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
Posted in History, How We Got Here
Tagged 1989, Alex Gallafent, BBC, Berlin Wall, East Germany, Gerry Hadden, Jeb Sharp, Laura Lynch, PRI's The World, Susan Stone, Travemunde, West Germany, 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
New history podcast is up–long versions of my interviews this week with Haleh Esfandiari, author of My Prison, My Home and Peter Maass who wrote Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil. There’s also an interview with the Canadian health care expert and former politician Roy Romanow on the origins of the Canadian system. Finally an excerpt that didn’t make it into the radio segment from my interview Tuesday with Anne-Marie Goetz of UNIFEM, The UN Development Fund for Women, about rape as a weapon of war. I include it in the history podcast because Goetz includes a great deal of historical perspective in answering the question of why it’s so urgent to address epidemic levels of sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict zones around the world. More info on HWGH#29 at http://www.theworld.org/history as soon as I have time to post there.
Posted in Gender-Based Violence, Iran, Radio Stories, United Nations, War Crimes, Women
Tagged Anne-Marie Goetz, BBC, Crude World, Haleh Esfandiari, history podcast, How We Got Here, Jeb Sharp, My Prison My Home, Peter Maass, PRI, PRI's The World, Roy Romanow, UNIFEM, WGBH
An amazing book by an amazing woman. Here’s my interview with Haleh Esfandiari on PRI’s The World today. A longer version will go in the next episode of my How We Got Here podcast which I hope to get out by the end of the week.
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged Ahmedinejad, BBC, Haleh Esfandiari, Iran, Jeb Sharp, My Prison My Home, PRI's The World, Revolutionary Guard, velvet revolution, WGBH, Woodrow Wilson Institute