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The ultimate history podcast with Ali A. Olomi. Each season consists of ten episodes covering a wide range of subjects from the Middle East, Islam, the Mediterranean, Religious history of Christianity and Judaism, South Asia, Afghanistan, Africa, Rome, Ancient Persia and much more.

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    • 5.0, 107 Ratings

The ultimate history podcast with Ali A. Olomi. Each season consists of ten episodes covering a wide range of subjects from the Middle East, Islam, the Mediterranean, Religious history of Christianity and Judaism, South Asia, Afghanistan, Africa, Rome, Ancient Persia and much more.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

HamidMKhan ,

Fantastic

Ali does an incredible job at presenting history in both a compelling way but also in a humorous fashion. Even as a professor of Islamic Law, I have to confess that Ali’s cogency and historical insights have furthered my thinking on a number of topics. Bravo and keep up the stellar work.

Hamid M. Khan

DrewVK ,

An Essential History Podcast

Ali's podcast is essential for understanding the historical context of Islam, both the religion and the civilization it nurtured. He makes complex ideas simple and brings life to people too easily pigeon-holed in the past. From his narrative approach in Season One to his deep dives in later seasons, you'll find yourself learning and, more importantly, appreciating a culture you might have stereotyped or overlooked.

Christopher Ch. ,

Fantastic Podcast

I really did enjoy this podcast and would rate it a 10/10. I jumped right into the the episode of Judaism, Christianity, and Messianic Kings. I really enjoy how Ali brings very familiar and general ideas that common people have of a culture, in this case was the Greeks and their gymnasiums, and builds on it to bring new ideas of how to tell if one is Hellenistic or not. It made me feel involved and brings a clearer understanding of his points, due to him building off that familiarity a casual listener like myself would have.

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