You're Dead to Me: Simón Bolívar. BBC Radio 4

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'Expert' appearance on BBC Radio 4's You're Dead to Me episode on Simón Bolívar. 2024

Period9 Feb 2024

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  • TitleYou're Dead to Me: Simón Bolívar
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBBC Radio 4
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size56 minutes
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionIn this episode, Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Francisco Eissa-Barroso and comedian Katie Green to learn all about the complicated life and legacy of nineteenth-century South American revolutionary leader Simón Bolívar. Bolívar liberated six modern countries from Spanish colonial rule, but also had himself appointed president for life, and argued that popular elections had led to the failure of earlier revolutions. Taking in Bolívar’s political philosophy, scandalous personal relationships, and constant military struggles to liberate and unify South America, this episode explores the life, times, and legend of this complex man.
    Producer/AuthorEmmie Rose Price-Goodfellow, Emma Nagouse, and Gregg Jenner
    PersonsFrancisco Eissa Barroso