31 episodes

HITM uses character focused storytelling to convey the ideas of the past that have shaped us today. We dive into wars and politics to see how the values of nations and their populations have reacted to the world around them. This is social evolution and biography wrapped in storytelling. This is History in the Making. HITM is currently in Season 1. Season 1 covers much of the classical age of Greece including the “invention” of democracy, the Persian Wars, politics of Pericles and Themistocles, the Golden Age, the Peloponnesian Wars, and much more.

History in the Making Rob Sims

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 120 Ratings

HITM uses character focused storytelling to convey the ideas of the past that have shaped us today. We dive into wars and politics to see how the values of nations and their populations have reacted to the world around them. This is social evolution and biography wrapped in storytelling. This is History in the Making. HITM is currently in Season 1. Season 1 covers much of the classical age of Greece including the “invention” of democracy, the Persian Wars, politics of Pericles and Themistocles, the Golden Age, the Peloponnesian Wars, and much more.

    Thank You

    Thank You

    Thank you all for listening over the years. The show will going dormant for a while but I hope we can continue our stories in the future. Feel free to stay in touch until then.

    website: www.hitmpodcast.com
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    • 1 min
    Living, Breathing History in Ancient Athens

    Living, Breathing History in Ancient Athens

    Living, Breathing History in Ancient Athens is the talk I gave at the Sound Education conference in November 2018. Listen to it a audio only version of it right here.

    • 18 min
    28: Epilogue with Dr. John Hale

    28: Epilogue with Dr. John Hale

    Today we welcome Dr. John Hale to the show, author of the book Lords of the Sea. It is a compelling look at the history of Athens, largely from the seat of a rower’s bench behind an oar. The New York Times has called Dr. Hale an intellectually series historian who knows how to tell war stories, and I couldn’t agree more. Of course, we spend a good bit of time inside the wooden walls of a trireme and we also spend some time with the various leaders of Athens. He also provides some salient comparison to the United States and how our democracy runs before giving us a preview of the new book he is working on! Find his book here at: https://www.amazon.com/Lords-Sea-Story-Athenian-Democracy/dp/B002WTC8R0.

    • 42 min
    27: Epilogue with Dr. Melissa Lane

    27: Epilogue with Dr. Melissa Lane

    Today we welcome Dr. Melissa Lane to the show, author of the book The Birth of Politics. Her book was the final straw in convincing me to start the show and centers around eight political ideas, what they meant to the Greek and Romans, and why they matter today. She provides some clarity to different Athenian institutions and I take advantage of her expertise to have her critique some of the thoughts I had while doing the show. We wrap up with a few question on how the story of Greece can change the way we live today. I think you will enjoy our conversation and if you want to learn more about Greece, Rome and about the foundation to the political ideas of today, then pick up her book: The Birth of Politics: https://www.amazon.com/Birth-Politics-Eight-Political-Matter/dp/0691173095.

    • 36 min
    26: Legacy

    26: Legacy

    Athens leaves us their legacy in the Season 1 finale. https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image\_feature\_1604.html

    • 1 hr 20 min
    25: A Splendid Rope

    25: A Splendid Rope

    The Peloponnesian War comes to a sudden and unexpected end. The defeated will face the fate the victor thinks it deserves. We witness both timid and brutal approaches to war and are forced to ask: Is there a difference between acting cruelly out of desperation versus cruelty as a matter of course? This episode covers approximately 405 B.C. – 404 B.C.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

Aldomdrew ,

Great podcast

HITM has answered so many questions I had about ancient Greece. This will be a show I’ll listen to more than once; phenomenal job and great presentation.

DaisyPangilinan ,

Fantastic

What makes this podcast so special is how well it transports you into Ancient Athens. You are the citizen at Ecclesia. You are the wife waiting for your husband to return from war. Alas, you are the soldier at sea in the midst of battle. I don’t think I’ve been so eager to learn about the great wars in Ancient Greece or so proud to think myself as an Athenian. Rob is a terrific storyteller and the moments he chose to highlight in the vast history of Ancient Greece are certainly key moments. I’m ready for season 2. Great job, Rob!

the objective reviewer ,

Binged on this harder than Netflix...

This is a stellar podcast

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