Aug 16, 2023
Huns, Mongols, Turks, Scythians and other nomadic steppe tribes are
longtime interests of Dan's. In this show he interviews historian
Kenneth W. Harl who specializes in the study of those fascinating
1. Empires of the Steppes: A History of the Nomadic Tribes Who Shaped Civilization by Kenneth W. Harl
May 31, 2023
Daniele Bolelli the fabulous host of “History on Fire” and I fanboy out over archaeology. We had some inexplicable audio problems at times with the recording, so hopefully that doesn't detract from the greatness of the guest.
Apr 1, 2023
Dan tries focusing a much wider historical lens on perennial human
issues like war, land ownership, immigration, ethnicity,
environmental worries and the double-edged sword that is human
1. Agricola and Germania by Tacitus
2. A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third...
Feb 14, 2023
Rick Rubin joins Dan to discuss human creativity. This unusual show evolves as it goes though and by the end covers a wide array of subjects and topics. By the end it isn't even clear who is asking questions and who is answering them.
1. “Broken Record” with Rick Rubin and Malcolm...
Nov 16, 2022
Ready for an argument? Like Dan's quote voice? Waiting to hear Dan discuss boxing? Then you've hit the trifecta. Boxing expert Mike Silver and Dan discuss whether today's modern fighters could compete with those of yesteryear.
1. The Arc of Boxing: The Rise
and Decline of the Sweet Science by Mike Silver
2. The Night...