The History of Iran from ca. 3000 BCE to the early 20th centiry
Special Episode 1: Fall of the Sasanians
This episode is produced in Persian
Episode 12: One more on Cyrus and the Origins of His Empire
Cyrus and the conquest of Media and Elam.
Episode 11: Kingdom of Anshan and Cyrus the Great
This episode will talk about the Kingdom of Anshan and the historical context of the rise of Cyrus. It will also retell the story of the birth of Cyrus as told by Herodotus and provides a corrective.
Episode 10: the World that Cyrus Conquered
This is a survey of the world in which Cyrus started his career. A look at the Mediterranean World, China, Central Asia, and then the Mesopotamian context for the rise of Cyrus.
Episode 9: the Disappearing Kingdom: Medes and the Median Empire
History of Iran podcast, episode nine. On the Herodotian narrative of the Median Empire and modern scholarship's correctives to it.
Applogy amd Explanation Episode
where I apologise about the temporary break and talk about the upcoming episode
خيلي خيلي عالي💙
I have enjoyed this podcast, and want to hear more~! KR please produce more shows - now more than ever it is important to consider Iran.
Lots of good details, but discredited by racist overtones.
Initially I really liked this podcast because the narrator has a lot of details and knowledge. He doesn’t make it silly by talking about Aliens or spirits but refers to Archeology and linguistics.
However, he inserts and presents a lot of his personal opinions as if they are fact.
He has some racist overtones when referring Europeans. For example he Dismisses any possible invasions by indo-eurpeans into India or the Middle East, only because they are “Europeans”. He says they would have been to small or that the locals had fought more powerful people. Therefore he states as a matter of fact that any suggestion that indo “Europeans” invaded the near east region or India is Racist. The Mongols invaded the same area and completely destroyed all of the Empires of the same area. The mongols became the Moguls in India and shows clearly that a horse culture could overcome civilized settlements. His dismissal is completely based on race or the word European and nothing to do with evidence.
That is just one example. I don’t have time to write all the example. I only wish he would leave race out of the conversation and just state facts. That will help to reduce racism rather then perpetuating it.
Other then his personal racist issues, he very knowledgeable and articulate. I will continue to listen but I will filter out racist opinions as I have to do with anyone who brings up race.