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New Episodes! A regular podcast on the History of Oil by Peter B. Doran: the need – and the greed – that have defined the modern age. https://twitter.com/PeterBDoran

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    • 4.7 • 30 Ratings

New Episodes! A regular podcast on the History of Oil by Peter B. Doran: the need – and the greed – that have defined the modern age. https://twitter.com/PeterBDoran

    Episode 33 - The Monster Pipe

    Episode 33 - The Monster Pipe

    The Alyeska consortium builds an 800-mile pipeline across
    Alaska.

    • 11 min
    A History of Oil, Episode 32 - Ice and Crude

    A History of Oil, Episode 32 - Ice and Crude

    The hunt is on for Alaskan crude.

    • 10 min
    A History of Oil, Episode 31, Inflated Dreams

    A History of Oil, Episode 31, Inflated Dreams

    The long-awaited showdown over Iran unfolds.

    • 13 min
    A History of Oil, Episode 30 - Friends and Enemies

    A History of Oil, Episode 30 - Friends and Enemies

    Strange things happen when oil reaches stratospheric heights.

    • 15 min
    A History of Oil, Episode 29 - Oil Shock

    A History of Oil, Episode 29 - Oil Shock

    Cheap oil goes bust, for now.

    • 12 min
    A History of Oil, Episode 28 - Breaking Rockefeller

    A History of Oil, Episode 28 - Breaking Rockefeller

    Iran's "King of Kings" becomes the Guardian of the Gulf.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Abbakar Dex ,

Highly recommended

Insightful history of oil podcast. Highly recommended.

n0shoe5 ,

Great but unfinished

More please !!!!

Nickname, why? ,

Superb. Surprising interesting. Great voice & presentation. All History enthusiasts - CHECK IT OUT

Please, please tell me you aren't stopping the series with Mossadegh.
I logged in from a very slow connection in Ushauia, Argentina just to tell you how great I think your podcast is and ask you if you will continue it. This is the first time I'veever commented on podcast and it's to ask you to end your hiatus. Love your show.

To all other listeners/browser - CHECK THIS OUT.

You might think a History of Oil sounds like too refined a topic (excuse the pun) and too specialist too interest you.
If you're anything like me I promise you'll love it.

Importantly, in addition to suprisingly fascinating material this podcaster has a great voice and nice pacing. I've checked out a lot of podcasts and it is hard to get the balance right between dull recitation and overly jumpy, casaul, informal style. To my ear this guy has it down to a tee.

A great listen and I hope there is more to come.

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