Rank #1: Introduction
Welcome to Western Civ! In this podcast we cover Western History from its origins in the sands of Mesopotamia and Egypt, through the Roman Empire, Medieval European Kingdoms, the horrors of the Crusades, the nightmare that was the Black Death, the rebirth of the Renaissance, and the age of glory that followed both exploration and revolution. This podcast is intended to be a fast-paced overview of Western History. I truly hope that you enjoy it. Please email me with comments at email@example.com.
Aug 11 2014
Rank #2: Episode 63: Iconoclasm
This episode traces Byzantine History from the middle of the Seventh Century through the reign of Leo V in the middle of the Eighth Century.
Aug 11 2017
Rank #3: Episode 62: The Fury of the Northmen (Part One)
In this episode we trace the Viking Invasions of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries as they ravage Francia.
Jul 28 2017
Rank #4: Episode 21: Scipio Africanus and the End of the Second Punic War
Mar 29 2015
Rank #5: Architecture
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Dec 07 2018
Rank #6: Episode 47: Attila The Hun
In the late 430's power in Hunnic Society finally centralized around one, powerful leader: Attila. He would use this power to assault both the Eastern and Western Roman Empires. This episodes follow those turbulent years and then takes stock of the total damage wrought on the Empires by the arrival of the Huns.
Oct 07 2016
Rank #7: Episode 57: The Dawn of Feudalism (Early Medieval France 583 - 751)
Apr 23 2017
Rank #8: Episode 65: Alfred the Great
In this episode, we examine England in the Viking Age. In the late Ninth Century England was nearly overrun by the Northmen. Only the tiny Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Wessex held out. Enter stage left: Alfred the Great. (England 793 - 920 AD)
Sep 08 2017
Rank #9: Episode 12: The Peloponnesian Wars and Macedon
Athens and Sparta Fight to the Death
Dec 05 2014
Rank #10: Episode 35: The Julio-Claudians (Part One)
In this Episode we cover the turbulent reigns of Tiberius and Caligula. If you like random persecutions and insanity, this episode is for you as the vision of Augustus Caesar gets off to a rocky start. (14 - 41 AD)
Dec 10 2015
Rank #11: Episode 50: A Brave New World
In this Episode, we cover the reigns of various Eastern Emperors leading up to Justinian's attempted to reconquest of the West.
Dec 02 2016
Rank #12: Episode 67: Byzantine Apoge
Oct 06 2017
Rank #13: Episode 14: To The Strongest
Alexander Fights His Final Campaigns
Jan 09 2015
Rank #14: Episode 114: Edward Longshanks and Philip the Fair
In this episode we continue our look at the High Medieval period in France and England. When we last left off, the deaths of two Kings, Henry II in England and Louis IX in France, left new kings in power. In this episode we will watch as Philip of France and Edward I of England led their kingdoms increasing toward nationhood.
Nov 08 2019
Rank #15: Episode 100: Endgame
In this episode we wrap-up the Third Crusade. Richard the Lionheart will battle Saladin to very end for Jerusalem. We will see how Richard's misunderstandings about how a crusade could be run ultimately undermine the Third Crusade.
Apr 20 2019
Rank #16: Episode 39: The End of the Beginning
Apr 17 2016
Rank #17: Episode 46: The Last Great Romans
In 410 AD the Roman Empire hit one of its lowest points. But, within a decade it had rebounded. The reason Flavius Constantius. Constantius would rebuild the West only to die and early and unexpected death which would then throw the West back into chaos. Aetius would spend a decade cleaning up the mess (again) and would become the dominant force in the West by 433 AD. Meanwhile, the Vandals set sail for Africa with terrible consequences.
Sep 23 2016
Rank #18: Episode 73: Why 1000?
In this episode, we step back again from the narrative to consider the major demographic changes which swept Europe during the High Middle Ages (1000 - 1300 AD).
Dec 15 2017
Rank #19: Episode 7: Sparta and Athens
Social Experimentation in Classical Greece
Oct 06 2014
Rank #20: Episode 1: The Near East
Aug 11 2014