show episodes
 
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.
 
Loading …
show series
 
There was startling and emotional testimony yesterday during the first hearing on the January 6th Capitol Riots, as four police officers described how they were injured and abused by pro-Trump rioters. The CDC has reversed recent guidelines and advised Americans in some parts of country to start wearing masks again. And the U.S. government has sold…
 
Hi everyone! Summer vacation is over! We recorded an episode while Jesse was wrapping up his trip abroad (well, he crossed the Mason-Dixon line, anyway), with special guest Tarver 'Super-King' King! This one was fun because there are almost NO edits (except for excising a flurry of f-bombs from someone, who was trying so hard to be on his best beha…
 
In a chilling blow to dissent in Hong Kong, a court today found a 24-year-old pro-democracy protester guilty of 'terrorism" and "insurrection," which could carry a life sentence. U.S. President Joe Biden says he'll pull combat troops out of Iraq by the end of the year. And a big blow for Japanese tennis champ Naomi Osaka as she crashes out of the T…
 
Huge protests in Tunisia over the weekend saw the president fire the prime minister and suspend parliament, leading some to accuse him of a 'coup.' A senior Chinese diplomat has lashed out at the U.S. amid frosty talks with visiting Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman. And two Japanese skateboarders won gold in the men's and women's competit…
 
The death toll from flash flooding in Henan, China, has exceeded 33 while displacing 200,000 people, while a typhoon brings more rain to the devastated area. And the Tokyo Olympics are still wracked with uncertainty as its opening ceremonies director is sacked over a Holocaust joke and its CEO won’t rule out a last-minute pandemic cancelation.…
 
Twelve people have died after subway cars in flood-hit Central China filled with water and they were unable to escape. More revelations from the Pegasus Project show the phone numbers of world leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, were among those potentially targeted. And questions are being asked about the shape of Jeff Bezos' rock…
 
Listen to an exclusive sneak peak of Patrick's book, The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years that Shook the World, which comes out today, July 20th! This chapter looks at the one-armed German mercenary knight Goetz von Berlichingen, and the emergence of large-scale gunpowder warfare in the 16th century. Listen to the rest of The Verge …
 
It's like a John le Carré novel for the cyber age. Leaks have revealed how an Israeli company sold phone spyware to authoritarian regimes that used it to hack journalists and activists. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said there are no words to express the devastation caused by massive flooding in Europe. And spoiler alert at Cannes as the fest…
 
Patrick's book, The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years that Shook the World, comes out next Tuesday, July 20th! He worked really hard on it, people like Mike Duncan and Dan Jones say it's good, and you should read it if you liked the seasons of Tides of History on the late Middle Ages and Early Modern periods. But what's it about? And…
 
HOW DID a man who rejected the idea of becoming king end up as a god inside the U.S. Capitol? Historian, archaeologist, and author Dr. Judd Burton joins us to discuss the transformation of George Washington from one of the founding fathers of the United States of America—arguably the most influential of the group—to a symbol of a pagan god heraldin…
 
HOW DID a man who rejected the idea of becoming king end up as a god inside the U.S. Capitol? Historian, archaeologist, and author Dr. Judd Burton joins us to discuss the transformation of George Washington from one of the founding fathers of the United States of America—arguably the most influential of the group—to a symbol of a pagan god heraldin…
 
While Mesopotamia and even the Indus Valley get the lion's share of the attention, sophisticated and long-lasting societies inhabited the lands fringing the Caspian Sea for thousands of years. The people of the Kura-Araxes Culture, the Oxus Civilization, and Elam left their mark everywhere from Anatolia to Mesopotamia to South Asia, shaping future …
 
For more information on the MythMaker Podcast Network and Joseph Campbell, visit JCF.org. Pathways with Joseph Campbell is hosted by Brad Olson, PhD and is a production of the Joseph Campbell Foundation. It is produced by John Bucher and Ilya Smirnoff. Executive Producer, Robert Walter. Audio and editing services provided by Seth Bailin. All music …
 
Hi everyone! Nothing too crazy, theme-wise. The funny story is maybe Nate's best prank ever, and apart from that, it's a lot of fish cookery for beginners, and Nate and Jesse jawing each other about pizza. Good stuff! Time Stamps: 2:53 Nate’s Favorite Ever Staff Meal 6:16 Audra’s Special Truffle Story 9:50 Mario’s Peruvian Chicken, and Jesse Gets o…
 
Cuba was rocked by the biggest protests in years over the weekend, as citizens frustrated with the pandemic as well as economic hardships took to the streets against the Communist government. A Georgian cameraman has died after being beaten by a right-wing mob protesting a pride march in Tbilisi. And after England lost the Euro 2020 to Italy, its B…
 
EVIDENCE IS growing that Christians in the West—Europe and North America—will soon be under the same type of control and scrutiny as the church in China and the Middle East. Jamie Walden, retired US Marine and the author of Omega Dynamics, joins us to discuss his new initiative to prepare believers to “go underground.” You can find details on the 2…
 
EVIDENCE IS growing that Christians in the West—Europe and North America—will soon be under the same type of control and scrutiny as the church in China and the Middle East. Jamie Walden, retired US Marine and the author of Omega Dynamics, joins us to discuss his new initiative to prepare believers to “go underground.” You can find details on the 2…
 
U.S. President Joe Biden has defended America's withdrawal from Afghanistan, despite Taliban advances, and promised to get Afghans who helped U.S. forces out of the country. Two U.S. citizens have been arrested in Haiti in relation to the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. And a teenager named Avant-garde has become the first African America…
 
Former South African President Jacob Zuma has spent his first night in jail after his arrest for contempt of court in a corruption inquiry. Haitian police have killed four "mercenaries" believed to have been responsible for yesterday's assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. And who's the king of the sandcastle? Coronavirus apparently.…
 
When we think of the open grasslands of the Eurasian steppes, we usually imagine nomadic herders taking their livestock from place to place on horseback. But the steppes are a vast and varied place, and so too were the ways of life that ancient people developed to live there. Professor Alicia Ventresca Miller of the University of Michigan joins me …
 
The Wall Street Journal has revealed several U.S. tech giants including Facebook and Twitter could pull out of Hong Kong if the city passes new anti-doxxing laws. Russia-linked hackers are demanding a $70 million ransom after a massive attack on a US software company. And Twitter’s going Meme-Crazy Over Mark Zuckerberg’s weird July Fourth Video.…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2021 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login