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Wondery / Patrick Wyman

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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.

Latest Episodes

The Lost Civilization of Old Europe: The Copper Age and the First Cities

The first farmers of Europe and their descendants persisted for thousands of years. In the Neolithic heartland of eastern Europe, along the Danube River and through the northern Balkan Mountains, they built a unique civilization: Old Europe, with its artificial mounds, gorgeous pottery, and for the first time, the use of metal. The first cities in the world grew out of this long-lived Neolithic just before it disappeared forever. If you'd like to see visuals of the things discussed in today's episode, check out the accompanying post on my Substack, and be sure to subscribe. Support us by supporting our sponsors! The New Yorker - Get 12 weeks of The NewYorker for justSIX dollars, plus a FREE tote bag. Go tonewyorker.com/TIDES! Theragun - Go totheragun.com/TIDES RIGHT NOW and get your Gen 4 Theragun TODAY.

50 min1 d ago
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The Lost Civilization of Old Europe: The Copper Age and the First Cities

Wondery Presents: Dr. Death Season 2

If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret. Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series “Dr Death.” Click to listen to Dr. Death Season 2: wondery.fm/DrDeathS2_Tides

4 min4 d ago
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Wondery Presents: Dr. Death Season 2

Classic Tides | Peasants and the Medieval Countryside

When we think of the medieval world, our minds usually turn to knights, royalty, and clergy. But the backbone of the medieval economic and social order was the humble peasant. In this rebroadcast from 2018, we explore the world and lives of the vast bulk of the people who actually lived in the Middle Ages, and why they matter.

54 min1 w ago
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Classic Tides | Peasants and the Medieval Countryside

Prehistory Mailbag! Archaeology, Language, and the Advantages of Farming

How do we know what we know about the deep past? What languages did people speak in prehistory? And why, if the life of an early farmer seemed to be so miserable, did farmers have so many children? I answer all of these questions and more in our first prehistory mailbag episode. Support us by supporting our sponsors! PlushCare - Make your appointment today. Go toplushcare.com/tides. Great Courses Plus - Start your FREE trial atthegreatcoursesplus.com/tides. Upstart - Hurry toupstart.com/tides to find out HOWLOW your Upstart rate can be. Checking your rate only takes a fewminutes!

63 min2 w ago
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Prehistory Mailbag! Archaeology, Language, and the Advantages of Farming

Megalithic Europe

It didn't take long for the first pioneering farmers of Europe to establish mature and stable societies. The monuments of these societies are still with us today: enormous earthen tombs and standing stones, silent reminders of a lost civilization. If you'd like to see some pictures of the monuments I talk about in today's episode, check out the accompanying post here. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Indeed - Try Indeed out with a FREE $75 DOLLAR CREDIT at indeed.com/TIDES. PlushCare - Make your appointment today. Go toplushcare.com/TIDES.

54 min3 w ago
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Megalithic Europe

The Neolithic Revolution: Europe's First Farmers

Farming came into existence in the Fertile Crescent, but it didn't stay there. By 5000 BC, agriculture had spread east and west, reaching both Central Asia and the Atlantic Ocean. But how did this happen? Did indigenous hunter-gatherers adopt farming, or did the farmers themselves move and bring their way of life with them? If you'd like to see some visuals of the things we talk about in this episode, check out the accompanying post on Substack. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Upstart - Find out just how low your rate can be today at upstart.com/tides. SimpliSafe - When you visit simplisafe.com/tides you get a FREE HD camera. The Great Courses Plus - Get FREE access to their entire library at thegreatcoursesplus.com/tides.

49 minOCT 1
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The Neolithic Revolution: Europe's First Farmers

How Did People Domesticate Animals? An Interview with Professor Greger Larson

The domestication of animals has transformed the way that people eat, clothe themselves, and live over the past 10,000 or so years, but what in the world does "domestication" even mean? How did this happen, and why did people start doing this? I talk with Professor Greger Larson of Oxford University about the genetics of animal domestication and how cutting-edge science is helping us answer these age-old questions. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Upstart - Find out how low your Upstart rate can be today at upstart.com/tides. SimpliSafe - Get FREE HD camera at simplisafe.com/tides. The Great Courses Plus - Go to thegreatcoursesplus.com/tides to access to their entire library for FREE.

62 minSEP 17
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How Did People Domesticate Animals? An Interview with Professor Greger Larson

The First Farmers

The domestication of plants and animals has remade the way that people feed themselves, organize their societies, and interact with the landscapes around them. But for most of the human past, this isn't how people subsisted. When, where, and how did people start farming? And most importantly, why? If you'd like to see some visuals of the things we talk about in this episode, check out the accompanyingpost on Substack. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Plush Care - Start your FREE 30 day trial at plushcare.com/tides. Net Suite - Get your FREE guide and schedule your FREE product tour at netsuite.com/tides. Master Works - Do to masterworks.io and use promo code TIDES to skip the waitlist today.

50 minSEP 10
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The First Farmers

After the Ice: The Younger Dryas, the Mesolithic, and the Birth of a New World

For most of Homo sapiens' time out of Africa, we lived in a world defined by ice. But by around 20,000 years ago, the ice had begun to melt, the glaciers retreating back toward the poles and mountain ranges. This left behind a new world, a whole different series of environments, opportunities, and perils for the people who had made it through the Ice Age. Support us by supporting our sponsors! SimpliSafe - Get FREE shipping and a 60 day risk free trial when you got to simplisafe.com/tides. Great Courses Plus - Visit thegreatcoursesplus.com/tides to access to the entire library for FREE.

50 minSEP 3
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After the Ice: The Younger Dryas, the Mesolithic, and the Birth of a New World

How Should We Understand the Deep Human Past? Interview with Professor John Hawks

Professor John Hawks of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the world's best communicators on the deep human past and paleoanthropology, joins me to talk about archaic humans, genomics, and whether the concept of different human species even makes sense these days. Check out his blog, which is an amazing resource, and follow him on Twitter. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Indeed - Get a free 75 dollar credit to use toward your job posting at indeed.com/tides. Masterworks - Skip the 25,000 person waitlist when you go to masterworks.io and use the promo code TIDES to invest today.

57 minAUG 27
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How Should We Understand the Deep Human Past? Interview with Professor John Hawks

Latest Episodes

The Lost Civilization of Old Europe: The Copper Age and the First Cities

The first farmers of Europe and their descendants persisted for thousands of years. In the Neolithic heartland of eastern Europe, along the Danube River and through the northern Balkan Mountains, they built a unique civilization: Old Europe, with its artificial mounds, gorgeous pottery, and for the first time, the use of metal. The first cities in the world grew out of this long-lived Neolithic just before it disappeared forever. If you'd like to see visuals of the things discussed in today's episode, check out the accompanying post on my Substack, and be sure to subscribe. Support us by supporting our sponsors! The New Yorker - Get 12 weeks of The NewYorker for justSIX dollars, plus a FREE tote bag. Go tonewyorker.com/TIDES! Theragun - Go totheragun.com/TIDES RIGHT NOW and get your Gen 4 Theragun TODAY.

50 min1 d ago
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The Lost Civilization of Old Europe: The Copper Age and the First Cities

Wondery Presents: Dr. Death Season 2

If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret. Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series “Dr Death.” Click to listen to Dr. Death Season 2: wondery.fm/DrDeathS2_Tides

4 min4 d ago
Comments
Wondery Presents: Dr. Death Season 2

Classic Tides | Peasants and the Medieval Countryside

When we think of the medieval world, our minds usually turn to knights, royalty, and clergy. But the backbone of the medieval economic and social order was the humble peasant. In this rebroadcast from 2018, we explore the world and lives of the vast bulk of the people who actually lived in the Middle Ages, and why they matter.

54 min1 w ago
Comments
Classic Tides | Peasants and the Medieval Countryside

Prehistory Mailbag! Archaeology, Language, and the Advantages of Farming

How do we know what we know about the deep past? What languages did people speak in prehistory? And why, if the life of an early farmer seemed to be so miserable, did farmers have so many children? I answer all of these questions and more in our first prehistory mailbag episode. Support us by supporting our sponsors! PlushCare - Make your appointment today. Go toplushcare.com/tides. Great Courses Plus - Start your FREE trial atthegreatcoursesplus.com/tides. Upstart - Hurry toupstart.com/tides to find out HOWLOW your Upstart rate can be. Checking your rate only takes a fewminutes!

63 min2 w ago
Comments
Prehistory Mailbag! Archaeology, Language, and the Advantages of Farming

Megalithic Europe

It didn't take long for the first pioneering farmers of Europe to establish mature and stable societies. The monuments of these societies are still with us today: enormous earthen tombs and standing stones, silent reminders of a lost civilization. If you'd like to see some pictures of the monuments I talk about in today's episode, check out the accompanying post here. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Indeed - Try Indeed out with a FREE $75 DOLLAR CREDIT at indeed.com/TIDES. PlushCare - Make your appointment today. Go toplushcare.com/TIDES.

54 min3 w ago
Comments
Megalithic Europe

The Neolithic Revolution: Europe's First Farmers

Farming came into existence in the Fertile Crescent, but it didn't stay there. By 5000 BC, agriculture had spread east and west, reaching both Central Asia and the Atlantic Ocean. But how did this happen? Did indigenous hunter-gatherers adopt farming, or did the farmers themselves move and bring their way of life with them? If you'd like to see some visuals of the things we talk about in this episode, check out the accompanying post on Substack. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Upstart - Find out just how low your rate can be today at upstart.com/tides. SimpliSafe - When you visit simplisafe.com/tides you get a FREE HD camera. The Great Courses Plus - Get FREE access to their entire library at thegreatcoursesplus.com/tides.

49 minOCT 1
Comments
The Neolithic Revolution: Europe's First Farmers

How Did People Domesticate Animals? An Interview with Professor Greger Larson

The domestication of animals has transformed the way that people eat, clothe themselves, and live over the past 10,000 or so years, but what in the world does "domestication" even mean? How did this happen, and why did people start doing this? I talk with Professor Greger Larson of Oxford University about the genetics of animal domestication and how cutting-edge science is helping us answer these age-old questions. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Upstart - Find out how low your Upstart rate can be today at upstart.com/tides. SimpliSafe - Get FREE HD camera at simplisafe.com/tides. The Great Courses Plus - Go to thegreatcoursesplus.com/tides to access to their entire library for FREE.

62 minSEP 17
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How Did People Domesticate Animals? An Interview with Professor Greger Larson

The First Farmers

The domestication of plants and animals has remade the way that people feed themselves, organize their societies, and interact with the landscapes around them. But for most of the human past, this isn't how people subsisted. When, where, and how did people start farming? And most importantly, why? If you'd like to see some visuals of the things we talk about in this episode, check out the accompanyingpost on Substack. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Plush Care - Start your FREE 30 day trial at plushcare.com/tides. Net Suite - Get your FREE guide and schedule your FREE product tour at netsuite.com/tides. Master Works - Do to masterworks.io and use promo code TIDES to skip the waitlist today.

50 minSEP 10
Comments
The First Farmers

After the Ice: The Younger Dryas, the Mesolithic, and the Birth of a New World

For most of Homo sapiens' time out of Africa, we lived in a world defined by ice. But by around 20,000 years ago, the ice had begun to melt, the glaciers retreating back toward the poles and mountain ranges. This left behind a new world, a whole different series of environments, opportunities, and perils for the people who had made it through the Ice Age. Support us by supporting our sponsors! SimpliSafe - Get FREE shipping and a 60 day risk free trial when you got to simplisafe.com/tides. Great Courses Plus - Visit thegreatcoursesplus.com/tides to access to the entire library for FREE.

50 minSEP 3
Comments
After the Ice: The Younger Dryas, the Mesolithic, and the Birth of a New World

How Should We Understand the Deep Human Past? Interview with Professor John Hawks

Professor John Hawks of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the world's best communicators on the deep human past and paleoanthropology, joins me to talk about archaic humans, genomics, and whether the concept of different human species even makes sense these days. Check out his blog, which is an amazing resource, and follow him on Twitter. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Indeed - Get a free 75 dollar credit to use toward your job posting at indeed.com/tides. Masterworks - Skip the 25,000 person waitlist when you go to masterworks.io and use the promo code TIDES to invest today.

57 minAUG 27
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How Should We Understand the Deep Human Past? Interview with Professor John Hawks

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