🗿 Episode 6 of Fall of Civilizations is now live! 🗿

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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 up in complete isolation, severed from the rest of the world by a vast expanse of ocean. Discover the incredible story of how it survived for so many centuries, and examine the evidence about what happened to finally bring this society, and its statues, crashing down.

This episode, we’re joined by children from the Toki School of Music and Arts on Easter Island, who were kind enough to record some traditional ancestral chants especially for the podcast.

You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @Fall_of_Civ_Pod, and listen to the new episode here:

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Episode 5 of Fall of Civilizations is now Live!

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In this episode, we look at the Khmer Empire of medieval Cambodia, and the ancient mega-city of Angkor. I want to explore how this great civilization rose to a size and wealth virtually unprecedented in the world, how it overcame the challenges of its climate and landscape, and all the factors that led to its final, dramatic collapse.

You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @Fall_of_Civ_Pod, and listen to the episodes here:

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Episode 4 of Fall of Civilizations is now live!

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One of the most unlikely tales of a society’s fall is the incredible saga of the Vikings of Greenland. Find out how these European settlers built a society on the farthest edge of their world, and survived for centuries among some of the harshest conditions ever faced by man. Discover how this civilization was able to overcome the odds for so long, and examine the evidence about what happened to cause its final and mysterious collapse. Including Viking poetry, Inuit folktales and thousands upon thousands of walrus.

You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @Fall_of_Civ_Pod, and listen to the episodes here:

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Episode 2 is now live!

Episode 2 of the Fall of Civilizations Podcast is now live!

Sometime 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 enduring puzzles of archaeology. I want to explore how so many societies could collapse all at once, and seemingly without warning, as well as examine the lessons it might teach us in our increasingly globalised and interconnected world.

Coming soon to Spotify, Stitcher and iTunes.

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Episode one of Fall of Civilizations is now live!

Episode 1 of the Fall of Civilizations Podcast is now live!

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 collapse of Roman Britain. Find out how a great civilization grew up almost overnight on the island of Britannia, how it endured the test of centuries against barbarian invasions and foolish rulers, and what happened after its final dramatic collapse.

Coming soon to iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify.

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