Zionism Explained to My Neighbor

Tel Aviv Review | 3 January 2020 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Yossi Klein Halevy discussing his book Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, which attempts to engage in Israeli-Palestinian dialogue while transcending the temptation to try to converge the conflicting narratives.

Cross-Examining History – Barry Gewen

Cross-Examining History | 23 June 2020 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Barry Gewen about his book The Inevitability of Tragedy: Henry Kissinger and His World. Backgrounds the influences on Kissinger’s development and evaluates his framing of geopolitics in terms of power and national interest rather than ethics.

Zach Carter on John Maynard Keynes and His Legacies

Tides of History | 28 May 2020 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Zach Carter about his book The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes. Discusses the life and legacy of one of the most important figures of the 20th century, creating the economic structures and ideas that defined the Second World War and its aftermath.

My People, Our History

Tel Aviv Review | 8 June 2020 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rashid Khalidi about his book, The 100 Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017. Discusses his family history and the history of the Palestinian national struggle against Israel and international forces arranged against Palestinian self-determination.

The Human Factor: Gorbachev, Reagan, and Thatcher, and the End of the Cold War

Cold War Conversations | 10 April 2020 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Archie Brown about his book The Human Factor, Gorbachev, Reagan, and Thatcher, and the End of the Cold War. Argues that it was the personal relationships between Gorbachev, Reagan and Thatcher that brought about the end of the Cold War – not the economic and military outperformance of the USA.

Stephen Holmes on Liberalism in the 21st Century

The Lawfare Podcast | 4 April 2020 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Stephen Holmes, co-author of The Light that Failed: Why the West Is Losing the Fight for Democracy. Discusses the fate of liberalism in the decades following the fall of the Berlin wall, Holmes’ experience studying Eastern European politics, the problems with trying to export liberalism across the globe, and the factors that have led to the global rise of illiberal leaders.

Land of Tears, or, the Exploitation of the Congo

Historically Thinking | 26 February 2020 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Robert Harms about his book Land of Tears: The Exploration and Exploitation of Equatorial Africa. Discusses the exploration and geography of the Congo and the history of the exploitation and trade of ivory, rubber and slaves.

The Picts

History Extra | 4 July 2020 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Gordon Noble and Nicholas Evans about their book The King in the North. Blends history and archaeology to discuss insights from Aberdeen University’s Northern Picts Project on first millennium AD Scotland.