Help Me Help Syria

Ever since I knew the series would be spending time in Syria, I wanted to find out something I could do to try to help the situation there.  Basically I wanted to find a group working in the area that I could point listeners to.  […]

The Germanicus Thing

The story of Germanicus is one of the great Roman tragedies.  While the House of Octavian was consistently beset by scandals and misfortunes, the Germanicus affair represented a major turning point in both the reign of Tiberius and the legitimacy of the Julio-Claudians.  Before Germanicus, the […]

Crossing the Dateline

Episode B6, Eurus (“East Wind”) represents a milestone of sorts, in that it took the story from 1 BC to 1 AD.  Actually, it’s even a bit more poignant, since Juba & company were marching around near, or sailing close by, Judea that year.  Very […]

Queens of the East

or “Hey Scott, what is this new series all about , anyway?”As historian Warwick Ball put it, “History can never resist a warrior queen” – and, well, neither can I.  Of course, since most ancient societies were patriarchal, the most common way for women to […]

Over One Million Served!

Last week TAW hit its latest major milestone – the million download mark!  And I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you dedicated listeners for making it happen.  This podcast has obviously gone on much longer, and reached a much wider audience, […]

In Case You’re Wondering

Hope everyone enjoyed the first episode!  By the way, in case you’re wondering, here’s a couple things the new series is NOT: · It’s not “The History of Rome” – that’s already been done quite well, thank you · It’s not “The Young Cleopatra Selene Chronicles” (unless […]

The Ancient World – Bloodline

Let the cryptic teasers begin!  First off, the new series will be called “The Ancient World – Bloodline.”  I recently finished drafting the first episode.  It’s one of the toughest I’ve ever written, since it covers major world events from the perspective of an adolescent […]

The Making Of

Listener Alexander asked for some feedback for his upcoming Persian history podcast.  I thought TAW listeners might be interested in the information as well: How long did it take you to write the first episode/ how long does it take you to write a typical […]