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The Lion and The Sun: A Modern History of Iran
The Lion and The Sun: A Modern History of Iran
Oriana Coburn

Iran’s history has been a never-ending struggle for liberty and independence. In this podcast, Oriana tells the story of how Iran ended... more

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The biggest oil field the world had ever seen, a foreign military occupation and a socialist revolution in the north.... more

10 Jul 2024 · 25 minutes
The Great War

As the great war breaks out in Europe, Persia is turned into the ultimate proxy battleground. The story of the... more

19 Jun 2024 ·
Russian Roulette

An old king tries to reclaim his throne, the United States sends Morgan Shuster to help Iran's finances, and Russia... more

29 May 2024 ·
Battle of Tehran

Two constitutionalist armies arrive at the gates of Tehran and Mohammad Ali Shah prepares the capital of Iran for an... more

15 May 2024 · 24 minutes
The Bombardment

The battle for Iran's constitutional democracy rages on as the reactionary forces of Mohammad Ali Shah lay siege to the... more

01 May 2024 · 26 minutes
Tale of Two Shahs

What comes after establishing democracy in a nation? Protecting it at all costs. In this episode, the ideals of democracy clash... more

17 Apr 2024 · 26 minutes
Persian Awakening

What can you do when the king is assassinated, prices are high and the country is in crisis? You demand... more

03 Apr 2024 · 25 minutes
The Fatwah

How a religious ban on tobacco jump started the fight for Persia's democracy. The story of the Qajar dynasty, their... more

20 Mar 2024 · 27 minutes

The modern history of Iran begins with a myth, a lion and a sun ...

07 Mar 2024 · 5 minutes

Welcome to the Lion and the Sun Podcast: A Modern History of Iran

07 Mar 2024 · 1 minute
The Lion and The Sun: A Modern History of Iran
The Lion and The Sun: A Modern History of Iran