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ancientblogger's podcast

Hi there, this is the podcast page of @ancientblogger. If you love bizarre ancient history facts, unusual topics and low production values then this is just for you. 

Find my articles and vlogs at my website ancientblogger.com or come say hi on twitter.

Oct 16, 2017

The first part of my Halloween special, we look at vampires and werewolves in the ancient sources. I say 'we' as I have a guest who certainly keeps me on my toes.

If you want to hear about partial nudity around tombstones, Sweet Valley High tangents, cheese festivals and, oh, the bits involving spooky goings on then...


Oct 3, 2017

In this podcast I look at what Odysseus got up to when he returned to Ithaca. Suitor deaths aside what was going on with the bad practical jokes, truth bombs and general odd behaviour?

I also talk about the exile and how so many ended up in Agamemnon's army at Troy. Finally, what happened to some heroes after they were...


Sep 17, 2017

In this podcast I look at some of the animals people kept as pets. Do you know how to catch a monkey with a pair of trousers or which pet needed to be kept from the drinks cabinet?

music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

 


Sep 7, 2017

Assuming you've listened to Part One you'll be itching to know what happened during the eruption and I break down the events of the two days in AD79.

What was the cause of most of the initial deaths and how did the carnage occur exactly. It can get quite graphic as I build up a picture of what it must have been like.


Sep 7, 2017

Pompeii is generally known for one thing, a rather unpleasant thing which ended Pompeii. But what about Pompeii before AD79?

Is the AD79 date even correct and how difficult is to form a picture form what remains. Oh, and what was the place even like?

Well, I'll unwrap the above and hopefully lead us enriched...