'The Deal', Podcast Episode 8 of 'When Greeks Flew Kites'

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In this monthly series, broadcaster and acclaimed historical novelist Sarah Dunant, delves into the past to help frame the present, bringing to life worlds that span the centuries.

Taking a different modern day anxiety, hope or idea as its starting point each month, the series considers how certain questions are constant, yet also change their shape over time. Sarah celebrates the role of imagination in History and History as a discipline is at the heart of the programme, showing how historians are continually changing the questions they ask of the past.

The programme takes its name from the industrialist Henry Ford who, in 1921 reportedly told the New York Times, "History is Bunk" and asked "What difference does it make how many times the ancient Greeks flew kites?"

Period25 Feb 2018

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Media contributions

  • TitleThe Deal
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBBC Radio 4
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size30 minutes
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionPodcast - extended cut of episode 8 of 'When Greeks Flew Kites'
    Download version is longer than aired episode.
    PersonsHannah Cornwell