The Daring Feminist Writer Who Inspired Manga

Nobuko Yoshiya was an influential storyteller who defied gender norms in early-20th-century Japan.

She Bilked Japan’s Banks in the Run-Up to the Lost Decade

The story of the Dark Lady of Osaka encapsulates the excesses and absurdity of Japan’s bubble era.

Pham Xuan An: The Spy Who Tricked America

He was a trusted reporter … but maybe he shouldn’t have been quite so trusted.

How a Scottish Botanist Stole China's Tea and Changed Indian History

The great heist got tea to India, now a leading player in the industry.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

Secret Lives

Sometimes the real story is taking place behind the scenes.

A Hard Day at Work: Interviewing Hiroshima Survivors

What easily crawls into your head sometimes takes up an uneasy residence there, like the human toll of Hiroshima.

The Enemy Chairman Mao Could Not Defeat

When Mao decided to wage war on birds, he was the one who lost.

Why Thousands of Sikh Men Disappeared at the Hands of Police

A crackdown saw a generation of young men go missing at the hands of Indian security forces.

Tensions Between China and Taiwan Go Back Further Than You Think

General Koxinga’s claims to Taiwan were groundbreaking … and now everyone uses his legacy for their own ends.

The Islands That Won 'Freedom' Three Times in Four Years

Before India won independence, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands had their own roller-coaster ride.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

The Edgy Sport of Gatka

This traditional Indian sport, originally born of warfare, has hopes of becoming the next Olympic martial art.

How Emperor Akihito Brought Japan Into the Future

The Japanese emperor is abdicating today, having atoned for his father’s violent legacy to find a new — and lasting — role for the throne.

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