In this Episode I talk about my experience with the podcast: Deep Into History. This show is relatively new, and independent, but it has really impressed me. Extensive and exciting tales of history you don’t want to miss.
PodApplaud- Deep Into History
Welcome to PodApplaud, the Monday through Friday podcast that aims to enable your Podcast habit. I’m your host Seb, and today we are going to dive into the podcast: Deep Into History.
Deep Into History is a history podcast, and a fantastic one at that. Arjun Hundal researches and presents the show, releasing a new episode roughly every second week. If you end up craving more of the show there are additional episodes available on patreon as well. Episodes usually extend past 45 minutes or so towards the hour mark. This is a relatively new podcast so pace yourself or you’ll have binged all the currently released episodes and be stuck waiting for new releases like me.
I first stumbled on Deep into History via twitter. Just as a quick aside here, I want to say. I never experienced Twitter until I started using it to connect with other podcasts and the podcasting community on twitter is so positive and supportive, exactly the opposite of everything I had ever heard of twitter. Anyway, I gave Deep Into History a shot and knew right away I would want to share it on my show. Arjun’s voice is the only one you will hear on Deep Into History, and he carries the show remarkably well with just his voice. There are no sound effects or musical cues, audio clips or anything else, just his voice. It is clear pleasant presents well and engages the listener. No qualms about the audio at all, only praise here.
Moving on, the scripts or content of the show is wonderfully written. The show constantly looks past history books and gets into the human elements of history. There are times history is more complex than what we can observe in the present and during the show we are often introduced to seldom-seen viewpoints. This isn’t a typical dry history podcast, these stories are dynamic tales that are very well-told. It is a story-telling podcast every bit as much as it is a history podcast. Often the show looks upon conflicts and struggles of opposing nations, and the tension of these conflicts comes across really well in the show. Other times, such as the fantastic Yasuke episode, we are immersed into the history of a culture and the relationships that emerge within that culture. My favorite episode so far has been the episode: Revenge of The Ice Queen. Isn’t that title alone just so punchy? This episode details the struggles of Celtic Britons against the Roman Invaders. We learn of how Roman Legionaries valiantly revered and respected their commander, how Celtic Britons fought back against subjugation, and the cultural differences and foul actions that stirred a complete and utter uprising. Every part of the tale won me over, and it reminded me that I’ve had an unread book kicking around for a couple years, A Brief History Of The Druids, by Peter Berresford Ellis. So not only did listening to Deep Into History entertain and inform me for a solid hour, but it also inspired me to finally pick up that book continue learning on my own.
Well here on PodApplaud I rate shows on a 1-5 scale, 1 is silence, 2 is a slow clap, 3 is applause, 4 is a round of applause, and 5 of course is a standing ovation! I would give Deep Into History a 5/5 the show is relatively new on the scene and absolutely nailing it. The show doesn’t need bells or whistles, it is lean and effective. The show does exactly what it aims to, it dives into history and brings you the exciting tales you didn’t even know you needed to hear. This show will definitely remain in my feed, and I will probably be listening to new episodes the day of release, or as soon as possible. I would recommend the show to everyone. You don’t have to be a history nut to enjoy this show. Like all great podcasts, books, or other media, the efforts and passion of the creator are infectious and will make you care about things you didn’t even know about before.
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