Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

ChatChat - Claudia Cragg

Jul 4, 2019

On April 13, 1919, a column of British troops marched into the Jallianwala Bagh, a public garden in Amritsar, a city in Punjab, where more than 15,000 Indians had gathered for a peaceful protest against the increasingly restrictive policies of the British government, and in particular the deportation of two followers of...


Jun 11, 2019

In The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker argues that the gatherings in our lives are lackluster and unproductive--which they don't have to be. We rely too much on routine and the conventions of gatherings when we should focus on distinctiveness and the people involved. At a time when coming together is more important than...


May 22, 2019

 

Claudia Cragg (@ClaudiaCragg) speaks here with Christopher de Hamel, whose most recent book is Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts. This work won the Wolfson History Prize for history written for the general public and the Duff Cooper Prize for best work of history, biography, or political science.

For 25 years...


May 15, 2019

@claudiacragg speaks here (reprise of earlier interview) with Liza Mundy on Code Girls. This is the story of the young American women who cracked German and Japanese communications code to help win the Second World War. 

Recruited from settings as diverse as elite women’s colleges and small Southern towns, more than...


May 8, 2019

Podcast on short sabbatical due to unexpected fractured wrist.

Just out in paperback is 'Collusion' by Nomi Prins, ( )a searing exposĂ©, in which this former Wall Street insider Nomi Prins shows how the 2007-2008 financial crisis turbo-boosted the influence of central bankers and triggered a massive shift in...