Tides of History

By Wondery / Patrick Wyman

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 Sep 17, 2020
Very interesting topics, great presentation. Extra plus for the minimalist approach to music and ambiance. Patrick has a calm, yet engaging voice. You can tell he loves subject matters. Kinda like an academic version of Dan Carlin. The interview episodes are often lacking in sound quality. But that's not unique to this podcast.

David Hayes
 Aug 5, 2020
Fantastically interesting. I really enjoy the story telling side to bring you into the history

 Feb 13, 2020
Educational and enjoyable presentation that helps me understand why things happened as well as what happened.

 Jan 18, 2020

 Dec 6, 2019


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.

Episode Date
Introducing Business Wars: Pizza Hut vs. Domino's

Today, pizza powers a $100 billion dollar global industry -- but when the Carney brothers opened the very first Pizza Hut in 1958, it was still practically unheard-of outside major US cities. Since then, the passion for pies has grown like crazy, fueling a competitor named Domino’s and taking these one-time mom and pop joints global. But when their businesses began to rise, they inspired a whole host of competitors to join the market, forcing both companies to innovate at a rapid pace. Listen to the latest season of Business Wars: Pizza Hut vs. Domino's now at wondery.fm/pizza_TOH.

Sep 23, 2020
How Did People Domesticate Animals? An Interview with Professor Greger Larson

The domestication of animals has transformed the way that people eat, clothe themselves, and live over the past 10,000 or so years, but what in the world does "domestication" even mean? How did this happen, and why did people start doing this? I talk with Professor Greger Larson of Oxford University about the genetics of animal domestication and how cutting-edge science is helping us answer these age-old questions.

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Sep 17, 2020
The First Farmers

The domestication of plants and animals has remade the way that people feed themselves, organize their societies, and interact with the landscapes around them. But for most of the human past, this isn't how people subsisted. When, where, and how did people start farming? And most importantly, why?

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Sep 10, 2020
Wondery Presents: Bunga Bunga

Silvio Berlusconi was a charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended the Italian political order and hypnotized an entire nation. He was the longest-serving prime minister of one of the world’s wealthiest countries, until he was brought down by three powerful women - and two words: “Bunga Bunga.” From Wondery, the makers of Dirty John and The Shrink Next Door, and hosted by comedian Whitney Cummings, “Bunga Bunga” is an eight part series on the incredible true story of the rise and fall of Silvio Berlusconi, told with Whitney’s signature wit and style.

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Sep 08, 2020
After the Ice: The Younger Dryas, the Mesolithic, and the Birth of a New World

For most of Homo sapiens' time out of Africa, we lived in a world defined by ice. But by around 20,000 years ago, the ice had begun to melt, the glaciers retreating back toward the poles and mountain ranges. This left behind a new world, a whole different series of environments, opportunities, and perils for the people who had made it through the Ice Age.

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Sep 03, 2020
How Should We Understand the Deep Human Past? Interview with Professor John Hawks

Professor John Hawks of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the world's best communicators on the deep human past and paleoanthropology, joins me to talk about archaic humans, genomics, and whether the concept of different human species even makes sense these days. Check out his blog, which is an amazing resource, and follow him on Twitter.

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Aug 27, 2020
Introducing American Innovations: Video Games

Gone are the days of Pong and Spacewars, but their legacies live on in the video games of today through augmented reality, worldwide tournaments, and professional gamer leagues. But this trillion dollar global industry had humble beginnings. Not so long ago, video games were almost exclusively played by the programmers who made them. Wondery’s latest season of American Innovations is all about video games — who plays them, who makes them, and how they made their way out of a programmer’s computer and into living rooms across the world. Binge the full season now at http://wondery.fm/innovations_TOH.

Aug 25, 2020
New Insights on the First Americans: Interview with Professor Jennifer Raff

Our understanding of the past is constantly in flux, and there's no field where that's clearer than with the early settlement of the Americas. I'm joined by Professor Jennifer Raff of the University of Kansas, an anthropological geneticist, to discuss the game-changing (or not?) recent work pushing back the date of first settlement to 30,000 years ago or more.

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Aug 13, 2020
Introducing The Dollop

The Dollop is a comedic podcast about American history. Each episode centers around an event or person from selected for its humorousness or peculiarity.The Dollop is hosted by Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds.

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Aug 07, 2020
Who Were the First Americans?

The Americas were the last continents Homo sapiens reached. Why did it take so long for people to enter this vast and promising expanse of land? Who were they, and where had they come from? In today's episode, we explore the latest - just days old! - science of the First Americans, and discover the descendants they've left behind even today.

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Aug 06, 2020
Trapped in Ice: The Paleolithic World

Twenty thousand years ago, the world was locked in ice. The glaciers advanced from the poles and mountain ranges, swallowing huge portions of the planet's surface and making the rest colder and drier, a more difficult place to live. Yet people nevertheless thrived, spreading out across the continents and creating some of the most incredible art in human history.

Jul 30, 2020
Ancient DNA and the Human Story: Interview with Geneticist Eske Willerslev

Ancient DNA is the key that's unlocking the deep history of humanity, allowing us to answer questions about our collective past that we never dreamed of addressing even 20 years ago. Eske Willerslev is a pioneer in the field of extracting, sequencing, and analyzing the preserved DNA of people who lived thousands upon thousands of years ago; on top of that, he's a fascinating person with unique perspectives on how to understand the human past.

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Jul 16, 2020
Wondery Presents Blood Ties Season 2

Blood Ties Season 2 is out now!

Blood Ties is a scripted audio drama starring Gillian Jacobs, Josh Gad, Dominic Monaghan, Amy Landecker, and Wayne Knight.  

After the sudden death of Michael and Eleonore Richland’s billionaire father, disturbing allegations emerge about his dark past. These revelations thrust them into a fight they’re completely unprepared for. As the stakes of telling the truth continue to rise, they grapple with their father’s legacy and what to do with it. 

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Jul 15, 2020
The Ghosts of Archaic Humans

Until very recently, Homo sapiens - our species - was only one of several varieties of humans on this planet. As our ancestors spread outward from Africa in their great migration, they encountered those other species. The results of those encounters left us a genetic legacy that is still with us today.

If you'd like to see some visuals of the things in this episode, check out this post on my Substack blog.

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Jul 09, 2020
Bone, Stone, and Genome: Understanding Humanity's Deep Past

Welcome to a new season of Tides of History! Over the next year, we'll be traveling from the very origins of our species through the peopling of the planet, the Ice Age, and then to the beginnings of agriculture, cities, metalworking, and states. Today, we cover our deepest past, from the divergence from our closest ape relatives to the first appearance of anatomically modern humans.

To see visuals of our earliest ancestors, and how-to videos for making ancient stone tools, check out Patrick's website.

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Jul 02, 2020
Did I End My Early Modern Series in the Right Place? Interview with Keith Pluymers

How do we tell when one period ends and another begins? What are the fundamental characteristics of the early modern period? My dear friend (and friend of the show!) Keith Pluymers, assistant professor of history at Illinois State University, returns to chat with me about periodization, the Great Divergence, and riots in the early modern period.

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Jun 18, 2020
Wondery Presents: Murder in Hollywoodland

It's February 2nd 1922, and all of Hollywood is about to wake up and learn that William Desmond Taylor, the most famous film director in town, was murdered in his home last night. The investigation will shine a light on some of Hollywood's most scandalous affairs, backroom deals, and underground drug dens. This real life Murder Mystery is one of the most iconic "whodunnit" cases of the 20th century that will leave you guessing and second guessing who killed William Desmond Taylor for weeks to come. Co-hosted by Tracy Pattin & James Remar

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Jun 17, 2020
The Globalization of the Year 1000: Interview with Professor Valerie Hansen

Around the year 1000, merchants, explorers, and missionaries slinked the world together from Newfoundland to China. Trade goods, people, and above all ideas flowed across a rich assortment of routes, connecting previously distant places into a single unit. This was the first instance of what we can call globalization, according to Professor Valerie Hansen of Yale, who wrote a compelling new book on the topic: The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World - and Globalization Began.

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Jun 11, 2020
Alaric, the Goths, and the Sack of Rome: Interview with Professor Douglas Boin

Alaric was one of the most famous barbarians of antiquity, and yet we know little about him - or at least, we knew very little, until Douglas Boin's excellent new book came out. It's entitled Alaric the Goth: An Outsider's History of the Fall of Rome. In today's episode, I chat with Professor Boin about the book, the Goths, and how we should understand this period of Roman - and Gothic - history.

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Jun 04, 2020
John Maynard Keynes and His Legacies: Interview with Author and Journalist Zach Carter

John Maynard Keynes was one of the most important figures of the 20th century, creating the economic structures and ideas that defined the Second World War and its aftermath. I spoke with Zach Carter, author of the wonderful new Keynes biography The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes, about Keynes's wild life and enduring legacies.

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May 28, 2020
Introducing The Daily Smile

Everyone needs a reminder about just how good people can be. On Wondery’s new series The Daily Smile, host Nikki Boyer brings you stories that will make you feel good each weekday morning. With interviews, inspiring clips, and chats with special guests and passionate friends, The Daily Smile takes you on a journey into goodness, gives you all the feels, and will leave you with a smile on your face. Listen to the full episode: wondery.fm/dailysmileTOH

May 18, 2020
Malta, Lepanto, and the End of an Era

We reach the epic conclusion of our series on the early modern period with the Great Siege of Malta and the Battle of Lepanto.

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May 14, 2020
The Battle for the Mediterranean

For much of the 16th century, the Habsburgs of Spain and the Ottoman Empire waged an epic conflict for control over the Mediterranean. Follow along with two composite characters, a Barbary corsair and a Hospitaller knight, as they raid, pillage, and fight a holy war for decades on end.

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May 07, 2020
NBC presents Into America

Into America is a new podcast about politics, about policy, and the power that both have in shaping the lives of the American people. Into America is hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, Trymaine Lee, and features the journalists of NBC News.

More than 2 million Americans are behind bars as the deadly virus spreads. How are they being treated, and what is their experience like?

On this week's episode of Into America, Trymaine Lee speaks with experts on the prison system and how it is being impacted by the virus.

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May 05, 2020
Charles V and the Failure of Empire

Charles V controlled more of Europe than any ruler in centuries, with resources other monarchs could only dream of. But that was never enough to give the Holy Roman Emperor more than a momentary victory; there was always a new enemy, some unforeseen calamity, waiting around the corner.

Apr 30, 2020
Mike Duncan on Pandemics, Revolutions, and COVID-19

DISCLAIMER: If you do not think that this pandemic is a big deal; if you do not want to hear our personal political views; if you don’t care about present-day politics; if you think that this will somehow offend you; then please don't listen to this episode.

Author and history podcaster extraordinaire Mike Duncan joins me to talk about pandemics, social instability, and present-day politics.

Apr 23, 2020
The Rise of Charles V

Charles V was the most powerful European ruler since Charlemagne: king of Spain and Naples, Holy Roman Emperor, and ruler of a whole bunch else besides. How did all of these vast territories, and the central political role that went along with them, come into his possession? The answer wasn't ability or merit; it was inheritance.

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Apr 16, 2020
Pandemics in History

All of us are dealing with the ongoing pandemic in different ways, and I decided to wedge myself into my closet to record an informal talk with you all about pandemics throughout history and what, if anything, they might help us understand about what we're dealing with today. Economic effects, political upheavals, and disease all play together, so let's try to figure out the connections.

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Apr 09, 2020
Introducing Fighting Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak and the global response to it is unprecedented. How did we get here? What comes next?

Author Steven Johnson is an authority on the epidemics of the past, and how lessons that humanity learned decades ago might help us fight a pandemic in our present. Every week on Fighting Coronavirus, Steven will talk to experts in health and technology about ways innovations and interventions can help bring the current crisis to an end. Each episode will keep you up to date on the cutting edge scientific breakthroughs being used to tackle this global crisis.

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Apr 07, 2020
Genetics and the Transformation of Prehistory: Interview with Spencer Wells and Razib Khan

Genetics has radically transformed our understanding of prehistory over the past two decades, revealing everything from the existence of brand-new, unknown species to interbreeding between Neanderthals and our human ancestors. I talked to geneticists Spencer Wells and Razib Khan, two of the world's most knowledgable communicators on genetics and prehistory, to get a sense for how things have changed.

Apr 02, 2020
Classic Tides: Plague, Climate, and the End of the Roman World

In light of current events, we are re-posting one of my favorite episodes (from December, 2017) on natural disasters and the fall of the Roman Empire.

Justinian was the last great Roman emperor, but his reign was plagued by disasters beyond his control: volcanic eruptions, a changing climate, and a plague of epic proportions. Those disasters created a turning point that we can, with good reason, call the end of the Roman Empire.

Mar 26, 2020
American Nations, American Union: Interview with Colin Woodard

Few books have influenced my view of American history and politics more than Colin Woodard's American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America. We've been divided since the beginning, Woodard argues, and this has influenced every aspect of American history, not to mention its future. He has a new book coming out in May, Union, which expands this thesis further.

Get American Nations here.

And get Colin's new book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood, here.

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Mar 19, 2020
Classic Tides: The Black Death Revisited

In light of current events, we are re-posting one of my favorite episodes (from June, 2018) on the Black Death.

Between 1346 and 1351, the Black Death killed tens of millions of people - at least half the population - in Europe and the Middle East. This great mortality, one of the worst disasters of any era, fundamentally reshaped European society and set the stage for the world that followed.

Mar 17, 2020
Wondery presents The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes is the best place to learn how to dream bigger, live better, and make an impact. 

The show features conversations with world-class game changers, and dives into topics from entrepreneurship and inspiration, to health and relationships.

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Mar 16, 2020
Suleiman the Magnificent and Ottoman Decline

The reign of Suleiman the Magnificent was the high point of the Ottoman Empire, but for centuries, it has also been pegged as the beginning of the empire's long, slow decline into irrelevance. Is this true? Was Suleiman's reign simultaneously the best of times and the beginning of the end?

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Mar 12, 2020
Suleiman the Magnificent and the Apex of the Ottoman Empire

Suleiman the Magnificent ruled the Ottoman Empire for forty-six years. During that time, his armies fought everywhere from Iran to Vienna. His navies touched Indonesia and the Straits of Gibraltar. Under his reign, the Ottoman Empire reached its glorious peak.

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Mar 05, 2020
Pirates! With Leah Sutherland

Leah returns to chat with Patrick about one of their favorite topics - pirates. It wouldn't be a Leah episode if we didn't range widely, so we also chat about essays and Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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Feb 20, 2020
The Ottomans, the Safavids, and the War for the Muslim World, 1501-1514

The Muslim world was a vast and diverse place, home to a variety of traditions and schools of thought. The Safavids began as a brotherhood of Sufi mystics, but soon transformed themselves from a religious order to the seeds of a powerful extremist state in Iran under the leadership of a teenaged prodigy, Shah Ismail I. A clash with the Ottomans and Selim the Grim was inevitable.

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Feb 13, 2020
The Ottomans, the Mamluks, and the Clash for Control of the Muslim World

While the Ottoman Empire spent most of its early history expanding into Christian Europe, it also faced east, toward the vast, wealthy, and dynamic Muslim world. As the Ottomans grew in prestige and power, a clash with the Mamluks of Egypt for supremacy became inevitable.

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Feb 06, 2020
MSNBC Presents: So, You Wanna Be President? with Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews and campaign veterans who have had front row seats to presidential history dive deep into the six most important lessons learned from presidential campaigns that win. Chris and his guests tap into their experience, historical insight, passion for electoral politics, and love for our country to explain why these lessons matter, and how they’ve separated winners from losers.

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Jan 27, 2020
Pilgrims, Puritans, and the Battle for New England: Interview with Historian Peter Mancall

The Pilgrims and the Puritans dominate our understanding not just of early New England, but also early America and the entire future course of American history. Yet their success and long-term influence weren't foreordained, and they weren't inevitable. Peter Mancall, Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford and Mellon Professor of the Humanities at USC, joins us to talk about his new book, The Trials of Thomas Morton: An Anglican Lawyer, His Puritan Foes, and the Battle for a New England.

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Jan 23, 2020
The Rising Tide of the Ottoman Empire, 1453-1481

Mehmet the Conqueror captured Constantinople for the Ottoman Empire in 1453 and ended the thousand-year reign of the Byzantine Empire after an epic siege, but he was far from done. For the next three decades, Mehmet led Ottoman armies against Serbs, Hungarians, Venetians, Wallachians, and Turkoman tribesmen, expanding his empire and drenching two continents in blood and war.

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Jan 16, 2020
The Dawn of the Age of Exploration

What was it like to be on the cutting edge of the Age of Exploration, and what made these enormous leaps possible? To answer those questions, we follow the life of a composite character, a Portuguese sailor named Pedro, on his journeys to the coast of Africa and then India beyond.

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Jan 09, 2020
The Last Battle of the Wars of the Roses

What brought the son of a German shoemaker to a blood-soaked English field in June, 1487? In today's episode, we follow the life of a composite character, Hans, an artisan-turned mercenary, on his journey from Augsburg to Stoke Field and try to understand how the currents of the late Middle Ages made his life possible.

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Dec 19, 2019
Leah Interviews Dr. Patrick Wyman, PhD, about his upcoming book

Leah declared mutiny and there was a small defenestration from the 8th Floor Wondery Studio as she took full creative control of Tides of History. Well, not quite, but she did control the interview. Patrick Wyman guests today to talk about his upcoming book, The Crunch!

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Dec 12, 2019
Accused Returns for a New Season!

In 1984, a father of three disappeared while working at a mysterious Cincinnati plant. It turned out he’d met a gruesome fate. Two months later, the Fernald Feed Materials Production Center was revealed to have been processing uranium – and polluting the region. The dead man’s children believe their father was murdered because he intended to expose how the plant had been releasing millions of pounds of uranium dust into the atmosphere. We’re hoping to figure out: Did 39-year-old David Bocks kill himself, as Fernald officials alleged, or was he more likely killed?

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Dec 06, 2019
The Life of Margaret, Brewer of London

What was it like to be a regular person in the late Middle Ages? We follow the life of a composite character, a brewer in London named Margaret, through her family, work, and marriage. She was a product of her time, everything from the Black Death to shifting expectations of work and gender, and she's a great window onto a period of upheaval and change.

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Dec 05, 2019
Minisode: Is Netflix's "The King" Good History? And Winter Reading Recommendations!

Leah is back on the show today to discuss The King on Netflix starring Timothee Chalamet as King Henry V, our favorite Sadboi King, as he becomes the greatest king England's ever seen. Overall, we liked it! And if you need something that everyone in your family can agree on, it's that Robert Pattinson is doing something, we aren't sure what, but a definite thing as the Dauphin.

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Nov 28, 2019
The End of the Crusades and the Fall of Acre: An Interview with Historian Roger Crowley

Popular historian Roger Crowley returns to the show to discuss his new book, The Accursed Tower: The Fall of Acre and the End of the Crusades, which covers the last great siege of the Crusades at the city of Acre. It's a really fun read, I highly recommend it, and you can get it here.

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Nov 21, 2019
Was the Protestant Reformation Inevitable?

Was history destined to happen as it did? That's what counterfactuals - alternative scenarios of how things might have gone - are useful for answering. In this episode, we apply them to the Protestant Reformation, one of the key processes of the past millennium.

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Nov 14, 2019
Medieval Merchants

The medieval economy underwent a profound transformation, becoming ever more commercialized and monetized. Merchants helped drive that change, moving goods from place to place and profiting on the returns. Today, we meet some of them: an Italian named Francesco Datini, one of the richest men in Europe, and the Cely family of English wool merchants.

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Nov 07, 2019
Persecution, Toleration, and the Rise of Modernity: An Interview with Historian Mark Koyama

Religious freedom is a core value of the modern West, but how did it emerge, and why does it matter? Economic historian Mark Koyama, of George Mason University, joins me to discuss his recent book (co-authored with Noel Johnson), Persecution and Toleration: The Long Road to Religious Freedom.

Check out the book here, and follow Professor Koyama on Twitter @MarkKoyama.

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Oct 31, 2019
Introducing The City: Reno

The City, USA Today’s critically acclaimed investigative podcast, is back with Season 2. This time, it shines a spotlight on Reno as the city transforms into an offshoot of Silicon Valley. Who decides what kind of city Reno becomes? What is lost and gained in the name of progress? 

Start listening to The City: Reno today at: http://wondery.fm/TheCityReno

Oct 29, 2019
The Commercial Revolution

The roots of the modern economy, based on markets, money, and exchange, lie deep in the Middle Ages. The Commercial Revolution remade the European economy, paving the way for the explosive growth that followed centuries later.

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Oct 17, 2019
The Venetian Empire

Venice was a commercial hub, the hinge of the medieval economy, but it was also the center of a remarkable empire that spanned the sea lanes and trade routes of the Mediterranean. The Venetian Empire was an odd beast, beset on all sides by more powerful neighbors, but it survived for centuries thanks to Venice's unique combination of wealth and stability.

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Oct 10, 2019
Introducing American Elections: Wicked Game

American Elections: Wicked Game is a new podcast from the host of Wondery’s American History Tellers (Lindsay Graham) that will explore all 58 presidential elections, leading up to the big day in November 2020. From the inevitable election of George Washington in 1789, to Donald Trump’s surprise electoral victory in 2016, we’ll attempt to discover if there ever was a “good ol’ days,” or if presidential politics have always been played dirty. Listen now at: wondery.fm/AmericanElectionsW

Oct 08, 2019
The Crusades: An Interview with Dan Jones, Part 2

Here's the rest of our conversation with historian and bestselling author Dan Jones. In Part 1, which you should absolutely listen to if you haven't already, we covered the Crusades in general; this time out, we discuss some of Dan's favorite crusaders, the most fascinating figures from four centuries of holy war.

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Oct 03, 2019
Why Rome Never Rose Again: An Interview with Professor Walter Scheidel

Alone among the world's regions, western Europe only had one major, long-lived imperial experience: that of Rome. When it fell, nothing like it ever returned again. According to Stanford's Professor Walter Scheidel, that fact had enormous consequences for the long-term development of Europe, and was a necessary precursor to the rise of modernity.

Check out Professor Scheidel's new book, Escape From Rome: The Failure of Empire and the Road to Prosperity, which comes out October 15th.

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Sep 19, 2019
Introducing The Lead: Your New Daily Sports Fix

From Wondery and The Athletic, The Lead is the first daily sports podcast that will bring you one big story each day from The Athletic's all-star team of local and national sports reporters. Subscribe now to hear new episodes each weekday morning: http://wondery.fm/TheLeadED

Sep 16, 2019
We Join Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie's Guild (And You Should, Too!)

When it comes to medieval and early modern economic history it is important to understand guilds, how they functioned, and their effects on society. Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie joins me to talk about guilds and her most recent book, The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis.

Find Professor Ogilvie’s book here: https://www.amazon.com/European-Guilds-Economic-Analysis-Princeton/dp/0691137544

Sep 12, 2019
The Crusades: An Interview with Dan Jones

The Crusades defined the Middle Ages and left a long legacy behind them. We chat with Dan Jones, author of the upcoming book Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Land, about why this long series of conflicts mattered so much to medieval people and why they're still important today.

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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
Introducing 1865
Jun 18, 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
Introducing The Shrink Next Door
May 21, 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
Tides of History Book Club: Silk Roads
Oct 01, 2018
The Ebb and Flow of History
Jul 20, 2017
Introducing Tides of History
Jul 07, 2017