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At the Cadet tier, you receive access to all new episodes of A.D. History 48 hours before they are released to the general public; and are entirely advertisement free. New episodes are published every two weeks on Thursdays for Patreon. Additionally by using the special Patreon RSS feed plugged into your podcast player of choice, the early access episode will be brought to you automatically! However, there is something else very special about A.D. History episodes for our patrons...

The Exclusive: A.D. History Patreon Director’s Cut

As of the episode premiering April 22nd, 2021, we are very excited in introducing the exclusive A.D. History Patreon Director’s Cut! What is so special about the Patreon Director’s Cut, you ask? It is an extended version of our new episodes that includes additional topic detail, quips, asides, and entire portions of discussions that are not included in the publicly released version of that same episode.

The Director’s Cut episodes run longer, expanding further on the topics discussed, providing a more “in the studio” experience, and enhancing the overall flavor for that installment of the program. If you really dig A.D. History, want to dive even further into our episodes, and enjoy a more “in the studio” listening experience - then our Patreon Director’s Cut is for you! Yet that is not the only item of unique content created specially for you.

A.D. History Presents: The Best of B.C.

The Best of B.C. is an ongoing mini series created entirely for patrons. A special show all it’s own, we delve into a smattering of the most interesting and pivotal events from history of the grand B.C. epoch! Nor is it just the history of humanity, earth or even our solar system. We take it all the way back 13 billion years ago to the very beginning. You will not want to miss our foray into the unfathomably ancient past!

Last but not least, you will also receive access to various things we share on our Patreon feed, such as behind the scenes info, occasional blooper clips, polls, etc.
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  • Bonus episodes
  • The Best of B.C. mini series
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Patron Polls

ADophyte Army Lieutenant

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At the Lieutenant tier your donation is thanked in the form of a special patreon exclusive question, answered in our “famous middle segment” 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 by either leaving it on the special post thread for your questions, or you can message them directly to us. If you wish to keep your question anonymous, please let us know in the message that you’ve submitted your question. 

You will also receive rewards from all previous tiers.
  • Bonus episodes
  • Early access to episodes
  • General Support
  • Ad-free episodes
  • Director’s Cut Episodes
  • The Best of B.C. mini series
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Patron Polls

ADophyte Army Captain

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At the Captain tier your name and the names of all the other captains will be read out at the end of each episodes of AD History as a thank you for your loyal support. 

You will also receive rewards from all previous tiers.
  • Early access to episodes
  • Bonus episodes
  • General Support
  • Ad-free episodes
  • Director’s Cut Episodes
  • The Best of B.C. mini series
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Patron Polls

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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 about 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. 

Paul 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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