Sathnam Sanghera: Empireworld

The Book Club | 31 January 2024 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sathnam Sanghera about his book Empireworld: How British Imperialism Shaped the Globe. Discusses the effect of British imperialism around the globe, why he’s trying to get beyond the ‘balance-sheet’ view of imperial history, why we should all read W E B Dubois, and why he’s not good at going on holiday.

See also the How to Academy interview with Sathnam Sanghera and William Dalrymple about British imperialism in India.

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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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Murray Pittock on Scotland: The Global History, 1603 to the Present

New Books Network | 12 September 2023 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Murray Pittock about his book Scotland: The Global History: 1603 to the Present. Examines the place of Scotland in the world: Scotland and Empire, the rise of nationalism, and the pressures on the country from an increasingly monolithic understanding of “Britishness.” Covers the Thirty Years’ War, the Jacobite risings, and today’s ongoing independence debates.

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Andrew Roberts – Leading Historian on Warfare from Napoleon to Ukraine

Dwarkesh Podcast | 22 November 2023 | 1h 18m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Andrew Roberts about his books. Discusses Churchill the applied historian; Napoleon the startup founder; why Nazi ideology cost Hitler WW2; drones, reconnaissance, and other aspects of the future of war; Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, Ukraine, & Taiwan.

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Women’s History: From 1066 to Margaret Thatcher

History Extra | 6 November 2023 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Philippa Gregory about her book Normal Women: Nine Hundred Years of Making History. Reflects on 900 years of women’s history, from the huge upheavals of the Norman invasion to successfully securing the right to vote in the 20th century, explaining how global conflicts, the job market, deadly diseases and more have transformed the lives of women.

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Christopher Clark on Revolutionary Spring

Baillie Gifford Prize | 7 November 2023 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Christopher Clark about his book Revolutionary Spring: Fighting for New World 1848-1849. Discusses an extraordinary year in European history where demonstrators rebelled against societal structures, governments and armies lost control and revolutionary sparks flew across all of Europe’s cities.

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The British Empire with Matthew Parker

Aspects of History | 7 August 2023 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Matthew Parker about his book One Fine Day: Britain’s Empire on the Brink. Examines the British Empire at the peak of its territorial extent in 1923 – considering the colonists, the colonised, and the factors that lead to the unwinding of empire.

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