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The Ancients
A podcast for all ancient history fans! The Ancients is dedicated to discussing our distant past. Featuring interviews with historians and archaeologists, each episode covers a specific theme from antiquity. From Neolithic Britain to the Fall of Rome. Hosted by Tristan Hughes. 
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4.8 stars from 4,196 ratings
Best Prehistoric/Historic podcast
Was quickly becoming my favorite prehistory podcast, and I’ve tried all I can find, though now it’s reverted to extensively covered topics of Greece and Rome. I hope Tristan makes more of an effort to explore non European topics, and for me those are far and away the best; his episodes on the...Read full review »
did ggjfiv vi kgd KB c via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/03/24
Count me in
I’m about 20 episodes in to this show which I generally listen to on my early morning walk (march) with doggo. I’m v selective on the subjects that I engage with, these are predominantly centred around early hominids, which set my mind wildly speculating about all manner of theories about how we...Read full review »
Jon Sundance via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/01/24
Tristan guides us through history with uncanny enthusiasm and passion. Super interesting podcast, great selection of guest as well.
Spaniardgipsy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/28/24
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