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Tides of History

Tides of History

Wondery / Patrick Wyman

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Everywhere around us are echoes of the past. Those echoes define the boundaries of states and countries, how we pray and how we fight. They determine what money we spend and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. From Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.

Latest Episodes

Introducing Business Wars: Pizza Hut vs. Domino's

Today, pizza powers a $100 billion dollar global industry -- but when the Carney brothers opened the very first Pizza Hut in 1958, it was still practically unheard-of outside major US cities. Since then, the passion for pies has grown like crazy, fueling a competitor named Domino’s and taking these one-time mom and pop joints global. But when their businesses began to rise, they inspired a whole host of competitors to join the market, forcing both companies to innovate at a rapid pace. Listen to the latest season of Business Wars: Pizza Hut vs. Domino's now at wondery.fm/pizza_TOH.

5 min1 w ago
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Introducing Business Wars: Pizza Hut vs. Domino's

How Did People Domesticate Animals? An Interview with Professor Greger Larson

The domestication of animals has transformed the way that people eat, clothe themselves, and live over the past 10,000 or so years, but what in the world does "domestication" even mean? How did this happen, and why did people start doing this? I talk with Professor Greger Larson of Oxford University about the genetics of animal domestication and how cutting-edge science is helping us answer these age-old questions. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Upstart - Find out how low your Upstart rate can be today at upstart.com/tides. SimpliSafe - Get FREE HD camera at simplisafe.com/tides. The Great Courses Plus - Go to thegreatcoursesplus.com/tides to access to their entire library for FREE.

62 min1 w ago
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How Did People Domesticate Animals? An Interview with Professor Greger Larson

The First Farmers

The domestication of plants and animals has remade the way that people feed themselves, organize their societies, and interact with the landscapes around them. But for most of the human past, this isn't how people subsisted. When, where, and how did people start farming? And most importantly, why? Support us by supporting our sponsors! Plush Care - Start your FREE 30 day trial at plushcare.com/tides. Net Suite - Get your FREE guide and schedule your FREE product tour at netsuite.com/tides. Master Works - Do to masterworks.io and use promo code TIDES to skip the waitlist today.

50 min2 w ago
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The First Farmers

After the Ice: The Younger Dryas, the Mesolithic, and the Birth of a New World

For most of Homo sapiens' time out of Africa, we lived in a world defined by ice. But by around 20,000 years ago, the ice had begun to melt, the glaciers retreating back toward the poles and mountain ranges. This left behind a new world, a whole different series of environments, opportunities, and perils for the people who had made it through the Ice Age. Support us by supporting our sponsors! SimpliSafe - Get FREE shipping and a 60 day risk free trial when you got to simplisafe.com/tides. Great Courses Plus - Visit thegreatcoursesplus.com/tides to access to the entire library for FREE.

50 min3 w ago
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After the Ice: The Younger Dryas, the Mesolithic, and the Birth of a New World

How Should We Understand the Deep Human Past? Interview with Professor John Hawks

Professor John Hawks of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the world's best communicators on the deep human past and paleoanthropology, joins me to talk about archaic humans, genomics, and whether the concept of different human species even makes sense these days. Check out his blog, which is an amazing resource, and follow him on Twitter. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Indeed - Get a free 75 dollar credit to use toward your job posting at indeed.com/tides. Masterworks - Skip the 25,000 person waitlist when you go to masterworks.io and use the promo code TIDES to invest today.

57 minAUG 27
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How Should We Understand the Deep Human Past? Interview with Professor John Hawks

New Insights on the First Americans: Interview with Professor Jennifer Raff

Our understanding of the past is constantly in flux, and there's no field where that's clearer than with the early settlement of the Americas. I'm joined by Professor Jennifer Raff of the University of Kansas, an anthropological geneticist, to discuss the game-changing (or not?) recent work pushing back the date of first settlement to 30,000 years ago or more. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Masterworks - Skip the waitlist when you visit masterworks.io and use promo code TIDES. NetSuite - Schedule your free product tour and get your free guide at netsuite.com/tides.

52 minAUG 13
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New Insights on the First Americans: Interview with Professor Jennifer Raff

Who Were the First Americans?

The Americas were the last continents Homo sapiens reached. Why did it take so long for people to enter this vast and promising expanse of land? Who were they, and where had they come from? In today's episode, we explore the latest - just days old! - science of the First Americans, and discover the descendants they've left behind even today. Support us by supporting our sponsors! PlushCare - Start your FREE 30 day trial membership today at plushcare.com/tides. SimpliSafe - Go to simplisafe.com/tides to get FREE shipping and 60 day risk free trial. Indeed - Try indeed.com/tides today for your 75 dollar credit.

51 minAUG 6
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Who Were the First Americans?

Trapped in Ice: The Paleolithic World

Twenty thousand years ago, the world was locked in ice. The glaciers advanced from the poles and mountain ranges, swallowing huge portions of the planet's surface and making the rest colder and drier, a more difficult place to live. Yet people nevertheless thrived, spreading out across the continents and creating some of the most incredible art in human history.

45 minJUL 30
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Trapped in Ice: The Paleolithic World

Ancient DNA and the Human Story: Interview with Geneticist Eske Willerslev

Ancient DNA is the key that's unlocking the deep history of humanity, allowing us to answer questions about our collective past that we never dreamed of addressing even 20 years ago. Eske Willerslev is a pioneer in the field of extracting, sequencing, and analyzing the preserved DNA of people who lived thousands upon thousands of years ago; on top of that, he's a fascinating person with unique perspectives on how to understand the human past. Net Suite - Get your free guide and schedule your product tour now at netsuite.com/tides. Indeed - indeed.com/tides helps you find qualified candidates.

43 minJUL 16
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Ancient DNA and the Human Story: Interview with Geneticist Eske Willerslev

The Ghosts of Archaic Humans

Until very recently,Homo sapiens -our species - was only one of several varieties of humans on this planet. As our ancestors spread outward from Africa in their great migration, they encountered those other species. The results of those encounters left us a genetic legacy that is still with us today. If you'd like to see some visuals of the things in this episode, check out this post on my Substack blog. Support us by supporting our sponsors! SimpliSafe - For FREE shipping and a 60 day money back guarantee visit simplisafe.com/tides.

47 minJUL 9
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The Ghosts of Archaic Humans

Latest Episodes

Introducing Business Wars: Pizza Hut vs. Domino's

Today, pizza powers a $100 billion dollar global industry -- but when the Carney brothers opened the very first Pizza Hut in 1958, it was still practically unheard-of outside major US cities. Since then, the passion for pies has grown like crazy, fueling a competitor named Domino’s and taking these one-time mom and pop joints global. But when their businesses began to rise, they inspired a whole host of competitors to join the market, forcing both companies to innovate at a rapid pace. Listen to the latest season of Business Wars: Pizza Hut vs. Domino's now at wondery.fm/pizza_TOH.

5 min1 w ago
Comments
Introducing Business Wars: Pizza Hut vs. Domino's

How Did People Domesticate Animals? An Interview with Professor Greger Larson

The domestication of animals has transformed the way that people eat, clothe themselves, and live over the past 10,000 or so years, but what in the world does "domestication" even mean? How did this happen, and why did people start doing this? I talk with Professor Greger Larson of Oxford University about the genetics of animal domestication and how cutting-edge science is helping us answer these age-old questions. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Upstart - Find out how low your Upstart rate can be today at upstart.com/tides. SimpliSafe - Get FREE HD camera at simplisafe.com/tides. The Great Courses Plus - Go to thegreatcoursesplus.com/tides to access to their entire library for FREE.

62 min1 w ago
Comments
How Did People Domesticate Animals? An Interview with Professor Greger Larson

The First Farmers

The domestication of plants and animals has remade the way that people feed themselves, organize their societies, and interact with the landscapes around them. But for most of the human past, this isn't how people subsisted. When, where, and how did people start farming? And most importantly, why? Support us by supporting our sponsors! Plush Care - Start your FREE 30 day trial at plushcare.com/tides. Net Suite - Get your FREE guide and schedule your FREE product tour at netsuite.com/tides. Master Works - Do to masterworks.io and use promo code TIDES to skip the waitlist today.

50 min2 w ago
Comments
The First Farmers

After the Ice: The Younger Dryas, the Mesolithic, and the Birth of a New World

For most of Homo sapiens' time out of Africa, we lived in a world defined by ice. But by around 20,000 years ago, the ice had begun to melt, the glaciers retreating back toward the poles and mountain ranges. This left behind a new world, a whole different series of environments, opportunities, and perils for the people who had made it through the Ice Age. Support us by supporting our sponsors! SimpliSafe - Get FREE shipping and a 60 day risk free trial when you got to simplisafe.com/tides. Great Courses Plus - Visit thegreatcoursesplus.com/tides to access to the entire library for FREE.

50 min3 w ago
Comments
After the Ice: The Younger Dryas, the Mesolithic, and the Birth of a New World

How Should We Understand the Deep Human Past? Interview with Professor John Hawks

Professor John Hawks of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the world's best communicators on the deep human past and paleoanthropology, joins me to talk about archaic humans, genomics, and whether the concept of different human species even makes sense these days. Check out his blog, which is an amazing resource, and follow him on Twitter. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Indeed - Get a free 75 dollar credit to use toward your job posting at indeed.com/tides. Masterworks - Skip the 25,000 person waitlist when you go to masterworks.io and use the promo code TIDES to invest today.

57 minAUG 27
Comments
How Should We Understand the Deep Human Past? Interview with Professor John Hawks

New Insights on the First Americans: Interview with Professor Jennifer Raff

Our understanding of the past is constantly in flux, and there's no field where that's clearer than with the early settlement of the Americas. I'm joined by Professor Jennifer Raff of the University of Kansas, an anthropological geneticist, to discuss the game-changing (or not?) recent work pushing back the date of first settlement to 30,000 years ago or more. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Masterworks - Skip the waitlist when you visit masterworks.io and use promo code TIDES. NetSuite - Schedule your free product tour and get your free guide at netsuite.com/tides.

52 minAUG 13
Comments
New Insights on the First Americans: Interview with Professor Jennifer Raff

Who Were the First Americans?

The Americas were the last continents Homo sapiens reached. Why did it take so long for people to enter this vast and promising expanse of land? Who were they, and where had they come from? In today's episode, we explore the latest - just days old! - science of the First Americans, and discover the descendants they've left behind even today. Support us by supporting our sponsors! PlushCare - Start your FREE 30 day trial membership today at plushcare.com/tides. SimpliSafe - Go to simplisafe.com/tides to get FREE shipping and 60 day risk free trial. Indeed - Try indeed.com/tides today for your 75 dollar credit.

51 minAUG 6
Comments
Who Were the First Americans?

Trapped in Ice: The Paleolithic World

Twenty thousand years ago, the world was locked in ice. The glaciers advanced from the poles and mountain ranges, swallowing huge portions of the planet's surface and making the rest colder and drier, a more difficult place to live. Yet people nevertheless thrived, spreading out across the continents and creating some of the most incredible art in human history.

45 minJUL 30
Comments
Trapped in Ice: The Paleolithic World

Ancient DNA and the Human Story: Interview with Geneticist Eske Willerslev

Ancient DNA is the key that's unlocking the deep history of humanity, allowing us to answer questions about our collective past that we never dreamed of addressing even 20 years ago. Eske Willerslev is a pioneer in the field of extracting, sequencing, and analyzing the preserved DNA of people who lived thousands upon thousands of years ago; on top of that, he's a fascinating person with unique perspectives on how to understand the human past. Net Suite - Get your free guide and schedule your product tour now at netsuite.com/tides. Indeed - indeed.com/tides helps you find qualified candidates.

43 minJUL 16
Comments
Ancient DNA and the Human Story: Interview with Geneticist Eske Willerslev

The Ghosts of Archaic Humans

Until very recently,Homo sapiens -our species - was only one of several varieties of humans on this planet. As our ancestors spread outward from Africa in their great migration, they encountered those other species. The results of those encounters left us a genetic legacy that is still with us today. If you'd like to see some visuals of the things in this episode, check out this post on my Substack blog. Support us by supporting our sponsors! SimpliSafe - For FREE shipping and a 60 day money back guarantee visit simplisafe.com/tides.

47 minJUL 9
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The Ghosts of Archaic Humans

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