186 episodes

A fast-moving history of the western world from the ancient world to the present day. Examine how the emergence of the western world as a global dominant power was not something that should ever have been taken for granted. This podcast traces the development of western civilization starting in the ancient Near East, through Greece and Rome, past the collapse of the Western Roman Empire into the Dark Ages, and then follows European and, ultimately, American history as the western world moved into a dominant world position.

Western Ci‪v‬ Adam Walsh

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 66 Ratings

A fast-moving history of the western world from the ancient world to the present day. Examine how the emergence of the western world as a global dominant power was not something that should ever have been taken for granted. This podcast traces the development of western civilization starting in the ancient Near East, through Greece and Rome, past the collapse of the Western Roman Empire into the Dark Ages, and then follows European and, ultimately, American history as the western world moved into a dominant world position.

    Victorious

    Victorious

    Today we catch up on early modern France after the Hundred Years' War. Then we do a quick run through the medieval Low Countries, Scandinavia, and Ireland to catch everyone up to 1492. 

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    • 43 min
    To The East

    To The East

    We cover the Rus as they do battle with the Mongol's Golden Horde and medieval Russia begins to emerge around Moscow. Then, we turn back to the Holy Roman Empire and see how developments within the empire lead to economic growth but also political decentralization. 

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    • 41 min
    The History of Valentine's Day

    The History of Valentine's Day

    Valentine's Day has not always been all flowers and heart-shaped cards. Our eighth most popular holiday today, St. Valentine's Day is the product of a combination of ancient, medieval, and Victorian traditions, not all of which are pleasant or even relate to love. In this bonus episode, we cover the history of the holiday.

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    • 13 min
    Leonardo da Vinci: The Genius of Imagination

    Leonardo da Vinci: The Genius of Imagination

    Leonardo da Vinci. Everyone knows the name. But how much do you really know about the great man? The Mona Lisa? Sure. The Last Supper? Of course. But, Lady with Ermine? Probably not. Groundbreaking medical discoveries? Nope. In this mega-episode, we cover all this and more.

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    • 2 hr 44 min
    The Renaissance in Eastern Europe

    The Renaissance in Eastern Europe

    Today we wheel east and bring our narrative up to date for several regions we have not discussed in some time: Bohemia, Hungary, the Balkans, and Poland. We cover the early modern/renaissance history of each region. 

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    • 45 min
    Supplemental: The Development of Renaissance Art

    Supplemental: The Development of Renaissance Art

    In this bonus episode, we do cover the basics of Renaissance painting, sculpture, writing, and architecture. I highly recommend looking at the images on our website, westerncivpodcast.com, while listening so you can follow along. 

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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Loan Detective ,

Interesting and very educational

This podcast is amazing. I listen to it daily and find it to be extremely educational, interesting, and an amazing mental getaway from daily stress. Adam Walsh is intelligent, articulate, and even has a sense of humor. This podcast has reignited my love of Western Civilization.

HappyRobott ,

Great Western History Survey

I have been listening to this since pretty much the beginning and just started over from episode 1. The quality of the podcast production, Walsh voice and information quality are all good. It is a way to dust off your knowledge of things you haven't studied in a while! At times I wish it went into more depth but then it would take a decade to get through all the content. I would highly recommend to history newbies and as a refresher for nerds.

mljeff ,

Enjoying this podcast

Been to the podcasts on King Alfred, an amazing and inspiring story . I have ordered a book on him, your adding more books on my bookshelf 👍

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