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The Ancient World

Scott C.

LATEST SERIES: Carchemish (C Episodes) - tracing the life and death of the Neo-Hittite kingdoms; PREVIOUS SERIES: The Ancient World - from the earliest human civilizations down through 500 BC; Rediscovery (R Episodes) - the stories of the modern scholars and adventurers who rediscovered the ancient world; Bloodline (B Episodes) - tracing the descendants of Mark Antony and Cleopatra over ten generations; Thea (T Episodes) - tracing the disintegration of the Seleucid Empire


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Latest Episodes

First off I wanted to let everyone know that I am deep into researching and writing the upcoming season of “The Ancient World – Carchemish.” It’s got lots of fun stuff: Tiglath-pileser III, Sargon II and - most importantly - the final demise of the N... more

20 days ago

Synopsis: Sarduri II rules at the pinnacle of Urartian power, conquering lands from the Black Sea coast to the Zagros Mountains to the kingdoms of northern Syria. Matti’el of Arpad unifies Aramean lands north of Damascus then allies with Urartu again... more

2 months ago

Synopsis: A siege by Adad-nirari’s subordinate, Nergal-Eresh, finally breaks the Damascene hold over southern Syria and Canaan. The Urartian kings Menua and Argishti press Assyria’s frontiers, even as they conquer and secure new territories in the Ar... more

3 months ago


4.7 out of 5 stars from 2.6k ratings
  • Bloodline series

    I’m almost finished with the bloodline series Chris did, and I’m learning more about the African and Eastern civilizations than I’ve ever known. This series is bringing the historical players to life for me. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States18 days ago
  • Incredible

    Love this podcast. Listening to episodes every day. Scott is a great storyteller - funny, compelling, and provides details to humanize the historical figures and help you see the big picture. Highly recommended.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Podcast to Rule all Podcasts

    I’ve never been into podcasts, however I’ve been listening to The Ancient World regularly for almost a year now and I’m super into it! It feels as if you’re right there seeing how it all went down.. It’s a series of enthralling tales from recorded history, and your narrator is well versed, well spoken, and VERY funny at the right times. Also you will never run out of episodes. There must be Hundreds of hours of content. Not very kid appropriate in parts, it’s actual history! But for everyone el... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
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    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • Excellent Above 5 Stars

    Five stars for Scott and this podcast. All that needs to be said. The stars say enough, in fact there aren't enough stars. Thanks Scott.

    Apple Podcasts
    MGP Terps
    United States2 months ago

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