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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!
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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!

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English


Episodes

Unscripted (10) ( Homo luzonensis )

10/19/2019
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A new species of hominin was named in 2019 called Homo luzonensis. What is it, and where does it fit into our story of human evolution?

Duration:00:24:56

Unscripted (9)

10/12/2019
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A short and sweet debrief following the conclusion of volume two, and a look ahead at what is coming soon.

Duration:00:14:43

37: Vol 2 Ep 37 - SUMMARY - The Ancient World, Part Two

10/5/2019
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1750 - 700 BCE - Continuing the journey through the Bronze Age, crossing over the Late Bronze Age Collapse and into the Iron Age, to a time where history meets the origin of modern religion.

Duration:00:53:15

36: Vol 2 Ep 36 - SUMMARY - The Ancient World, Part One

9/28/2019
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3000 - 1750 BCE - The rise of powerful kingdoms and civilisations in Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Indus Valley, bronzeworking in Europe and China and long distance trade and construction in the Americas.

Duration:00:42:15

35: Vol 2 Ep 35 - Ancient medicine

9/21/2019
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10000 - 700 BCE - The Neolithic Revolution was a huge leap forward for humankind, but it came at a price in regard to our health. How did we interpret these new ailments and diseases and how did we combat them?

Duration:00:40:19

34: Vol 2 Ep 34 - Ancient weaponry

9/14/2019
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2500000 - 700 BCE - Why did we start killing each other and how come we were so good at it?

Duration:00:41:47

33: Vol 2 Ep 33 - Archaic Americas

9/7/2019
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7000 - 700 BCE - Starting in Mesoamerica, we head south to explore the rainforests, highlands and savannah of South America, before heading to the Arctic tundra and heading south again to the grasslands and woodlands of the modern United States.

Duration:00:40:49

32: Vol 2 Ep 32 - Chavín culture

8/31/2019
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3500 - 200 BCE - In the mysterious Peruvian highlands, people were gathering from far and wide to take a psychedelic journey into a dark labyrinth to meet the ferocious looking jaguar deity of the Chavin.

Duration:00:40:47

31: Vol 2 Ep 31 - The Olmecs

8/24/2019
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1600 - 400 BCE - Just what was the Olmec fascination with rubber balls all about? Did the Olmecs copy the Egyptians by constructing the first Mesoamerican pyramid?

Duration:00:36:05

30: Vol 2 Ep 30 - Ancient China: Shang dynasty

8/17/2019
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1750 - 1046 BCE - Plotting the rise and fall of the Shang dynasty where archaeology meets traditional stories. An incredible bronze age with innovative techniques and the comparison of cultural advances with the rest of the world.

Duration:00:47:19

29: Vol 2 Ep 29 - Neolithic cultures of China

8/10/2019
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7000 - 1750 BCE - What happened before the Shang dynasty? We have the traditional stories to go by, but does it stack up against the archaeological evidence?

Duration:00:42:50

28: Vol 2 Ep 28 - Indo-European languages

8/3/2019
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7000 BCE onwards - Proto-Indo-Europeans are believed to have spoken a language ancestral to over four hundred languages of the modern world. Why do we believe this when there is no firm evidence of a Proto-Indo-European language though?

Duration:00:42:24

27: Vol 2 Ep 27 - Mohenjo-daro

7/27/2019
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2500 - 1600 BCE - The city of Mohenjo-daro has some surprisingly modern civil aspects. This episode explores the discoveries and suggest what they can tell us about the people who lived there.

Duration:00:38:09

26: Vol 2 Ep 26 - Indus Valley Civilisation ( Harappans )

7/20/2019
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3300 - 1600 BCE - A mysterious, but peaceful and successful trading civilisation. Their undeciphered script cannot hide some amazing and unique aspects.

Duration:00:42:17

25: Vol 2 Ep 25 - The Trojan War ( Troy )

7/13/2019
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1190 BCE? - The Trojan War is a mythological story about a city called Troy which was attacked after a large wooden horse was pulled into the city secretly containing Greek warriors. Is there any chance that it could be based on truth?

Duration:00:45:28

24: Vol 2 Ep 24 - Mycenaean Greece

7/6/2019
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1600 - 1070 BCE - Mythology and archaeology are the ingredients of a good ancient period story and the Mycenaeans are no exception. The rise and fall of the first civilised mainland Greeks.

Duration:00:50:34

23: Vol 2 Ep 23 - The Minoan civilisation

6/29/2019
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2000 - 1450 BCE - Our first European civilisation takes us to the island of Crete in the Mediterranean where we learn of bare breasted ladies, bull-leaping, huge palaces and the ferocious Minotaur in the labrynth.

Duration:00:44:58

22: Vol 2 Ep 22 - The History of Writing, Part Two

6/22/2019
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1200 BCE - 900 CE - Alphabets emerged from early writing systems and were so practical that they evolved and supplanted many of the systems in place around the world. Find out how.

Duration:00:38:56

21: Vol 2 Ep 21 - The History of Writing, Part One

6/15/2019
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3300 - 1200 BCE - What is writing and why did people start doing it? We analyse the earliest known writing systems and read between the lines.

Duration:00:45:39

20: Vol 2 Ep 20 - SUMMARY - Ancient Egypt

6/8/2019
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3150 - 30 BCE - A rapid, rollercoaster ride through three thousand years of drama, dynasties, deities, disputes and development. Who can resist?

Duration:00:52:57