Top Episodes This Week
Free Will (Summer Repeat)
In Our Time
This was such a fascinating conversation on free will vs. determinism. Do we make our own decisions or are we just following a predetermined path? How does philosophy, biology, quantum mechanics, and libertarianism factor in all of this? This is one for great party conversations and debate. It makes your mind do somersaults, so definitely one to revisit a few times.
Sound of Cinema - The First World War
World War One
China and the First World War
Explaining History (explaininghistory) (explaininghistory)
Scandal 54: The Election of 1800
Scandal 52: The Hamilton-Reynolds Affair
History Extra podcast
I was surprised to learn that the North American slave trade was only a relativelly small proportion of the total cross-Atlantic slave trade conducted by numerour European powers in the Caribbean and South America. Also, an “underground railroad” arose in every country that had a significant slave population (they specifically singled out Brazil).