Episode 4 – “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey” by Homer

Greetings, folks!  Just posted a new episode over on the BH youtube channel.  This one’s all about the history and stories behind “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey” by Homer.  It’s a story that has a little of everything! Warriors! Archaeologists! Papyrus! You name it!

You can watch the episode on YouTube by clicking on the title card below.  You can also listen to it in convenient podcast form by searching for “Bookworm History” in the iTunes store.  Don’t forget to subscribe!

The Iliad and The Odyssey

Episode 3 – “In Search of Prester John”

Greetings folks!  Putting up another episode in glorious podcast form for you.  This time we’re off in search of the legendary realm of the mighty Prester John!

Take a listen!  Do you like the new podcast format?  Let me know in the comments!  Along with formatting BH videos into podcast form I may have some podcast-only content coming up, so stay tuned!

Episode 1 – “Doctor Faustus” by Christopher Marlowe

Welcome to the inaugural Bookworm History podcast!  Today we’re delving into the real world behind Christopher Marlowe’s immortal “Doctor Faustus”, the brilliant-but-bored German magician who sold his soul to the devil.  Before he was ever immortalized by Marlowe, Faust was a real person (although a pretty cut-rate magician who probably didn’t sell his soul to the devil). Magic! Demons! A maddeningly non-linear story of publication! All that and more!