Two Friends Talk History Podcast

A podcast where two friends…talk history! Two Friends Talk History is a podcast where public historian, Zofia, chats with scholars, archaeologists, researchers and more to explore fascinating histories, look behind the scenes and ask the big question that’s missing in much academic discourse: so what? Why is this relevant today?

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Each Episode has New Friends on Two Friends

Carrying on from season 1 in which Zofia and Liam explored the ancient world through stories and interviews, season 2 invites new friends to Two Friends. With this podcast, I am interested in exploring global histories, landscapes and many other topics with my awesome guests!

The Late Antique City Two Friends Talk History

In this episode, Zofia is joined by archaeologist and Late Antique period specialist Dr Javier Martínez Jiménez, currently a PDRA in the Cambridge Faculty of Classics "Impact of the Ancient City" ERC Project, to discuss the social changes that characterised the transition to the Late Antique period. We discuss the knock-on effects of these changes as they impacted technology like water provisioning and urban contraction. Tangents include field schools, Roman Merida, setting up a museum exhibition, floating feathered pantomimes, werewolves, and more!To find out more from the talented Dr Martínez Jiménez please check out his Academia page, and for his new book, Aqueducts and Urbanism in Post-Roman Hispania (2019), can be found at all good booksellers – and  Amazon.Find us on InstagramSupport us through Patreon Buy our merch on RedbubbleExplore more resources and topics about the ancient world on ArchaeoArtistMusic by the wonderfully talented Chris SharplesImage credits: cover illustrations and map by Zofia Guertin. If you'd like to get in touch, email at twofriendstalkhistory@gmail.com. 
  1. The Late Antique City
  2. Roman Curses and Love Magic
  3. Bronze Age Kefalonia: the Tzanata tomb
Episode 9 “Lands of Ice” featured my interview with Jennie Heyes, an incredible storyteller and Inuit elder, who shared stories about her nomadic childhood in Nunavut.

The art for Two Friends Talk History

With each episode, I wanted to find a way to include art into this project, since that gives me life. One of the coolest parts about starting this podcast is that each topic inspired some wild mash-up and ignited creative ideas that I could channel into episode art! I use historical and archaeological sources for style and content to inspire the artistic renderings! You can find fabulous Two Friends Talk History merchandise here on my Redbubble Shop!

Join me on Patreon!

If you would like to support this podcast and keep it going, I have set up a PATREON page where interested parties can sign up for a monthly pledge to at the cost of a pint and have access to a bunch of exciting stuff: episode art, additional content (maps, images and related goodies), 100 Word Histories and downloadable art extras! You can also check out the accompanying images on the TFTH INSTAGRAM.

I am so excited to learn and share new things on this project! It’s a totally wild ride creating a podcast, so please bare with me while I get my hosting sea legs! Please check it out on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and anywhere else you listen to your podcasts. Ratings and reviews are fundamental to gaining any visibility, so please check it out and leave a review!