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Introducing the A.D. History Podcast

Do you ever wonder about the history you’ve missed? The new A.D. History Podcast explores the last 2000 years of history in a whole new way.

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New York City, NY/London, England UK – Have you ever wondered about all the history you’ve missed? The amazing figures that are seemingly forgotten, incredible events passed over, or what a picture of true world history actually looks like? Or how history played out in the eyes of those who lived it and made it? The A.D. History Podcast explores the last two thousand years of world history, in an innovative new way. Co-hosts Paul K. DiCostanzo and Patrick Foote examine the past two millennia, beginning in 1 AD, progressing forward chronologically ten years every episode until reaching the modern day.

Within each ten-year installment, the A.D. History Podcast aims to share incredibly important, but often overlooked historic events and figures from around the world in a prospective fashion; trying to see history through the eyes and in the world of those who lived it. By identifying these sometimes lesser known, but in no way less significant aspects of history, the A.D. History Podcast seeks to identify the many disparate threads that weave the fuller, richer tapestry of history from around the world.

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What is the A.D. History Podcast?

In partnership with TGNR, Patrick Foote, creator of the popular YouTube Channel Name Explain, and TGNR Managing Editor Paul K. DiCostanzo are launching the new A.D. History Podcast. The show is a monthly, 60 minute, two segment program examining the last 2000 years of world history in detail, decade-by-decade beginning in 1AD.

“With all the amazing history podcasts in production today, none have attempted to explore history in this large a scope of time, while also doing so at this close of range; providing an unprecedented level of detail from that long ago,” said Paul K. DiCostanzo, A.D. History Podcast co-host. “The A.D. History Podcast is a very ambitious undertaking, seeking to uncover the fascinating, but mostly overlooked details of our past which are virtually unknown to a modern audience – despite their importance. Especially doing so with a strong emphasis on historical context, and exploring it through the perspective of the figures who experienced it.” Beyond exploring history in this new fashion, the show seeks to connect to their audience through an incredible avenue enjoying exponential growth. 

A.D. History Podcast: Exploring History Through a Growing Medium

Podcasting is by far one of the most popular platforms for audiences to engage with their content of choice, and the A.D. History Podcast looks to tell it’s story through this dynamic platform. Patrick Foote, a very notable creator of original educational content see’s first hand how people are now seeking new information:

“I feel newer media outlets like podcasts and YouTube are allowing new kinds of content that simply wouldn’t be able to exist before the advent of the world wide web. Take my channel Name Explain, I don’t think it would be able to exist as a 30 minute television show or anything like that. In recent years, ‘Edutainment’ content has seen a huge boom on these platforms, and thanks to it people are learning new things in ways they really never have done before. With A.D. History, we hope to attract more people to not just snippets of history, but to give them a complete understanding of how the world was shaped and changed over the last 2000 plus years. An epic retelling of our own history!”

Messrs. DiCostanzo and Foote see the A.D. History Podcast, and podcasting in general, as an ideal forum for their deep dive into history, and reaching likeminded listeners in their new journey.

Yet it is important to understand who Patrick Foote and Paul DiCostanzo are, and just how they arrived at their new undertaking of this new show.

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About Patrick Foote & Paul K. DiCostanzo

Patrick Foote is a media entrepreneur from the United Kingdom, best known as creator and presenter of the YouTube Channel Name Explain. Name Explain focuses on etymology, presenting the origins of names for people, places, and events throughout history by using original animation, writing and narration produced by Mr. Foote himself. Patrick Foote founded Name Explain in early 2016, and currently has 216k subscribers on YouTube. In 2018, Patrick released his first book, The Origin of Names, Words, and Everything in Between published and released by Mango Publishing.

Paul K. DiCostanzo is Managing Editor for TGNR, serving in that position since April 2015, and resides in the New York City area. In addition to editorial duties, Paul assumes numerous executive functions for TGNR, including – but not limited to – strategic planning and outlet development for TGNR.

Paul is also an emerging historian of the Second World War, publishing extensively on the topic for TGNR, and also having featured as a guest contributor for War History Online. Furthermore, Mr. DiCostanzo authors a reader email submitted Q&A column about the Second World War, WW2 Brain Bucket, answering questions about all aspect of the conflict.  

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Where You Can Find & Listen to the A.D. History Podcast

All A.D. History Podcast episodes can currently be found on TGNR, Apple Podcasts, SpotifyGoogle Play Music, TuneIn, Stitcher, RadioPublic, Pocket Casts, Player FM, Digital Podcast, Podchaser, Castbox, Podbean, Spreaker, SoundCloudDeezer as well as available soon on YouTube. If you have any questions or inquiries about the A.D. History Podcast, you may reach the creators at adhistorypodcast@tgnreview.com.

Write to the A.D. History Podcast at adhistorypodcast@tgnreview.com

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The A.D. History Podcast explores the last two thousand years of world history in an innovative new way. Join hosts Paul K. DiCostanzo and Patrick Foote as they examine the past two millennia, beginning in 1 AD, and progressing forward ten years every episode until they reach the modern day. Within each ten-year installment, Paul and Patrick aim to share incredibly important, but often overlooked fascinating historic events and figures from around the world in prospective fashion; attempting to see history through the eyes and in the world of those who lived it. By identifying these sometimes lesser known - but in no way less significant aspects of history - the A.D. History Podcast endeavors to take these many disparate threads and weave a fuller, richer tapestry of true world history from 1AD to HD.

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