Friday, 28 December 2012

Learning Latin: Lesson 8 - The Third Declension.

Lesson 8 of Learning Latin has been released. We take a gander at that most confusing of declensions, the third.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 27 - Lake Trasimene

This week we bring the narrative up to the second great battle of the Second Punic War, the Battle of Lake Trasimene. We look at Gaius Flaminius Nepos, evaluate whether he was perhaps competent, follow the crossing of the Arno and examine how Hannibal executed one of the most successful ambushes in world history. We also close out the podcast for 2012, I'll see you next year!
http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode27-LakeTrasimene/Episode27.mp3

Sunday, 16 December 2012

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 26 - In the Bleak Midwinter

This week we mostly go back to the norm. We have a round up of last week, going over future plans for 'Let's Talk' episodes and the book. After this we take a look at what happened after the Trebia, the sacking of Victumulae, Hannibal's use of wigs and his abortive attempt to cross the Apennines. Find the episode on iTunes or right here.

http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode26-InTheBleakMidwinter/Episode26.mp3

Sunday, 9 December 2012

A History Of: Hannibal. 25th Episode Spectacular - Let's Talk Rome

This week we celebrate the show hitting 25 episodes by doing our first ever 'Let's Talk' episode. I invite my lovely friend Hannie Kirkham onto the show and we talk about Rome for 2 hours, answering your questions. Topics discussed include the weather, is Rome Overrated, could Hannibal have won the Punic wars, football managers, Albert the Fifth Musketeer, green-orange colour blindness, how the show is made, the length of my beard and which actor should play Hannibal in film. Cameos are made by Zack Twamley, Jamie Jeffers and Ray Harris. Oh yes, and the Alexander book is released! I hope you enjoy the show!

http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.25thEpisodeSpectacular-LetsTalkRome/25thEpisode.mp3

Sunday, 2 December 2012

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 24 - Trebia

Episode 24 - Trebia, is out! This week I battle a cold, attempting to cover the battle of the Trebia. We look at the events leading up to the battle and Hannibal's ambush.
http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode24-Trebia/Episode24.mp3


Time Commanders - Battle of Trebia
Battle Plan - Battle of Trebia

Sunday, 25 November 2012

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 23 - The First Line of Defence

This week we cover Hannibal's actions after crossing the Alps and the first battle of the war, the Battle of the Ticinus, fought between Hannibal and Publius Cornelius Scipio. We also introduce his son, a certain Scipio Africanus. Find it on iTunes or right here.

http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode23-TheFirstLineOfDefence/Episode23.mp3

Sunday, 18 November 2012

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 22 - Treacherous

This week we cover treacherous Gallic tribes, Hannibal's treacherous crossing of the Alps and the song Treacherous by Taylor Swift. Featuring special guest Robin Pierson of the podcast, The History of Byzantium. Get the episode on iTunes or right here.

http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode22-Treacherous/Episode22.mp3

Sunday, 11 November 2012

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 21 - My Side of the Mountains

This week we cover the first conflict between the Romans and Carthaginians in the war, as well as beginning Hannibal's journey over the Alps. http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode21-MySideOfTheMountains/Episode21.mp3

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

York Meetup!

Are you going to be in York on November 25th 2012? If so come hang out with me and Jamie Jeffers!

Sunday, 4 November 2012

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 20 - Gauls and Elephants

This week we cover the Gallic revolt of 218 BC, as well as bringing Hannibal over the Rhone and introducing the elephants. But, this is not the most important thing. Episode 2 has been rerecorded and is available on iTunes or right here! http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode2-MeetTheRomans-Part1-New/Episode2New.mp3 Also announced is the first ever TheHistoryOf Podcast meet up! We'll be hanging out with Jamie Jeffers of the British History Podcast at 5PM on the 25th of November in the Black Swan Inn, York. It should be a ton of fun and I hope to see you there! Also announced is the 25th Episode Specular! I'd love to have a bit of a Q&A, so if you want to know about the podcast, how it’s made, the origin story, future projects, about me, about Manchester City, about Hannibal, about Rome, Carthage, the Punic Wars, Alexander the great, maybe you’d want to guest introduce the show, maybe you have some ideas about something for the 25th episode, whether it be something to talk about or something to do, for all of the above and more, please let me know. Just nothing about the X factor, I can’t stand that rubbish. I’m sure you know how to contact me, but, if you don’t, you can contact me by sending me an email, thehistoryofpodcast@gmail.com, or on Facebook and Twitter. Facebook.com/thehistoryofpodcast and twitter.com/thehistoryofpod. Oh yeah, if you want to find the episode it is on iTunes or right here. http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode20-GaulsAndElephants/Episode20.mp3

Sunday, 28 October 2012

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 19 - The Journey Begins

This is episode 19 of A History Of: Hannibal. The Journey Begins. This week we begin Hannibal's journey to Italy. We assess his options in the winter of 219-218 and find out why he had to invade Italy by land. We then follow him as he journey's to Gades, before heading north and crossing the Ebro. Find it on iTunes or right here. http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode19-TheJourneyBegins/Episode19.mp3

Sunday, 21 October 2012

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 18: Saguntum

Hi guys! This is episode 18 of the podcast. This week we slow down the pace. Having looked at the break out of the Second Punic War last episode, we now look at the specifics of the siege of Saguntum. Also included is a description of the podcast's facelift and a preview of the second Project History Cage Match. Find it on iTunes or right here. http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode18-Saguntum/Episode18.mp3

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Project History Cage Match #2 - Rome: Overrated?

The second Project History Cage Match is out! You can find the full episode right here or on the British History Podcast feed. http://thebritishhistorypodcast.com/?p=831 In this episode myself and Jamie Jeffers of The British History Podcast argue that Rome is overrated, while Rome's defence is argued by Roifield Brown of How Jamaica Conquered the World, Jordan Harbour of The Twilight Histories Podcast, Ray Harris of The World War II History Podcast and Zack Twamley of When Diplomacy Fails. It is an hour long episode, and we cover a great variety of topics. You should listen if you want to here me argue the Roman army wasn't that great, observe Jamie passionately defend the Celts, see Zack developing a running gag, learn about Roifield's love of Roman currency, know why Carthage gives Jordan the heebie jeebies, and most importantly of all, find out just why Ray was nearly arrested in the library car park.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 17 - The Iber

Episode 17 - The Iber is out! This week we begin the Second Punic War. We have an overview of Hannibal's character, then go into some detail about whether Hannibal was planning war with Rome, who broke the Iber treaty and who started the Second Punic War. Also the episode has sound effects. Awesome right? Find it either right here on or iTunes.

http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode17-TheIber/Episode17.mp3

If you wish to nominate the show for the 2012 Podcast Awards visit podcastawards.comThe Complete Guide To Everything and The RoosterTeeth Podcast are also awesome shows so remember to nominate them.

Maps: The Ebro.
The Jucar.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 16 - The New Town

Episode 16 - The New Town is out! This week we look at Hasdrubal's consolidation of the Carthaginian position in Spain, briefly mention the Ebro Treaty and go on a very pleasant tangent about the Spanish Navy.

http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode16-TheNewTown/Episode16.mp3

Sunday, 23 September 2012

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 15 - Stabbed in the Back.

This week we look at the Hamilcar's invasion of Spain. We examine the situation in Spain, and Hamilcar's motives. We look in detail about why it is unlikely Hamilcar was plotting revenge. Featuring as a special guest Ray Harris of the History Of WWII Podcast. You can find it on iTunes or right here.
http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode15-StabbedInTheBack/Episode15.mp3

Sunday, 16 September 2012

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 14 - Meanwhile at Carthage.

Episode 14 - Meanwhile, At Carthage is out! And can be found here --> http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode14-MeanwhileAtCarthage/Episode14.mp3 or on iTunes. This week we look at the Mercenary War in Carthage, as well as including a special feature. 10 minutes of the first 'Project History Cage Match', staring myself, Jamie Jeffers, Roifield Brown, Zack Twamley and Ray Harris.

Maps:

Carthaginian North Africa

Friday, 14 September 2012

Project History - Joint Podcast Episode 1

Hey guys, it's Friday night (in the UK anyway), and what could possibly be more fun than listening to 5 of your favourite podcasters argue about history? Do you want to here myself, Jamie Jeffers, Ray Harris, Roifield Brown and Zack Twamley argue over who the most influential person in history was? If so, you're in luck. Go check out the Project History Cage Match on the British History Podcast feed, or right here! http://thebritishhistorypodcast.com/?p=770

Sunday, 9 September 2012

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 13 - They Think It's All Over

This week topics discussed include classic moments in English football comentary and the European economy in 1946. We also get into Rome's invasions of Sardina, Illyria and the Po Valley. Find it on iTunes or here. http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode13-TheyThinkItsAllOver/Episode13.mp3 To help understand some references these videos may prove helpful.


Sunday, 2 September 2012

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 12 - The Siege of Lilybaeum. Part 3 - Hamilcar Barca

In this week's episode, which can be found here http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode12-TheSiegeOfLilybaeum.Part3-Hamilcar/Episode12.mp3, the siege of Lilybaeum comes to an end through matters elsewhere. We introduce Hamilcar Barca and end the First Punic War with the Battle of the Aegates Islands. Featuring Special guest Zack Twamley from the When Diplomacy Fails Podcast.

Friday, 31 August 2012

Podcasts Back on iTunes


As some of you have noticed, my podcasts have been removed from iTunes. But I have managed to get them back up, but with new names. Here are links if you could be so kind to resubscribe and write a review.


Sunday, 12 August 2012

Delay in episode 10

Sorry guys, I'm not feeling too good so there will be no new episode today. I'm not sure what I've got, but I doubt recording a podcast will help my voice/throat/chest in any way whatsoever. In that same vein I don't know when the next episode will be out but you will be the first to know.

My apologies,

Jamie

Sunday, 5 August 2012

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 9 - If at First You Don't Succeed

This week we cover Rome's attempts to recover after the invasion of Africa, and attempts to recover from that recovery and then recover from that recovery etc. Featuring special guest Jordan Harbour of the Twilight Histories Podcast. Check it out on iTunes or right here!

http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode9-IfAtFirstYouDontSucceed/Episode9.mp3

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Why I hate XML files

So, many of you have experienced problems downloading episodes 6 and 7 of Hannibal, indeed there have been issues with all of them. Here's why. Turns out I had an error in my RSS feed which completely broke it, I then realised this and fixed it. When doing so I renamed my RSS file from Hannibal.XML to Hannibal.xml as the capital letters were annoying me. Rather than fixing the problem this created a new feed iTunes wasn't connected to which I have since been updating, still leaving the feed iTunes is connected to broken. I have now fixed and updated the feed iTunes is connected to, so badabing-badaboom, problem fixed.

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 8 - How Not to Invade Africa

Hi all! This week we cover the disaster that was Rome's invasion of Africa and the genius that was Xanthippus. You can find the episode on iTunes, or maybe not. There has been a ton of trouble with iTunes not updating the podcast so if you cannot update the podcast, you can find the episode here.

http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode8-HowNotToInvadeAfrica/Episode8.mp3

Sunday, 22 July 2012

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 7 - How to Invade Africa

This week we get into classical naval technology as well as bringing the First Punic War from the Sack of Agrigentum to the Roman invasion of Africa. Find the episode on iTunes or right here.

http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode7-HowToInvadeAfrica/Episode7.mp3


Sunday, 15 July 2012

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 6 - Marauding Mamertines

The episode is out! Find it on iTunes or right here. This week we cover the First Punic War up to the Sack of Agrigentum and I announce a secret project.

http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode6-MaraudingMamertines/Episode6.mp3

Maps: Key locations in Sicily


Sunday, 1 July 2012

Sunday, 24 June 2012

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 4 - Meet the Romans! Part 3

This week we finish our introduction of the Romans. We take a look at Roman history from the revolution which threw out the kings through to the conquest of southern Italy. Find it right here or on iTunes.

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 4 - Meet the Romans! Part 3

Sunday, 17 June 2012

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 3 - Meet the Romans! Part 2

This week we continue our introduction of the Romans. We take a look at the Roman Army, Roman religion and ancient geography. Find the episode on iTunes or right here. Here also are the promised maps.
A History Of Hannibal. Episode3 - Meet The Romans Part 2

Ancient Mediterranean --> http://static.enotes.com/images/food/efc_01_img0023.jpg

Monday, 4 June 2012

Hannibal is now out on iTunes


Hannibal is out on iTunes!!!

US --> http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a-history-of-hannibal/id532972494

UK --> http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/a-history-of-hannibal/id532972494

Australia --> http://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-history-of-hannibal/id532972494

Canada --> http://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/a-history-of-hannibal/id532972494

New Zealand --> http://itunes.apple.com/nz/podcast/a-history-of-hannibal/id532972494

Sweden --> http://itunes.apple.com/se/podcast/a-history-of-hannibal/id532972494

India --> http://itunes.apple.com/in/podcast/a-history-of-hannibal/id532972494

Well... you get the idea. Enjoy! =D

Sunday, 3 June 2012

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 1 - Introduction

HANNIBAL IS OUT! This is the introduction, it can be listened to here or you can find it on iTunes. Enjoy!

http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode1-Introduction/Episode1.mp3

Monday, 28 May 2012

Learning Latin: Lesson 7 - Prepositions

This week we cover prepositions! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu_g12PKCjo&feature=youtu.be

Monday, 21 May 2012

Hannibal Release Plans


Really should give some idea of the schedule for the coming weeks now things are getting very close. In two weeks, specifically on Sunday 3rd June I'm going to upload Episode 1 - Introduction of Hannibal, which will be a short episode only a few minutes long. It will take a few days for iTunes to accept the new feed and I shall tell you as soon as it is available to download. I shall then release a 'trailer' on the Alexander feed informing people who unlike yourselves have not become involved in the podcast community. This means that by Sunday 10th June most listeners should know about Hannibal and will be able to join in as we delve into the back-story, that episode will probably focus on the Roman Constitution. That's probably enough detail, I'll go more into what exactly we shall be covering and what order we shall be covering it during the first episode. With regards to time-frames after that, I honestly have no idea how long this will take. Maybe 20 episodes, maybe 50. Either way it will be a fun journey and I look forward to re-joining your Monday routines in two weeks. See you then!

Jamie

Saturday, 19 May 2012

A Great Journey

A great journey starts with a single footstep, or in this case a single sentence.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Saturday, 28 April 2012

American Bibliography

Here you can find a list of books I recommend  They will cover a large verity of topics, mostly history obviously. This list will be expanded so make sure to check it out regularly.

My Work

A History Of: Alexander the Great

America Bibliography

The Penguin History of the USA - Hugh Brogan
A Land as God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America - James Horn
Jamestown: 1544-1699 - Carl Bridenbaugh
Virginia: The New Dominion - Virginius Dabney
1676 - Stephen Saunders Webb
A History of Colonial America - Max Savelle
The American Colonies: From Settlement to Independence - R.C. Simmons
Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation 1606-1646 - William T. Davis/J. Franklin Jameson
The Colonial Period of American History - Charles Andrews
The Pilgrim Republic: An Historical Review of the Colony of New Plymouth - John Goodwin
Revolution and Empire: English Politics and the American Colonies in the Seventeenth Century
The Barbarous Years: The Conflict of Civilisations 1600-1675 - Bernard Bailyn

Membership Bibliography

The Aztec Empire: The Toltec Resurgence - Nigel Davies
The Aztecs - Nigel Davies
The Aztecs - Brian Fagan

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Learning Latin: Lesson 5 - Simple Sentences

Is out! We, as you can guess, form some basic (and not so basic) sentences. After this you should be able to put your own sentences together, which is quite cool after only 5 lessons. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDxoXhLZ4nI

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Learning Latin: Lesson 1 - An Inflected Language

TheHistoryOf Podcast has released a new YouTube video! Learning Latin! In this series I will teach you Latin, you need know no Latin to start off and you should pick it up quite quickly, enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQehlnElw2M&list=UUtO1Qa82VZ3bGV_b9LMW_hQ&feature=plcp

New Podcast Logo












June 2012 shall see me release the third 'TheHistoryOf' podcast, A History Of: Hannibal. This will be the new logo.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Episode 24 - Conclusion

Hello and welcome to Episode 24 of A History Of: Alexander the Great. This episode we conclude, I recomend podcasts and say what I shall be doing next.

http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfAlexanderTheGreat/Episode24Complete.mp3

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Episode 23 - What Happened Next

This episode we look at events after Alexander's death, how the empire broke up into Antigonid Macedon, Seleucid Asia and Ptolemaic Egypt.

http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfAlexanderTheGreat.Episode23-WhatHappenedNext/Episode23.mp3

The Situation in 301 (photo by Captain Blood)

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Alexander Q&A

Hello, I'm doing a bit of a Q&A for our final episode of Alexander the Great, if you have any questions feel free to post them here.

Episode 22 - Death

Hello and welcome to Episode 22 of A History Of: Alexander the Great. This episode we look at Alexander's last days and death.

http://www.archive.org/download/AHistoryOfAlexanderTheGreat.Episode22-Death_13/Episode22.mp3

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Episode 20 - Endgame

Hello and welcome to Episode 20 of A History Of: Alexander the Great. This episode we look at restoration of the tomb of Cyrus the Great, the story of Calanus and what some call Alexander's reign of terror. http://www.archive.org/download/AHistoryOfAlexanderTheGreat.Episode20-Endgame/Episode20.mp3

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Episode 19 - Through Thick and Thin

Hello and welcome to Episode 19 of A History Of: Alexander the Great. This episode we look at Alexander's Journey down the Indus and through the Gedrosian Desert.

http://www.archive.org/download/AHistoryOfAlexanderTheGreat.Episode19-ThroughThickAndThin/Episode19.mp3

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Episode 18 - Out of Luck

Episode 18 of A History Of: Alexander the Great is out. This episode we look at Alexander's campaign against the Mallians and how this almost killed him.

http://www.archive.org/download/AHistoryOfAlexanderTheGreat.Episode18-OutOfLuck/Episode18.mp3

Also, watch this (after you've listened to the episode otherwise it will not make sense).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S9a5V9ODuY&list=FLtO1Qa82VZ3bGV_b9LMW_hQ&feature=plcp

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Episode 17 - At World's End

Hello and welcome to Episode 17 of A History Of: Alexander the Great. This episode we look at the mutiny on the river Hyphasis.
You can find the episode right here! http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfAlexanderTheGreat.Episode17-AtWorldsEnd/Episode17.mp3
Here is a map of the world from how the Greeks saw it in 510 BC, before Alexander's journey.