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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dan Snow’s History Hit | 3 April 2022 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Shruti Kapila about her book Violent Fraternity: Indian Political Thought in the Global Age. Discusses the history of Indian political thought, from the Indian Rebellion of 1857 through to the modern-day, especially ideas of liberalism and nationalism.
Dan Snow’s History Hit | 1 February 2022 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Ananyo Bhattacharya about his book The Man from the Future: The Visionary Life of John von Neumann. Discusses the life and work of John von Neumann: the Manhattan Project; formulating Cold War geopolitical and modern economic theory; creating the first-ever programmable digital computer, prophesying the potential of nanotechnology; the limits of brains and computers – and how they might be overcome.
Dan Snow’s History Hit | 16 January 2022 | 0h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Adam Rutherford about his book Control: The Dark History and Troubling Present of Eugenics. Backgrounds how eugenics has been used historically to gain power and assert control. Traces eugenics from its intellectual origins in Victorian Britain to the policies put into action to control populations in Nazi Germany and 20th Century America. Considers the troubling future gene editing has to hold.