This series started as a linear, relatively serious podcast about the life of JULIUS CAESAR, the general, the consul, the dictator. Fairly quickly it morphed into an over-the-top, balls to the wall version of the same podcast, replete with potty mouths, rock songs, and political rants. Some people hated it. Others loved it. We were having fun, so we kept going. 

Once Big Julie had met his bloody end, we petitioned the audience – stop or keep going? They overwhelmingly said KEEP GOING. And so we continued the story, telling the rise of Caesar’s grand-nephew and adopted son, Octavius aka AUGUSTUS

And then when Augustus’ time was up, they held a gun to our head and forced us to keep going with TIBERIUS

If you want to start listening, go to our Listen page.

Manly Love on the Palatine Hill.


Cameron Reilly was a podcasting pioneer. In 2004 he launched G’Day World, the first Australian podcast ever. He was also the co-founder of The Podcast Network, the world’s first podcast network, back in early 2005. He likes reading about history and science, playing chess and cheesy B movies. By day he runs Motherlode, a marketing agency in Brisbane, Australia, and is writing & producing a documentary about early Christianity.


Ray Harris has a degree in history from James Madison University. He lives in Virginia with his family and lots of snakes, and made his podcasting bones as host of the very popular WWII Podcast. While technically not a midget, in his early 50s Ray is still able to get on the children’s rides at Disneyland. He drinks his own limoncello.


We have been working together since 2013 on deep dive history podcasts on Julius Caesar, Augustus Caesar, Alexander the Great, the Cold War and, more recently, our show on the Syrian civil war. Check out The Podcast Network for a list of all of our shows.