Japan’s Tokugawa Shogunate

Dan Snow’s History Hit | 10 January 2024 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Christopher Harding about Japan’s Tokugawa Shogunate. Discusses how the prior Warring States period brought Japan to its knees, with rival warlords fighting bitterly for control of the land; how Tokugawa Ieyasu emerged victorious in the early 17C, the first of three ‘Great Unifers’; and how this military government worked to restore order and stability to Japan, and why it eventually came to an end.

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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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Tocqueville: The Search for Liberty, Equality & Democracy

Dan Snow’s History Hit | 3 May 2023 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jeremy Jennings about his book Travels with Tocqueville Beyond America. Discusses Alexis de Tocqueville’s little-known travels beyond the United States in North America, Europe, and North Africa.

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Surviving Hitler and Stalin

Dan Snow’s History Hit | 9 August 2023 | 0h 37m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Daniel Finkelstein about his book Two Roads Home: Hitler, Stalin, and the Miraculous Survival of My Family. Recounts stories from his parents’ remarkable lives: his mother Mirjam Wiener survived the Nazi concentration camps, and his father Ludwik Finkelstein lived through a Soviet gulag. Discusses how they survived the horrors of both regimes and imparts some of the lessons that they learned along the way.

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Russia & USA: The 100-Year Cold War

Dan Snow’s History Hit | 11 July 2023 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Calder Walton about his book Spies: The Epic Intelligence War Between East and West. Argues that the Cold War is not a vestige of the past but part of an ongoing, 100-year struggle between East and West. Discusses how this war has changed over the years and what it means for the future of Russian-Western relations.

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Mutiny on the Bounty

Dan Snow’s History Hit | 14 August 2022 | 0h 22m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Harrison Christian about his book Men Without Country: The true story of exploration and rebellion in the South Seas. Separates myth from the truth in this epic tale of a rebellious crew, a mammoth journey, and a lost colony in the far-flung tropics of the Pacific Ocean.

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100 Years of British Political Nightmares

Dan Snow’s History Hit | 21 August 2022 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Phil Tinline about his book The Death of Consensus: 100 Years of British Political Nightmares. Reviews 100 years of political crises to argue that politics is transformed through fear. Discusses how the Great Depression’s spectres of fascism, bombing and mass unemployment forced politicians to think the unthinkable and paved the way for post-war Britain. Explains how Thatcher’s road to victory was made possible by a decade of nightmares.

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A Short History of Nomads

Dan Snow’s History Hit | 23 June 2022 | 0h 20m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Anthony Sattin about his book Nomads: The Wanderers Who Shaped Our World. Traces the transformative and often bloody relationship between settled and mobile societies, from the Neolithic revolution to the 21st century via the rise and fall of the Roman Empire and the great nomadic empires of the Arabs and Mongols.

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