Ancient History and Archaeology students’ podcast tells Time’s Tall Tales

Students from The University of Manchester’s Department of Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology and Egyptology are exploring intriguing discussion points about ancient societies and history in a podcast series that is going from strength to strength.

Laura Thompson and Jordan Perris, both Ancient History and Archaeology students, seized the opportunity of lockdown to be creative by launching Time’s Tall Tales, which takes their passion for their subject down some interesting avenues with different guests.

The podcasts cover everything from Greek mythology, to witch hunts, to the drinking habits of the Pharaohs, and feature insights from fellow University of Manchester students and members of the academic staff from the Faculty of Humanities.

“We have also covered folklore and modern history with topics such as the Banshee and the history of playing cards,” said Laura. “So truly, as long as there is some sort of link to history, no topic is too weird or obscure for us.”

Time’s Tall Tales is now more than 20 episodes in and is available via Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Soundcloud. Students, academics and other interested parties keen to participate in the podcast are invited to get in touch via email 

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