Hi everyone! As you likely know, I really enjoyed making the original “Ancient World” podcast series – especially the parts covering the Bronze Age Near East and eastern Mediterranean. I’ve always hoped for the opportunity to update and expand those episodes with the latest and greatest information and also introduce new topics that I never had the chance to cover. And I think I’ve finally found a great way to do it.
I’m teaming up with avid.fm to put together an audio course called “The Bronze Age.” It’s a mix of remastered segments of the original episodes combined with significant new content. So you’ll get a refresher on the Sumerians, the Egyptians and Sargon of Akkad along with new discussion of the Uruk Expansion and the birth of the Hurrian kingdoms. You’ll get the classic content on Ur III, Babylonia and Elam while also learning about the Oxus Civilization of Central Asia and the Jiroft Culture of Iran. And you’ll hear how the arrival of the horse and invention of the spoke-wheeled chariot came to define the nature of Bronze Age warfare.
I’m very excited to put this together and I think you’ll really enjoy it. Even better, the course has zero risk and a 100% satisfaction guarantee – which means that if you don’t like it you can get your money back for up to 30 days after the start of the course. We need to confirm that there’s enough interest before I start production. So if you’re a fan of The Ancient World and want to do something to help out the show please sign up right now for “The Bronze Age” at avid.fm/ancient. That’s avid.fm/ancient. Register by April 30, 2021 – and if we get enough interest this will definitely happen.
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As always, thanks again for listening!
14 thoughts on “The Bronze Age”
Excellent idea, looking forward to the content.
Thanks, appreciate the support! Take care
Count me in!
Great, thanks for the support!
Great, thanks! FYI, we just (this moment) passed the minimum threshold, so this will indeed be happening. Take care!
Will the course provide an RSS fees so it can be used with my podcast software?
Will check with Avid & let you know ASAP. Thanks!
Just spoke with Avid. The course content will only be available via the Avid platform. Take care
Hey Scott, episodes 5 and 10 of your first series don’t seem to be available. Is there something wrong on your end with them or is it on mine?
Available on what service?
Itunes. I subscribed and episodes 5, 10, and 15 don’t seem to be showing up for me in the itunes player despite being in the itunes store itself.
Thank you very much for replying promptly, and I apologize for taking so long to reply. I went to bed shortly after that message.
Arrghh, sorry to hear about that – there’s nothing I feel more helpless against than these types of technical issues 😉 As a short-term fix, you can access the episodes directly on the ancientworldpodcast.com site (just search for the Episode Number). But I’ll try to figure out what the issue is when I can – thanks!
Thank you! 🙂