Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind

Episodes

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01An Animal of No Significance2014090820140909

Yuval Noah Harari's groundbreaking account of our history - from apes to world dominance.

Adrian Scarborough reads from Yuval Noah Harari's ground-breaking account of humankind's remarkable history from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.

100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one.

Far-reaching and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human, ending with a look at what lies ahead for humankind.

Abridged by Penny Leicester

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

02The Cognitive Revolution2014090920140910

How gossip united us and mythology maintained law and order.

Adrian Scarborough continues reading from Yuval Noah Harari's ground-breaking account of humankind's remarkable history from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.

How gossip united us and mythology maintained law and order

Abridged by Penny Leicester

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

03The Agricultural Revolution2014091020140911

How the agricultural revolution was history's biggest fraud.

Adrian Scarborough continues reading from Yuval Noah Harari's ground-breaking account of humankind's remarkable history from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.

How the agricultural revolution was history's biggest fraud.

Abridged by Penny Leicester

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

04The Scientific Revolution2014091120140912

Yuval Noah Harari explores the discovery of ignorance and the quest for immortality.

Adrian Scarborough continues reading from Yuval Noah Harari's ground-breaking account of humankind's remarkable history from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.

The discovery of ignorance and the quest for immortality.

Abridged by Penny Leicester

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

05 LASTAnd They Lived Happily Ever After2014091220140913

The world is a better place, but are we any happier?

Adrian Scarborough continues reading from Yuval Noah Harari's ground-breaking account of humankind's remarkable history from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.

The world's a better place but are we any happier?

Abridged by Penny Leicester

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.