EconTalk | 14 January 2019 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with historian and author Stephen Kotkin about the historical significance of the life and work of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Also has insights on Russia, Stalin and the role of culture in politics.
RNZ: Saturday Morning | 29 September 2017 | 0h 47m | Listen Later
Interview with Diana Wichtel about her book “Driving to Treblinka”, about her father, a Polish Jew who miraculously survived the Holocaust, but who disappeared from her life when she moved with her mother and siblings from Vancouver to New Zealand.
Reader’s Corner | 17 August 2018 | 0h 37m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tara Westover about her memoir “Educated.” Tells the story of growing up home-schooled in a violent, anti-government, fundamentalist Mormon family. She escaped via self-education, ultimately earning a PhD at Cambridge. Valuable perspectives on managing relationships.
Channel History Hit | 26 February 2017 | 1h 10m | Listen Later
Speech by Andrea Wulf about the ideas and adventures of scientist Alexander von Humboldt, the subject of her book “The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science”, which won the 2015 Costa and Royal Society Prize.
Start the Week | 20 October 2014 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discusses Napoleon’s impact during his lifetime, in France and across Europe and how much of this remains today. Andrew Roberts examines the man in his new biography, Jenny Uglow explores living in Britain through Napoleon’s Wars, 1793-1815, Sudhir Hazareesingh looks at his legend, while musicologist Gavin Plumley focuses on Schubert in Vienna in the aftermath of Napoleon.