A History Of: Hannibal and the Punic Wars is a biweekly biography of everybody's favourite Carthaginian general. We follow Hannibal throughout his campaigns as well as looking at the Punic Wars at large. This is done through a mixture of lecture style episodes as well as more relaxed Let's Talk episodes; in which I invite guests onto the show to talk about Hannibal, Rome, Carthage, the Punic Wars and the ancient world in general. Please note, I have recently upgraded my recording equipment and am updating the back-catalogue. Presently episodes 4 through 17 need to be re-recorded; so bear with me.
Episode 79 - Epilogue
The final episode. We analyse the Second Punic War, and why Carthage lost. We then look at what happened to Hannibal and Scipio after the war. We conclude by looking at the short Third Punic War, in which Carthage was destroyed.
Episode 78 - Zama
In this week, our penultimate episode, we cover the battle of Zama. Scipio finally fights Hannibal. This brings to a close the Second Punic War.
Episode 77 - Great Plains
This week we cover the Battle of the Great Plains, and close the Italian theatre of the war as Hannibal finally goes home.
Episode 76 - Utica
This week the African war really gets underway. Scipio, Laelius and Masinissa duel with Hasdrubal and Syphax around Utica, while things go badly for Hannibal in Italy.
Episode 75 - Into Africa
This week Scipio invades Africa and Mago invades Italy.
Episode 74 - The Debate
This week we wrap up events in Sicily, but the main focus is the epic senate debate between Fabius and Scipio.
This is exactly what I look for in a history podcast. The narrative is told in a gripping and straightforward way, there is enough detail that it becomes incredibly interesting, but it does not get too sidetracked. I also personally loved the lets talk episodes about Alternative Histories, Adrianople, and more.
10 out of 10 podcast!
Exactly what I look for in a historical series. Great job of coverage the background of the period setting up Hannibal’s epic campaign. Plenty of intricate details without getting lost in the weeds. 10 out of 10
Fantastic. Just wow