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The Fall of Rome Podcast

By Patrick Wyman / Wondery

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Barbarians, political breakdown, economic collapse, mass migration, pillaging and plunder. The fall of the Roman Empire has been studied for years, but genetics, climate science, forensic science, network models, and globalization studies have reshaped our understanding of one of the most important events in human history. PhD historian and specialist Patrick Wyman brings the cutting edge of history to listeners in plain, relatable English.

Customer Reviews

If You Like THOR…….

A well done podcast! If you like Mike Duncan’s “The History of Rome” or Robin Pierson’s “The History of Byzantium, then this is right up your ally. I really enjoyed the first two episodes and I look forward upcoming ones. This is a must listen for those who enjoy learning more about the Romans and late antiquity.

This is what everyone with a PhD should do.

Patrick Wyman does an incredible job with this and he's only a few episodes in. The subject matter is riveting stuff by itself, but Wyman's delivery and conciseness make it even better. Give it a listen when you can give it as much attention as possible because you won't want to miss a word. Worth every minute.

Pat is pretty cool and so is his podcast

I know Pat from his MMA work mostly, but I'm very happy he's taking his history knowledge and putting out this podcast.

Good work on this podcast too. It's like the most fun and interesting lectures I had in college. Very informative, and great delivery