • 57 min
    Episode 93 - Darby McDevitt

    Episode 93 - Darby McDevitt

    Darby McDevitt, a game developer and writer, best known for his work on the Assassin’s Creed series, joins Lexie to discuss curating a love of writing/history via his Irish heritage & Ulysses, writing for multiple games in the Assassin’s Creed series, navigating anachronistic inclusions and non-historical concessions in AC games, and his thoughts on AC’s Discovery Tour mode. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey!  Don't forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram or visit our website www.theozymandiasproject.com! 
    Check out Work with Indies if you’re curious about getting into the gaming industry: https://www.workwithindies.com/ 
    Check out Darby’s most recent game, AC Valhalla: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/assassins-creed/valhalla?isSso=true&refreshStatus=noLoginData
    Follow updates about the next AC: Codename Hexe: https://www.gamesradar.com/assassins-creed-codename-hexe-guide/
     Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheOzymandiasProject 
    Custom music by Brent Arehart of Arehart Sounds and edited by Dan Maday.
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 92 - Dr. Alex Dressler

    Episode 92 - Dr. Alex Dressler

    Dr. Alex Dressler, a professor of Classics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, joins Lexie to discuss his favourite Roman poets and Sappho’s legacy, queer theory and its relationship to Classics, and issues of politics, death, and Christianity in the ancient world. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey!  Don't forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram or visit our website www.theozymandiasproject.com! 
    Learn more about Dr. Dressler: https://canes.wisc.edu/staff/alex-dressler/
    Check out his publications on Academia: https://wisc.academia.edu/AlexDressler 
    Find his book Selections from the Poems of Paulinus of Nola: https://www.routledge.com/Selections-from-the-Poems-of-Paulinus-of-Nola-including-the-Correspondence-with-Ausonius-Introduction-Translation-and-Commentary/Dressler/p/book/9781138561359
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    Custom music by Brent Arehart of Arehart Sounds and edited by Dan Maday.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 91 - Amanda McLoughlin

    Episode 91 - Amanda McLoughlin

    Amanda McLoughlin, co-host of Spirits podcast and CEO of Multitude, a podcast collective and consulting company, joins Lexie to discuss her journey starting Spirits podcast with her friend and co-host Julia, her favourite myths and urban legends, handling real history vs. delving into ancient conspiracy theories, and great advice for entering the podcasting space. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey!  Don't forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram or visit our website www.theozymandiasproject.com! 
    Listen to Spirits podcast: https://spiritspodcast.com/
    Check out Multitude and its many resources: https://multitude.productions/ 
    Follow Amanda on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shessomickey/
    Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/shessomickey?lang=en 
    Check out her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/shessomickey
    Alien’s Guide to the Ruins of Washington D.C.: http://www.corcoran.org/sites/default/files/Corcoran_EllenHarvey_Brochure.pdf
    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheOzymandiasProject 
    Custom music by Brent Arehart of Arehart Sounds and edited by Dan Maday.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 90 - Dr. Jake Nabel

    Episode 90 - Dr. Jake Nabel

    Dr. Jake Nabel, a professor of Classics at Pennsylvania State University, joins Lexie to discuss finding his niche from Confucius to Socrates to Rome, who were the Parthians, Parthian-Roman cultural exchanges, and navigating the loss of material evidence between the fall of the Parthian Empire and the beginning of the Sasanian Empire. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey!  Don't forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram or visit our website www.theozymandiasproject.com! 
    Learn more about Dr. Nabel: https://cams.la.psu.edu/people/jtn5201/
    Check out his publications on his website: http://jakenabel.com/publications/
    Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jakenabel?lang=en 
    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheOzymandiasProject 
    Custom music by Brent Arehart of Arehart Sounds and edited by Dan Maday.
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 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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