36 episodes

Have you ever wondered about all the history we’ve missed? The amazing figures that are seemingly forgotten, incredible events passed over, or what a picture of true world history actually looks like? Or how history played out in the eyes of those who lived it and made it? The A.D. History Podcast explores the last two thousand years of world history, in an innovative new way. Join hosts Paul K. DiCostanzo and Patrick Foote as they examine the past two millennia, beginning in 1 AD, progressing forward ten years every episode until they reach the modern day. Within each ten-year installment, Paul and Patrick aim to share incredibly important, but often overlooked historic events and figures from around the world in prospective fashion; trying to see history through the eyes and in the world of those who lived it. By identifying these sometimes lesser known, but in no way less significant aspects of history, A.D. History seeks to identify the many disparate threads that weave the fuller, richer tapestry of history from around the world.

A.D. History Podcast Paul K. DiCostanzo, Patrick Foote

    • History
    • 4.8 • 44 Ratings

Have you ever wondered about all the history we’ve missed? The amazing figures that are seemingly forgotten, incredible events passed over, or what a picture of true world history actually looks like? Or how history played out in the eyes of those who lived it and made it? The A.D. History Podcast explores the last two thousand years of world history, in an innovative new way. Join hosts Paul K. DiCostanzo and Patrick Foote as they examine the past two millennia, beginning in 1 AD, progressing forward ten years every episode until they reach the modern day. Within each ten-year installment, Paul and Patrick aim to share incredibly important, but often overlooked historic events and figures from around the world in prospective fashion; trying to see history through the eyes and in the world of those who lived it. By identifying these sometimes lesser known, but in no way less significant aspects of history, A.D. History seeks to identify the many disparate threads that weave the fuller, richer tapestry of history from around the world.

    How Diocletian Ended Rome’s Crisis Of The Third Century P.2 | 291AD-300AD

    How Diocletian Ended Rome’s Crisis Of The Third Century P.2 | 291AD-300AD

    Emperor Diocletian went to great lengths to overhaul the entire structure of the Roman Empire, to extricate Rome from the Crisis of the Third Century. As well as to better serve the Roman people themselves who had become largely neglected during the crisis.

    None of Diocletian’s reforms were perhaps more sweeping than those for the Roman military, and for Roman civilian administration.

    **Join the A.D. History Podcast on Patreon!: https://patreon.com/adhistorypodcast

    • 1 hr 46 min
    How Diocletian Ended Rome’s Crisis Of The Third Century P.1 | 281AD-290AD

    How Diocletian Ended Rome’s Crisis Of The Third Century P.1 | 281AD-290AD

    Emperor Diocletian's rule not only proved definitive in extricating Rome from the Crisis of the Third Century, but his sweeping reforms served as the societal framework for numerous great powers in the European Middle Ages. Diocletian did not set out to merely end Rome's third century debacle, his single-minded aim was to do no less than recreate the Roman Empire into his idealized vision.

    **Join Field Marshal Odo's ADophyte Army on Patreon!: https://patreon.com/adhistorypodcast/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Men Who Followed Aurelian: Crisis Continues | 275AD-280AD

    The Men Who Followed Aurelian: Crisis Continues | 275AD-280AD

    The small slew of emperors who followed Aurelian were mostly pieces of work - with one exception - and all but kept the ship afloat before the rise of the immense Diocletian. Indeed we found it important to cover the remaining half of the 270s with our prior focus purely on the five year accomplishments of Aurelian.

    **Join The A.D. History Podcast On Patreon!: https://patreon.com/adhistorypodcast/

    • 1 hr 7 min
    How Did Aurelian Reunite the Roman Empire? | 271AD-280AD

    How Did Aurelian Reunite the Roman Empire? | 271AD-280AD

    For this premiering episode of A.D. History, it is again one of those special occasions where your hosts Paul and Patrick use their combined intellects to tackle a major topic together. In this decade, they go all in and tell the history of how one Lucius Domitius Aurelianus - better known as Emperor Aurelian - did what no other Roman leader could during the Third Century Crisis... reconquer all prior Roman territory that had splintered from the Empire during this Third Century disaster. We look at why Aurelian succeeded where all of his third century contemporaries and predecessors abjectly failed; discussing what he understood that they did not. Aurelian's achievement amazingly occurred entirely within the first five years of the 270s, serving as the first act of two that would give Rome a new lease on its already vaunted existence.

    **DONATE to the A.D. History Podcast on Patreon! Become part of Field Marshal Odo's ADophyte Army, and join us in creating the A.D. History you deserve! As well as learn about the many benefits that await for your generous support! Visit https://patreon.com/adhistorypodcast/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    How Historically Accurate is The Death of Stalin (2017)? | A.D. HISTORY WATCHES

    How Historically Accurate is The Death of Stalin (2017)? | A.D. HISTORY WATCHES

    In this newest episode of A.D. History, we are taking a little break from the Third Century. Today we are taking this opportunity to delve into the season 3 edition of A.D. History Watches. Paul and Patrick are posing the question, "how historically accurate is The Death of Stalin (2017)?" This comedy seeks to find the foibles and humor in the otherwise tremendous dark era of Joseph Stalin's despotism.

    **DONATE to the A.D. History Podcast on Patreon!: https://patreon.com/adhistorypodcast/

    • 1 hr 43 min
    How Truly Gallic Was The Gallic Empire? | 261AD-270AD

    How Truly Gallic Was The Gallic Empire? | 261AD-270AD

    In our newest episode, we pick up from our previous episode examining the rise - and altogether quick fall - of the splinter state Gallic Empire. Yet during our discussion, there is one very clear oddity about this Gallic Empire - it leads one to question, "exactly how Gallic is this empire, again?" In our second segment, Patrick gives us a look at the other major splinter state from the Third Century Crisis, the Palmyrene Empire. Namely a closer look at it's major contributor, Queen Zenobia.



    *DONATE to the A.D. History Podcast on Patreon!: https://patreon.com/adhistorypodcast/

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

hackermanleo ,

Fascinating + Insightful

I just began listening after Patrick mentioned it on Name Explain and I was hooked! I’ve binged my way through season 1 and just started season 2. I had graduated college spring 2020 and finding this podcast has helped me scratch my learning itch that I’ve missed. PKD and Patrick have a great dynamic duo with similar yet different background and they provide an interesting way of storytelling. History and the past really is like a different country and them narrating the highlights enlightens me while I drive or while I’m at work. I want to support so this is my glowing 5 star review with the hopes this podcasts keeps succeeding! Can’t wait for season 3 and beyond!

sndean1 ,

Great history podcast

... plus "two guys talking" dynamic, which differentiates it from a Dan Carlin or Mike Duncan podcast. Can't wait until they get into the AD 200-300 time range. Cool to think they give each century 10+ hours of discussion.

Amb3629 ,

What Happens on Capri, Stays on Capri

Needs to be on a T-Shirt

Top Podcasts In History

Listeners Also Subscribed To