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A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Now complete!

The History of Rome Mike Duncan

    • History
    • 4.8, 8K Ratings

A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Now complete!

    The Storm Before The Storm: Chapter 1- The Beasts of Italy

    The Storm Before The Storm: Chapter 1- The Beasts of Italy

    Audio excerpt from The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic by Mike Duncan. Forthcoming Oct. 24, 2017. Pre-order a copy today! 
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    • 55 min
    Revolutions Launch

    Revolutions Launch

    Available at revolutionspodcast.com, iTunes, or anywhere else fine podcasts can be found.

    • 16 sec
    Update- One Year Later

    Update- One Year Later

    Next show coming soon!

    • 1 min
    179- The End

    179- The End

    The history of The History of Rome...Why the Western Empire Fell when it did...Some thoughts on the future...Thank you, goodnight.  

    • 31 min
    178- Not With A Bang But A Whimper

    178- Not With A Bang But A Whimper

    In the last few years of the Western Empire a series of Emperors came and went. The cycle finally ended in 476 with the exile of Romulus Augustulus. 

    • 28 min
    177- The Burning Ships

    177- The Burning Ships

    In 468 the two halves of the Empire combined forces to dislodge the Vandals from North Africa.They failed spectacularly.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8K Ratings

8K Ratings

Arjunator1 ,

Absolutely marvelous

What a great treat to walk down centuries w Mike. Thank you so much. I am hooked and addicted to his work. I believe the Mexican revolution is also by him which I listened to before this. Also great.

huxley74 ,

Best yet

I like your show and Rome. 🎖🎖🎖🎖🥇🥇🥇🏆🏆🏆 I am almost done ✅ and I also like revolutions. If I could I would give a lot stars ⭐️.

JohnWesH ,

Historicism Disdainful of Historu

After so many accolades for the show I was thoroughly looking forward to this podcast. While it is good, the accolades oversold me. Mike does a decent enough job relating the history in general terms. However, he has an obvious disdain for the history itself. Venturing beyond what any reasonable historian can claim, he asserts that his or that legendary person couldn’t possibly have existed. They’re all just stories told long after the fact with no basis in truth. As a historian, he is well aware of many examples of historical places and people once thought to be only myths that have proven to be based in some truth, even if the details themselves are unreasonably fantastic. Think of the city of Troy or the Davidic Kingdom. Further, his conclusions as to why things transpired as they did are offered as facts without qualification, ironically making himself a teller of myths rather than a chronicler of history. The show is certainly a few steps above reading Wikipedia, but it is not the legendary podcast it has bee touted to be.

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