25 thoughts on “Episode 36 – And Then What Happened?

  1. It rare to have found a podcast that is well researched, presented, and wide ranging. So I will wait and hope you find a topic that follows the same pattern, of containing both the right amount of humor and factual production. I understand the need to gather the information and then to lay it on the table of history and find it well received. So I'll wait until you find the next period of interest. I'll content myself with this series and I can point someone to who is undecided on where to find a podcast that can opening the mind to history, without over loading the mind. You have have done a great service to those who care a great deal about the subject of history. Well done sir,well done.

  2. Sad to see it end Scott. I am very grateful for the series though, you did a great job of giving me some clarity about the ancient world. Really loved it and will miss it. I hope you will pick up some other historical subject in the near future, but for now enjoy your rest 😉
    Regards, Matt

  3. It has been an absolute pleasure to have you take all of us from the very ancient 'big men' to the firm foundations of our modern civilizations. Thank you for all the hard work; the research, the production value, the humor, and all of the thoughtfulness that has gone into every single episode.

  4. I also would like to say my thanks for this amazing work. Seriously, I have learned so much and this is among one of my top podcasts. I think I might return to some of these episodes from time to time to refresh my memory (and I am not even a history geek, just a curious fellow). Thank you for the time traveling through ancient times!

  5. You're very welcome, glad you enjoyed the series! I must admit, even I have to return to old episodes occasionally to refresh myself – it's hard to keep it all straight in my head. Thanks again!

  6. Hey Scott, thanks for the whole series! I've been with you since episode 8 or so and it's good to see you complete it. Keep up the good work and sincerely, thank you for it all.

  7. Hey Scott, Congrats on finishing. I've been with you since Mike Duncan promoted you around episode 4 or so. I think you really hit your stride when the Assyrians came along. You have really given my a lot of stuff to chew on and have greatly expanded my "to-read" bookshelf. Thanks for all the research and work.

  8. You're very welcome! Thanks for sticking it out, glad you enjoyed the series. I agree, the Assyrians really gave me something to sink my teeth into. I still have a soft spot for them. Thanks again!

  9. Scott, Am only on Episode-9 but you have me addicted. Thank you very much for your excellent podcast and good luck on your next project and have fun at your wrap party! You've earned it.

  10. Thanks for taking over the role of main podcaster on my runs after Mike Duncan wrapped up. Looks like I'm off the the Revolutions now, which I had no idea about until you plugged it.

  11. Fantastic, thank you for everything, a truely brilliant podcast.
    I can't believe it's over *sniff*, although as they've found a whole new Egyptian Dynasty…..

  12. Fantastic podcast, nuanced and evenhanded, plenty of detail but also entertaining! I can't say enough great things about this podcast and look forward to future work from you! (I'm surprised that you recommended Persian Fire though, it's the opposite of everything I just said about your podcast)

  13. Hi Scott!

    I’ve just finished the original series! 🙂

    I chose this podcast as a starting point for educating myself in the broad fields of world history, literature and culture. And I have to say I’ve definitely not been disappointed!

    Next I plan to read some older texts, such as Homer, the Old Testament and the Hindu texts, and also read up on Zoroastrianism and the Chinese philosophies. I’m sure I’ll frequently get back to the original series for historical context. And hopefully I’ll be able to check the newer series in the near future as well.

    I’d also like to point out that this series has aged very well. Because you don’t mention too many current references (I can only remember the Kardashians which are, unsuprisingly, still a thing), it doesn’t feel outdated at all when listening in 2020. If anything, it’s even more relevant now, given the pandemic, and helps put the current challenges in perspective.

    Thanks a lot for your work, Scott!

    1. Hi! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the podcast, and that you finished the first series. I hope you enjoy the other series as well! And thanks for letting me know that it doesn’t have too many “topical” references that seem out of date 😉 I used some “Game of Thrones” references in the “Bloodline” series, so we’ll see how those seem when you get there! Thanks again for the kind words, take care! – Scott C.

  14. Hi,

    I’ve come all the way from the beginning of the series to this episode.
    In this episode, you mentioned all the things that neede mention, I think. Thank you especially for bringing Asoka and the Celts into the show.

    With full appreciation of your effort, your time and last but not least – your wits,


    1. Hi Ivonna, for some reason I’m just seeing your comments now. I’m glad you’re enjoying the podcast, and thanks for the feedback! I’ll dig through them and see if I have any good responses to send your way. Thanks again! – Scott C.

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