Friday, May 25, 2012

Podcasts for Gamers: 12 Byzantine Rulers

There's a handful of game focused podcasts I've found that are fairly good, but most of the great audio I've piped down to my iPhone on my commute have been history focused, rather than game focused. I've found it easy to get a general overview of periods that I don't know very well, and generally find one or more battles or personalities that pique my interest enough to explore further.

"12 Byzantine Rulers" is a history of the Byzantine Empire in podcast format available on iTunes. The podcasts are essentially an audio book of author Lars Brownworth's book about Byzantine history. That's not a period I was interested in, but I was looking for something meaty to listen to during my commute and saw it recommended. It's great stuff, and really fleshes out the dim fringes of my understanding of the Fall of Rome, through the Dark Ages, into the Crusades and setting up the Renaissance. And Belisarius was the MAN! Really looking forward to delving more deeply into this period when I get a chance, and all because of this small podcast series.

Here's a link to the book this podcast is based on:

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tip on this - I'm always on the lookout for good stuff to listen to while painting.