Ancient History Fangirl

By Jenny Williamson and Genn McMenemy

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Subscribers: 300
Reviews: 4
Episodes: 239

Lisa
 Oct 1, 2022
Very fun, great deep dives into a variety of historical people and events. Superbly well-researched.

Howard
 Jan 4, 2022
A fun podcast with episodes exploring figures from all over the ancient world. It is easy to understand and presented in an entertaining


 Dec 20, 2020

Elissa McColl
 Sep 14, 2018
My new favorite podcast. The hosts bring history to life in an entertaining way.

Description

An ancient history podcast run by two Millennial women. Misbehaving emperors, poison assassins, mythological mayhem; it’s like if Hardcore History met up with My Favorite Murder in the ancient world, with a heavy helping of booze and laughter. Currently on hiatus until March 15.

Episode Date
RE-RELEASE: The Invisible Thread: Life after Slavery in Pompeii (With Elodie Harper)
Feb 22, 2024
RE-RELEASE: Women of the Wolf Den: Sex Workers of Pompeii (With Elodie Harper)
Feb 15, 2024
RE-RELEASE: The Cult of Aphrodite
Feb 08, 2024
RE-RELEASE: Aspasia x Pericles: Love in the Time of Plague
Feb 01, 2024
RE-RELEASE: Hustlers, Harlots, Heroines: The Elite Courtesans Who Ruled Classical Athens
Jan 25, 2024
RE-RELEASE: Dangers of the Symposium
Jan 18, 2024
RE-RELEASE: Rules of the Game: Sex Workers of Ancient Greece
Jan 11, 2024
RE-RELEASE: Janus: God of the New Year
Jan 04, 2024
End of Season 11 Announcement
Dec 28, 2023
RE-RELEASE: Frau Holle: Wicked Woman of Yule
Dec 26, 2023
St. Nicholas and the Christmas Cannibals
Dec 21, 2023
RE-RELEASE: You Don't Know Yule
Dec 19, 2023
Baiae Breathes: Sunken City of Sin (With Julius Caesar)
Dec 14, 2023
RE-RELEASE: Saturnalia: So Much More than Roman Christmas
Dec 12, 2023
Psyche x Eros: A New Look at an Ancient Love Story (With Luna McNamara)
Dec 07, 2023
RE-RELEASE: Krampus: The Goat Knows What You Did
Dec 05, 2023
Warrior Queens of Nubia
Nov 30, 2023
Lady Poisoners: Dangerous Women of History (With Lisa Perrin)
Nov 23, 2023
The Pompeii Refugee Crisis (With Elodie Harper)
Nov 16, 2023
Greek Fire: Mystery Weapon of the Byzantines
Nov 09, 2023
Vikings: Fact and Fiction (With Kelsey Fuller-Shafer)
Nov 02, 2023
RE-RELEASE: Ancient Vampires: They Only Knock Once
Oct 31, 2023
History Daily: Great Fire of Rome
Oct 28, 2023
Cult of the Severed Head
Oct 26, 2023
RE-RELEASE: Werewolves of Wolf Mountain: Terrors of Ancient Greece
Oct 24, 2023
Catholic Werewolves
Oct 19, 2023
RE-RELEASE: The Mystery of Skeleton Lake
Oct 17, 2023
A Rome of One's Own (With Emma Southon)
Oct 12, 2023
ALL IN ONE PLACE: Spartacus: Parts 1, 2 and 3
Oct 10, 2023
Berserkers on the Battlefield
Oct 05, 2023
ALL IN ONE PLACE: Julius Caesar: Parts 1 and 2
Oct 03, 2023
RE-RELEASE: Last Refuge of the Minoans
Sep 28, 2023
RE-RELEASE: Aspasia x Pericles: Love in the Time of Plague
Sep 26, 2023
End of Season 10 Announcement
Sep 21, 2023
Could You Survive Pompeii? A Choose Your Own Adventure Episode
Sep 14, 2023
Great Yu Controls the Waters
Sep 07, 2023
Atlit Yam: Forgotten City Beneath the Waves
Aug 31, 2023
Buzzballs and Buboes: The Plague of Justinian (a Drunk Deep Dive)
Aug 24, 2023
536 AD: A Volcanic Murder Mystery
Aug 17, 2023
RE-RELEASE: Nazca Lines: Secrets in the Sand
Aug 10, 2023
RE-RELEASE: Teotihuacan: Eat the Rich
Aug 08, 2023
In the Time of the Green Sahara
Aug 03, 2023
The Haunting of Crater Lake
Jul 27, 2023
Ghosts of Wrangel Island
Jul 20, 2023
The Drowning of Doggerland
Jul 13, 2023
The Ten Plagues of Egypt: An Ancient Disaster Story
Jul 06, 2023
RE-RELEASE: Actium Baby (With Barry Strauss)
Jun 29, 2023
PATREON BONUS: Cleopatra x King Herod: Wouldn't Touch You With a Barge Pole (Part 2)
Jun 27, 2023
PATREON BONUS: Cleopatra x King Herod: Wouldn't Touch You With a Barge Pole (Part 1)
Jun 22, 2023
RE-RELEASE: Cleopatra x Marc Antony: Lovers in a Dangerous Time (Part 5)
Jun 20, 2023
RE-RELEASE: Cleopatra x Marc Antony: Lovers in a Dangerous Time (Part 4)
Jun 15, 2023
RE-RELEASE: Transgender Achilles and Found Family in the Illiad (With Maya Deane)
Jun 13, 2023
RE-RELEASE: Cleopatra x Marc Antony: Lovers in a Dangerous Time (Part 3)
Jun 08, 2023
RE-RELEASE: Cleopatra x Marc Antony: Lovers in a Dangerous Time (Part 2)
Jun 06, 2023
RE-RELEASE: Cleopatra x Marc Antony: Lovers in a Dangerous Time (Part 1)
Jun 01, 2023
RE-RELEASE: Cleopatra and the Urban War
May 30, 2023
RE-RELEASE: Cleopatra and the King of Rome
May 25, 2023
End of Season 9 Announcement
May 18, 2023
Hot Sauron Summer (With Liv Albert from Myths Baby!)
May 11, 2023
The Chaotic Olympians (With Bea Fitzgerald from Chaos on Olympus)
May 04, 2023
Falling in Love with Ancient History (With Jasmine Elmer of Legit Classics)
Apr 27, 2023
RE-RELEASE: Women in Welsh Mythology (With Mari Catrin Phillips from MythsnTits)
Apr 20, 2023
Atalanta and the Heroine's Journey (With Jennifer Saint)
Apr 13, 2023
RE-RELEASE: Gender Rebels of Greek Mythology: Atalanta
Apr 06, 2023
Bad Girls of the Bible and Caribbean Lore (With Princess O'Nika Auguste)
Mar 30, 2023
Secrets of the Aztec Codices (With Camilla Townsend)
Mar 23, 2023
RE-RELEASE: The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of War
Mar 16, 2023
Urduja: Warrior Princess of the Philippines (With HERstory: Southeast Asia)
Mar 09, 2023
Inventing Medusa: Reclaiming the Gorgon Girl (With Natalie Haynes)
Mar 02, 2023
Women of Norse Mythology (With Joanne Harris)
Feb 23, 2023
Women in Greek and Hindu Mythology (With Nikita Gill)
Feb 16, 2023
A Sneak Peek at our Women of Myth Audiobook
Feb 09, 2023
Drawing the Women of Myth (With Illustrator Sara Richard)
Feb 02, 2023
PATREON BONUS: Atargatis: The Syrian Mermaid Goddess who Made Men Castrate Themselves
Jan 26, 2023
Creepiest Monsters of Southeast Asia (With Creepy Conversations Podcast)
Jan 19, 2023
RE-RELEASE: We Wrote a Book!
Jan 12, 2023
End of Season 8 Announcement
Jan 05, 2023
Nazca Lines: Secrets in the Sand
Dec 29, 2022
Frau Holle: Wicked Woman of Yule
Dec 22, 2022
Teotihuacan: Eat the Rich
Dec 15, 2022
Mohenjo Daro: Mound of the Dead Men
Dec 08, 2022
Where Was the Land of Punt?
Dec 01, 2022
Inside the Skara Brae Sex Cult
Nov 24, 2022
The Mound Builders of Cahokia
Nov 17, 2022
The Headless Megaliths of Gobekli Tepe
Nov 10, 2022
History Daily PIRATE TAKEOVER
Nov 08, 2022
Serial Killers of Ancient Greece and Rome (With Debbie Felton)
Nov 03, 2022
INTRODUCING: They Did That (By Somethin' Else and Sony Music Entertainment)
Nov 01, 2022
Sea of Trees: The Japanese Suicide Forest
Oct 27, 2022
Witches of Ancient Greece and Rome (with Daniel Ogden)
Oct 20, 2022
The Mystery of Skeleton Lake
Oct 13, 2022
Sea Monsters of the Ancient World (With Ryan Denson)
Oct 06, 2022
Last Refuge of the Minoans
Sep 29, 2022
Is the Sphinx 10,000 Years Old?
Sep 22, 2022
ALL IN ONE PLACE: Hadrian's Wall, Parts 1, 2 and 3
Sep 15, 2022
ALL IN ONE PLACE: Boudicca: Parts 1, 2 and 3
Sep 08, 2022
ALL IN ONE PLACE: Three Fun Episodes on Celtic Mythology
Sep 01, 2022
ALL IN ONE PLACE: Spartacus: Parts 1, 2 and 3
Aug 25, 2022
ALL IN ONE PLACE: Vercingetorix: All You Love Must Burn: Parts 1, 2 and 3
Aug 18, 2022
ALL IN ONE PLACE: Julius Caesar: Parts 1 and 2
Aug 11, 2022
ALL IN ONE PLACE: Marc Antony x Cleopatra: Lovers in a Dangerous Time: Parts 1, 2 and 3
Aug 09, 2022
ALL IN ONE PLACE: The Cult of Aphrodite, Mythology of Aphrodite, Transgender Aphrodite
Aug 04, 2022
End of Season 7 Announcement
Aug 02, 2022
Gender Rebels of Greek Mythology: Atalanta
Jul 28, 2022
Gender Rebels of Greek Mythology: Artemis
Jul 21, 2022
Actium Baby (With Barry Strauss)
Jul 07, 2022
Gender Rebels of Greek Mythology: Pallas x Athena
Jun 30, 2022
Gender Rebels of Greek Mythology: Heracles x Omphale
Jun 23, 2022
Transgender Achilles and Found Family in the Illiad (With Maya Deane)
Jun 09, 2022
Zeus x Ganymede: Not Gender Rebels
Jun 02, 2022
Abortion in the Ancient World (With Princess O'Nika Auguste)
May 26, 2022
Abortion Rights Takeover: Silphium
May 19, 2022
Abortion Rights Takeover: Bathroom Business (With Kate the Exploress)
May 17, 2022
The Invisible Thread: Life after Slavery in Pompeii (With Elodie Harper)
May 12, 2022
Podcast Takeover for Abortion Rights
May 10, 2022
Elektra, Clytemnestra, Cassandra, and the Curse of Atreus (With Jennifer Saint)
May 05, 2022
Gender Rebels of Greek Mythology: Achilles at War
Apr 28, 2022
Gender Rebels of Greek Mythology: Achilles' Beach Vacation
Apr 21, 2022
Gender Rebels of Greek Mythology: Achilles Could Rock a Dress
Apr 14, 2022
Gender Rebels of Greek Mythology: Achilles x Patroclus
Apr 07, 2022
The Sacred Band of Thebes (Part 3)
Mar 24, 2022
The Sacred Band of Thebes (Part 2)
Mar 17, 2022
The Sacred Band of Thebes (Part 1)
Mar 10, 2022
Gender Rebels of Ancient Greece and Rome: Eunuchs (Part 2)
Mar 03, 2022
Gender Rebels of Ancient Greece and Rome: Eunuchs (Part 1)
Feb 24, 2022
Gender Rebels of Ancient Greece and Rome: Intersex People
Feb 17, 2022
BONUS: We Wrote a Book!
Feb 15, 2022
Gender Rebels of Ancient Greece and Rome: Transgender People
Feb 10, 2022
Gender Rebels of Ancient Greece and Rome: Queer Women
Feb 03, 2022
Life of Sappho (With Leesa Charlotte from Sweetbitter)
Jan 27, 2022
Ariadne, Dionysus, and the Theseus of it All (With Jennifer Saint)
Jan 06, 2022
Janus: God of the New Year
Dec 30, 2021
Krampus: The Goat Knows What You Did
Dec 23, 2021
Bathroom Business (With Kate the Exploress)
Dec 02, 2021
Transgender Aphrodite
Nov 25, 2021
Mythology of Aphrodite
Nov 18, 2021
The Cult of Aphrodite
Nov 11, 2021
Assassin's Creed Odyssey (With Liv Albert from Myths Baby!)
Nov 04, 2021
Werewolves of Wolf Mountain: Terrors of Ancient Greece
Oct 28, 2021
Three Ghost Stories from Ancient Greece (with Liv Albert from Myths Baby!)
Oct 14, 2021
Women of the Wolf Den: Sex Workers of Pompeii (With Elodie Harper)
Sep 30, 2021
Aspasia x Pericles: Love in the Time of Plague
Sep 23, 2021
Hustlers, Harlots, Heroines: The Elite Courtesans Who Ruled Classical Athens
Sep 16, 2021
Dangers of the Symposium
Sep 09, 2021
Rules of the Game: Sex Workers of Ancient Greece
Sep 02, 2021
RE-RELEASE: The Ancient-World Stark Family Part 1: Germanicus the Manicus
Aug 26, 2021
RE-RELEASE: Cocktails & Caligula (With Queens Podcast)
Aug 19, 2021
RE-RELEASE: Amazons Part 1: Warrior Women of Greek Mythology
Aug 12, 2021
RE-RELEASE: War Elephants Part 2: Land Pirates of the Ancient World
Aug 05, 2021
RE-RELEASE: Dionysus Part 1: Have You Heard the Good News (About Me?)
Jul 29, 2021
RE-RELEASE: Amazons Part 2: Warrior Women of the Ancient Steppe
Jul 22, 2021
RE-RELEASE: Locusta the Poisoner
Jul 15, 2021
RE-RELEASE: Stuff Alaric Said
Jul 08, 2021
End of Season 6 Announcement
Jun 24, 2021
Rivers of Old Londinium (With Ben Aaronovitch)
Jun 10, 2021
Boudicca Part 3: Last Ride of the Iceni
May 27, 2021
Boudicca Part 2: Hares and Foxes Amongst the Wolves
May 13, 2021
Boudicca Part 1: The Seeds of Rebellion
Apr 29, 2021
BONUS EPISODE: Liv Wrote a Book! + Drunk Mythology
Apr 22, 2021
Hadrian in Athens (With Liv Albert from Myths Baby!)
Apr 15, 2021
The Pictish Beast: What is It?
Apr 01, 2021
Who Were the Picts?
Mar 18, 2021
Hadrian's Wall, Part 4: Wall at the End of the World
Mar 04, 2021
Hadrian's Wall, Part 3: After Hadrian
Feb 18, 2021
Hadrian's Wall, Part 2: Life and Death on the Wall
Feb 04, 2021
Hadrian's Wall, Part 1: Mysteries of the Wall
Jan 21, 2021
Women in Welsh Mythology (With Mari Catrin Phillips from MythsnTits)
Jan 07, 2021
Merry Mithras: International God of Mystery
Dec 24, 2020
The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of War
Dec 10, 2020
In Search of Female Druids
Nov 26, 2020
Anglesey: The Druids' Last Stand
Nov 12, 2020
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Ancient World Edition (With Liv Albert from Myths Baby!)
Oct 29, 2020
End of Season 5 Announcement
Oct 01, 2020
Spartacus vs. Toussaint L'Ouverture (With Mike Duncan)
Sep 17, 2020
Spartacus Part 4: Sine Missione
Sep 03, 2020
Spartacus Part 3: World on Fire
Aug 20, 2020
Spartacus Part 2: Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses?
Aug 06, 2020
Spartacus Part 1: Breaker of Chains
Jul 23, 2020
A Day at the Gladiatorial Games
Jul 09, 2020
How to Train Your Gladiator
Jun 25, 2020
Come See Us at Intelligent Speech 2020!
Jun 17, 2020
Spartacus in Film and Popular Culture (With the Partial Historians)
Jun 11, 2020
Thracians: Heart of Ares
May 28, 2020
Thracians: Shoot the Messenger
May 14, 2020
Salvius and the Star-Reader: The Second Servile War
Apr 30, 2020
Eunus and the Mermaid Goddess: The First Servile War
Apr 16, 2020
Dionysus: Myths and Madness (With Liv Albert from Myths Baby!)
Apr 02, 2020
AHFG: Coronavirus Edition
Mar 23, 2020
Dionysus: Religion of Revolution
Mar 19, 2020
Dionysus: Have You Heard the Good News (About Me)?
Mar 05, 2020
End Of Season 4 Announcement
Feb 06, 2020
Cocktails & Caligula (with Queens Podcast)
Jan 23, 2020
Cleopatra x Marc Antony: Lovers in a Dangerous Time (Part 5)
Jan 09, 2020
Cleopatra x Marc Antony: Lovers in a Dangerous Time (Part 4)
Dec 26, 2019
Badass Women Make Ancient History (with Kate the Exploress)
Dec 19, 2019
You Don't Know Yule
Dec 12, 2019
Cleopatra x Marc Antony: Lovers in a Dangerous Time (Part 3)
Nov 28, 2019
Cleopatra x Marc Antony: Lovers in a Dangerous Time (Part 2)
Nov 14, 2019
Vampires II: Disease and the Engines of Myth (With Tiny Vampires Podcast)
Oct 31, 2019
Cleopatra x Marc Antony: Lovers in a Dangerous Time (Part 1)
Oct 17, 2019
Fulvia: Original Gangster of Ancient Rome
Oct 03, 2019
End Of Season 3 Announcement
Aug 29, 2019
Julius Caesar and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Aug 15, 2019
Julius Caesar and the 11-Day Parade
Aug 01, 2019
Cleopatra and the Urban War
Jul 18, 2019
Cleopatra and the King of Rome
Jul 04, 2019
Julius Caesar and the Death of the Republic
Jun 20, 2019
Julius Caesar and the Point of No Return
Jun 06, 2019
Vercingetorix: All You Love Must Burn (Part 3)
May 23, 2019
Vercingetorix: All You Love Must Burn (Part 2)
May 09, 2019
Vercingetorix: All You Love Must Burn (Part 1)
Apr 25, 2019
The Hound of Ulster
Apr 11, 2019
The Gauls: Everything Belongs to the Brave
Mar 28, 2019
Julius Caesar and the Devil's Threeway
Mar 14, 2019
Julius Caesar and the Pirates' Ransom
Feb 28, 2019
End Of Season 2 Announcement
Jan 31, 2019
The Ancient-World Stark Family, Part 4: Dux Femina
Jan 17, 2019
The Ancient-World Stark Family, Part 3: Agrippina and the Wolf Girl
Jan 03, 2019
Saturnalia: So Much More than Roman Christmas
Dec 20, 2018
The Ancient-World Stark Family, Part 2: The Rise and Fall of Little Boots
Dec 06, 2018
The Ancient-World Stark Family, Part 1: Germanicus the Manicus
Nov 22, 2018
Locusta the Poisoner: Rome's Deadliest Assassin
Nov 08, 2018
Ancient Vampires: They Only Knock Once
Oct 25, 2018
Amazons: Warrior Queens and Generals
Oct 11, 2018
Amazons: Warrior Women of the Ancient Steppe
Sep 27, 2018
Amazons: Warrior Women of Greek Mythology
Sep 13, 2018
End of Season 1 Announcement
Aug 16, 2018
Attila the Hun and the Rebel Princess
Aug 02, 2018
Real Life Romance from the Fall of Rome: Ataulf x Galla Placidia
Jul 19, 2018
Stuff Alaric Said
Jul 05, 2018
War Elephants Part 2: Land Pirates of the Ancient World
Jun 21, 2018
War Elephants Part 1: Alexander's Immortals
Jun 07, 2018
Praetorian Guard, Part 2: Caligula & Friends
May 24, 2018
Praetorian Guard, Part 1: The Beast in Your House
May 10, 2018
Child Emperors Part 2: Lambs to the Slaughter
Apr 26, 2018
Child Emperors Part 1: Sharks in the Womb
Apr 12, 2018
How to Survive a Siege, Part 2: Gnaw Off Your Finger, Leave it On the Ground
Mar 29, 2018
How to Survive a Siege, Part 1: Street Cleaners of Carthage
Mar 15, 2018
Teaser
Feb 13, 2018