The History of Iran Podcast project is an ongoing chronological attempt to trace the History of Iran in an innovative way of keeping the “dynastic framework as a useful way of organising the narrative”, but also “going to stop at certain points and explain and elaborate on certain points”. Starting with some general questions and topics on geography in the very first episodes, this series hosted by Khodadad Rezakhani is an ongoing account of the people, events, historic monents, political and cultural remarks that shaped the History of Iran. An invaluable resource for anyone that needs a ground level survey of the Iranian History.
The released episodes until now are as follows:
- Episode 1: The Introduction
- Episode 2: Geography
- Episode 3: From Pre-History to History
- Episode 4: The Golden Age of the Old Elamite period
- Episode 5: The Middle Elamite Kingdoms
- Episode 6: Peoples and Languages of Iran in the Early Iron Age
- Episode 7: Indo-Europeans and Indo-Iranians
- Episode 8: The Neo-Elamite Kingdom
- Episode 9: The Disappearing Kingdom: Medes and the Median Empire
- Episode 10: The World that Cyrus Conquered
- Episode 11: The Kingdom of Anshan and Cyrus the Great
Khodadad Rezakhani received his PhD in 2010 from the Department of History, UCLA . He is currently an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in the Institute of Iranian Studies, Freie Universität Berlin.