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.

John Hawks on the Deep Human Past

Tides of History | 27 August 2020 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with John Hawks about paleoanthropology, archaic humans, genomics, and whether the concept of different human species even makes sense. We differ from each other genetically by one base pair in one thousand; to Neanderthals by 1.5 base pairs in a thousand; and to chimpanzees by 20 base pairs in a thousand.

Zach Carter on John Maynard Keynes and His Legacies

Tides of History | 28 May 2020 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Zach Carter about his book The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes. Discusses the life and legacy of one of the most important figures of the 20th century, creating the economic structures and ideas that defined the Second World War and its aftermath.