The China History Podcast
The Shang Dynasty
This week in part two of our dynasty overview, we examine the Shang Dynasty 1600BC to 1046BC. Chinese characters make their appearance for the first time. Artisans cast the most beautiful bronzes. Many consider this China's first real dynasty.
Scientific American Podcast aka Science Talk
The End: Death, Endings and Things That Should End
Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina and issue editor Michael Moyer talk with podcast host Steve Mirsky about the September single-topic issue of Scientific American--endings in science. Plus, we test your knowledge of some recent science in the news
The Red Cross
The large number of wars, conflicts and more recently natural disasters means the International Committee of the Red Cross is still busy helping the wounded and the lost almost 150 years since it was formed.
History 5 Fall 2010 (Berkeley) by Thomas Laqueur
Lecture 6: Cultural Diversity in Early Modern Europe
The reformation creates cultural diversity. A self conscious elite culture is created that will come to define itself against a popular culture which will become an object of study, admiration, or disgust.
A History of the World in 100 Objects (BBC)
073 Inca Gold Llama
A simple, gold sculpture of a llama. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum examines the animal that helped fuel the success of the great Inca Empire, which ruled over some 12 million people along the Pacific West Coast of America. He tells the story of the Inca, their culture and religion, as well as what happened to them when the Spanish arrived.