Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady | 15 June 2023 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Luiz Schwarcz about his memoir The Absent Moon: A Memoir of a Short Childhood and a Long Depression. Movingly discusses his bipolar disorder and the generational trauma of a Holocaust family story.
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.
Dan Snow’s History Hit | 20 October 2019 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Charles Moore about his authorised biography Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume Three: Herself Alone. Uses privileged access to records and civil servants to make sense of the varying narratives told about her life.
History Extra | 25 February 2019 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Bart van Es, author of The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found, the 2018 Costa Book of the Year. Tells the story of his family taking in a young Jewish girl in The Netherlands during the Second World War and the complex legacy of the traumatic war years for those involved.
EconTalk | 14 January 2019 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with historian and author Stephen Kotkin about the historical significance of the life and work of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Also has insights on Russia, Stalin and the role of culture in politics.
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.