Epic histories from the developing world, through the eyes of the marginalized. Hear about ruthless emperors, cunning corporations that colonized half the world, a world-renowned sci-fi writer who stumbled on a treasure ship, and other stories from history, science and cultures. Presented in 3-D sound to immerse you in the past. Hosted from India, journalists Mary-Rose Abraham and Gayathri Vaidyanathan reflect on how these histories define our lives today.
The Jewels of the Maharajas
28:13The 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 diamond.
The Lost Port of Muziris
40:39For 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, including the Roman Empire: amphorae, semi-precious stones and beads, intaglios, and pottery from throughout the Indian Ocean world. Join us on a visit to a sleepy village in Kerala to learn more about these artifacts and whether this site really is the lost port of Muziris.
Season 1: Trade Winds Trailer
2:57In Season 1, Trade Winds, each episode tells a story set on the Indian Ocean as global civilizations connect with South Asia.
3 Ways Indigenous Knowledge Saves Biodiversity
11:16Indigenous knowledge protects biodiversity. There are three reasons why scientists should speak to traditional communities and learn from them
Rerun: An Ancient Pandemic Story -- an Ayurveda Text Warns of Environmental Degradation
12:47A Sanskrit scholar narrates a pandemic story from an ancient Ayurveda text warning about the perils of polluting nature and human health
Bonus Episode: The Shameful Legacy of Indigenous Residential Schools
35:47How indigenous residential schools erased identities and subjected children to horrific abuse across countries and centuries
Rerun: Crooked Cats - Why is there Human Animal Conflict?
15:38Anthropologist Nayanika Mathur discusses why there's human animal conflict in India and the importance of non-expert voices
Rerun: Sir Ronald Ross learns about cholera, mosquitoes in Bangalore
13:33British scientist Sir Ronald Ross tries to stops a deadly cholera outbreak in 1895 Bangalore. He applies learnings from the new field of epidemiology
Rerun: Ayurveda & Science
19:26Can the great divide between Ayurveda and modern science ever be bridged? We talk to biologist Annamma Spudich who's studied traditional medicine.
We're Going on a Brief Hiatus
17:34This is the first edition of the Scrolls & Leaves Quiz! See how much you can guess. Also, we're going on a short break to prepare for Season 1. Stay with us!