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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.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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4.8 stars from 2,509 ratings
So interesting
I never considered myself as a history buff but this is great - good guests and a host who, apart from being so knowledgeable himself, asks all the right questions and draws the best from his guests. (And I’m not saying that just because I’m friends with his mum! - although that was how I found...Read full review »
Perth_Pete# via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/02/23
My favourite history pod!
I love this show. Tristan asks good questions and chooses engaging experts to dialogue with. The only reason this show gets 4 stars is because the audio quality is sometimes very poor in Tristan’s part of the dialogue.
Froot_n_Veg via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/31/23
Brilliant Ancient History Podcast
This is one of my favourite podcasts - every episode gets in-depth into a fascinating aspect of ancient history, and the guests are always hugely knowledgeable experts in their field. It’s well-produced and the host keeps the show light enough to be entertaining and asks really interesting...Read full review »
amyvowes via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/23
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