History of the World podcast

Reviews For History of the World podcast

5/5

By bvfgjn
Bravo👏
I just finished listening to Volume 2 and I can wait until I start V3 - Was looking to get into listening to a podcast worth my time and this is as good as it gets!!! Chris does an excellent job - keep up it up and thank you for all that you do. Thanks 😊 Eddie M.
I started this podcast a couple of months ago for my commutes. Before this, I wasn’t much of a listener to podcasts. In only the first couple of episodes, Chris demonstrated what I was missing. His delivery, humor, and love of the subject matter are enough to grab you, shake you, and enthrall you with stories of yesteryear. If you’re looking, look no further. If you love history, you’ve found a home. If you are uninterested in history, prepare to change your kind. Regardless of who you are, Chris will blow your mind. While I’m currently in the middle of Volume 3, I am astounded by learning that what I’ve learned. And I’m excited to hear more about early England. This was a particular focus of learning for me when I was younger and it’s like taking a trip down memory lane and finding my memory had a lot of holes. No matter what you do or who you are, learning new things is a gift. And it is good form to thank those who give you a gift. So…thank you Chris. It is very much appreciated and very much what I need.
As usual I came late to the party for this one. Having listened to a number of other history podcasts this one is currently in my top 3 favorites along with History of Ancient Greece and History of Rome. I'm only on volume 1 so far but am loving the material, the in depth detail and the way the information is laid out with each episode building on the last. Chris does a great job researching the material and his humble, yet in my opinion, expert presentation keeps me engaged and wanting more. As mentioned, eagerly catching up and hoping to see more to come!
I just discovered it recently. I’ve been listening to it every weekend for a few months now, trying to catch up to the current ones. Easy to listen to and fun and educational. :)
Thank you so much for providing such an accessible source of historical knowledge that is both fun to listen to and accurately aligned with the current state of scientific knowledge.
Pepe from ridgecrest California here ! I recommend this podcast to everyone I know. I love the transition music and always enjoy the end of the podcast when you recommend other shows and enjoy the comments. I will be checking out other podcasts but first I must catch up with yours ! 10/10 Many thanks Ps. Best moment is when you built up Alexander having to make big moves only to die haha
Love this podcast. Found it from YouTube Channel “Study of Antiquity and Middle Ages”. It is easy and fun to listen to and you will find many more excellent podcasts that Mr. Hasler recommends well worth your while. Thank you Mr. Hasler
Chris does a great job presenting information in a clear and concise manner. Love his accent too. I’m working my way through volume 2 now and enjoying every second.
I'm from Iran and I was amazed how accurate you were about our history. So, now, I'm digging from the beginning 👍
Enjoying your podcast. Thank you for the time and research it must take to put it together. Hope I will eventually catch up. Texas grandma who is fascinated by ancient history.
The conversational tone of this podcast makes me feel like I’m just listening to someone in a conversation, not being taught. Chris makes the topics interesting with just enough details to contextualize everything without getting into the minutiae.
Dear Chris, for some time now I wanted to rate your podcast and give you thanks for such an enthusiastic and informative podcast about our history. I’m from Uruguay living now in Florida US, I can’t wait to about the history of the Americas. Great work and thank you again. Jorge E. Barcia
Dear Chris, I listen to you in Michigan. There is dirty of classes on eastern history. Thank you for the thoughtful and thorough narratives. I finally understand my own history.

5/5

By Khiuny
Hi Chris. I’ve been listening from Venezuela for the past couple of months. I’ve learned TONS about things I didn’t know I didn’t know anything bout. All this knowledge would have remain hidden to me if it wasn’t for you. I really appreciate what you are doing and I agree that this podcast should be celebrated as a service to humankind.
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I came across this podcast after accepting a middle school social studies teaching position and wanting to learn more about world history in preparation for my new job. I could not be more thrilled with how the information is presented in this podcast. Most of all, I appreciate the humbleness with which the information is presented. Mr. Hasler constantly reminds the listener that history can be created, distorted, manipulated, etc. and that we can never be 100% certain of the accuracy of the stories we read, hear, and tell. I will take this lesson into the classroom with me to teach my future students the complexity of studying and interpreting the past and how it affects our present and will be a contributing factor in our future. Thank you for taking on this labor of love, Mr. Hasler. Your passion and effort is appreciated and has a farther-reaching effect than you probably even know. Keep up the great work!
I have had an interest in prehistory and ancient history since my school years. The History of the World podcast has lit that flame again. Thank you Chris for sharing your love of history with the world.
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I stumbled upon this podcast trying to find out more about our early human evolution. Due to the way episode one opened and the podcast quality, I was unsure if this was going to be the substance I was looking for but decided to continue listening. Now after completing the entire volume one, I must say that this whole podcast should be a prerequisite for education in the place of history class and all of the schools worldwide. It is such a straightforward and comprehensive look at our relevant history, and presented in a way that most people can understand. I absolutely commend Chris on his efforts and I do consider this one of the most valuable pieces of information podcast thing that I have ever come across. Keep it up!
Fantastic podcast. I’m throughly enjoying the podcast well worth a listen.
Tight scripting while managing a trove of unfamiliar terms, names and locations makes for a truly interesting show in under an hour. I particularly enjoyed his month’s long dive into the Roman Empire and his focus on emperors along with the broader Roman history. I just got an iPad and this is the first thing I did after setup- the show is that good. Cheers Chris and I look forward to volume III.
Listened to every episode. Love ancient history and this is the best in terms of depth, insights and variety. Also love your sense of humor, passion and care. A complete and utter joy to listen. Thank you for bringing this to all of us! Scott Luntz, Connecticut.
For anyone who’s interested in history, this podcast is one of the best. Neutral in presentation with level of detail that allows listeners to further investigate areas of interest. Keep up the great work! Kelly Madigan
I am not an expert on the quality of podcasts. This is the second one I have listened to. I am very interested in history and I am so glad that I found this one. My compliments to Chris for his expertise and his ability to communicate what he has learned to the rest of us who were too lazy to put the research into Learning about the world we have inherited. Thank you so much.
Chris really delivers an entertaining and enlightening historical narrative of our history, as we know it, on this planet. Keep up the good work! Highly recommended! Todd Woodstock Illinois USA
I started back in March, and just caught up. I’ve been impressed with the amount of information covered in such a short time. You present the facts in a coherent way, but leave room for people to make their own conclusions. I, myself, have a Christian worldview, but I also am a amateur historian and love to wrestle with what I follow spiritually but see physically. I love how you unapologetically present the religious view unbiased, when they do line up with history and seem likely, and when they don’t. And that doesn’t even scratch my fascination with the Stone Age and classical worlds. A+ podcast and will continue listening. My only thing I don’t like is the reading of the messages and questions at the end, because it doesn’t hold my attention like the episodes but I respect that you do it. It’s be ironic if you read mine and I didn’t even hear it. You definitely deserve my review though. Landon from Tennessee.
When I first stumbled upon the History of the World Podcast I had no idea that it would be this informative and enjoyable to listen to. Chris’s accent is truly one for the books and his humble approach to feeding his listeners with all the knowledge he’s obtained is second to none. If you love history then look no other because here is the place to be. Thank you Chris and I can’t wait to tune into what you have in store!!! P.S I enjoy your podcast so much that I had to write a review which is something I’ve never done before!

5/5

Found my way to your podcast via Ryan Stitt’s “The History of Ancient Greece”. Just finished Volume 1 and wanted to pause before I continue to volume 2 to say I’m enjoying THOTW podcast immensely! Great presentation and storytelling, Chris!
Chris does a wonderful job doing deep dives into historical events, but at no point does it feel like he’s talking down to you or just reading bullet points. He presents like he’s telling a story and bringing you along on the journey. I highly recommend subscribing to this podcast
If you want a fully comprehensive podcast on world history, look no further. After 3 episodes, I was totally hooked. Chris really does a fantastic job describing the journey of humans through time, from cave drawings to the first civilizations and beyond to dynasties, battles, and intrigues. His delivery is superb—he’s extremely detailed, unbiased, enthusiastic, and not at all intimidating. In just a few weeks I’ve torn through these episodes and I plan to start back at the beginning once I’m caught up.
Chris does a great job with his podcast. He presents multiple points of view and theories on controversial theories. He gives his thoughts after reading and evaluating many scientific journals. He keeps it quite entertaining with his accent and comments. Well worth your time.
Chris Hasler has created a very informative and thoughtful podcast on human history - all of it. I like the consideration he gives to multiple points of views and debatable topics when covering a topic.
This is one of the best history podcasts I’ve found. Chris does an excellent job covering the big topics / events everywhere in the world, but he also gets into quite a bit of analysis and depth, much more than you’d think. Since it seems to be a common issue - as an American, I did find his accent a bit difficult at first, but after a few episodes even that small issue went away.
Hi Chris, Thank you so much for taking the time to delineate the history of the World with such care. I just finished listening to the European Migration episode and was impressed to learn many facts I had never heard. For example, that “Alan” and “Indo” are cognates. Looking forward to dissecting and digesting this episode throughout the months. As an aside, your response to an email by someone asking you to pronounce the words Neandrathal and Homosapiens “correctly” was handled with such grace! Please NEVER stop educating us by using academically accepted pronunciations. Embarrassed North American, Sara
Wonderful history of all things human. It is great that a self-educated person can put together such a great quality production.
My favorite part is that Chris frequently admits that he has no formal education at this at all. His podcasts demonstrate what can be accomplished with interest and determination.
The no nonsense yet enjoyable presentation makes this podcast outstanding. Thanks Chris!
I love this podcast! Extremely informative.
Very good. Very. Good.
Your accent rocks the house and twice on Sundays! And I love the content. Keep up the great work, Sir!
I am not sure exactly what it is that makes this show so great. It may be the host’s voice, then it very well be the information bestowed but I hear you saying it’s the script writing! Which none of these are wrong and when put together the results are magical. Thank you for helping my workdays not be intolerably boring. Keep up the good work
Awesome!!
I love this podcast so much! It’s the only history podcast that’s chronological and thorough. Chris’s voice and tone is engaging yet calming, and he knows his stuff! He makes everything so interesting, and it’s authentic and genuine. Not overly produced like other shows where some voice actor is just reading a script. And I love it when at the end he reads his fan mail, bot good and bad. He’s so sweet I want to invite him for dinner!
I reviewed this podcast a year ago and I greatly enjoyed Cris’s sincere enthusiasm and dedication to his project. What started out as a good listen has now become a well crafted delivery of a rather finite and specific depth of the topic without the superfluous details that could often derail a less intentional or casual listener. Recent reviews by many listeners relate how they have been brought into a surprisingly fun and fascinating learning experience of History; what may have been perhaps a seemingly onerous prospect before finding this podcast. All of which means that this podcast is doing a wonderful job of presenting History in a meaningful, fascinating, and truly enjoyable manner. So if you’re interested or curious about what their is to learn about History, here’s a great place to start. You can jump in on any episode that might catch your interest and pick up from there. It’s that well written. Thanks so much Chris for your continued hard work and dedication to your Art.
Chris has made an interesting subject more so . I have a half hour drive to work with no cell and bad radio coverage . Download at home and it’s a nice ride with a friend who really knows his stuff . Keep the VOG . How chris coalesces what he researches into each podcast is remarkable ! Thanks
Well written and fun, as well as enriching to hear. Thanks for your work. I look forward to more episodes. Tom Patten Richland, WA USA
Great podcasts and an easy voice to listen to. History from the dawn of man to the Huns (our current point in the story).