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A History of Now
November 01, 2017 05:18 AM PDT
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Historian Michael Burleigh discusses his new book The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: A History of Now. Is the United States in permanent decline? Will China replace it as the global superpower? Are we entering a post-democratic world? And how do we prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

A discussion about Mein Kampf
February 23, 2016 01:13 AM PST

Maiken Umbach and Neil Gregor join History Today editor Paul Lay to discuss the new critical edition of Hitler's notorious book.

Tibet's Secret Temple
November 25, 2015 01:23 AM PST

We discuss Tantric Buddhism with Ruth Garde, curator of a new show at the Wellcome Collection. Also: Marc Morris on King John and the siege of Rochester.

Day of the Dead
October 21, 2015 03:33 AM PDT

In this episode, Amy Fuller discusses the myths surrounding Mexico's Day of the Dead, and Andrew Lownie talks about the obstacles facing historians trying to use the Freedom of Information Act to access government files.

Silk Roads Past and Present
September 16, 2015 02:05 AM PDT

Peter Frankopan joins us to discuss the importance of viewing history not from a western or eastern perspective, but one that links the two together. Plus, Mathew Lyons and Catherine Fletcher on the plight of young academics.

The Profits of Slavery
August 18, 2015 07:34 AM PDT

We speak to Katie Donington about the legacies of Britain's involvement in the slave trade. Also: Cambodia's lost rock and roll scene, and a report from the International Medieval Congress.

The Root of Language
July 27, 2015 02:34 AM PDT

This month we discuss Proto-Indo-European, the ancestor of almost every language now spoken from the Hebrides to the Himalayas.

Magna Carta
June 17, 2015 07:08 AM PDT

This episode is a Magna Carta special. We talk to Alexander Lock about the Charter's importance in America, and Lauren Johnson about the role of women in Magna Carta. Plus, a look at the British Museum's new display the medals of the Sun King.

Piers Plowman
April 28, 2015 01:35 AM PDT

Kate Wiles talks to Lawrence Warner about the origins of the Middle English narrative poem Piers Plowman.

In Conversation With Greg Jenner
February 04, 2015 02:20 AM PST

Fern Riddell talks to the historian Greg Jenner about his new book, 'A Million Years In A Day'.

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