Decline Of The Western Civilizations


Podcast by Zack & Dylan


  • Ep. 4 - California on the Colorado

    Ep. 4 - California on the Colorado

    11/05/2018 Duración: 35min

    Spaniards lie and brutalize their way west to espy the CALIFORNIA ON THE COLORADO! Dylan and Zack return to hash over the harsh facts of the Spanish invasion of North America. In 1540, Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, underling of Viceroy Mendoza, set off on a nightmare march across the American southwest, raiding and occupying village after village. This piratical raid into the North America set off a chain of events which led to the first Spaniards setting foot in Alta California. Strange tales told and strange ways to die lay ahead in the Decline of the Western Civilizations!

  • Ep. 3 - Sea of Cortés

    Ep. 3 - Sea of Cortés

    19/07/2017 Duración: 48min

    What murky mysteries lie in the foreboding SEA OF CORTÉZ? Zack and Dylan are at it again, delivering to you the neglected history of Spain's California colonies. The tale continues with an account of down-on-his-luck conquistador Hernan Cortés' attempts to get blood from a stone on the rock shores of the Baja peninsula in this exciting chapter of DECLINE OF THE WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS.

  • Ep. 2 - A New Spain

    Ep. 2 - A New Spain

    07/04/2017 Duración: 49min

    War, treachery, bloodshed and horror in the land they dared to call A NEW SPAIN! Dylan and Zack, your camaradas de California, explore the history of Spanish North America and follow the early career of one of California's first European imperialists: Hernan Cortes. We're covering the Spanish Conquest of Mexico in this installment of DECLINE OF THE WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS.

  • Ep. 1 - Queen of California

    Ep. 1 - Queen of California

    28/02/2017 Duración: 43min

    Who is the mysterious QUEEN OF CALIFORNIA? Where is the is the foreboding land of Califerne? When was the word brought to the Americas? Why a California podcast at all? All those questions and more answered in the first installment of Decline of the Western Civilizations! Join Zack and Dylan, expert amateurs, as they begin their discussion on the surprising and often horrific history of the Golden State. This history series will cover sequential events in California's past beginning with Spanish Colonization and stretching to American statehood. With each month our hosts will try to make historical sense of the ascent and decline of the peoples at the edge of North America.