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These are the Oldest Stories.

In this podcast, you can hear the oldest stories still known, tales that have passed the test of time with flying colors, though usually because they were written down then buried for millennia. This show is focused on the history and myth of the Cradle of Civilization, ancient Mesopotamia, beginning with the dawn of writing. My first episodes feature characters and stories that are literally five thousand years old. Never fear though, for your humble podcast host has taken these literally dusty old stories and breathed new life into them, or at least as much as I am able.

So join me as I re-tell millennia old tales, making this possibly the most derivative podcast you have ever listened to.

The show began with the epic of Gilgamesh and topics in Sumerian myth. It then moved through the history of Sumer and the Akkadian empire and is now moving into the later Ammorite period of Mesopotamian history.

You can go over to the Where to Listen page to find various spots to listen to the show, or just search in your favorite podcast app, I should be in most of them.

You can always leave a comment anywhere on this site, or shoot me an email if you have questions or just want to chat about the show.

Also, I hang out at a mythology discussion discord, if anyone wants to come say hi or discuss myth in general:


  1. Thank you so very much for your wonderful work! You gave me some of my most enjoyable moments in these never ending months of qurantine! And, honestly, I just love your voice! (don't wanna sound creepy, but it's true...)

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    2. I agree. When I first heard the podcast I thougth someone had signed Seth Green as a narrator. :)

  2. Well, I finally caught up with all the episodes. I really enjoy you podcast and hope you will continue for a long time.

  3. I love your podcast and have listened to every episode. One thing I was wondering is, who are you exactly? I.e. a professor, student, or just a learned non-academic? Just curious! Also thanks for pointing us to History of English Language podcast (I think that was you), also have listened to that in its entirety. Keep it coming!


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