Dennis Duncan – Index, a history of the

How To Academy | 7 September 2021 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Dennis Duncan about his book Index, A History of the: A Bookish Adventure from Medieval Manuscripts to the Digital Age. Discusses the history of the book index, revealing how it transformed the way we read and process knowledge.

The Great Slowdown and Why It’s Good, with Danny Dorling

Intelligence Squared | 5 May 2020 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Danny Dorling about his book Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration―and Why It’s Good for the Planet, the Economy, and Our Lives. Argues that fertility rates, growth in GDP per person, and even technological progress have all steadily declined since the 1970s. Rather than lament this turn of events, Dorling says we should embrace it as a moment of promise and a move toward stability.

Bret Devereaux on Ancient Greece and Rome

EconTalk | 30 August 2021 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Bret Devereaux about our understanding of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Devereaux highlights the gap between the reality of Greece and Rome and how they’re portrayed in popular culture. The conversation focuses on the diversity of ancient Rome and the military prowess of Sparta.

Mike Duncan on the Marquis de Lafayette

Tides of History | 26 August 2021 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Mike Duncan about his book Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution. Discusses Lafayette’s life and role in the American, French, Haitian, and South American revolutions.

The Decline and Rise of Democracy with David Stasavage

Charter Cities Podcast | 26 July 2021 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with David Stasavage about his book The Decline and Rise of Democracy: A Global History from Antiquity to Today. Discusses the role of geography and technology in the emergence of democracy, the factors that influence the strength of a city’s fiscal position, the importance of having collective governance before bureaucracy, and more.

Jared Rubin: Christianity and Capitalism

Razib Khan’s Unsupervised Learning | 19 August 2021 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Jared Rubin about his book Rulers, Religion, and Riches: Why the West Got Rich and the Middle East Did Not. Argues that the ideological content of Western Christianity mattered to the development of capitalism and liberal institutions. Discusses the role of legitimating ideology and why Islam managed to check the rise of the capitalist class notwithstanding that Muhammad was a merchant.

What Really Happened to BA Flight 149

Nine to Noon | 9 August 2021 | 0h 30m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Stephen Davis about his book Operation Trojan Horse. Details evidence that the British and US governments covered up that British Airways landed a flight in Kuwait as Iraq invaded in 1990 in order to deliver a team of British agents to monitor Iraqi troop movements. This led to the capture of the passengers and crew – many of whom were used as human shields.

Monarchs, Fascists & Communists: Romania’s Modern History

History Extra | 16 August 2021 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Paul Kenyon about his book Children of the Night: The Strange and Epic Story of Modern Romania. Describes the story of modern Romania, and its colourful, chaotic and often corrupt leaders – from unstable playboy King Carol II, to communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu.