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The History of the Barbarians's Podcast
History podcast about the ancient barbarian hordes.
Apr 13, 2020
Attilla Cometh-Episode 31
A series of events leads to the Huns deciding to make a full hearted effort to invade the Western Roman Empire. The famous Hunnic leaders Bleda and Attila come to power. Only one will make it to the invasion of the Western Empire. These events will lead our Visigoths into difficult decisions.
Mar 15, 2020
Theoderid Rises-Episode 30
The Visigoths have a new leader, Theoderid or Theoderic I. Vandals, Bretons, and of course Romans' actions will have an impact on our barbarians and their new kingdom in Toulouse.
Feb 16, 2020
Kingdom Come-Episode 29
Athualf is dead but a new king will lead the Visigoths to a place they have never been before...their own kingdom. The Goths establish a kingdom within the boundaries of the Roman Empire based in Toulouse.
Jan 27, 2020
A New Beginning-Episode 28
The Visigoths look to a new leader after the death of Alaric. Rome, as always, will play a large role in the new strategy developed by our Barbarians to try to find lasting peace and security.
Jan 20, 2020
After Rome-Episode 27
The Visigoths must develop a new long term plan after the Sack of Rome. Those plans will be folied by bad weather and the death of Alaric.
Dec 26, 2019
Sack of Rome- Episode 26
The Visigoths continue their quest for a place in Roman military and society. This time they use the Eternal City of Rome as their primary negotiating piece with the Emperor. Eventually the strategy will fall apart which will lead to the famous Visigothic Sack of Rome in 410 C.E.
Nov 30, 2019
Invasion of Italy part three- Episode 25
History of the Barbarians podcast is back! Stilicho and his Romans face multiple threats which include Goths. Alaric and his Visigoths will end up invading and laying siege to Rome.
May 31, 2019
Invasion of Italy part two-Episode 24
A new group of Goths invade Italy providing more problems for Stilicho and the Romans. The Reik Radagaisus and his Gothic contingent will meet their demise in the crucial year of 406. The events of this year will spur the eventual sack of Rome in 410 under Alaric.
Apr 1, 2019
Invasion of Italy part one- Episode 23
Alaric and the Visigoths take advantage of a distracted Stilicho and Western Empire to invade Italy. The Goths will meet the Romans in battle and force the Romans to move their capital city to Ravenna.
Mar 19, 2019
The Birth of the Visigoths-Episode 22
We follow Alaric's rise to King of the Visigoths, his 2nd rebellion against Rome, his 2nd and 3rd escape from death at the hands of Rome, and their subsequent treaty. We also take a look at the actions of a couple of interesting Barbarians involved in our timeline named Gainas, Eudoxia, Frivatta and Tribigild.
Feb 15, 2019
A Gothic Tragedy-Episode 21
The Goths suffer through a series of traumatic events, from the Battle of Frigidus to the first plundering expedition of the Huns in the winter of 394-395 C.E. These will culminate in the birth of the people we call the Visigoths.
Jan 27, 2019
Settling In-Episode 20
The Goths settle into their new role as foederati within Rome. We get an update on Goths throughout the empire and introduce two famous barbarians.
Jan 6, 2019
Gothic War-Episode 19
The later half of the Gothic War 379-382 C.E. includes new emperors, intrigue, political posturing, military stalemate, and a whole lot of plundering and looting by the Goths.
Dec 19, 2018
The Battle of Adrianople Part 4: The Aftermath-Episode 18
The aftermath of the Battle of Adrianople. Included in this week's episode are the movements of both the Gothic and Romans after the death of Valens.
Dec 2, 2018
The Battle of Adrianople Part 3 The Battle-Episode 17
Fritigern and his Goths meet the Emperor of Rome in a battle that will be remembered by history.
Nov 18, 2018
Battle of Adrianople part 2-Episode 16
A look at the last decisions that push the Goths and the Romans into the epic Battle of Adrianople in 378 C.E.
Nov 8, 2018
Battle of Adrianople part 1-Episode 15
We look at the make up of the Gothic and Roman armies prior to the Battle of Adrianople.
Oct 23, 2018
Impending Doom-Episode 14
A look at the final maneuverings and key players of the lead up to the Battle of Adrianople. Included is Fritigern's rebellion, Rome's emperors Gratien and Valens, and Greuthungi leaders Aletheus and Saphrax.
Oct 7, 2018
Mi Casa Es Su Casa-Episode 13
The Goths have finally reached their goal of entering into the Roman Empire seeking safety from the Huns and the chaos of the Pontic Steppe. The Romans show the asylum seekers some questionable hospitality.
Sep 23, 2018
Here come the Huns-Episode 12
The world of the Goths is turned upside down by the invading Huns in 375 C.E.
Sep 9, 2018
Gothic Meddling-Episode 11
The Goths back a usurper to the Roman throne and the Roman Emperor does not appreciate the effort.
Aug 26, 2018
Little Wolf-Episode 10
Ulfilas' achievements including the conversion of a Tervingi Goth minority leads to conflict at home and exile in the Roman Empire for many in the 4th century.
Jul 27, 2018
As the Tervingi Turn-Episode 9
A look into what the Tervini were doing during the peace of the mid 4th century. We also look at how a Goth would dress, trade and operate economically.
Jul 19, 2018
Constantine's Sword-Episode 8
We take a look at the Goth's interactions with the military might of Constantine the Great from the early 320's to 332 CE.
Jul 12, 2018
Spring Time for the Goths-Episode 7
The Goths will consolidate power and grow in strength in the areas north of the Danube and the Black Sea. It is during this time that they will settle into two major groups named Tervingi (western Goths) and Greuthungi (eastern Goths). This episode will look into the power and social structures of the Goths in the early 300s C.E.
Jul 5, 2018
Crisis of the Third Century part three-Episode 6
Conclusion of the Goth activities in the Crisis of the Third Century.
Jun 28, 2018
A literary connection to the Goths-Episode 5
A discsussion with a Gothic horror novelist and teacher, Cain Macbeth, about the nature of horror stories and the connection to the people called the Goths.
Jun 21, 2018
Crisis of the Third Century part two-Episode 4
A look at Gothic raids and adventures in the 250s and 260s CE.
Jun 13, 2018
Crisis of the Third Century part one Episode 3
A look at the Goths' interaction with the Romans during the Crisis of the Third Century.
Jun 7, 2018
Life at the the Black Sea-Episode 2
We study the Goths life at the Black Sea and early interactions with Rome.
Jun 5, 2018
Gothic Origins-Episode 1
We delve into the origins of the barbarian people known as the Goths.
May 26, 2018
Introductory episode of the new history podcast about Barbarians. Hosted by Josh Hirschman