SRB Podcast | 30 December 2019 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Charles Halperin about his book Ivan the Terrible: Free to Reward and Free to Punish. Backgrounds Ivan’s reign; the oprichnina, his state-within-a-state; and his use of mass terror. Argues for interpreting Ivan as at least partly a function of his context rather than glibly blaming insanity.
The James Altucher Show | 30 August 2018 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Bassem Youssef, an Egyptian surgeon, who took to YouTube during the revolution to report what was really happening, quickly garnering an audience of 30m. With satire and comedy to defuse the tension, he told a story that changed lives.
Fresh Air | 22 November 2016 | 0h 48m | Listen Later
Interview with Trevor Noah about his memoir Born a Crime. Describes his upbringing in apartheid-era South Africa with a black mother and white father. A human interest story with insights aplenty on the role of language in connecting people.
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