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Ha, I specifically remember this as one of my favorite episodes from the History of Rome Podcast[0] by Michael Duncan (#98 in linked list[1]).

Of some relevance is his new book that just came out, The Storm Before the Storm[2], which details the events that preceded the rise of Julius Caesar and paved the way for him to overthrow the republic.

[0] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_History_of_Rome_(podcast)

[1] https://www.reddit.com/r/ancientrome/comments/32lono/every_e...

[2] https://www.amazon.com/Storm-Before-Beginning-Roman-Republic...

After two years of getting through the back catalog I'm almost done with The History of Rome. I highly, highly recommend to it anyone who likes history or Rome or just a good story.

Oh man, I'm excited for you, I cried when I got to the end of THoR... you gonna continue with The History of Byzantium or Revolutions Podcast?

I find Robin Pierson to be pretty good (THoB), but I find I can't stop listening to Duncan... I'll buy the audio book for Storm Before the Storms just to keep listening.

Oh boy, I had heard of Revolutions but not that he did the history of Byzantium. Looks like I'm sticking with Romans, thanks for the heads up :D

Ah well, Mike doesn't do Byzantium, he started Revolutions instead... Robin Pierson was a podcaster who liked THoR so much that he decided to pickup where Mike left off.

I'm 60ish episodes in and it's pretty good, but not quite the same... Revolutions is pretty much the sameish format with Mike, but different kind of history.

I got you now. I'll definitely check it out anyway, thanks for the recommendation.

Careful; even Mike has cautioned against that comparison (in, I think his second Q&A episode).

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