Jared Diamond on Countries in Crisis

History Extra | 16 May 2019 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jared Diamond about Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis. Uses ideas from psychology to explore how a selection of countries have coped with historical crises.

Philip Zelikow on Suez Deconstructed

New Books in History | 25 January 2019 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Philip Zelikow, co-author of Suez Deconstructed: An Interactive Study in Crisis, War, and Peacemaking. Analyses the Suez crisis, considering the perspectives of the countries and leaders involved.

Tim Cope – On the Trail of Genghis Khan

RNZ: Saturday Morning | 3 November 2017 | 0h 42m | Listen Later
Interview with Tim Cope about his three-and-a-half year horseback ride across the Eurasian steppe from Mongolia, through Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine, to Hungary. The trip was detailed in his book On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads and an award-winning film series.

The Hardscrabble Business of Chinese Manufacturing in Africa

HBR IdeaCast | 7 November 2017 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Irene Yuan Sun, author of The Next Factory of the World: How Chinese Investment Is Reshaping Africa. Explains why so many Chinese entrepreneurs are setting up factories in Africa. Describes what it’s like inside these factories, who works there, what they’re making – and how this emerging manufacturing sector is industrializing Africa.

The Chicago Boys, Part I

Planet Money | 11 April 2019 | 0h 24m | Listen Later | iTunes
In the late 1950’s and early ’60’s a handful of Chilean students went to study economics at the University of Chicago. What they learned changed their country.

Lewis Dartnell’s Origins

Little Atoms | 22 March 2019 | 0h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Lewis Dartnell about the ideas in Origins: How The Earth Made Us. Describes the enduring role of geology in shaping human history.

Immigration: Comparing this Wave with the Past

FT Alphachat | 22 March 2019 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discussion with Leah Boustan of Princeton and Maggie Peters of UCLA comparing recent US immigration with its history. Rates of assimilation are similar, as measured by the rate of immigrant families adopting “American” names. But globalisation means that American companies no longer lobby in favour of immigration, preferring to access cheap labour by outsourcing offshore.