The Forum

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

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


Sailing by the stars: The pioneering voyages of David Lewis

One man's intrepid quest to revive ancient navigation


 2021-08-12  39m

Inside the mind of crime writer Patricia Highsmith

A 20th century master of the psychological thriller


 2021-08-05  42m

Ibn Sina: The Persian polymath

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


 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?


 2021-07-29  39m

Ida Pfeiffer: 19th Century globetrotter

The eccentric traveller and collector who circumnavigated the globe twice


 2021-07-22  39m

Rain or shine? A short history of the weather forecast

A century and a half of scientific meteorology


 2021-07-15  39m

Emile Berliner, inventor of the gramophone

How mass-produced audio discs transformed our sound world


 2021-07-08  40m

Tracing the roots of ancient trees

What can we learn from the oldest trees on earth?


 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


 2021-06-24  39m

Falconry: The history of hunting with birds of prey

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


 2021-06-17  39m