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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.

Tides of History Wondery

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7, 240 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
240 Ratings

240 Ratings

ijpicguy ,

Engrossing and valuable

Reading a tome on history is an investment in time most choose to skip. This podcast is of great educational value and delivers the goods in a very convenient/usable form. Accessible to us all, engrossing and relevant. As fact based as possible. Mr. Wyman, your efforts are greatly appreciated and go a long way to bring valuable historical lessons to life!

bre.c ,

Checks All of the Boxes

Let me just start by saying that I (obviously) love this podcast. It gets me through my morning commute and helps me wind down in the evening. As a journalism student who works in audio and has had a lifetime love for history, this podcast really checks all of the boxes for me. Well researched content? Check. Quality and engaging explanation/conversation of that research? Check. Easy to follow and easy to enjoy? Big ol’ check. Need I go on? The variation of approach within this cast is also really great with guests and co-hosts adding greatly to the content even if only asking questions of Patrick to elaborate on the topic. Everything is just clearly so thoughtful. I highly recommend this podcast to history lovers and critical thinkers who are looking for something quality, professional but still a whole lot of fun. Cheers!

PrarieAzorean ,

Amazing Podcast

Over the past two months I have enjoyed countless Tides podcasts from The War of The Roses, to the Castilian crown, age of exploration and more. My favourite is the Medici, which synchronistically, I was searching for last week after reading a book “Medici Money.” Love the content and keep it up!
If I could request a few topics which I feel there is significant gaps in podcasts and literature is Portuguese exploration and empire especially in Asia such as Goa, Malacca, Japan and Macao; the Basque and their mysterious history in Europe and the world (great book, “History of the World according to the Basque”); and the development of central banking (but i feel this is where you are going.)
Obrigado,
Joshua from Kelowna, Canada

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