People on the Move
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 542
- Jun 30, 2020 7:00 pm
- 52:48 mins
Huguenot Diaspora Guest: Owen Stanwood, Associate Professor, History, Boston College, and author, "The Global Refuge: Huguenots in an Age of Empire" Huguenots—French Protestants—were run out of France in the 1600s. They ended up all over the world and were so good at fitting in that their culture and language were largely lost. But their experience paved the way for countries to accept other refugees. The Land that Never Was Guest: Maria Konnikova, journalist and author, "The Confidence Game: Why We Fall For It . . . Every Time" Gregor MacGregor used his superior storytelling ability to fool hundreds into believing in a promised land that didn't exist. Sadly, many people lost their lives trying to find it. Why are great con artists so good? They're selling us what we already want to buy.