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How do empires rise? Why do they fall? And how have they shaped the world around us today?

William Dalrymple and Anita Anand explore the stories, personalities and events of empire over the course of history.

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How do empires rise? Why do they fall? And how have they shaped the world around us today?

William Dalrymple and Anita Anand explore the stories, personalities and events of empire over the course of history.

Luister op Apple Podcasts
Vereist abonnement en macOS 11.4 of nieuwer

    Bonus: Anita’s most influential books

    Bonus: Anita’s most influential books

    Which authors have inspired Anita’s writing? From an explosion in Delft, to Gitta Sereny’s humanisation of monsters. From battles over Sigmund Freud’s legacy, to the Golden Age of journalism in the USA. Listen as Anita dives into her most influential books, and William reveals his favourite reading spots…

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    149. Pocahontas: Kidnapped in Virginia

    149. Pocahontas: Kidnapped in Virginia

    One of the most famous names in American history, Pocahontas had an extraordinary life. She was the daughter of Powhatan, a great Native American chief, and was born in Werowocomoco, in what we’d now call Virginia. From a young age, she mixed with the initial English settlers and spent time in the first European settlement in America, Jamestown. But, her life was turned upside down when she was lured aboard a ship and taken prisoner by Samuel Argall, an English naval officer. Before long, presumably under a degree of duress, she had converted to christianity, married an Englishman, and was making her way across the Atlantic. Listen as William and Anita are joined by Camilla Townsend to discuss the life and legacy of Pocahontas.

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    • 48 min.
    148. America: The Empire of Liberty

    148. America: The Empire of Liberty

    The Empire that dare not speak its name. America was born through an explicit rejection of empire as it forced the British from the continent and indeed many of its citizens would baulk at the suggestion their nation is an empire. Yet, over its lifetime the empire of liberty, as Thomas Jefferson himself once called it, has continually flexed its imperial muscles. In our newest series, William and Anita will take you from the great plains of North America to the shores of the Philippines and explore the history of the American Empire. In today’s episode, William and Anita look at the first colonial interactions on the North American continent as the British land in Virginia and establish contact with the Powhatan Native Americans.

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    • 44 min.
    147. Queen Victoria: Empress of India (Ep 4)

    147. Queen Victoria: Empress of India (Ep 4)

    In 1877 Queen Victoria took on the title Empress of India, a nation which she undoubtedly had close to her heart. Yet, under her reign and that of her successors, India was exploited. At the same time, she takes Abdul Karim, known as the Munshi, into her court. Many of her courtiers despised this Indian man and his influence, but Victoria stuck by him. Undoubtedly, Empire was central to Victoria and she saw it as a force for good, but how do we see that and the rest of her reign now? Listen as William and Anita discuss Victoria’s final years and her legacy.

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    • 48 min.
    146. Queen Victoria: The Empire on Which the Sun Never Sets (Ep 3)

    146. Queen Victoria: The Empire on Which the Sun Never Sets (Ep 3)

    Across 1851, over 6,000,000 people went to London to see the Great Exhibition. Designed to showcase the very best of what Britain and the empire could offer the world, the event was an incontrovertible success which cemented Britain’s status as the nation at the centre of the world economy. But, with the events of 1857 in India and the extreme levels of violence that came with it, followed by the death of Albert in 1861, Victoria’s rule was not plain-sailing even at this point. Listen as William and Anita discuss Victoria and her interactions with the empire on which the sun never sets.

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    • 48 min.
    Bonus: The Potato Famine, Relative Morality, and Charcuterie Boards in the Spanish Inquisition

    Bonus: The Potato Famine, Relative Morality, and Charcuterie Boards in the Spanish Inquisition

    How were charcuterie boards used to try people during the Spanish Inquisition? Is morality relative? Can you tell us more about the Potato Famine and where to read about it? Listen as William and Anita answer these questions and reveal what the next series of Empire is going to be...

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Klantrecensies

4,7 van 5
46 beoordelingen

46 beoordelingen

SandervanHijfte ,

Empire

I really like the way history is presented. There is humor and depth and personal stories. So all in all a lovely way to help me through morning and evening traffic.

Black_taharqa ,

Enlightenment in every episode

I stumbled upon the Empire podcast by accident. After reading William Dalrymple’s Anarchy, I thought, “Why doesn’t Dalrymple make a podcast of his brilliant book?” Well, he has—with Anita Anand. Empire is probably the best podcast I have listened to. Every episode was carefully researched, enlisting the finest historians of the British Empire in all its theaters. History was brought to life; empire may be dead, but its effects, contested and lingering, are definitely not. Thank you Anand and Dalrymple for this gem of a podcast.

M1962 ,

it worsened

I quit. Content good, guests good. But too much giggling, theatrical indignation and chummy interaction. The content gets lost. Missed opportunity!

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