What can ancient Greeks teach us about resisting tyranny?
Overbearing governments have been with us throughout time. Professor Emily K. Anhalt believes that the ancient Greeks left us good advice in their poetry to tell us how to resist tyranny, and tells Jason all about it.
Producer: Nathaniel Tapley
Audio: Pete Dennis
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30. What is the digital mediaeval?37:34Jeremy Silver is the CEO of Digital Capital, and he believes that we are living in our 'digital mediaeval period'. He joins Jason today explain what he means by that, what problems it poses, and what we need to do to move to a 'digital renaissance'.Producer - Natt TapleySound - Pete DennisPhoto by Bingqian Li: https://www.pexels.com/photo/person-near-castle-and-scaffolding-16105790/
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