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A History of the World in 100 Objects

By BBC Radio 4

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Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, narrates 100 programmes that retell humanity's history through the objects we have made

Customer Reviews

How good is this podcast?

Very, very good.
It is one of my top 5 for sure.
You may think it is odd to listen to a podcast about objects, but isn't really.
Just go to the corresponding website and look at it there.
One thing that does bother me a bit is the amout of items in the British museum that probably shouls be returned to their place of origin. However, that has nothing to do with the quality of this program.

Sets the standard

This podcast absolutely sets the standard for what a history podcast should sound like, on many levels. It's been years since I listened to it, and I've not heard anything that comes close since. People will be listening to this podcast 100 years from now.

Very descriptive

However, having to go the site to see images , when they could have put a picture in as albumart, is a bit hard to do on the bus.
That and the british museum website itself feels like a bit of an antiquity.