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A podcast dedicated to the history of Persia, and the great empires that ruled there beginning with the Achaemenid Empire of Cyrus the Great and the foundation of an imperial legacy that directly impacted ancient civilizations from Rome to China, and everywhere in between. Join me as we explore the cultures, militaries, religions, successes, and failures of some of the greatest empires of the ancient world.

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A podcast dedicated to the history of Persia, and the great empires that ruled there beginning with the Achaemenid Empire of Cyrus the Great and the foundation of an imperial legacy that directly impacted ancient civilizations from Rome to China, and everywhere in between. Join me as we explore the cultures, militaries, religions, successes, and failures of some of the greatest empires of the ancient world.

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English


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126! A Brave New World

7/21/2024
History of Persia is back as we enter the Hellenistic Age. From a veterans' revolt in Bactria to the Lamian War in Greece, Perdiccas became the new regent of Alexander the Great's Empire in a chaotic time of shifting allegiances. The Hellenistic Age Podcast https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/ Visit https://HoPfulMedia.com.co to support this show! Support | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:42:56

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What is Hellenism w/ Derek from The Hellenistic Age Podcast

7/14/2024
I sat down for a chat with Derek from the Hellenistic Age Podcast (@HellenisticPod) so he could explain the basics of Hellenism and this new era that emerged in the aftermath of Alexander the Great's conquests. The Hellenistic Age Podcast https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/ Visit https://HoPfulMedia.com.co to support this show! Support | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:01:06:29

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Must Listen Announcement!!!! (and the History of Gold minisode)

6/26/2024
Very important announcements and updates about History of Persia and America: Secret Wars. Please visit our new fundraising page at HoPfulMedia.com.co ! Patrons look for a special update just for you posting imminently! New subscribers use code ALEXANDER to get 1 month free when you sign up before July 31, 2024 New annual subscribers use code GIZISTAG to get the first 2 months free before July 31, 2024 Visit us on YouTube at YouTube.com/@hopfulmedia! Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:30:33

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Episode 2 Remastered

6/16/2024
Last time, we got up to speed on what was going on in the Near East in the centuries before the Persians showed up. What we didn't cover, was who exactly are these "Persians," and what were they doing while their future empire was being taken over by the Assyrians. This time, we figure that out as we follow some steppe nomads called the Proto-Indo-Europeans on their 3000-ish year journey to becoming the Persians. Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:52:54

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Episode 1 Remastered!

6/6/2024
Remastered - Here we go, episode 1! Now, as much as I want to get to Persian history, we should probably know at least a little bit about the world before the Persians got there, so this is you lightspeed tour of the Near East, from about 1200 BCE to 616 BCE. Maps for everything are available on the website. Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:50:36

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[Ex] Creation by Gore Vidal - Swords Sorcery & Socialism Crossover Part 2

5/29/2024
Trevor and Aurora from Swords, Sorcery, and Socialism found the perfect crossover episode with Creation by Gore Vidal: a historical fiction novel set in the 5th Century BCE that follows a fictional descendant of Zoroaster on his worldwide journey to understand the mysteries of the universe. Patreon | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:01:06:31

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[Ex] Creation by Gore Vidal - Swords Sorcery & Socialism Crossover Part 1

5/20/2024
Trevor and Aurora from Swords, Sorcery, and Socialism found the perfect crossover episode with Creation by Gore Vidal: a historical fiction novel set in the 5th Century BCE that follows a fictional descendant of Zoroaster on his worldwide journey to understand the mysteries of the universe. Patreon | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:01:24:55

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What if Cyrus III? Choose Your Own Alt History Live

5/11/2024
This is audio from the live event with Sariel and Umberto from So You Think You Can Rule Persia last year. I wrote a wildly over complicated Choose Your Own Adventure script about alternate histories if Cyrus the Younger defeated Artaxerxes II. So You Think You Can Rule Persia Patreon | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:01:53:01

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125.2 Ask Me Anything Again... Again

5/3/2024
You, the listeners of this very podcast, are phenomenal, thoughtful, inquisitive people. So I have done my very best to answer your many, many questions about the Achaemenid Persian Empire, Alexander the Great, and myself. Patreon | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram History of the Celts r/AskHistorians post about supply lines Patreon RSS feed instructions Persian Music by ItShowTimeMusic The Complete Fragments of Ctesias of Cnidus by Andrew Nichols Ctesias' History of Persia: Tales of the Orient by Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones and James Robson Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:56:44

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125.1: Ask Me Anything Again

4/30/2024
You, the listeners of this very podcast, are phenomenal, thoughtful, inquisitive people. So I have done my very best to answer your many, many questions about the Achaemenid Persian Empire, Alexander the Great, and myself. Patreon | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram r/AskHistorians post about supply lines Patreon RSS feed instructions Persian Music by ItShowTimeMusic The Complete Fragments of Ctesias of Cnidus by Andrew Nichols Ctesias' History of Persia: Tales of the Orient by Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones and James Robson Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:56:36

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124: All Hail the New Gods

4/14/2024
A new Hellenistic Age is dawning in the History of Persia, and with it come new Hellenistic gods and beliefs. Everyone is at least vaguely familiar with Greek mythology, but before we go any further, we should all be on the same page. Patreon | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:45:27

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ASW 04: Triesta, a hot start to the Cold War II

4/2/2024
Trevor is joined by Roberto Toro and Brendan Foster (@foster_writing) of The History of Saqartvelo Georgia (@History_Georgia) and Tsar Power (@TsarPowerPod) podcasts to discuss the post war occupation of Trieste and how tensions with Yugoslavia almost started World War III less than a year after World War II. Patreon | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Goldstein - Trieste, October 1945 to January 1947 Jenning - Flashpoint Trieste: The First Battle of the Cold War Allock - Border and Territorial Disputes Rogers Churchill and Slany - Foreign Relations of the United States, 1946, Eastern Europe... Winston Churchill - "Iron Curtain" Speech Dinardo - Glimpse of an Old World Order? Reconsidering the Trieste Crisis of 1945 Morrison - Eastern Europe and the West NYT - Attack on U.S. Airplane; Patterson says shooting down of Americans was 'Wicked' and... NYT - Text of 2 U.s. Notes Answer Yugoslavia; His Plane Downed The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 23 August 1946 Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:01:01:52

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ASW 03: Trieste, a hot start to the Cold War I

3/25/2024
Trevor is joined by Roberto Toro and Brendan Foster (@foster_writing) of The History of Saqartvelo Georgia (@History_Georgia) and Tsar Power (@TsarPowerPod) podcasts to discuss the post war occupation of Trieste and how tensions with Yugoslavia almost started World War III less than a year after World War II. Patreon | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Goldstein - Trieste, October 1945 to January 1947 Jenning - Flashpoint Trieste: The First Battle of the Cold War Allock - Border and Territorial Disputes Rogers Churchill and Slany - Foreign Relations of the United States, 1946, Eastern Europe... Winston Churchill - "Iron Curtain" Speech Dinardo - Glimpse of an Old World Order? Reconsidering the Trieste Crisis of 1945 Morrison - Eastern Europe and the West NYT - Attack on U.S. Airplane; Patterson says shooting down of Americans was 'Wicked' and... NYT - Text of 2 U.s. Notes Answer Yugoslavia; His Plane Downed The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 23 August 1946 Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:01:03:33

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123: Fever Pitch

3/19/2024
Nowruz Mubarak! To celebrate the year 1394/2413/3762, I killed The Accursed Alexander of Rome, and covered the aftermath. Patreon | Support Page | STORE Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:36:09

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ASW: America's Very First War II

3/11/2024
For part 2, Trevor is joined by Asha (@Herbo_Anarchist) of the “Swords, Sorcery, and Socialism” podcast (@SwordsNSocPod) to explain Secret Wars and discuss the first ever war fought by the United States’ armed forces after gaining independence: a border dispute between Georgia and the Muskogee (Creek) Confederacy from 1785-1790. Download Patreon | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Saunt – A New Order of Things: Property, Power, and the Transformation of the Creek Indians, 1733-1816 Scurry – The Oconee War Parts 1-3 Smith – History of the Georgia Militia, 1783-1861 Chappell – Georgia History Stories Coulter – Elijah Clarke’s Foreign Intrigues and the “Trans-Oconee Republic” Haynes – Patrolling the Border: Theft and Violence on the Creek-Georgia Frontier, 1770-1796 Kokomoor – Let Us Try to Make Each Other Happy, and Not Wretched”: the Creek-Georgian Frontier Kokomoor – Creeks, Federalists, and the Idea of Coexistence in the Early Republic Scurry – A Considerable Tract of Country Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:01:10:06

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122: Alexander in Love

3/9/2024
Alexander the Great had many relationships, both romantic and familial. From mother and father, Olympias and Philip, to a vast array of step-mothers and siblings to at least four romantic and sexual partners, the Macedonian royal family was as vast as it was confusing and controversial. Patreon | Support Page | STORE Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:37:01

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ASW: America's Very First War I

3/3/2024
For the very first episode of America: Secret Wars, Trevor is joined by Asha (@HerboAnarchist) of the “Swords, Sorcery, and Socialism” podcast to explain Secret Wars and discuss the first ever war fought by the United States’ armed forces after gaining independence: a border dispute between Georgia and the Muskogee (Creek) Confederacy from 1785-1790. Patreon | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Saunt – A New Order of Things: Property, Power, and the Transformation of the Creek Indians, 1733-1816 Scurry – The Oconee War Parts 1-3 Smith – History of the Georgia Militia, 1783-1861 Chappell – Georgia History Stories Coulter – Elijah Clarke’s Foreign Intrigues and the “Trans-Oconee Republic” Haynes – Patrolling the Border: Theft and Violence on the Creek-Georgia Frontier, 1770-1796 Kokomoor – Let Us Try to Make Each Other Happy, and Not Wretched”: the Creek-Georgian Frontier Kokomoor – Creeks, Federalists, and the Idea of Coexistence in the Early Republic Scurry – A Considerable Tract of Country Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:01:05:02

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A Great, Big, Announcement (and the coins of Alexander the Great)

3/2/2024
A massive announcement episode to explain my new podcast: America - Secret Wars, some news about the History of Persia, and Alexander the Great's coinage. Listen to America: Secret Wars Apple | Spotify | RSS Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:30:54

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121: The Conquests to Come

2/17/2024
In 323 BCE, Alexander the Great was preparing for future campaigns. Some sources say that Alexander wanted to defeat Carthage. Others say Alexander planned to attack Rome, but the most likely candidate was actually Alexander's planned Arabian campaign. Patreon | Support Page | STORE Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:27:58

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120: King the Conqueror

2/10/2024
In 324 BCE, Alexander the Great took his first real break from war since he became king. At Susa, he orchestrated the mass marriage of his highest officers with Iranian noblewomen and honored the war heroes of his recent campaigns. Alexander faced another mutiny at Opis before heading to Ecbatana, where his closest companion, Hephaestion, died suddenly of an unknown illness, throwing the king into a deep depression. Patreon | Support Page | STORE Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: www.rosettastone.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/history-of-persia/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:35:53