How To Academy | 14 March 2023 | 1h 22m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Peter Frankopan about his book The Earth Transformed. Discusses how the climate has shaped the rise and fall of civilisations across time: harvests built empires, drought fanned the flames of war, and storms and floods buried civilisations.
How To Academy | 10 February 2023 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with John and Julie Gottman about their book The Seven-Day Love Prescription. Shares ideas for realising deeper intimacy based on more than fifty years researching the science of why love lasts.
How To Academy | 12 August 2022 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Patrick Radden Keefe about his book Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks. Discusses his reporting on the drug lord Chapo Guzman, the Harvard-educated neurobiologist turned mass shooter Amy Bishop, the anti-death-penalty lawyer representing the worst of the worst, and more. Includes an update on recent events with the Sackler family and their role in the opioid crisis – the subject of his previous book.
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.
How To Academy | 15 July 2022 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Chris Patten about his book The Hong Kong Diaries. Tells stories from his time as the last British governor of Hong Kong, what happened as the handover approached, and his assessment of recent events in Hong Kong.
How To Academy | 22 July 2022 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Daniel Pick about his book Brainwashed: A New History of Thought Control. Discusses the history of the notion of brainwashing, from early fears driven by soldiers not wanting to return home at the end of the Korean War, through Bond films, to the history of research on mind control.
How To Academy | 25 January 2022 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with John Preston about his book Fall: They Mysterious Life and Death of Robert Maxwell, Britain’s Most Notorious Media Baron. Discusses the life of Robert Maxwell: the extraordinary rise and scandalous fall; his rivalry with Rupert Murdoch; and more.
How To Academy | 19 October 2021 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Kate Bowler about her book No Cure for Being Human: (And Other Truths I Need to Hear). Discusses what she learned about creating meaning for her life after being diagnosed with stage IV bowel cancer at age 35.