20 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

    • History
    • 4.8, 271 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

4.8 out of 5
271 Ratings

271 Ratings

JxHaub ,

Fascinating and informative!

Excellent podcast giving you great insight and context into historical happenings and scientific breakthroughs you don’t get anywhere else!

Who Writes Reviews, Anyway? ,

Informative?

I don’t consider myself a scholar of history but maybe I should start, since the other reviewers keep commenting on how informative these podcasts are.
If you are someone who just loves reading the Foreword in a book then you might like these podcasts.
I say “might” because you will also have to get past the podcaster’s super cheesy vocal stylings. If this was a podcast of ghost stories it could work, but it just sounds silly here and got on my nerves very quickly.
Save yourself, move right on past this podcast and pick up the actual books he recommends, or listen to the audiobook versions where possible.

Jaketini_Dry ,

Great show

Great podcast

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