Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator who escaped his gladiatorial school in Capua with about 70 other gladiators and slaves and then led a slave rebellion against the armies of Rome in the 1st century BCE , commanding a fighting force that grew to an army of 90,000–120,000 strong. We explore his fight and the interesting history of Roman gladiatorial combat in today's Suck. Men (and women!) facing off against each other in arenas, forums, and coliseums in fights that often lasted until severe injury or the death. Insane emperors, trident-wielding warriors, spear-wielding elephants, and so much more in today's tale of Roman debauchery and the man who almost took down a Republic.

My new free Behind the Bit Pandora station with Chad Daniels talking about our favorite bits!

Seen the summer merch yet? Or that limited edition Chikatilo Wrasslin' Academy Summer Camp kit? At least look at it! It's fucking glorious. Check it out in the shop!

Timesuck is brought to you today by The Great Courses Plus! Do yourself a HUGE favor and get a month of SO MUCH amazing, interesting, and informative content for FREE:

Timesuck is also brought to you by HIMS! Get a trial month of everything you need to keep your hair - for just $5 today, right now while supplies last, by going to

Dayton, Ohio -Funnybone! July 27-28 Click HERE for tix!

Tampa, FL - Side Splitters Comedy Club August 2-5 Click HERE for tix!

Palm Beach, FL - Improv August 10-12 Click HERE for tix!

Chicago, IL - Zanies August 15-18 Click HERE for tix!

Denver, CO - Comedy Works August 23-25th Click HERE for tix! LIVE PODCAST on AUGUST 26th! Click HERE!

For all other standup tour dates ( Washington D.C, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm, Spokane, Tacoma, and so much more) go to

Please rate and subscribe on iTunes and elsewhere and follow the suck on social media!! @timesuckpodcast on IG, @timesuckpodcast on Twitter, and

Wanna be a Space Lizard? We're over 2600 strong! Click here: 

Sign up through Patreon and for $5 a month you get to listen to the Secret Suck, which will drop Thursdays at Noon, PST. You'll also get 20% off of all regular Timesuck merch PLUS access to exclusive Space Lizard merch. You get to vote on two Monday topics each month via the app. And you get the download link for my new comedy album, Feel the Heat. Check the Patreon posts to find out how to download the new album and take advantage of other benefits.

And, thank you for supporting the show by doing your Amazon shopping after clicking on my Amazon link at