Spring Break

Now that we’re 6 episodes in, I wanted to give you an update on the new series and my plans for 2019.  I’m planning to break “The Ancient World – Thea” into 6-episode “seasons” with breaks in between.  Which is another way of saying that I’m going back on break for a while. You can expect the second season sometime this Summer and a third season before the end of the year.  I don’t really have a feeling yet for how long this series’ll run – it might wrap in the third season or might take a fourth.  I’m notoriously bad at predicting that kind of thing.

During the break I’m planning to dig into a few side-projects. So, for example, if anyone out there has experience in ancient-history-themed childrens’ books hit me up on social media.  Otherwise if you’d like to help out the show here’s my humble ask: Find one friend who’s into history and tell them about The Ancient World.  Maybe even point them toward the first 6 episodes of “Thea” as a low-commitment introduction. If each of you could turn just one friend on to the show that would get us up over 50,000 subscribers. If each of you got two friends listening we’d have nearly 100,000.

Those are amazing numbers - but with your help it’s also completely doable. With the recent changes in the podcasting world it’s also a great way to show your support for freeform, independent podcasting.  And, last but not least, it’s a wonderful way to keep me inspired and keep the stories flowing.

So, that’s it for now – and thanks in advance for helping me out. I hope you’re enjoying “The Ancient World – Thea” and thanks again for listening!



  1. Hey Scott, Scott here as well up in Portland Oregon, great series! Idea that might help out, think I remember you were an instructor? Even if not maybe reaching out to student populations history departments, instructors, and clubs (nationwide not just your location, internet email is great thing!) asking them to just listen to a couple of episodes and ask them to give you feedback. If they like it they will stay! This will get more subscribers and have a chain affect that could in turn bring in more.

    1. Thanks for the feedback, and the suggestions. Always happy for ideas that might attract new listeners. Take care!

  2. Hey Scott,
    Enjoy the Spring Break! This is John from back in the days of being your neighbor. Wanted to offer a quick feedback, if I may. I really love the current series, but the period, as you know is super complex with tons of redundant naming. Maybe a quick "last week on the Ancient World..." recap at the beginning of each new episode I know would really help me reorient. Anyway, just a thought for what it's worth. Keep it up!

    1. Hey John! Hope things are well. Sorry for the delay, I was on vacation for a week & didn't take my laptop. Glad you’re enjoying the new series, and thanks for the feedback, you are likely totally right. Let me think about a good solution. Take care!


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