14 episodes

Chris Spangle and Matt Wittlief are history nuts and news junkies. Often, modern political debates fail to see parallels in the past, so they've embarked on a long journey from antiquity to the present to illustrate where our ancestors can help us build a better future. Subscribe now to the History of Modern Politics to get the full backstory on our current events.
Two episodes a month are now available to subscribers of WAL Plus or at HistoryofModernPolitics.Com or subscribe to the public podcast feed to get episodes in 2022. 
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Chris Spangle and Matt Wittlief are history nuts and news junkies. Often, modern political debates fail to see parallels in the past, so they've embarked on a long journey from antiquity to the present to illustrate where our ancestors can help us build a better future. Subscribe now to the History of Modern Politics to get the full backstory on our current events.
Two episodes a month are now available to subscribers of WAL Plus or at HistoryofModernPolitics.Com or subscribe to the public podcast feed to get episodes in 2022. 
Part of the We Are Libertarians Podcast Network.

    1: Albion Becomes Britannia

    1: Albion Becomes Britannia

    A Northumbrian monk in the 700s creates the British identity and shows us an example of how we ought to think of history. Chris and Matt explain the default state of human organization: the clan and then explain the impact made in our world by the Roman Empire.
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    • 41 min
    2: Invasion & Empire

    2: Invasion & Empire

    Julius Caesar may be the second most famous man in history after Jesus. Why is that? How did he change the Roman government and the course of history? Chris Spangle and Matt Wittlief discuss the shape of Rome and Britain in the Imperial era.
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    • 43 min
    3: The Fall of the Western Empire and Britain Alone

    3: The Fall of the Western Empire and Britain Alone

    Chris Spangle and Matt Wittlief share the story of Cincinnatus, the Crisis of the Third Century, and the splintering of the Roman Empire under Diocletian. 
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    • 45 min
    4: The Arrival of the Anglo-Saxons

    4: The Arrival of the Anglo-Saxons

    Chris Spangle and Matt Wittlief share the story of the invasion of the Anglo-Saxons in the vacuum of power left by the collapsing Roman Empire as well as the establishment of the Christian church in the British Isles. 
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    • 44 min
    5: Across the Channel to France

    5: Across the Channel to France

    Chris Spangle and Matt Wittlief look across the channel to the development of France, soon the be England's greatest challenger. Many names like Clovis, Charles Martel, and Charlemagne made a big impact on the political development of Europe, but are little talked about. They also dive into the development of the Catholic Church. 
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    • 56 min
    6: Vikings and the King of the English

    6: Vikings and the King of the English

    What are some common misconceptions about the Vikings? In this episode, Chris Spangle and Matt Wittlief detail how interconnected the men of the north were in the politics of "civilized" European politics in the age of the Anglo-Saxons. They also detail the importance of King Alfred in establishing our modern politics.
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    • 42 min

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