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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.

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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

    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.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    66 - After the Sack of Rome

    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"

    • 50 min
    65 - The Eternal City

    65 - The Eternal City

    Covering the years 408 - 410 in Italy, this was our favorite show to write and produce.  
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    64 - Pressure Makes Diamonds

    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.

    • 49 min
    63 - The New Year's Eve Invaders

    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.

    • 42 min
    62 - The Retreat of the Conquerors

    62 - The Retreat of the Conquerors

    Covering the years 402 - 406, we discuss the changing nature of the Roman state, particularly in the west.

    • 45 min

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