Here you will find episodes from, ‘History & Myth’ and ‘Random Thoughts’ podcasts.

The World of Momus: History & Myth podcast is also available on Youtube, Spotify, Anchor and Google Podcasts, and The World of Momus: Random Thoughts podcast is available on this website and Instagram only.

#1 Mornings (Random Thoughts)

So, I am posting the first episode of the Random Thoughts. I hope you like it and other future episodes I will post going forward. I am not sure how this is going to shape up, I might additionally put these up on YouTube as well but for the time being it will only be…

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S1. Ep11. The Lost City of Atlantis

What is the story of Atlantis and how did it come to Plato? Well, Timaeus and Critias, were two Socratic dialogues written by Plato as festive speeches to be told on the day of the Panathenaea, in honour of the goddess Athena. So according to them, Socrates asked three men to meet him on this…

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S1. Ep9. WWI (Brief Summary & Interesting Facts)

It is estimated that there were around 40 million casualties in that war, both civilians and military personnel combined with estimates of around 20 million deaths and 20 or so million wounded. Deaths of 9-11 million military personnel and 6 to 13 million civilian deaths. These figures are either overestimated or underestimated, but the fact…

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S1. Ep8. Felis Catus – How cats became our purrfect companions

Our domestic cats are the most recently evolved species within the Felidae family. The Felidae family as I mentioned before have 37 species in 18 genera belonging to 3 subfamilies, found worldwide except Antarctica but introduced to Australia. These 3 subfamilies are: Pantherinae – these are the felines that roar – like tigers, lions, leopards…

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S1. Ep7. Moirai – The Goddesses of Fate

Moirai, Fates – are the three goddesses who determined human destinies, and in particular the span of a person’s life and in doing so their allotment of misery and suffering. Homer spoke of Fates as Fate, Moira, singular – as an impersonal power and sometimes makes its functions interchangeable with those of the Olympian Gods…

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S1. Ep5. Early story of Radio & Marconi

In our current, modern society, radios are an everyday, common tech, wherever they might be, car, home, or even phones. I don’t think you will be able to find anyone in the world today, who doesn’t know about radio. But before the 19th century, wireless radio communication in everyday life was a thing of pure…

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S1. Ep4. The Story of Ramen

Did you know that, Ramen is actually Chinese in its origin. The name was originally used for two other dishes, namely Chūka soba and Shina soba. Both translate to ‘Chinese noodle’? And, did you know that an important aspect of ramen restaurants in Japan is that they mostly cater to solo diners and small groups?…

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S1. Ep3. The Legend of the Loch Ness Monster

Did you know references to Loch Ness Monster or Nessie, date back to 500 AD, just over one and a half thousand years ago? Did you know it is believed in some circles, that Nessie could be last surviving creature from a dinosaur species, similar to plesiosaurs? Did you know that over the years there…

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S1. Ep2. The Story of Sandwich

From one slice of bread to the other with a whole lot in between. Did you know that Americans eat more than 300 million sandwiches, a day? And here in the UK we spent £557.31 million on sandwiches, rolls & baguette in 2019? For more interesting facts like that and to dive into the origins…

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S1. Ep.1 Early Britain

I love reading history and finding out about little quirky facts from the past. It gives a great perspective to our lives today, a sort of sense check if you like. I myself was born in Kuwait of a Pakistani family, I got to live in Karachi later on in life for almost a decade,…

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