Scrolls & Leaves: World History Podcast

Scrolls & Leaves: World History Podcast


Latest Episodes

Arthur C. Clarke’s Treasure Ship
January 05, 2022

In the treacherous Great Basses Reef in Sri Lanka, renowned author Arthur C. Clarke finds a submerged treasure ship with hordes of silver coins

Rerun: Nature's Voice - Tuvan Throat Singing
December 22, 2021

From the mountains of Central Asia comes a musical form that borrows from Nature. Ft. Saylyk Ommun. A Bello Collective "100 Outstanding Podcasts From 2021" favorite.

Ayurveda to Big Pharma: the Wonder of Healing Plants
December 08, 2021

India's medicinal plants drove exploration, empires and conquest in their transformation from Ayurveda to the bedrock of the modern pharmaceutical industry

A Gripping Saga of Indian Indentured Labour
November 24, 2021

In the 1800s, more than a million Indian indentured labourers migrated to British colonies like Fiji, Guyana and South Africa to work on plantations

Pandemics & Borders
November 10, 2021

The world’s borders are clamping down for un-vaccinated people, most of whom are poor and/or from the Global South. This echoes events following a 19th century pandemic of cholera which killed million

The Curse of the Kohinoor
October 27, 2021

Season 1, Episode 3 The Curse of the Kohinoor The ‘Curse of the Kohinoor’ is this: Any man who wears the diamond will suffer a terrible fate. But is this true?

The Curse of the Kohinoor
October 27, 2021

Maharaja Ranjit Singh was the last Indian owner of the Kohinoor diamond. He was a fair and secular king -- one of the greatest rulers of all time. When he dies in 1839, his 9-year-old son Duleep Singh takes over the throne. The British East India Company

The Jewels of the Maharajas
October 13, 2021

The Jewels of the Maharajas symbolized power and a connection with the divine. Anyone who wanted to be a greater ruler would want one of them. This is the first of a two-part series on the Kohinoor di

The Lost Port of Muziris
September 29, 2021

For more than a decade, archaeologists have been searching for the lost port of Muziris on the southwest coast of India. Incredible finds point to maritime trade and links with many ancient cultures,

Season 1: Trade Winds Trailer
September 22, 2021

In Season 1, Trade Winds, each episode tells a story set on the Indian Ocean as global civilizations connect with South Asia.