History of the World podcast

Reviews For History of the World podcast

A big hello from Washington State. I very much appreciate the well crafted writing. Volume one was fun. Just the thing while waiting out the corona virus.
Hats up to the great effort in compacting the historical narrative without missing the highlights. Your biggest fan from the land of Khemet.
Chris gives a great narrative view of history and focuses on most aspects of each era, so you won’t just hear about war or politics of the time.

5/5

Best part of my Sunday morning I listen every Sunday while making breakfast, very informative and easy to digest
My degree is in biology, but I’m very interested in paleo anthropology. This podcast does a great job of combining hard sciences with soft sciences. It is very educational.
Love the podcast. One point. Not sure if it’s just me, but there is a deep hum in the background.
Started at the beginning of volume 2, still working through it. Will certainly go back to volume one, and listen throughout.

5/5

By eco-nik
So informative!! I love this podcast. Thanks for the continued education.
I love the utter depth of information and presentation. As an avid fan of all things historical, especially the ancient world, I found myself listening to Chris everyday and was disappointed when I caught up in a week. I have replayed his podcast several times while I await the each release.
Great podcast! Keep up the great work Chris
Love the podcast. I enjoy the way it is presented. Keep it up Chris your doing great.
Since the history or the world is such a big, ambitious subject, I was skeptical that it could be done well. But so far, I’m super impressed, as it makes a laudable effort to provide the context needed to understand the major issues and events. Having listened from the beginning, it presents each topic in a clear and organized way. It helps me fill in some gaps in my understanding and provides context for deeper study. I’m curious, though, how Chris will handle subjects as they become nearer in history with ever more information available, and therefore ever more complex. Also, Chris, do you produce the whole thing yourself, right down to composing and performing the music? In any case, great job.

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5/5

By OG&GK
Great show, highly recommended!!

5/5

I like his calming voice, his accent and the audio quality is good. In depth information but not overwhelming. I find it very relaxing.
I'm addicted to history podcasts and have to say this is one of the best ones I've listened to. The audio is great and his voice is very balanced. He throws in just enough to let us know he's a real human being, but sticks to the content. The content is in-depth, and, even though I've read many of these topics many times, there's always something he throws in that I didn't think of or hadn't heard before. This is good listen to on a walk, driving, or even falling asleep. I've fallen asleep to this a few times and then had to listen to the podcast again because I didn't want to miss anything. I have high standards, especially for a history podcast, so I listened to the first few podcasts skeptically. After the first 3-4 episodes, I am hooked.
I use this podcast for the days when we have appointments or things outside the home that take up our time so my 17yo can still get his required credits. He loves this podcast and it is very well-informed, interesting, and complete. Thanks to this podcast he can listen in the car and apply what he’s learned to what he reads at home in his textbook (or he learns MORE than the textbook at times too).
Love this podcast!!!!!! Listen to go to sleep cuz his calm voice makes me sleep but the info is incredible and I learn a lot. Super addicted , lots of rare facts. Deep into the pre history part and loving
This is a great podcast. The pacing of the content per episode and the verbal delivery within each episode is perfect. I fall asleep to this often listening to the same episodes over and over. You can tell this is a passion of the creator. It also starts out nicely and continues. Often podcasts start slow as the creator finds their way in the beginning and as they invest in hardware. This is not the case with this podcast. He starts on pace and sounding good.
I just LOVE this podcast. I stumbled across it looking for information on the Assyrians and got sucked in to the whole thing. His delivery is “no frills” but that’s exactly what I want most of the time. I can’t wait to finish the whole series!
Easy to listen to at night- no distracting music blaring in background. Excellent information- great all around if you enjoy history.
I love listening during my work commute.. very easy to follow (even at 1.5 speed :) ...Makes history very clear and easy to digest. Wonderful podcast! Bravo!
Wonderful podcast
Chris is very well organized. He tells a very complete story of our history as a species on earth. He covers multiple areas of the world and keeps it organized so you can see the connections among different areas of the world and are common experience as humans.
Just finished his entire Volume1. A detailed introduction to a broad topic. Suitable for beginners and informed amateurs. His Aussie accent is comprehensible and charming. Give it alisten for a coupe of episodes and decide for yourself.
I just love Chris’s podcast. He does an incredible job of compiling information and presenting it to all of us. Truly a fantastic researcher! I love his humble and open minded presentation. Thank you Chris!!!!
I don't know what else to say other than this podcast and Chris is great. Thorough, visual, engaging and something I'll need to listen to for years to come from the beginning to take in all the information Chris shares. I can't wait to get in my car and drive so I can continue to listen and learn.
Fantastic podcast, excellent listen
Just started listening about a month ago. Well organized and researched, easy to understand and follow. One of the best podcasts I’ve heard. Chris’ accent is wonderful and his presentation is excellent. I like how he presents what’s known and how/why it’s known and what other possibilities there are. I’m from the US but am currently traveling in Spain. Great for listening on trains and planes. I know this is a lot of work and it’s greatly appreciated.
As an American truck driver, I’m on the road seven days a week. From Monday through Friday, I can easily occupy my mind with internet radio and current events, but there’s little of that to be had over the weekend. So I do a little BBC, a little National Public Radio, and lots of podcasts. I love “The History of English”, and have binge-listened “The History of Rome” three times. Of the podcasts, yours is my favorite, and I’m sure I will go through it again after you finish.

5/5

I absolutely am in love with this podcast. I just finished episode 8 so I’m way behind. BUT! I heard the criticism of the reverb intros and please god I hope you didn’t stop doing them. I love em. They make me smile. I’m starting episode 9 now so I guess I’m fixing to find out.... lol
One of the best history podcasts out there. It's well researched, well presented, comprehensive and objective. I find Chris's accent adds to the experience - particularly while driving. In addition, Chris explores fascinating insights and some of the what ifs that make history fascinating. Definitely start with Vol 1 - pre-history.
Succinct and enjoyable
I’ve at least tried every ancient history podcast I can find and this is one of the best!! Starting the narrative in prehistory and working through from there is brilliant and I look forward to taking the trip along with you!!
I’ve been listening for about 3 months and I’m already nearly caught up. The pacing and information of the podcast are excellently balanced. For me as well, the presenter speaks in a way that makes it easy to understand while driving or multitasking. I found the history of hominids to be the topic in which I knew the least going into this, and I feel like I’ve gained not only a lot of knowledge, but the podcast leaves a lot of room for your own thoughts on some of the historically fuzzy topics. It’s a refreshing thing to give information, and give the listener topics to think on. Easy five star rating. Keep up the good work.
Just started listening, but Chris seems solid in presenting an unbiased picture of human history.
Chris does an amazing job of putting facts out there in s manner that is entertaining and informative at the same time. He is very humble in his delivery (doesn’t shove his opinions down our throats)and giving the facts as he sees them for us to make our own thoughts on. Keep up the good work. Shane Sacramento,CA
Concise, well presented, easy listening with no background noise.
I love listening to Chris Hasler's "History of the World" podcast. He has done his research and I love his enthusiasm and his British accent. He makes it interesting and I always look forward to each and every podcast. This is a must for all history fans. Check out this podcast, one and all. You won't regret it!
This podcast gives a detailed and comprehensive history of humans. Starting with the first hominids and progressing forward through prehistoric, ancient, and eventually recorded history. Chris has a fantastic British narrative voice and objective narrative style that lets the listener develop their own opinions along with him. Highly recommend.
Excellent overview by a host who does detailed research. I love how he makes chronological markers to help draw a timeline and tell a story. It is a logical presentation and since it has a broad scope, I appreciate it a lot more than professional historians. Have been listening since he published episode 4 and I can’t wait for his new episodes. Thanks for great work.
I love relaxing and listening to this podcast. The host researches the subject well and you can tell he is very passionate about history!
James Callahan here. I am a truck driver in The Republic of Texas. I love your show sir. I'm up to the colonization of the world EP. 12 and very informed by your presentation. Thank you for these productions.
Both relaxing and informative. I am still fascinated that when we speak about evolution, we seem to talk in terms of the organisms developing “in order to..” In other words, the brain needed to grow in order to... they developed these complex social skills in order to raise their children... I wonder if it would be more accurate to speak in terms of, at some point this happened, and so this followed. (Ex. At some point, this species managed to develop a tool that improved their hunting skills, and subsequently increased protein intake, which increased socialization, etc). So rather than assuming there is a purpose, the first assumption really is that this is just happening by circumstance. But that’s everywhere. Still love listening.
Well researched, easy to follow, and great to binge (which is good because it’s hard to stop!) Also, his accent is reminiscent of Holly from Red Dwarf, so it makes it quite fun to listen to.
On a lonely highway your car breaks down. A stranger drives by, pulls over, backs up, turns off his engine, gets out of his car, walks up and asks “What’s the trouble?” While he’s checking under the hood you tell him the story of your life. He gets your motor running; he is happy to help. Before you can thank him properly he has driven off. I love this podcast.
All the detail of a post graduate history course, delivered by your mate at your local. Perfect for listening too on your ride home. I give my highest recommendation. Riley Venable, PhD Texas Southern University Houston, TX, USA RETIRED
Few podcasts have engaged my imagination like this one has in such a short time. I binge listened to the full podcast in a couple of weeks and couldn't stop thinking about the content. Chris introduces complex topics with ease and a humble understanding of the differing intepretations of the evidence. He urges the listener to think and draw their own conclusions.