I first stumbled across this podcast via the YouTube channel The Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Which, on a minor side note, is something I recommend checking out, very much. The videos were made by a gentleman that is on sync with the Narrator to a degree that I was surprised to find out they weren’t made by the Narrator himself. They add something special to an already exemplary production. This makes me chuckle in retrospect, but after watching all the YouTube like 3 or 4 times I thought “I wonder if there may be more available? What’s this Podcast thing he’s referring to?” I am 40 years old, been connected to the smart phone scene for 10+ years now, voraciously consume history documentaries, and had never actually listened to podcasts. I know, ridiculous right? That has all changed thanks to Chris Hasler. I went from V1E1 to the Alfred the Great episode in maybe two weeks. This podcast is so exceptionally put together that I, and I’m not joking when I say this, nothing came out of my AirPods besides THOTWP until I listened to every last word of this podcast. Chris opened my world to podcasts. Turns out there are all sorts of people interested in the same sh*t as me, and have interesting opinions to share. Thank you Chris, and a big thank you to Nick Barksdale, who’s infectious love of history turned me on to Chris. Rest In Peace Mr. Barksdale. The world is just a little bit better place of a place because of you. Now on to my favorite Chris Hasler colloquialism: “where she fell pregnant.” This makes me laugh every time. Whenever I hear Mr. Hasler talk about a queen or concubine becoming blessed with child, I hear “ The Lady was traveling down the path, where she stumbled upon her husband’s exposed member, where she then fell pregnant. We may never know what her husband’s member was doing there in the first place.” Anyone who is familiar with Chris’s cadence and oration style will probably both be able to hear this in their heads now, and probably never be able to unhear it again. That was my light hearted and jovial gift to the group. You’re welcome everyone. I was always told to leave on a high note, so, with that? I’m getting out while on top. Cheers!