Episode Four: “Poison is Queen”

Episode 4

9th March 2020

I, Podius ain’t your daddy’s I, Claudius-based podcast! On Episode 4 hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap “Poison is Queen” and more! Don’t touch the figs!

Episode notes

Ep 4 “Poison is Queen”/Photo: BBC


We celebrate the outstanding performance of Sir Brian Blessed in Episode 4 of I, Podius. On this episode, hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap episode four of I, Claudius, “Poison is Queen.” We say goodbye to a few of our favorite characters and we’re introduced to the cunning and ambitious Sejanus played by a young Sir Patrick Stewart! Plus, more dispatches from the empire from listeners like you, producer Jordan Kauwling gets her mom Avis’ reaction to the smoke show that is Patrick Stewart with hair and more!


Watch along at home and make sure to follow John and Elliott on Twitter for all of their hot takes that couldn’t make it to air.


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About the show

I, Podius is a twelve episode weekly series in which hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap the BBC miniseries I, Claudius, an adaptation of Robert Graves’ I, Claudius and Claudius the God. John’s watched the show before. Elliott’s watching for the first time. The miniseries features an obscenely talented ensemble cast, and is – chock full of sex, backstabbing and murder. This ain’t your daddy’s I, Claudius. Well, actually it is as the series premiered in 1976. But this ain’t your daddy’s I, Claudius-based podcast! Parental discretion advised.

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