Marco Werman interviews historian Ronald Bruce St John about the Italian colonial encounter with Libya on this week’s episode of How We Got Here.
This week’s history podcast is an interview with Robert Fatton of the University of Virginia looking back at Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s role in Haiti’s recent history and politics. I went to Haiti for the first time this year to do some reporting and have been trying to fill in some of the political context ever since. This interview is a good start for thinking about the life and times and impact of Aristide and what his return to Haiti might mean.
Here’s my Muslim Brotherhood piece from Monday with thoughts from Robert Malley, Jim Phillips, and Alison Pargeter, author of The Muslim Brotherhood: The Burden of Tradition.
Also, a new history pod on women in Egypt with historian Mona Russell. I’ve also tucked Lisa Mullins’ interview with Mike Rapport into that pod. Rapport wrote 1848: Year of Revolution and talks with Lisa about how today’s uprisings are resonant of Europe in 1848.
I’ve started doing interviews about the historical context for what we’re seeing in Egypt and other Arab countries. Here’s today’s radio piece about Mubarak and his political moment. And here is the latest episode of How We Got Here, an interview with Michael Wahid Hanna of The Century Foundation. I’m planning more episodes on Egypt–if you have historical questions, send them my way and I’ll try to get them answered.
Posted in Egypt, Radio Stories
Tagged 1967, Anwar Sadat, BBC, Camp David, Gamal Abdel Nasser, history podcast, Hosni Mubarak, How We Got Here, Jeb Sharp, Jon Alterman, Michael Wahid Hanna, Michele Dunne, PRI, PRI's The World, WGBH
How We Got Here #54 is a conversation with New York Times reporter David Rohde and his wife Kristen Mulvihill about their new book A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides.
Posted in Afghanistan, Books, How We Got Here, Pakistan
Tagged A Rope and a Prayer, BBC, David Rohde, history podcast, How We Got Here, Jeb Sharp, Kristen Mulvihill, PRI's The World, WGBH
Check out the latest episode of my history podcast here.
Posted in How We Got Here
Tagged 1979 hostage crisis, Arif Jamal, Ayesha Jalal, BBC, Clark Boyd, history podcast, How We Got Here, Iran, Jeb Sharp, Lucy Ash, Night Witches, Pakistan, PRI's The World, Shuja Nawaz, WGBH
Check out the latest episode of the history podcast: Marco Werman of PRI’s The World interviews James David Robenalt about his new book The Harding Affair: Love and Espionage during the Great War. Robenalt is a Cleveland lawyer with deep roots in Ohio. He was lucky enough to get his hands on a microfiche copy of Harding’s love letters to his mistress; the originals are still under seal in the Library of Congress. The resulting tale is full of surprises, about Harding, about his lover Carrie Phillips, and about the politics and foreign relations of the day.
Posted in History, How We Got Here
Tagged BBC, Carrie Phillips, history podcast, How We Got Here, James David Robenalt, Jeb Sharp, PRI, PRI's The World, The Harding Affair, Warren Harding, WGBH, Woodrow Wilson, WWI