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At the Cadet tier you get to listen to all episodes of AD History 48 early, before they are released to the general public. You will also get access to various things we will share on our Patreon wall such as behind the scenes info and polls etc. And you get access to our Patreon exclusive episode, AD History's Best of BC!
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At the Lieutenant tier your donation is thanked in the form of a special patreon exclusive question, at the end of each podcast we will randomly select one question from a Patreon to answer. These questions can be about history, content creation, or our professinal lives. You get to send in question to us at this tier! You will also receive rewards from all previous tiers.
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About A.D. History Podcast

Weaving a Tapestry of World History from 1AD to HD

Brought to you via London and New York City, you have found the A.D. History Podcast Patreon page! The A.D. History Podcast explores the last two thousand years of world history in an innovative new way. Join hosts Paul K. DiCostanzo and Patrick Foote as they examine the past two millennia, beginning in 1 AD, and progressing forward ten years every episode until they reach the modern day.

Within each ten-year installment, Paul and Patrick aim to share incredibly important, but often overlooked fascinating historic events and figures from around the world in prospective fashion; attempting to see history through the eyes and in the world of those who lived it.

By identifying these sometimes lesser known - but in no way less significant aspects of history - the A.D. History Podcast endeavors to take these many disparate threads and weave a fuller, richer tapestry of true world history from 1AD to HD.

Patrick Foote

Patrick Foote is an independent media creator and entrepreneur from the United Kingdom; best known as creator and presenter for the YouTube Channel Name Explain. Name Explain focuses on etymology by presenting the origins for names of people, places, or events throughout history by utilizing original animation, writing and narration produced exclusively by Mr. Foote. 

Patrick Foote founded Name Explain in early 2016, and currently has 260k subscribers on YouTube.

In 2018 Patrick released his first book titled, The Origin of Names, Words, and Everything in Between published and distributed by Mango Publishing.

Paul K. DiCostanzo

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 his editorial role, Paul assumes numerous executive functions for TGNR, including – but not limited to – strategic planning and outlet development.

Paul is also an emerging historian of the Second World War, publishing extensively on the topic for TGNR, being interviewed on the conflict, as well as featuring as a guest contributor for War History Online.

Furthermore, Paul has written and spoken on the history of the early Soviet period, Joseph Stalin, Stalinism, and the Soviet wartime experience. 

Mr. DiCostanzo authors a reader email submitted Q&A column about the Second World War, WW2 Brain Bucket, answering reader questions regarding all aspects of the conflict.

Write to Paul and Patrick at [email protected]
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Our first goal of $100 a month will allow us to pay for upkeep and improvements for the show; covering podcast hosting fees, access to better media production software to continue improving show quality, as well as various and sundry operational costs required to publish the show.  
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