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Syndication

Cyrus and the conquest of Media and Elam.

Direct download: HoIran-ep12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:07pm PDT

Episode 11: Kingdom of Anshan and Cyrus the Great

This episode will talk about the Kingdom of Anshan and the historical context of the rise of Cyrus. It will also retell the story of the birth of Cyrus as told by Herodotus and provides a corrective.

Direct download: HoIran-Ep11.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:47pm PDT

This is a survey of the world in which Cyrus started his career. A look at the Mediterranean World, China, Central Asia, and then the Mesopotamian context for the rise of Cyrus.

Direct download: episode10.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:25pm PDT

History of Iran podcast, episode nine. On the Herodotian narrative of the Median Empire and modern scholarship's correctives to it.

Direct download: Episode9.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:13pm PDT

where I apologise about the temporary break and talk about the upcoming episode

Direct download: exp2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38am PDT

The history the Neo-Elamite kingdom, 1100-539 BCE

Direct download: Episode8-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm PDT

A quick summary of the Indo-European theory, before delving into Indo-Iranians... and yes, a bit about the Aryans and the Ariians...

Direct download: HoIran-Ep7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39am PDT

In this episode we talk about the ethno-linguistic make up of western Iran in the second and early first millenia BCE. 

Direct download: HoIran-Ep6.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:29pm PDT

The Middle Elamites, from 1500-1100 BCE

Direct download: HoIran-Ep5.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:55pm PDT

History of the Sukkalmah (ca. 1950-1600 BCE) or the Golden Age of the Old Elamite Kingdom

Direct download: HoIran-Ep4.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:25pm PDT