We will read and listen to all of Shahnameh, in short sessions. Analysis of difficult words and verses will then follow, In order to gain better understanding of Iranian mythology, literature, culture and languages.You will be able to download every podcast lasting around 5-10 minutes and have the option of listening to them in your own leisure time.


  • داستان هوشنگ و نهادن جشن سده

    داستان هوشنگ و نهادن جشن سده

    08/09/2007 Duración: 09min

    Hooshang, discovers fire and its many potential benefits. Then he worships through this precious element to God. This is the beginning of many professions and people start to live a more comfortable life under his rule and wisdom. He then makes canals to bring water near human dwellings. The very day he discovered the fire remains a holly fiest, the fiest of Sadeh, as a legacy of King Hooshang.

  • نه همانا که مُرد

    نه همانا که مُرد

    09/06/2007 Duración: 03min

    Today Dr. Parviz Varjavand passed away. He will be missed by all of us...

  • پادکست در رادیو

    پادکست در رادیو

    16/05/2007 Duración: 02min

    Shahnameh Podcast is now being broadcasted by "Radio Zamaneh" a web based radio broadcasting from Amsterdam. Shahnameh Podcast is a part of "Jong e Seda" programme. You can listen to it on Wednesdays at 19:30 then 1:30 then 7:30 (Thursday) then 13:30 (Thursday). Radio zamaneh is accessable via: or ماهواره: هات برد ۲ نام کانال: Radio Zamaneh زاويه آنتن: ۱۳ درجه شرقی فرکانس پخش:12475.5 مگاهرتز پولاريزاسيون افقی Symbol rate: 27.5 FEC: 34 Modulation type: QPSK Bitrate, KBit/s: 128 PID: 660 Indentifictation in RMS system: 10657 or even: فرکانس ۶۲۴۵ کیلوهرتز از ساعت هشت و نیم شب تا سی دقیقه پس از نیمه‌شب به وقت تهران روی رادیوی موج کوتاه

  • پادشاهی گیومرت سی سال بود

    پادشاهی گیومرت سی سال بود

    05/04/2007 Duración: 16min

    Gayomart, the "mortal being", in Shahnameh is the very first king, civilization and human communities start with him. Ferdowsi does not follow the mainstream Zoroasterain story as told in Avesta. It is important to mention that there were several versions of the story as recorded by few historians including Abu-Reyhan and Estakhri.

  • گفتار اندر ستایش امیرک منصور و سلطان محمود

    گفتار اندر ستایش امیرک منصور و سلطان محمود

    18/03/2007 Duración: 10min

    In these two final fragments of the Shahnameh introduction, Ferdowsi pays tribute to his friend and supporter Amirak Mansoor and the second part which is one of the most controversial parts of the Shahnameh, Setayesh e Soltan Mahmood. This part said to be added later when Ferdowsi decided to present it to the great king of Iran then.

  • گفتار اندر داستان ابو منصور دقیقی، گفتار اندر داستان دوست مهربان

    گفتار اندر داستان ابو منصور دقیقی، گفتار اندر داستان دوست مهربان

    20/01/2007 Duración: 04min

    Abu Mansoor e Daghighi starts the Shahnameh in young age but as Ferdousi explains he gets murdered in a fight. How ever Young Ferdowsi with encouragement of a close friend dares continuing what Daghighi had already started. These verses clearly show evidence of Pahlavi knowledge of Hakim Ferdousi.

  • گفتار اندر فراهم آوردن شاهنامه

    گفتار اندر فراهم آوردن شاهنامه

    12/01/2007 Duración: 03min

    The verses in this section explain what the initial idea of gatherers of Shahnameh was and how were the wisdom and stories collected. Ferdowsi continues to bring his concerns and nostalgic motif amongst the verses.

  • واژه شناسی ابیات 16- 33

    واژه شناسی ابیات 16- 33

    10/01/2007 Duración: 17min

    More on etymology and a little bit about Heterograms (هزوارش ها) in Book Pahlavi script. ******* MP. tan- ōmand- > NP. تنومند NP. Hunar- mand = NP. هنرمند

  • گفتار اندر ستایش پیغمبر

    گفتار اندر ستایش پیغمبر

    04/01/2007 Duración: 08min

    This section consists of praises upon Prophet Mohammad, and includes the very famous verses which denote Hakim Ferdowsi as being Shia.

  • واژه شناسی ابیات 1-15

    واژه شناسی ابیات 1-15

    29/12/2006 Duración: 13min

    exploring etymology of a few words in each section starting on this program, relating to verses 1-15: [O.Ir.] xwad-tav- > > [N.P.] xwadāy [O.Ir.] -vant > > [N.P.] -vand [O.Ir.] apara-tara- > > [N.P.] bartar [M.P.] rūzīg- > > [N.P.] rūzī- cf: رزق، رزّاق [M.P.] Šāhīgān > > [N.P.] Šāyigān , hamagān

  • مصاحبه با پرویز ورجاوند درباره ی شاهنامه، بخش پایانی

    مصاحبه با پرویز ورجاوند درباره ی شاهنامه، بخش پایانی

    24/12/2006 Duración: 13min

    In this final episode, Dr. Varjavand explains ways of narration of old myths and stories and emphasises how Iranian civilisation has played a pivotal role in human history.

  • مصاحبه با پرویز ورجاوند درباره ی شاهنامه، بخش دوم

    مصاحبه با پرویز ورجاوند درباره ی شاهنامه، بخش دوم

    22/12/2006 Duración: 12min

    In this second episode Parviz Varjavand gives basic information about early stages of human civilisation and how it relates to Iranian mythology and how should we time origins of these stories.

  • مصاحبه با پرویز ورجاوند درباره ی شاهنامه

    مصاحبه با پرویز ورجاوند درباره ی شاهنامه

    18/12/2006 Duración: 11min

    In this first episode of Interview series Parviz Varjavand explains how Shahnameh and mythology relate to archeology and ancient history, explaining the view of ancient Iranians who looked at Shahnameh as a history book.

  • گفتار اندر آفرینش آفتاب و ماه

    گفتار اندر آفرینش آفتاب و ماه

    13/12/2006 Duración: 04min

    verses 76-89 on creation of sun and moon.

  • گفتار اندر تغییرهای تلفظی واژگان زبان فارسی

    گفتار اندر تغییرهای تلفظی واژگان زبان فارسی

    28/11/2006 Duración: 17min

    This podcast explains how and why some words in the series would be pronounced differently compared to standard Persian.

  • گفتار اندر آفرینش مردم

    گفتار اندر آفرینش مردم

    25/11/2006 Duración: 02min

    Verses 60-75 on creation of human kind.

  • گفتار اندر آفرینش عالم

    گفتار اندر آفرینش عالم

    19/11/2006 Duración: 06min

    verses 34-59, on creation of the material world.

  • گفتار اندر ستایش خرد

    گفتار اندر ستایش خرد

    14/11/2006 Duración: 04min

    Verses 16-33 is praise to wisdom.

  • دیباچه


    11/11/2006 Duración: 06min

    The introduction of Shahnameh starts with paying homage to God, wisdom and life.

  • سَرِ سخن

    سَرِ سخن

    02/11/2006 Duración: 07min

    Just a little about what is this Podcast all about.