History Extra | 9 May 2023 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Christopher Clark about his book Revolutionary Spring: Fighting for a New World 1848–1849. Discusses the causes of the 1848 tidal wave of revolution across Europe and explores the consequences on the continent in the following decades.
Baillie Gifford Prize | 20 April 2023 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Margaret MacMillan about her 2002 book Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World. Discusses the fascinating figures behind the 1919 peace process, the ways in which the book cast new light on the negotiations that influenced the modern world, and what could have been done differently to avert World War II.
Instant Genius | 2 April 2023 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jonathan Kennedy about his book Pathogenesis: A History of the World in Eight Plagues. Discusses the effect that infections by viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms have had on evolution and history, the close links between disease and colonialism, how infection shaped the migration of humans out of Africa, and what we can all learn from the covid pandemic.
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.
Tides of History | 26 January | 0h 48m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Alex Knodell discussing what happened after the Bronze Age Collapse and the end of the palaces that had defined Mycenaean Greece. Draws from his book Societies in Transition in Early Greece: An Archaeological History.
Historically Thinking | 14 November 2022 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Saskia Coenen Snyder about her book A Brilliant Commodity: Diamonds and Jews in a Modern Setting. Discusses the involvement of Jews in the late 19C Amsterdam diamond processing factories, fields of South Africa, in London and in the growing United States consumer market.
History Extra | 23 December 2022 | 0h 22m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Alex Rowson about his book The Young Alexander: The Making of Alexander the Great. Discuss how Alexander was shaped by the plotting and bloodletting that marred his youth with political assassinations, a dysfunctional relationship with his father, and the best martial training money could buy.
How To Academy | 2 December 2022 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Thomas Williams about his book Lost Realms: Histories of Britain from the Romans to the Vikings. Explores the lost realms of early medieval Britain, from the Scottish Highlands to the Cornish coastline, from the Welsh borders to the Thames Estuary, uncovering the forgotten life and untimely demise of realms that hover in the twilight between history and fable.