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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.

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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    Introducing: Harsh Reality - The Story of Miriam Rivera

    Introducing: Harsh Reality - The Story of Miriam Rivera

    It was supposed to be a reality show with a twist. In a sun-drenched villa in Ibiza, six hot guys compete for a cash prize and for the love of the beautiful and mysterious Miriam. It’s meant to be her big break: the moment she becomes the superstar she was born to be. But this is the era of “cruel reality TV” and the show producers have a different goal: they want to surprise the men with the fact that Miriam is trans. A new six-episode investigative series from Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and The Apology Line, and from Novel, HARSH REALITY is the story about love, lies, reality TV and a woman before her time: Miriam Rivera. Written by Agnes Borinsky and hosted by Trace Lysette.




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    • 4 min
    Mike Parker Pearson on Stonehenge and British Prehistory

    Mike Parker Pearson on Stonehenge and British Prehistory

    Archaeology has come a long way since the first crude excavations at Stonehenge more than a century ago. Our guest, Mike Parker Pearson, spent the better part of a decade excavating in the vicinity of Stonehenge, offering new interpretations of the monument that form the backbone of current understanding. And Stonehenge is just one of Professor Parker Pearson’s areas of interest over the course of a long career that has redefined our understanding of British prehistory.




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    • 44 min
    Stonehenge

    Stonehenge

    The societies of the European Bronze Age lacked writing, but their illiteracy shouldn’t fool us: These were rich and sophisticated civilizations that existed in a time of deep and fundamental transformations, when new technologies, ways of understanding the world, and forms of power reshaped Europe and its people. 

     

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    • 44 min
    Bronze Age Europe

    Bronze Age Europe

    The societies of the European Bronze Age lacked writing, but their illiteracy shouldn’t fool us: These were rich and sophisticated civilizations that existed in a time of deep and fundamental transformations, when new technologies, ways of understanding the world, and forms of power reshaped Europe and its people. 

     

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    • 47 min
    Writing a New History of the Middle Ages: Interview with Dan Jones on Powers and Thrones

    Writing a New History of the Middle Ages: Interview with Dan Jones on Powers and Thrones

    Friend of the Show, TV presenter, author extraordinaire, and historian Dan Jones returns to Tides to discuss his new book, Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages. It’s a wonderful book and a tremendous achievement, written with both a consummate grasp of the huge scope of medieval history and a cinematic style of storytelling that keeps the reader engaged. How can we say something new about a very old period, and do it in entertaining fashion? That’s the key question for one of the most accomplished popular historians working today.

     

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    • 55 min
    The Hyksos - Foreign Kings in Ancient Egypt: Interview with Dr. Anna-Latifa Mourad

    The Hyksos - Foreign Kings in Ancient Egypt: Interview with Dr. Anna-Latifa Mourad

    Ancient Egypt didn’t exist in isolation from the world around it. Trade goods, ideas, and especially people flowed in and out over the millennia, but never more so than during the Second Intermediate Period, when a foreign dynasty of kings known as the Hyksos ruled much of Egypt. But were the Hyksos really the invading marauders the Egyptians portrayed them as? I talked to Dr. Anna-Latifa Mourad of Macquarie University to get the cutting-edge story of who the Hyksos really were.

     

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.4K Ratings

5.4K Ratings

Bobert the ruler of all ,

Patrick is the best

I’ve been listening since the beginning and Patrick does an incredible job with Tides.

I listen to a lot of history podcasts and Mike Duncan’s History of Rome and Revolutions are the only ones that are in the same league as Patrick Wyman and Tides.

Love his enthusiasm and how he brings his professional expertise (most history podcasters are self-taught) to being in new research techniques, genetics and to interview academics in the field.

And his book, The Verge is great. Cannot say enough positive about Patrick and his work!

gallaplacidia2242 ,

Podcaster’s ego ruins it

I wanted to like this podcast. I’m interested enough in the topic that I actually made it through a couple dozen episodes before the podcaster’s many off putting tendencies made me quit. The podcaster’s smugness was palpable. In many episodes, he purports to “interview” experts, writers, and academics. However, he doesn’t really interview them at all. He scarcely ever asks a question - just shares his own ideas about the subject and invites the guest to agree with him. That is, when he bothers to interview others at all. You see, unique among history podcasters, there are many episodes where he HIMSELF is the one being interviewed (on his own show). Pair this with his cringe-inducing accents, and the overall sense of superiority he gives off, I had to call it quits.

garykramlich ,

Best history podcast

Dr Wyman has a unique and refreshing approach to history. This seasons topics are by far my favorite. He crafts engaging narratives to bind the facts into related and more poignant themes.

I do wish he would spend fewer episodes talking to other authors about HOW to write history books. But that’s a very minor complaint.

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