The Forum

Discover world history, culture and ideas with today’s leading experts

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 39m. Bisher sind 294 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 3 hours 6 minutes

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Sailing by the stars: The pioneering voyages of David Lewis


One man's intrepid quest to revive ancient navigation


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 2021-08-12  39m
 
 

Inside the mind of crime writer Patricia Highsmith


A 20th century master of the psychological thriller


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 2021-08-05  42m
 
 

Ibn Sina: The Persian polymath


Best known for his Canon of Medicine, Avicenna helped shape modern science


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 2021-08-02  26m
 
 

The Panama Canal: The real story behind the engineering triumph


The Canal that joined up the Atlantic and Pacific oceans but how did it impact Panama?


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 2021-07-29  39m
 
 

Ida Pfeiffer: 19th Century globetrotter


The eccentric traveller and collector who circumnavigated the globe twice


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 2021-07-22  39m
 
 

Rain or shine? A short history of the weather forecast


A century and a half of scientific meteorology


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 2021-07-15  39m
 
 

Emile Berliner, inventor of the gramophone


How mass-produced audio discs transformed our sound world


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 2021-07-08  40m
 
 

Tracing the roots of ancient trees


What can we learn from the oldest trees on earth?


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 2021-07-01  39m
 
 

The Wizard of Oz: A homegrown American fairy tale


The magical story of Dorothy, a plucky American heroine who follows the yellow brick road


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 2021-06-24  39m
 
 

Falconry: The history of hunting with birds of prey


From nomads to nobles, the working relationship between humans and raptors


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 2021-06-17  39m