How to Invent a Country

How to Invent a Country

40 episodes

When did countries become countries? Misha Glenny on the borders, the stories and the people of countries worldwide.

Podcasts

Scandinavia - the narcissism of small differences

Published: Nov. 24, 2020, 3:12 p.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 38 seconds

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Scandinavia - The Viking Inheritance

Published: Nov. 17, 2020, 10:21 a.m.
Duration: 33 minutes

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Scandinavia - The Bridge

Published: Nov. 10, 2020, 1:36 p.m.
Duration: 35 minutes 56 seconds

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Ireland - escalation!

Published: Oct. 1, 2019, 3:54 p.m.
Duration: 16 minutes 37 seconds

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Ireland - plantation and conflict

Published: Sept. 19, 2019, 11:25 a.m.
Duration: 18 minutes 1 second

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Ireland - we used the word pagan as kids!

Published: Sept. 9, 2019, 3:54 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 41 seconds

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The Invention of Britain #4 - so many different little corners!

Published: March 17, 2019, 2 p.m.
Duration: 33 minutes 49 seconds

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The Invention of Britain #3

Published: March 10, 2019, 2 p.m.
Duration: 30 minutes 38 seconds

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The Invention of Britain #2

Published: March 4, 2019, 11:28 a.m.
Duration: 31 minutes 11 seconds

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The Invention of Britain #1- like quicksand for the uninitiated

Published: Feb. 24, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Duration: 30 minutes 6 seconds

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Italy - Garibaldi's Grand Scheme #2

Published: Jan. 7, 2019, 5:32 p.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 5 seconds

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Italy - Garibaldi's Grand Scheme #1

Published: Jan. 7, 2019, 3:27 p.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 5 seconds

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The Alps - Did the English invent skiing?

Published: Dec. 20, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 51 seconds

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The Alps - and why Switzerland exists

Published: Dec. 4, 2018, 6:24 p.m.
Duration: 25 minutes 31 seconds

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The Alps - an icy row of teeth

Published: Nov. 24, 2018, 10:01 a.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 32 seconds

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Le petit Napoleon

Published: Nov. 15, 2018, 5:26 p.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 9 seconds

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The Terror, the Terror

Published: Nov. 6, 2018, 9:27 a.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 19 seconds

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Joan of Arc and England's role in defining France

Published: Oct. 18, 2018, 3:48 p.m.
Duration: 26 minutes 51 seconds

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The Invention of Brazil #3

Published: Oct. 3, 2018, 1:55 p.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 15 seconds

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The Invention of Brazil #2

Published: Sept. 21, 2018, 6 a.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 44 seconds

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The Invention of Brazil #1

Published: Sept. 14, 2018, 4:02 p.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 41 seconds

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The Invention of Spain #3

Published: Sept. 5, 2018, 4:28 p.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 34 seconds

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The Invention of Spain #2

Published: Aug. 24, 2018, 11:44 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 22 seconds

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The Invention of Spain #1

Published: Aug. 17, 2018, 11:37 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 49 seconds

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The Invention of Italy #3

Published: Aug. 9, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 11 seconds

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The Invention of Italy #2

Published: Aug. 3, 2018, 3:57 p.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 46 seconds

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The Invention of Italy #1

Published: July 24, 2018, 9:49 a.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 19 seconds

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The Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Habsburgs #3

Published: July 16, 2018, 8:38 a.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 21 seconds

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The Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Habsburgs #2

Published: July 9, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 48 seconds

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The Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Habsburgs #1

Published: July 3, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 5 seconds

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The Netherlands - Why Belgium?

Published: June 25, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 46 seconds

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The Netherlands - The Dutch Golden Age

Published: June 18, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 52 seconds

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The Netherlands - Orange Fever

Published: June 8, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 37 seconds

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The USA - The Melting Pot

Published: June 4, 2018, 5:01 p.m.
Duration: 30 minutes 42 seconds

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The USA - The Borderlands

Published: June 4, 2018, 4:49 p.m.
Duration: 32 minutes 47 seconds

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The USA - It'll Never Work!

Published: June 4, 2018, 10:31 a.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 44 seconds

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Germany - Germany Unified

Published: June 4, 2018, 10:02 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 21 seconds

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Germany - The Rise of Prussia

Published: May 29, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 43 seconds

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Germany - A Hotly Contested Piece of Real Estate

Published: May 29, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 36 seconds

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Welcome to How to Invent a Country

Published: May 24, 2018, 2:28 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 19 seconds

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