In Our Time | 16 June 2016 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discusses the Bronze Age Collapse, the sudden, uncontrolled destruction of dominant civilisations around 1200 BC in the Aegean, Eastern Mediterranean and Anatolia. Explores potential reasons for the collapse including droughts, rebellions, the breakdown of trade as copper became less desirable, earthquakes, invasions, volcanoes and the mysterious Sea Peoples.
History Extra Podcast | 10 May 2018 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Saul David, author of Operation Thunderbolt, on the story of the Israeli operation to rescue hostages from an airport in Uganda in 1976. Fresh insights on the planning and execution of the raid and its long-term consequences.
The Great Books | 10 July 2018 | 0h 31m | Listen Later
Interview with Andrew Latham of Macalester College about Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, a book with enduring insight on the human condition, especially with regard to politics and war.
Context with Brad Harris | 9 January 2019 | 1h 31m | Listen Later | iTunes
Distils the ideas in Why the West Rules – For Now by Ian Morris. Suggests that the interactions of human biology, sociology, and geography reveal a fundamental pattern in history that lets us answer historical questions like why the West rules for now, and what will happen next.
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