The Music perfectly captures the essence of the podcast. I
Kferg85! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/26/23
I love this podcast. Thanks Paul, keep ‘em coming
SaturnOnIce via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/22/23
Fills a gap in the history podcast market so we’ll that it’s a wonder it hasn’t been filled already. If you like Hardcore History or Dan Snow, you should like this well thought through podcast too.
DavidCecil via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/21/23
There’s simply no better history podcast out there. Yes, the episodes take long to come out but they are WELL worth the wait. Paul does a great job of humanizing people from hundreds of years ago.
Flex Drexler via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/23
Kept me absorbed with new information and the oddly engaging monotone narration. Wish there were more.
Rita Eisenhower via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/23
Well researched and grounded, thorough, engrossing and absolutely captivatin’! 10/10!
Abu Lys al-Dallasi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/07/23
I look forward to every minute of this wonderful podcast.
Scribble89 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/07/23
Amazing podcast and so well told. I’m hoping to hear more about peculiar civilisations or civilisations that we don’t hear much about…
tomvaraganar via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/06/23
Well done weaving of facts into dramatic retelling, and excellent narration/voice
The Revyou via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/23
I love the details and production. Answers so many questions I’ve always had too. Highly recommend!
thalliumlead via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/23
Paul Cooper is just brilliant. I’m guessing his experience of teaching abroad helps him make his narration perfectly accessible for native and non-native audiences, alike. Then there’s the content, which is at once detailed, yet just as accessible as the language is is presented in. Five stars...Read full review »
Eco Educator via Apple Podcasts · United Arab Emirates · 02/16/23
…the LiuBang part sounds wrong. 刘邦 不是陈胜吴广啊。。。。。。。。。。。高祖啥时候造反了
userkiwifruit via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/11/23
Best history’s through stories and contemporary sources. Captivating throughout each episode with no lagging or lull. You will learn so much without effort and with enjoyment. If history was taught like this to kids they might learn more and broaden their understanding of the world we live in...Read full review »
HammerDick138 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/03/23
Fascinating, clearly impeccably researched history told in a simple, accessible way. Bravo and thank you!
Jakdec22 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/30/23
What an absolute gem.
fear nix via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/30/23
Love this! But would like more episodes
Drangon Gerll via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/29/23
I really like this show for its production quality and pace but have recently noticed some inaccuracies that are easy enough to resolve with a basic fact check. Just from the Byzantine empire episode: 1. The kingdom of pergamum was gifted to Rome by its last king, not conquered 2. Constantine...Read full review »
zkchr aichtna via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/26/23
Absolute gem. Fantastic story telling of epic scale. Long programs but never dull - one of the best.
droma0 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/20/23
Detailed comprehensive fascinating narration of various civilisations fall leaving intriguing ruins. Very well done. I am working my way through the episodes and am finding each one captivating and informative.
TigerPounce * via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/09/23
Far and away the BEST ancient history podcast. The production value is so high, from the additional voices and immersive sound effects to having native speakers read the source texts in their original languages, this show really has no peer. I re-listen to episodes over and over and get...Read full review »
VermillionCorazon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/23
Keep it coming.
Ronlang via Apple Podcasts · Israel · 01/05/23
I don’t usually podcast, but I found this on YouTube when I was thirty for ancient history, and I will even replay episodes. Good stuff.
Ariameg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/01/23
Fantastic podcast, incredibly well researched and wonderful use of original material and voice actors.
jbahadur via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/01/23
Paul Cooper does an astounding job of bringing the past to life. I This is many times better than any other history podcast I’ve found. Highly recommended.
albany mom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/30/22
This is an amazing podcast. Paul Cooper brings history to life exploring past great civilizations. He really does explore how it must have felt like living in those times. Rome, London, and Constantinople all at one time abandoned. And as 2022 comes to a close everyone must realize climate...Read full review »
Zontear via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/25/22
I must of listened to the history of Istanbul about five times now. It never looses its magic
John W1959 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/25/22
This is made with such a care and dedication, and there is so much information told with clarity and detail, the pace is perfect, the ancient texts read by professionals in the original tongues, just amazing!
zbruxo via Apple Podcasts · Brazil · 12/19/22
Highly recommend. Riveting and yet great to fall asleep to.
BestRegards69420 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/17/22
Even if you are not a fan of history, this series makes it so interesting, you just can‘t stop listening. 100/10
realvali via Apple Podcasts · Austria · 12/14/22
I listened to The Sumerian, Assyrian, Akkadian episodes and became enchanted. Really interesting information. Beer was the beverage of choice. I shared with with a Beer Master. I asked him why did some civilizations make beer and other wine. He said it had more to do with the environment the...Read full review »
Donthun via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/22
Just an amazing podcasts. Very informative and also very entertaining! Love the voice actors especially when they talk in the native tongue of the civilization.
mattismatt via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/02/22
I am a history buff and I have found the right podcast for me , this is really amazingly narrated and researched podcast .
Spandyie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/22
Sweeping yet incisive. Intoxicating. I can’t get enough of Paul’s story-telling cadence and approach to human history. I especially love the interludes about geological time, source material check-ins and humane details. Did I mention NO COMMERCIALS!? I’ve laughed, ugly cried (Easter Island &...Read full review »
karljanesulli via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/22
Incredibly detailed and insightful. Thanks for all your hard work
Mark Cinders via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/16/22
Sealexa via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 11/08/22
If you’re looking for an amazingly narrated but unbiased podcast that goes out of its way to deliver information about the rise and downfall of the great civilizations and their culture, the remnants they’ve left and the stories available to us, you have to listen to the Fall of Civilizations...Read full review »
d4riu5 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 11/06/22
One of the most beautifully written podcasts I have ever listened to. The amount of effort, care and love that goes into it is immediate obvious. Must listen for everyone interested in history.
tony flavor via Apple Podcasts · Belgium · 11/03/22
This is an excellently researched podcast which gives us insights into how and why civilisations have fallen in the past, and why ours might be headed the same way. I'm preparing for our possible collapse by researching plants which have been used as anaesthetics by previous civilisations...Read full review »
Toxic Plants Blog via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/03/22
Paul has done a masterful job of providing great information in an interesting and engaging manner. I really enjoy this series and look forward to listening to more episodes. It has inspired me to look into individual subjects in more depth. Thank you.
GraemeWR via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/02/22
Paul Cooper is a master storyteller. This podcast is my favorite go to for when I’m playing Farming Simulator on the console. It’s a game where you don’t need to concentrate too much so you have time to make your thoughts wander off. The way mr Cooper takes your mind out of todays world and...Read full review »
yoeriobbens via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 10/28/22
Listened to the Episode on the Mayan Civilisation. I gained an understanding of of a subject I have wondered about. Really impressed by the presentation and explanation. Will listen to all the episodes and support on Patreon. Well done Paul. Impressive.
Grcophile via Apple Podcasts · Mozambique · 10/27/22
I have come late to this series and only encountered it through a reference in another podcast (cannot remember which one). Cannot praise too much. Each episode is so well researched and the presentation is great. What is so fascinating is that the reasons for an empire's rise and fall are so...Read full review »
crobmc via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/26/22
This podcast is so good. The quality and content of this podcast is crazy good. Thank you for making this!
skitzo42 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/21/22
This podcast is wonderful. Subject matter with current sources, great delivery and production make for fascinating listening. I work in archaeology and enjoy many downloaded episodes around my campfire in the evenings while on the job. My gratitude to Paul Cooper and friends for producing a...Read full review »
AlabamaFriend via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/19/22
This has grown to become one of my favorite historical podcasts. Well researched & extremely academically rigorous, host Paul Cooper also has a fine ear for poetry & prosaic flourish, and also sound design, making the experience of listening truly captivating. Potentially confusing or...Read full review »
Iskander deBerard via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/11/22
This is such a good podcast! Can’t say enough good things about it to be honest.
ffghjiig via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/11/22
I’ve listened to every episode more than once. The Nabatean episode is my favorite. I look forward to every new episode. . In depth information that’s presented in a way that triggers the imagination.
Phil_Goodrich_art via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/06/22
One of my favorite subjects—thank you for your research.
chosndaughtr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/06/22
I listen to a lot of history podcasts but this is my favourite , not only full of details but also very atmospheric. I’ve listened to all episodes multiple times on podcast and watched them all again and again on YouTube which gives it another level . Definitely one of the best channels you’ll find.
Nard1810 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/05/22
Actually it‘s more of a 20 Star (or more) Podcast. You can just hear and feel the work that goes into it. So much passion, research and work. I am so utterly in love with the stories that get woven and the way history gets explained and shown to you in this podcast. I haven’t come across another...Read full review »
Miley_Fan ♥ via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 10/05/22
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