I’ve been listening to Fall of Civilizations Pod since the beginning, and I knew by the second episode on the Bronze Age Collapse that this show was truly a hidden gem. Not only is the production quality, narrative structure, and mixing great, the overarching trend/theme of the podcast stays on point in a way that many other podcasts struggle with. In other words, you can trace the implicit and underlying continuity that runs throughout all the episodes, despite their vast differences in time and place. This is one, among many reasons, that I am very excited for Paul’s eponymous book, which is set to release in Summer 2024. Without a doubt, the greatest virtue of this podcast is its ability to present these stories of decline and fall as stories, and whether for those who prefer to hear stories or those who prefer to read them, this podcast is truly gold!