Classically Trained is a conversational reception podcast hosted by myself and Allison Marlyn, a good friend and trained archaeologist. We discuss modern media that depicts the ancient Mediterranean world, its peoples, and its stories. Find us on Twitter or Patreon.

You can listen to Classically Trained on our website, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Classically Trained Episodes

Episode Zero: Meet the Hosts
Episodes One-Four: Netflix’s Troy: Fall of a City parts 1-4
Episode Five: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)
Episode Six: The Mountain Goats Mixtape
Episode Seven: Gladiator (2000)
Episode Eight: Hadestown
Episode Nine: Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (PJO #2)
Episode Ten: Troy (2004)
Episode Eleven: Supernatural
Episode Twelve: A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes
Special #1: The River Through Rome, feat. author Nicholas Nicastro
Episode Thirteen: The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan (PJO #3)
Special #2: Til We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis, a solo episode by Julia
Episode Fourteen: Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan (PJO #4), feat. special guest and friend of the podcast Madi
Episode Fifteen: The Mummy (1999)
Episode Sixteen: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (PJO #5)
Episode Seventeen: Disney’s Hercules (1997), feat. Dr. Victoria Austen
Episode Eighteen: The Wicked and the Divine vols. 1-4 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
Episode Nineteen: Doctor Who
Episode Twenty: Ancient Apocalypse (2022)
Episode Twenty-One: The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
(forthcoming) Episode Twenty-Two: The Prince of Egypt (1998)
(forthcoming) Special #3: The Odyssey/The Blues of Achilles feat. musician Joe Goodkin

For extras and announcements, find us on Patreon.