Direct links to some podcasts I listen to.
Revolutions by Mike Duncan.
The follow-on series from The History of Rome. Mike Duncan's steady delivery has never let me down; it's helped to keep me going through many uncertain times. His calm summarisation of complicated situations is comforting; we're not alone. We all suffer and enjoy reversals like Napoleon's. And the Bolsheviks were sure that a period of calm would come, eventually, after the revolution was done; it didn't. History doesn't ever stop.
In Moscow's Shadows by Mark Galeotti.
Recommended to me during the pandemic, before the war. Mark Galeotti's analysis is clear minded. His interest in, and care for, the Russian people gives the programme humanity. His knowledge of how politicking is done, in government and in criminal gangs, makes the programme compelling.
Blowback by Brendan James and Noah Kulwin.
Three series, Iraq, Cuba and Korea. American intervention abroad. Much greed, violence and suffering. Who wrote that the West has been the greatest exporter of violence in history? Maybe there's time to make it up.
Tech Won't Save Us by Paris Marx.
Interesting people discuss technology and how it's going great.
The Daily by the New York Times
I like the format of The Daily and it's interesting to get the NY Time's take on an issue. The takes, however, are sometimes wrong. A recent episode about gas and the Russian war on Ukraine told a story that was loose with facts, apparently in the pursuit of a narrative.