3 Kingdoms 107: Doleful, Doh-ful, and Du Fu

March 6, 2017

Liu Bei gets sad, Cao Pi botches an invasion, and we read a poem by one of China's greatest poets.

3 Kingdoms 106: Do I Smell Smoke?

February 20, 2017

The tide of battle -- and history -- turns in the span of one night.

3 Kingdoms 105: Can’t Get No Respect

February 13, 2017

In his most desperate hour, Sun Quan puts his faith in Lu Xun, but will his officers obey orders from a man they see as a pedant and a coward?

3 Kingdoms 104: Out with the Old, In with the New

February 6, 2017

Liu Bei's team of old warhorses takes another hit, but two young stallions are waiting in the wings. This episode is brought to you by special guest Kaiser Kuo, host of the Sinica Podcast.

3 Kingdoms 103: See, What Happened Was …

January 23, 2017

With Liu Bei bearing down on them, the Southlands try to tell him that they didn't really mean to kill Guan Yu; it was all a simple misunderstanding. We swear!

3 Kingdoms 102: Oh Great, Who Died Now?

January 16, 2017

No, not him, too!! Another major character bites the dust.

3 Kingdoms 101: The Most Boring Episode

January 9, 2017

You would think the end of a 400-year dynasty would have more action than this, but it's all just decrees, counter-decrees, speeches, humble brags, and an unusually strong gust of wind.

3 Kingdoms 100: Cao Zhi and the Beanstalk

December 26, 2016

Cao Cao's third son finds out what passes for brotherly love in his family.

3 Kingdoms 099: Tears for a Villain

December 19, 2016

Cao Cao grapples with mortality and legacy.

3 Kingdoms Supplemental 009: Guan Yu, Fact and Fiction

December 14, 2016

We bid farewell to the Lord of the Beautiful Beard and talk about that time when Cao Cao stole the woman Guan Yu was going to steal from someone else.