Wednesday, October 27, 2010
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Presented by awesomely posh British Museum director Neil MacGregor and a wide range of informed and opinionated guests, each 15-minute show uses an object from the museum to illustrate the progress and 'connectednessness™' of human civilisation from around 2 million BC to the present day.
Click here for more information and links to each episode. You can download all 101 podcasts in one go from the iTunes store.
I'm working my way through the series, and am being entertained, informed and provoked to thinking about the issues raised by each episode.
If you want a hi-res artwork for your podcasts (the BBC-created version is 'orrible), here's one I made up myself.
Thanks to Rory for enthusing about the series.