When Greeks Flew Kites

Monthly series in which historical novelist Sarah Dunant delves into the past for stories and moments that help frame the present, bringing to life worlds that span the centuries.


27:45 | Jul 1st, 2019

This month, Sarah Dunant looks at what history can tell us about irrationality. Conspiracy theories, anti-vaccination movements and climate change denial are modern examples of ideas that stubbornly c...Show More

27:49 | Jun 3rd, 2019

This month, Sarah Dunant looks to the past to help us think about the most pressing issue facing the world today - climate change. Although the problem is a relatively modern one, humans have been gra...Show More
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27:50 | May 6th, 2019

This month, Sarah Dunant explores the history of fake history. In March this year, the Christchurch attacker invoked a twisted interpretation of medieval history and the crusades to justify his terro...Show More

27:45 | Apr 1st, 2019

At a moment when Brexit and our carbon footprints are prompting us to reassess what it means to move around the world, Sarah Dunant looks at the long history of travel and the ways it has enchanted an...Show More

27:55 | Mar 4th, 2019

Shame is back. This month, Sarah Dunant delves into the long and deep history of shame, exploring how it has shaped our lives and behaviour at every point in history. Whether it’s thieves on display...Show More
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