A chronicle of the history of the twentieth century, including art, music, popular culture, science, religion, and, of course, politics and war.
The Great Debate II
If the first great scientific debate of the 1920s was over the size and composition of the Universe, the second was over the structure and nature of the atom. It turned out that the common-sense rules of our everyday world don't apply at the atomic level.
Les années folles
The French know the Roaring Twenties as the "crazy years," when Coco Chanel was the queen of fashion and Dada art was making everyone scratch their heads.
Music has always been a part of theatre, from opera to vaudeville. But in the 1920s, the first true stage musicals appeared.
The Algonquin Roundtable
New York City grew to be the most populous city in the world in the 1920s, as well as home to the world's tallest buildings and the world's champion smart alecks.
Dos, Don'ts, and Be Carefuls
In the early twentieth century, France had the world's largest motion picture industry, but it was soon eclipsed by that of the USA, a larger nation where movies were extremely popular. By 1920, 8 out of 10 motion pictures made in the world came from the United States.
I Am a Camera.
The period from roughly 1924-1933 was a time when Germany threw off the shackles of Imperial authoritarianism and embraced the new and modern in art and culture.
Very informative, well paced and quite witty. Higly recommended.
One of my two absolute favourite pods
This is really something to listen to. Facts mixed with a sublime humour makes this pod an absolute favourite.
( my other favourite is Dan Carlin’s pods).