In 1971, Richard Nixon declared The War On Drugs. Almost 50 years later, in a war that has cost the US over a trillion dollars, we take a look at the effect that this war has had on society.
Why was it declared, what actually happened, and who are the real winners?
In 1948 the United Nations signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which set out the 30 'inalienable' rights that all humans on Earth should get at birth.
But where did this come from? How effectively does it actually work?
And what comes next for human rights?
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the UK during the 1980s, and left a lasting impact on the country.
She was "perhaps the most admired, hated, fascinating, boring, radical and conservative leader in the Western world."
In this episode we talk about what she did, what it meant, and why she divided opinion so much.
From sharia law to public executions, The Taliban ruled Afghanistan with a iron fist.
In this episode we look at the origins of this group, what life was like under its rule, how it has managed to survive so long, and what the future might have in store.
The passport sales industry is booming, and is worth around $1 billion a year.
In today's episode we take a look at how it all works, how much it all costs, and the people and countries that make it all possible.
Part 2 of our 3-part series on who owns the sea, sky and stars.
Ever wondered who actually owns the sky?
Today we'll discuss who owns it, why it's still not clear who does own most of it, and why that doesn't actually really matter.
Part 1 of our 3-part series of who owns the sea, sky and space.
Every wondered who actually owns the sea?
Learn about who actually owns 2/3 of the surface area of the world, why countries want to claim ownership of rocks in the middle of nowhere, and why this matters.
How do other countries win the political game without force?
Why is language such a fantastic tool to project power across the world? What is Donald Trump doing for US interests outside the US?
Learn about how soft power is a vital tool in the global diplomatic toolbox.