Mike Duncan

American political history podcaster and author.  His award winning series, “The History of Rome,” remains a legendary landmark in the history of podcasting.

  • One of the most popular history podcasters in the world and author of the NYT bestselling books, Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution and The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic.
  • Duncan’s ongoing series, “Revolutions,” explores the great political revolutions that have driven the course of modern history.
  • Host of The History of Rome podcast, a weekly podcast tracing the rise, decline and fall of the Roman Empire won best educational podcast.

Topics include: 

History:  His monologue on the role of history. How we study the past to make decisions in the present to ensure a better future. With a particular emphasis on historical storytelling as critical to defining both individuals and entire societies, and arguing social strife is explainable as conflict between dueling historical narratives.

Revolutions: Drawing from a wealth of historical examples, we ask where do revolutions come from? How do they unfold? What is their historical legacy? Are revolutions good? Bad? Necessary? Catastrophic? We live in an age of political conflict, but are we also entering an age of revolution? If so, how do we cope with it?\

Writing: Covering methods, structures, experiences, and reflections on the writing process. With visual aids + slides. Meant to be illuminating and instructive.