Jared Diamond’s Books of His Life

Books of Your Life With Elizabeth | 1 May 2019 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jared Diamond about the books that have shaped his life. Includes Walden by Henry David Thoreau, If This is a Man by Primo Levi, Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, and other books that reflect his adventures in New Guinea. Also touches on his latest book, Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis and why he remains optimistic for the future.

Jared Diamond on Countries in Crisis

History Extra | 16 May 2019 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jared Diamond about Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis. Uses ideas from psychology to explore how a selection of countries have coped with historical crises.

Guns, Germs, and Steel, by Jared Diamond

Context with Brad Harris | 6 June 2018 | 0h 26m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Distils the ideas in Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond. Diamond’s fundamental question is why did history unfold so differently on different continents so that Eurasian societies became disproportionately influential in creating the modern world?