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  • Everywhere around us are echoes of the past. Those echoes define the boundaries of states and countries, how we pray and how we fight. They determine what money we spend and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. From Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.
    ©2017 Wondery / Patrick Wyman (P)2017 Wondery / Patrick Wyman
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  • The Ebb and Flow of History (Ad-free)

    Jul 20 2017
    History shapes our world in ways both seen and unseen. In the introductory episode of Tides of History, we explore two major tides - the Fall of Rome and the Rise of the Modern World - and why history matters in the here and now.
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    19 mins
  • Why Didn't the Eastern Roman Empire Fall? (Ad-free)

    Aug 10 2017
    When we talk about the fall of the Roman Empire, we're only talking about the western half - France, Spain, Italy, North Africa, and Britain. The eastern half of the Roman Empire survived the disastrous fifth century and would last in one form or another until 1453. What was so special about the eastern half of the Roman Empire, and how did it avoid the fate of its western cousin?
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    40 mins
  • Tides of History Book Club: Silk Roads (Ad-free)

    Sep 30 2018
    Patrick and Leah talk about Peter Frankopan's The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, which Patrick didn't like very much. Critical reviews of books are just as important as glowing ones, so let's talk about that.
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    14 mins

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For The History lover

I LOVE this podcast. I heard his "Fall of Rome" episode on spotify and became hooked with the show . Patrick conducts an in-depth 60 mins (varies) history of the topic at hand. His discussion is rich in details and color. He breaks down the narratives and analyses the why's in history. A must listen!

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Loved it!!

Very informative! Filled in a lot of missing pieces i never knew I was missing. Great podcast, now I am going to listen to the Rome one. Thank you.

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Fantastic

I love this podcast stated by professionals, Patrick is excellent at his knowledge of the middle ages. it is like attended a college class and free of charge.