A History of the World in 100 Objects

A Society, Culture and History podcast featuring Neil MacGregor
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Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, narrates 100 programmes that retell humanity's history through the objects we have made

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The very last episode in Neil MacGregor's history of humanity as told through the things that time has left behind. The director of the British Museum in London has spent the past year choosing objects from the museum's vast collection to represent…
Neil MacGregor's history of the world as told through things. Throughout this week he is examining objects that speak of the great shifts in human organisation and thinking in the modern world - objects that raise questions about human lives, the e…
The history of humanity, as told through one hundred objects from the British Museum in London, is drawing to an end. Throughout this week, Neil MacGregor, the director of the British Museum in London, has been with things that help explain the m…

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CheshireCat reviewed this podcast on Jun 14th, 2017
"A wonderful way to look at human history (and pre-history): by taking 100 objects from the museum and using them to benchmark the development of human society and culture. It's obviously well-researched and presented in a lovely style. It's all complete now, of course, but it's worth going back and listening to the entire series."
 

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Started
Jan 18th, 2010
Latest Episode
Oct 22nd, 2010
Release Period
Daily
No. of Episodes
100
Avg. Episode Length
14 minutes

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