14 episodes

I, Podius is a twelve episode weekly series in which hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap the BBC miniseries I, Claudius, an adaptation of Robert Graves’ I, Claudius and Claudius the God. John's watched the show before. Elliott's watching for the first time. The miniseries features an obscenely talented ensemble cast, and is – chock full of sex, backstabbing and murder. This ain't your daddy's I, Claudius. Well, actually it is as the series premiered in 1976. But this ain't your daddy's I, Claudius-based podcast! Parental discretion advised.

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    • 4.7 • 395 Ratings

I, Podius is a twelve episode weekly series in which hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap the BBC miniseries I, Claudius, an adaptation of Robert Graves’ I, Claudius and Claudius the God. John's watched the show before. Elliott's watching for the first time. The miniseries features an obscenely talented ensemble cast, and is – chock full of sex, backstabbing and murder. This ain't your daddy's I, Claudius. Well, actually it is as the series premiered in 1976. But this ain't your daddy's I, Claudius-based podcast! Parental discretion advised.

    (BONUS)Episode 13 “Post-Podius”

    (BONUS)Episode 13 “Post-Podius”

    I, Podius ain’t your daddy’s I, Claudius-based podcast! On a BONUS episode of I, Podius, hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan get the Claud Squad back together!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Epiode 12 "Old King Log"

    Epiode 12 "Old King Log"

    I, Podius ain’t your daddy’s I, Claudius-based podcast! On Episode 12 of I, Podius, hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap the FINAL episode of "I, Claudius." Don't miss it!

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode 11 "A God in Colchester"

    Episode 11 "A God in Colchester"

    I, Podius ain’t your daddy’s I, Claudius-based podcast! On Episode 11 of I, Podius, hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap another thrilling episode of "I, Claudius" and we take a special Dispatch from the Empire with friend to the show Gillian Jacobs. Plus, Producer Jordan Kauwling's mom is back!

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Episode 10 "Fool's Luck"

    Episode 10 "Fool's Luck"

    I, Podius ain’t your daddy’s I, Claudius-based podcast! On Episode 10 of I, Podius, hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap another thrilling episode of "I, Claudius" and talk to the charming Dan Stewart, son of Sejanus himself!

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Episode 9 "Hail Who?"

    Episode 9 "Hail Who?"

    I, Podius ain’t your daddy’s I, Claudius-based podcast! On Episode 9 of I, Podius, hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap another thrilling episode of "I, Claudius" and take a special dispatch from the empire from friend to the show Adam Koford!

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Episode 8 "Zeus, by Jove!"

    Episode 8 "Zeus, by Jove!"

    I, Podius ain’t your daddy’s I, Claudius-based podcast! On Episode 8 of I, Podius, hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan welcome friend to the show and I, Podius theme song singer Paul F. Tompkins to the show!

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
395 Ratings

395 Ratings

Ahoy-hoy ,

If you like silly and smart, you’re in the right place

I didn’t know I needed this in my life, except now, I’ve listened to it in it’s entirety at least 5 times. As a 6-year-old who was glued to the screen (my parents were not terribly vigilant about adult content), I loved/was terrified by this miniseries, and I am so happy to find others who have the same fascination with it. I read the books in my 20’s, rewatched the series at the same time, now listening to the recaps and I’m still loving it all. John and Elliott make so many incisive and hilarious points, I laughed out loud so many times. Thank you, John and Elliott, and Jordan, for making such a delightful podcast.

Magocracy ,

Disappointing

I discovered this podcast after recently watching I, Claudius all the way through for the very first time. I was hoping the podcast would be more than what it is unfortunately. The best parts of it are when they comment on the careers and best performances of the actors, but besides that most of this program is a rote scene-by-scene explanation where they mock the low budget more often than necessary. The most annoying aspect is that one of the hosts actually seems to be knowledgeable about the factual history the story is based on, but his cohost always belittles him for it and rushes them to the next scene. I understand it’s scripted and it’s a character dynamic but it’s frustrating that a podcast about a show that is rooted in fascinating history barely scrapes the surface of it.
Skip it and go watch I, Claudius again or the two or three episodes of The History of Rome podcast that cover Augustus’ reign.

BraewickMom ,

I, Claudius

Wonderful! John and Elliott have great chemistry. Each episode sent me scurrying to Wikipedia to learn more.

Why don’t you three take on the 70’s series
“The Thorn Birds”?

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