Saint Nicholas

Dan Snow’s History Hit | 19 December 2023 | 0h 24m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Eleanor Janega about the life and mythology of Saint Nicholas, the 3C Christian bishop famed for his generosity and compassion, who formed the basis for the Santa Claus legend.

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Tom Holland on History and Christianity

Conversations with Tyler | 22 March 2023 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tom Holland discussing Christianity, its influence on Western liberalism, the political differences between Paul and Jesus, why America is more pro-technology than Europe, Herodotus, why the Greeks and Persians didn’t industrialize despite having advanced technology, UK devolution, the existential problem the Church of England faces, and more. Draws from his book Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind.

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Tom Holland on Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind

The Book Club | 4 December 2019 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tom Holland about his book Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind. Explains the myriad ways, many of them invisible to us, that Christianity has shaped and continues to shape Western culture. Argues that there is a single distinctive Christian way of thinking.

I mistakenly triaged this out in 2019 but returned to the episode after reading Misha Saul’s excellent review.

 

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