Fall of Civilizations Podcast

Fall of Civilizations Podcast

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A history podcast looking at the collapse of a di…


8. The Sumerians - Fall of the First Cities
Oct 25 • 149 min
In the dusts of Iraq, the ruins of the world’s first civilization lie buried. This episode, we travel into the extremely distant past to look at the Sumerians. These ancient people invented writing and mathematics, and built some of the largest cities…
7. The Songhai Empire - Africa’s Age of Gold
Aug 29 • 136 min
Today, the Songhai Empire is all but forgotten by history. But this medieval kingdom was once the most powerful force in Africa. Find out how this civilization grew up on the fringes of the Sahara Desert, among some of the most extreme conditions that…
6. Easter Island - Where Giants Walked
Jun 29 • 103 min
On one of the world’s most isolated islands, hundreds of vast stone statues lie mouldering in the grass. In this episode, we take a look at one of archaeology’s most enduring puzzles: the mystery of Easter Island. Find out how this unique community grew…
5. The Khmer Empire - Fall of the God Kings
May 3 • 98 min
Deep in the Cambodian Jungle, a ruined city crumbles among the roots of banyan trees. In this episode, we look at the history of the Khmer Empire of medieval Cambodia, and the ancient mega-city of Angkor. I want to explore how this great civilization rose…
4. The Greenland Vikings - Land of the Midnight Sun
Mar 24 • 82 min
One of the most unlikely tales of a society’s fall in is the incredible saga of the Vikings of Greenland. Find out the history of how these European settlers built a society on the farthest edge of their world, and survived for centuries among some of the…
3. The Mayan Collapse - Ruins Among the Trees
Feb 7 • 69 min
In the tropical forests of Central America, vast stone pyramids slowly crumble beneath the trees. In this episode, we look at one of history’s great romantic mysteries: the fall of the Classic Maya Civilization. Find out how this great civilization grew…
2. The Bronze Age Collapse - Mediterranean Apocalypse
Jan 21 • 64 min
Around the year 1100 BC, a wave of destruction washed over the Eastern Mediterranean. It wiped whole civilizations off the map, and left only ash and ruin in its wake. This catastrophe, known as “the Late Bronze Age Collapse”, has become one of the…
1. Roman Britain - The Work of Giants Crumbled
Jan 19 • 63 min
A vast ruined bath house, a fire-damaged poem and a world teetering on the brink of collapse. In this episode, we look at the history of the collapse of Roman Britain. Find out how a great civilization grew up almost overnight on the island of Britannia,…