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38 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Alexander the Great. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Alexander the Great, often where they are interviewed.

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38 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Alexander the Great. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Alexander the Great, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 483: Alexander the Great: History’s Ultimate Conqueror?

Sofa King Podcast
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On this episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast, we look at one of the greatest military leaders in human history, Alexander the Great. Alexander was born in the Greek kingdom of Macedonia in 356 B.C. He was the son of a powerful king and queen, and after Game of Thrones type ups and downs, he took Macedonia as king after his father was assassinated. From there, Alexander conquered Greece and moved to India, Egypt, and even Persia (the Middle East). By the time he was 32, he was considered "King of Babylon, King of Asia, King of the Four Quarters of the World."

Alexander was born to King Philip II and Queen Olympia. While he was a boy, his father had him trained in everything from music to military, swordsmanship to horsemanship, and even philosophy (at the hands of the one and only Aristotle). By the time he was 16, he formed a cavalry and defeated an until then undefeatable group called the Sacred Band of Thebes. At the age of 19, his father was murdered by his own body guard, and after a brief struggle for power, Alexander was declared king of Macedonia. However, his father’s biggest legacy was a body of joined states called the Corinthian League, and they didn’t bow down to Alexander. Until he made them. One by one, the Greek states fell to Alexander’s army, and even the mighty Spartans joined this new League with Alexander as its head.

Once Greece was his, Alexander set his sights at the biggest military target there was—Persia. It was said to be impossible to defeat their massive army, but in just a few years, Alexander had their king Darius III on the run. He next took Egypt and India, and all of Persia, becoming the king of the known world. He established over 70 cities named Alexandria (some of which still exist today with the same name).

After his 13 year run of zero defeats in battle, what finally made his army say enough and want to head back? What was his reaction when is enemy Darius III was killed by his own army? What was the story with his mighty horse Bucephalus? Was Alexander the Great truly bisexual? Was he truly a drunk? How did he undo the famed Gordian Knot? Did he conquer more than Genghis Khan did? Listen, laugh, learn.
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May 22 2020

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258 - Alexander the Great - King of Macedonia

Biographics: History One Life at a Time
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Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. He was born in Pella in 356 BC and succeeded his father Philip II to the throne at the age of 20.

Apr 27 2020

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Hillsdale Dialogues 03-06-2020 Great Figures in History: Alexander the Great

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Dr. Larry P. Arnn and Dr. Kenneth Calvert join Hugh Hewitt to discuss Alexander the Great.

Apr 23 2020

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Vol 3 Ep 18 - PROFILE - Alexander the Great

History of the World podcast
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356 - 323 BCE - In our second profile episode, we look at a man who is arguably the greatest military leader ever, the Macedonian king, Alexander the Great.

Apr 12 2020

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Alexander the Great featuring Dr. Philip Freeman

History Does You
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Alexander the Great was one of worlds most successful military commanders never losing a battle and creating an empire that stretched from Greece to Modern day India. He also played an important role in spreading Greek Culture and values in areas that had never come into contact with the Greeks. He named over 20 cities after himself including the great city of Alexandria in Egypt which became an importance center for intellect, trade, and philosophy in the ancient world. I also had the opportunity to interview Dr. Philip Freeman who is a professor of History at Pepperdine University and is the author on several biographies of ancient figures including Alexander the Great, St. Patrick, and Julius Caesar. A great interview and episode about one of the most important leaders in the ancient world!

Mar 22 2020

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Mystery of the Alexander the Great Coin Hoard

Channel History Hit
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Off the coast of the Gaza Strip fishermen have been discovering coins of extreme rarity and importance. They date from the brief reign of Alexander the Great in the Third Century BC.

Strangely, months later, a collection of very very similar coins were sold in a London auction house. What's the story here? Were they illegally trafficked? And what does that tell us about the antiquities found in some of the world's most troubled regions?

I talked to Sarah Saey a lead producer for the BBC who broke this story, and also to producer Hazem Balousha in Gaza itself. It is a fascinating piece of archaeological sleuthing that took me from the chaos following the death of Alexander to the modern antiquities trade....

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Mar 19 2020

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Mystery of the Alexander the Great Coin Hoard

Dan Snow's History Hit
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Off the coast of the Gaza Strip fishermen have been discovering coins of extreme rarity and importance. They date from the brief reign of Alexander the Great in the Third Century BC.

Strangely, months later, a collection of very very similar coins were sold in a London auction house. What's the story here? Were they illegally trafficked? And what does that tell us about the antiquities found in some of the world's most troubled regions?

I talked to Sarah Saey a lead producer for the BBC who broke this story, and also to producer Hazem Balousha in Gaza itself. It is a fascinating piece of archaeological sleuthing that took me from the chaos following the death of Alexander to the modern antiquities trade....

For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours of history documentaries, interviews and films, including our new in depth documentary about the bombing war featuring James Holland and other historians, please signup to www.HistoryHit.TV We have got a special offer on at the moment- use code 'pod3' for a month free and the first THREE months for just £/€/$1 per month.

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Mar 19 2020

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#588: The Audacious Command of Alexander the Great

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Alexander the Great became king of Macedonia at age 19. By age 30 he controlled an empire that spanned from Greece to India. In the two thousand years after his early death, his influence has persisted. Military leaders from Caesar to Napoleon studied his campaigns and imitated his strategies and tactics, and without Alexander, the influence of Greek culture on the world wouldn't have been the same. 

My guest today has written a very readable, yet academically authoritative biography of this legendary king, commander, and conqueror. His name is Philip Freeman, and he's a classics professor and the author of Alexander the Great. Today on the show, Philip takes us on an engaging tour of Alexander's life, beginning with the myths surrounding his birth, and his education under the great philosopher Aristotle. Philip then explains the cloak and dagger intrigue of Macedonian politics and why Alexander's father was assassinated. We then dig into Alexander's political reign and military command and highlight the most famous battles during his decade-long campaign to conquer the ancient world. Along the way, Philip shares the leadership lessons we can learn from Alexander.

Get the show notes at aom.is/alexanderthegreat.

Feb 26 2020

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Episode 61: Psychological Disruptions and the Reformation and Alexander the Great

The Weekly Eudemon
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Did you know all reformers were born after the year 1480?

I’m talking about the Reformation of 1517, when Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the Wittenberg church door, challenging the Catholic Church’s abuse of indulgences. It was the birth of Protestantism. Within five years, the floodgates had opened and there were a lot of reformers: men who were breaking off from the Catholic Church, forming their own religions.

But all those men were relatively young. Under age 40.

No one knows why but a common explanation is 1492. Columbus. The new world. Now, people weren’t shocked that the world wasn’t flat. That’s a myth propagated by Catholic haters in the eighteenth and nineteenth century who never lost an opportunity, no matter how bogus, to discredit the Catholic Church, like Washington Irving. If you’re interested in this, get Jeffrey Burton Russell’s Inventing the Flat Earth. I’ve never read it, but I’ve read large swaths from Russell’s four volume history of the devil and will vouch for his work in general. . . .

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Feb 02 2020

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HIS 101 - 10 - Alexander the Great and Hellenism

HIS 101 Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650 - Group 1
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Jan 23 2020

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