Tides of History

Tides of History

By Wondery / Patrick Wyman

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.

Episodes

John Maynard Keynes and His Legacies: Interview with Author and Journalist Zach Carter

John Maynard Keynes was one of the most important figures of the 20th century, creating the economic structures and ideas that defined the Second World War and its aftermath. I spoke with Zach Carter, author of the wonderful new Keynes biography The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes, about Keynes's wild life and enduring legacies.Get Zach's book here.Support us by supporting our sponsors! SimpliSafe - For free shipping and 60 day money back guarantee when you head to simplisafe.com/tides.
28/05/2049m 27s

Introducing The Daily Smile

Everyone needs a reminder about just how good people can be. On Wondery’s new series The Daily Smile, host Nikki Boyer brings you stories that will make you feel good each weekday morning. With interviews, inspiring clips, and chats with special guests and passionate friends, The Daily Smile takes you on a journey into goodness, gives you all the feels, and will leave you with a smile on your face. Listen to the full episode: wondery.fm/dailysmileTOH
18/05/204m 12s

Malta, Lepanto, and the End of an Era

We reach the epic conclusion of our series on the early modern period with the Great Siege of Malta and the Battle of Lepanto.Support us by supporting our sponsors!The Great Courses Plus - For access to their entire library and a free month trial, go to thegreatcoursesplus.com/tides.
14/05/2051m 1s

The Battle for the Mediterranean

For much of the 16th century, the Habsburgs of Spain and the Ottoman Empire waged an epic conflict for control over the Mediterranean. Follow along with two composite characters, a Barbary corsair and a Hospitaller knight, as they raid, pillage, and fight a holy war for decades on end.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors!SimpliSafe - Visit simplisafe.com/tides to get FREE shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial today.The Great Courses Plus - Get an entire month of unlimited access when you go to thegreatcoursesplus.com/tides.
07/05/2050m 51s

NBC presents Into America

Into America is a new podcast about politics, about policy, and the power that both have in shaping the lives of the American people. Into America is hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, Trymaine Lee, and features the journalists of NBC News.More than 2 million Americans are behind bars as the deadly virus spreads. How are they being treated, and what is their experience like?On this week's episode of Into America, Trymaine Lee speaks with experts on the prison system and how it is being impacted by the virus.Subscribe to Into America now: https://link.chtbl.com/7BcTGqT3?sid=description
05/05/209m 20s

Charles V and the Failure of Empire

Charles V controlled more of Europe than any ruler in centuries, with resources other monarchs could only dream of. But that was never enough to give the Holy Roman Emperor more than a momentary victory; there was always a new enemy, some unforeseen calamity, waiting around the corner.
30/04/2053m 41s

Mike Duncan on Pandemics, Revolutions, and COVID-19

DISCLAIMER: If you do not think that this pandemic is a big deal; if you do not want to hear our personal political views; if you don’t care about present-day politics; if you think that this will somehow offend you; then please don't listen to this episode.Author and history podcaster extraordinaire Mike Duncan joins me to talk about pandemics, social instability, and present-day politics.
23/04/201h 16m

The Rise of Charles V

Charles V was the most powerful European ruler since Charlemagne: king of Spain and Naples, Holy Roman Emperor, and ruler of a whole bunch else besides. How did all of these vast territories, and the central political role that went along with them, come into his possession? The answer wasn't ability or merit; it was inheritance.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Great Courses - When you go to thegreatcoursesplus.com/tides you can enjoy an entire month FREE.Quip - When you go to getquip.com/tides you'll get your first refill for FREE.
16/04/2056m 11s

Pandemics in History

All of us are dealing with the ongoing pandemic in different ways, and I decided to wedge myself into my closet to record an informal talk with you all about pandemics throughout history and what, if anything, they might help us understand about what we're dealing with today. Economic effects, political upheavals, and disease all play together, so let's try to figure out the connections.Support us by supporting our sponsors!SimpliSafe - Go to simplisafe.com/tides to get free shipping and a 60 day risk free trial.Great Courses - When you go to thegreatcoursesplus.com/tides you can enjoy an entire month FREE.
09/04/2047m 44s

Introducing Fighting Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak and the global response to it is unprecedented. How did we get here? What comes next?Author Steven Johnson is an authority on the epidemics of the past, and how lessons that humanity learned decades ago might help us fight a pandemic in our present. Every week on Fighting Coronavirus, Steven will talk to experts in health and technology about ways innovations and interventions can help bring the current crisis to an end. Each episode will keep you up to date on the cutting edge scientific breakthroughs being used to tackle this global crisis.Listen to Fighting Coronavirus now: wondery.fm/tidesofhistoryFC.
07/04/207m 34s

Genetics and the Transformation of Prehistory: Interview with Spencer Wells and Razib Khan

Genetics has radically transformed our understanding of prehistory over the past two decades, revealing everything from the existence of brand-new, unknown species to interbreeding between Neanderthals and our human ancestors. I talked to geneticists Spencer Wells and Razib Khan, two of the world's most knowledgable communicators on genetics and prehistory, to get a sense for how things have changed.
02/04/2040m 14s

Classic Tides: Plague, Climate, and the End of the Roman World

In light of current events, we are re-posting one of my favorite episodes (from December, 2017) on natural disasters and the fall of the Roman Empire.Justinian was the last great Roman emperor, but his reign was plagued by disasters beyond his control: volcanic eruptions, a changing climate, and a plague of epic proportions. Those disasters created a turning point that we can, with good reason, call the end of the Roman Empire.
26/03/2043m 27s

American Nations, American Union: Interview with Colin Woodard

Few books have influenced my view of American history and politics more than Colin Woodard's American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America. We've been divided since the beginning, Woodard argues, and this has influenced every aspect of American history, not to mention its future. He has a new book coming out in May, Union, which expands this thesis further.Get American Nations here.And get Colin's new book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood, here. Support us by supporting our sponsors!Upstart - Go to upstart.com/tides today to find out how low your rate could be.SimpliSafe - Get free shipping and a 60-day risk free trial at simplisafe.com/tides.
19/03/2048m 14s

Classic Tides: The Black Death Revisited

In light of current events, we are re-posting one of my favorite episodes (from June, 2018) on the Black Death.Between 1346 and 1351, the Black Death killed tens of millions of people - at least half the population - in Europe and the Middle East. This great mortality, one of the worst disasters of any era, fundamentally reshaped European society and set the stage for the world that followed.
17/03/2052m 36s

Wondery presents The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes is the best place to learn how to dream bigger, live better, and make an impact. The show features conversations with world-class game changers, and dives into topics from entrepreneurship and inspiration, to health and relationships. Subscribe today at:wondery.fm/tidesofhistorySOG
16/03/204m 36s

Suleiman the Magnificent and Ottoman Decline

The reign of Suleiman the Magnificent was the high point of the Ottoman Empire, but for centuries, it has also been pegged as the beginning of the empire's long, slow decline into irrelevance. Is this true? Was Suleiman's reign simultaneously the best of times and the beginning of the end?Support us by supporting our sponsors!Quip - When you go to getquip.com/tides you'll get your first refill for FREE
12/03/2045m 37s

Suleiman the Magnificent and the Apex of the Ottoman Empire

Suleiman the Magnificent ruled the Ottoman Empire for forty-six years. During that time, his armies fought everywhere from Iran to Vienna. His navies touched Indonesia and the Straits of Gibraltar. Under his reign, the Ottoman Empire reached its glorious peak.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Upstart - Go to upstart.com/tides today to find out how low your rate could be.SimpliSafe - Get free shipping and a 60-day risk free trial at simplisafe.com/tides.
05/03/2049m 18s

Pirates! With Leah Sutherland

Leah returns to chat with Patrick about one of their favorite topics - pirates. It wouldn't be a Leah episode if we didn't range widely, so we also chat about essays and Laura Ingalls Wilder.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Indeed - Visit indeed.com/tides to get a FREE sponsored job upgrade on your first posting.
20/02/2042m 1s

The Ottomans, the Safavids, and the War for the Muslim World, 1501-1514

The Muslim world was a vast and diverse place, home to a variety of traditions and schools of thought. The Safavids began as a brotherhood of Sufi mystics, but soon transformed themselves from a religious order to the seeds of a powerful extremist state in Iran under the leadership of a teenaged prodigy, Shah Ismail I. A clash with the Ottomans and Selim the Grim was inevitable.Support us by supporting our sponsors:Upstart - Go to upstart.com/tides to find out how low your rate could be today.Quip - Visit quip.com/tides and you can get your first refill for FREE.
13/02/201h 1m

The Ottomans, the Mamluks, and the Clash for Control of the Muslim World

While the Ottoman Empire spent most of its early history expanding into Christian Europe, it also faced east, toward the vast, wealthy, and dynamic Muslim world. As the Ottomans grew in prestige and power, a clash with the Mamluks of Egypt for supremacy became inevitable.Support us by supporting our sponsors!SimpliSafe - Visit simplisafe.com/tides. You'll get FREE shipping and 60 day risk free trial. Indeed - Post your job to Indeed.com/tides and get a FREE sponsored job upgrade.
06/02/2048m 13s

MSNBC Presents: So, You Wanna Be President? with Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews and campaign veterans who have had front row seats to presidential history dive deep into the six most important lessons learned from presidential campaigns that win. Chris and his guests tap into their experience, historical insight, passion for electoral politics, and love for our country to explain why these lessons matter, and how they’ve separated winners from losers.Subscribe today: http://wondery.fm/SYWBP
27/01/205m 38s

Pilgrims, Puritans, and the Battle for New England: Interview with Historian Peter Mancall

The Pilgrims and the Puritans dominate our understanding not just of early New England, but also early America and the entire future course of American history. Yet their success and long-term influence weren't foreordained, and they weren't inevitable. Peter Mancall, Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford and Mellon Professor of the Humanities at USC, joins us to talk about his new book, The Trials of Thomas Morton: An Anglican Lawyer, His Puritan Foes, and the Battle for a New England.Get Professor Mancall's new book here.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Gabi Insurance - Take two minutes right now and save big on your car and homeowners insurance at Gabi.com/TIDESIndeed - Go to Indeed.com/TIDES and get a FREE sponsored job upgrade on your post.
23/01/2051m 17s

The Rising Tide of the Ottoman Empire, 1453-1481

Mehmet the Conqueror captured Constantinople for the Ottoman Empire in 1453 and ended the thousand-year reign of the Byzantine Empire after an epic siege, but he was far from done. For the next three decades, Mehmet led Ottoman armies against Serbs, Hungarians, Venetians, Wallachians, and Turkoman tribesmen, expanding his empire and drenching two continents in blood and war.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Upstart - Visit upstart.com/tides to see how low your rate could be today!
16/01/2049m 18s

The Dawn of the Age of Exploration

What was it like to be on the cutting edge of the Age of Exploration, and what made these enormous leaps possible? To answer those questions, we follow the life of a composite character, a Portuguese sailor named Pedro, on his journeys to the coast of Africa and then India beyond.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Quip - Visit GetQuip.com/TIDES and get your first refill pack free!Simplisafe - Go to SimpliSafe.com/TIDES to get free shipping AND a 60-day money-back guarantee.
09/01/2046m 49s

The Last Battle of the Wars of the Roses

What brought the son of a German shoemaker to a blood-soaked English field in June, 1487? In today's episode, we follow the life of a composite character, Hans, an artisan-turned mercenary, on his journey from Augsburg to Stoke Field and try to understand how the currents of the late Middle Ages made his life possible.Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Gabi Insurance - Take two minutes right now and save big on your car and homeowners insurance at Gabi.com/TIDESUpstart - Try out Upstart.com/TIDES and see how low your Upstart rate is.Quip - It's the gift guaranteed to make you smile! Visit GetQuip.com/TIDES and finish your holiday shopping.
19/12/1955m 19s

Leah Interviews Dr. Patrick Wyman, PhD, about his upcoming book

Leah declared mutiny and there was a small defenestration from the 8th Floor Wondery Studio as she took full creative control of Tides of History. Well, not quite, but she did control the interview. Patrick Wyman guests today to talk about his upcoming book, The Crunch!Support this show by supporting our sponsors!NetSuite - Schedule your free demo right now and receive their FREE guide, "Seven Key Strategies to Grow Your Profits" at NetSuite.com/TIDESSimplisafe - Hurry on over to Simplisafe.com/TIDES to save big and get a free HD security camera
12/12/1937m 28s

Accused Returns for a New Season!

In 1984, a father of three disappeared while working at a mysterious Cincinnati plant. It turned out he’d met a gruesome fate. Two months later, the Fernald Feed Materials Production Center was revealed to have been processing uranium – and polluting the region. The dead man’s children believe their father was murdered because he intended to expose how the plant had been releasing millions of pounds of uranium dust into the atmosphere. We’re hoping to figure out: Did 39-year-old David Bocks kill himself, as Fernald officials alleged, or was he more likely killed? Subscribe now: www.wondery.fm/AccusedS3-TOH
06/12/1911m 6s

The Life of Margaret, Brewer of London

What was it like to be a regular person in the late Middle Ages? We follow the life of a composite character, a brewer in London named Margaret, through her family, work, and marriage. She was a product of her time, everything from the Black Death to shifting expectations of work and gender, and she's a great window onto a period of upheaval and change.Support our show by supporting our sponsors! Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/TIDES now for a free HD security camera with your order.
05/12/1945m 48s

Minisode: Is Netflix's "The King" Good History? And Winter Reading Recommendations!

Leah is back on the show today to discuss The King on Netflix starring Timothee Chalamet as King Henry V, our favorite Sadboi King, as he becomes the greatest king England's ever seen. Overall, we liked it! And if you need something that everyone in your family can agree on, it's that Robert Pattinson is doing something, we aren't sure what, but a definite thing as the Dauphin.Watch it here.Thank you so much for listening to Tides, we are thankful for you.
28/11/1929m 35s

The End of the Crusades and the Fall of Acre: An Interview with Historian Roger Crowley

Popular historian Roger Crowley returns to the show to discuss his new book, The Accursed Tower: The Fall of Acre and the End of the Crusades, which covers the last great siege of the Crusades at the city of Acre. It's a really fun read, I highly recommend it, and you can get it here.Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Quip - Your own healthy mouth is just a few clicks away. Visit GetQuip.com/TIDES and get your first refill pack free. Simplisafe - Get your Black Friday savings a little early. Visit Simplisafe.com/TIDESPeloton - Get $100 off accessories when you go to OnePeloton.com and use code "TIDESPOD" at checkout.
21/11/191h 1m

Was the Protestant Reformation Inevitable?

Was history destined to happen as it did? That's what counterfactuals - alternative scenarios of how things might have gone - are useful for answering. In this episode, we apply them to the Protestant Reformation, one of the key processes of the past millennium.Tides is supported by our friends at Parcast. If you love myths as much as we do, you'll love their series Mythology. Check it out.
14/11/1948m 36s

Medieval Merchants

The medieval economy underwent a profound transformation, becoming ever more commercialized and monetized. Merchants helped drive that change, moving goods from place to place and profiting on the returns. Today, we meet some of them: an Italian named Francesco Datini, one of the richest men in Europe, and the Cely family of English wool merchants.Support this show by supporting our sponsors! SimpliSafe - Protect your home! Visit SimpliSafe.com/TIDES for a 60-day risk-free trial.
07/11/1946m 31s

Persecution, Toleration, and the Rise of Modernity: An Interview with Historian Mark Koyama

Religious freedom is a core value of the modern West, but how did it emerge, and why does it matter? Economic historian Mark Koyama, of George Mason University, joins me to discuss his recent book (co-authored with Noel Johnson), Persecution and Toleration: The Long Road to Religious Freedom.Check out the book here, and follow Professor Koyama on Twitter @MarkKoyama.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Quip - Your new toothbrush starts at just $25, and at GetQuip.com/TIDES you can get your first refill pack free.Peloton - For a limited time, you can go to OnePeloton.com, and use the code TIDESPOD to get $100 off accessories with the purchase of a Tread.
31/10/1953m 46s

Introducing The City: Reno

The City, USA Today’s critically acclaimed investigative podcast, is back with Season 2. This time, it shines a spotlight on Reno as the city transforms into an offshoot of Silicon Valley. Who decides what kind of city Reno becomes? What is lost and gained in the name of progress? Start listening to The City: Reno today at: http://wondery.fm/TheCityReno
29/10/196m 9s

The Commercial Revolution

The roots of the modern economy, based on markets, money, and exchange, lie deep in the Middle Ages. The Commercial Revolution remade the European economy, paving the way for the explosive growth that followed centuries later.Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Better Help - Take charge of your mental health and take 10% off at BetterHelp.com/TIDESSimplisafe - Get free shipping and a 60-day risk free trial at Simplisafe.com/TIDESNetSuite - Visit Netsuite.com/TIDES to download your free guide!
17/10/1946m 35s

The Venetian Empire

Venice was a commercial hub, the hinge of the medieval economy, but it was also the center of a remarkable empire that spanned the sea lanes and trade routes of the Mediterranean. The Venetian Empire was an odd beast, beset on all sides by more powerful neighbors, but it survived for centuries thanks to Venice's unique combination of wealth and stability.Support our show by supporting our sponsors!Better Help - Visit BetterHelp.com/TIDES and get 10% off of your first monthPeloton - Go to OnePeloton.com and use the codes "TidesPod" for $100 off accessories.Simplisafe - Protect your home today, at SimpliSafe.com/TIDES
10/10/1957m 37s

Introducing American Elections: Wicked Game

American Elections: Wicked Game is a new podcast from the host of Wondery’s American History Tellers (Lindsay Graham) that will explore all 58 presidential elections, leading up to the big day in November 2020. From the inevitable election of George Washington in 1789, to Donald Trump’s surprise electoral victory in 2016, we’ll attempt to discover if there ever was a “good ol’ days,” or if presidential politics have always been played dirty. Listen now at: wondery.fm/AmericanElectionsW
08/10/197m 9s

The Crusades: An Interview with Dan Jones, Part 2

Here's the rest of our conversation with historian and bestselling author Dan Jones. In Part 1, which you should absolutely listen to if you haven't already, we covered the Crusades in general; this time out, we discuss some of Dan's favorite crusaders, the most fascinating figures from four centuries of holy war.You can support this show by supporting our sponsors!Quip - America's favorite toothbrush can be yours for just $25 a month at GetQuip.com/TIDES.LightStream - Apply now to get a special interest rate discount at LightStream.com/Tides
03/10/1945m 56s

Why Rome Never Rose Again: An Interview with Professor Walter Scheidel

Alone among the world's regions, western Europe only had one major, long-lived imperial experience: that of Rome. When it fell, nothing like it ever returned again. According to Stanford's Professor Walter Scheidel, that fact had enormous consequences for the long-term development of Europe, and was a necessary precursor to the rise of modernity.Check out Professor Scheidel's new book, Escape From Rome: The Failure of Empire and the Road to Prosperity, which comes out October 15th.And you are supporting this show when you support our sponsors, like Keeps! Keeps - Go to Keeps.com/TIDES to get your first month of treatment for free.
19/09/1943m 36s

Introducing The Lead: Your New Daily Sports Fix

From Wondery and The Athletic, The Lead is the first daily sports podcast that will bring you one big story each day from The Athletic's all-star team of local and national sports reporters. Subscribe now to hear new episodes each weekday morning: http://wondery.fm/TheLeadED
16/09/198m 25s

We Join Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie's Guild (And You Should, Too!)

When it comes to medieval and early modern economic history it is important to understand guilds, how they functioned, and their effects on society. Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie joins me to talk about guilds and her most recent book, The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis.Find Professor Ogilvie’s book here: https://www.amazon.com/European-Guilds-Economic-Analysis-Princeton/dp/0691137544
12/09/1942m 43s

The Crusades: An Interview with Dan Jones

The Crusades defined the Middle Ages and left a long legacy behind them. We chat with Dan Jones, author of the upcoming book Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Land, about why this long series of conflicts mattered so much to medieval people and why they're still important today.Get Dan's book here.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Patrick loves his Indochino suit and knows you will, too. Take half off, at Indochino.com and use code TIDES at checkout.
05/09/1949m 22s

The Rise of Printing and the Invention of News: An Interview with Professor Andrew Pettegree

There’s an interesting history when it comes to books, printing, and the Reformation, all tied together through new technology and business. Professor Andrew Pettegree joins me to talk about all of this and more, as well as his new book, The Bookshop of the World: Making and Trading Books in the Dutch Golden Age.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Quip - Starts at just $25, and if you got to GetQuip.com/TIDES you can get your first refill pack free! Simplisafe - Visit Simplisafe.com/TIDES and you'll get free shipping and a free 60-day trial!Lightstream - A special interest rate discount is yours, at LightStream.com/TIDES
29/08/1948m 14s

The Origins and Rise of Venice

A swampy lagoon on the Adriatic coast of Italy was not a promising place for a city, but Venice grew from a collection of huts on spits of land to a glittering center of commerce and the heart of a maritime empire. Today, we explore the beginnings and rise of this fascinating city from late antiquity to the Black Death.The best way to support us peasants is by supporting our sponsors! LinkedIn - To get $50 off your first job posting, visit LinkedIn.com/Tides
15/08/1955m 49s

Boxing, Race, and the Gilded Age: An Interview with Professor Louis Moore

Boxing has a long past, one deeply connected to race, labor, and broader developments in American history. Professor Louis Moore joins me to talk about those topics and about his outstanding book, I Fight For a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915.Find Professor Moore's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Fight-Living-Manhood-1880-1915-Society/dp/0252082877Support us by supporting our sponsors! Indochino - Indochino makes incredible custom suits, but you don't have to pay custom suit pricing! Visit Indochino.com and enter the code TIDES at checkout.
08/08/1937m 50s

The Experience of the Italian Wars

The Italian Wars changed the face of Europe, but what was it like living through them? Today, we follow the lives of two composite characters to see both how war changed and how it affected the people who participated in them.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Go to SimpliSafe.com/TIDES to get started today.Lightstream - Apply now to get a special interest rate discount at Lightstream.com/TIDES
01/08/1948m 26s

Book Club: Summer Reading

Planning a summer vacation and looking for something fun to read? Patrick and Leah have you covered with a few suggestions.
25/07/1912m 43s

The Italian Wars, Part 2

In our second episode on the Italian Wars, we explore how Holy Roman Emperor Charles V's vast territories ratcheted up the conflict from a dynastic squabble to a continent-spanning contest of great powers.
18/07/1954m 58s

Walls throughout History: An Interview with Professor David Frye

What creates civilization, in the most basic sense? According to Professor David Frye, who joins me this week, it's walls - Hadrian's Wall, the Great Wall of China, city walls, and thousands more over the millennia.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Linzess - Learn about ways to make your life a little happier. Visit OhMyGut.info/podcast.Indochino - Get Patrick's favorite suit for 50% off at Indochino.com and enter code TIDES at checkout.Lightstream - Apply now to get a special interest rate discount at Lightstream.com/TIDES
11/07/1943m 42s

The Italian Wars, Part 1

The Italian Wars were the defining conflict of the sixteenth century, bridging the gap between the Middle Ages and the early modern period. Today, we explore their origins in medieval dynastic infighting and their opening stages, as King Charles VIII of France rolled south into Italy and changed European politics forever.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Quip - Get the toothbrush you and your kids will love at GetQuip.com/TIDESand you'll get your first refill pack for free.Roman - Get checked out. Go to GetRoman.com/Tides for a free visit.Simplisafe - Go to SimpliSafe.com/TIDESto get started today.
04/07/191h 3m

Minisode: Military Revolutions

It's a concept! It's a feeling! It's... been a long time since we talked about it. We're throwing it back to 2017 and tracing the evolution of war in the 15th and 16th centuries.
27/06/1918m 52s

Why Bother with the Seventeenth Century? An Interview with Professor Keith Pluymers

Friend of the show Keith Pluymers returned for a great chat about fuel, environmental history, and why the seventeenth century is worth studying.You can listen to the back catalog of Tides of History, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Cayman Jack - Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by visiting caymanjack.com. Please drink responsibly. Premium malt beverage. American Vintage Beverage Co. Chicago, Illinois.Robinhood - Tides listeners are getting a free stock from Robinhood! Just visit tides.robinhood.comto get started.Roman - Get checked out. Go to GetRoman.com/Tides for a free visit.Linzess - Learn about ways to make your life a little happier. Visit OhMyGut.info/podcast.
20/06/1947m 59s

Introducing 1865

1865 starts with the moment Lincoln got shot and follows the journey of the Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton. Stanton continues to push through Lincoln’s progressive agenda while dealing with the nuances around the assassination. But the moral gravity of his actions, and his own secrets, threaten to consume him.Hosted by Lindsay Graham of American History Teller and American Scandal, 1865 is out today. Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts at wondery.fm/1865
18/06/1911m 2s

Condottieri: War for Profit in Renaissance Italy

In Renaissance Italy, war was simultaneously art, science, and big business, waged for profit and glory by hired contractors known as condottieri. Today, we follow one condottiere as he makes his way through the dangerous world of mercenary warfare in the fifteenth century.You can listen to the back catalog of Tides of History, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Cayman Jack - Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by visiting caymanjack.com. Please drink responsibly. Premium malt beverage. American Vintage Beverage Co. Chicago, Illinois.LinkedIn Talent - Post a job at LinkedIn.com/Tides and get $50 off your first post!Keeps - Visit Keeps.com/Tides for a full month of treatment.
13/06/1955m 4s

Machiavelli's Laboratory: The Politics of Renaissance Italy

Renaissance Italy was a political minefield, where backstabbing dukes, ambitious republics, and disloyal mercenaries created a laboratory for political innovation. This environment produced professional armies, the roots of state finance, and modern diplomacy, a legacy Italy left for the rest of Europe.You can listen to the back catalog of Tides of History, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!The Art of Shaving - Listeners get 15% off their purchase in store or online when you use the code "Tides" at checkout.Cayman Jack - Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by visiting caymanjack.com. Please drink responsibly. Premium malt beverage. American Vintage Beverage Co. Chicago, Illinois.
06/06/1957m 26s

Classic Tides: Life in Renaissance Florence

We're revisiting an episode of Tides of History we originally released in January 2018. Pay close attention, we're going to be spending a LOT of time in Italy this summer.What was it like to have a front-row seat to the explosion of learning, art, and culture in Renaissance Florence? In this episode, we follow two people as they lived in the linked worlds of business and humanistic learning in the fifteenth century. These early knowledge workers combined a genuine interest in the wisdom of the classical past with a practical desire for the skills that would help them rise up the economic and social ladder.You are supporting Tides of History when you support our sponsors!Robinhood - Tides listeners are getting a free stock from Robinhood! Just visit tides.robinhood.com to get started.Roman - Get checked out. Go to GetRoman.com/Tides for a free visit. Linzess - Learn about ways to make your life a little happier. Visit OhMyGut.info/podcast.
30/05/1954m 24s

Minisode: Banking

We catch up a bit more on Jakob Fugger's personality - or lack thereof - along with some of the other important south German trading firms of the age, the development of the Antwerp financial market, and the connection between banking and the patronage of Renaissance art.
23/05/1915m 8s

Introducing The Shrink Next Door

Marty Markowitz had his share of problems. His parents had recently died. He had troubles at work. A failing relationship. He needed someone to help him through this rough patch in his life. So he decided to get some professional help from a psychiatrist. What he did not count on, was what happened in his life over the next twenty-nine years.This is a story about power, control, and turning to the wrong person for help. Listen now at wondery.fm/TSND
21/05/1911m 26s

Jakob Fugger: The Richest Man Who Ever Lived?

At the end of the fifteenth century, the center of European banking suddenly swung from its birthplace in Italy to south Germany. The key figure in that transition was Jakob Fugger of Augsburg, maybe the richest man who ever lived.You can listen to the back catalog of Tides of History, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!The Art of Shaving - Use code "Tides" at checkout online or in the store for 15% off your first order! LinkedIn Talent - Post a job at LinkedIn.com/Tides and get $50 off your first post! Keeps - Visit Keeps.com/Tides for a full month of treatment. Cayman Jack - Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by visiting caymanjack.com. Please drink responsibly. Premium malt beverage. American Vintage Beverage Co. Chicago, Illinois.
16/05/1956m 53s

The Rise and Fall of the Medici Bank

The Medici name still carries echoes of power and labyrinthine politics. But the Medici got their start as bankers, and built a financial empire that spanned fifteenth-century Europe. Popes, kings, and merchants all did business with the Medici, and the family's power over Florence grew out of its fiscal wizardry - at least until it all fell apart.You can listen to the back catalog of Tides of History, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Cayman Jack - Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by visiting caymanjack.com. Please drink responsibly. Premium malt beverage. American Vintage Beverage Co. Chicago, Illinois.Quip - Get the toothbrush you and your kids will love at GetQuip.com/TIDES and you'll get your first refill pack for free.Roman - Go online and get checked at GetRoman.com/TIDES
09/05/1957m 29s

The Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Gilded Age: An Interview with Stanford's Professor Richard White

The Civil War and its decades-long aftermath continue to define American life well into the twenty-first century. Today we chat with Stanford's Professor Richard White, author of The Republic For Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896, to get a grip on this pivotal and under-discussed era of history.You can listen to the back catalog of Tides of History, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Simplisafe - Go to SimpliSafe.com/TIDES to get started today.Cayman Jack - Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by visiting caymanjack.com. Please drink responsibly. Premium malt beverage. American Vintage Beverage Co. Chicago, Illinois.Roman - Go online and get checked at GetRoman.com/TIDES
02/05/1947m 54s

Minisode: Messianic Rulers and Military Revolutions in Spain

Let's chat about some of the other interesting things Patrick discovered in his research for this month's episodes: messianic rulership and military revolutions in the Spain of Isabella and Ferdinand.
25/04/1922m 20s

The Spanish Inquisition, the Expulsion of the Jews, and the Rise of Spain

Queen Isabella of Castile was one of the great state-building monarchs of the later Middle Ages, but state-building had a dark side: the Spanish Inquisition, the expulsion of the Jews, and the beginnings of a decades-long war that would consume western Europe for three generations.You can listen to the back catalog of Tides of History, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!The Art of Shaving - Get 15% off your order in store or online. Go to TheArtofShaving.com and use promo code TIDES at checkout.LinkedIn Talent - Go to LinkedIn.com/TIDES and get $50 off your first post.Keeps - Get a free month of treatment at Keeps.com/TIDES Cayman Jack - Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by visiting caymanjack.com. Please drink responsibly. Premium malt beverage. American Vintage Beverage Co. Chicago, Illinois.
18/04/1952m 19s

Queen Isabella of Spain and the End of the Reconquista

Queen Isabella of Castile was the greatest of the state-building rulers of the late Middle Ages. During her rule, she sent Columbus to America, married Ferdinand of Aragon to launch modern Spain, and finished the centuries-long Reconquista, ending centuries of Muslim rule in Iberia.You can listen to the back catalog of Tides of History, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.Support us by supporting our sponsors! Quip - Go to GetQuip.com/TIDES to get your first refill pack free with your electric toothbrush.SimpliSafe - Go to SimpliSafe.com/TIDES to get started today. RobinHood - Get a free stock! Sign up at Tides.robinhood.com. Cayman Jack - Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by visiting caymanjack.com. Please drink responsibly. Premium malt beverage. American Vintage Beverage Co. Chicago, Illinois.
11/04/1956m 54s

Historical Fiction and the Wars of the Roses: An Interview with Philippa Gregory

We talked to bestselling novelist Philippa Gregory about her views of history and historical fiction, and her perspective on the Wars of the Roses, where she has spent many years.You can listen to the back catalog of Tides of History, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!SimpliSafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/TIDES to get started today! Roman - Go online and get checked at GetRoman.com/TIDES
04/04/1947m 16s

1492: A Guided Tour of Europe on the Brink

1492 was a big year, and not just because a certain Genoese navigator set sail into the unknown. Europe was on the cusp of enormous changes. Follow along as we travel all across the continent and get a feel for Europe on the brink.You can listen to the back catalog of Tides of History, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!The Art of Shaving - Get 15% off your first order in store or online by using code TIDES at checkout. LinkedIn - Want $50 off your first job post? Visit LinkedIn.com/TIDES
21/03/1954m 58s

Who Was Christopher Columbus? With Professor Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

1492 was a truly wild year, and there is no one better to talk about it with than one of Patrick's favorite historians, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, author of many excellent books on Columbus and exploration.You can listen to the back catalog of Tides of History, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!SimpliSafe - Fear has no place here! Visit SimpliSafe.com/Tides for a 60-day trial of SimpliSafe.Quip - Go to GetQuip.com/TIDES to order America's favorite toothbrush today!
14/03/1943m 46s

Civil Servants, State Finance, and the Rising State

States didn't pull themselves up by their bootstraps, driven solely by the will of indomitable rulers; instead, they benefited from the services of a class of highly educated and dedicated civil servants. They administered finance and justice and executed the royal will with competence and ruthlessness.You can listen to the back catalog of Tides of History, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Uber Rewards - Get rewards when you Ride and when you Eat! Visit Uber.com/Rewards for more.SimpliSafe - Fear has no place here! Visit SimpliSafe.com/Tides for a 60-day trial of SimpliSafe.
07/03/1953m 22s

The Troubled Inheritance of Mary of Burgundy and Dynastic Consolidation

When Charles the Bold, duke of Burgundy, met the business end of a Swiss halberd in 1477, his 19-year-old daughter Mary was set to inherit all of his vast possessions. But her position was precarious, surrounded by rapacious neighbors and rivals. The decisions she made about her future set in motion a chain of political events that would define Europe for centuries to come.Support this show by supporting our sponsors! The Art of Shaving - Get 15% off your first order by using the code TIDES at checkout. LinkedIn - Go to LinkedIn.com/TIDES and get $50 off your first job post. Uber Rewards - Go to Uber.com/Rewards to learn more!
21/02/1950m 26s

Introducing One Plus One

Every great collaboration is a love story. It’s intense. Passionate. Along the way, there are flashes of love, hate, pride, ego, ambition, and brilliance. This is One Plus One, the show about the spark that drives two original thinkers to ultimate success. We’ll unearth the stories of Paul McCartney & John Lennon, Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, Beyonce & Jay-Z, Shaq & Kobe, and many more, and learn what it is about their chemistry that led them to greatness. Subscribe to One Plus One today at wondery.fm/OnePlusOne
19/02/1910m 45s

The Rise and Fall of Burgundy

The Valois dukes of Burgundy were kings in all but name. Originally a branch of the French royal family, they fought for control of the French crown, accumulated vast lands, and nearly carved out a kingdom for themselves in the borderlands between France and the Holy Roman Empire. But eventually their ambition stretched too far, and they disappeared in a haze of gunpowder and blood.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Quip - Go to GetQuip.com/TIDES and get your first refill pack free!Uber Rewards - Go to Uber.com/Rewards to learn how you can earn rewards just by living your life!
14/02/191h 2m

Game of Thrones and Late Medieval Politics

Surprise: Patrick loves Game of Thrones. Bigger surprise: GoT is actually a pretty accurate portrayal of late medieval politics - except for the dragons. Patrick's friend Albro Lundy, a very funny and smart TV writer, joins us to talk about it. Follow him on Twitter @bromanconsul.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!You can find all episodes of Tides of History 6 months and older, plus ad-free new episodes, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.Simplisafe - Protect your fortress (and get free shipping) at Simplisafe.com/TIDESUber Rewards - Ride like a king and earn rewards! Go to Uber.com/Rewards
07/02/1947m 1s

Civil Wars and Political Breakdowns in Late Medieval Europe

The Wars of the Roses are infamous, but practically every European kingdom, not just England, was wracked by serious bouts of infighting in the second half of the 15th century. In a time period known for the growth of state power, why were there so many civil wars - and why were they all happening at the same time?Support this show by supporting our sponsors!SimpliSafe - Protect your fortress! Go to simplisafe.com/TIDESLinkedIn - Get $50 off your first job post at LinkedIn.com/TIDES
24/01/1956m 1s

The Wars of the Roses, II

By 1461, the Wars of the Roses had already claimed thousands of lives and shaken England's political system to its foundations. The bloodiest battle ever fought in England would soon follow, along with decades more of instability and periodic crisis.Love Tides of History? You can follow Patrick on Twitter @Patrick_Wyman and Leah at @leahgoeswhere. You can follow the show @TidesHistory. Send us your questions and love letters! If you have hate mail address it to: Tides of History, Attn: Charles, Duke of Burgundy. He'll be sure we get it.
17/01/191h 4m

The Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses brought what had once been Europe’s most stable and well-governed kingdom to its knees. Weakness at the center, in the form of the useless King Henry VI, reverberated outwards throughout the political system. Could England survive Henry VI, and at what cost?Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Quip - Visit GetQuip.com/TIDES to get your Quip toothbrush, and your first refill pack is free!Simplisafe - Protect your kingdom! Visit Simplisafe.com/TIDES to learn more.
10/01/191h 0m

The Reformation, Live from Boston

Leah and I had the opportunity to give a public talk at the Sound Education Conference at Harvard. We talked about the Reformation, why it matters, and how historians think about it today.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Hair Club for Men - Visit HairClub.com/TIDES for a free hair analysis and free kit.The Art of Shaving - The perfect shave is here. Get 15% off your first order by using the promo code "TIDES" at checkout online or in the store.
20/12/1840m 28s

Archaeology Rules with Raksha Dave!

YES we're talking to THAT Raksha Dave, the one from Time Team, Patrick and Leah's favorite show! She tells us about her future digs, all the cool stuff she's done since Time Team, how she became an archaeologist, and why we should all treat old stuff with respect.Follow Raksha on Twitter!Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Give the gift everyone is buzzing about this year - visit GetQuip.com/TIDES for your first refill pack free!You can listen to Mythology wherever you listen to Tides of History.
13/12/1836m 43s

Vlad the Impaler and the Legend of Dracula

Medieval politics, full of assassinations and betrayal, was not for the faint of heart. But even within that landscape, one man stands out for his cruelty: Vlad the Impaler, prince of Wallachia, the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Count Dracula. This episode examines the real person behind the legend and the world that made him.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Boll & Branch - Get $50 off your first set of sheets at BollandBranch.com and use Promo Code "Tides" at checkout.
06/12/1854m 44s

George Washington and the End of the Revolution: An Interview with Author Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel Philbrick - one of Patrick's favorite authors of popular history - stopped by to chat about his latest book, In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown. The bestselling author filled us in on the dramatic final days of the Revolutionary War and the strategic vision of George Washington.You can get Nat's book here.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Quip - Get your first refill pack for free by going to GetQuip.com/TIDESHair Club - Visit HairClub.com/TIDES for a free hair analysis and free kit.
29/11/1838m 49s

Beer, Brewsters, and Women's Work: An Interview with Judith Bennett

Professor Judith Bennett joined Patrick to talk about the difference between ale and beer, and how work - and women's work in particular - changed over time.Check out Judith's Books!A Medieval Life: Cecilia Penifader of Brigstock, c. 1295-1344Sisters and Workers in the Middle AgesWomen in the Medieval English Countryside: Gender and Household in Brigstock before the PlagueAle, Beer, and Brewsters in England: Women's Work in a Changing World And, the best way to support this show is by supporting our sponsors:Hair Club - Visit HairClub.com/Tides for a free hair analysis and kitQuip - Visit GetQuip.com/Tides get your first refill pack for freeLinkedIn - Visit LinkedIn.com/Tides to get $50 off your first job post.
15/11/1845m 20s

The Fall of Constantinople and the Tragic End of the Byzantines

In 1453, after more than 60 years of trying, the Ottomans finally besieged and captured the city of Constantinople. This marked the end of one phase of Ottoman expansion and the beginning of another as the dominant power of the region. It was also the end of the Byzantines, the last vestige of a Roman Empire that had once stretched over the entire Mediterranean and beyond.Support our show by supporting our sponsors!Boll & Branch - Visit BollandBranch.com and use promo code "TIDES" to get $50 off your first order and sleep like a feckless king! Audible - Want to read what Patrick is reading? Just go to Audible.com/TIDES or text TIDES to 500-500 to start your free trial today! The Art of Shaving - The perfect shave is here. Get 15% off your first order by using the promo code "TIDES" at checkout online or in the store.
08/11/1858m 27s

Introducing The City

The City tells true stories of how power works in urban America. Season 1 begins in Chicago, 1990.After years of disinvestment, highways are rebuilt, old buildings demolished, and new skyscrapers erected. All that rubble has to go somewhere, and its destination isn’t a landfill—it’s a pair of vacant lots in a predominately black, working-class neighborhood called North Lawndale. The man behind this operation is a white guy sporting a Cosby sweater and underworld connections. What follows is a tour de force through Chicago’s underbelly: Aldermen get indicted. An FBI investigation goes awry. A community’s resilience is tested—all unfolding under the specter of racism in America.Look for The City on Apple Podcasts and subscribe to USA TODAY’s new investigative podcast series:https://apple.co/2Ot21Tu
05/11/185m 25s

Holy War and the Rise of the Ottomans

The Ottoman Empire rose from humble beginnings in Anatolia to dominate a vast swathe of territory. Holy war, gaza, was a powerful driving force behind that expansion. At the Battle of Nicopolis in 1396, Ottoman holy war clashed directly with its Christian equivalent: crusading.If you're interested in learning more, you can check out:The great book by Cemal Kafadar, Between Two WorldsIf you prefer to watch your history, try Resurrection: Ertugrul on Netflix.You are supporting this show when you support our sponsors!Hair Club - See how powerful great hair can be! Visit HairClub.com/Tides for a free analysis and free hair care kit.Quip - Your teeth deserve great care. Visit GetQuip.com/Tides and get your first refill pack for free with a Quip Electric Toothbrush.
01/11/1855m 9s

Archaeology and Why It Rules

Archaeology shows up all the time on Tides of History, and it's one of Patrick's favorite topics. Leah joins to chat about what it can tell us, how it works, and why it's so dang cool.
18/10/1834m 45s

Heresy, Witch Hunts, and Inquisition

The dark side of the late medieval Church was its emphasis on control and conformity. A concept of orthodoxy produced a conception of unacceptable difference, which manifested itself in hunts for heretics, witches, and the institution of the Inquisition.The best way to support this show is to support our sponsors, like Quip! They make a beautiful toothbrush that's easy to travel with and easy to care for, and you can get your first refill pack for FREE by going to Getquip.com/Tides.
11/10/1847m 36s

The Trials and Tribulations of the Late Medieval Church

The late Middle Ages were a time of upheaval for the universal Church, caught between the glories and overwhelming power of the High Middle Ages and the crisis of the Protestant Reformation.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Don't be a peasant, sleep in luxury in the finest Boll & Branch sheets! Get $50 off your first order by visiting BollandBranch.com/tides
10/10/1847m 30s

Tides of History Book Club: Silk Roads

Patrick and Leah talk about Peter Frankopan's The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, which Patrick didn't like very much. Critical reviews of books are just as important as glowing ones, so let's talk about that.
10/10/1814m 27s

Interview: Historian Christopher Dyer on Peasants and the Medieval Economy

Professor Christopher Dyer of the University of Leicester joins us to talk about why peasants mattered and how the medieval economy worked. You can check out his book, A Country Merchant, 1495-1520: Trading and Farming at the End of the Middle Ages, online.
10/10/1847m 0s

Peasants' Rebellions and Resistance

Peasants and common folk were oppressed by their social superiors, but they didn't accept that as a natural state of affairs: They resisted in small, everyday ways, and they rebelled, sometimes spectacularly.
20/09/1851m 32s

Peasants and the Medieval Countryside

Humble peasants, not knights in shining armor or fancy bishops in soaring cathedrals, were the backbone of medieval society. Let's talk about them.You can support this show by supporting our sponsors!Whether you rent your home from a feckless landlord or own it outright (you must be a noble!) the best way to protect your castle is with Simplisafe. Protect your home and family today by visiting simplisafe.com/tides
13/09/1855m 22s

Listener Mail: Your Questions, Our Answers

We put out the call for questions, and you guys responded. We covered a ton here, from the rise of capitalism and the subjection of medieval peasants to the Roman army and good historical fiction. Thanks to everybody who wrote in!Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Don't be a peasant, sleep in luxury in the finest Boll & Branch sheets! Get $50 off your first order by visiting BollandBranch.com/tides Want to keep up with what we're reading? The best way to do that is with Audible. You can get your first audiobook free with a 30-day trial at Audible.com/tides or by texting TIDES to 500-500.
07/09/1845m 36s

Tides of History Book Report: The Guns of August

Ladies and Gentlemen. Leah read a book. Well, most of a book. I think she read the book? We're discussing in detail The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman. You can download it on Audible or wherever books are sold. What should Leah read next? Let us know on Twitter - @TidesHistory or @leahgoeswhere.
07/09/1821m 50s

Interview: Economist Jared Rubin on Islam, Christianity, and the Rise of the West

Professor Jared Rubin of Chapman University joins us to talk about the economic divergence between Europe and the Middle East that began in the early modern period. Check out his fantastic book - Rulers, Religion, and Riches: Why the West Got Rich and the Middle East Did Not.
07/09/1849m 47s

Chivalry

When we think of the Middle Ages, the first thing that comes to mind is usually knights in shining armor. Chivalry - the ideal of behavior that guided knights - was a major force in medieval life. Honor and piety, bravery and reputation: these were core values for the secular elite. We explore what they actually meant to medieval people.You are directly supporting this show when you support our sponsors!Simplisafe - Try SimpliSafe risk-free by visiting SimpliSafe.com/TIDESBoll & Branch - Get $50 off your first set of sheets by visiting BollandBranch.com and using promo code TIDES.
07/09/1854m 16s

The Effects of the Hundred Years War

Wars that last for a century tend to leave a mark. The Hundred Years War transformed warfare, remade England and France as states, and had a transformative impact on the subjects of both kingdoms.You are directly supporting this show when you support our sponsors! Audible is the best way to keep up with the Tides of History Book Club! Most of the titles we recommend are on Audible, including The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman for Leah's Book Report. You can get your first audiobook FREE by signing up at Audible.com/TIDES or texting TIDES to 500-500.
07/09/1855m 22s

Tides of History Book Club: Getting Medieval with Dan Jones

Leah and I discussed the medieval narrative histories of Dan Jones, whom I interviewed last September on Tides of History about his book The Templars. That's one of three books we discussed, all of which are available on Audible, so you should check them out.The Templars: The Rise and Fall of God's Holy WarriorsThe Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the TudorsThe Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made EnglandAnd re-listen to our interview with Dan here on Tides!
07/09/1817m 8s

Interview: Historian William Chester Jordan on the Great Famine and the High Middle Ages

Historian William Chester Jordan of Princeton University joins us to talk about his work on the Great Famine of the fourteenth century.Support us by supporting our sponsors!SimpliSafe - Order your SimpliSafe security system today and SimpliSafe will DONATE one to a family in need at SimpliSafe.com/TIDES
07/09/1827m 27s

The Hundred Years War: Agincourt, Joan of Arc, and the Rise and Fall of English Power in France

The second major phase of the Hundred Years War saw the peak of English power in France, controlling half of the kingdom and ruling it as a dual monarchy. But that situation couldn't last, and beginning with the miraculous intervention of Joan of Arc, English control on the continent slowly seeped away into utter defeat.Support us by supporting our sponsors! Hims - Visit ForHims.com/TIDES to get a trial month for just $5. SimpliSafe - Order your SimpliSafe system today at SimpliSafe.com/TIDES and they will donate one to a family in need.
07/09/181h 1m

The Hundred Years War: Origins and the Triumph of England

The Hundred Years War, fought between England and France from 1337 to 1453, defined late medieval politics and drastically changed the course of history. Today, we explore the origins of the conflict and the first six decades, from 1337 to 1396.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Boll & Branch - Get $50 off your first set of sheets by going to bollandbranch.com and using promo code TIDES.
07/09/181h 3m

Europe After the Black Death

Plague, war, and a worsening climate drastically changed Europe in the years and decades after 1350. This new state of affairs laid the groundwork for the explosion around 1500 that gave rise to the modern world.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Audible - Join the Tides of History Book Club! Go to Audible.com/TIDES or text TIDES to 500-500 and your first audiobook is free with a 30-day trial of Audible.
07/09/1851m 13s

The Black Death

Between 1346 and 1351, the Black Death killed tens of millions of people - at least half the population - in Europe and the Middle East. This great mortality, one of the worst disasters of any era, fundamentally reshaped European society and set the stage for the world that followed.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Hims - Get a trial month of Hims for just $5 at forhims.com/TIDESBoll & Branch - Get $50 off your first order by using promo code TIDES at checkout when you visit them at bollandbranch.com
07/09/1854m 22s

Tides of History Book Club: Roger Crowley Takes Us To The High Seas

This week we talked about friend of the show Roger Crowley, whom we interviewed back in April. He's a master storyteller, and luckily for us he decided to write a bunch of books for us to enjoy!Check out Roger's books on Audible!Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World (and Leah's pick for summer reading!)1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the WestCity of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the SeasConquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global EmpireAnd re-listen to our interview with Roger here on Tides!Tides of History Book Club is sponsored by Audible. Start your free trial and your first audiobook is free by going to Audible.com/TIDES or texting TIDES to 500-500.
07/09/1816m 46s

Interview: Historian and Friend of the Show Keith Pluymers on Rebellions and Popular Politics in Early Modern Europe

Keith returns to talk to us about rebellions, revolts, and how you can have popular politics in non-democratic political systems. We also discuss trials and executions of cows (!!!) for treason and other fascinating anecdotes.
07/09/1857m 21s

Tides of History Book Club: Chris Wickham and the Legacy of Rome

Have you wondered about power relations between peasants and lords in Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean? We have just the author for you. Today we're talking about Patrick's favorite historian, Chris Wickham!He wrote the following books:Medieval EuropeThe Inheritance of Rome: Illuminating the Dark Ages 400-1000Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400-800Tides of History Book Club is sponsored by Audible. Start your free trial and your first audiobook is free by going to Audible.com/TIDES or texting TIDES to 500-500.
07/09/1817m 22s

1346: Europe on the Brink

Follow along on an in-depth tour of Europe on the brink of the late Middle Ages, with a changing climate, the Black Death, and the Hundred Years War peeking over the horizon.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Boll & Branch - Get $50 off your first set of sheets by going to bollandbranch.com and using promo code TIDES.
07/09/1851m 54s

John Calvin, Henry VIII, and the Counter-Reformation

The Reformation may have begun with Martin Luther, but it didn't end there. Other reformers in different parts of Europe took the threads of change in a wide variety of directions, from the Reformed movement of Zwingli and Calvin to the conservative national reform of Henry VIII in England. The traditional Church changed as well, in a flurry of dramatic shifts we call the Counter-Reformation.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Hims - Get a trial month for just $5 at forhims.com/TIDES.
07/09/1856m 59s

Tides of History Book Club: The Old West

In Part 2 of our Book Club, we explore the Old West. Thank you to Audible for sponsoring our book club! Start a 30-day free trial and get your first audiobook for FREE by visiting Audible.com/TIDES or texting TIDES to 500-500.Today we're talking about: Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History, by S.C. GwynneThe Comanche Empire, by Pekka HamalainenThe Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend, by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
07/09/1825m 15s

Martin Luther and the Early Reformation

The Protestant Reformation is one of the defining processes of the last 500 years, and Martin Luther's 95 Theses kicked it off. Today, we look at the medieval background to the Reformation, the complicated character of Luther himself, and the dramatic consequences of Luther's actions.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Boll & Branch- Get $50 off your first set of sheets by going to bollandbranch.com and using promo code TIDESBombas - Get 20% off your first purchase by going to Bombas.com/TIDES and using promo code TIDES at checkout.Helix Sleep - Get up to $125 towards your mattress order by going to HelixSleep.com/TIDES
07/09/1855m 12s

Pea Plants, Salmon Sperm, and a Milestone for Humanity - Interview with Steven Johnson

The phone in your hand is more powerful than all of the computers that put a man on the moon, combined. In the age of supercomputers, driverless cars, and mail-order DNA testing it’s easy to forget that the journey to these incredible innovations was a lot of surprising moments. We’re fascinated with the scientists, engineers and innovators who changed the world for the better… and sometimes worse. These are the leaps of mankind, as they happened.We had the chance to talk to Steven Johnson, bestselling author of 11 books and the host of a new show that I think you'll like, American Innovations. Listen and subscribe to our first arc, The Dynamo of DNA, wherever you’re listening to this right now.
07/09/1838m 25s

Tides of History Book Club: Five Great Popular Histories

More than anything else, we get asked two questions: “What is Patrick reading?!”; and "What would you recommend to read?" We hear you, and we’re bringing you several episodes dedicated to Patrick’s favorite books over the next few months. Today's episode is sponsored by Audible! Check out all of our books today on Audible. Go to Audible.com/TIDES to start a 30-day trial and your first audiobook is free.Today we talked about...SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, by Mary BeardThe Guns of August, by Barbara Tuchman1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, by Charles MannThe Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, by James McPhersonAn Army At Dawn: The War in North Africa, by Rick Atkinson
07/09/1833m 27s

Interview: Historian and Author Roger Crowley on the Portuguese Voyages to India

How and why did the Portuguese end up sailing thousands of miles from their home country to acquire the riches of the Indian Ocean? To find out, I spoke to Roger Crowley, author of the recent book Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire. We also discussed his previous books, on the early modern Mediterranean, and how to write a great historical narrative.Bombas - Save 20% on your first purchase by going to bombas.com/TIDES and enter code TIDES at checkout.First Leaf - Get your 3-pack of introductory wine for just $15 by going to tryfirstleaf.com/TIDES.
07/09/1844m 36s

Columbus, Da Gama, and the Age of Discovery

Within one fateful decade, the 1490s, Europeans burst onto the world scene: Christopher Columbus headed west across the Atlantic and came upon the Americas, while Vasco da Gama reached India. In today's episode, we try to understand these two figures, why their voyages happened so close together in that decade, and what impact they had on the world that followed.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Boll & Branch - Get $50 off your first set of sheets by going to bollandbranch.com and using promo code TIDES.
07/09/1858m 54s

Medieval Exploration and the Age of Discovery

Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, and the other important explorers of the early sixteenth century didn't appear in a vacuum; instead, their voyages were the result of centuries of slow, steady exploration in the Atlantic. In today's episode, we explore the medieval background to the Age of Discovery. Beginning in the thirteenth century, sailors had to learn winds and tides, merchants had to learn how to make profits in unfamiliar markets, and governments had to learn to exert control over newly conquered lands.We recommend "Empires of The Sea" by Roger Crowley. Check it out before our upcoming interview with him!Support us by supporting our sponsors!Bombas - Get 20% off your first purchase by going to Bombas.com/TIDES and using promo code TIDES at checkout.Helix Sleep - Get up to $125 towards your mattress order by going to HelixSleep.com/TIDES.Audible - Go to Audible.com/TIDES to tart a 30-day trial and your first audiobook is free.
07/09/1854m 11s

The Printing Press and the Information Revolution

Within a few decades of its invention in the 1450s, the printing press transformed the world. It launched an information revolution, leading directly to the Protestant Reformation, the Scientific Revolution, and even the invention of news as we understand it.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Masterclass - Get an all-access pass to learn from the world's greatest minds at MasterClass.com/TidesBoll & Branch - Get $50 off your first set of sheets when you enter promo code TIDES at BollandBranch.comAudible - Start a 30-day trial and get your first audiobook free when you go to Audible.com/tides or by texting TIDES to 500-500.Penrose Hill - Get 3 bottles of wine for just $15 when you go to tryfirstleaf.com/Tides.
07/09/1850m 36s

Interview: The Washington Post's Lillian Cunningham on Presidents and the Constitution

Today we're joined by Washington Post editor and podcaster Lillian Cunningham. Lillian has two shows that we highly recommend - Presidential and Constitutional - that trace American History and the way that our nation's past influences our present. Sound familiar? You'll love our conversation with Lillian, and you can click on her shows below to listen.Listen to Presidential.Listen to Constitutional.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Quip- Sign up and get your first refill pack free at getquip.com/TIDESDollar Shave Club - Get the DSC Starter kit for just $5 when you visit them at DollarShaveClub.com/Tides
07/09/1836m 39s

Gutenberg and the Printing Press

The printing press is one of the most important inventions in human history. It launched a communications revolution, gave us mass production of books, and even enabled political propaganda on a huge scale. In today's episode, we'll explore its inventor, Gutenberg, and how printing spread throughout Europe in the second half of the fifteenth century.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Ring - Save up to $150 on a Ring security kit at ring.com/TIDES.Helix Sleep - Get a custom mattress built just for you and save $50 when you go to HelixSleep.com/TidesMasterclass - Get an all-access pass to learn from the world's greatest minds at MasterClass.com/Tides
07/09/1848m 55s

Interview: Historian Keith Pluymers on Environmental History and Political Ecology

How do people interact with their environments, and how do those environments change over time? How do people respond to shifts in climate and the scarcity of resources? Dr. Keith Pluymers, soon to be professor of history at Illinois State University, drops by to discuss environmental history, the Atlantic World, and the politics of ecology.
07/09/1854m 44s

Why Did the Roman Empire Fall, and Why Does It Matter?

Did the Roman Empire ever actually fall? Some historians don't think so, for good reasons. In today's episode, we finish our conversation on why I believe the Roman Empire actually fell, why that happened, and why it matters in the grand scheme of things. If you only take one thing away from our time in Rome, remember this: What's extraordinary about the Roman Empire is not that it fell, but that it existed and held together as long as it did. Ave atque vale!Support us by supporting our sponsors!Ring - Save up to $150 on a Ring security kit at ring.com/TIDES.Quip - Sign up and get your first refill pack free at getquip.com/TIDESDollar Shave Club - Get the DSC Starter kit for just $5 when you visit them at DollarShaveClub.com/Tides
07/09/1843m 51s

Decline, Fall, or Transformation?

Did the Roman Empire ever actually fall? Some historians don't think so, and say its end is better described as a long transformation. Others say that the question itself misses the point, and prefer to discuss a long Late Antiquity of religious and cultural dynamism. In today's episode, we explore those perspectives and why I still think there was a real fall of the Roman Empire.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Boll & Branch - Get $50 off your first set of sheets when you enter promo code TIDES at BollandBranch.comHelix Sleep - Get a custom mattress built just for you and save $50 when you go to HelixSleep.com/TidesDollar Shave Club - Get the DSC Starter kit for just $5 when you visit them at DollarShaveClub.com/Tides
07/09/1841m 38s

Life in Renaissance Florence

What was it like to have a front-row seat to the explosion of learning, art, and culture in Renaissance Florence? In this episode, we follow two people as they lived in the linked worlds of business and humanistic learning in the fifteenth century. These early knowledge workers combined a genuine interest in the wisdom of the classical past with a practical desire for the skills that would help them rise up the economic and social ladder.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Quip - Get your first refill pack free when you buy a new sleek toothbrush here: www.getquip.com/tidesRIng - Get up to $150 off your order of a ring doorbell or floodlight cam here: www.ring.com/tidesHello Fresh - Get $30 off your first week of meals when you use the code TIDES30 here: www.hellofresh.com
07/09/1852m 34s

The Renaissance

The Renaissance is still with us today. It shapes our sense of what art is, our ideas of education, our understanding of historical time, and even our political concepts. But the Renaissance didn't arrive out of nowhere: It grew out of a specific place and time, the wealthy and urban Italy of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.Thank you to our sponsors:Boll & Branch - Get $50 off your first set of sheets when you enter code TIDES at:bollandbranch.com. Hello Fresh - Take $30 off your first week of meals when you enter code TIDES30 at:www.hellofresh.comSquarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain here:www.squarespace.com/tidesMVMT - Get 15% off your order when you visit them here:www.mvmt.com/tidesQuip - Get a free brush head refill when you purchase a toothbrush here:www.getquip.com/tides
07/09/1848m 15s

Interview: Historian Kyle Harper on Disease, Climate and the Fall of the Roman Empire

How did a changing climate and plague play into the fall of the Roman Empire? I'm joined by Kyle Harper, Professor of Classics at the University of Oklahoma, to discuss his important new book The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOHWatch the trailer for Darkest Hour: http://bit.ly/2uH7nAtThank you to our sponsors:Hello Fresh - Take $30 off your first week of meals when you enter code TIDES30 at:www.hellofresh.comSquarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain here:www.squarespace.com/tidesMVMT - Get 15% off your order when you visit them here:www.mvmt.com/tidesQuip - Get a free brush head refill when you purchase a toothbrush here:www.getquip.com/tides
07/09/1838m 9s

Interview: Historian Peter Mancall on Monsters, the Atlantic World, and Early Modernity

Why did sixteenth-century maps of the Atlantic Ocean prominently feature monsters? How did early modern people imagine the world around them? What does "early modern" mean, anyway? To find out, I talked to Peter Mancall, the Mellon Professor of the Humanities at USC and director of the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute and the author of the recently released Nature and Culture in the Early Modern Atlantic.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOHWatch the trailer for Darkest Hour: http://bit.ly/2uH7nAtThank you to our sponsors:Hello Fresh - Take $30 off your first week of meals when you enter code TIDES30 at:www.hellofresh.comSquarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain here:www.squarespace.com/tidesMVMT - Get 15% off your order when you visit them here:www.mvmt.com/tidesQuip - Get a free brush head refill when you purchase a toothbrush here:www.getquip.com/tides
07/09/1847m 40s

Interview: Actor Gary Oldman from "Darkest Hour" on History and Film

For much of the general public, fictional portrayals (rather than nonfiction history) dominate their understanding of the past. We had the opportunity to talk to Actor Gary Oldman and Screenwriter Anthony McCarten about that. The conversation covered history, film and how they recreated Winston Churchill's first month as Prime Minister in the tense weeks of May 1940 in the new film "Darkest Hour." You can see "Darkest Hour" in theaters everywhere on December 22.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOHWatch the trailer for Darkest Hour: http://bit.ly/2uH7nAtThank you to our sponsors:Hello Fresh - Take $30 off your first week of meals when you enter code TIDES30 at:www.hellofresh.comSquarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain here:www.squarespace.com/tidesMVMT - Get 15% off your order when you visit them here:www.mvmt.com/tidesQuip - Get a free brush head refill when you purchase a toothbrush here:www.getquip.com/tides
07/09/1831m 53s

Natural Disasters and the End of the Roman Empire

Justinian was the last great Roman emperor, but his reign was plagued by disasters beyond his control: volcanic eruptions, a changing climate, and a plague of epic proportions. Those disasters created a turning point that we can, with good reason, call the end of the Roman Empire.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOHThank you to our sponsors:Hello Fresh - Take $30 off your first week of meals when you enter code TIDES30 at:www.hellofresh.comSquarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain here:www.squarespace.com/tidesMVMT - Get 15% off your order when you visit them here:www.mvmt.com/tidesQuip - Get a free brush head refill when you purchase a toothbrush here:www.getquip.com/tides
07/09/1843m 55s

Justinian the Great and the Reconquest of the Western Empire

Justinian is one of the defining figures of the Roman Empire. In many ways, he marks the boundary between Antiquity and the Middle Ages. In this episode, we explore his ambitious reform program and his reconquest of the lost provinces of the West.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOHThank you to our sponsors:Hello Fresh - Take $30 off your first week of meals when you enter code TIDES30 at:www.hellofresh.comSquarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain here:www.squarespace.com/tidesMVMT - Get 15% off your order when you visit them here:www.mvmt.com/tidesQuip - Get a free brush head refill when you purchase a toothbrush here:www.getquip.com/tides
07/09/1846m 25s

How Latin Became the Romance Languages

How did Latin splinter into the Romance languages? In this episode, we explore how Latin transformed from a single, widely dispersed language into a series - French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, and so on - of related but no longer mutually intelligible tongues.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOHThank you to our sponsors:Hello Fresh - Take $30 off your first week of meals when enter code TIDES30 at:www.hellofresh.comSquarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain here:www.squarespace.com/tidesZip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and get a free trial when you visit them here:www.ziprecruiter.com/tides
07/09/1853m 41s

Big Business, Small Business, and the Rise of Capitalism

What was it like to live through huge economic upheavals? To find out, we follow a Venetian merchant and banker and an English farmer and wool trader in the years between 1350 and 1520.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOHThank you to our sponsors:Audible - Try audible free and get a free audio book when you visit them here:www.audible.com/tidesSquarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain here:www.squarespace.com/tidesZip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and get a free trial when you visit them here:www.ziprecruiter.com/tides
07/09/1850m 26s

The Rise of Capitalism and the Early Modern Economic Explosion

Out of the disasters of the Black Death and the economic recession that followed grew the roots of the economic innovations that still define our world today. From credit instruments to the capitalist mindset, the years between 1350 and 1650 built the institutions that eventually led to an economy that's recognizably our own.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOHThank you to our sponsors:Audible - Try audible free and get a free audio book when you visit them here:www.audible.com/tidesSquarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain here:www.squarespace.com/tidesZip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and get a free trial when you visit them here:www.ziprecruiter.com/tides
07/09/1849m 59s

Interview: Christianizing the Roman Empire with Professor Lisa Bitel

How did the Roman Empire, and barbarian Europe after it, become Christian? To find out, I talked to Professor Lisa Bitel of the University of Southern California, a world-class expert on medieval Christianity and Christian conversion.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOHThank you to our sponsors:Audible - Try audible free and get a free audio book when you visit them here:www.audible.com/tidesSquarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain here:www.squarespace.com/tidesZip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and get a free trial when you visit them here:www.ziprecruiter.com/tides
07/09/1843m 46s

The Decline and Fall of the Roman City

Cities were what made the Roman world Roman, but as the Empire fell apart, so did its cities. They shrank drastically or disappeared entirely between 400 and 600. In today's episode, we'll find out how and why.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOHThank you to our sponsors:Audible - Try audible free and get a free audio book when you visit them here:www.audible.com/tidesSquarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain here:www.squarespace.com/tidesZip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and get a free trial when you visit them here:www.ziprecruiter.com/tidesThe Great Courses - Get a free trial with access to thousands of videos here:www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tides
07/09/1834m 29s

The Roman City

Cities were what made the Roman world, well, Roman. They were centers of culture and political life, and they were the bedrock that tied together its economy. Today we'll explore how those cities came into being, what sustained them, and what made them so important to the Roman Empire.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOHThank you to our sponsors:Audible - Try audible free and get a free audio book when you visit them here:www.audible.com/tidesSquarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain here:www.squarespace.com/tidesZip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and get a free trial when you visit them here:www.ziprecruiter.com/tidesThe Great Courses - Get a free trial with access to thousands of videos here:www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tides
07/09/1838m 31s

Interview: Historian Dan Jones on the Knights Templar

I'm joined by historian Dan Jones, author of some of the best popular history out there (The Wars of the Roses, The Plantagenets) to discuss his new book on the fascinating Knights Templar (The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors). We discuss the Templars, the Crusades, and what's familiar and foreign about the Middle Ages.Check out Dan's new book here: https://www.amazon.com/Templars-Rise-Spectacular-Fall-Warriors/dp/0525428305/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507135075&sr=8-1&keywords=the+templars+dan+jonesSubscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOHThank you to our sponsors:Audible - Try audible free and get a free audio book when you visit them here:www.audible.com/tidesSquarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain here:www.squarespace.com/tidesZip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and get a free trial when you visit them here:www.ziprecruiter.com/tidesThe Great Courses - Get a free trial with access to thousands of videos here:www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tides
07/09/1843m 58s

Interview: Dr. Jennifer Raff on DNA and History

I'm joined by Dr. Jennifer Raff, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Kansas, to discuss her work with DNA. Dr. Raff explains how DNA is rewriting our understanding of prehistory and migration and changing everything we thought we knew about the deep past.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOHThank you to our sponsors:Audible - Try audible free and get a free audio book when you visit them here:www.audible.com/tidesSquarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain here:www.squarespace.com/tidesZip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and get a free trial when you visit them here:www.ziprecruiter.com/tidesThe Great Courses - Get a free trial with access to thousands of videos here:www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tides
07/09/1833m 8s

Life as a Mercenary in the Military Revolution

The Military Revolution transformed warfare, but what was it like to be one of the soldiers who experienced those enormous changes? We follow the lives and careers of two English archers in the late stages of the Hundred Years War and two German mercenaries around 1500 to try to understand what the Military Revolution meant for real people.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOHThank you to our sponsors:Texture - Get a 14-day free trial with access to thousands of online magazines here:www.texture.com/tidesSquarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain here:www.squarespace.com/tidesThe Great Courses - Get a free trial with access to thousands of videos here:www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tides
07/09/1851m 2s

The Military Revolution, 1350-1650

As the fifteenth century turned into the sixteenth, warfare was transformed. Cannon made castles obsolete, and firearms and pikes displaced knights as the dominant force on the battlefield. Most of all, the scale of war grew infinitely larger, with a correspondingly greater impact on society as a whole.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOHThank you to our sponsors:Texture - Get a 14-day free trial with access to thousands of online magazines here:www.texture.com/tidesSquarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain here:www.squarespace.com/tidesThe Great Courses - Get a free trial with access to thousands of videos here:www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tides
07/09/1850m 36s

Interview: Podcaster and Author Mike Duncan on the End of the Roman Republic

I'm joined by Mike Duncan, host of The History of Rome and Revolutions podcast and author of the upcoming book The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic. We discuss his new book - which is excellent! - along with whether the United States is Rome, the practice of history, storytelling, and much more.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOHThank you to our sponsors:Texture - Get a 14-day free trial with access to thousands of online magazines here:www.texture.com/tidesSquarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain here:www.squarespace.com/tidesThe Great Courses - Get a free trial with access to thousands of videos here:www.thegreatcourses.com/tidesYou can preorder Mike's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Storm-Before-Beginning-Roman-Republic/dp/1610397215
07/09/1839m 20s

How the Eastern Roman Empire Survived Attila the Hun and the Disastrous Fifth Century

While the western half of the Roman Empire was collapsing, the east managed to weather the storm of the disastrous fifth century. In this episode, we examine how and why it survived Attila the Hun and a host of other problems through the eyes of a family of soldiers and bureaucrats.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOHThank you to our sponsors:Texture - Get a 14-day free trial with access to thousands of online magazines here:www.texture.com/tidesSquarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain here:www.squarespace.com/tidesThe Great Courses - Get a free trial with access to thousands of videos here:www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tides
07/09/1850m 4s

Why Didn't the Eastern Roman Empire Fall?

When we talk about the fall of the Roman Empire, we're only talking about the western half - France, Spain, Italy, North Africa, and Britain. The eastern half of the Roman Empire survived the disastrous fifth century and would last in one form or another until 1453. What was so special about the eastern half of the Roman Empire, and how did it avoid the fate of its western cousin?Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOHThank you to our sponsors:Texture - Get a 14-day free trial with access to thousands of online magazines here:www.texture.com/tidesSquarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain here:www.squarespace.com/tidesThe Great Courses - Get a free trial with access to thousands of videos here:www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tides
07/09/1840m 18s

The Rise of the State

We take for granted that central governments - sovereign states - are the ultimate political force in the world, but it wasn't always this way. Between 1350 and 1650, this form of government vanquished city-states, town leagues, and smaller lordships to dominate first Europe and then the world. In this episode of Tides of History, we explore how that happened.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOHThank you to our sponsors:Texture - Get a 14-day free trial with access to thousands of online magazines here:www.texture.com/tidesSquarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain here:www.squarespace.com/tides
07/09/1844m 37s

The Ebb and Flow of History

History shapes our world in ways both seen and unseen. In the introductory episode of Tides of History, we explore two major tides - the Fall of Rome and the Rise of the Modern World - and why history matters in the here and now.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOHThank you to our sponsors:Texture - Get a 14-day free trial with access to thousands of online magazines here:www.texture.com/tidesSquarespace - Get a free trial and save 10% when you launch your domain here:www.squarespace.com/tides
07/09/1819m 44s

Introducing Tides of History

History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme, said Mark Twain. From the fall of the Roman Empire to the rise of the modern world: history ebbs and flows over the centuries, driven by great tides of economic, social, political, religious, and cultural change that shape the world and everyone who lives on it. In this new series from Wondery, PhD historian Patrick Wyman (Fall of Rome) brings the cutting edge of that history to listeners in plain, relatable English. Premieres July 20th.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/TOH
07/09/181m 49s
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