Tides of History

By Wondery / Patrick Wyman

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 Feb 22, 2024


 Jan 15, 2024

Chris Ryan
 Nov 25, 2023
Man, all this dude's podcasts have so much potential. Great writing, interesting insights. Unfortunately the host's intonation is... unsettling, and he speaks too fast. Dude needs to chill.


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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 how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. 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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Episode Date
Carthage, Syracuse, and the Battle for Sicily
Apr 11, 2024
The Archaeology of the Indus Valley Civilization: Interview with Professor Cameron Petrie
Apr 04, 2024
Business Wars: The Battle for OpenAI
Apr 01, 2024
The Rise of Carthage
Mar 28, 2024
The Mediterranean World in 500 BC
Mar 21, 2024
Why Do Ordinary People Do Terrible Things? Daniele Bolelli and Patrick Discuss
Mar 14, 2024
The Buddha and His World
Mar 07, 2024
Climate Change and the Fall of the Indus Valley Civilization: Interview with Dr. Alena Giesche
Feb 29, 2024
The Rigveda and the Dawn of the Iron Age in South Asia
Feb 22, 2024
The Fall of the Indus Valley Civilization
Feb 15, 2024
The Rise of China's Warring States
Feb 08, 2024
Ordinary People in Ancient East Asia: Interview with Professor Kate Pechenkina
Feb 01, 2024
Confucius and His Age
Jan 25, 2024
China in the Eastern Zhou: Spring and Autumn
Jan 18, 2024
Venice through the Ages, from Salt-Panners to Maritime Empire to Tourism: Interview with Professor Dennis Romano
Jan 11, 2024
The State and the Environmental History of Early China: Interview with Professor Brian Lander
Jan 04, 2024
The Western Zhou, 1046-771 BC
Dec 28, 2023
The Fall of the Shang Dynasty and the Rise of the Zhou
Dec 21, 2023
The Rise of the State in China
Dec 14, 2023
The Languages of Eurasia around 500 BC
Dec 07, 2023
Cities, the Etruscans, and Global Urbanism: Interview with Professor Simon Stoddart
Nov 30, 2023
Did Justinian Restore the Roman Empire or Ruin It? Professor Peter Sarris on the Emperor Justinian and His Legacy
Nov 23, 2023
The Scythian World
Nov 16, 2023
The Iron Age Steppe and the Emergence of the Scythians
Nov 09, 2023
The Greco-Persian Wars 4: Plataea and the Aftermath
Nov 02, 2023
Cutting-Edge Archaeology on the Eurasian Steppe: Gino Caspari on the Scythians
Oct 26, 2023
The Greco-Persian Wars, Part 3: Athens in Flames and the Battle of Salamis
Oct 19, 2023
The Greco-Persian Wars, Part 2: Xerxes and the Invasion of Greece
Oct 12, 2023
The Greco-Persian Wars, Part 1: The Ionian Revolt to the Battle of Marathon
Oct 05, 2023
Thinking Like a Persian King: Professor John Hyland on the Persian Perspective of the Greco-Persian Wars
Sep 28, 2023
Persia Ascendant
Sep 21, 2023
Midas, Croesus, and the Lost Kingdoms of Iron Age Anatolia
Sep 14, 2023
The Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Judah: Interview with Professor Avraham Faust
Sep 07, 2023
Patrick is Hosting a New Show! Check out the "Pursuit of Dadliness" Now!
Sep 05, 2023
Cyrus the Great and the Rise of the Persian Empire
Aug 31, 2023
Theocracy, Fragmentation, and the Kushite Kings: Egypt after the New Kingdom
Aug 24, 2023
The Neo-Babylonian Empire and the Destruction of Jerusalem
Aug 17, 2023
The Rise of the Persian Empire: Professor Matt Waters on Ancient Empires and Cyrus the Great
Aug 10, 2023
Summer Book Club: Dr. Keith Pluymers on Indigenous America
Aug 03, 2023
The Iron Fist of Empire and the Destruction of Israel and Judah
Jul 27, 2023
The Roots of Israel and Judah
Jul 20, 2023
Headhunting, Migration, and Ancient DNA in Iron Age Europe: Interview with Professor Ian Armit
Jul 13, 2023
Childhood, Motherhood, and the Body in Iron Age Europe: Interview with Professor Katharina Rebay-Salisbury
Jul 06, 2023
The Last Kings of Rome and the Foundation of the Roman Republic
Jun 29, 2023
The Hallstatt Culture, the Celts, and the Rise of the European Iron Age
Jun 22, 2023
Burial Urns, Warrior Chiefs, and the Origins of the Celts
Jun 15, 2023
The Urbanization of Archaic Rome: Interview with Dr. Francesca Fulminante
Jun 08, 2023
The Orientalizing Mediterranean
Jun 01, 2023
Iron Age Iberia and the Lost Civilization of the Tartessians
May 25, 2023
Building Archaic Rome: Interview with Dr. Andrea Brock
May 18, 2023
The Birth of Rome
May 11, 2023
Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient Mediterranean: Interview with Professor Peter van Dommelen
May 04, 2023
The Emergence of the Etruscans
Apr 27, 2023
Greek Colonies and Networks in the Iron Age: Interview with Dr. Lieve Donnellan
Apr 20, 2023
Iron Age Italy
Apr 13, 2023
Competition, Tyranny, and the Birth of Ancient Greece
Apr 06, 2023
Sicily and the Making of the Greek Mediterranean
Mar 30, 2023
How Data Happened: Professors Chris Wiggins and Matthew L. Jones on the History of Data
Mar 23, 2023
Who Were the Phoenicians? Interview with Professor Carolina Lopez-Ruiz
Mar 16, 2023
The Roots of Archaic Greece
Mar 09, 2023
The Phoenician Mediterranean
Mar 02, 2023
The Emergence of Phoenicia
Feb 23, 2023
How to Write Historical Fiction | Interview with historian and author Dan Jones on his new novel Essex Dogs
Feb 16, 2023
Greece's Dark Age
Feb 09, 2023
Wondery Presents: Stolen Hearts
Feb 08, 2023
The Global Mediterranean of the Iron Age: Interview with Professor Tamar Hodos
Feb 02, 2023
Greece after the Bronze Age Collapse: Interview with Professor Alex Knodell
Jan 26, 2023
The Interconnected Mediterranean of the Iron Age
Jan 19, 2023
The Fall of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
Jan 12, 2023
Introducing: History Daily
Jan 11, 2023
The Archaeology of the Assyrian Empire: Interview with Professor Bleda During
Jan 05, 2023
The Rise of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
Dec 22, 2022
Weavers, Scribes, and Kings in the Ancient Near East: Interview with Professor Amanda Podany
Dec 15, 2022
From a World of Iron to Classical Empires
Dec 08, 2022
Retrospective: Prehistory Season
Dec 01, 2022
Revisiting the Ancient Americas with Professor Shane Miller
Nov 24, 2022
What is "Collapse?" Interview with Professor Guy Middleton
Nov 17, 2022
The Battle of the Tollense Valley
Nov 10, 2022
Tutankhamun's Trumpet and the Long, Winding Past of Ancient Egypt: Interview with Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson
Nov 03, 2022
After the Bronze Age Collapse
Oct 27, 2022
Season 4 Mailbag: Prehistory and Early History
Oct 20, 2022
Empires, Networks, and the Hittites: Interview with Professor Claudia Glatz
Oct 13, 2022
Who Were the Sea Peoples?
Oct 06, 2022
The Fall of Mycenaean Greece and the Trojan War
Sep 29, 2022
How Ancient Economies Fell Apart: Interview with Professor Sarah Murray
Sep 22, 2022
What was the Bronze Age Collapse?
Sep 15, 2022
Clashing Empires in the Late Bronze Age
Sep 08, 2022
Living as a Regular Person in Ancient Egypt: Interview with Professor Anne Austin
Sep 01, 2022
The Interconnected World of the Late Bronze Age
Aug 25, 2022
Daily Life and Common People in Egypt's New Kingdom
Aug 18, 2022
Why Did the Bronze Age World Collapse? Interview with Professor Eric Cline
Aug 11, 2022
Kings, Images, and Violence in Ancient Egypt: Interview with Professor Laurel Bestock
Aug 04, 2022
Egypt's New Kingdom: Empire, Religious Change, and the Tomb of Tutankhamun
Jul 28, 2022
The Rise of Egypt's New Kingdom
Jul 21, 2022
Lost Landscapes of the Ancient Pacific: Interview with Professor Mike Carson
Jul 14, 2022
Encore: Chivalry and Knighthood in Medieval Europe
Jul 07, 2022
The Coolest Archaeological Site in the World: Interview with Professor Chantal Conneller on Star Carr and the Mesolithic
Jun 30, 2022
The Polynesians and the Pacific: Interview with Professor Patrick Vinton Kirch
Jun 23, 2022
The Austronesian Expansion, Part 2
Jun 16, 2022
The Austronesian Expansion, Part 1
Jun 09, 2022
How Did Civilizations in the Andes Deal with Environmental Upheaval? Interview with Professor Jason Nesbitt
Jun 02, 2022
Human Sacrifice, Oracle Bones, and Shang China: Interview with Professor Rod Campbell
May 26, 2022
The Beginnings of Civilization in the Andes: The Mounds of Norte Chico
May 19, 2022
The Rise of the Olmecs
May 12, 2022
Migration, Ancient DNA, and European Prehistory: Interview with Kristian Kristiansen
May 05, 2022
The Steppes of Central Asia in the Bronze Age: Interview with Professor Michael Frachetti
Apr 28, 2022
Indo-Aryans, the Rigveda, and a World on the Move
Apr 21, 2022
The World of the Indo-Iranians
Apr 14, 2022
What was the Indus Valley Civilization? Interview with Dr. Adam Green
Apr 07, 2022
Languages of the World in 1200 BC
Mar 31, 2022
Kathryn de Luna on Africa, Bantu, and Historical Linguistics
Mar 24, 2022
What is the State?
Mar 17, 2022
Mary Prendergast on Ancient Africa
Mar 10, 2022
The Green Sahara and African Neolithics
Mar 03, 2022
Africa and the Many Cradles of Humanity
Feb 24, 2022
Who Were the Human Sacrifices in Shang China? Interview with Dr. Christina Cheung
Feb 17, 2022
The Genetic Origins of Indigenous Americans: Interview with Professor Jennifer Raff
Feb 10, 2022
The Shang Dynasty, Oracle Bones, and the Roots of Chinese History
Feb 03, 2022
The Complicated World of the Bronze Age Near East: Interview with Aaron Burke
Jan 27, 2022
The Dawn of History in China
Jan 20, 2022
Encore: How Latin Became the Romance Languages
Jan 13, 2022
The Rise and Fall of China’s First States
Jan 06, 2022
Li Liu on the Rise of States in China
Dec 30, 2021
Hittites, Trojans, and the Late Bronze Age World: Interview with Professor Trevor Bryce
Dec 23, 2021
The Rise of the Late Bronze Age Empires: The Hittites, Mittani, and Assyrians
Dec 16, 2021
Hammurabi’s World - The Near East in the Age of Fragmentation
Dec 09, 2021
Mike Parker Pearson on Stonehenge and British Prehistory
Dec 02, 2021
Stonehenge
Nov 25, 2021
Bronze Age Europe
Nov 18, 2021
Writing a New History of the Middle Ages: Interview with Dan Jones on Powers and Thrones
Nov 11, 2021
The Hyksos - Foreign Kings in Ancient Egypt: Interview with Dr. Anna-Latifa Mourad
Nov 04, 2021
Ancient Nubia
Oct 28, 2021
Interview with Shane Miller and Jessi Halligan on the White Sands footprints
Oct 21, 2021
Egypt’s Middle Kingdom
Oct 14, 2021
Ancient Nubia and the Kingdom of Kush: Interview with Dr. Geoff Emberling
Oct 07, 2021
Old Kingdom Egypt
Sep 30, 2021
When Did Things Happen in the Ancient World? Interview with Professor Sturt Manning
Sep 23, 2021
Mycenaean Greece and Minoan Crete
Sep 16, 2021
How the Industrial Revolution Changed the World: Interview with Economist Duncan Weldon
Sep 09, 2021
The Early Aegean Bronze Age and Minoan Crete
Sep 02, 2021
Mike Duncan on the Marquis de Lafayette and His New Book, Hero of Two Worlds
Aug 26, 2021
Sargon of Akkad and the World's First Empire
Aug 19, 2021
Mike Duncan and Patrick in Conversation at Powell's Books: "The Verge," Ancient Rome, and Doing History
Aug 12, 2021
Colonies and the Quest for Resources in Early Modern Europe: Interview with Dr. Keith Pluymers
Aug 05, 2021
Cities, States, and Living in Ancient Mesopotamia
Jul 29, 2021
"The Verge" Audiobook Sneak Peak: Mercenaries and the Military Revolution
Jul 20, 2021
Patrick Wrote a Book! With Leah Sutherland and Rachel Kambury
Jul 19, 2021
Iran, Central Asia, and the Caucasus Mountains
Jul 15, 2021
The Lives of Herders on the Ancient Steppes: Interview with Professor Alicia Ventresca Miller
Jul 08, 2021
The Bronze-Age Steppe and the Emergence of the Indo-Iranians
Jul 01, 2021
Ancient DNA, Indo-Europeans, and the Steppe: Interview with Professor David Anthony
Jun 24, 2021
The Archaeology of Human Bones and the Iberian Copper Age: Interview with Dr. Jess Beck
Jun 17, 2021
The Bell Beaker Phenomenon and the Rise of the Bronze Age
Jun 10, 2021
Indo-European, Migration, and the Corded Ware Culture
Jun 03, 2021
Cuneiform Literature, Medicine, and Mental Health: Interview with Dr. Moudhy Al-Rashid
May 27, 2021
The Yamnaya Culture and the Proto-Indo-European Migrations
May 20, 2021
Achilles, Gilgamesh, and Epic Poetry: Interview with Professor Michael Clarke
May 13, 2021
The Indus Valley Civilization
May 06, 2021
Ancient South Asia
Apr 29, 2021
Bananas, Civilization, and Ancient Farming in New Guinea: Interview with Professor Tim Denham
Apr 22, 2021
The Invention of Agriculture in New Guinea
Apr 15, 2021
Ancient Egypt in Context: Interview with Professor David Wengrow
Apr 08, 2021
Ancient Tattooing: Interview with Aaron Deter-Wolf
Apr 01, 2021
North America After the Ice Age: Interview with Professor Shane Miller
Mar 25, 2021
Languages of the World in 3000 BC
Mar 18, 2021
Understanding Prehistory Through Ethnography
Mar 11, 2021
Egypt and the Rise of the Pharaohs
Mar 04, 2021
Hunter-Gatherers, Archaeology, and Prehistory: Interview with Professor Robert Kelly
Feb 25, 2021
Uruk and the Rise of Civilization
Feb 18, 2021
Egypt Before the Pharaohs
Feb 11, 2021
Classic Tides | Boxing, Race, and the Gilded Age: An Interview with Professor Louis Moore
Feb 09, 2021
Mesopotamia at the Dawn of History
Feb 04, 2021
What is Civilization?
Jan 28, 2021
Alcohol and Agriculture in Prehistoric East Asia: Interview with Professor Li Liu
Jan 21, 2021
Agriculture and Complex Societies in the Americas, 4000-1500 BC
Jan 14, 2021
The Americas from Foraging to Agriculture, 10,000 BC-4000 BC
Jan 07, 2021
Agriculture, Migration, and the Births of Language Families: Interview with Professor Peter Bellwood
Dec 31, 2020
Classic Tides | Europe After the Black Death
Dec 24, 2020
Neolithic China and Jomon Japan
Dec 17, 2020
East Asia in Prehistory
Dec 10, 2020
Why Were There So Many Neolithic Farmers? And What Can Big Data Do For Archaeology? Interview with Professor Stephen Shennan
Dec 03, 2020
Classic Tides | Peasants' Rebellions and Resistance
Nov 26, 2020
Neanderthals, Our Closest Kin: Interview with Dr. Rebecca Wragg Sykes
Nov 19, 2020
Ötzi the Iceman: The Neolithic Ice Mummy
Nov 12, 2020
Who Were the Proto-Indo-Europeans?
Nov 05, 2020
The Lost Civilization of Old Europe: The Copper Age and the First Cities
Oct 29, 2020
Classic Tides | Peasants and the Medieval Countryside
Oct 22, 2020
Prehistory Mailbag! Archaeology, Language, and the Advantages of Farming
Oct 15, 2020
Megalithic Europe
Oct 08, 2020
The Neolithic Revolution: Europe's First Farmers
Oct 01, 2020
How Did People Domesticate Animals? An Interview with Professor Greger Larson
Sep 17, 2020
The First Farmers
Sep 10, 2020
After the Ice: The Younger Dryas, the Mesolithic, and the Birth of a New World
Sep 03, 2020
How Should We Understand the Deep Human Past? Interview with Professor John Hawks
Aug 27, 2020
New Insights on the First Americans: Interview with Professor Jennifer Raff
Aug 13, 2020
Who Were the First Americans?
Aug 06, 2020
Trapped in Ice: The Paleolithic World
Jul 30, 2020
Ancient DNA and the Human Story: Interview with Geneticist Eske Willerslev
Jul 16, 2020
The Ghosts of Archaic Humans
Jul 09, 2020
Bone, Stone, and Genome: Understanding Humanity's Deep Past
Jul 02, 2020
Did I End My Early Modern Series in the Right Place? Interview with Keith Pluymers
Jun 18, 2020
The Globalization of the Year 1000: Interview with Professor Valerie Hansen
Jun 11, 2020
Alaric, the Goths, and the Sack of Rome: Interview with Professor Douglas Boin
Jun 04, 2020
John Maynard Keynes and His Legacies: Interview with Author and Journalist Zach Carter
May 28, 2020
Malta, Lepanto, and the End of an Era
May 14, 2020
The Battle for the Mediterranean
May 07, 2020
Charles V and the Failure of Empire
Apr 30, 2020
Mike Duncan on Pandemics, Revolutions, and COVID-19
Apr 23, 2020
The Rise of Charles V
Apr 16, 2020
Pandemics in History
Apr 09, 2020
Genetics and the Transformation of Prehistory: Interview with Spencer Wells and Razib Khan
Apr 02, 2020
Classic Tides: Plague, Climate, and the End of the Roman World
Mar 26, 2020
American Nations, American Union: Interview with Colin Woodard
Mar 19, 2020
Classic Tides: The Black Death Revisited
Mar 17, 2020
Suleiman the Magnificent and Ottoman Decline
Mar 12, 2020
Suleiman the Magnificent and the Apex of the Ottoman Empire
Mar 05, 2020
Pirates! With Leah Sutherland
Feb 20, 2020
The Ottomans, the Safavids, and the War for the Muslim World, 1501-1514
Feb 13, 2020
The Ottomans, the Mamluks, and the Clash for Control of the Muslim World
Feb 06, 2020
Pilgrims, Puritans, and the Battle for New England: Interview with Historian Peter Mancall
Jan 23, 2020
The Rising Tide of the Ottoman Empire, 1453-1481
Jan 16, 2020
The Dawn of the Age of Exploration
Jan 09, 2020
The Last Battle of the Wars of the Roses
Dec 19, 2019
Leah Interviews Dr. Patrick Wyman, PhD, about his upcoming book
Dec 12, 2019
The Life of Margaret, Brewer of London
Dec 05, 2019
Minisode: Is Netflix's "The King" Good History? And Winter Reading Recommendations!
Nov 28, 2019
The End of the Crusades and the Fall of Acre: An Interview with Historian Roger Crowley
Nov 21, 2019
Was the Protestant Reformation Inevitable?
Nov 14, 2019
Medieval Merchants
Nov 07, 2019
Persecution, Toleration, and the Rise of Modernity: An Interview with Historian Mark Koyama
Oct 31, 2019
The Commercial Revolution
Oct 17, 2019
The Venetian Empire
Oct 10, 2019
The Crusades: An Interview with Dan Jones, Part 2
Oct 03, 2019
Why Rome Never Rose Again: An Interview with Professor Walter Scheidel
Sep 19, 2019
We Join Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie's Guild (And You Should, Too!)
Sep 12, 2019
The Crusades: An Interview with Dan Jones
Sep 05, 2019
The Rise of Printing and the Invention of News: An Interview with Professor Andrew Pettegree
Aug 29, 2019
The Origins and Rise of Venice
Aug 15, 2019
Boxing, Race, and the Gilded Age: An Interview with Professor Louis Moore
Aug 08, 2019
The Experience of the Italian Wars
Aug 01, 2019
Book Club: Summer Reading
Jul 25, 2019
The Italian Wars, Part 2
Jul 18, 2019
Walls throughout History: An Interview with Professor David Frye
Jul 11, 2019
The Italian Wars, Part 1
Jul 04, 2019
Minisode: Military Revolutions
Jun 27, 2019
Why Bother with the Seventeenth Century? An Interview with Professor Keith Pluymers
Jun 20, 2019
Condottieri: War for Profit in Renaissance Italy
Jun 13, 2019
Machiavelli's Laboratory: The Politics of Renaissance Italy
Jun 06, 2019
Classic Tides: Life in Renaissance Florence
May 30, 2019
Minisode: Banking
May 23, 2019
Jakob Fugger: The Richest Man Who Ever Lived?
May 16, 2019
The Rise and Fall of the Medici Bank
May 09, 2019
The Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Gilded Age: An Interview with Stanford's Professor Richard White
May 02, 2019
Minisode: Messianic Rulers and Military Revolutions in Spain
Apr 25, 2019
The Spanish Inquisition, the Expulsion of the Jews, and the Rise of Spain
Apr 18, 2019
Queen Isabella of Spain and the End of the Reconquista
Apr 11, 2019
Historical Fiction and the Wars of the Roses: An Interview with Philippa Gregory
Apr 04, 2019
1492: A Guided Tour of Europe on the Brink
Mar 21, 2019
Who Was Christopher Columbus? With Professor Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Mar 14, 2019
Civil Servants, State Finance, and the Rising State
Mar 07, 2019
The Troubled Inheritance of Mary of Burgundy and Dynastic Consolidation
Feb 21, 2019
The Rise and Fall of Burgundy
Feb 14, 2019
Game of Thrones and Late Medieval Politics
Feb 07, 2019
Civil Wars and Political Breakdowns in Late Medieval Europe
Jan 24, 2019
The Wars of the Roses, II
Jan 17, 2019
The Wars of the Roses
Jan 10, 2019
The Reformation, Live from Boston
Dec 20, 2018
Archaeology Rules with Raksha Dave!
Dec 13, 2018
Vlad the Impaler and the Legend of Dracula
Dec 06, 2018
George Washington and the End of the Revolution: An Interview with Author Nathaniel Philbrick
Nov 29, 2018
Beer, Brewsters, and Women's Work: An Interview with Judith Bennett
Nov 15, 2018
The Fall of Constantinople and the Tragic End of the Byzantines
Nov 08, 2018
Holy War and the Rise of the Ottomans
Nov 01, 2018
Archaeology and Why It Rules
Oct 18, 2018
Heresy, Witch Hunts, and Inquisition
Oct 11, 2018
The Trials and Tribulations of the Late Medieval Church
Oct 04, 2018
The Ebb and Flow of History
Jul 20, 2017
Introducing Tides of History
Jul 07, 2017