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    • #85137
      Anonymous
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      *shitty acoustic guitar theme starts playing*

    • #85138
      Anonymous
      Guest

      the chicken episode was kek

      • #85139
        Anonymous
        Guest

        remind me what that was please

        • #85141
          Anonymous
          Guest

          A Roman admiral during the 1st Punic war on the coast of Sicily getting frustrated that his priest was telling him he cant ambush the enemy, since the chickens were not hungry. This was some kind of superstition the Romans had. The Admiral throws the chickens overboard
          >perhaps they would like to drink then
          he goes on to lose the entire fleet as the Carthaginians were ready for him.

          cant remember what episode, but the whole Hannibal story arc was my favorite part

          • #85143
            Anonymous
            Guest

            ah yes I vaguely remember something to that effect

          • #85146
            Anonymous
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            That was Publius Claudius Pulcher. The sacred chickens were serious business. There is another funny anecdote involving the chickens but I can’t remember right now.

            • #85147
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Is that why Honorius loved chickens

              • #85149
                Anonymous
                Guest

                no, but the same superstitions over birds may have been been passed on to procopius who wrote that myth

          • #85157
            Anonymous
            Guest

            scrotebrained if true, that’s a complete waste of food

          • #85184
            Anonymous
            Guest

            should have listed to the chickens

    • #85140
      Anonymous
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      *exhilarating orchestra music starts playing*

      • #85142
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >the dark enlightenment

        • #85145
          Anonymous
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          Lol no

      • #85169
        Anonymous
        Guest

        bap is cringe

      • #85178
        Anonymous
        Guest

        holy woke af

      • #85201
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Where is he now? He got banned off of most stuff and doesn’t upload on YouTube anymore

        • #85205
          Anonymous
          Guest

          He still has his podcast on gumroad

      • #85217
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Holy shit. Woke af

      • #85224
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I got a call about a cringe disturbance in this thread. Can you give me more information?

        • #85238
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Yeah, you entered the thread

    • #85144
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Is that a garage band loop I hear playing? That must mean its time for an early 2000s podcast.

    • #85148
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Fuck you OP, the guitar opening is my favorite podcast opening, it just sets the mood.

    • #85150
      Anonymous
      Guest

      God I love this series

    • #85151
      Anonymous
      Guest

      *shitty loud piano noises*
      hello everyone

    • #85152
      Anonymous
      Guest

      *comfy and sovlfvl

    • #85155
      Anonymous
      Guest

      History of Rome took 68 episodes to get from founding of Rome to Year of Four Emperors.

      Revolutions took 68 episodes in Russian Revolution before Lenin returned to Russia.

      • #85156
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Is that good or bad

        • #85159
          Anonymous
          Guest

          There’s detail and then there’s waffling about the same thing 10 times in a row.

          • #85162
            Anonymous
            Guest

            I’m willing to forgive him. The Russian Revolution is the big one, the one all previous revolutions are contributing to, the first one where the instigators dutifully studied what happens previously and went all out.

            But i can’t fogive him for stopping after this, i’d have loved to hear his take on the Cuban Revolution and on 1989 Eastern Europe as well.

            • #85170
              Anonymous
              Guest

              I get he’s been doing the podcast thing for awhile and wants to branch off into writing more books, but there are so many other 20th century revolutions he could cover. Hell, considering recent events, the last 30 years of Afghanistan history are worth their own in depth look.

            • #85190
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Duncan would never do a series on the end of the USSR, because his side lost there

              • #85191
                Anonymous
                Guest

                Duncan’s a massive freaking liberal, not a Bolshevik. He’d be the guy saying "nooooooo you can’t just use violence to free the proletariat think of the heckin democracy!!!"

                • #85193
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  He’s not a Bolshevik but I’m pretty sure he’s declared himself a socialist. He USED to be a liberal but got blackpilled after reading about the Haitian Revolution, lost his faith in his liberal heroes. Apparently he spends a the first chunk of the Lafayette book bitching about Washington specifically because of slavery and "native genocide" even though it was clear listening to the American Revolution series he admired Washington.

                  Then he moved to Paris to research the book and got terminal TDS so now he’s a socialist.

                  • #85226
                    Anonymous
                    Guest

                    I’m listening to the Haiti one now and he’s mostly portraying everybody besides Sonthonax as a dumb poopyhole, white or black
                    I listened out of order and he only first sounded like a gommie to me with 1848 when he kept repeating his dumb mantra about how liberals "didn’t want to answer the social question"

                    • #85237
                      Anonymous
                      Guest

                      I think he kept repeating that shit becausr he wanted to set up the paris commune and the russian revolution. He kind of builds on the same concepts through esch revolution.

                    • #85253
                      Anonymous
                      Guest

                      >I listened out of order and he only first sounded like a gommie to me with 1848 when he kept repeating his dumb mantra about how liberals "didn’t want to answer the social question

                      You must be American. Everywhere else in the world Liberalism is the ideology of the business owner. If you’re employed like 90 % of any society you have no reason to support them because they’re not giving you a damn thing.

            • #85202
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Commies are trash

        • #85174
          Anonymous
          Guest

          The Russian revolution having +20 episodes of just going through various ideologies is too much

      • #85225
        Anonymous
        Guest

        When was the starting point?
        Did he start with 1917? 1905? 1860s? Ivan III? In the latter cases it’s justifiable but I can’t imagine talking about a few months for 30 hours

    • #85161
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Post more history podcsts.

      What i have:
      >History of Rome (duh)
      >Revolutions (duh)
      >Oldest stories
      >History of persia
      >History of Egypt
      >History of China
      >History of Germany
      >History of Alchemy
      >History of Philosophy
      >The Ancient World
      >Wittenberg to Westphalia

      Yeah i know of
      >History of Byzantium
      But somehow i really hate the middle ages and avoid most of it.

    • #85165
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >Umm, did you know that the romans were heckin sexist chuds?

      • #85257
        Anonymous
        Guest

        nah, history of rome was well and done before mike went full libtard
        the hatian revolution blackpilled him towards liberalism and then he caught TDS

    • #85166
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’ve been really enjoying Patrick Wyman’s stuff, listened to that audiobook of the Verge and found it very good. Just started his Fall of Rome podcast as well, I like his narrative style of using a representative made up character to personify the systemic changes of the era.

    • #85168
      Anonymous
      Guest

      extremely comfy, been listening to this while I work. is this guy a college professor in his day job or something?

    • #85171
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >bap is cringe

    • #85179
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >it’s a Daniele can’t stop giggling episode

    • #85182
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I finished the entire podcasts a few weeks ago and still feel empty inside

      • #85186
        Anonymous
        Guest

        it was finished before it ended, everything after the 3rd century just felt like random people larping as romans

        • #85187
          Anonymous
          Guest

          I liked listening to the snowballing decline after hundreds of episodes about Rome bullying everybody

    • #85183
      Anonymous
      Guest

      This format is the only good use of the podcast form.
      No cohosts, no chatter, only very few jokes.
      Just using the length of a podcast to provide a continuous narrative of historical events.

    • #85185
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Mythology – Parcast
      >hey this is not so bad…
      >goes into a 30 minutes rant about gender studies garbage
      wtf

    • #85218
      Anonymous
      Guest

      […]

      Trannies love that scrote what are you on about

    • #85221
      Anonymous
      Guest

      https://podcastaddict.com/podcast/2927675

      All of the extra Byzantine episodes to date.

      • #85228
        Anonymous
        Guest

        you better hope he doesn’t find out

        • #85229
          Anonymous
          Guest

          I only googled it. You can find another RSS feed like that from that site but it’s missing a couple episodes.

          If I understand correctly, you can now get all of these just by subscribing to his Patreon for $6, but earlier he was selling them for $7 each which is ridiculous.

          • #85230
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >I only googled it. You can find another RSS feed like that from that site but it’s missing a couple episodes.
            neat. Guess I can finally listen to those. I was super pissed that he put the Justinian episode behind a paywall. btw what did you google?

            • #85231
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Just a title of a paywalled episode in quotes – "Episode 28 – After the Apocalypse"

              • #85233
                Anonymous
                Guest

                thanks

    • #85235
      Anonymous
      Guest

      https://totalusrankium.podbean.com/category/00-roman-republic/
      Anyone have the patreon episodes for this?

    • #85236
      Anonymous
      Guest

      for me, it’s Fall of Civilizations

    • #85239
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I liked this years ago ( was actually my first) but in hindsight his squeaky clean approach to history is boring as fuck. I hated that he pussed out on the Tiberius’ shenanigans

    • #85240
      Anonymous
      Guest

      In Our Time is the only one that I always walk away from feeling like I learned something new.

    • #85245
      Anonymous
      Guest

      started History of Pirates and its good but this guy used a whole episode just to simp for Martin Luther

      • #85251
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I think he spent like five years on (incomplete) coverage of the Nine Years War, unrelated to piracy. He also at some point had switched from the Atlantic to the Barbary coast pirates but after 20+ episodes realized that he would have to stop and went back.

        • #85252
          Anonymous
          Guest

          > five years
          five episodes

    • #85255
      Anonymous
      Guest

      This podcast unironically saved my life bros

    • #85256
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >2016 happens
      >internet becomes insufferable
      many such cases
      it’s funny how he’s become more and more biased towards the left over the course of revolutions

    • #85258
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >talks about a subject I know nothing about
      hey this is pretty good, the pop culture references are a bit much but that’s ok
      >talks about a subject I know a lot about
      freaking scrotebrain read better sources stop spouting history channel nonsense and if you refer to hirohito as the hulk one more time I will personally shit on your porch

      • #85260
        Anonymous
        Guest

        He’s great entertainment, good to just zone out to and not pay a huge amount of attention to. Whereas with more academic podcasts it’s educational, so you have to pay attention more. Good to fall asleep to. Also it’s fun to do impressions of him lel
        >Hiroo Onoda…. is not the ONLY Japanese soldier to walk out of the jungle in nineteen seventy FOUR. There are two …. others. What the hell is THAT?

        • #85261
          Anonymous
          Guest

          honestly though, I will give him props for giving a not terrible portrayal of just how scrotebrained and dysfunctional the jap government was pre ww2, but he did give them the benefit of the doubt a bit much and also didn’t go into just how many scrotebrained junior officers sworded government officials they didn’t like

        • #85265
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >It’s like, a heavyweight boxing match… and he gets hit ageeean…. and AGEEEAN… and AGEEEAN…

          • #85266
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >Now the thing you have to understand about Alexander…… is that even back then he was a BIG deal. He’s the Elvis PRESLEY of ancient history, he’s the KING……..

    • #85259
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >find a podcast about engineering disasters online
      >this is all capitalism’s fault, this greedy businessman is just like drumpf
      It’s all so tiresome

    • #85262
      Anonymous
      Guest

      basically my only requirements for history podcasts are like
      – avoid subjects I’m very familiar with (because I’ll get upset at minor inaccuracies)
      – no libtard politics (I don’t want to be arguing in my head with some dude talking)
      – no whig historiography or chronocentrist (is that a word?) post facto moralizing

    • #85263
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I remember really liking the Tetrarchy period when I was listening to HoR for the first time, something about the short episode format really makes you feel drawn in and "root" for Rome because you’ve followed along for such a long time, and after it being a shitshow for so long and for so many episodes it’s so good to finally calm down a bit. I also remember liking when we don’t visit the actual city of Rome for hundreds of years because it’s not relevant any more then we finally go back there near the end to bring it full circle

      Revolutions is a bit too in depth for me but the French one was bretty gud

    • #85267
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Are there any decent ancient Greek podcasts? Other that just listening through the in our time archive. Preferably ones that don’t just take the approach of autistically listing who went where and fought whom in what year

    • #85269
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Not specifically a history podcast, but their episodes on Caesar and Mark Anthony were really good

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