Fall of Civilizations Podcast

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Paul Cooper

Fall of Civilizations Podcast

4.8/5

Critic Rating

A history podcast looking at the collapse of a different civilization each episode. What did they have in common? Why did they fall? And what did it feel like to watch it happen?


Critic Reviews

Score: 4

James Marriot • The Times UK Aug 17, 2023

"At its best, though, Fall of Civilizations is an enjoyably moody and melancholy listen. Cooper is a trove of haunting myths. Fall of Civilizations is richly researched and full of passionate, dramatic reconstructions of the last words left to us by doomed peoples...If Cooper sometimes camps up the doomy seriousness of his narration a bit too much, you can’t blame him."

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Score: 5

T.P. Caruso • TPCaruso.com Sep 13, 2022

"...Paul Cooper tells is clear, detailed and illustrated with relevant pictures of artifacts, and readings from the period and from the people who discovered the ruins. Once the geologic, economic, political and personal backgrounds have been revealed, Cooper tells the story of the rise and fall of the civilization using reading actors for the long quotes he frequently takes from the sources."

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Score: 5

Ian Dumas • Al Fusaic Mar 24, 2022

"The beauty of this podcast comes from its format. Rather than being a discussion of the civilization, each episode is a narrative of that civilization’s journey from creation to collapse. The Fall of Civilizations Podcast will bring long-dead civilizations back to life in a way that no other media can. "

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Score: 5

Sunday Post Staff • The Sunday Post Oct 28, 2021

"Listening to the Fall Of Civilizations Podcast, you realise that this is not our first time at the end-of-times rodeo. Cooper is an archivist, author and journalist...He writes and produces the podcast, and weaves the stories of these ancient peoples with a mix of music, actors and his own calming yet pensive tones. His thesis on each civilisation is thoughtful and well researched, with some episodes sprawling past the three-hour mark. The podcast is at times deeply touching as Cooper gives a human face to stories that through millennia have been boiled down to facts and dates..."

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Score: 5

Josh Jones • The Open Culture Sep 8, 2020

"The Fall of Civilizations Podcast Engagingly Explores the Collapse of Civilizations & Empires Throughout History...This is a rich journey through ancient history, guided by a master storyteller dedicated to taking ruins seriously."

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