For those interested in world history, architectural history, urban geography, and exploring on foot the world’s most important cities, I highly recommend Angus Lockyer’s new blog, Historicity. In the first three installments, Angus walks along the streets of London and explains the history and significance of important buildings and monuments. Although Historicity would be best enjoyed while retracing his steps, my wife and I found it both entertaining and illuminating while driving through the Montana countryside. Angus’s ability to weave the main threads of world history through an intimate urban landscape is impressive. We look forward to a forthcoming installment on Tokyo, as the presenter is a retired professor of Japanese history.
Historicity can be found at:
- Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/historicity/id1640089187
- Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2kp00rxwVmZ7BnDP7Jfnt2
- and Acast here: https://shows.acast.com/historicity
Angus Lockyer can also be heard speaking about Japan in two episodes of another great podcast, the BBC’s In Our Time. This engaging radio show, which has been running weekly since 1998, has a misleading name, as its content is usually historical. We affectionately call it “Melvyn and His Guests,” after its delightful octogenarian host, Melvyn Bragg, and the scholars he interviews.