History of the World podcast-logo

History of the World podcast

History Podcasts

This is the History of the World podcast!!! The incredible story of the human history of the world. Come and join us on this incredible journey!

This is the History of the World podcast!!! The incredible story of the human history of the world. Come and join us on this incredible journey!


United Kingdom


This is the History of the World podcast!!! The incredible story of the human history of the world. Come and join us on this incredible journey!




Vol 3 Ep 66 - Ancient China: The Qin Dynasty

900 - 210 BCE - How the outlying Qin state come to rule over the whole of China, and the unique story of the first emperor and how this short lived dynasty has left an immortal legacy for the emperor who wanted to be immortal.


Vol 3 Ep 65 - Ancient China: The Zhou Dynasty

1046 - 256 BCE - The longest of all dynasties in Chinese history but certainly not the strongest. This episode covers the Spring and Autumn period and the Warring States period with special reference to Confucianism, Taoism and Legalism.


BONUS - Nick Barksdale interviews Chris Hasler

2019 - Between the publication of Volume Two and Volume Three, Chris was interviewed by the man behind the successful YouTube channel, the Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Nick Barksdale. Here is the audio version.


Vol 3 Ep 64 - Abrahamic Religion ( Christianity / Islam / Judaism )

1300 BCE - 900 CE - History has seen repeated tensions between the three Abrahamic religions whose history is intertwined and all come from the same original theory of there being one almighty God. The different interpretations of God's teachings have divided the monotheistic followers into distinct religions and sects of those religions too.


Vol 3 Ep 63 - Ancient Indian Religion ( Buddhism / Hinduism )

3300 BCE - 570 CE - How did Hinduism and Buddhism emergence and how did each religion cope with the fragmentation or their followers? Why do we see so little of Buddhism in India despite the continued protection and preservation of the Bodhi Tree there?


Vol 3 Ep 62 - The Gupta Empire

320 - 570 - Indian lands ruled by Indian people. The lands of the subcontinent moved forward into their own prosperous Classical Age. Find out what they did and how this era came and went.


Vol 3 Ep 61 - The Kushan Empire

30 - 375 - They migrated across the steppe as nomads and then plugged a gap between all of the mightiest empires of the world. They controlled the interesting new trade route between east and west, but no-one talks about them much by comparison. That is until this week!


Vol 3 Ep 60 - PROFILE - Ashoka the Great

304 - 232 BCE - One of history's most profoundly affected emperors who would have to turn to religion in order to combat his guilt. Find out how Ashoka affected Buddhism and how Buddhism affected Ashoka.


Vol 3 Ep 59 - The Maurya Empire

600 - 185 BCE - It's time to bring our story of the Indian subcontinent up to date with particular focus of Chandragupta Maurya, Chanakya and Ashoka the Great, and the emergence of the early Vedic religions.


Vol 3 Ep 58 - BATTLE - The Battle of the Catalaunian Plains ( 451 )

451 - In an era of kings and commanders, all of central Europe picked their side and clashed on the Catalaunian plains. The battle was so brutal that it never ended.


Vol 3 Ep 57 - The Huns ( Attila )

370 - 469 - Attila the Hun was a very real threat to both the Eastern and Western Roman Empires. How could a simple leader of the barbarian confederation cause so much terror to the most dominant players in Europe?


Vol 3 Ep 56 - The Scythians

1000 - 100 BCE - Who's in for a round of drug-fueled blood drinking, alongside cutting chunks out of your own ears and fastening as many human scalps as possible onto your horse's bridle to see who the greatest warrior of the Steppe is?


Vol 3 Ep 55 - Migration Period of Europe

300 - 570 - In an episode that could turn out to be worse than a sports programme reporting on a draft or a transfer window, we find out who was going where and at what price during the middle of the first millennium in Europe.


Vol 3 Ep 54 - BATTLE - The Battle of Adrianople ( 378 ) ( Goths )

378 - A vital crossroads in the timeline of the Roman Empire comes when thousands of Germans come flooding across the Roman border looking for refuge and Romans look to exploit the situation. Many interesting factors will contribute to the outcome which will leave scars in the minds of everyone involved.


Vol 3 Ep 53 - The Celts

450 BCE - 60 CE - The original barbarians to the Romans, with their appetite for war and their mysterious past. There are bound to be a thing or two that you never knew about these peoples whose legacy is just as strong as the Romans.


Vol 3 Ep 52 - SUMMARY - Ancient Rome, Part Two

41 - 476 - The story of the Principate and the Dominate which includes the struggles of the Jews and the rise of Christianity as well as the pressures from the barbarians and the factors that led to the ultimate split of the Empire and the fall of the West.


Vol 3 Ep 51 - SUMMARY - Ancient Rome, Part One

753 BCE - 14 CE - From the foundation of Rome by King Romulus to the beginning of the Empire with Emperor Augustus and everything in between.


Vol 3 Ep 50 - The Fall of the Western Roman Empire

337 - 476 - The fall of the western Roman Empire is the story of how barbarian tribes had learned and evolved from the empire on its doorstep, and when the Huns arrived in Europe, how those tribes were forced to pressurise the Romans and the subsequent consequences.


Vol 3 Ep 49 - BATTLE - The Battle of the Milvian Bridge ( 312 )

312 - Was this the battle that caused Christianity to become the globally mighty religion that we know today, or did the Christian scribes of history use Constantine as a propaganda tool to push the word of Jesus into the consciousness of everybody?


Vol 3 Ep 48 - Ancient Rome: The Reign of Constantine

305 - 330 - This period begins with the retirement of Diocletian to the opening of the new capital city of Constantinople. What is Constantine the Great's true legacy to history and was this the end of Classical Rome?