Podcasts

Cave Art

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas about the Stone Age people who created the extraordinary images found in caves around ...
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The Paramount Decrees: The Court Cases – Pt. 2

Once Adolph Zukor combined his production company, Famous Players-Lasky, with Paramount’s distribution company, he had consolidate two aspects of the ...
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When Nelson Mandela went to Detroit

Just months after his release from prison in 1990 the South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela toured the USA. One ...
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How Liberia wrote off its debts

How the Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was negotiated to write off billions of dollars of debt, accumulated over two ...
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The Paramount Decrees: Paramount’s Beginnings – Pt. 1

The development of the Hollywood studio industry features a number of people who drove it forward. Today, we're talking about ...
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The Galileo project

The Galileo mission to examine the planet Jupiter had its beginnings in the 1970s. It finally came to an end ...
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SYMHC Classics: Alexander Selkirk

In this 2011 episode, prior hosts Sarah and Deblina talk about privateer Alexander Selkirk, who became a buccaneer in 1695 ...
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Behind the Scenes Minis: Forten and the Lawson Murders

Holly and Tracy delve into the unverifiable parts of James Forten's life and the problematic idea of respectability. Tracy also ...
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The mothers of Argentina’s disappeared

In April 1977 a group of women in Argentina held the first ever public demonstration to demand the release of ...
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Tank Man

A photo of a man confronting a tank in Tiananmen Square in Beijing caught the world's imagination. Carrying two plastic ...
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