Ballpark, Saint Louis Arch, Fall of the Ottomans
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 287
- Oct 30, 2019 8:00 pm
- 1:39:57 mins
Baseball and the American City (Originally Aired on: July 16, 2019) Guest: Paul Goldberger, author, Ballpark: Baseball in the American City Baseball parks and the structures that surround them offer us a window to understanding the evolution of American cities and our attitudes towards them. What Does It Take to Create a Monument? Quite a lot, Actually. Guest: Tracy Campbell, E. Vernon Smith and Eloise C. Smith Professor of American History, University of Kentucky. History is messy, but it can often create something beautiful and symbolic. The Making of the Modern Middle East Guest: Professor Eugene Rogan, Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History and the Director of the Middle East Centre atthe University of Oxford. The Middle East has always been a contentious area of the world and some of the current issues there are due to the fall of the last great power in the area, the Ottoman Empire. In our conversation with Eugene Rogan, Professor of Middle Eastern History at the University of Oxford, we learn more about the fall of the Ottomans and what effects that had on the world today.