Reviews
I have subscribed to this channel for a while now and find every episode worth while. The series on Pompeii made my recent visit even more enjoyable. One of my better podcast subscriptions.
Pod Plodder via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/10/24
Great content and well structured. Tristan is a pleasant host and can guide the guest to make the program more appealing.
Ahjklg via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 04/06/24
The Star Carr episode is exemplary.
JohnFly2112 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/27/24
I understand monetization may be necessary, however, the majority of what’s released is unavailable to me because I don’t have the funds to join. The podcast is excellent, but I am close to unsubscribing because almost every time I check to see the new episode, I can’t listen. It becomes...Read full review »
Kanealoha via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/24
Was looking for podcasts on Ancient Britons and came across this. Lots of fascinating episodes! Is now one of my “go to” podcasts!
Tim_MN via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/24/24
Love it!
PinkyL'Amour via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/21/24
The Ancients is a great podcast for ancient history buffs, and I really appreciate how varied, accessible and informative it is. I truly enjoy listening to historian Tristan Hughes and the diverse guests which join each episode: historians, anthropologists, authors, experts in ancient history...Read full review »
Cristina Sánchez de la Cruz via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 03/21/24
A very knowledgeable and well prepared host with a fantastic array of real expert guests. I highly recommend listening to all episodes, not just the ones you think will interest you. I have found some of those where I thought the topic wouldn’t really be interesting to actually be fascinating.
OzCbr via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/20/24
5 stars plus for Mr Tristan and company. Don’t miss it. Consistent and informative. Tristan asks many of the same questions I would ask
MGP Terps via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/18/24
Thanks a lot for your podcast, Tristan! It’s spot on with my interests and I genuinely love listening to you and your splendid guests. Cheers.
marksenfromb via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 03/17/24
I love this podcast and can’t listen enough. Luckily there is a huge backlog of episodes. The quality of the interviews with eminent academics and the topics chosen are perfect for ancient history nerds. Persians, the Neolithic, history of the bible, classical Greece and Rome. Keep up the good work!
Biffchan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/17/24
Every episode is interesting. Great listen. Wonderful guests. Keep it up Tristan!
SethTheLandSurveyor via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/16/24
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
A fascinating listen. Knowledgeable host, willing to give the floor to experts. Subscribed ✅
Claudecrowe via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/02/24
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
When discussing BA burial protocol in ancient Jericho, “You gotta make room for Auntie, who’s just popped her clogs” I do hope future digital archeologists treasure this gem!
Jammyjimmy via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/27/24
tristan’s impeccable work on this show convinced me to become a paid subscriber. i listen to a near-excessive amount of podcasts, and am *very* persnickety about what media i consume. i’ve never once been disappointed or left desiring by any episode (except for when i realized i had caught up...Read full review »
tmcknight11 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/24
This is such a wonder - in subject selection, research and presentation. A constant joy. Thank you.
Hannaaaaaaaagh via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/24/24
Annoying host and usually woeful guests.
wellhasthisnicknamebeentaken via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/22/24
Utterly brilliant - one illuminating episode after another, such a joy to listen to.
I-0… via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/20/24
Why are historians and academics so painfully boring people??? Honestly why? Such great subject matter… extremely intelligent people yet they truely struggle with the fundamentals of how to have an attractive personality. Yea if you makes shows about history don’t be a painfully boring...Read full review »
no middle names via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/10/24
I came across this show a few hundred episodes ago and have been a regular listener ever since. As an expat Aussie living in Europe I have had the chance to visit many of the sites featured. Most recently I was in Rome - Ben Kane’s travel tip about Ostia was super - thanks a lot you guys! Also to...Read full review »
martin_badwolf via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 02/10/24
Now too much sub-only eps. Feels too cashgrab it didnt used to
MaryH1nge via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/10/24
So many times I’ve got goosebumps hearing this podcast!
iludvig via Apple Podcasts · Israel · 02/09/24
In this interview, I learned more on Gilgamesh--his love, life, & adventures, than ever before. I am grateful. There are many compelling components, variations, and themes to this truly epic story that I now know more about. The Ancients is one of the best podcasts I know of. All of you folks...Read full review »
Anonymous 919 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/08/24
Great knowledgeable podcast. Recommended for any amateur historian. Or good listen on the way back from work.
klubska via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/03/24
I came here to learn more about Homo Naledi, and it is definitely a podcast I will have on regularly. I love it.
ChrisopherTG via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/24
What is it with North American commentators and the word right? Right? Right? It detracts so much from what would be a great narrative & dumbs it down completely right ?
helsoduzo via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/31/24
•HOST CATCHPHRASE BINGO: “Absolute/Absolutely”; “how/ that’s so interesting”; “(absolutely) fascinating”; “Correct me if I’m wrong”; “legend” (of a guest); without further ado; “No such thing as a stupid question”, “last but certainly not least”; “The one. The only”; ~ •EPISODE: “Aphrodite,...Read full review »
(Gibberer) via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/31/24
Really enjoy this podcast for the content but some episodes are “unlistenable” due to a massive mismatch in volume between the host and the guest. I would think a show with so many episodes and listeners would do a better job in post processing. Otherwise great!
Can’tHearYou via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/24
History Hit is what we all need 😊👍
Bamboo 9 via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 01/29/24
Keep up the great work.
gduffy1 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/26/24
My understanding of Ancient History was shockingly bad until this show. Now things from Julius Caesar to homo naledi interest me.
wdikfygkoksawyombvff via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/24/24
I give five stars for Everything other than the Jesus episode I just listened to. Her laughing and acting like the history of Jesus is funny and fiction. She needs to read the Bible! Prophets (John the Baptist) are not the same as Jesus. She’s so disrespectful. All of history is talked about in...Read full review »
FunnelwebFunnelweb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/23/24
Really enjoying The Ancients podcast and the insight gained from listening to the guest speakers. With only a layman’s knowledge of History you can still get a lot out of these episodes. Tristan presents the subject of each episode very well and asks the right questions to delve gradually...Read full review »
Saladin71 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/22/24
I live for this podcast! So well hosted and researched. The guests are always so interesting.
tomnewiphone5 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/24
Great guests. Really engaging content. So glad l found your podcasts.
gilfra via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/21/24
Wonderful series of podcasts. Well done. Keep up the good work.
Specks McCann via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 01/16/24
Fascinating details about daily life. I really enjoyed this episode and would love to hear a series about daily life in other civilisations where this level of detail is known. Thank you!
Kayjen99 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 01/13/24
If you like history, you will like this,
kkatiz via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 01/09/24
The commercials are just not a problem. It’s only fair, since we get to listen to quality audio entertainment. Thank you HH
Denver1601 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/24
99% of the content is about Rome or Greece… there are other ancient civilizations that have not been extensively covered by numerous other podcasts and programs. Why the obsession with these two?
ninatothenines via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/24
Thank you Tristan for your dedication to making a top tier history podcast. The depth of sources, the expertise of the guests, the range of topics…everything is purposeful, well curated and exceptional. On a personal note, I started listening to this after my uncle passed and my father fell into...Read full review »
De Panda via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/03/24
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