A NSFW LONG-FORM PODCAST ABOUT
JULIUS / AUGUSTUS / TIBERIUS / CALIGULA CAESAR
THE FALL OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC
& THE BEGINNING OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
We started in 2014 with a 48-episode series on Julius Caesar.
Then… we did a 100 episodes on Augustus Caesar. Then 40 episodes on Tiberius Caesar. We are currently doing a new series on Caligula. We’ll probably keep going at least until Nero… or one of us dies. Then… we’ll play it by ear.
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Caligula built a 3-mile long bridge over the Bay of Naples. Why? So he could ride over it to prove someone wrong. Then he marries his third and last wife, Caesonia. Then he fires two consuls for not celebrating his birthday and starts a general purge of governors who are called back to Rome and, in some cases, charged with majestas. There’s conspiracy in the air.
In 39 CE, Caligula walked into the Senate and tore them all a new one. The gloves came off. The nice guy act was over. He criticized them for enabling Sejanus’ persecution of his family and for criticizing Tiberius when in fact they urged him on. Then he reinstated majestas. The Senate responded by thanking him and singing his praises.
My inaugural guest is Dr Nathan Brooks PhD from CQUniversity. He’s a forensic psychologist with a background in researching psychopaths. He (and a couple of colleagues) have a new book that came out just after mine, called “Corporate Psychopaths”. It’s an academic book looking at many of the same issues as mine. It was great to speak to him last week and find that we agreed on everything, from the size and importance of the problem, to the causes and the cures.
From his sickbed he named his favorite sister, Drusilla, to inherit the imperial “property and the throne”. But when he recovered, he decided to rid himself of some enemies, real or imagined, including Gemellus, Macro and Silanus, his former father-in-law.
Welcome To The Life of the Caesars!
1. There are TWO OF US. This is a conversation, not a lecture.
2. It’s LONG FORM. Which means we will often take 50 – 100 episodes to tell a story. If you want a quick overview, this is not the show for you!
3. It’s NSFW. While we take the history very seriously, we also know that learning is more effective when you’re having fun. Sometimes (okay, quite often) “having fun” for us translates as bad language and dirty jokes. Let’s face it – this history is violent and sexy. This is NOT a child-friendly show, nor is it safe for work.
4. We sometimes CHARGE MONEY. We do this for a living and put a lot of time and effort into making our content. Our current series is free but to listen to the old series you need to become a subscriber, Feel free to listen to the free ones and then, if you like them, register to listen to the rest.
And on to Caligula…
★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by Tricycle II from Australia on October 28, 2019
Having heard this double act since they made their mark with the original Julius Caius Ceasar, I dread to think how far this will go having such a twisted subject matter. Having watched ‘ I, Claudius’ inspired by these two, I can only sense Ray is Claudius to Cam’s Caligula. Only a man with a cunning plan could possibly survive what is being thrashed around and at him. History? Oh, bit of that too. Carlos (Sydney)
★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by She must have a bad love life from United States of America on October 10, 2019
Just all around a good show. I listened to the first 25 episodes about the big JC in a span of 10 days and then realized you had to pay to listen to the second half. The decision was so easy and I can’t wait to listen to the next 25! Cam and Ray took me a bit to get used to and I wasn’t sure how I felt after a few episodes, but I decided to just keep listening and I am glad I did. These two make history fun to learn and not one episode goes by without me laughing my butt off. The negative reviews you might see are usually people that just don’t want to hear ideas that are different than theirs. I am a Republican and love this show brought to pay for it! Keep it up guys and I can’t wait to get over to your Alexander the Great show!
The Best to Ever Do It!
★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by Angelo Iaconetti from United States of America on July 28, 2019
The podcast is well-researched, offers thought-provoking insight, and is down-right hilarious. If you are attracted to the idea of learning mountains of fascinating minutiae about historical figures and events that your high school history books glossed over in a paragraph or two while simultaneously laughing uncontrollably, look no further than Ray and Cam. Cam has a beautiful, inquisitive mind and an innate ability to seamlessly relay a captivating narrative while boring deep into the recesses of historical themes and current events alike. Ray’s contribution is actually immeasurable. In all honesty, I wouldn’t choose to spend my time listening to anything else. 5 stars all day every day!
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The original Caesar! Big Julie! If you want to learn about Julius Caesar, where it all started, the man who drove a stake through the heart of the failing Roman Republic, you’ll need to become one of our premium subscribers.
The original “Son Of God”, Augustus was Julius Caesar’s grand-nephew. Originally known as Octavian, he was posthumously adopted by Julius after the famous assassination, fought several civil wars, and eventually became the sole ruler of Rome. To listen to our complete Augustus series, you’ll need to become one of our premium embers.
The stepson of the divine Augustus. The reluctant princeps. Voted “The Man Augustus Least Wanted To Take Over His Empire”. The best friend of Sejanus. Did he really retire to a sex dungeon? To listen to our complete Tiberius series, you’ll need to become one of our premium embers.
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