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A podcast dedicated to the history of Persia, and the great empires that ruled there beginning with the Achaemenid Empire of Cyrus the Great and the foundation of an imperial legacy that directly impacted ancient civilizations from Rome to China, and everywhere in between. Join me as we explore the cultures, militaries, religions, successes, and failures of some of the greatest empires of the ancient world.

History of Persia Trevor Culley and HoPful Media

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A podcast dedicated to the history of Persia, and the great empires that ruled there beginning with the Achaemenid Empire of Cyrus the Great and the foundation of an imperial legacy that directly impacted ancient civilizations from Rome to China, and everywhere in between. Join me as we explore the cultures, militaries, religions, successes, and failures of some of the greatest empires of the ancient world.

    124: All Hail the New Gods

    124: All Hail the New Gods

    A new Hellenistic Age is dawning in the History of Persia, and with it come new Hellenistic gods and beliefs. Everyone is at least vaguely familiar with Greek mythology, but before we go any further, we should all be on the same page.

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    • 45 min
    ASW 04: Triesta, a hot start to the Cold War II

    ASW 04: Triesta, a hot start to the Cold War II

    Trevor is joined by Roberto Toro and Brendan Foster (@foster_writing) of The History of Saqartvelo Georgia (@History_Georgia) and Tsar Power (@TsarPowerPod) podcasts to discuss the post war occupation of Trieste and how tensions with Yugoslavia almost started World War III less than a year after World War II.

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    Goldstein - Trieste, October 1945 to January 1947
    Jenning - Flashpoint Trieste: The First Battle of the Cold War
    Allock - Border and Territorial Disputes
    Rogers Churchill and Slany - Foreign Relations of the United States, 1946, Eastern Europe...
    Winston Churchill - "Iron Curtain" Speech
    Dinardo - Glimpse of an Old World Order? Reconsidering the Trieste Crisis of 1945
    Morrison - Eastern Europe and the West
    NYT - Attack on U.S. Airplane; Patterson says shooting down of Americans was 'Wicked' and...
    NYT - Text of 2 U.s. Notes Answer Yugoslavia; His Plane Downed
    The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 23 August 1946


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    ASW 03: Trieste, a hot start to the Cold War I

    ASW 03: Trieste, a hot start to the Cold War I

    Trevor is joined by Roberto Toro and Brendan Foster (@foster_writing) of The History of Saqartvelo Georgia (@History_Georgia) and Tsar Power (@TsarPowerPod) podcasts to discuss the post war occupation of Trieste and how tensions with Yugoslavia almost started World War III less than a year after World War II.

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    Goldstein - Trieste, October 1945 to January 1947
    Jenning - Flashpoint Trieste: The First Battle of the Cold War
    Allock - Border and Territorial Disputes
    Rogers Churchill and Slany - Foreign Relations of the United States, 1946, Eastern Europe...
    Winston Churchill - "Iron Curtain" Speech
    Dinardo - Glimpse of an Old World Order? Reconsidering the Trieste Crisis of 1945
    Morrison - Eastern Europe and the West
    NYT - Attack on U.S. Airplane; Patterson says shooting down of Americans was 'Wicked' and...
    NYT - Text of 2 U.s. Notes Answer Yugoslavia; His Plane Downed
    The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 23 August 1946


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    123: Fever Pitch

    123: Fever Pitch

    Nowruz Mubarak! To celebrate the year 1394/2413/3762, I killed The Accursed Alexander of Rome, and covered the aftermath.

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    • 36 min
    ASW: America's Very First War II

    ASW: America's Very First War II

    For part 2, Trevor is joined by Asha (@Herbo_Anarchist) of the “Swords, Sorcery, and Socialism” podcast (@SwordsNSocPod) to explain Secret Wars and discuss the first ever war fought by the United States’ armed forces after gaining independence: a border dispute between Georgia and the Muskogee (Creek) Confederacy from 1785-1790.
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    Saunt – A New Order of Things: Property, Power, and the Transformation of the Creek Indians, 1733-1816
    Scurry – The Oconee War Parts 1-3
    Smith – History of the Georgia Militia, 1783-1861
    Chappell – Georgia History Stories
    Coulter – Elijah Clarke’s Foreign Intrigues and the “Trans-Oconee Republic”
    Haynes – Patrolling the Border: Theft and Violence on the Creek-Georgia Frontier, 1770-1796
    Kokomoor – Let Us Try to Make Each Other Happy, and Not Wretched”: the Creek-Georgian Frontier
    Kokomoor – Creeks, Federalists, and the Idea of Coexistence in the Early Republic
    Scurry – A Considerable Tract of Country


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    122: Alexander in Love

    122: Alexander in Love

    Alexander the Great had many relationships, both romantic and familial. From mother and father, Olympias and Philip, to a vast array of step-mothers and siblings to at least four romantic and sexual partners, the Macedonian royal family was as vast as it was confusing and controversial.

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
363 Ratings

363 Ratings

funkeyclown352 ,

Best podcast ever

Wen will the secret wars be available on podcast platforms? Also the history of Persia is the best.

SmmyFtts ,

Keep Going!

This podcast is really really good. Keep going!

TravisS97 ,

A good podcast with serious housekeeping issues

Normally this would be a 5 star review, but the ads have made it nearly unlistenable, between the horrible changes in volume and the sudden cut in the middle of a sentence. I understand that ads are necessary for the podcast to grow, but there has to be a better way than to flood the entire podcast with ads, at this point it seems like I’m listening to primarily ads with a brief history podcast in between. As it stands I find it hard to continue listening, which is truly a shame because it is a captivating podcast and host.

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