Eleanor of Aquitaine: Myth and Reality

History Extra | 12 December 2019 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Sara Cockerill, author of Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of France and England, Mother of Empires. Explores the story of the remarkable medieval queen and challenges some common misconceptions about her life.

Coming to Terms with the Holocaust with Mary Fulbrook

Dan Snow’s History Hit | 17 November 2019 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Mary Fulbrook about her book Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice. Fulbrook argues that the West German justice process was far too lenient on many ex-Nazis, who had condemned thousands or even hundreds of thousands to their death. Discusses the justice process, what drove people to commit war crimes, and what stopped people from resisting them.

Speeches That Changed the World

How To Academy | 25 November 2019 | 1h 19m | Listen Later | iTunes
Simon Sebag Montefiore introduces a selection of history’s greatest speeches from his book Speeches that Changed the World. Actors reenact speeches from Elizabeth I, Genghis Khan, Muhammad Ali, Winston Churchill, Greta Thunberg, Martin Luther King and more. Prepare to be moved.

Ben-Gurion: An Intimate Portrait

Tel Aviv Review | 21 October 2019 | 0h 40m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tom Segev about his book, A State at all Costs: The Life of David Ben-Gurion, a new biography of Israel’s founding father that draws heavily on his newly declassified personal papers.

Queen Victoria by Lucy Worsley

History Extra | 27 September 2018 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, and author of Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow. Perspective on how Victoria balanced the expectations of the various roles she played.

The Fate of Rome: Climate, Contagion, and Slavery in the Roman Empire

HistoryTwinsPodcast | 26 September 2019 | 0h 55m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Kyle Harper about his books The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire and Slavery in the Late Roman World. Discusses the disease events and climatic transitions which lead to the Roman collapse. Also covers what’s wrong with the slavery-to-serfdom theory and why even relatively poor Romans owned slaves.

George Rzepecki – Investing in Africa

Invest Like the Best | 5 November 2019 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with George Rzepecki, founder and managing partner of Raba, an Africa-focused investor in early-stage companies. Discusses the opportunities, risk and rewards of investing in Africa.