Carthego Delenda Est

by Purple Wyrm on April 1, 2017

I am happy to report that after spending every evening this week wrestling with Audacity I have finally beaten the two separate recording sessions Rebecca and I did months ago into something I’m not embarrassed (not too embarrassed anyway) to release to the general public. That’s right, episode one of Carthago Delenda Est with Rebecca and James is ready to roll!

In case I’ve neglected to explain this before (I can’t be bothered looking it up right now) the podcast is about lost cities and lost civilisations. Each episode we take a look at a particular city or culture, discuss what we know about it, what we don’t know about it, what happened to it, and what (if any) lessons can be drawn from it. The first episode is (appropriately) about Carthage, the north African city state that challenged the Romans and didn’t come off too well…

We’re not going to officially release it as a proper podcast until I’ve edited up a few episodes (we want a bit of a buffer) but we’ve decided to do a pre-release to get some feedback. So check it out and let us know what you think!



[standing ovation, furious clapping]

The Washington One Word Post

“Very Avant Garde”
The Avant Guardian

“A fine addition to the internet”
The West Australian

by Sir Spiffington on April 1, 2017 at 8:30 AM. Reply #

So glad you approve, even though we elected not to use your intro ;D

by Purple Wyrm on April 1, 2017 at 4:17 PM. Reply #

Probably for the best.
This is the longest long-con April Fools I have ever had the pleasure of falling for. Well played, sir. Well played.

by Sir Spiffington on April 1, 2017 at 6:17 PM. Reply #

Actually it’s a bait and switch double long con, because we are making the podcast – I just realised I could exploit it for an April Fool’s joke along the way.

Of course I could still be lying. I guess you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to be absolutely certain ;D

by Purple Wyrm on April 1, 2017 at 6:26 PM. Reply #

I’ll wait with bated (and switched) breath!

by Sir Spiffington on April 2, 2017 at 6:35 AM. #

Ahhh, very clever :). Over here our Lord Mayor wanted to keep daylight saving permanently, but only for one square mile of the CBD. And in Sydney there were Dropbears found in Centennial Park (Complete with badly photoshopped Koala’s)…..

by Martin C. on April 1, 2017 at 3:46 PM. Reply #

I’m sure I have no idea what you mean ;D

by Purple Wyrm on April 1, 2017 at 4:17 PM. Reply #

I sound wonderful 😉

by Rebecca on April 3, 2017 at 9:20 AM. Reply #

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