I dabble in a few history podcasts because I enjoy the subject. However, history podcasts probably tally up to <10% of my listening consumption. Why? Because most of them are good but not great. However, this podcast is great! (No pun intended). Ben is so good at weaving a narrative thread together. He focuses on the meaty parts of the story and sprinkles in fascinating tidbits throughout. His storytelling is crisp. The subjects he chooses to focus on are fascinating. You can also tell he’s just really passionate about the stories himself. So now I’m addicted and since beginning listening to this podcast earlier this month, I’ve listened to double digit episodes and it’s accounted for probably 70% plus of my listening consumption. Can’t recommend this podcast highly enough. Only complaint is that episodes don’t come out often enough.
The way he ties together every one he covers on the show to help us understand. The Alexander episodes were top notch, loved his recaps and his Julius Caesar episodes. Would recommend
This podcast is very good. Ben is able to give us his references and is a great story teller. History can easily in this day and age become lost. The host of this podcast gives us an intriguing perspective without too much of his own opinion and makes for a great 35-45 minute show. I really like his narrative style and the only complaint I have is how long it takes him to have new podcast. However, good things take time. Please make a series for Genghis Khan!
I found this podcast on a road trip. I NEED a Brigham Young Part 2! Been checking back for weeks for the sequel! Keep them coming, this is great!
I love this podcast! History is fascinating already but the way he tells the story is unmatched.
I dabble in a few history podcasts because I enjoy the subject. However, history podcasts probably tally up to >10% of my listening consumption. Why? Because most of them are good but not great. However, this podcast is great! (No pun intended). Ben is so good at weaving a narrative thread together. He focuses on the meaty parts of the story and sprinkles in fascinating tidbits throughout. His storytelling is crisp. The subjects he chooses to focus on are fascinating. You can also tell he’s just really passionate about the stories himself. So now I’m addicted and since beginning listening to this podcast earlier this month, I’ve listened to double digit episodes and it’s accounted for probably 70% plus of my listening consumption. Can’t recommend this podcast highly enough. Only complaint is that episodes don’t come out often enough.
Love this podcast! I listen to this while hiking, driving, doing dishes and more. Ben is a fantastic host. I love the content and his personal thoughts / side notes. Thank you, Ben! Keep up the great work.
Absolutely amazing storytelling and good information about iconic people in history. Wish there was more episodes!
I just found this podcast and have been loving it! It is just the right amount of information for me to feel like I better understand a world leader without getting lost in everything. I highly recommend this podcast.
This podcast provides so much value and I can’t believe I didn’t find it earlier. It presents the stories of truly great men and the their struggles and triumphs in a way you will thoroughly enjoy. If you are in business, it provides a different prospective on what it takes to be the absolute best and what it means to succeed. The only thing I don’t like about this podcast is it sometimes highlights how some of these men are born with innate abilities that you and I just don’t possess but it doesn’t take away from the experience at all since these guys are one of a kind. We can still learn so many new lessons and you cannot pass this one up.
I’m dyslexic and I love history. Reading takes me a lot longer then for others. This is an amazing way for me to really enjoy learning about the past. Thank you!
Ben breaks down greatness like no other this is so much better than reading or listening to a biography!
Unlike many of the starving inventors this is the perfect way to consume a biography of a person from multiple resources without having to read a 500 page book. Appreciate the research Ben!
I never thought I’d find a podcast as intelligent and insightful, as easy to listen to or as inspiring as Malcolm Gladwell’s “Revisionist History.” I can even remember how I stumbled on this, but Ben Wilson’s “How to Take Over the World” is extraordinary.
One of the best podcasts in a sea of mediocre podcasts. Wish you had more!!
Ben has a real way with storytelling. He gives you the full picture, while sharing helpful asides about the person. The most valuable piece is taking these famous lives and sharing what is actually actionable in yours. It’s a MUST LISTEN, binge it now!
This podcast is the perfect mix of entertaining/interesting and productive/useful. These are fascinating stories and life portraits that illustrate useful character traits that one can apply to their own personal leadership development. It’s clear that Ben does an excellent job researching and preparing for these episodes to ensure their accuracy and that they capture the bigger picture of these world leaders. Recommend!!
This is the podcast that I recommend to EVERYONE I know. Ben does such a great job at providing historical accounts of famous figures in the most interesting and accurate way possible. I look forward to every episode and hope it never stops!
Best story teller and voice for covering historic figures. I just wish we had more episodes!
Great pod. It’s more organized than Dan Carlin, with all the cool and interesting anecdotes. It’s more condensed and less extreme detail than Mike Duncan. I love both those pods and Ben threads the needle between them for a fantastic listen.
One of the most criminally underrated podcasts I have ever seen. This guy compares and contrasts all of the great people through time, and then extrapolates upon their qualities and applies it to every day life. From Napoleon Bonaparte’s hat to Julius Caesar’s clothing, Ben Wilson leaves no stone unturned. I cannot recommend this podcast enough!
Ben, this podcast is amazing. Great research, storytelling and my most favorite part is the valuable takeaways at the end of each podcast. Keep up the great work
Ben Wilson weaves a story like few can and does so with many of the most intriguing figures in history. If you love learning and want to discover the unique character traits of people that have shaped our world, this is your opportunity to let HTTOTW be your engaging and trustworthy guide.
Very well presented from the facts to the voice to the information included all round great research and very interesting. Traits of histories greatest most influential people. Really well done. We look forward to the next episodes
I feel as though the practices of successful characteristics are clearly outlined. Vision. Hard work. Resilience. Eccentricity. And it’s embodied in the storytelling of adversity and triumph.