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This fast-paced, compelling audio show has set a new standard for history storytelling in podcasting, often placing the listener at a crucial moment in history from the outset, and always managing to deliver on tense human drama based upon accurate and painstaking research.


1001 Heroes has delivered 5 million episode listens worldwide since our first episode (Gremlins) in 2015. 168 reviews at Apple 4.5/5.




May 8, 2015

"History's Greatest Heavyweight Fight: Hannibal vs Scipio Africanus"- It would make an epic film-with Hannibal's 40,000 soldiers and 90 elephants meeting Scipio's rising Roman legions in the Battle of Zama, home turf for the empire of Carthage in what is present day Tunisia on the North coast of Africa.  Hannibal, at age 45, and known as a brilliant military tactician, faces a much younger and now famous Scipio, who has sworn to take Carthage down.