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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

Bonus: Thanksgiving Binge

11/16/2017
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Patrick chats with Lisa Zambetti of Real Crime Profile about their favorite episodes on each other's podcasts! Feast on these shows @ www.Wondery.com/Thanskgiving Tides of History Binge: Real Crime Profile Binge:

Duration: 00:05:20


10 | Experiencing the Rise of Capitalism and the Early Modern Economic Explosion

11/16/2017
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What was it like to live through huge economic upheavals? To find out, we follow a Venetian merchant and banker and an English farmer and wool trader in the years between 1350 and 1520. Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOH Thank you to our sponsors: Audible - Try audible free and get a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/tides Squarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain...

Duration: 00:51:24


10 | Experiencing the Rise of Capitalism and the Early Modern Economic Explosion

11/9/2017
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What was it like to live through huge economic upheavals? To find out, we follow a Venetian merchant and banker and an English farmer and wool trader in the years between 1350 and 1520. Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOH Thank you to our sponsors: Audible - Try audible free and get a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/tides Squarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain...

Duration: 00:50:26


9 | The Rise of Capitalism and the Early Modern Economic Explosion

11/2/2017
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Out of the disasters of the Black Death and the economic recession that followed grew the roots of the economic innovations that still define our world today. From credit instruments to the capitalist mindset, the years between 1350 and 1650 built the institutions that eventually led to an economy that's recognizably our own. Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOH Thank you to our sponsors: Audible - Try audible free and get a free audio book when you visit...

Duration: 01:07:59


Interview: Christianizing the Roman Empire with Professor Lisa Bitel

10/26/2017
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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. Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOH Thank you to our sponsors: Audible - Try audible free and get a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/tides Squarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you...

Duration: 01:01:46


8 | The Decline and Fall of the Roman City

10/12/2017
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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. Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOH Thank you to our sponsors: Audible - Try audible free and get a free audio book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/tides Squarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain...

Duration: 00:51:29


Interview: Historian Dan Jones on the Knights Templar

10/5/2017
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I'm joined by historian Dan Jones, author of some of the best popular history out there (The Wars of the Roses, The Plantagenets) to discuss his new book on the fascinating Knights Templar (The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors). We discuss the Templars, the Crusades, and what's familiar and foreign about the Middle Ages. Check out Dan's new book here:...

Duration: 01:01:58


7 | The Roman City

10/5/2017
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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. Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOH Thank you to our sponsors: Audible - Try audible free and get a free audio book when you visit them...

Duration: 00:45:31


Interview: Dr. Jennifer Raff on DNA and History

9/15/2017
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I'm joined by Dr. Jennifer Raff, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Kansas, to discuss her work with DNA. Dr. Raff explains how DNA is rewriting our understanding of prehistory and migration and changing everything we thought we knew about the deep past.

Duration: 00:40:38


6 | Life as a Mercenary in the Military Revolution

9/14/2017
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The Military Revolution transformed warfare, but what was it like to be one of the soldiers who experienced those enormous changes? We follow the lives and careers of two English archers in the late stages of the Hundred Years War and two German mercenaries around 1500 to try to understand what the Military Revolution meant for real people. Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOH Thank you to our sponsors: Texture - Get a 14-day free trial with access to...

Duration: 00:54:10


5 | The Military Revolution, 1350-1650

9/7/2017
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As the fifteenth century turned into the sixteenth, warfare was transformed. Cannon made castles obsolete, and firearms and pikes displaced knights as the dominant force on the battlefield. Most of all, the scale of war grew infinitely larger, with a correspondingly greater impact on society as a whole. Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOH Thank you to our sponsors: Texture - Get a 14-day free trial with access to thousands of online magazines...

Duration: 00:52:22


Interview: Podcaster and Author Mike Duncan on the End of the Roman Republic

8/24/2017
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I'm joined by Mike Duncan, host of The History of Rome and Revolutions podcast and author of the upcoming book The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic. We discuss his new book - which is excellent! - along with whether the United States is Rome, the practice of history, storytelling, and much more. Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOH Thank you to our sponsors: Texture - Get a 14-day free trial with access to thousands...

Duration: 00:50:29


4 | How the Eastern Roman Empire Survived Attila the Hun and the Diastrous Fifth Century

8/17/2017
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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. Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOH Thank you to our sponsors: Texture - Get a 14-day free trial with access to thousands of online magazines...

Duration: 01:00:54


3 | Why Didn't the Eastern Roman Empire Fall?

8/10/2017
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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? Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOH Thank you to our sponsors: Texture -...

Duration: 00:49:18