How It Began: A History of the Modern World
About This Show
A thrilling podcast about the History of the Modern World. Humanity has been hard at work for centuries to empower itself with better tools and insights, from science and surgery to electricity and the Internet, and this series celebrates the history of those triumphs. Compared to our ancestors, we live like superheroes and sorcerers, endowed with powers they could never have imagined. But how did we achieve all this? Historian Brad Harris tackles that question head on, revealing how the most important scientific, technological, and cultural advancements in history began, and inspiring us to keep reaching for new historical triumphs along the way.
Most Recent Episode
Measuring Time: The Hidden Mechanism of Modernity
Our submergence in the flow of time can make it difficult to comprehend how fundamental timekeeping technology has been to the evolution of our civilization. But, to wind up the mechanism of modernity, our mastery of clockwork was critical. Where did the authority of our clockwork come from? How did the perfection of this mechanism become the guiding force of our age? I give you measuring time, and how it began. To support How It Began, https://howitbegan.com/support. For more information, https://howitbegan.com.
Episodes of This Show
Dec 18, 2017
Rated 5 out of
Sets an entirely new standard for podcasts.
With How It Began, Brad Harris has completely redefined podcasting. Whereas most podcasts simply reiterate radio or talkshow formats, this show presents brilliant narratives set to immersive music and sound. The writing and historical scholarship are top level professional. It's obvious that Brad Harris has done extensive research for each episode. How It Began should be the featured history podcast on Stitcher!
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5 out of
What a show!
I love how different this is to everything else on offer! I've never been a huge fan of history, but I will never be missing one these episodes!
Date published: 2017-04-17