Episode Two: “Waiting in the Wings”

Episode 2

24th February 2020

I, Podius ain’t your daddy’s I, Claudius-based podcast! On Episode 2 hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap “Waiting in the Wings” and take a special dispatch from the empire from listener Leah.

Episode notes

Ep 2 “Waiting in the Wings”/Photo: BBC


We trek deep into the weeds of history for episode two of I, Podius! On this episode, hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap episode two of I, Claudius, “Waiting in the Wings.” We’re introduced to a young Claudius who is up to his ears in prophecies as well as a young Herod Agrippa who’s not the Herrod Agrippa you’re probably thinking of. Plus, more dispatches from the empire from listeners like you and chance to enter our  Livia Anagram Contest* which is definitely not a real contest and has no prize.  

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.



*Void where prohibited. Prohibited everywhere. Everywhere void.

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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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