The History of Byzantium
Episode 240 - Manuel’s Constantinople
We look around Constantinople in Manuel's day. We discuss his use of the two urban palaces and the growth of the Italian population along the Golden Horn.
Episode 247 - Writing Byzantine Fiction with Gordon Doherty
I talk to historical fiction author Gordon Doherty about his Byzantine book series 'Strategos.' We talk about inspiration and research but also what advice he'd give to aspiring writers.We also give you the chance to win a copy of the first book in the Strategos trilogy.Find out more about Gordon and his other book series (including more Roman era stories) at his website.
Episode 246 - Travelling to Turkey with Şerif Yenen
While I'm away on the third 'History of Byzantium' tour I thought it was time to talk to the man behind them - Şerif Yenen. Şerif has been a tour guide in Istanbul for decades and has published many excellent books on the subject. He has also gone online to share his love for travel through podcasts and Youtube videos. I talk to Serif about his career and ask him listener questions about what to do and see in Turkey.Contact me if you'd like to be on the mailing list for future 'History of Byzantium' tours.Check out Şerif's Youtube channel and his podcast 'Turkish Odyssey.' Or visit his website to find out more about his books, lectures and tours around Turkey.