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Making of a Historian

Summary: A podcast exploring one graduate student's quest to study for his comprehensive exams in history.

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 History of Coal 2: Before the Revolution | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:48

Today we talk about coal before the Industrial Revolution. People needed a lot of wood in the past to heat their houses, cook their food, and make stuff like buildings, bridges and navies. When population increased, people shifted from wood to coal. After the Black Death, population in Britain slowly crept up meaning more expensive stuff. But things got really bad in the middle of the 17th century--the Little Ice Age. It was cold. It was crowded. People needed fuel, but the forests were shrinking. Big cities like London shifted to coal. Coal miners had a field day. Coal started to replace wood in a bunch of industrial applications. Boiling stuff was easy: salt, beer, alum. Other things were harder, like glass or baking bread. In the 17th century, Britain became something new: a society that got most of its energy from a rock, rather than from the sun. Music by Jonathan Lear. Image by Duncan Barton. For book lists, images, and graphs check out https://www.historian.live/home/2017/7/28/a2ipq6n6zn0bn91pyye5fo66fr7vfg

 History of Coal 1: Coalification | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:06

Show notes--including a wonderful custom made image!--at historian.live Making of a Historian is BACK doing a season on the history of coal. We start at the very beginning, in the Carboniferous period 300 million years ago. Then giant plants got trapped in oxygen-poor bogs and started to form the black burnable rock that will be at the center of our history. Questions? Feedback? Treats? Tweet me @mackieteacher Music by Jonathan Lear (jonathanlear.bandcamp.com) Images by Duncan Barton (instagram.com/duncandraw/)

 Episode 102: I Passed! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:03:15

Episode 102: I Passed! by Making of a Historian

 Episode 101: Energy and Technology | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:38

Episode 101: Energy and Technology by Making of a Historian

 Episode 100: Climate History | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:23:27

Episode 100: Climate History by Making of a Historian

 Episode 99: Cheap Energy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:40

Episode 99: Cheap Energy by Making of a Historian

 Episode 98: City Versus Night | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:34

Episode 98: City Versus Night by Making of a Historian

 Episode 97: Energy and Freedom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:31

Episode 97: Energy and Freedom by Making of a Historian

 Episode 96: Dense and Strange | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:11

Episode 96: Dense and Strange by Making of a Historian

 Episode 95: Not Natural | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:56

Episode 95: Not Natural by Making of a Historian

 Episode 94: Non Humans In History | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:55

Episode 94: Non Humans In History by Making of a Historian

 Episode 93: A Century of Civil Society | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:40

Episode 93: A Century of Civil Society by Making of a Historian

 Episode 92: Home, Work, Christmas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:35

Episode 92: Home, Work, Christmas by Making of a Historian

 Episode 91: A New World of Information | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:23:48

Episode 91: A New World of Information by Making of a Historian

 Episode 90: Industry or Finance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:41

Episode 90: Industry or Finance by Making of a Historian

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