The Torch Podcast

The Big History of Civilizations: The Torch Podcast

February 15, 2017

The history of human civilization is an astonishing story of migration, innovation, and social development. Over 200,000 years, humans have populated the planet, adapted to environmental challenges, experimented with systems of government, and left such a strong mark on the earth that scientists now refer to our era as the Anthropocene—the era of humanity. […]

Moray Incan agricultural terraces at Moray, Peru

The Origins of Agriculture

December 23, 2016

Explore perhaps the most important revolution in the history of humanity, and even of our planet: the transition from foraging to agriculture. […]