History Podcasts

Serial Killers in Ancient Rome, Whether Students Were Smarter 100 Years Ago, and the Greatest Orator Who Ever Lived

Serial Killers in Ancient Rome, Whether Students Were Smarter 100 Years Ago, and the Greatest Orator Who Ever Lived

Welcome to an anthology episode where I answer a bunch of your questions about history and group them all together in one show (like a Simpsons-style Treehouse of Horror).

In this episode I'm answering these four questions:

  • Were there any serial killers in the Roman Empire or did they only appear in the modern world?
  • Were children and teenagers more properly educated in the late 18th and 19th centuries than today?
  • Why was the Islamic World more scientifically advanced than Europe in the Middle Ages?
  • Who is the greatest orator that ever lived?