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In the last few years of the Western Empire a series of Emperors came and went. The cycle finally ended in 476 with the exile of Romulus Augustulus.
178- Not With A Bang But A Whimper
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Thank you so much Mike. I have been listening for two years now and I am happy for you and your new Baby. You have made Sunday nights something for me to look forward to.
April 29, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Thanks for all your hard work Mike.
James Hook - McLaren Vale, South Australia |
April 29, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Noooo! I was so much hoping we'd squeeze at least one more episode out of this.
Anyway, thanks so much for brightening my Monday morning commute for the last several years. Congratulations on your marriage, and your pending arrival.
It's been a genuine pleasure, Mike.
Stuart Dollar |
April 29, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Well, here is hoping for one more episode to wrap things up, though we will all understand if it doesn't happen (or happens a year or two from now when you need a break). It has been a great ride.
April 29, 2012 at 09:58 PM
This podcast has been a real thrill. Thank you so much Mike. I hope the final episode to be an hour long special or something. I was hoping that maybe you would something like you did in the 100th episode. You open up the floor for all our questions and really cleared up a lot of very interesting questions. THAT would really be awesome and give more closure to the series than just the epilogue. I hope I am not asking to much, given that all this information is this fresh in your head.
Your most sincerely fan
April 29, 2012 at 10:37 PM
It's been an absolute pleasure Mike. Your podcast has brought everyone a lot of joy over the years. Thank you so much. You're going to be an exceptional Dad.
April 29, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Livia did it!!
April 29, 2012 at 10:49 PM
The words Romulus Agustus shot through me like an arrow when I saw them on the summary of today's show.
Best of luck with the new baby. And once he/she is sleeping through the night please please please publish your shows as a book.
April 29, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Thanks so much for making Mondays something to look forward to over the last few years. All the best for the future.
John Kendell |
April 29, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Awww, NO! was expecting two or three more @ least. Anybody have any ideas about how we can threaten or blackmail Mike into continuing? (Just kidding, ... well Half-Kidding). Seriously though, Thanks Mike.
Peter Williams |
April 30, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Thank you so much for the hard work over the last few years. I have been like a kid at Christmas every monday morning waiting for my next dose of THoR.
All the best with the baby - they can be as challenging as a horde of barbarians sometimes :)
Matthew Meyer |
April 30, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Congratulations on your baby Mike maybe the little one will be an heir to the History of Rome and will some 20 years in the future will take the History of the Eastern Empire.
Your series has been one of my highlights of the week for 2 years now. It helped with my commute to a job a hated. Anyway I have started a project that is really a homage to you. Its not yet on iTunes, I will do that this week but episode 1 "bigs you up" http://www.howjamaicaconqueredtheworld.com/2012/02/17/jamaican-independence-1962/
roifield brown |
April 30, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Boy, I'm going to miss this podcast. I already was a big Roman history fan before I started listening near the beginning of its run, but your podcast really managed to kick my interest in the subject into overdrive! Like, to the point where I'm seriously considering pursuing a Ph.D in history. We'll see how that ends up playing out, but in the meantime, thanks for stoking the flames of my history nerddom so effectively, Mike! (and giving me something to distract myself with at the gym)
Congrats on the incoming little squirt, and I hope he/she is blessed with your love of learning!
April 30, 2012 at 02:09 AM
A great story told by a great story teller. Thanks for making.Monday evening commutes enjoyable. Best of luck with the baby. And a huge thank-you for an epic effort.
kieran( melbourne australia) |
April 30, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Take a bow Mike.
Good luck in whatever your next efforts might be.
April 30, 2012 at 02:48 AM
As incredibly bummed out as I am right now, I thank you for your effort, Mr. Duncan. Unfortunately, I JUST found this podcast in February and I had JUST caught up with all the history, and now it's gone. :/ I intend to archive this podcast into my files for my children to listen to when I try to spark a love of the classics in them, and I still recommend the 'cast to anyone that will listen. Thanks so much, and good luck to you, the Mrs., and the new kiddo.
Dr. William A. |
April 30, 2012 at 03:46 AM
OMG, an era comes to an end! Thank you so much for all your hard work. I work in home health and spend a good part of my day on the road with downtime on my hands. Combine this with a love for ancient Roman history, and you can see how you podcast really enriched my life. I shall be coming back to it frequently. How about this: Would you consider producing a, let's say, quarterly podcast about specific topics of Roman history, eg the roman military, social topics, etc.?
Michael Leyh |
April 30, 2012 at 04:22 AM
Is this really the last one? Sad but so appreciative, good luck, hope we'll hear from you again. My Sunday nights will never be the same. I might start listening over again from the first episode.
Todd Goldberg |
April 30, 2012 at 04:23 AM
Bravo!!!! Encore, encore!!!!
April 30, 2012 at 04:29 AM
Hi Mike, another big thanks from me for your great podcast. I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to THOR for the past few years. It's really reawakened my interest in history and I now listen to a bunch of history podcasts. Thanks also for your commitment to the series and all the humour you've added in as well.
If you ever decide to do a podcast again (whatever the topic!) I hope you'll email us all or add another post to your blog. I'll keep refreshing the RSS feed regularly hoping a new mp3 appears!!!
All the best to you and your new family - your kid will get some great bedtime stories!
Chris (Melbourne, Australia) |
April 30, 2012 at 04:42 AM
Good luck Mike. Best to your family. If you ever start another podcast count me in.
PS Your book recommendations will keep me busy for years.
kevin Cardinal |
April 30, 2012 at 04:57 AM
I haven't listened to the episode yet, but I'm catching up.
Thank you for the wonderful podcast and for sparking my interest in ancient history.
It'd be nice to hear a wrap-up episode if possible but if not thank you for the wonderful podcast and good luck with the baby.
For any listeners who want to continue the story, check out the mostly video podcast by Joseph Hogarty called Europe From Its Origins. He goes from Constantine all the way to the fall of Constantinople.
April 30, 2012 at 05:12 AM
I'm so sorry to see the end of this. I've been listening since episode 8. Seems like you've been a part of my and my husband's lives for ages now. :)
Congratulations on the new baby. I completely understand the need for some time off - I have a 6 month old. Good luck with parenthood, it's the ride of a lifetime.
April 30, 2012 at 05:15 AM
What can one say that hasn't been said already... It was a pleasure Mr. Duncan. All the best in the future.
Predrag Mandić |
April 30, 2012 at 05:39 AM
I haven't finished last week's episode either. I am deliberately stalling because I don't want it to end. Your podcast was one of the first I got in to, and the one I've been consistently listening to.
Best of luck with the little one, my friend. I'll miss your voice in my headphones.
April 30, 2012 at 05:47 AM
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