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What led to the rise of the modern world? How have we made so much progress, and what are its consequences? What are humanity's best ideas? Join award-winning historian Brad Harris as he engages these fundamental questions and interprets the biggest historical forces that shape their answers, from the rise of civilization and the development of modern science to the spread of disease and the growth of globalization.

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    • 4.8, 28 Ratings

What led to the rise of the modern world? How have we made so much progress, and what are its consequences? What are humanity's best ideas? Join award-winning historian Brad Harris as he engages these fundamental questions and interprets the biggest historical forces that shape their answers, from the rise of civilization and the development of modern science to the spread of disease and the growth of globalization.

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4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Stéphane Palardy ,

Fall of Rome, great episode and improved rendering style for Brad...

I have listened to all episodes produced be Brad and “finally”, we have the chance to hear him with a more “natural” voice... less “radio advertising” or “movie trailer” like voice. It makes a big difference for me, the same excellent content, but now with an improved style ! Please consider keeping this natural way of speaking in your next episodes.

Trav1sD ,

A beautiful effort to bring common knowledge of science up to speed

Brad’s review of books that describe in detail the progress of scientific discovery, clearly shows how embarrassingly long of a lag is held by the general public in concepts of understanding in what are now, scientific principle. Even for myself, who I would describe as reasonably knowledgeable in science (for someone untrained in the field) and a strong proponent of science and progress, I’m finding a shocking world where the foundations have shifted quite significantly from what could be generally described as “absolute common knowledge”.

This valiant effort to bridge the gap of knowledge to attempt to raise the tide of society has been truly enjoyable, enlightening, and inspiring. It’s also worrisome to consider how low the water of common understanding is, and creates for me an urgency to do my part in sharing this information. Please keep up the good work Brad. We are in need.

Jackshsiwd ,

Great content!

The content is awesome and Brad you have a very professional sounding voice but I’d be interested if the tone was slightly more conversational? Sometimes I feel like I’m listening to an audiobook of a textbook as opposed to hearing someone who knows the material tell me a story like a friend or something? Again, love the stuff but perhaps worth experimenting

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