1/5 The man who fixed the gaping holes of Rue d'Enfer now makes his dramatic entry.
1/20 How Drake's circumnavigation of the globe changed the way people viewed the world.
2/3 Egyptian writer Tarek Osman examines the history of the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
6/10 David Graeber examines debt during the medieval period, when coinage largely disappeared.
John Barrowman tells the story of the morale-boosting US army show that toured the world.
Tony Phillips recalls a memorable performance by Afro-American contralto Marian Anderson.
5/5 As she enters a frail old age, Pearl Buck continues to shock and surprise her friends.
30/30 Heather Couper considers the prospects of life being found elsewhere in the solar system.
5/10 Anthropologist David Graeber examines debt in the classical period.
4/5 Liberated by her success, Pearl's private life nonetheless begins to fall apart.
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