23 episodes

Anyone who has achieved greatness has, in part, patterned themselves after those who came before. Napoleon learned from Charlemagne, Charlemagne learned from Caesar, and Caesar learned from Alexander the Great. This podcast analyzes the lives of some of the greatest men and women to ever live. By examining their strategies, tactics, mindset, and work habits, How to Take Over the World helps you understand the great ones, so that you can follow in their footsteps.

How to Take Over the World Ben Wilson

    • History
    • 5.0 • 200 Ratings

Anyone who has achieved greatness has, in part, patterned themselves after those who came before. Napoleon learned from Charlemagne, Charlemagne learned from Caesar, and Caesar learned from Alexander the Great. This podcast analyzes the lives of some of the greatest men and women to ever live. By examining their strategies, tactics, mindset, and work habits, How to Take Over the World helps you understand the great ones, so that you can follow in their footsteps.

    How to Raise a Genius: Laszlo Polgar

    How to Raise a Genius: Laszlo Polgar

    Is there a formula for genius? One man thinks that he has found it - and he used it to raise all three of his daughters to be world champion chess players.

    On this episode, I talk about the life of Laszlo Polgar, his training and teaching methods, and the successes of his three daughters - Susan, Sophia, and Judith.

    • 28 min
    Mini-Episode: Just Work

    Mini-Episode: Just Work

    This week's episode has two stories and two quotes that all focus on a single theme: Just work.

    • 4 min
    Philip the Great: Endnotes

    Philip the Great: Endnotes

    All my endnotes on Philip II of Macedon, including whether I think he or Alexander was greatest, why being Philip must have been fun, and much more.

    • 17 min
    Philip the Great

    Philip the Great

    Philip II of Macedon is best known as the father of Alexander the Great. But was he an even greater conqueror than his more famous son? On this episode, we explore the life and lessons of one of the greatest conquerors and statesmen of all time.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Mansa Musa

    Mansa Musa

    Mansa Musa was possibly the richest man of all time, but there was something that mattered much more to him. Find out what it was and how he achieved it, on this episode of How to Take Over the World.

    • 21 min
    Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass

    Slave. Runaway. Abolitionist. Orator. Statesman. Legend.

    On this episode, we explore how Frederick Douglass was able to go from the most challenging of beginnings to playing an integral role in the abolition of slavery in The United States.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
200 Ratings

200 Ratings

JStiel2 ,

My new favorite

Such a fantastic production. The narrative of each episode is easy to listen to, and easy to retain the information! I recently had a long road trip and got through the Caesar and Edison episodes. I loved telling my friends some of the stories learned.
PLEASE keep the episodes coming!!

bobvancevancerefrigration ,

How to take over the world podcast

Very interesting and informational podcast. Not only is it entertaining to learn about how Kings became Kings, but the personality and traits they had that everyday people can try to implement.

frondike ,

The best.

First review of a podcast ever—this is one of the best history/bio/story telling podcast in the game. Napoleon was my favorite but you can’t go wrong with any of them.

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