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The Ancient World Podcast

It’s been a while since I’ve done a podcast review. My podcast list honestly hasn’t changed that much in the last few years, although I listen to fewer these days than I did.

A new podcast that I’ve just latched on to is the Ancient World. I’ve only listened to the first two episodes, but it reminds me of Mike Duncan’s the History of Rome. The Ancient World looks at the history of the earliest civilizations, up to the arbitrary date of 500 BC. The episodes seem well-researched, the host is engaging, and the 30 minute episode length is just about perfect for this kind of podcast.

If you are interested in mankind’s earliest civilizations, give this a listen. Maybe it deteriorates after the first two episodes, but if the quality remains consistent, this is going to be a podcast like the History of Rome that is always a must listen, and one that I won’t be dropping. It’s only projected at 30 episodes, which is frankly depressing. I wasn’t satisfied with 179 episodes from the History of Rome, so you can’t expect me to be happy with 30.

Because nothing is perfect, I’ll say that the host could probably up his game from a 9.5 to a 10 on the engagement scale, perhaps through some public speaking courses. But this is a very, very minor critique, and only here because I have a really hard time accepting anything as perfect and fiving a 5.

I give the Ancient World 4.5 bronze helmets out of 5

You can find the Ancient World podcast here.

You can find the History of Rome podcast here.