Friday, July 31, 2020

Recommended history podcasts

ASM826 posted about the excellent Fall Of Rome podcast.  I heartily second this recommendation, and would point out that Dr. Wyman has another podcast called Tides Of History which includes a lot on the transition from late antiquity to the early modern period - and has started a series on paleolithic humans.  It is wide ranging and eclectic, and if this is your Bag, Baby, then you'll dig it.

Robin Pierson picked up the baton where Duncan left things in 476 AD and is continuing the story of the Roman Empire - the eastern part, anyway) at The History Of Byzantium.  He's up to the First Crusade now.  One thing that I particularly like is that he has summary episodes at the end of every 100 years or so.

Dwight (you do read him every day, don't you?) left a comment pointing to Mike Duncan's excellent The History Of Rome podcast.  It is breezier than The Fall Of Rome (especially after the first 10 or 15 episodes) but takes you from the founding of the Eternal City to the last Emperor in the west.  Duncan's current podcast is Revolutions which covers the great revolutions of modern times, starting with the English Civil War of the 1600s and the American Revolution of the 1700s.  His humor is there just like in The History Of Rome, but in a modern era.  Recommended.


Unknown said...

"Dwight (you do read him every day, don't you?)"

If you do, I hope that God has mercy on your soul.


Fred said...

The History of Rome was good, once it got past the growing pains. Listened too it on a cross-country drive. His "Revolutions" podcasts on the English Civil War and Haiti I found to be very good. All, of course, are a quick overview of events and people given the timeframe covered.

LSP said...




Did you listen to Bill Whittle's "Cold War" podcast series.