The Story of Christianity is not a brilliant work of scholarship, or even a very serious general history, but it is a handy resource if you want to get a sense of the scope of Church history or familiarise (or re-familiarise) yourself with the beats of the Christian past.
What fossilised coral reefs can tell us about the length of the day in the deep past.
What a Hellenised account of a Mesopotamian king hints about the fragility of ancient historical research.
Jesus was a historical figure, but how are we so sure?
I would recommend this series to anyone who liked Breaking Bad but wished it was a lot heavier on the chemistry lore.