Announcement: New Year’s News (and Persepolis Payments)

An unexpected announcement episode to explain some of the changes that come with a new hosting platform, and how Persepolis’ workforce may or may not have been paid in silver coinage.

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Solidarity with the People of Iran

In the last 8 days, at time of posting, the country of Iran has been rocked by a nationwide uprising in response to the brutal murder of Zhina (Mahsa) Amini, a 22 year old Kurdish woman from the city of Saqqez who was living in Tehran. She was beaten into a coma by the Gasht-e Ershad, the Iranian morality police, and died in custody shortly after on September 16, 2022. Her crime? Being in public without a Hijab.

This is my small contribution to that. As a platform innately connected to Iran and its history, I want to express the History of Persia Podcast’s unequivocal support for all those resisting oppression and theocracy in Iran. Beyond simply lending my voice to the international chorus cheering them on, I also hope that I can at least provide some exposure for the regime’s violence and the resistance against it by directing my listeners and social media followers toward sources of information.

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Merch Announcement! (and Satrap Coins)

One of many designs available in the new History of Persia Podcast Store!

Breaking News! The History of Persia Podcast now has merch, swag, gear, and other physical items to show off how much you like ancient Persia and this podcast.

Plus, there’s one last group of coins from the Achaemenid Empire that I want to talk about.

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Intelligent Speech Announcement!

Hey Everyone! I’m speaking at this year’s Intelligent Speech Conference! You can buy tickets at with promo code: Persia

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Announcement 2: Darics

Season’s Greetings, Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Shab-e Yalda Mubarak, or a pleasant solstice festival of your choice. This is not a holiday episode, but a fundraising announcement to tell you about some new features that will appear on the podcast,, and Patreon going into 2021. Just like last time, I hate to just ask for money, so I’ve included a mini-episode about Persian coinage.

Announcement 01: Croeseids

A gold Croeseid c. 560-540 BCE from the original run of heavier coins. Image from CNG Coins via Wikimedia Commons under GNU Free Documentation License

Hello everyone! I’ve got some announcements, updates, and news about the show for you, and as a little bonus for listening to my fundraising spiel, there’s a mini-episode on the history of the world’s first coinage at the end. Thank you everybody!

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