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Join your host Dr Fiona Richards as she interviews our Experts on History!


We'll meet historians, archaeologists and curators who are experts in their field and hear about the lives of people who have made history their jobs, learn fascinating facts about the past, and go on a journey through world history. Fiona also includes questions for our experts that were sent in by WHE readers. 

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Join your host Dr Fiona Richards as she interviews our Experts on History!


We'll meet historians, archaeologists and curators who are experts in their field and hear about the lives of people who have made history their jobs, learn fascinating facts about the past, and go on a journey through world history. Fiona also includes questions for our experts that were sent in by WHE readers. 

    Caribbean Colonialism with Carrie Gibson

    Caribbean Colonialism with Carrie Gibson

    Why do many people still believe that the British Empire was a good thing? How does that relate to British identity? Dr. Carrie Gibson discusses colonialism and its effects , the meaning of the term ‘Hispanic,’ and the involvement of the United States in Latin America as well as other questions sent in by you! 


    Carrie received her PhD in history from Cambridge and has worked as journalist for the Guardian and the Observer newspapers as well as the BBC. She has travelled extensively in North and South America and the Caribbean and is the author of El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America (Grove Press UK, 2019) and Empire’s Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day (Pan Macmillan, 2014).






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    The music used in this recording is the intellectual copyright of Michael Levy, a prolific composer for the recreated lyres of antiquity, and used with the creator's permission. Michael Levy's music is available to stream at all the major digital music platforms. Find out more on:


    https://www.ancientlyre.com


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    Check out Michael’s new album! https://open.spotify.com/album/6JR9aABOWMwTa5TsZpEyFS?si=HU15jgeTTZmmsEnaEF1qvg

    • 44 min
    Ancient Persia with John Tidmarsh

    Ancient Persia with John Tidmarsh

    Did you know that the ancient Persian religion of Zoroastrianism is still alive? Dr. John Tidmarsh tells us all about some lesser-known Persians including Persian women, the Zoroastrian religion and whether he thought Xerxes was actually mad or not, along with more of your questions!


    Dr. John Tidmarsh is both a medical doctor and holds a PhD in archaeology. He is a co-director of the University of Sydney’s excavations at Pella in Jordan and co-director of the ANU/ University of Melbourne excavations at Jebel Khalid in Syria. He has previously excavated in Greece and Cyprus. His main areas of interest are the archaeology of Alexander the Great’s conquests, the Hellenistic Period in the Near East and Asia, and the Islamic world.






    Join us on Patreon for Exclusive benefits! https://www.patreon.com/whencyclopedia


    Check out our website for great articles and interactive content! https://www.worldhistory.org


    Find our audio articles here! https://pod.co/ancient-history-encyclopedia






    The music used in this recording is the intellectual copyright of Michael Levy, a prolific composer for the recreated lyres of antiquity, and used with the creator's permission. Michael Levy's music is available to stream at all the major digital music platforms. Find out more on:


    https://www.ancientlyre.com


    https://open.spotify.com/artist/7Dx2vFEg8DmOJ5YCRm4A5v?si=emacIH9CRieFNGXRUyJ9


    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ1X6F7lGMEadnNETSzTv8A


    Check out Michael’s new album! https://open.spotify.com/album/6JR9aABOWMwTa5TsZpEyFS?si=HU15jgeTTZmmsEnaEF1qvg

    • 50 min
    Mesopotamian Religion with Louise Pryke

    Mesopotamian Religion with Louise Pryke

    Did you know that many religions had flood myths, not just Gilgamesh and Noah? In this interview Dr Louise Pryke answers your questions that include the role of Marduk in Babylonian society and Mesopotamian narratives such as The Epic of Gilgamesh and flood narratives. She also tells us how her love of stories brought her to study the oldest stories in the world.


    Dr. Louise Pryke has a PhD in Ancient History and is the author of four books. Louise has taught courses in ancient languages and literature at Macquarie University and the University of Sydney and is the author of Scorpion (2016), Ishtar (2017), Gilgamesh (2019), and Turtle (2021).






    Join us on Patreon for Exclusive benefits! https://www.patreon.com/whencyclopedia


    Check out our website for great articles and interactive content! https://www.worldhistory.org


    Find our audio articles here! https://pod.co/ancient-history-encyclopedia






    The music used in this recording is the intellectual copyright of Michael Levy, a prolific composer for the recreated lyres of antiquity, and used with the creator's permission. Michael Levy's music is available to stream at all the major digital music platforms. Find out more on:


    https://www.ancientlyre.com


    https://open.spotify.com/artist/7Dx2vFEg8DmOJ5YCRm4A5v?si=emacIH9CRieFNGXRUyJ9


    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ1X6F7lGMEadnNETSzTv8A


    Check out Michael’s new album! https://open.spotify.com/album/6JR9aABOWMwTa5TsZpEyFS?si=HU15jgeTTZmmsEnaEF1qvg

    • 40 min
    Alexander the Great & Philip II with Ian Worthington

    Alexander the Great & Philip II with Ian Worthington

    Did you know that Alexander's father laid the plans to invade Asia? Prof. Ian Worthington delves into the nitty gritty of Philip II of Macedon and tells us why he is more interesting than his son Alexander the Great, as well as discussing Solon, Greek democracy and the rise of the Roman Empire.


    Professor Ian Worthington received his PhD from Monash University in Australia and specializes in Greek history and oratory. He is a prolific author having written eight books, as well as co-authoring and editing another ten and he has translated two volumes of the Greek orators (in the University of Texas Oratory of Classical Greece series), and written over 100 articles and essays on Greek history, oratory, epigraphy, and literature.


    Join us on Patreon for Exclusive benefits! https://www.patreon.com/whencyclopedia


    Check out our website for great articles and interactive content! https://www.worldhistory.org


    Find our audio articles here! https://pod.co/ancient-history-encyclopedia






    The music used in this recording is the intellectual copyright of Michael Levy, a prolific composer for the recreated lyres of antiquity, and used with the creator's permission. Michael Levy's music is available to stream at all the major digital music platforms. Find out more on:


    https://www.ancientlyre.com


    https://open.spotify.com/artist/7Dx2vFEg8DmOJ5YCRm4A5v?si=emacIH9CRieFNGXRUyJ9


    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ1X6F7lGMEadnNETSzTv8A


    Check out Michael’s new album! https://open.spotify.com/album/6JR9aABOWMwTa5TsZpEyFS?si=HU15jgeTTZmmsEnaEF1qvg

    • 49 min
    Early Christianity with Rebecca Denova

    Early Christianity with Rebecca Denova

    Did you know that Christianity broke off from Judaism to stop the Romans from persecuting them? In this interview, Prof. Rebecca Denova delves into Christianity as a syncretic religion, God in the Old and New Testament, and the adoption of dominant Greco-Roman ideas of gender and women’s roles. 


    Professor Rebecca Denova is a full-time Senior Lecturer of Early Christianity in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to ancient Christianity, she teaches courses on the religions of ancient Greece and Rome and the religions of ancient Egypt.






    Join us on Patreon for Exclusive benefits! https://www.patreon.com/whencyclopedia


    Check out our website for great articles and interactive content! https://www.worldhistory.org


    Find our audio articles here! https://pod.co/ancient-history-encyclopedia






    The music used in this recording is the intellectual copyright of Michael Levy, a prolific composer for the recreated lyres of antiquity, and used with the creator's permission. Michael Levy's music is available to stream at all the major digital music platforms. Find out more on:


    https://www.ancientlyre.com


    https://open.spotify.com/artist/7Dx2vFEg8DmOJ5YCRm4A5v?si=emacIH9CRieFNGXRUyJ9


    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ1X6F7lGMEadnNETSzTv8A


    Check out Michael’s new album! https://open.spotify.com/album/6JR9aABOWMwTa5TsZpEyFS?si=HU15jgeTTZmmsEnaEF1qvg

    • 55 min
    Excavating Armageddon with Eric Cline

    Excavating Armageddon with Eric Cline

    Did you know that an ancient archaeological site helped understand a World War II battle? In this episode we speak to Prof. Eric Cline about archaeology in the Levant, touching on the life of an archaeologist at famous Bronze Age archaeological sites such as Megiddo, Armageddon, Tel Kabri and more!


    Eric Cline is an author, historian, archaeologist, and professor of ancient history and archaeology at The George Washington University. He has written more than 20 books, the latest being Digging Up Armageddon: The Search for the Lost City of Solomon (2020). In this interview, Eric chats all about the site of Megiddo, it’s importance and why it was abandoned, the mysterious Sea Peoples, his book 1177 BE The Year Civilization Collapsed, and the Bronze Age Collapse in general. 






    Join us on Patreon for Exclusive benefits! https://www.patreon.com/whencyclopedia


    Check out our website for great articles and interactive content! https://www.worldhistory.org


    Find our audio articles here! https://pod.co/ancient-history-encyclopedia






    The music used in this recording is the intellectual copyright of Michael Levy, a prolific composer for the recreated lyres of antiquity, and used with the creator's permission. Michael Levy's music is available to stream at all the major digital music platforms. Find out more on:


    https://www.ancientlyre.com


    https://open.spotify.com/artist/7Dx2vFEg8DmOJ5YCRm4A5v?si=emacIH9CRieFNGXRUyJ9


    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ1X6F7lGMEadnNETSzTv8A


    Check out Michael’s new album! https://open.spotify.com/album/6JR9aABOWMwTa5TsZpEyFS?si=HU15jgeTTZmmsEnaEF1qvg

    • 1 hr

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