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A.D. History Podcast

37 EpisodesProduced by Paul K. DiCostanzo, Patrick FooteWebsite

Weaving a Tapestry of World History from 1AD to HD

37 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Introducing the A.D. History Podcast

August 6th, 2019

1:30

Do you ever wonder about the history you've missed? The new A.D. History Podcast explores the last 2000 years of history in a whole new way.

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The World of Baby Jesus & Rise of Wang Mang | 1AD -10AD

August 6th, 2019

1:04:15

The world baby Jesus was born into was more turbulent than we realize, and Wang Mang’s rise in the Han Dynasty would make Machiavelli proud.

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The Death of Wang Mang, Augustus, and the Roman Republic | 11AD – 20AD

September 21st, 2019

1:14:56

In episode 2, 11AD - 20AD, Paul and Patrick explore the Xin Dynasty of Wang Mang, the death of Augustus, and end of the Roman Republic.

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Murder of Germanicus Cold Case & Strabo’s The Geography | 21AD – 30AD

November 18th, 2019

1:59:45

In episode 3 of the A.D. History Podcast, we probe the Germanicus murder cold case, and see the Roman world in Strabo's The Geography.

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Historical Jesus: What Do We Know? & Founding the Kushan Empire | 31AD – 40AD

December 21st, 2019

1:53:02

In today’s A.D. History Podcast, we probe what historians know about the historical Jesus. As well as learn the origins of the Kushan Empire.

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Caligula: Truly a Mad Emperor? & Roman Conquest of Britain | 41AD – 50AD Feat. Kristen E. Strubberg

February 4th, 2020

1:20:45

Did Roman emperor Caligula suffer from mental illness? Guest Kristen E. Strubberg explores further. Also, why did Rome finally invade Britain?

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Boudicca Resists Rome & The Aeolipile: The Unknown FIRST Steam Engine | 51AD – 60AD

February 24th, 2020

1:36:03

Boudicca's resistance against Rome remains British legend. Yet the Aeolipile - the first steam engine 2,000 years ago - remains obscure.

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Buddhism Arrives in China & Halley’s Comet in the First Jewish-Roman War | 61AD – 70AD

April 11th, 2020

1:33:04

Buddhism's arrival in China forever changes Chinese culture, and Halley's Comet playing a unique role in the First Jewish-Roman War.

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Second Temple Destruction, Siege of Masada Fortress & Roman Colosseum Construction | 71AD – 80AD

May 13th, 2020

1:35:47

When the Romans destroy the Second Temple of Jerusalem, and successfully siege Masada; they celebrate by building the famed Roman Colosseum.

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Rome Eyes Ireland & Domitian the Despot | 81AD – 90AD Feat. J.J. McCullough

June 15th, 2020

1:56:02

How close did Rome come to invading Ireland? Also, how did Domitian create his Roman despotism? We are joined by guest J.J. McCullough.

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Trajan: The People’s Emperor? & Kushan Empire Contact with Han China | 91AD-100AD

August 16th, 2020

1:31:24

Trajan is one of Rome's "Five Good Emperors,” and his shocking common touch set him apart. While the Kushan Empire formally contacts China.

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Trung Sisters, Destruction of Pompeii & More! | What We Missed 1st Century A.D.

September 20th, 2020

58:31

From the Vietnamese Trung sisters, the fate of Pompeii, and fire of Rome; Paul and Patrick cover what they missed in the 1st Century A.D.!

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What Was The Relationship Like Between Rome & Ancient Greece? & Exploring the Hopewell Tradition | 101AD-110AD Feat. Ryan Stitt

October 11th, 2020

1:27:22

Paul & Patrick are joined by Ryan Stitt to explore the relationship between Rome and Ancient Greece; and also delve into the Hopewell Tradition.

Kama Sutra: The TRUE Story & The Enduring Roman Pantheon | 111AD-120AD

October 31st, 2020

1:08:15

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Hadrian Builds a Wall & Zhang Heng: China’s da Vinci? | 121AD-130AD

November 14th, 2020

1:14:19

Today Paul and Patrick examine why Hadrian built his wall, and introduce the Chinese Renaissance man, Zhang Heng.

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The Kitos War & Bar Kokhba Revolt | 131AD-140AD F/ Sam Aronow

November 28th, 2020

1:39:07

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Juvenal The Satirist & How The Hell We Got The Five Good Emperors | 141AD-150AD

December 12th, 2020

2:08:59

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Monty Python’s Life of Brian REVIEW | A.D. HISTORY WATCHES

December 25th, 2020

1:03:31

For the holiday season we debut the series "A.D. HISTORY WATCHES," reviewing as historians the satire classic "Monty Python's Life of Brian."

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Who Wrote the Gospels? | 151AD-160AD

January 16th, 2021

1:31:53

Paul and Patrick answer the question: Who Wrote the Gospels? While exploring Marcion of Sinope inspiring the idea of a New Testament canon.

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Antonine Plague Vs. Today & What Was The Relationship Between Rome and Han Dynasty China? | 161AD-170AD

January 30th, 2021

1:31:38

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Commodus on the Couch & The All-In-One Gospel: The Diatessaron | 171AD-180AD F/ Kristen E Strubberg

February 13th, 2021

1:41:32

How accurate was Gladiator (2000) in its portrayal of Commodus‘s mental health? Why did Tatian create an all-in-one gospel the Diatessaron?

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Yellow Turban Rebellion & Galen: A Father of Modern Medicine You Never Knew About | 181AD-190AD

February 27th, 2021

1:23:32

The Yellow Turban Rebellion help set the collapse of the Eastern Han Dynasty; while Galen of Pergamon helped propel medicine into modernity.

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Han Dynasty Death Rattle & The Mystery of Queen Himiko | 191AD-200AD

March 13th, 2021

1:10:23

The Han Dynasty collapse occurs in it‘s final hour and swan song; and what can we know of Japan’s elusive Queen Himiko?

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Antonine Wall, Invention of Paper, Year of the FIVE Emperors & More! | WHAT WE MISSED 2nd CENTURY

March 27th, 2021

1:12:00

From the Antonine Wall to The Year of the Five Emperors, in the 2nd Century we haven't been able to cover it all. Now they get their due!

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The Emergence of Septimius Severus & The Campaigns of Cao Cao | 201AD-210AD

April 10th, 2021

1:35:47

Severus creates a dynasty playing a key role in the Crisis of The Third Century. While Cao Cao fights to bring former Han lands into his grip.

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The Art of War: Intelligence and Covert Ops & The Last Emperor of the Han Dynasty | 211AD-220AD

April 25th, 2021

1:34:01

Today we explore the intersection of The Art of War, Cao Cao, and the work’s immense influence on the history of intelligence; as well as look into the unusual life of the last Han emperor.

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Founding the Sassanid Empire & Elagabalus: The Roman Emperor Who Wasn’t Truly Roman? | 221AD-230AD

May 8th, 2021

1:27:18

The Sassanid Empire overcomes the Parthians by storm, and Emperor Elagabalus proves to be an emperor who isn’t that Roman at all.

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How Did The Crisis Of The Third Century Begin For Rome? | 231AD-240AD

May 24th, 2021

1:37:40

The Crisis of the Third Century, Rome’s top inner struggle at this point, starts with Severus Alexander’s loss to the Sassanids, and Maximinus …

Korea Stands Up to Cao Wei & Who Exactly Were the Sassanids? | 241AD-250AD

June 5th, 2021

1:00:47

One of the Korean Three Kingdoms stands up to Cao Wei, and we take a much closer look as to who the Sassanids were as a civilization.

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Why Did The Roman Economy Fail In The Third Century? | 251AD-260AD

June 19th, 2021

1:43:18

A special guest dives into how the ancient Roman economy worked, and what lead to it's near collapse in the Crisis of the Third Century.

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How Truly Gallic Was The Gallic Empire? | 261AD-270AD

July 3rd, 2021

1:06:50

For a so-called Gallic Empire splitting from Rome, it's still very Roman. Also, the Palmyrene Empire is also trying to split from Rome itself.

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How Historically Accurate is The Death of Stalin (2017)? | A.D. HISTORY WATCHES

July 17th, 2021

1:43:57

How historically accurate is the 2017 comedy “The Death of Stalin”? As funny as the film is, it plays fast and loose with it’s history.

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How Did Aurelian Reunite the Roman Empire? | 271AD-280AD

July 31st, 2021

1:14:50

Emperor Aurelian is best known for his success reuniting the Roman Empire. But how did he do it, when all others who tried failed?

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The Men Who Followed Aurelian: Crisis Continues | 275AD-280AD

August 14th, 2021

1:07:20

The men who followed Aurelian before Diocletian arrives barely kept Rome's ship afloat, and only continued the Crisis of the Third Century.

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How Diocletian Ended Rome’s Crisis Of The Third Century P.1 | 281AD-290AD

August 28th, 2021

1:14:52

Diocletian set out not to merely end Rome's third century crisis, his reforms aimed to recreate the Roman Empire into his idealized vision.

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How Diocletian Ended Rome’s Crisis Of The Third Century P.2 | 291AD-300AD

September 11th, 2021

1:46:50

Diocletian’s reforms ending Rome’s Crisis of the Third Century are greatest in how he changed Rome’s military, and new army of bureaucrats.

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Founding the Gupta Empire, Mayan Classical Period & More! | What We Missed Third Century AD

September 25th, 2021

1:28:49

In our "What We Missed," we take our first steps exploring the Gupta Empire. As well as discussing the Mayan Civilization's Classical Period.

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