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simplehobbitreviews via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/11/24
Hello. I just finished the episode “The Isaurian Emperor” and absolutely am loving this podcast so far. A few years ago I listened to the entire History of Rome podcast by Mike Duncan and am thrilled that someone decided to make a successor podcast about the Byzantine Empire. Robin Pierson is a...Read full review »
Darius Angel via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/05/24
Robin is an excellent speaker with a heart-warming voice. The research is very comprehensive and the continuity of the narrative so smooth. The interleaved interviews are well chosen and expand on the topic from different views. Thank you Robin for the consistency over time and for the knowledge...Read full review »
Fanny Mendelssohn via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/23/24
I have never heard a history podcast so polished and focused from the get-go like this one. The host is an experienced podcaster and it shows. A worthy successor to HOR
The Real Zen Boy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/19/24
Have listened on and off for years. Revisisted and jumped around many of my favorite episodes prior to my first visit to Constantinople last fall. A fresh immersion prior to my trip made the visit immensely enjoyable. Such a fascinating history that doesn’t enjoy the same popularity as classical...Read full review »
Tyler Durden Durden via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/16/24
Brilliantly done podcast fast but not too fast
Felsina via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/14/24
Started off very much in the light of the History of Rome, with a consistent narrative. The end of the century and question episodes were nice, but now the narrative has been slowed to a halt. I would recommend listening until the death of Basil II and then reading/finding other material for...Read full review »
huerta8 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/24
Great follow-up to the inimitable History of Rome. Best listened to in binge form.
War Eagle Beagle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/20/24
Robin is a gifted story teller. The pace is perfect.
Marcus Antonius Abarcaii via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/24
This is a great podcast. I was looking for something after binging Mike Duncan’s Hostory of Rome and I was not disappointed with this podcast.
NatePope via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/28/24
Thanks for taking the time to do all the research and putting this together in an understandable format for us history nerds
Dannyboy2211 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 03/28/24
After i recently finished revolutions, and the history of rome; i got scared, but luckily just beside them in my feed was a fantastic 250 episode podcast. I can never thank you enough Robin!
The Aurelian Enjoyer via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 03/13/24
This is every bit as high quality as the History of Rome Podcast, unfortunately I cant Listen or recommend this anymore because I get my ears blown out with these ridiculous commercials. I’ll just keep listening to the History of Rome until this gets fixed
*ARKAD* via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/07/24
This podcast was once one of my favourites. Robin constantly posted new episodes about Byzantium and they were all on topic and kept in a good organised way. Now a new episode about the story of Byzantium comes out at about 3 months apart. They are disorganised off topic and slowly come out....Read full review »
History Loving Kid via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/24
Great show keep up the good work I hope you make other podcasts! This is a great podcast worthy of Justinian! You should continue after the fall of Constantinople with a different podcasts on the history of the ottomans and take this into the modern era!
good great best ever via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/29/24
A worthy successor to the no less epic History of Rome series with the added bonus of covering a less well known period and subject.
mabowsky via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/20/24
Fascinating and well researched - absolutely worth listening to if you have even a passing interest in Byzantine or early Medieval history.
Db201543 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/12/24
I listened to some some of the early podcast episodes with interest but unfortunately the host turned political. He made some announcements on the podcast (in between Episodes 249 and 250) that catered specifically to the special interests and political narratives that are being forced on...Read full review »
Egdbert via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/24
A great historical podcast for the Byzantine empire. Very entertaining and illuminating.
Gabi129123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/29/23
I started late listening to this podcast, so I’m just now getting to the Istanbul trip. I have always been interested in the Roman Empire but had not previously thought much about the delving deeply into the eastern empire. It’s been a very interesting, and the podcaster does a fantastic job!
Spunkybart via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/17/23
Please bring on an expert Catholic Theologian if you are going to have this dialogue. Your credibility is damaged by this episode.
Confirmandi Paul via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/13/23
Currently on episode 101 and have taken a pause to go back and fill In my knowledge with the history of Rome, but this has to be one of the best historical podcast out there the detail and effort that goes into each episode really shows, this is a must listen for any body even slightly interested...Read full review »
HistoryHD via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/02/23
This guest is using the word ‘right?’ way too often & over explaining the simplest concepts as if they are profound & new …it would be interesting if points were made more efficiently, rather than labouring the point
iveethetop via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/01/23
I thoroughly enjoy this detailed narrative of a world that gets rather little attention in Western history, but not deservedly so. The storytelling is detailed, authoritative ,compelling and entertaining.
Christoph Hanck via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 10/18/23
Climate change is responsible for everything that has ever happened 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂👍👍👍👍👍😂👍
L C J 2000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/26/23
I just discovered this podcast and I’m really enjoying it so far. I’m a bit of a nerd, although I think that is a given considering the topic at hand. I’m only on episode nine but I’m impressed so far. Bravo! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
hollywoodclo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/26/23
Was good in the 2020-22 period But the more these episodes go on, the more they seem to be filler episodes and/or political charged.
chulo0o12 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/25/23
So enjoying learning about this fascinating, but relatively unknown era of history!
CCR 'Ezy Listening via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/20/23
Does nothing but promoting others books now. Started strong, finishing extremely weak. Disappointed.
JoeyFreshwater82 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/08/23
A perfect follow-up to The History of Rome, I’m so glad this exists!
Martin Thomas-Couture via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/27/23
What happen to the narrative. We have been stuck at the same spot forever.
DJ Arbor via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/23
I can’t recommend this podcast enough, especially if you have an interest in Roman or Medieval history. Extremely informative and just as entertaining. I’m always excited when I see that a new episode has dropped.
dukenimrod via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/23/23
Best podcast bro!
очень обозленный клиент via Apple Podcasts · Russia · 08/23/23
Quality is slipping while push for revenue is getting more aggressive. Not a good combo. The narrative has been supplanted by mediocre interviews. The narrative flow is fragmented & it’s release unpredictable.
pedrobmalo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/19/23
The history of Byzantium serves as a worthy successor to Mike Duncan’s history of Rome podcast. Robin simultaneously keeps the narrative from THoR going as strong as ever as well as adding his own twist with the end of the century episodes. I recommend this podcast to anyone who has ever been...Read full review »
E. Florack via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/18/23
I like how Robin goes through the material in depth and focuses on a narrative history of Byzantium focused on the state and major figures in it. He is also unbiased and brings scholars perspectives on particular topics to help explain a concept or question to the audience. Highly recommend!
guyguyperson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/16/23
Well made podcast. Great concept with narrative and other. New insights and perspectives. A must.
Marco85241 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 08/06/23
Really interesting show and Robin is a fantastic presenter. One of the most engaging podcasts I have listened to!
Davos94 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/03/23
I absolutely love the way Robin brings in expert guests to elucidate specific topics. My personal library can’t keep up with all the amazing books, authors, and recent research there is. THAT’s where this Podcast shines!! Excellent job RP!
BritonW77 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/03/23
A really marvellous show, brings to life an area of history I have never encountered before, I would like to know more about Byzantine philosophy and how the land tax worked but that is just nitpicking. I would give it six stars if I could.
Julian the last via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/26/23
A balanced, well researched and well presented podcast.
Lafeyette life via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/06/23
A close run thing between this, history of England and history of China, but Byzantium wins out!
Jwells89Havrehill via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/18/23
… and stayed for the riots, plagues, palace intrigues and religious slapfights!
Stachybotrys_chartarum via Apple Podcasts · Austria · 06/13/23
Excellent, well-research narrative with the big stories, the everyday uglies, the ideologies, and the conflicting sources all getting their fair share of coverage. Conscisely and neatly presented, too. If you're wondering about this period, give it shot. Amazingly, it gets even better with...Read full review »
Zenonplazmos via Apple Podcasts · Czech Republic · 06/11/23
Captivating! Great presentation of a daunting history, and it helps me get through my monotonous days of work.
Dyydcgs via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/01/23
Easy listening, a measured take, seems well researched!
Nael Simmerhorn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/23
A fantastic follow up podcast to The History of Rome podcast. I never particularly cared for eastern Roman history before, but now I can’t get enough. I look forward to listening to a few episodes of this podcast every day.
Martin Jameson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/02/23
Great historical podcast, makes you think about things!
juju-in-lisboa via Apple Podcasts · Portugal · 04/30/23
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