Stories from the chaotic frontier between Rome and the "Barbarians" that became Europe's fault line. We chart the rise of the Roman Empire, it's fall in the West, and the reverberations that led to centuries of conflict between France and Germany.
67 - Vandal Fury
We follow the Vandals from the area around modern-day Berlin to Tunisia. One of the great adventures in the ancient world.
66 - After the Sack of Rome
Covering the years 410 - 416, the Goths are on the move again. From now on we'll call these Goths "Visigoths"
65 - The Eternal City
Covering the years 408 - 410 in Italy, this was our favorite show to write and produce.
64 - Pressure Makes Diamonds
Covering 405 - 409 CE, we watch two groups of barbarians merge and threaten the very heart of the Western Roman Empire.
63 - The New Year's Eve Invaders
We take a close look at the 3 tribes that crossed the frozen Rhine river on New Year's Eve of the year 406 and wreaked havoc on Roman Gaul.
62 - The Retreat of the Conquerors
Covering the years 402 - 406, we discuss the changing nature of the Roman state, particularly in the west.
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Love this podcast!
Well produced and well researched, keep up the great work!
History and story telling at it's best!
This show rocks and makes history fun again for me :)
Great History At Your Fingertips
I love History and I’m so happy to find this gem. I’m particularly excited to see where it goes as it moves into Napoleonic and Nazi periods of history. But, of course, I’m also looking forward to the journey through history that will lead us there. Great Podcast!