330 afleveringen

We tease out the complex history behind those baffling events in the news.

Rear Vision itunesu_sunset

    • Geschiedenis
    • 5,0 • 2 beoordelingen

We tease out the complex history behind those baffling events in the news.

    Psychedelics—the curious journey from medical lab to party drug and back again

    Psychedelics—the curious journey from medical lab to party drug and back again

    Around the world there is a rapidly growing body of scientific evidence suggesting that psychedelic drugs are safe and highly effective when used under medical supervision. Why did promising treatments first become illegal and how did drugs once seen as possibly leading to madness or death become once again treatments for mental illness?

    • 29 min.
    Tax cuts for the rich—do we all benefit?

    Tax cuts for the rich—do we all benefit?

    For fifty years, governments have cut taxes for corporations and the wealthiest people, arguing that this will stimulate the economy and lead to prosperity for us all. Known as trickle-down or supply-side economics, does it make any sense, and has it worked?

    • 29 min.
    Politics in the bush—the story of the Nats

    Politics in the bush—the story of the Nats

    Barnaby Joyce’s return to the leadership of the National Party is bound to stir things up in Australian politics. Where does he fit in the story of one of Australia’s oldest and most unusual political parties?

    • 29 min.
    The Suez Canal—ambition, colonial greed, revolution and the ditch that reshaped global trade.

    The Suez Canal—ambition, colonial greed, revolution and the ditch that reshaped global trade.

    The Suez Canal is one of the world’s most vital trade routes. It’s the shortest sea link between Asia and Europe and about 12% of global trade passes through it each year. But the Canal is situated in one of the most volatile regions in the world and its history has been defined by that geography.  

    • 29 min.
    Edward and Harry—the men who left the royal family

    Edward and Harry—the men who left the royal family

    Prince Harry’s decision to renounce his royal role was not the first time a member of the British monarchy decided to opt out. Almost a century ago, King Edward VIII gave up the crown to marry Wallis Simpson, an American divorcée. These two decisions, several generations apart, engulfed the monarchy in turmoil and sent the media into meltdown. What do these two stories tell us about the British monarchy?

    • 29 min.
    False accounting—why calories don’t add up

    False accounting—why calories don’t add up

    What are calories and can you lose weight by eating fewer of them? The story of the calorie shadows the Western struggle with diet and obesity.

    • 29 min.

Klantrecensies

5,0 van 5
2 beoordelingen

2 beoordelingen

Top-podcasts in Geschiedenis

Trouw
Dag en Nacht Media
NPO Radio 1 / NTR
Klara
Jonas Goossenaerts & Filip Vekemans
Marieke de Veer / Dag en Nacht Media

Suggesties voor jou

ABC Radio
ABC Radio
ABC Radio
ABC Radio
ABC Radio
ABC Radio

Meer van itunesu_sunset

ABC Radio
ABC Radio
ABC News
ABC Radio
ABC Radio
ABC Radio