Little did I know when I typed in “Islamic Golden Age” to find something to listen to on my morning commute that I would find a gold mine—no pun intended. This podcast is detailed, balanced, nuanced, and extremely informative. I wasn’t exactly ignorant of Islamic history going in, but the little I knew was expounded on and discussed with perspectives I’d never even considered before. The narrator has several degrees in and extensive experience with the Middle East and Islam, so you know you’re getting the best you can get. Highly recommend. I hope he continues past early Islamic and Arabic history through the Ottoman Empire and today—some nuance in our discourse is desperately needed and I would love to have one source of knowledge to point to when I hear people say dumb things about current events.
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