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Meet the Huns: History’s Perfect Enigma | 351AD-360AD

The Huns, despite their incredible impact on history, are still a mystery. Where they originated or how they lived are largely lost to time.



The European Huns are one of the most important and enigmatic powers from history. The same Huns from which the famed Attila originated, and the same Huns who would prove so pivotal to the end of the Western Roman Empire.

Despite the Huns incredible importance, so little – even today – is known about them. We seek to shed further light on those who famously emerged from the Eurasian steppes. Are they – at least partially – the ancestoral relatives of the Xiongnu? What conclusions has modern genetics research uncovered in this search? The Huns leave a littany of unanswered questions for historians.     

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Why Was Constantine So Great? | 331AD-340AD

We also wrap the story for the demise of Constantine the Great’s direct family legacy and progeny. Namely the struggle lead by Constantius II, the second child that Constantine had with his second wife. Constantius II for all intents and purposes, was his late father’s son – bar none. Yet his story ends in a rather surprising and anti-climactic fashion. We learn more.

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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.