One of my many summer resolutions is to be better keeping on top of podcasts (to which end I bought some nice Skullcandy speakers for my iPod with my BestBuy dollars). This one’s actually kind of interesting because ages ago I found the Stuff You Missed in History Class’ hosts’ voices incredibly irritating. They’ve either changed hosts or learned to become less Valley Girlish. In any event, Here’s the official description:
Carthage was a trading hub of the ancient world, challenging the budding Roman Republic. In 264 B.C., Rome and Carthage began the Punic Wars, which continued for more than a century. Tune in to learn more about the rise — and fall — of Carthage.
… and it’s a pretty good overview of matters Carthaginian, with the bonus that they don’t fall for the sowing the fields with salt thing.
[incidentally, if folks know of podcasts I should be following (I’ve been out of the loop for a while), feel free to drop me a line]