The History of Migration in Europe

In this episode of the Europe Now Podcast, we take a look at the refugee crisis in Europe from a historical perspective. We’ll travel to the last ice age, the Roman Empire, and America during WWI to discuss other refugee crises and look at their effects. This is the Europe Now podcast.


Host and Producer: Daniel Goulden
Production assistance provided by Miriam Clark

Music: “Pavane pour une Infante Defunte” by Maurice Ravel performed by Therese Dussaut and UNI String Ensemble, and “Deportee (Plane Crash at Los Gatos)” by Woody Guthrie

All music provided by a Creative Commons license from


1,700 years ago, the mismanagement of a migrant crisis cost Rome its empire by Annalisa Merelli

The Warmth of Other Sons by Isabel Wilkerson

Refugee Blues by WH Auden

Published on February 1, 2017.

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