Episode 2 – Two Steps Back

Emperor Leo I (from the Louvre)

Emperor Leo I (from the Louvre)

We journey back to 457 to introduce the Emperor Leo.

I don’t cover his reign in full but there are important details about life in the East which “The History of Rome” didn’t cover.

Period: 457-477

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20 thoughts on “Episode 2 – Two Steps Back

  1. Josh

    I really enjoyed this. Thanks.

  2. Greg Webb

    Robin, you are off to a great start! Please keep up the good work.

  3. Thank you guys so much

  4. Really glad somebody decided to take up the baton. All the best of luck with the project!

  5. Raphael Lassauze

    Hello Robin!!! My name is Raphael, and I’m only 13!!! Your podcast is just as good as mike’s! Hope to stay in touch, good luck, oh ulyah, and I’d jut like to say that I am currently writing a book on the roman empire in a 10 volume series starting with, yes, Julius Ceasaer, which I hope to release in 2014. Bye!!

    • It’s impressive for anyone to be working on a bookmofmany sort. For a 13 year old to tackle a project of that size is very impressive. Best of luck to you.

  6. Thank you so much. I think it will be a long time before I get near Mike’s quality. Maybe Raphael will get there before me! Very impressive to start so young.

  7. John

    I have enjoyed these podcasts and I thank you for doing them. Mike said that if he did any more podcasts it would be on a completely different topic in history, so I am glad you picked up the story of the Eastern Roman Empire and the Orthodox Church.

  8. As a fellow London podcaster (I do the History of Philosophy podcast) and fan of THoR I just wanted to add my voice to the chorus of approval. Your experience in podcasts is evident from the excellent sound quality and delivery; I’m looking forward to future episodes.

  9. Patrick

    Hey, great job with the podcast it has wit to it and I would like to hear more of your work so I would find it great if you kept going and really did the whole story

  10. Dan

    I have just stumbled across THoB in the last couple of days. As a History of Rome-aniac I was delighted, and a little bit apprehensive, that someone had decided to pick up the mantle and continue. After listening to episode two, I am now just delighted.

    When Eoin Colfer tried to channel Douglas Adams it hit a wrong note for me. On the other hand, your conscious effort to start with Mike’s style and format is precisely what is needed for a project like this. All of those would be for nought if it was style of substance, but from what I have heard so far you have an affinity for the subject matter and have researched well.

    I wish you all the best, and hope that we can make it through to one big cannon having a conversation with the Theodosian walls.

  11. Thanks so much for the thoughtful comments. I’m glad the approach is working for you. The absolute hardest thing about Mike’s style to replicate is being funny 🙂 He really is a genius at that…

  12. Sandy

    You have big boots to fill, I wish you the best of luck. It has started well, even Mike stumbled after the first 12 or episodes.
    Sound quality and production are excellent.

  13. eric

    My Droid phone is my only internet. Is their no other way then itunes to listen . Just finished Thor and I must go on … any help plz

  14. Eric – have you tried the “Stitcher” app. It should play on your phone and gives you access to many podcasts including this one.

  15. The Libertarian Buddhist

    I just discovered your blog today. This is great stuff! Keep up the good work. PS You should post the titles of the books you are using as sources.

  16. Hi, just click on ‘Bibliography’ at the top right of the page.

  17. The Libertarian Buddhist

    Wow I had totally missed that! Thanks. And keep up the good work the podcast is brilliant.

  18. martin

    Very impressed with your podcast. It is a worthy successor to the History of Rome podcast. Thank you very much.

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