History of the World podcast
By Chris Hasler
History of the World podcastAug 05, 2018
Three Kingdoms of Korea (debrief)
Taking a look at what was done to produce this episode and then reflecting on my methods for buying books and comparing online buying to bookshop buying.
Vol 4 Ep 63 - Three Kingdoms of Korea
8000 BCE - 668 CE - Before Korea was unified by the Kingdom of Silla in the seventh century, a number of polities vied for position both in and north of the Korean peninsula, overseen closely by the societies of China.
The History of the World podcast Magazine - 27th November 2023
UNLIKELY VICTORIES (1) - In this edition of the magazine we look back at some of history's victories in battle against the odds. Salamis (480BCE), Zela (47BCE) and Edington (878)
The Ashikaga Shogunate (debrief)
Our usual look back over the sources used in the construction of this week's episode interspersed with a bit of general chit chat.
Vol 4 Ep 62 - The Ashikaga Shogunate
1333 - 1573 - We march forward in our Japanese story from the collapse of the Kamakura Shogunate as we recognise the rise of a new shogunate which would see challenges to its authority consistently throughout its tenure.
The History of the World podcast Magazine - 16th November 2023
This week's journey back in time will take us to the iconic Crusader Battle of Arsuf, the apogees of the Umayyad Caliphate and the Roman Empire and to the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge.
The History of the World podcast Magazine - 2nd November 2023
This podcast episode of the magazine takes a closer look at Ötzi the Iceman, the Roman Emperor Vaspasian, the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in the United States and the Ayyubid Sultan, Saladin. There is also a "state of the podcast" address within this episode.
Vol 4 Ep 61 - Kamakura Japan
1185 - 1333 - The Kamakura period of Japanese history saw a time when a military regime took control of the nation, and were subject to the first international invasion of the Japanese islands.
Kamakura Japan (debrief)
A very quick look at the main resources used to construct the latest episode.
The History of the World podcast Magazine - 10th October 2023
Join us on this busy little tour of history where we will be visiting the pre-historic village of Çatalhöyük, the affluent times in the middle of the second millennium BCE, the Battle of Actium which directly involved the famous Egyptian Queen Pharoah Cleopatra, and how medieval feudalism in Europe became a thing of the past.
The Battle of Dan-no-ura (debrief)
A discussion about the state of the podcast and some of the source material used in the construction of this episode.
Vol 4 Ep 60 - BATTLE - The Battle of Dan-no-ura ( 1185 )
1185 - Tension between the clans during the Heian period of Japanese history was reaching boiling point particularly after the Taira clan had expelled the Minamoto from the capital city of Heian-kyu (Kyoto). The result was the outbreak of the Genpei War, and the Battle of Dan-no-ura was the concluding episode of this war.
Vol 4 Ep 59 - Heian Japan
794 - 1180 - We are covering the period of Japan's history from the relocation of the capital city to Heian-kyō up to the outbreak of the Genpei War.
Ancient Japan (debrief)
A big catch up since the episode on the Delhi Sultanate. We look at the source material for both the Delhi Sultanate and Ancient Japan. Another look at the struggles of an Englishmen learning the nature of intonation in the languages of the Far East, and some honest assessments on the current regularity of episodes.
Vol 4 Ep 58 - Ancient Japan
40000 BCE - 794 CE - We haven't studied Japan in too much detail until now, so it is necessary for us to introduce the story of the islands from the very beginning.
The History of the World podcast Magazine - 1st September 2023
This week's magazine episode takes us back to pre-historic Europe when modern humans met the neanderthals, ancient Mesoamerica where we encounter the Olmecs, Classical Rome where we study the early years of the life of Julius Caesar, and the story of the first Europeans to visit New York City.
Vol 4 Ep 57 - The Delhi Sultanate
1206 - 1526 - After the Ghurids crossed the Khyber Pass, Islam fast became a major religion of the Indian subcontinent, adding to the cultural diversity of these lands, but would this change be short lived or permanent?
The History of the World podcast Magazine - 16th August 2023
In this week's episode we look back on the mysterious Mitochondrial Eve, the mysterious Xia dynasty of ancient China, and the not so mysterious Battle of Carrhae between the Roman Republic and the Parthian Persian Empire.
The Cholas (debrief)
Any opportunity for everybody to enjoy a debrief episode where we talk in further depth about the experience of making this episode and some of the sources used to get it done.
Vol 4 Ep 56 - The Cholas
848 - 1070 - From humble beginnings in the far south, the Chola initially took advantage of territorial expansion before taking to the seas and establishing more power away from mainland India. This episode plots the rise and fall of the Cholas.
A look back on the source material used for the podcast and the approach used to try to condense such a wide subject into a thirty minute podcast episode.
SPECIAL - Historiography
This episode essentially talks about the history of history writing, and what history writing has meant for the wider world over the timelines of history itself.
The History of the World podcast Magazine - 25th July 2023
In this week's magazine episode, we will be looking at what chimpanzees can teach us about how our ancestral species communicated with each other, we will be examining the artistry of the Indus Valley Civilisation, and we will be looking at the final conflict of the Second Punic War between the Carthaginians and the Romans.
The History of Thailand (debrief)
Looking back over the source material for the special episode on Thailand as well as me contending with Thai pronunciation and the desire to remain impartial. I chat about Chalke Valley History Festival and Beaulieu Motor Museum, and introduce the new History of the World podcast social media presence on Threads.
The History of the World podcast Magazine - 18th July 2023
In this week's magazine we look back at Europe as the Western Roman Empire fell, the Battle of Cannae when Hannibal's Carthaginians met the Romans in battle, the fantastic story of the Trojan War, and how to make your own stone age tool using hard hammering percussion.
The History of the World podcast Magazine - 10th July 2023
In this episode, we'll be looking back at the paleoanthropologist Eugene Dubois; the relationship between the Mycenaeans and the Minoans; the incredible journey of Hannibal across the Alps; and the rise and fall of the Macedonian Empire.
SPECIAL - The History of Thailand
The complete journey from the beginnings of human occupation right through to the aftermath of the death of King Rama IX, and everything in between. We explore the reasons why Thailand has such a unique identity but also how it is a nation of divided opinions.
26th June 2023 Magazine (debrief)
A brief discussion reflecting on the five years of the podcast and many of the things that have been learned about reporting history and creating quality productions along the way. Also a look at how the podcast went from a humble but ambitious project, to a small business of its own with plenty more potential going forward.
The History of the World podcast Magazine - 26th June 2023
The History of the World podcast is five years old, so we go back and listen to an excerpt from the first ever episode, as well as looking at the modern evolution of writing, the enigmatic King Pyrrhus of Epirus and the reason why the Mayans caused some to believe that the world would end in the year 2012.
Easy Company (debrief)
More chit chat about Easy Company and the works used to construct the episode.
SPECIAL - Easy Company
1942 - 1945 - Easy Company were such a closely knit unit of men, that they have been referred to as a "band of brothers", a phrase inspired by the writing of William Shakespeare. Follow the Second World War story of these United States army paratroopers.
SPECIAL - Elizabethan Sea Dogs
1532 - 1624 - With the advent of transatlantic seafaring came the opportunity for Spain to become great. Queen Elizabeth I of England wanted to limit Spanish power and so she would grant her greatest naval commanders a free reign, bringing some great characters to the fore.
Elizabethan Sea Dogs (debrief)
This long episode was aided by a number of sources for information and this debrief episode explains those sources and how they were used to construct this special episode.
The History of the World podcast Magazine - 5th June 2023
Unscripted (52) - In this episode of the podcast, we look back at the day of the Battle of Hastings in England in 1066, the incredible geoglyphic creations of the Nazca cultures of Ancient Peru, the amazing life of the early modern King of Sweden, Gustavus Adolfus, and what happened to Egypt after the fall of the New Kingdom.
SPECIAL - The Pre-Columbian Mound Builders of North America
800 BCE - 1750 CE - This episode serves as a general overview of the archaeological cultures of North America and their connections to each other, as we learn more about the type of people who were living in the eastern United States before the arrival of Europeans.
The Pre-Columbian Mound Builders of North America (debrief)
A look at some of the source material for the podcast, and exactly what defines the label "expert" when it comes to historians and podcasts about history.
Vol 4 Ep 42a debrief - The Emirate of Granada
A closer look at the source material used in the construction of this special episode which focuses on the final stages of the Reconquista.
Vol 3 Ep 64a debrief - The Evolution of Religion
A brief discussion about the books that were used to construct this episode, and a look at the advantages of advertising.
Unscripted (51) ( Retrospective special )
Join us on this journey back in time to New Kingdom Egypt, Ptolemaic Egypt, Classical World China, and medieval Iceland.
Unscripted (51) debrief
We discuss the latest developments with the podcast, including advertising and re-recording old episodes.
Vol 2 Ep 28a debrief - The Yamnaya Culture
A discussion about the source material used for the production of the main episode.
Vol 4 Ep 55 debrief - Medieval Europe
A look at the preparation, resources and struggles of producing the last two episodes and a thorough overview of the eight special episodes that will be coming in the next set of broadcasts.
Vol 4 Ep 55 - SUMMARY - Medieval Europe, Part Two
1000 - 1453 - The modern countries of Europe were beginning to evolve and mature as they jostled for lands and superiority over one another. Underpinning the status of the new nations was the influence of religion with the Papacy attempting to rule supreme over the kingdoms of Europe and attempting to create a Roman Catholic bubble that may persecute other religious movements at will.
Vol 4 Ep 54 - SUMMARY - Medieval Europe, Part One
600 - 1085 - The modern nations of Europe begin to emerge as populations civilise, populate and Christianise. The Papacy becomes central to European politics.
Vol 4 Ep 53 - BATTLE - The Battle of Kutná Hora ( 1421 )
1421 - The execution of Jan Hus caused rebellion in the Kingdom of Bohemia, when early Protestants against the Catholic Church rallied to send a message to the Holy Roman Empire and the Pope. This battle is a part of the wider Hussite Wars.
Vol 4 Ep 53 debrief - The Battle of Kutná Hora
A brief subscriber only chat about some of the source material used in the production of this episode.
Vol 4 Ep 52 - BATTLE - The Battle of Grunwald ( 1410 )
1410 - The Christianisation of the states of north-east Europe left the Teutonic Order with no neighbouring nations to conduct military missions against. As the relatively new nations of Poland and Lithuania tried to establish their status, the Teutonic Order would inevitably become involved.
BONUS - The Ancient World Cup Final
A special preview of the Ancient World Cup Final between the Ancient Egyptians and The Romans
Vol 4 Ep 51 - BATTLE - The Battle on the Ice ( 1242 )
1242 - Paganism remained dominant in the north-east corner of Europe, but the race to convert the natives brought the Western Catholic Crusaders into conflict with the Eastern Orthodox Russians. The resulting conflict took place on the surface of a frozen lake.
Vol 4 Ep 51 debrief - The Battle on the Ice
An exclusive subscribers' episode revealing more about the sources used for this week's episode and some of the latest developments and news from the podcast.