Context with Brad Harris
By Brad Harris, Historian
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What led to the rise of the modern world? How have we made so much progress, and what are its consequences? There are countless great books exploring these critical questions... we know we should read them, but most of us don't have time. Join historian Brad Harris as he distills their insights in a captivating, accessible way. Unless we understand our historical context, our discourse will be bloated with bad assumptions and progress will stall. We each owe it to our future to be a better historian, and Brad Harris helps us think like one.
||CleanWhy the West Rules - For Now, by Ian Morris||Reviewed by Brad Harris, Historian||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fall of Rome, and the End of Civilization||A conversation with Bryan Ward-Perkins||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Two Cultures, by C. P. Snow||Reviewed by Brad Harris, Historian||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMerchants of Doubt, by Naomi Oreskes & Erik Conway||Reviewed by Brad Harris, Historian||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGalileo's Finger: The Ten Great Ideas of Science, by Peter Atkins||Reviewed by Brad Harris, Historian||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEvolution's Other Narrative||By Brad Harris, Historian||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlagues and Peoples, by William McNeill||Reviewed by Brad Harris, Historian||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created, by Charles Mann||Reviewed by Brad Harris, Historian||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGenghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, by Jack Weatherford||Reviewed by Brad Harris, Historian||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Structure of Scientific Revolutions, by Thomas Kuhn||Reviewed by Brad Harris, Historian||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScientific Culture and the Making of the Industrial West, by Margaret Jacob||Reviewed by Brad Harris, Historian||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wealth and Poverty of Nations, by David Landes||Reviewed by Brad Harris, Historian||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGuns, Germs, and Steel, by Jared Diamond||Reviewed by Brad Harris, Historian||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Brad Harris continues to deliver. His keen eye for what fascinates, and his verbally eloquent narrative grabs you until he says, “So long.”
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Already one of my favorite podcasts. Harris is a keen and sophisticated curator of ideas and history.
Great for suggested reading
I’ve wanted to pick up and read every book featured on this podcast, even the ones I’ve already read.