History in the Making
By Rob Sims
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HITM uses character focused storytelling to convey the ideas of the past that have shaped us today. We dive into wars and politics to see how the values of nations and their populations have reacted to the world around them. This is social evolution and biography wrapped in storytelling. This is History in the Making. HITM is currently in Season 1. Season 1 will cover much of the classical age of Greece including the “invention” of democracy, the Persian Wars, politics of Pericles and Themistocles, the Golden Age, the Peloponnesian Wars, and much more.
||CleanEchoes of Glory||The Athenians throw everything they have into the Sicilian expedition||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThat Leviathan||Nicias and Alcibiades struggle for control of Athens after a power vacuum appears and Sparta struggles to regain its former prestige.||8/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnnouncement||Announcement||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThey Created A Desert||Athens seeks absolute victory.||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Hanging Shield||The Hanging Shield||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFear, Fate and Power||Fear and anger can convince us to do terrible things.||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus - The Funeral Oration||At a funeral, we discuss what makes a life worth living and, in doing so, we reveal the things we truly value.||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Olympian has Fallen||Athens and Corinth take the preemptive measure of fighting a battle to avoid a war. This works about as well as it sounds.||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Shrinking World||The Greek world is getting smaller.||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHelen of Athens||Athens continues to stabilize just in time to face its first real existential threat.||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAscension||Pericles and Athens collectively rise to power.||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLinchpins and Puppeteers||Can you have too much democracy? Athens decides to find out.||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Groundwork of an Empire||Athens swells into an economic powerhouse.||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Leagues and an Extraordinary Gentleman||Greece is divided into two alliances.||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlataea||This is the Battle of Plataea.||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNo Half Measures||How would you act if you knew the future?||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShattered Timbers, Shattered Spears||The full force of Persia is directed against Greece||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Reshuffled||Persia comes to Greece. Themistocles and Aristides take off the gloves.||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPersia Stirs||The Greeks begin to choose sides and Persia starts to descend upon them.||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Tension||The stage is set for democracy.||6/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Spartan Legacy||We wade through the murky history of Sparta.||6/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Athenian Story - Part 2||The Athenian Story - Part 2||6/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Athenian Story - Part 1||Part 1 of what made Athens what it was.||5/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Well researched and explained
Very well researched information and thorough explanation of detail. Insightful conclusions and application to today's world.
Not your average history lesson
In his podcast, Rob connects the stories of history to the realities of today. His approachable presentation of the past we know well, or don't know so well, makes for easy and informative listening.
History delivered in an interesting and engaging way
Rob carefully portrays the personalities of historical figures and comminicates how they fit into their larger cultural and historical contexts. He does a phenomenal job explaining the "how" and "why" of history in a storytelling style that is both compelling and immersive. Great listening.