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Scott Rank & Hyperbolic Questions From History | The Curious Worldview Podcast

Scott Rank is the guest on this episode of the podcast and of course, a historian of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey.

Scott Rank is an author, entrepreneur, academic, and podcaster. He is the author of twelve books, including History’s Nine Most Insane RulersThe Age of Illumination: Science, Technology, and Reason in the Middle AgesLost Civilizations, and Off the Edge of the Map: Travelers and Explorers That Pushed the Boundaries of the Known World + many more. Scott’s books have been translated into nine languages.

In addition to all of this, and as well many of the topics of this chat. Scott currently hosts the show History Unplugged, which has over 10 million downloads and is one of the most celebrated history podcasts on the internet.

You can expect to hear in this podcast with Scott Rank about the following and more…
  • First/Third – The Geopolitics Of Turkey & What It Is Like To Live There?
  • Second/Third – The Personal Brand, The Shifting Media Economy & The Power Of Distribution.
  • Third/Third – (My Favourite) Scott Answers Fun, Hyperbolic Questions From History.

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Timestamps For This Episode Of The Curious Worldview Podcast

  • 00:00 – Introduction.
  • 06:33 – Why Did You Decide To Envelop Your Life In Turkey?
  • 09:48 – Why Does Scott See Journalism As A Dead End + New Media Business Models.
  • 15:57 – Scott Introducing Us To Turkey & Explaining It’s Geopolitical Significance.
  • 30:44 – Personal Branding & Being Rid Of The Middle Men In Distribution.
  • 50:10 – Who Is One Explorer That Didn’t Make The Cut On Your List Of GOAT?
  • 53:13 – Are There Still Great Adventures To Be Had?
  • 58:22 – Do We Know About Some Ancient Explorer Who Wasn’t Asian, Arabic Or European?

Scott Rank Hyperbolic Questions Of History

  • 1:02:17 – Who Is Histories Greatest Ruler?
  • 1:03:10 – Who Is Histories Most Misunderstood Figure?
  • 1:04:15 – Who Is Histories Most Important Figure?
  • 1:04:47 – What Is Histories Most Fascinating Civilisation?
  • 1:08:14 – Where Is The Greatest Place & Time To Have Ever Lived In History?
  • 1:10:26 – Of All The Leaders Of History, Who Would Win In A Fight?
  • 1:12:28 – What Country Are You Most Bullish On?
  • 1:13:15 – Conversation Between Any Two People Of History
  • 1:15:15 – Afterthoughts.

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