Duncan Weldon on Two Hundred Years of Muddling Through

Tides of History | 9 September 2021 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Duncan Weldon about his book Two Hundred Years of Muddling Through: The Surprising Story of Britain’s Economy from Boom to Bust and Back Again. Discusses the Industrial Revolution, why it started in Britain, and the trajectory of the British economy over the past two centuries.

Mike Duncan on the Marquis de Lafayette

Tides of History | 26 August 2021 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Mike Duncan about his book Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution. Discusses Lafayette’s life and role in the American, French, Haitian, and South American revolutions.

Ancient DNA, Indo-Europeans, and the Steppe: Interview with David Anthony

Tides of History | 24 June 2021 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with David Anthony discussing the Yamnaya and the prehistoric steppe, what ancient DNA can tell us about these past societies, and why they still matter 5000 years later. Draws on his magisterial book The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World and updates for the progress since made with ancient DNA.

If you like this you might like to also listen to David Anthony: The Origin of Indo-Europeans.

Agriculture, Migration, and the Births of Language Families

Tides of History | 31 December 2020 | 0h 40m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Peter Bellwood exploring the relationship between agriculture, migration, and the distribution of today’s most prominent language families. Explains how farming led to population growth and movements of people that still shape our world today.

Ötzi the Iceman: The Neolithic Ice Mummy

Tides of History | 12 November 2020 | 0h 43m | Listen Later | iTunes
Explores what science has allowed us to learn about the life and final days and hours of Ötzi, the man who died five thousand years ago, more than 10,000 feet high in the Alps of northern Italy.

Greger Larson on How People Domesticated Animals

Tides of History | 17 September 2020 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Greger Larson about the application of genetic science to build a more nuanced view of the domestication of animals. Discusses the evidence that animal domestication was much less of a human-directed process than commonly supposed.

Valerie Hansen on the Globalization of the Year 1000

Tides of History | 11 June 2020 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Valerie Hansen about her book The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World – and Globalization Began. Discusses how, from around the year 1000, merchants, explorers, and missionaries first linked the world together from Newfoundland to China. Trade goods, people, and above all ideas flowed across a rich assortment of routes, connecting previously distant places into a single unit.