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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 (@ancientblogger)

Feb 2, 2018

Ever wonder what the worst thing to come out of a mythical King's penis might have been? Feel the need to be put off figs forever? Do you own a hairy spider amulet? If you've answered yes to any of these, and even if you haven't, then join us as we continue to look at STIs in antiquity and finally contraception. As per...


Jan 25, 2018

In the first of two podcasts Emma returns and we look at two prime STI candidates from antiquity. Expect a mixture of scientific detail and the occasional tangent. It'll put you off your dinner and possibly more. This podcast contains mild sexual references and discussions of a frank nature, because it'd be tricky not...


Sep 7, 2017

In this podcast I take three somewhat random topics and, well, you'll find out when you listen. Find out what topic of gossip in an Athenian barbershop caused panic, what types of surgery you could have had, and, finally the other thing in the title. Enjoy!


Sep 7, 2017

In this episode I look at the origins of beekeeping, from the developed industry of the Egyptians and Hittites through to what the hive meant to the Romans and Greeks.