A podcast blog that will cover the history of humanity from the rise of homo sapiens to the modern day and all the really good parts in between. Amaze yourself with all the history you'll learn and impress your friends! Be the envy of everyone at trivia night and annoy your neighbors with your knowledge during really bad historical movies.
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 available for your listening pleasure. Check them out!
Apologies to those checking their feeds and seeing this instead of episode 50! Please don't skip this one over although it's ok if you do...I'll understand...Naw it's cool. Episode 50 will be out later this month!
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. Both versions give my tongue a headache...which is weird.
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 a youth spent doing the opposite...details, details!
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 Sumerian god/goddesses lying around I think we're all good.