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American Business History – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 34



In this episode, Walter A. Friedman introduces American business history and its evolution since the early 20th century when the United States was first described as a ‘business civilization’.

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Walter A. Friedman is a historian and lecturer at Harvard Business School, where he directs the Business History Initiative and curriculum development at the Case Method Project. He is author of Birth of a Salesman: The Transformation of Selling in America and Fortune Tellers: The Story of America’s First Economic Forecasters.

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The Animal Kingdom – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 33



In this episode, Peter Holland introduces the animal kingdom and explains how our understanding of the animal world has been vastly enhanced by analysis of DNA and the study of evolution and development in recent years.

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Peter Holland is Linacre Professor of Zoology and Head of the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. After a degree in Zoology and a PhD in Genetics he has spent the last 20 years undertaking research into the evolution of the animal kingdom, focussing primarily on the genetic and developmental differences between animal groups.

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The Gothic – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 32



In this episode Nick Groom introduces the Gothic, a wildly diverse term which has a far-reaching influence across culture and society, from ecclesiastical architecture to cult horror films and political theorists to contemporary fashion.

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Nick Groom is Professor of English Literature at the University of Macau. He has published widely for both academic and popular readerships, and is the author and editor of many books, including Oxford World’s Classics editions of Frankenstein (2018), The Italian (2017), The Monk (2016), and The Castle of Otranto (2014).

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Samurai – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 31



In this episode, Michael Wert introduces samurai, whose influence in society and presence during watershed moments in Japanese history are often overlooked by modern audiences.

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Michael Wert is Associate Professor of East Asian History at Marquette University. Specializing in early modern and modern Japan, he is also the author of Meiji Restoration Losers: Memory and Tokugawa Supporters in Modern Japan.

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Consciousness – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 30



In this episode, Susan Blackmore introduces the last ‘great mystery for science’ – consciousness and the questions it poses for free will, personal experience, and the link between our mind and body.

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Learn more about consciousness with Susan here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSNg6dNw_7U

Susan Blackmore is a psychologist, writer, and Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth. Her research ranges through out-of-body experiences and claims of the paranormal to minds, memes, and the mysteries of consciousness and free will.

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