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

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EI Weekly Listen — Variety in Judaism by Martin Goodman

In a religious system which presupposed a covenant not just between God and the individual Jew, but between God and Israel as a nation, the sense of communal solidarity had an abiding impact, regardless of the differences between denominations. Read by Leighton Pugh.

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. Read by Leighton Pugh.

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. Read by Leighton Pugh.

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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. Read by Leighton Pugh.

judaisim

EI Weekly Listen — Variety in Judaism by Martin Goodman

In a religious system which presupposed a covenant not just between God and the individual Jew, but between God and Israel as a nation, the sense of communal solidarity had an abiding impact, regardless of the differences between denominations. Read by Leighton Pugh.

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. Read by Leighton Pugh.

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. Read by Leighton Pugh.

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. Read by Leighton Pugh.

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