A History of the World in 100 Objects
A History of the World Special 18 May 2011
Peter Lewis tells a story of love, separation and hardship, through the object he added to the BBC History of the World website: a portrait of a private soldier's sweetheart, painted secretly for his Uncle Bryn in the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Israel and the U.S. - Together and Apart
On the heels of President Obama's major Middle East speech, we speak with journalists and analysts from the United States and Israel about the future of U.S.-Israeli relations.
Harold Bloom on His Life and Work; Comedian Albert Brooks; and Best-Seller News
This week, a conversation with literary scholar Harold Bloom about his life and work; comedian Albert Brooks discusses his first novel, "2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America"; Julie Bosman has notes from the field; and Jennifer Schuessler has best-seller news.
Hazem Kandil on Revolution in Egypt
Imagine you’ve been doing research on the possibility of revolution in Egypt and you’ve just published a paper asking why revolutions in Egypt have failed to materialize and then, two weeks after publication: revolution in Egypt. That’s the situation Hazem Kandil found himself in these past few months, and in this episode Kandil, who is a PhD candidate in the UCLA sociology department, talks with Sinan Erensu about the causes and consequences of revolution in Egypt and how sociology can help us better understand what happened and is happening still.