Modern humans have come a long way in the 70,000 years theyve walked the earth. Art, science, culture, trade – on the evolutionary food chain, were true winners. But it hasnt always been smooth sailing, and sometimes – just occasionally – weve managed to truly f–k things up.
Weaving together history, science, politics, and pop culture, Humans offers a panoramic exploration of humankind in all its glory, or lack thereof. From Lucy, our first ancestor, who fell out of a tree and died, to General Zhou Shou of China, who stored gunpowder in his palace before a lantern festival, to the Austrian army attacking itself one drunken night, to the most spectacular fails of the present day, Humans reveals how even the most mundane mistakes can shift the course of civilization as we know it.
Lively, wry, and brimming with brilliant insight, this unique compendium offers a fresh take on world history and is one of the most entertaining listens of the year.
Narrator: Nish Kumar
Duration: 6 hours 27 minutes
Released: 19 Jul 2005
Publisher: Harlequin Audio