Our latest episode features James Shapiro talking about a major theme in Shakespeare’s work and life: the plagues that ravaged London throughout his career. listen to this podcast
The latest episode of our Coronavirus podcast features Lawrence Levy on an ancient way to help keep yourself sane while under modern quarantine: meditation. listen to this podcast
The latest episode of our podcast features Ian Bremmer. We spoke with Ian about what we don't know and why that makes things so, so volatile. listen to this podcast
We spoke to China analyst Emily de La Bruyere about China's winning post-pandemic strategy for the latest episode of our coronavirus crisis podcast. listen to this podcast
Legendary financial journalist, Octavian Report board member, and founder of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer James Grant discusses the history of economics and how financial markets react to crises, including the Spanish Flu. listen to this podcast
We are pleased to announce the Octavian 2019 holiday book List. The list makes great year-end reading wherever you may be — and great gifts, if you are still looking.
Here is our list of essential reads for 2020 and beyond.
THE EMPIRE AND THE FIVE KINGS, by Bernard-Henri Lévy
The pre-eminent French thinker and Octavian editorial board member’s latest book is a stunning mix of history and geopolitical analysis, all placed in the service of an eloquent plea for... read more
In 2005, Celeste Watkins-Hayes began interviewing women with HIV. For this week's podcast we spoke with Dr. Watkins-Hayes about her surprising research. listen to this podcast
We dig deep with Steven A. Cook on the Istanbul election re-rerun and why it could cause an explosion in Turkish politics. read more
Old age: how should we think about it? Geriatrician and writer Louise Aronson talks about her upcoming book Elderhood and what makes our later years good. listen to this podcast
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