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? What are humanity's best ideas? Join award-winning historian Brad Harris as he engages these fundamental questions and interprets the biggest historical forces that shape their answers, from the rise of civilization and the development of modern science to the spread of disease and the growth of globalization.
||CleanApplied Perspective: A Conversation with Niall Ferguson||Niall Ferguson is one of the most influential historians of our generation. His professional effort extends well beyond academia to ensure that policy makers and the public better understand how to apply historical lessons to current issues. Niall and..||3/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Square and the Tower, by Niall Ferguson||Reviewed by Brad Harris, Historian||2/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
Shorter analyses of books along a narrative
Just amazing. Shorter episodes but on par with Hardcore History in both informing and captivating.
This podcast is a gem and am immediately hooked. Thank you, Brad.
I love this podcast- just listened to an hour and a half of it and wasn't bored for a minute. Harris is super knowledgeable and his voice is LOVELY. Keep it up!
Be a guest on Joe Rogan!
Already one of my favorite podcasts. Harris is a keen and sophisticated curator of ideas and history.