History Today Podcast
A discussion about Mein Kampf
Maiken Umbach and Neil Gregor join History Today editor Paul Lay to discuss the new critical edition of Hitler's notorious book.
A History of the Oceans
Season 2, Ep. 12
In this podcast, History Today Editor Paul Lay is joined by David Abulafia, winner of the 2020 Wolfson History Prize, for his book The Boundless Sea.The Boundless Sea traces the history of human movement and interaction around and across the world's greatest bodies of water, charting our relationship with the oceans from the time of the first voyagers.David also wrote an article for the November 2019 issue of History Today, which you can read on our website: https://www.historytoday.com/archive/feature/virgin-islands-atlanticImage: Caravel from 'Atlas of Lázaro Luis (detail), 1563. Bridgeman Images.
The Wrongful Death of Toussaint Louverture
Season 2, Ep. 11
The hero of the Haitian Revolution’s lonely death in a French prison cell was not an unfortunate tragedy but a cruel story of deliberate destruction.This article is from the June issue of History Today: buy a copy of the issue from ourwebsite, or read it via the History Today app, available on Google Play and the App Store.Introduced by History Today editor, Paul Lay. Read by Greig Johnson. Written by Marlene L. Daut.Music: Kai Engel.Image: Portrait of Toussaint Louverture, chromolithograph by George DeBaptiste, c.1870 © Getty Images.
Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution
Season 2, Ep. 10
Join Marlene Daut in conversation with History Today Editor, Paul Lay, as they discuss the background of the Haitian Revolution, Toussaint Louverture, and the revolution's legacies.Marlene has written an article for the June issue of History Today on 'The Wrongful Death of Toussaint Louverture', which is also available to listen to as an audio long read on our podcast.Buy a copy of the June issue from ourwebsite, or read it via the History Today app, available on Google Play and the App Store.Marlene L. Dautis Professor of African Diaspora Studies at the University of Virginia and author ofTropics of Haiti: Race and the LiteraryHistory of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World(Liverpool University Press, 2015).Image: Toussaint Louverture fighting the French in Saint-Domingue, 19th-century engraving © Getty Images.