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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.
34 Episodes
Comments (17)

Nonya Business

Feckless and Petra? Genius.

Apr 20th

Adam Jrw Smith

Audio quality is awful. The interviewee's mic keeps clicking, which is quite painful with earbuds. Otherwise, interesting content!

Feb 1st

Steve Lamb

Fantastic cast. Highly accessible without feeling like material has been dumbed down. Very engaging.

Dec 14th


A podcast about a subject from an expert is a beautiful thing. The web is awash in amateurs. Dr. Wyman is, additionally, an excellent story teller. I have long been casually interested in this period, and this is the first time I have understood the transition into the medieval era in a way that seems plausible without being simple. Dr. Wyman brings the sort of insight and authorship together as a writer like Barbara Tuchman (or Peter Englund, in Swedish).

Dec 6th

James Rarick

First podcast series and must say it is fantastic. Well put together!

May 23rd


this is great!check it out 🔅

May 12th

Kevin Jacobs

Thank you for putting this podcast together.

May 6th

Aleksei Kostikov

This gentleman should be given full credit for knowledge on the subject. Thank you sir. Great podcast.

Mar 4th

Jessica B

This is a great podcast. I have long been fascinated with ancient civilizations such as the Roman empire. I'm 12 episodes in at the time of this comment but am looking forward to the remaining. It is a lot of great information and helps make understanding how the empire ended and why.

Feb 13th

Sundar J.M. Brown

Great stuff. I hope everyone takes the time to listen as this piece of history forms the basis of our "modern" way of thinking and being in re: behavioral economics, markets, technology, transportation, classical education (precisely, lack thereof today), warfare, national identity, philosophy, theology, religious ritualistic practices, and the great hubris, vibrating in the psyches of contemporary men and women, which underlies them all.

Jan 18th


so very informative. thank you!!!

Jan 14th

Jonathan Vazquez

i enjoyed your episode on Latin language. More episodes on language, would be amazing. You've earned a subscriber and a 5 star if i figure out how to rate your podcast! thanks

Dec 20th

Sara La

Very enlightening podcast. It delves much much deeper than any analysis I've been exposed to. He sweeps away long-held myths and dissects Roman Empire into something familiar. Nothing is "taken for granted".

Oct 24th

Joe Mack

I really enjoy this podcast! It's very well presented and interesting. Thank you for taking the time to make it.

Oct 23rd

Michael Pilz

showed this to a friend who was constructing an essay on barbaric nature and he was able to pass that shit with flying colors. He says thank you.

Oct 10th

Michael Pilz

Michael Pilz wrong episode to comment on but still. great channel with so much knowledge. love it!

Oct 10th

Adrian Nieto

good pod cast

Oct 6th
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