Launched in 2012, The History of Byzantium is a podcast with the ambitious aim to cover "the story of the Roman Empire from the collapse of the West in 476 to the fall of Constantinople in 1453." It is hosted, researched, and produced by Robin Pierson, a London-based podcaster and television critic who was inspired by Mike Duncan's popular podcast The History of Rome to continue the story with the centuries that followed Rome's collapse. The History of Byzantium narrates this lengthy period in chronological order, so those who want to hear the whole story would do well to start at the beginning, but Pierson's cogent storytelling makes it enjoyable for the listener at any point of entry. Episodes are generally about 20 to 30 minutes long. There are also occasional longer episodes centered on particularly dramatic historical events, such as the Battle of Manzikert (Episode 193), or interviews with scholars in the field. Interested readers can download episodes of The History of Byzantium and see images and Pierson's bibliography of recommended reading at the link above. Those interested in subscribing to the podcast can do so via Spotify, Stitcher, and other platforms.