Teaching Big History

https://www.berkshirepublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/BP5CynthiaBrown2_podcast.mp3 Cynthia Stokes Brown discusses how she teaches big history in this episode of Berkshire Bookworld. As she discussed last week, in "An Introduction to Big History," big history incorporates many disciplines, from cosmology and chemistry to archaeology and history. Join us today to find out how to bring all these aspects of big history into

By |2020-09-11T11:59:57-05:00November 23rd, 2016|Berkshire Bookworld, Podcasts|0 Comments

An Introduction to Big History

https://www.berkshirepublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/BP4CynthiaBrown1_podcast.mp3 Cynthia Stokes Brown, a professor and popular author, explains how she came to write about Big History in this episode of Berkshire Bookworld. Big History is the study of how we all got here, from the Big Bang to the present day, and Cynthia has written and coauthored three books on the subject, including a textbook

By |2020-09-11T12:02:36-05:00November 17th, 2016|Berkshire Bookworld, Podcasts|0 Comments

Chinese Rice Wines and Spirits: An Introduction to Traditional Chinese Beverages

https://www.berkshirepublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/BP15CarolynPhillips3_podcast.mp3 Carolyn Phillips returns to discuss the merits of Chinese rice wines and spirits in this episode of Berkshire Bookworld’s “China Cooks!” Carolyn discusses wines and spirits as accompaniments to Chinese dishes and their use in cooking certain traditional recipes. If you’ve been warned off baijiu 白酒, suffered from an excess of it, or perhaps never even

By |2017-06-20T12:32:39-05:00August 12th, 2016|Berkshire Bookworld, Podcasts|0 Comments

Pairing Wine with Chinese Food

Pairing Wine with Chinese Foodhttps://www.berkshirepublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/BP14CarolynPhillips2_podcast.mp3 Carolyn Phillips offers tips about pairing wines with Chinese food, suggesting that other beverages are likely to be a better match. Other experts may disagree, but Carolyn speaks from many years of experience in Taiwan, China, and California, and shares many stories about successful (and unsuccessful) wine pairings. This podcast is

By |2017-06-29T14:04:16-05:00August 1st, 2016|Berkshire Bookworld, Podcasts|5 Comments

Confucius: Philosophy and Human Purpose

Jeffrey L. Richey is the Francis Alexander McGaw Chair in Religion & Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Berea College in Kentucky. In this Berkshire Bookworld podcast, “Confucius: Philosophy and Human Purpose,” he introduces Confucius, the most influential person who may never have lived, putting him in historical content and explaining his importance to

By |2017-06-20T12:34:13-05:00June 30th, 2016|Berkshire Bookworld, Podcasts|1 Comment

Sophia Mumford talks about working at The Dial in the 1920s

https://www.berkshirepublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/BP7SophiaMumford1_podcast.mp3 In this podcast, you’ll hear the voice of a woman who was born in the nineteenth century. Her name is Sophia Wittenberg Mumford, and in the two years before she died, we were working on a book about her life. I would visit her once or twice a week in Amenia, New York, and

By |2017-06-20T12:34:13-05:00June 17th, 2016|Berkshire Bookworld, Podcasts|1 Comment

Revolutionary Leadership and China’s Transformations

James MacGregor Burns looks at leadership in China in the time of Mao and more recently, and discusses the leader-follower relationship, a key aspect of transformational leadership, a concept closely associated with him. Professor Burns (1918-2014) was a Pulitzer-Prize-winning presidential biographer and a pioneer in the study of leadership. His book Leadership is still

By |2017-07-26T15:53:45-05:00June 16th, 2016|Berkshire Bookworld, Podcasts|1 Comment

Geoengineering, Human Hubris, and a Sustainable Future

https://www.berkshirepublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/BP3JamesFleming1_podcast.mp3 Jim Fleming discusses speculative technological solutions to climate change, a subject he wrote about in the 10th and final volume of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability. Fleming is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Colby College and a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution. Length: 22 minutes. Subscribe via RSS or

By |2017-06-20T12:34:13-05:00June 16th, 2016|Berkshire Bookworld, Podcasts|1 Comment

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