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Nero #4 – Nero The Murderer

This is where the story becomes really weird. Nero, up until now the golden child, suddenly becomes a cold murderer...

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Nero #3 – Nero In Love

In the first year of his rule, Nero was a big hit. He built a wooden amphitheatre in the Campus Martius, flooded it,...

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Nero #2 – Nice Guy Nero

Nero becomes emperor on the murder of his step-father. He’s 16 or 17 years old. Why didn’t the Senate...

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Nero #1 – The Last OG

This is the story of Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus. Known to us as Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus. Or just...

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Claudius #15 – A Mushroom & A Feather

Messallina decides the time has come. She has a poison expert released from prison and they prepare a special dish of...

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Claudius #14 – Digging Tunnels

Claudius builds the world’s biggest tunnel and puts on a huge show to celebrate. But things don’t go to...

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Claudius #13 – Roman Incest

Claudius and Agrippina get hitched despite the fact that she was his niece. She immediately starts to get rid of her...

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Claudius #12 – Lips That Grip

It's 48 CE. Messalina is dead. So now Claudius needs a new wife. There are several candidates, including Julia...

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Claudius #11 – Deviant Behaviour

Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo - brother-in-law of Caligula - is sent by Claudius to Germany to deal with some rebellious...

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Claudius #10 Santa Claudius

Messalina starts killing off men who refuse her sexual advances or who just have something she wants. Meanwhile,...

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Claudius #9 Vini Vidi Vici Bitchi

The invasion of Brittania continues. When Plautius has them nearly finished, he sends for Claudius who turns up to...

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Claudius #8 – Invading Britannia

In 43 Claudius is consul again. Messalina is setting him up with girls to bang while she’s running sex parties...

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Claudius #7 – Mauretania

While the attempted coup was going on, Claudius had troops in Mauretania under the command of Suetonius Paulinus. One...

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Claudius #6 – The Revolt

Claudius was a builder and a visionary. Humble and generous. He liked gladiatorial contests a little too much. But...

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Claudius #5 – The Wife

Claudius was a builder and a visionary. Humble and generous. He liked gladiatorial contests a little too much. But...

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Claudius #4 – The Good Emperor

When Caligula was assassinated in 41, Claudius hid in a room of the palace called the Hermaeum, and then behind a...

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Claudius #3 – The Emperor

When Caligula was assassinated in 41, Claudius hid in a room of the palace called the Hermaeum, and then behind a...

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Claudius #2 – The Historian

For most of his life, Claudius was the Rosemary Kennedy of the Caesars. Without the ice pick lobotomy. Hidden from...

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Claudius #1 – The Monster

The first 50 years of Tiberius Claudius Nero's life was a mixture of wealth, power and cruelty. With symptoms similar...

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Caligula #25 – The Partial Historians

In this special post-series wrap up episode of Caligula, I'm joined by my fellow Aussie history podcasters, Dr G and...

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