Oldest Stories

By James Bleckley

This show is focused on the history and myth of the Cradle of Civilization, bronze age Mesopotamia, beginning with the dawn of writing. The show will cover the full history of Mesopotamia, from Gilgamesh to Nabonidas, a span of some 2500 years, with myths of heroes and gods, and tales of daily life peppered throughout. New episodes every Wednesday. Online at oldeststories.net. I hang at a discord at https://discord.gg/q8XPnpg

  1. 1.
    OS 80 - The Storm Before The Calm
    29:26
  2. 2.
    OS 79 - Magic and Medicine in Hattusa
    47:14
  3. 3.
    OS 78 - Foreigners and Vassals of Hatti
    35:41
  4. 4.
    OS 77 - Idrimi's Adventure and Tudhaliya's Invasion
    35:36
  5. 5.
    OS 76 - The Amarna Mailbag
    37:20
  6. 6.
    OS 75 - Building Babylonia
    35:35
  7. 7.
    OS 74 - A New Dawn for Babylon
    36:52
  8. 8.
    OS 73 - Corruption in Nuzi
    42:50
  1. 9.
    Bonus 4 - Akitu New Year Special
    37:52
  2. 10.
    OS72 - Lawyers of Nuzi
    33:41
  3. 11.
    OS 71 - Hurrian Wisdom
    34:33
  4. 12.
    OS 70 - Mighty Monsters of Mitanni
    35:16
  5. 13.
    OS 69 - Kumarbi Strikes Back
    35:55
  6. 14.
    OS 68 - The Song of Kumarbi
    38:21
  7. 15.
    OS 67 - Late Bronze Age Warfare
    34:35
  8. 16.
    OS 66 - Enter the Arena
    31:49
  9. 17.
    OS 65 - Disorder in the Court
    39:47
  10. 18.
    OS 64 - Village Economics
    39:12
  11. 19.
    OS 63 - Village People
    33:00
  12. 20.
    OS 62 - The Man Who Changed The World, Mursili I
    33:51
  13. 21.
    OS 61 - The Conqueror's Triumph and Death
    35:18
  14. 22.
    OS 60 - Telipinu, the Vanishing God
    37:22
  15. 23.
    OS 59 - The Conquering Lion, Hattusili I
    32:06
  16. 24.
    OS 58 - Rise of the Hittites
    33:43
  17. 25.
    OS 57 - Ancient Anatolia
    32:02
  18. 26.
    OS 56 - Obscure Struggles in Assyria
    29:51
  19. 27.
    Bonus 3 - Lament for Ur
    43:03
  20. 28.
    Bonus 2 - Fanciful Notions of Antiquity
    39:11
  21. 29.
    OS 55 - Days of Quiet Prosperity
    35:13
  22. 30.
    OS 54 - Soldier of Babylon, Ubarum
    39:05
  23. 31.
    OS 53 - Poem of the Righteous Sufferer
    38:14
  24. 32.
    OS 52 - Theogony of Dunnu and The Education of Scribes
    30:00
  25. 33.
    OS 51 - The New Order
    30:54
  26. 34.
    OS 50 - Hammurabi's Code of Laws
    2:08:12
  27. 35.
    OS 49 - Hammurabi's Death and Legacy
    29:52
  28. 36.
    OS 48 - Hammurabi's Women and Slaves
    29:33
  29. 37.
    Bonus 1 - The Slaying of Illuyanka
    42:01
  30. 38.
    OS 47 - Hammurabi's Rebels and Oracles
    35:34
  31. 39.
    OS 46 - Hammurabi's Northern Conquests and Agricultural Power
    35:19
  32. 40.
    OS 45 - Hammurabi's Medicine and Justice
    32:08
  33. 41.
    OS 44 - Hammurabi's Military and Elamite War
    28:52
  34. 42.
    OS 43 - Hammurabi's Siegecraft and Diplomacy
    37:24
  35. 43.
    OS 42 - Hammurabi's Kingdom and Character
    29:52
  36. 44.
    OS 41 - Shamshi-Adad and the Upper Mesopotamian Empire
    29:21
  37. 45.
    OS 40 - Barbarian Kingdoms and Biblical Patriarchs
    35:33
  38. 46.
    OS 39 - The Merchants and Families of Assyria
    36:46
  39. 47.
    OS 38 - Rim-Sin the Pretty Good
    37:15
  40. 48.
    OS 37 - Petty Kings
    32:56
  41. 49.
    OS 36 - The Founding of Babylon
    25:51
  42. 50.
    OS 35 - Middle Bronze Age Warfare
    35:35

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