Giles Tremlett: The Spanish Civil War (1936)

Travels Through Time | 3 November 2020 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Giles Tremlett about his book The International Brigades: Fascism, Freedom and the Spanish Civil War. Describes in three scenes the International Brigades gathered to fight in the Spanish Civil war: Barcelona on July 19, 1936, the day that the (failed) coup launched by General Franco and others reached Barcelona; Paris in October 1936, as young men (including famous writers) gathered from various countries to travel to Marseilles; and Madrid in November 1936, as the same men march in uniform to the University City, which will soon become the front line.

Rebecca Wragg Sykes on The Neanderthals

Travels Through Time | 1 September 2020 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rebecca Wragg Sykes about her book Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art. In three scenes describes interglacial age known as the Eemian: the catastrophic flood that separated Britain from the rest of Europe 123k years ago; the weird and wonderful animals that populated the continent at the time; and how the Neanderthals lived, worked and loved in this warm woodland environment.