• Tom R
9 episodes

Just a bloke talking about what interests him in History. Hope you enjoy and please provide any feedback or points of discussion.

Episodes

Episode #9 - History and Morality
2020 Dec 1524m 47s
A look into how history is studied today and how morality and history can be perceived as compatible. Thank you for listening and please leave any feedback!
Episode #8 - Democracy in Bolivia and the US
2020 Nov 1816m 14s
This episode is looking at the fragility of democracy particularly in Bolivia and the United States in light of recent elections and allegations of electoral fraud. Thank you for listening and please leave any feedback!
Episode #7 - Normal People? - An insight into the ordinary people behind the Holocaust
2020 Nov 1529m 46s
This episode is an insight into the psychology of the perpetrators of the Holocaust and takes a look into the normality of the perpetrators as well as their motivations. This episode does attempt to confront the perspective of the victims. This is due to constraints of time not a lack of interest or any attempt to write them out of history or question the relevance of their experience. Thank you for listening and please leave any feedback!
Episode #6 - Political Opportunism or Genuine Concern? - The Roman Republic and 19th Century Britain
2020 Nov 0821m 30s
A look into the motivations for changing the political franchise from the Social war in ancient Rome to Disraeli in the 19th Century and finishing with a look at the contemporary U.S Election. Thank you for listening and please leave any feedback.
Episode #5 - Star Wars & Ancient Rome
2020 Oct 2614m 42s
What do Star Wars and Ancient Rome have in common? How was Julius Caesar similar to Chancellor Palpatine? Please leave any feedback. Thank you for listening!
Episode #4 - How non-violent was Martin Luther King's Civil Rights Movement really?
2020 Oct 1420m 2s
A look into the innate tension of King's non-violent protests and their reliance on violence to achieve success. Please leave any feedback. Thank you for Listening!
Episode #3 - My Lai Massacre
2020 Oct 0522m 23s
This episode is a darker one, examining the My Lai Massacre. Hopefully the podcast provides an alternate perspective on the narrative of events. Thank you for listening and please leave any feedback.
Episode #2 - Thucydides' Trap today
2020 Sep 2229m
The second half of my mini-series on Thucydides' Trap. Assessing the trap in the context of America and China's relations today. Please leave any feedback. Thank You for listening!
Episode #1 - The Thucydides Trap in Ancient context
2020 Sep 0823m 45s
My first podcast episode and an insight into the Thucydides' Trap in it's original context. Please leave any feedback. Thank you for listening!
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