The American Numismatic Society (ANS) has released the latest episode of its popular podcast, The Planchet. In the sixth episode of the fourth season of the podcast, the Society interviews Elena Stolyarik and John Kleeberg, discussing their new book, Scythians and Greeks on the Western Black Sea: The Coinage of the Kings of Scythia Minor in Dobruja, 218/212–110 BCE
Elena Stolyarik and John Kleeberg join the Planchet podcast to talk about their new book to be published by the ANS in September, Scythians and Greeks on the Western Black Sea: The Coinage of the Kings of Scythia Minor in Dobruja, 218/212–110 BCE. Both guests have a long history with the ANS: Elena recently retired as its Collections Manager after joining the ANS in 1994, and John served for 10 years as the Curator of Modern Coins and Currency. In this episode, we talk about the Scythians, who they were, and how we know about them through literary, archaeological, and numismatic evidence. We also learn about the great friendship and collaboration shared by Stolyarik and Kleeberg, which resulted in a book destined to become a classic. Also, spies, a fatal car crash, and the essential value of reading scholarship in languages other than English.
The American Numismatic Society launched The Planchet in 2020 and it is available to the public. It does not require a membership to the ANS to enjoy. If you are interested in becoming a member of the ANS, you can check out the details here.
To sign up to receive this new podcast, open up your favorite podcast app and search for “The Planchet”. It is available on a wide range of platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, and Spotify. You can also listen to it via a web player on the ANS site. On the site, you can also listen to previous episodes of the podcast or you can get them through your favorite podcasting app on Android and iOS. Once you add the podcast to your podcast app, you can easily go back and listen to all the previous years and episodes of The Planchet. Those episodes cover a wide range of topics and have in-depth interviews with key figures within the Numismatic community.
If you are looking for other coin-collecting-related podcasts, check out this Mail Bag post outlining some of the ones that I listen to here at USCoinNews.com.