Global 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?

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.

Each Episode has New Friends on Two Friends

With each episode we start with a theme, we separately research a topic and only reveal our stories to each other at the time of recording. This way, we get to keep it spicy by investigating topics that peak our interests and having genuinely authentic responses during recording! Both Liam and I are interested in many historical periods and places, though we both went to school for ancient history. With this podcast, we wanted to explore global histories, landscapes, objects and less represented groups.

Dysfunctional Families Two Friends Talk History

In this week's episode, Liam delves into 'The Anarchy' of 12th century England when Empress Matilda battled her cousin King Stephen for control of the English throne.  Meanwhile, Zofia navigates the twisted tale of some terrible Ptolemies: Cleopatra II, her daughter Cleopatra III and the husband they shared, Ptolemy VIII. The 2nd century BCE ruling dynasty of Egypt known for murders, mayhem, matricides and more!Find us on InstagramSupport us through PatreonBuy our merch on RedbubbleMusic by the wonderfully talented Chris Sharples
  1. Dysfunctional Families
  2. Lands of Ice
  3. Archaeological Aeclanum
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 Liam and I each came to the recording sessions with two very different stories within the same theme, so making some wild mash-up episode art seemed like the perfect way to bring these loves together. I have been challenging myself with creating the mash-ups in my own digital drawing style but, where appropriate, using the historical style the original image was made in.

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!