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WATCHING TROY FALL: THE PODCAST

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Join history geek of Trojan War: The Podcast fame as he anticipates and then reviews the BBC and Netflix joint production Troy: Fall of a City.

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Join history geek of Trojan War: The Podcast fame as he anticipates and then reviews the BBC and Netflix joint production Troy: Fall of a City.

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Troy for the masses

By Shadwell von Bernstein - Sep 21 2018
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If you have any interest in the story of the Trojan War, you have to listen to this man's podcasts. He makes the entire story and all background information accessible, interesting and fun.

Best thing ever

By knowidea2020 - May 09 2018
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Most amazing of any podcast ever. If you haven't heard a Jeff wright podcast don't miss out !!

iTunes Ratings

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
16
0
0
0
0

Troy for the masses

By Shadwell von Bernstein - Sep 21 2018
Read more
If you have any interest in the story of the Trojan War, you have to listen to this man's podcasts. He makes the entire story and all background information accessible, interesting and fun.

Best thing ever

By knowidea2020 - May 09 2018
Read more
Most amazing of any podcast ever. If you haven't heard a Jeff wright podcast don't miss out !!
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WATCHING TROY FALL: THE PODCAST

Latest release on Apr 19, 2018

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Join history geek of Trojan War: The Podcast fame as he anticipates and then reviews the BBC and Netflix joint production Troy: Fall of a City.

Rank #1: EPISODE 3: THE CHALLENGE OF “TELLING THE UGLY TRUTH” ABOUT HELEN, PARIS & APHRODITE

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In this episode I first offer a quick primer on Aphrodite, mistakenly assumed to be the goddess of love, but actually the goddess of lust, sexual passion and the one-night stand.  I explore her origin story, and then her “erotic” and “aphrodisiac” powers.  And I quickly review the famous stories of The Apple of Discord...

Jan 14 2018

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Rank #2: EPISODE 7: THE CHALLENGE OF HELEN – HISTORY’S MOST BEAUTIFUL & “POLITICIZED” WOMAN

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I dedicate this anticipatory episode of WATCHING TROY FALL to Helen of Troy:  in my view one of the most fascinating and “politicized” female characters in story.  I begin by noting that the “Helen stories” that a culture chooses to tell inevitably offer a revealing Rorschach (inkblot) Test on that culture’s issues, values, fears and...

Feb 11 2018

33mins

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Rank #3: REVIEW: EPISODE 1 “BLACK BLOOD”, TROY: FALL OF A CITY

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Welcome to the first WATCHING TROY FALL review of TROY: FALL OF A CITY.  This is my review of Episode One “Black Blood”.   In creating my reviews, I attempt to replicate what is likely your own “viewing experience”.  So, I watch the episode only once, and do not allow myself to “pause” or “replay”...

Apr 06 2018

23mins

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Rank #4: REVIEW: EPISODE 2 “CONDITIONS”, TROY: FALL OF A CITY

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Welcome to the second WATCHING TROY FALL review of TROY: FALL OF A CITY.  This is my review of Episode Two “Conditions”.   In creating my reviews, I attempt to replicate what is likely your own “viewing experience”.  So, I watch the episode only once, and do not allow myself to “pause” or “replay” while...

Apr 07 2018

29mins

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Rank #5: REVIEW: EPISODE 3 “SIEGE”, TROY: FALL OF A CITY

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Welcome to the third WATCHING TROY FALL review of TROY: FALL OF A CITY.  This is my review of Episode Three “Siege”. In creating my reviews, I attempt to replicate what is likely your own “viewing experience”.  So, I watch the episode only once, and do not allow myself to “pause” or “replay” while watching. ...

Apr 07 2018

33mins

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REVIEW: EPISODE 8 “OFFERING”, TROY: FALL OF A CITY

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Welcome to the eighth WATCHING TROY FALL review of TROY: FALL OF A CITY.  This is my review of Episode Eight “OFFERING”. I’d love to hear your opinions, of the series, and of my reviews.  You can contact me from this website.  Jeff

Apr 19 2018

38mins

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REVIEW: EPISODE 7 “TWELVE DAYS”, TROY: FALL OF A CITY

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Welcome to the seventh WATCHING TROY FALL review of TROY: FALL OF A CITY.  This is my review of Episode Seven “TWELVE DAYS”. In creating my reviews, I attempt to replicate what is likely your own “viewing experience”.  So, I watch the episode only once, and do not allow myself to “pause” or “replay” while...

Apr 14 2018

31mins

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REVIEW: EPISODE 6 “BATTLE ON THE BEACH”, TROY: FALL OF A CITY

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Welcome to the sixth WATCHING TROY FALL review of TROY: FALL OF A CITY.  This is my review of Episode Six “BATTLE ON THE BEACH”. In creating my reviews, I attempt to replicate what is likely your own “viewing experience”.  So, I watch the episode only once, and do not allow myself to “pause” or...

Apr 11 2018

34mins

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REVIEW: EPISODE 5 “HUNTED”, TROY: FALL OF A CITY

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Welcome to the fifth WATCHING TROY FALL review of TROY: FALL OF A CITY.  This is my review of Episode Five “Hunted”. In creating my reviews, I attempt to replicate what is likely your own “viewing experience”.  So, I watch the episode only once, and do not allow myself to “pause” or “replay” while watching. ...

Apr 09 2018

20mins

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REVIEW: EPISODE 4 “SPOILS OF WAR”, TROY: FALL OF A CITY

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Welcome to the fourth WATCHING TROY FALL review of TROY: FALL OF A CITY.  This is my review of Episode Four “Spoils of War”. In creating my reviews, I attempt to replicate what is likely your own “viewing experience”.  So, I watch the episode only once, and do not allow myself to “pause” or “replay”...

Apr 08 2018

30mins

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REVIEW: EPISODE 3 “SIEGE”, TROY: FALL OF A CITY

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Welcome to the third WATCHING TROY FALL review of TROY: FALL OF A CITY.  This is my review of Episode Three “Siege”. In creating my reviews, I attempt to replicate what is likely your own “viewing experience”.  So, I watch the episode only once, and do not allow myself to “pause” or “replay” while watching. ...

Apr 07 2018

33mins

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REVIEW: EPISODE 2 “CONDITIONS”, TROY: FALL OF A CITY

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Welcome to the second WATCHING TROY FALL review of TROY: FALL OF A CITY.  This is my review of Episode Two “Conditions”.   In creating my reviews, I attempt to replicate what is likely your own “viewing experience”.  So, I watch the episode only once, and do not allow myself to “pause” or “replay” while...

Apr 07 2018

29mins

Play

REVIEW: EPISODE 1 “BLACK BLOOD”, TROY: FALL OF A CITY

Podcast cover
Read more
Welcome to the first WATCHING TROY FALL review of TROY: FALL OF A CITY.  This is my review of Episode One “Black Blood”.   In creating my reviews, I attempt to replicate what is likely your own “viewing experience”.  So, I watch the episode only once, and do not allow myself to “pause” or “replay”...

Apr 06 2018

23mins

Play

EPISODE 7: THE CHALLENGE OF HELEN – HISTORY’S MOST BEAUTIFUL & “POLITICIZED” WOMAN

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Read more
I dedicate this anticipatory episode of WATCHING TROY FALL to Helen of Troy:  in my view one of the most fascinating and “politicized” female characters in story.  I begin by noting that the “Helen stories” that a culture chooses to tell inevitably offer a revealing Rorschach (inkblot) Test on that culture’s issues, values, fears and...

Feb 11 2018

33mins

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EPISODE 6: THE CHALLENGE OF PARIS – PRINCE CHARMING or VACUOUS JERK?

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In this anticipatory episode of WATCHING TROY FALL I speculate on which character from the Trojan War epic will serve the role of “sympathetic male lead” in the Netflix/BBC production TROY: FALL OF A CITY.  I first review the resumes of the major Greek contenders – Agamemnon, Menealus, Achilles and Odysseus – before concluding that...

Feb 04 2018

39mins

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EPISODE 5: THE CHALLENGE OF ACHILLES – HOMER’S MOST CONFUSING CHARACTER

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This entire “anticipatory episode” of WATCHING TROY FALL is dedicated to history’s original weapon of mass destruction:  the Greek warlord Achilles.  Achilles is the most challenging character from the entire Trojan War Epic to “translate” to contemporary audiences.  The screenwriters (and actors) of TROY: FALL OF A CITY will encounter massive editorial and acting decisions...

Jan 28 2018

33mins

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EPISODE 4: THE CHALLENGE OF “BRONZE AGE ATTITUDES” CONCERNING WOMEN & WAR

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In this “anticipatory episode” of WATCHING TROY FALL I explore the challenges that Netflix will face in reconciling the 3000 years old values and cultural mores of the original Trojan War Epic story, with the values and cultural mores of a 21st century television audience.  I identify the core challenge as: “What do you do...

Jan 21 2018

23mins

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EPISODE 3: THE CHALLENGE OF “TELLING THE UGLY TRUTH” ABOUT HELEN, PARIS & APHRODITE

Podcast cover
Read more
In this episode I first offer a quick primer on Aphrodite, mistakenly assumed to be the goddess of love, but actually the goddess of lust, sexual passion and the one-night stand.  I explore her origin story, and then her “erotic” and “aphrodisiac” powers.  And I quickly review the famous stories of The Apple of Discord...

Jan 14 2018

Play

EPISODE 2: THE CHALLENGE OF PORTRAYING BIG GOD(S) ON LITTLE SCREENS

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In this episode I first offer a quick primer on the Olympian Gods that dominate the Trojan War Epic story.  Gods that – unlike our modern monotheistic gods – were neither omnipotent, omnipresent, or, for that matter, particularly “good”, “moral” or even interested in we human beings.  Then I explore the myriad challenges that Netflix...

Dec 02 2017

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EPISODE 1: THE CHALLENGE OF TRANSFORMING BRONZE AGE EPIC INTO 21ST CENTURY TELEVISION

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In this inaugural episode of WATCHING TROY FALL I lay out my master plan for the podcast serial:  a series of “Anticipatory Episodes” followed by eight “Viewing Episodes” (see the ABOUT PAGE for all the details).  Then I dive into a quick primer of the BIG 5 background questions that NETFLIX/BBC will have had to...

Sep 05 2016

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iTunes Ratings

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
16
0
0
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0

Troy for the masses

By Shadwell von Bernstein - Sep 21 2018
Read more
If you have any interest in the story of the Trojan War, you have to listen to this man's podcasts. He makes the entire story and all background information accessible, interesting and fun.

Best thing ever

By knowidea2020 - May 09 2018
Read more
Most amazing of any podcast ever. If you haven't heard a Jeff wright podcast don't miss out !!