Dan Snow’s History Hit | 16 February 2020 | 0h 26m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Toby Green about his book A Fistful of Shells, which surveys the history of West Africa and West-Central Africa before the slave trade, and the effect the arrival of Europeans had on those societies. Explains how integrated the region was into the global economy, the impact of the slave trade on West Africa itself and how it turned the ruling elites against their populations which they now saw as fodder for slave traders.
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.
Time to Eat the Dogs | 7 May 2019 | 0h 30m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Adrian Wisnicki about the British expeditionary literature of the late 1800s. Argues that Western explorers of Africa used the pre-existing knowledge of Africans and the people who traded with them. Draws on ideas in Fieldwork of Empire, 1840-1900: Intercultural Dynamics in the Production of British Expeditionary Literature.
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 Ezra Klein Show | 15 October 2018 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discussion with Bill Gates about his foundation’s 2018 annual report which suggests that progress in the fight against poverty and disease may be about to stall. Discusses the geographic and political forces that have held African development back, whether economic growth brings political freedom, the risks posed by artificial intelligence, and how we should weigh future human lives and current animal suffering.