Western Civ

A fast-moving history of the western world from the ancient world to the present day. Examine how the emergence of the western world as a global dominant power was not something that should ever have been taken for granted. This podcast traces the development of western civilization starting in the ancient Near East, through Greece and Rome, past the collapse of the Western Roman Empire into the Dark Ages, and then follows European and, ultimately, American history as the western world moved into a dominant world position.


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episode 129: The End of the Plantagenets

All good things must come to an end. In this episode, we are back in late Medieval England as the two-hundred-year reign of the Plantagenets finally comes crashing down. Henry Bolingbroke sizes the throne from Richard II and the House of Lancaster...



episode 128: Black 1376

After Poitiers, Edward III, and his son, the Black Prince were flying high. They had the French King, John II, in captivity, and France was in turmoil. But, the fortunes of the Hundred Years War are fickle. This time, we follow Charles V, the new...



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 2020-06-07  6m

episode 127: The Black Prince

In this episode, we pick up the Hundred Years War where we left off after the English victory at Crecy. Now, Edward III and his son, Edward the Black Prince, press the English forces once more into France, resulting in the English victory at...


 2020-06-05  30m

The Black Death and the Rise of Modern Medicine

In this bonus episode, we take a quick look at how the Black Death altered medieval European medical practices, including changes in medical education, practice, hospitals, and the development of the public health system. 


 2020-05-22  15m

Announcement and Free Preview

Three quick announcements: A new website coming! Call for Educational Experiences Related to the Hundred Years War


 2020-05-17  11m

Black Death Recap

In this episode, I provide a complete recap of the Black Plague story arc from beginning to end in a highly condensed format. This episode covers the scientific nature of Yersinia Pestis, the spread of the Black Death through Europe in the mid...


 2020-05-15  17m

episode 126: The Long Shadow

The Impact of the Black Death


 2020-05-08  53m

Medieval Leisure and Sport

In this bonus episode we look at games, sports and tournaments in the Middle Ages.  Check my newest historical fiction novel on Alexander the Great:  


 2020-05-01  18m

episode 125: The Flagellants

In this episode we finish our historical story arc for the Black Death. Last time, we watched as the first cycle of plague died out on the Russian Steppe. But, this time we cover the Flagellants - one of the most memorable groups to come out of the...


 2020-04-24  26m