85 episodes

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.

Hannibal and the Punic Wars Jamie Redfern

    • Society & Culture

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

    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.

    • 23 min
    Episode 78 - Zama

    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.

    • 16 min
    Episode 77 - Great Plains

    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.

    • 16 min
    Episode 76 - Utica

    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.

    • 18 min
    Episode 75 - Into Africa

    Episode 75 - Into Africa

    This week Scipio invades Africa and Mago invades Italy.

    • 15 min
    Episode 74 - The Debate

    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.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

AlejandroAnazco ,

Amazingly detailed!!!

I’ve loved the punic wars since I was a teenager, and other than reading the primary sources, this is probably one of the most detailed without going into boredom podcast I have found. Love it!

loblbo ,

Absolutely fantastic

What a great and entertaining way to learn the history of arguably one of the most important wars to influence our modern day. Very well put together.

Spartacus Life ,

Hannibal

What about the first war

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