99 episodes

A podcast dedicated to discussing history.

Historically Thinking: Conversations about historical knowledge and how we achieve it Albert Zambone

    • Philosophy
    • 4.8, 48 Ratings

A podcast dedicated to discussing history.

    Episode 170: Bound by War, or, the Philippines and the United States in the First Pacific Century

    Episode 170: Bound by War, or, the Philippines and the United States in the First Pacific Century

    My great-grandfather Louis Corsiglia emigrated to the United States as a boy from Genoa, and he was a lifelong anti-imperialist Democrat. So it followed from those two things that a dictum of his was that “A Sicilian is no more an Italian than a Filipino is an American.” In its way, it’s a phrase from […]

    • 53 min
    Episode 169: The History of the Future

    Episode 169: The History of the Future

    This week’s conversation is a rather unusual. There’s one guest, as there usually is, but this time there are two hosts—or, two people asking the qeustions. The guest is David Staley, whom longtime listeners to the podcast will recognized from Episode 111, where he talked about his book Alternative Universities: Speculative Design for Innovation in Higher […]

    • 58 min
    Episode 167: How Black Americans Created American Citizenship

    Episode 167: How Black Americans Created American Citizenship

      On January 15, 1817, a group of some of the most prominent African-American leaders called a public meeting at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, which had at that time one of the largest communities of free blacks in the United States. They had intended to support a plan for settling American blacks […]

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 166: Beauty and Terror, or, the Italian Renaissance Re-envisioned

    Episode 166: Beauty and Terror, or, the Italian Renaissance Re-envisioned

    In the movie The Third Man, Orson Welles delivered this sensational adlibbed speech: You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred […]

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 165: Western Civ Has Got to…

    Episode 165: Western Civ Has Got to…

      In 1728, philosopher, theologian, and Anglican minister George Berkeley wrote these verses: The Muse, disgusted at an age and clime Barren of every glorious theme, In distant lands now waits a better time, Producing subjects worthy fame. Not such as Europe breeds in her decay: Such as she bred when fresh and young, When […]

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 164: The Open Sea, or, the Economies of the Ancient Mediterranean

    Episode 164: The Open Sea, or, the Economies of the Ancient Mediterranean

    For generations historians have talked about “the ancient economy”. When they want to be more specific, they have written of “the ancient Mediterranean economy.” Given the diversity of the ancient Mediterranean world, that’s not much more specific. Indeed, sometimes the search for unity has obscured the beauty of specificity, and even how economies and cultures […]

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

oakjer ,

Really good

Consistently serious and interesting conversations with historians

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Absolutely First Rate

Thoughtful and thought provoking.

Bringing up Baby ,

Thoughtful

Podcast title says all. Delves into trends in historical thought— the history of capitalism, environmental history, etc. Host Zambone wears his deep learning lightly, draws out insight after insight from guests. Bonus: Zambone has a great podcast voice.

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