David Grann @davidgrann is an American journalist, a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, and a best-selling author. His first book, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, was published in 2009.
Just off the British coast is a sunken world that was once the hub of mesolithic Europe. Simon Fitch, a specialist in Archaeological Sciences from the University of Bradbury, joins Dan to talk about the discovery and the part he played in making them. Producer: Peter Curry
Rebecca Wragg Sykes joined me on the pod to discuss our perception of the Neanderthals, which has undergone a metamorphosis since their discovery 150 years ago. We discuss how this has changed from seeing them as the losers of the human family tree to A-list hominins.
In the 5th century BC the world's first super power, the Persian Empire, went to war against a ragtag collection of cities and statelets on its western frontier. It was the start of the Persian War. Thankfully for us this war was recorded in some detail by the world's first historian. Herodotus. ...