The Critic Podcast


The Portuguese at home and overseas

Ep. 38

A country on the Atlantic coast of Europe that looks outwards and establishes a global empire stretching from the Americas to Africa and Asia - Portugal has much in common with its oldest ally, Britain.

In this podcast, Professor Jeremy Black, author of A Brief History of Portugal talks to The Critic's political editor, Graham Stewart, about how the country managed its place in the world.

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Music: “Modern Jazz Samba” Kevin MacLeod (

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