The Podcast History Of Our World

Rob Monaco

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It's the history of our world from the Big Bang to the Modern Age! Well...eventually at least. Every episode has FINALLY been remastered, touched up, and had the numbering fixed. TPHOOW is back in action!

20:04 | Oct 14th, 2015

Why legends? Because the first four kings of Rome have no historical corroborating evidence! I mean, they probably existed...seems like an awful lot of detail for supposedly fictional people...but we'll most likely never know for sure. That won't sto...Show More

22:13 | Oct 2nd, 2016

The original title was going to be Tarquin and the Roman Republic, but I'm saving that in case I ever start a synthpop group. But anyways, it really is the Roman Republic! We made it, although in all fairness it's not quite the Republic just yet. Not...Show More
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43:39 | Jul 6th, 2016

It's not a podcasting mirage - it really is a new episode! And it's a long'un to make up for all the time we've been apart. So what do you say? Ready to come back to Rome? Sure you are!

21:02 | Sep 21st, 2015

Ave Podcastorians! This is it - our first foray into the hallowed halls of Roman history, although in typical TPHOOW tradition...there's very little actual 'history' in this episode. Oh c'mon you know you missed it! And HEY who's that introducing th...Show More

27:08 | Mar 27th, 2015

This is it podcastorians, our last Carthage-centric episode for a bit! I thought about splitting this one in two but nahhhh if we're going to have one last Punic episode, then it should be a lengthy one! Now there may be a slight delay getting the ne...Show More

22:51 | Mar 19th, 2015

Yes we’re still on Carthage, but Agathocles is the one in the spotlight here! He’s just so morally bankrupt, so diabolically fixated on personal glory, so obsessed with being the biggest Alexander the Great fanboy, that it’s just too good a story to ...Show More

21:36 | Mar 11th, 2015

The war for control of Sicily drags on and neither side looks particularly good in this! Tyrants, distrustful generals, poisonous politicians, and all around yuckiness. This was going to be the last chapter for now, but I came across a historical fig...Show More

24:00 | Mar 5th, 2015

The confrontation between the Hellenic and the Punic world was inevitable, but the battleground would be Sicily, a land quite near and dear to me! It's here that the balance of power would sway back and forth in a seemingly futile struggle. Of course...Show More

21:33 | Feb 24th, 2015

Carthage always seems to take a backseat in history to another big player in the Mediterranean. It could be because it's really tough to find solid writing on them...but hey, when has fact and evidence ever stopped this podcast! So we stretch things ...Show More

22:15 | Jan 24th, 2015

King Zheng is all fired up to take on...well, pretty much everybody else! And in this episode we'll take a look at the short but important dynasty he founded. Then it's time to say goodbye for now to China!

13:58 | Jan 6th, 2015

Let's start 2015 off with one of the best historical stories out of this time period! How does Qin go from a weird backwards region to conquering all of Zhongguo? And can a person's childhood explain why they become jerks later in life? Hmmmm...maybe...Show More

17:59 | Dec 31st, 2014

How many philosophers can we cover in one episode? 100? Ah…well no, but six is pretty good!

18:52 | Dec 19th, 2014

Who says you can’t condense 300 years of interstate fighting amongst hundreds of states into a near 20 minute episode? Well. I found a way!

14:01 | Nov 28th, 2014

The Zhou might be the longest dynasty in Chinese history, but that's not entirely accurate! Their rule is divided into two parts because of what happens in this episode. Also featured here, is a reason why you SHOULD look a gift horse in the mouth!

17:13 | Oct 29th, 2014

The second dynasty of China, although it's the first we have written evidence for! The Shang certainly have an interesting history, although it's kind of all feeling like deja vu...

13:24 | Oct 7th, 2014

Armed with more primary sources, it's time to embark on our tour of China's dynasties! And where better to start then with the one people can't even agree existed.

14:32 | Sep 1st, 2014

We begin our tour of ancient China! Gonna throw it out there right now, I do my best with the pronunciations. I think they're decent but they're not perfect. If you want to hear fluent speakers there are two excellent Chinese History podcasts availab...Show More

13:31 | Aug 1st, 2014

In this, our last exciting episode in Ancient India, we'll see what happens when good empires go bad! We're condensing a lot of 'civilizations' into this wrap-up episode - Baktrians, Kushans, and the always hard to pronounce Yuezhi, or Yueh-chih. Bot...Show More

19:37 | Jul 25th, 2014

India's greatest emperor isn't known for his military conquests or building projects or really anything else other emperors do! What Ashoka has that others don't is a genuine compassion for life and a desire to spread happiness. Well, I mean, after ...Show More

15:37 | Jul 12th, 2014

I originally planned this as a one shot episode on the Mauryans, but there's too many good stories! Also in this episode, our Macedonian timeline crosses into our current one. Normally you don't want to cross streams but since I don't see any ancient...Show More

13:28 | Jul 5th, 2014

First off it's pronounced mah-guh-duh, not maGAHdah - so I got it right! Keep your ears open for a word I just can't say right no many how many times I try! This was initially supposed to be a longer episode but then I found a neat story that I had t...Show More

18:11 | Jun 27th, 2014

Smells episode on some very important religious figures of Indian history!

19:02 | May 18th, 2014

An episode in which I try to mispronounce as many languages as possible, and then attempt to reconcile massive historical controversies in just under 20 minutes. Fun!

12:09 | Apr 17th, 2014

Our first episode in India! Although really most of it takes place in Pakistan. Not that either exist at this point. And it's another episode based on no written information whatsoever! Hooray!

29:48 | Mar 18th, 2014

Who says you can't condense the life and adventures of Western Civilization's most famous conqueror into two episodes? We wind up our travels with Alexander in this, our final episode with the ancient Greeks!    Oh who am I kidding. I'm sure we'll ...Show More

28:33 | Mar 6th, 2014

Was he so great? Well his mom certainly thought so, and so did he! And really, when it comes right down to it, he did more by 20 than pretty much everybody since then.  Lousy overachievers... Featuring a guest introduction by the podcaster who has ...Show More

24:01 | Feb 19th, 2014

You can't talk about Alexander without talking about his dad, Philip II! Without him Macedon wouldn't have all the institutions and military doohickeys that let Alex pretty much go straight to work on the Persians.

19:22 | Feb 2nd, 2014

It took a lot of self control to not include war, fighting, or any form of soldiers with pointy objects trying to poke other soldiers with pointy objects in this episode! Don't you start falling asleep on me, I ASSURE you it's interesting! And for yo...Show More

24:39 | Dec 27th, 2013

Will the brutal militarism of Sparta triumph against the brutal democracy of Athens? And Socrates - what's up with him? Doesn't he know that every rose has its thorn just like every night has its dawn? With a guest introduction from Benjamin Ashwell...Show More

17:12 | Dec 17th, 2013

In which a bunch of Ancient Greeks remember that they never really liked each other in the first place and off to war they go!