Anthropologist David Graeber examines debt in the Classical period.
The Classical World
The Medieval Period
David Graeber examines debt during the medieval period, when coinage largely disappeared.
The Conquistadors and the Birth of the Modern World Economy
David Graeber examines the influence of debt during the conquest of South America.
The Birth of Capitalism
David Graeber examines the influence of debt during the birth of capitalism.
The International Politics of Debt
David Graeber examines the rise of virtual money since the 1970s.
David Graeber examines the crash of 2008 in the context of the history of debt.
Omnibus Episode 1
Anthropologist David Graeber explores the ways debt has shaped society over 5,000 years.
Omnibus Episode 2
Emmy Noether (Summer Repeat)
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas of one of the great 20th-century mathematicians
Creachadh Ghriais is Chuil Uaraich
Mar a bhris na fir a thill às a’ Chiad Chogadh tacan Ghriais is Chuil Uaraich a Leòdhas.
The Soviet Union
War and the Soviet economy from 1920 – 1940
Christian Carlisle takes an in depth look at the rich musical heritage of the region.
The death of Brazil's Getulio Vargas
How the influential Brazilian leader took his own life rather than submit to the military