History

Stories of our cosmopolitan elders.

Episode 30: Should we abolish borders? With Leah Cowan

Episode 30: Should we abolish borders? With Leah Cowan

The border isn’t a line on the periphery of the country, says Leah Cowan, author of Border Nation. It is a fog that covers all of society and can descend upon you at any time if you’re an immigrant or racialized as “other.” It wasn’t always thus

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Immigration
Episode 25: The year 1000, when globalization began, with Valerie Hansen

Episode 25: The year 1000, when globalization began, with Valerie Hansen

A millenium ago, the Vikings landed in Canada, Islam spread in China and Southeast Asia was already the world’s factory. Welcome to the first globalization. Globalization isn’t just the stuff of airplanes and container ships. It’s not colonization and circumnavigation alone. It started much sooner. Dr Valerie

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
History
Episode 19: Can you still be British and European? With Peter Gumbel

Episode 19: Can you still be British and European? With Peter Gumbel

When they narrowly escaped the Third Reich and found refuge in Britain, Peter Gumbel’s parents and grandparents cast off their German Jewish heritage to become a perfectly British family. Two generations later, deeply unsettled by Brexit, Gumbel reaches out to Germany again in search of a new passport – and

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
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