20 episodes

On this podcast, we speak with thought leaders from academia and the entertainment industry. We facilitate thoughtful discussions focused on exploring the ancient world through the lens of contemporary storytelling and examine the practical applicability of a degree in ancient studies in modern society. We also discuss the importance of funding humanities programs and how to increase open access to resources and programs of study in the ancient disciplines like Classics, Egyptology, Old Norse Studies, etc.

The Ozymandias Project: An Ancient World Podcast Lexie Henning

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On this podcast, we speak with thought leaders from academia and the entertainment industry. We facilitate thoughtful discussions focused on exploring the ancient world through the lens of contemporary storytelling and examine the practical applicability of a degree in ancient studies in modern society. We also discuss the importance of funding humanities programs and how to increase open access to resources and programs of study in the ancient disciplines like Classics, Egyptology, Old Norse Studies, etc.

    Episode 17 - Afiya Augustine

    Episode 17 - Afiya Augustine

    It's time for another episode of The Ozymandias Project with Lexie Henning! Tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for an exciting odyssey as we nerd out about the eternal attractiveness of Egyptology, ponder how to convince parents to let their kids study archaeology, and think about ways to incorporate the ancient world into our everyday lives without being in academia.

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    Episode 16 - John Haberstroh

    Episode 16 - John Haberstroh

    It's time for another episode of The Ozymandias Project with Lexie Henning! Tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for an exciting odyssey as we discuss how to deconstruct common artificial barriers, moving away from a top down patronage style funding model to a more sustainable funding model, and how people can better participate in growing the awareness of ancient studies.

    For information about SASA's mission, live events, volunteering opportunities, and more, visit: https://www.saveancientstudies.org.

    Episode 15 - Dr. Brooke Holmes

    Episode 15 - Dr. Brooke Holmes

    It's time for another episode of The Ozymandias Project with Lexie Henning! Tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for an exciting odyssey as we dive head-first into medical ethics and its impact on our approach to the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges women face in Classics, the need for more female mentorship, and how Classics is a form of world building.

    Note: Dr. Holmes recommends Princeton's Classics pre-doctoral program to anyone who is interested in pursuing a doctorate but needs more language training first. You can learn more about the program at: https://classics.princeton.edu/programs/pre-doc-fellowship

    Episode 14 - Rachel Finnell

    Episode 14 - Rachel Finnell

    It's time for another episode of The Ozymandias Project with Lexie Henning! Tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for an exciting odyssey as we clarify what PoliSci majors do & why they are important partners for ancient studies, how authoritarian regimes gain and hold power, and about possible misappropriation and use of ancient symbols/ideas in authoritarian regimes.

    Special Release - Breaking Boundaries with Leyla Johnson

    Special Release - Breaking Boundaries with Leyla Johnson

    It's time for a special episode of The Ozymandias Project with Lexie Henning! Tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for an exciting odyssey as we discuss her path from journalism in Lebanon into gaming, using the Bible to trick her mom into not confiscating her books, potentially using “Old World” to teach history, increasing female representation in the gaming industry and inspiring women to break stereotypes.

    Note: The Ozymandias Project team elected to release this episode during what is normally our off-week to spotlight a powerful woman in response to the recent resurgence of a sexual harasser in the podcasting/entertainment space. This is a content warning regarding sexual harassment. If this subject is triggering in any way, please skip right to the episode itself, beginning at 1:46.

    You can follow Leyla on twitter, "@LeylaCatJ" and check out her upcoming game "Old World" (currently in early access) on the Epic Games Store: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p/old-world.

    Episode 13 - Dr. Campbell "Cam" Grey

    Episode 13 - Dr. Campbell "Cam" Grey

    It's time for another episode of The Ozymandias Project with Lexie Henning! Tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for an exciting odyssey as we analyze the rural/urban cultural split, whether Classics can truly be for everyone, and why the sciences are a vital aspect of a liberal arts education.

    Note: Pharos is a platform for scholars and the public to track and learn how to respond to the misappropriation of Greco-Roman antiquity by hate groups. It can be accessed at https://pages.vassar.edu/pharos/.

    Cover art by Hadley Leasman and voice work by Abigail Turner VO.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

jelyse4 ,

Fun and Interesting Podcast

I'm new to classics and didn't know a ton going into this podcast, but Lexie is able to bring a fresh perspective, with great storytelling. to the table. Highly recommend a listen!

VixBerry ,

Fun Listen!

Informative and fun! I didn’t study any classics in school but have always had an interest in them. Lexie brings such a vibrant voice to each topic and I love her willingness to just explore every episodes theme.

love cali ,

Great Listen!

This is a great podcast if you have any interest at all in classics. The host and guests are really engaging in their conversations. You should definitely listen if you want to learn something new!

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