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Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Ancient World - Bloodline

Let the cryptic teasers begin!  First off, the new series will be called “The Ancient World – Bloodline.”  I recently finished drafting the first episode.  It’s one of the toughest I’ve ever written, since it covers major world events from the perspective of an adolescent girl.  Having never been an adolescent girl, the challenges are fairly obvious, but I think the text is getting close to where I want it to be.  I also started drafting the second episode, which is a much more straightforward affair.  I want to get around three or so episodes drafted before I start thinking about production, but (fingers crossed!) I should be in good shape to start posting sometime next month. 

For those who like change, the new series will have new subject matter, a new website design, new music, and a more “streamlined” approach.  For those who like consistency, it will have the same website, same social media sites, same podcast feed and, well, same podcaster. 

I’m still playing the subject matter pretty close to the vest.  You’ll get the general idea in the first episode, but it really won’t be until a half-dozen or so in before the overall journey will take shape.  Hopefully it’ll be one you’ll enjoy.  Thanks for listening! – Scott C.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Calling all interaction designers

Is anyone out there an expert in interaction design?  If so, I need some help putting together a few files (map transitions, interactive family trees, etc.) for the upcoming series.  If you have the time and interest to take on a small project to support the podcast, please leave a message below (or on the Facebook page) with your contact information and I’ll pass you more details. 

Thanks in advance! – Scott C.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Episode R10 - The Bull and the Aten

“I am a faithful servant of the king, and I have not rebelled and I have not sinned, and I do not withhold my tribute, and I do not refuse the requests of my commissioner.  Now they wickedly slander me, but let the king, my lord, not impute rebellion to me!...If the king should write to me, ‘Plunge a bronze dagger into thy heart and die!,’ how could I refuse to carry out the command of the king?”  - Labayu (Caananite warlord) writing to Amenhotep III 

Discoveries at Tell El Amarna and the Valley of the Kings showed the wealth and influence of the Egyptian New Kingdom, while archives uncovered in central Anatolia shed light on Hittite civilization.  Excavations and Knossos confirmed Mycenaean Greek dominance and revealed the majesty of Minoan Crete.
 
http://s407341505.onlinehome.us/Episode_R10_The_Bull_and_the_Aten.mp3