Fall of Civilizations Podcast

By Paul Cooper

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Very good podcast about a overlooked aspect of history.


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A history podcast looking at the collapse of a different civilization each episode. What did they have in common? Why did they fall? And what did it feel like to watch it happen?

Episode Date
10. China's Han Dynasty - The First Empire in Flames
02:53:38
A city in ruins. A dynasty in tatters. An empire in ashes... This episode, we look at the remarkable story of the first empire of ancient China, the Han dynasty. With ancient Chinese poetry, songs and folk music, we look back at the first empire's rise, its remarkable technological advances, and its first, tentative attempts to make contact with the empires of the west. Finally, we look at all the reasons behind the first age of Imperial China's final, dramatic fall. Credits: Sound engineering by Thomas Ntinas Voice Actors: Claire Hynes Jake Barrett-Mills Shem Jacobs Alex Peattie Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/
Feb 24, 2020
9. The Aztecs - A Clash of Worlds
04:14:47
Beneath the busy streets of Mexico City, a buried god lies waiting to be discovered... This episode, we look back at the age of the Aztecs. Learn how this society grew from nothing to create one of the world's largest cities in the middle of a lake. Discover Aztec riddles, poetry and songs, as well as the bloody ritual of the flower wars. And hear the remarkable story of how this thriving empire collapsed all at once, in a matter of days. Credits: Sound engineering by Thomas Ntinas Voice Actors: Jake Barrett-Mills Rhy Brignell Shem Jacobs Annie Kelly Lou Millington Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-fre…isrc=USUAN1100209 Artist: incompetech.com/
Dec 16, 2019
8. The Sumerians - Fall of the First Cities
02:29:20
In the dusts of Iraq, the ruins of the world's first civilization lie buried. This episode, we travel into the extremely distant past to look at the Sumerians. These ancient people invented writing and mathematics, and built some of the largest cities that the world had ever seen. Find out about the mystery of their origins, and learn how they rose from humble beginnings to form the foundation of all our modern societies. With myths, proverbs and even some recreated Sumerian music, travel back to where it all began, and find out how humanity's first civilization fell. Credits: Sound engineering by Thomas Ntinas Voice Actors: Jake Barrett-Mills Rhy Brignell Shem Jacobs Nick Bradley Emily Johnson Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-fre…isrc=USUAN1100209 Artist: incompetech.com/ Sumerian Music kindly provided by Gayle and Philip Neuman, of Ensemble De Organographia. Their CD, "Music of the Ancient Sumerians, Egyptians and Greeks," is available from northpacificmusic.com.
Oct 25, 2019
7. The Songhai Empire - Africa's Age of Gold
02:16:27
Today, the Songhai Empire is all but forgotten by history. But this medieval kingdom was once the most powerful force in Africa. Find out how this civilization grew up on the fringes of the Sahara Desert, among some of the most extreme conditions that nature can throw at us. Discover how it grew and flourished, passing through a process known as the imperial cycle, and learn about what ultimately caused its sudden and dramatic collapse. Credits: Sound engineering by Thomas Ntinas Voice Actors: Jake Barrett-Mills Rhy Brignell Bryan Tshiobi Pip Willett Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-fre…isrc=USUAN1100209 Artist: incompetech.com/
Aug 29, 2019
6. Easter Island - Where Giants Walked
01:43:45
On one of the world’s most isolated islands, hundreds of vast stone statues lie mouldering in the grass. In this episode, we take a look at one of archaeology’s most enduring puzzles: the mystery of Easter Island. Find out how this unique community grew up in complete isolation, severed from the rest of the world by a vast expanse of ocean. Discover the incredible story of how it survived for so many centuries, and examine the evidence about what happened to finally bring this society, and its statues, crashing down. Credits: Sound engineering by Thomas Ntinas Voice Actors: Jake Barrett-Mills Jacob Rollinson Annie Kelly Shem Jacobs Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-fre…isrc=USUAN1100209 Artist: incompetech.com/
Jun 29, 2019
5. The Khmer Empire - Fall of the God Kings
01:38:41
Deep in the Cambodian Jungle, a ruined city crumbles among the roots of banyan trees. In this episode, we look at the Khmer Empire of medieval Cambodia, and the ancient mega-city of Angkor. I want to explore how this great civilization rose to a size and wealth virtually unprecedented in the world, how it overcame the challenges of its climate and landscape, and all the factors that led to its final, dramatic collapse. Credits: Sound engineering by Thomas Ntinas Voice Actors: Rhy Brignell Lou Millington Sebastian Garbacz Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-fre…isrc=USUAN1100209 Artist: incompetech.com/
May 03, 2019
4. The Greenland Vikings - Land of the Midnight Sun
01:22:21
One of the most unlikely tales of a society’s fall is the incredible saga of the Vikings of Greenland. Find out how these European settlers built a society on the farthest edge of their world, and survived for centuries among some of the harshest conditions ever faced by man. Discover how this civilization was able to overcome the odds for so long, and examine the evidence about what happened to cause its final and mysterious collapse. Including Viking poetry, Inuit folktales and thousands upon thousands of walrus. Credits: Sound engineering by Thomas Ntinas Voice Actors: Jacob Rollinson Jake Barrett-Mills Sebastian Garbacz Special thanks to Jordan Ashley Moore (Ancient Literature Dude) for his readings of Old Norse poetry. Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-fre…isrc=USUAN1100209 Artist: incompetech.com/
Mar 24, 2019
3. The Mayan Collapse - Ruins Among the Trees
01:09:56
In the tropical forests of Central America, vast stone pyramids slowly crumble beneath the trees. In this episode, we look at that great romantic mystery: the fall of the Classic Maya Civilization. Find out how this great civilization grew up among environmental conditions that no other civilization has ever contended with, learn about the fatal flaws that lay beneath its surface, and what happened after its final, cataclysmic collapse. Credits: Sound engineering by Thomas Ntinas Voice Actors: Bryan Thsiobi Jacob Rollinson Jake Barrett-Mills Helena Bacon Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100209 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Feb 07, 2019
2. The Bronze Age Collapse - Mediterranean Apocalypse
01:04:45
Around the year 1100 BC, a wave of destruction washed over the Eastern Mediterranean. It wiped whole civilizations off the map, and left only ash and ruin in its wake. This catastrophe, known as “the Late Bronze Age Collapse”, has become one of the enduring puzzles of archaeology. I want to explore how so many societies could collapse all at once, and seemingly without warning, as well as examine the lessons it might teach us in our increasingly globalised and interconnected world. Credits: Sound engineering by Thomas Ntinas Voice Actors: Shem Jacobs Jacob Rollinson Jake Barrett-Mills Bryan Tshiobi Helena Bacon Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-fre…isrc=USUAN1100209 Artist: incompetech.com/ Additional music (The Hurrian Hymn) by Michael Levy
Jan 21, 2019
1. Roman Britain - The Work of Giants Crumbled
01:03:30
A vast ruined bath house, a fire-damaged poem and a world teetering on the brink of collapse. In this episode, we look at the collapse of Roman Britain. Find out how a great civilization grew up almost overnight on the island of Britannia, how it endured the test of centuries against barbarian invasions and foolish rulers, and what happened after its final dramatic collapse. Credits: Sound engineering by Thomas Ntinas Voice Actors: Shem Jacobs Jacob Rollinson Jake Barrett-Mills Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100209 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Jan 19, 2019