A long essay that I recently wrote on the various views of the fall of the Sasanian Empire and the coming of Islam was recently featured on the Mizan Project website. You can read the first part here, and the second part here.
Cyrus the Great on Livius
Nice, short article on Cyrus. Livius is generally a good site and I would trust most of its contents.
The new episodes of the podcast are on their way. In the meantime, I invite the readers to check out the blog of my friend and colleague Arash Zeini, now a collective effort of him and several other friends, which is dedicated to introducing the new publications in Iranian Studies. The blog is a great resource and I will use it from here on as a resource for the podcast and for the History Page. Check it out here!