Best Social Sciences podcasts (Updated September 2017; image)
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Stuff You Missed in History Class
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Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.
 
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History Extra podcast
Weekly
 
The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com
 
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Witness
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The story of our times told by the people who were there.
 
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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
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In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions ...
 
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The British History Podcast
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The BHP is a chronological retelling of the history of Britain with a particular focus upon the lives of the people. You won’t find a dry recounting of dates and battles here, but instead you’ll learn about who these people were and how their desires, fears, and flaws shaped the histories of England, Scotland, and Wales.
 
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In Our Time
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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
 
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BackStory
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BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.Each week we take a topic that people are talking about and explore it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversation with our listeners, we make history engaging and fun.
 
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Waking Up with Sam Harris
Weekly
 
Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events. Sam Harris is the author of The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, Waking Up, and Islam and the Future of Tolerance (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing has been published in more than 20 languages. Mr. Harris and his work ...
 
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Invisibilia
Rare
 
Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Hanna Rosin, Alix Spiegel, and Lulu Miller, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently.
 
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The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
 
Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds take on one subject from American history each week.
 
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Hidden Brain
Weekly
 
The Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain's host Shankar Vedantam reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships.
 
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Revolutions
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A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions. Now: The July Revolution. Next: 1848
 
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The History Hour
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An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
 
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The Allusionist
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Linguistic adventures with Helen Zaltzman, TheAllusionist.org. A proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
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The History of Rome
Rare
 
A weekly podcast tracing the rise, decline and fall of the Roman Empire.
 
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The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe
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All good stories have a twist, and all great storytellers are just a little twisted. Join Mike Rowe for a different take on the people and events that you thought you knew, from pop culture to politics, Hollywood to History… The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe is a series of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.
 
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Philosophy Bites
Monthly
 
top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics
 
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The History of England
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A regular podcast telling the story of England with warmth and wit and enthusiasm. The story of the great names and the events that made England the mosaic it is today; the daily lives of the people who made it so. We take a chronological approach, from the cataclysmic end of Roman Britain, all the way through to the present day – when we get there! Along the way we follow the major highways of history, and some of the side roads too – what it was like to live in the Middle Ages, why the dif ...
 
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The History of China
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An audio journey through the 5000 year history of one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations.
 
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The Axe Files with David Axelrod
 
David Axelrod, the founder and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, brings you The Axe Files, a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world. Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics.
 
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On Being with Krista Tippett
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On Being takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you'll love to meet. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives — updated every Thursday. Hosted by Krista Tippett. Discover more at onbeing.org. On Being Studios is the producer of On Being, Becoming Wise, Creating Our Own Lives, and more to come.
 
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Intelligence Squared
Weekly
 
Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our weekly podcast every Friday.
 
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Nerdonomy: Nerds on History
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History is full amazing stories. Join hosts Bryan Moriarty, Eric Bricmont, and Sarah Ashley as they explore the most inspirational, terrifying and hilarious events in history. Everything from the creation of the universe to the invention of Cheese in a Can and everything in between. Learn something new weekly by subscribing to the Nerd’s on History podcast.
 
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All In The Mind - ABC Radio National
 
All In The Mind is Radio National's weekly foray into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour - everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.
 
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Philosophy Now
Monthly
 
Podcasts from philosophynow.org, home of the most widely read philosophy magazine in the world, Philosophy Now.
 
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Life Of Caesar
Monthly+
 
A podcast about the life of Gaius Julius Caesar.
 
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Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux
 
The logic of personal, philosophical and political freedom
 
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Slate Presents Lexicon Valley
Monthly+
 
Lexicon Valley is a podcast about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.
 
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History on Fire
Rare
 
Where history and epic collide--"History on Fire" is a podcast by author and university professor Daniele Bolelli.
 
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History of Japan
Monthly+
 
A weekly podcast on Japanese history, covering everything from prehistory to the modern era. Additional information available at the podcast blog, at www.historyofjapan.wordpress.com
 
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The China History Podcast
Monthly
 
Laszlo Montgomery presents easy-to-digest stories, events and people from China’s most ancient times up to our present day.
 
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Infants on Thrones
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The Philosophies of Men, Mingled with Humor
 
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The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
 
A Philosophy Podcast and Philosophy Blog
 
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History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps
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Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, "without any gaps". www.historyofphilosophy.net
 
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In Our Time: Philosophy
Rare
 
From Altruism to Wittgenstein, philosophers, theories and key themes.
 
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Philosophize This!
Monthly
 
Beginner friendly if listened to in order! For anyone interested in an educational podcast about philosophy where you don't need to be a graduate-level philosopher to understand it. In chronological order, the thinkers and ideas that forged the world we live in are broken down and explained.
 
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The Psych Files
Monthly
 
The Psych Files is a podcast for anyone who wonders why we do what we do. Experienced educator Michael Britt, in an upbeat and friendly style, shows you how ideas from the field of psychology apply to everyday life. If you’re a life-long learner, a student or a teacher, you’ll find his 20-30 minute episodes enjoyable and educational. Over 14 million episodes have been downloaded to date with over 100,000 people listening every month. See what all the talk is about!
 
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A Way with Words
Weekly
 
A Way with Words is a fun and funny radio show and podcast about language. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers from around the world about linguistics, slang, new words, jokes, riddles, word games, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well. Email your language questions for the show to words@waywordradio.org. Or call with your questions toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Canada at (877) 929-9673. From a ...
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and runs the popular blog - I Will Teach You A Language. Whatever's holding you back on the path to fluency, tune in twice a week to get your regular dose of language learning motivation, with Olly and other polyglot guests, such as Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott, Alex Rawlings, Benny Lewis, Anthony Metivier and Jonathan Levi. Learn Spanish, Learn French, Learn German, ...
 
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The Podcast History Of Our World
Monthly
 
It's the history of our world from the Big Bang to the Modern Age! Well...eventually at least. Every episode has FINALLY been remastered, touched up, and had the numbering fixed. TPHOOW is back in action!
 
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What's The Point
Monthly+
 
A show about our data age. Each week, Jody Avirgan brings you stories and interviews on how data is changing lives.
 
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In Our Time: History
Monthly
 
Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
 
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The History Chicks
Monthly
 
Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour. Go.
 
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The Social-Engineer Podcast
Monthly
 
The Social-Engineer Podcast is about humans. Understanding how we interact, communicate and relay information can help us protect, mitigate and understand social engineering attacks
 
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New Books in Political Science
 
Interviews with Political Scientists about their New Books
 
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Oxford Biographies
Monthly+
 
A fortnightly biography of an intriguing individual from British history. Each episode in the podcast is a biography selected from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - the authoritative collection of more than 56,000 lives of men and women from around the world who have shaped Britain's history. You can download more free biographies from the web site at www.oxforddnb.com.
 
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The History of Byzantium
Monthly+
 
A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453. www.thehistoryofbyzantium.com
 
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The Psychology Podcast
Weekly
 
Welcome to The Psychology Podcast with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, where we give you insights into the mind, brain, behavior and creativity. Each episode we’ll feature a guest who will stimulate your mind, and give you a greater understanding of your self, others, and the world we live in. Hopefully, we’ll also provide a glimpse into human possibility! Thanks for listening and enjoy the podcast.
 
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New Books in Public Policy
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Interviews with Scholars of Public Policy about their New Books
 
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Word of Mouth
Monthly
 
Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them
 
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A showdown on the American/Mexican border on September 14th 1958 - in which two horses raced along either side of the border fence. Lucy Burns speaks to Ralph Romero, whose father was the owner of Relampago, the Mexican horse.Photo: Relampago, courtesy of Ralph Romero
 
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Life Of Caesar
 
Agrippa returned to Rome in 13, stayed a few months, long enough to knock Julia up again, then left to deal with some military problems in Illyricum. On his way back to Rome he fell ill – and died.
 
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Language Fuel Podcast
 
Pete is somewhat of an expert in preparing students for the International English Language Testing Service Exam, also known as the IELTS exam. He is the author of a free IELTS course online, located at http://www.freeieltscourse.com/ and he also has a YouTube Channel where he gives feedback on students’ IELTS speaking activities, which is an ex ...…
 
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Open Source with Christopher Lydon
 
Betsy Devos’s “Rethinking School” tour can feel like a mission to dismantle the whole system, public schools first. Choice, charters and change are DeVos’s keynotes, along with a call for more and more crushing competition. Is this just another race to the top that will ultimately leave most children behind, or is something new happening here? ...…
 
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The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe
 
His personal proclivities seemed to trigger women – so he had to keep them a secret.
 
Listen to “The African History Network Show” with Michael Imhotep on BlogTalkRadio, and the PODCAST, Thursday, Sept. 21st, 2017, 8pm-11pm EST with host Michael Imhotep of The African History Network. 1) #BankBlack Movement continues 1 Year Later. 2) Colin Kaepernick Donates $25K to Nonprofit Aimed at Helping DACA Recipients. 3) Betsy Devos’ rol ...…
 
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Elucidations: A University of Chicago Podcast
 
In this episode, Agnes Callard explains why she thinks aspiration is the process of moving from one set of values to a new set of values in the way you live your life.
 
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English Programme
 
 
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Dream Psychology by Sigmund Freud
 
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Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
 
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Therapy Chat | Psychotherapy | Mindfulness | Trauma | Attachment | Worthiness | Self Care | Parenting
 
*The names and characters in this article represent a composite of people I have know personally and professionally. No real person is represented in this article, which is intended for educational purposes.* When Your Partner Doesn't Understand Your Trauma Michael can't understand it. He just doesn't get what is going on with his wife of over ...…
 
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Plato's Republic by Plato
 
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Most of the problems we have stem from the failure to abide by the limits of the Constitution. Michael discusses some of these issues.
 
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Comic History of the United States by Bill Nye
 
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English Programme
 
 
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English Programme
 
 
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English Programme
 
 
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English Programme
 
 
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English Programme
 
 
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English Programme
 
 
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English Programme
 
 
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SAGE Political Science & International Relations
 
Alexander Scott, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, interviews special guest editors Daniela Issa on the subject of the November 2017 issue: "Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in Latin America."
 
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SAGE Political Science & International Relations
 
Alexander Scott, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, interviews special guest editors Daniela Issa on the subject of the November 2017 issue: "Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in Latin America."
 
The Northern Irish author of Cal and Grace Notes, Bernard MacLaverty talks to Anne McElvoy about his novel Midwinter Break plus Clair Wills on her research into post war immigration to Britain and the differing expectations and experience of migrants and European refugees. The daughter of Irish immigrants - she now teaches at Princeton Universi ...…
 
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Provocative Enlightenment Radio
 
“While exploring the evidence for an afterlife, I witnessed some unbelievable things that are not supposed to be possible in our material world. Despite my initial doubt, I came to realize that there are still aspects of Nature which are neither understood or accepted, even though their reality has profound implications for understanding the tr ...…
 
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Lingthusiasm - A podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics
 
Why does it always sound slightly off when someone tries to imitate your accent? Why do tiny children learning your second language already sound better than you, even though you’ve been learning it longer than they’ve been alive? What does it mean for there to be sounds you can’t hear?In Episode 12 of Lingthusiasm, your hosts Lauren Gawne and ...…
 
Joseph H. Jackson is perhaps the poor man’s John C Bennett. Both men published exposes on Joseph Smith. Bennett’s work is better known. Jackson’s is lesser known. Both are equally fascinating. This is the first part of a multiplayer-part series.
 
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Oxford Biographies
 
 
SPECIAL EDITION OF EARTH ANCIENTS emerging field of intuition development. In her new book, she takes readers beyond the intuition basics and introduces them to the next step--a more advanced form of intuitive perception called spiritual telepathy. This book provides the ancient mind-training techniques that will allow you to access the wisdom ...…
 
Luke and Otto talk about the Reformation and bottoms from the perspective of the younger listener.By familycrowther@btinternet.com (David Crowther).
 
One of the big questions in the study of human evolution is the question of how our ancestors spread across the world. Our species evolved in Africa and migrated around the world from there. Most people on earth today are mixed descendants of multiple migrations to different places. Somewhere in almost everyone’s family history, whether it was ...…
 
Dr. Amy Myers, gut health specialist and author of NY Times Best sellers The Auto-Immune Solution and The Thyroid Connection, sits down with Kyle Kingsbury and I to discuss the functional medicine approach to improve candida, SIBO and mold toxicity.
 
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History Extra podcast
 
Classicist and journalist Catherine Nixey talks about her new book The Darkening Age with Professor Edith Hall. Their discussion explores the momentous changes that occurred when Christianity became the dominant faith of the Roman empire
 
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On Being with Krista Tippett
 
“In a free society, some are guilty, but all are responsible.” A mystic, a 20th-century religious intellectual, a social change agent, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel marched alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., famously saying afterwards that he felt his legs were praying. Heschel’s poetic theological writings are still read and widely studied toda ...…
 
“In a free society, some are guilty, but all are responsible.” A mystic, a 20th-century religious intellectual, a social change agent, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel marched alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., famously saying afterwards that he felt his legs were praying. Heschel’s poetic theological writings are still read and widely studied toda ...…
 
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Renaissance English History Podcast: A Show About the Tudors
 
Melita Thomas spoke at the Tudor Summit about her new book, The King's Pearl, and the nuanced relationship between Mary and her father, Henry VIII. This is the audio of her video talk.If you missed the Tudor Summit, you can always go to Englandcast.com to get all the videos at once, as well as accompanying audio.…
 
What are the working conditions and what are the possibilities for change in the contemporary economy?In Working the Phones: Control and Resistance in Call Centers (Pluto Press, 2017), Jamie Woodcock, a fellow at the London School …
 
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