Podcasts

Tune in to Engelsberg Ideas podcasts, where you’ll find calm conversations and thought provoking analysis. History Lessons – hosted by Mattias Hessérus – features interviews with leading historians and authors. Worldview is hosted by Iain Martin and tackles big questions with the help of the best academics. The EI Weekly Listen is a series of audio essays featuring our writers.

Episodes

EI Weekly Listen – Cool war by Noah Feldman

While the US remains the sole reigning super power, the rise of China adds complexity to the current world order. Geostrategic conflict is inevitable, but mutual economic interdependence can help manage that conflict and keep it from spiralling out of control.

EI Weekly Listen – Russia and geopolitics by Anna-Lena Laurén

As the largest country in the world, Russia’s might past and present has an inherent link to its geopolitics. But since the decline of the Soviet Union, Moscow’s eyes are constantly straying beyond the national borders. In Russia, expansion is often regarded as a means of self-defence.

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EI Weekly Listen – Adrian Wooldridge on the return of religion

Voltaire predicted that religion would be defunct in fifty year’s time. Karl Marx called it the opium of the masses and Nietzsche declared that God is dead. Adrian Wooldridge is now saying that He is back. From the rise of Islamic extremism to American evangelism, the twenty-first century is seeing a religious renaissance.

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Worldview – the Eurasian century

For the Worldview podcast, Iain Martin is joined by Hal Brands, the Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Together, they discuss the theories of Halford Mackinder and how in 1904, he charted out a map of the tumultuous century to follow.

Painting of King George III of England, (1738-1820), seated on the throne in full regalia.

History Lessons – Andrew Roberts on George III

On the latest edition of History Lessons, Mattias Hessérus is in conversation with historian Andrew Roberts on his mission to repair the reputation of Britain’s most maligned and misunderstood monarch.

Standing atop rubble with retired New York City firefighter Bob Beckwith, President George W Bush rallies firefighters and rescue workers during an impromptu speech at the site of the collapsed World Trade Center.

Worldview – what is the future of the West?

Iain Martin is joined by leading security and international relations experts to discuss the legacy of 9/11, the future of Western-led interventions and the meaning of the NATO exit from Afghanistan. Can the West continue to shape world order or is it being replaced? This episode was recorded on the eve of the twentieth anniversary of 9/11.

EI Weekly Listen – Cool war by Noah Feldman

While the US remains the sole reigning super power, the rise of China adds complexity to the current world order. Geostrategic conflict is inevitable, but mutual economic interdependence can help manage that conflict and keep it from spiralling out of control.

EI Weekly Listen – Russia and geopolitics by Anna-Lena Laurén

As the largest country in the world, Russia’s might past and present has an inherent link to its geopolitics. But since the decline of the Soviet Union, Moscow’s eyes are constantly straying beyond the national borders. In Russia, expansion is often regarded as a means of self-defence.

mosque iran god is back

EI Weekly Listen – Adrian Wooldridge on the return of religion

Voltaire predicted that religion would be defunct in fifty year’s time. Karl Marx called it the opium of the masses and Nietzsche declared that God is dead. Adrian Wooldridge is now saying that He is back. From the rise of Islamic extremism to American evangelism, the twenty-first century is seeing a religious renaissance.

yalta conference churchill stalin roosevelt

Worldview – the Eurasian century

For the Worldview podcast, Iain Martin is joined by Hal Brands, the Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Together, they discuss the theories of Halford Mackinder and how in 1904, he charted out a map of the tumultuous century to follow.

Painting of King George III of England, (1738-1820), seated on the throne in full regalia.

History Lessons – Andrew Roberts on George III

On the latest edition of History Lessons, Mattias Hessérus is in conversation with historian Andrew Roberts on his mission to repair the reputation of Britain’s most maligned and misunderstood monarch.

Standing atop rubble with retired New York City firefighter Bob Beckwith, President George W Bush rallies firefighters and rescue workers during an impromptu speech at the site of the collapsed World Trade Center.

Worldview – what is the future of the West?

Iain Martin is joined by leading security and international relations experts to discuss the legacy of 9/11, the future of Western-led interventions and the meaning of the NATO exit from Afghanistan. Can the West continue to shape world order or is it being replaced? This episode was recorded on the eve of the twentieth anniversary of 9/11.

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