31 episodes

A rewatch podcast for HBO's Rome with Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith

Raising Standards Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 94 Ratings

A rewatch podcast for HBO's Rome with Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith

    2.10: De Patre Vostro (About Your Father)

    2.10: De Patre Vostro (About Your Father)

    Octavian and Antony get in a tussle over the grain supply, Atia and Octavia get the cold shoulder in a hot climate, and Vorenus plays ball, Pullo deals with the people, Posca is the MVP, and there are at least five slaps in the episode.

    Raising Standards, an occasional rewatch podcast of HBO’s Rome, hosted by Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith of the Emperors of Rome podcast.

    • 47 min
    Bruno Heller interview

    Bruno Heller interview

    In this interview we speak to Bruno Heller, the creator, main writer and show runner of HBO’s Rome.

    Raising Standards, an occasional rewatch podcast of HBO’s Rome, hosted by Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith of the Emperors of Rome podcast.

    • 28 min
    Alice Henley interview

    Alice Henley interview

    In this interview we speak to Alice Henley who portrayed Livia, about stepping in to a well established cast in what was one her first roles on television.

    Raising Standards, an occasional rewatch podcast of HBO’s Rome, hosted by Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith of the Emperors of Rome podcast.

    • 19 min
    2.09: Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus

    2.09: Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus

    Octavian and Antony get in a tussle over the grain supply, Atia and Octavia get the cold shoulder in a hot climate, and Vorenus plays ball, Pullo deals with the people, Posca is the MVP, and there are at least five slaps in the episode.

    Raising Standards, an occasional rewatch podcast of HBO’s Rome, hosted by Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith of the Emperors of Rome podcast.

    • 44 min
    2.08: A Necessary Fiction (with Carl Franklin and Todd Ellis Kessler)

    2.08: A Necessary Fiction (with Carl Franklin and Todd Ellis Kessler)

    Octavian pushes back against promiscuity and the tenuous alliance with Mark Antony finally unravels, over both women and money. Both Vorenus and Pullo lose everything they hold dear, and the stage is finally set for a showdown in Alexandria.

    With special guests Carl Franklin (Director) and Todd Ellis Kessler (Writer).

    Raising Standards, an occasional rewatch podcast of HBO’s Rome, hosted by Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith of the Emperors of Rome podcast.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    2.07: Death Mask

    2.07: Death Mask

    Servilia takes out a final curse on Atia, Timon struggles between faith and family, and Pullo’s love life becomes significantly more complicated.

    Raising Standards, an occasional rewatch podcast of HBO’s Rome, hosted by Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith of the Emperors of Rome podcast.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

Drumheyoka ,

Love it but no episode 10?

Thanks for a great journey- but missing the end- sad but amazing

Saganthony ,

Thank You Both For Your Work; Florida USA

Simply put, Matt and Rhiannon continue to selflessly work for Roman history nuts like ourselves. I am a huge fan of this duo’s work, from Emperors of Rome, to When in Rome, to this outstanding podcast as well.

Thank you both for your amazing contribution. Your material never gets tiring and you’re much loved in my neck of the woods!

Taunting Flamingo ,

Fantastic

Please do season 2, I love this sideways look at how ancient Rome is still so much of our culture and media.

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