History Today Podcast
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The Great Migration Mystery
Season 2, Ep. 8
In the 17th century, fanciful solutions to the mystery of the swallow’s whereabouts were the result of an intense battle over the nature of scientific reasoning, which had been raging for centuries – and which is still raging today. This article is from the May issue of History Today. Buy a copy of this issue from our website, or read it via the History Today app, available on Google Play and the App Store. Written by Alexander Lee. Read by History Today Editor, Paul Lay.
The State of Myanmar
Season 2, Ep. 7
Myanmar’s colonial legacy includes racial hierarchies and authoritarian government. In the new nation state, not everyone is welcome. To understand why Rakhine State is in such turmoil we need to follow the threads of ethnic nationalism back to before Myanmar existed. This article is from the May issue of History Today. Buy a copy of this issue from our website, 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 Ewan Cameron.Music: Kai Engel. Illustration: Ben Jones.
What can History tell us about Epidemics?
Season 2, Ep. 6
Four historians discuss what we learn from history about how diseases spread, and how we respond to them.Buy a copy of the April issue of History Today from our website: www.historytoday.comJohn Henderson: ‘Strategies to cope with plague have formed the basis for later policies’. Read by Paul Lay.Patricia Fara: ‘Fear and suspicion multiply more rapidly than any virus’. Read by Katie Holyoak.Samuel Cohn: ‘Epidemics strike from the outside and are carried in’. Read by Paul Lay.Sandra Hempel: ‘Smallpox remains the only human disease to be eradicated’. Read by Katie Holyoak.Introductions read by James Gribben. Music by Kai Engel.