19 episodes

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.

Context with Brad Harris Brad Harris, Historian

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 228 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.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
228 Ratings

228 Ratings

wiehle-learner ,

A real gem

Every episode is an introduction to another field of knowledge that is both interesting and important. Harris respects ideas and his audience’s intelligence by exploring the foundations of these ideas. Wonderful guests that challenge and enlighten.

Nw1657 ,

Great podcast for anyone interested in academia

Brad introduces some books I would have never thought of reading and his breakdown of their ideas is wonderful. Great production value and interesting for even those who didn’t have any interest in the first place.

MPGumbert ,

It gives you exactly what the name suggests it will

No matter your philosophy or ideology we should all agree that the very facts that make the world work shouldn’t be up for debate. But sadly they are and Brad Harris does a great job of bringing to the fore of why it is so important that we accept fact as fact.

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