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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 and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. In this new series from Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.

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 and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. In this new series from Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.
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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 and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. In this new series from Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.

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Episodes

40 | The Wars of the Roses, II

1/17/2019
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By 1461, the Wars of the Roses had already claimed thousands of lives and shaken England's political system to its foundations. The bloodiest battle ever fought in England would soon follow, along with decades more of instability and periodic crisis. Love Tides of History? You can follow Patrick on Twitter @Patrick_Wyman and Leah at @leahgoeswhere. You can follow the show @TidesHistory. Send us your questions and love letters! If you have hate mail address it to: Tides of History, Attn:...

Duration:01:06:35

39 | The Wars of the Roses

1/10/2019
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The Wars of the Roses brought what had once been Europe’s most stable and well-governed kingdom to its knees. Weakness at the center, in the form of the useless King Henry VI, reverberated outwards throughout the political system. Could England survive Henry VI, and at what cost? Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Quip - Visit GetQuip.com/TIDES to get your Quip toothbrush, and your first refill pack is free! Simplisafe - Protect your kingdom! Visit Simplisafe.com/TIDES to learn...

Duration:01:05:13

38 | The Reformation, Live from Boston

12/20/2018
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Leah and I had the opportunity to give a public talk at the Sound Education Conference at Harvard. We talked about the Reformation, why it matters, and how historians think about it today. Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Hair Club for Men - Visit HairClub.com/TIDES for a free hair analysis and free kit. The Art of Shaving - The perfect shave is here. Get 15% off your first order by using the promo code "TIDES" at checkout online or in the store.

Duration:00:44:36

Archaeology Rules with Raksha Dave!

12/13/2018
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YES we're talking to THAT Raksha Dave, the one from Time Team, Patrick and Leah's favorite show! She tells us about her future digs, all the cool stuff she's done since Time Team, how she became an archaeologist, and why we should all treat old stuff with respect. Follow Raksha on Twitter! Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Give the gift everyone is buzzing about this year - visit GetQuip.com/TIDES for your first refill pack free! You can listen to Mythology wherever you...

Duration:00:40:28

37 | Vlad the Impaler and the Legend of Dracula

12/6/2018
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Medieval politics, full of assassinations and betrayal, was not for the faint of heart. But even within that landscape, one man stands out for his cruelty: Vlad the Impaler, prince of Wallachia, the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Count Dracula. This episode examines the real person behind the legend and the world that made him. Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Boll & Branch - Get $50 off your first set of sheets at BollandBranch.com and use Promo Code "Tides" at checkout.

Duration:00:57:07

George Washington and the End of the Revolution: An Interview with Author Nathaniel Philbrick

11/29/2018
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Nathaniel Philbrick - one of Patrick's favorite authors of popular history - stopped by to chat about his latest book, In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown. The bestselling author filled us in on the dramatic final days of the Revolutionary War and the strategic vision of George Washington. You can get Nat's book here. Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Quip - Get your first refill pack for free by going to GetQuip.com/TIDES Hair...

Duration:00:42:22

Beer, Brewsters, and Women's Work: An Interview with Judith Bennett

11/15/2018
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Professor Judith Bennett joined Patrick to talk about the difference between ale and beer, and how work - and women's work in particular - changed over time. Check out Judith's Books! A Medieval Life: Cecilia Penifader of Brigstock, c. 1295-1344 Sisters and Workers in the Middle Ages Women in the Medieval English Countryside: Gender and Household in Brigstock before the Plague Ale, Beer, and Brewsters in England: Women's Work in a Changing World And, the best way to support this show...

Duration:00:48:21

36 | The Fall of Constantinople and the Tragic End of the Byzantines

11/8/2018
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In 1453, after more than 60 years of trying, the Ottomans finally besieged and captured the city of Constantinople. This marked the end of one phase of Ottoman expansion and the beginning of another as the dominant power of the region. It was also the end of the Byzantines, the last vestige of a Roman Empire that had once stretched over the entire Mediterranean and beyond. Support our show by supporting our sponsors! Boll & Branch - Visit BollandBranch.com and use promo code "TIDES" to get...

Duration:01:02:53

Introducing The City

11/5/2018
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The City tells true stories of how power works in urban America. Season 1 begins in Chicago, 1990. After years of disinvestment, highways are rebuilt, old buildings demolished, and new skyscrapers erected. All that rubble has to go somewhere, and its destination isn’t a landfill—it’s a pair of vacant lots in a predominately black, working-class neighborhood called North Lawndale. The man behind this operation is a white guy sporting a Cosby sweater and underworld connections. What follows...

Duration:00:05:25

35 | Holy War and the Rise of the Ottomans

11/1/2018
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The Ottoman Empire rose from humble beginnings in Anatolia to dominate a vast swathe of territory. Holy war, gaza, was a powerful driving force behind that expansion. At the Battle of Nicopolis in 1396, Ottoman holy war clashed directly with its Christian equivalent: crusading. If you're interested in learning more, you can check out: The great book by Cemal Kafadar, Between Two Worlds If you prefer to watch your history, try Resurrection: Ertugrul on Netflix. You are supporting this...

Duration:00:58:02

Archaeology and Why It Rules

10/18/2018
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Archaeology shows up all the time on Tides of History, and it's one of Patrick's favorite topics. Leah joins to chat about what it can tell us, how it works, and why it's so dang cool.

Duration:00:36:55

34 | Heresy, Witch Hunts, and Inquisition

10/11/2018
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The dark side of the late medieval Church was its emphasis on control and conformity. A concept of orthodoxy produced a conception of unacceptable difference, which manifested itself in hunts for heretics, witches, and the institution of the Inquisition. The best way to support this show is to support our sponsors, like Quip! They make a beautiful toothbrush that's easy to travel with and easy to care for, and you can get your first refill pack for FREE by going to Getquip.com/Tides.

Duration:00:51:39

33 | The Trials and Tribulations of the Late Medieval Church

10/4/2018
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The late Middle Ages were a time of upheaval for the universal Church, caught between the glories and overwhelming power of the High Middle Ages and the crisis of the Protestant Reformation. Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Don't be a peasant, sleep in luxury in the finest Boll & Branch sheets! Get $50 off your first order by visiting BollandBranch.com/tides

Duration:00:51:22

Tides of History Book Club: Silk Roads

9/30/2018
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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.

Duration:00:14:27

Interview: Historian Christopher Dyer on Peasants and the Medieval Economy

9/27/2018
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Professor Christopher Dyer of the University of Leicester joins us to talk about why peasants mattered and how the medieval economy worked. You can check out his book, A Country Merchant, 1495-1520: Trading and Farming at the End of the Middle Ages, online.

Duration:00:48:03

32 | Peasants' Rebellions and Resistance

9/20/2018
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Peasants and common folk were oppressed by their social superiors, but they didn't accept that as a natural state of affairs: They resisted in small, everyday ways, and they rebelled, sometimes spectacularly.

Duration:00:51:32

31 | Peasants and the Medieval Countryside

9/13/2018
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Humble peasants, not knights in shining armor or fancy bishops in soaring cathedrals, were the backbone of medieval society. Let's talk about them. You can support this show by supporting our sponsors! Whether you rent your home from a feckless landlord or own it outright (you must be a noble!) the best way to protect your castle is with Simplisafe. Protect your home and family today by visiting simplisafe.com/tides

Duration:00:55:22

Listener Mail: Your Questions, Our Answers

9/6/2018
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We put out the call for questions, and you guys responded. We covered a ton here, from the rise of capitalism and the subjection of medieval peasants to the Roman army and good historical fiction. Thanks to everybody who wrote in! Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Don't be a peasant, sleep in luxury in the finest Boll & Branch sheets! Get $50 off your first order by visiting BollandBranch.com/tides Want to keep up with what we're reading? The best way to do that is with...

Duration:00:47:40

Tides of History Book Report: The Guns of August

8/26/2018
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Ladies and Gentlemen. Leah read a book. Well, most of a book. I think she read the book? We're discussing in detail The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman. You can download it on Audible or wherever books are sold. What should Leah read next? Let us know on Twitter - @TidesHistory or @leahgoeswhere.

Duration:00:21:50