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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

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    • 5.0, 9 beoordelingen

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.

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5.0 van 5
9 beoordelingen

9 beoordelingen

S. van Houten ,

Some of the best history telling out there

Within the niche of history podcasts, there are quite a few excellent storytellers. There are quite a few that explore topics in incredible depth. There are equally many that roam broadly and lightly, telling quick stories about disparate events. There are even some with an academic level of thoroughness and erudition.

“Tides of history” is unique in that it manages to cover almost all these aspects. It tells engaging stories with high production values. It draws on cutting edge scholarship, at least in those areas where I myself am well read enough to judge. It has interviews with excellent historians and entertaining discussions with lay people. (A.k.a. Leah) It covers a broad spectrum of political, social, and economic issues, which is great as the latter are often skipped in popular history. It tackles some of the biggest questions in the field. And it does all that whilst remaining accessible and easy to follow.

I have some quibbles. The presenter does an excellent job in regular episodes, but isn’t the greatest interviewer. The “narrative” sequences at the start of episodes often fall flat. The phrase “real people with real lived experiences” would lend itself to an excellent drinking game. But still.

The bottom line is this: “tides of history” offers some of the most thought-provoking and educational history audio out there, and is plenty entertaining to boot.

I cannot recommend it highly enough for people who want to learn about the periods it covers.

harmpomp ,

5 stars

5 stars all the way!

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