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The Fall of Rome Podcast

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Rank #119 in Education category

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History
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Barbarians, political breakdown, economic collapse, mass migration, pillaging and plunder. The fall of the Roman Empire has been studied for years, but genetics, climate science, forensic science, network models, and globalization studies have reshaped our understanding of one of the most important events in human history. PhD historian and specialist Patrick Wyman brings the cutting edge of history to listeners in plain, relatable English.

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Barbarians, political breakdown, economic collapse, mass migration, pillaging and plunder. The fall of the Roman Empire has been studied for years, but genetics, climate science, forensic science, network models, and globalization studies have reshaped our understanding of one of the most important events in human history. PhD historian and specialist Patrick Wyman brings the cutting edge of history to listeners in plain, relatable English.

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Compelling, and detailed

By Liam Mickerson - Aug 26 2019
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Great podcast for anyone who wants to learn about the downfall of the Roman Empire. Patricks voice is good for this medium. I definitely recommedn this podcast.

Great Podcast!

By Bull Dawg - May 11 2019
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Glad I found this podcast! In the fourth one and will definitely listen to all of them!

iTunes Ratings

1470 Ratings
Average Ratings
1320
78
32
16
24

Compelling, and detailed

By Liam Mickerson - Aug 26 2019
Read more
Great podcast for anyone who wants to learn about the downfall of the Roman Empire. Patricks voice is good for this medium. I definitely recommedn this podcast.

Great Podcast!

By Bull Dawg - May 11 2019
Read more
Glad I found this podcast! In the fourth one and will definitely listen to all of them!
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The Fall of Rome Podcast

Updated 4 days ago

Rank #119 in Education category

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Barbarians, political breakdown, economic collapse, mass migration, pillaging and plunder. The fall of the Roman Empire has been studied for years, but genetics, climate science, forensic science, network models, and globalization studies have reshaped our understanding of one of the most important events in human history. PhD historian and specialist Patrick Wyman brings the cutting edge of history to listeners in plain, relatable English.

Interview: Historian Kyle Harper on Disease, Climate and the Fall of the Roman Empire

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How did a changing climate and plague play into the fall of the Roman Empire? I'm joined by Kyle Harper, Professor of Classics at the University of Oklahoma, to discuss his important new book The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire.

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Apr 03 2018
38 mins
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Tides of History: Natural Disasters and the End of the Roman Empire

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Justinian was the last great Roman emperor, but his reign was plagued by disasters beyond his control: volcanic eruptions, a changing climate, and a plague of epic proportions. Those disasters created a turning point that we can, with good reason, call the end of the Roman Empire.

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Mar 20 2018
43 mins
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Tides of History: Justinian the Great and the Reconquest of the Western Empire

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Justinian is one of the defining figures of the Roman Empire. In many ways, he marks the boundary between Antiquity and the Middle Ages. In this episode, we explore his ambitious reform program and his reconquest of the lost provinces of the West.

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Mar 06 2018
46 mins
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Tides of History: How the Eastern Roman Empire Survived Attila the Hun and the Disastrous Fifth Century

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While the western half of the Roman Empire was collapsing, the east managed to weather the storm of the disastrous fifth century. In this episode, we examine how and why it survived Attila the Hun and a host of other problems through the eyes of a family of soldiers and bureaucrats.

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Feb 20 2018
50 mins
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Tides of History: Why Didn't The Eastern Empire Fall?

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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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Feb 06 2018
40 mins
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Interview: Christianizing the Roman Empire with Professor Lisa Bitel

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How did the Roman Empire, and barbarian Europe after it, become Christian? To find out, I talked to Professor Lisa Bitel of the University of Southern California, a world-class expert on medieval Christianity and Christian conversion.

Jan 16 2018
43 mins
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Tides of History: How Latin Became the Romance Languages

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How did Latin splinter into the Romance languages? In this episode, we explore how Latin transformed from a single, widely dispersed language into a series - French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, and so on - of related but no longer mutually intelligible tongues.

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Dec 14 2017
50 mins
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Tides of History: The Decline and Fall of the Roman City

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Cities were what made the Roman world Roman, but as the Empire fell apart, so did its cities. They shrank drastically or disappeared entirely between 400 and 600. In today's episode, we'll find out how and why.


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Nov 14 2017
33 mins
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Tides of History: The Roman City

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Cities were what made the Roman world, well, Roman. They were centers of culture and political life, and they were the bedrock that tied together its economy. Today we'll explore how those cities came into being, what sustained them, and what made them so important to the Roman Empire.

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Oct 24 2017
38 mins
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Introducing Tides of History

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History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme, said Mark Twain. From the fall of the Roman Empire to the rise of the modern world: history ebbs and flows over the centuries, driven by great tides of economic, social, political, religious, and cultural change that shape the world and everyone who lives on it. In this new series from Wondery, PhD historian Patrick Wyman (Fall of Rome) brings the cutting edge of that history to listeners in plain, relatable English. Episodes 1 & 2 out now!

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Jul 20 2017
14 mins
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