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About the A.D. History Podcast

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. Learn more about the A.D. History Podcast below.

About 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.

Patrick Foote

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Patrick Foote, Co-Host A.D. History Podcast

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

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Paul K. DiCostanzo, Co-Host A.D. History Podcast

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.

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.

How can you contact the A.D. History Podcast?

Reach the show directly by sending an email to

You can also email the creators individually by emailing:

Write to Paul K. DiCostanzo at

Write to Patrick Foote at

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