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When did countries become countries? Misha Glenny on the borders, the stories and the people of countries worldwide.

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    • 4.2 • 16 Ratings

When did countries become countries? Misha Glenny on the borders, the stories and the people of countries worldwide.

    Scandinavia - the narcissism of small differences

    Scandinavia - the narcissism of small differences

    Ep3 Norway and fish, followed by oil

    • 29 min
    Scandinavia - The Viking Inheritance

    Scandinavia - The Viking Inheritance

    The Swedish Baltic Empire ... why it's not all Abba and social democracy with the Swedes

    • 33 min
    Scandinavia - The Bridge

    Scandinavia - The Bridge

    Ep 1 "Danes talk about Swedes all the time. Swedes don't talk about Danes so much."

    • 35 min
    Ireland - escalation!

    Ireland - escalation!

    "The thing about the border - we've lived it. It doesn't feel like history to us."

    • 16 min
    Ireland - plantation and conflict

    Ireland - plantation and conflict

    Dr Joan Redmond talks to Misha Glenny about Ireland, England and the early seeds of war

    • 18 min
    Ireland - we used the word pagan as kids!

    Ireland - we used the word pagan as kids!

    Fintan O'Toole talks to Misha Glenny about Catholics, Protestants, and Top of the Pops

    • 24 min

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hi! i'm really enjoying this podcast - it's a bit like travelling back in time and to another continent (i'm listening in aus). your guests are fabulous - i wondered if you would consider listing their names (and books) in a set of show notes? thanks heaps and i look forward to listening to all of your episodes!

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