Uncommon Knowledge


For more than two decades the Hoover Institution has been producing Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, a series hosted by Hoover fellow Peter Robinson as an outlet for political leaders, scholars, journalists, and today’s big thinkers to share their views with the world.


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Title: Uncommon Knowledge 11: Sarah Griffin on Medieval Cosmological Diagrams and Opicinus de Canistris

Uncommon Knowledge 3: Adam Ward and Eurovision

May 11th, 2016

This week, politics student Adam Ward joins us to talk about the politics of the Eurovision Song Contest. Why didn't Australia win last year? How likely… Go to Episode

Uncommon Knowledge 2: Cannibals, Crustaceans and Classics

May 11th, 2016

This week, Emily and Rachael talk about cannibalism in convict Australia, war trophies, a dog-headed Saint Christopher, and Alexander the Great's submarine. Go to Episode

Uncommon Knowledge 1: Strange Stories from Medieval Histories

May 4th, 2016

This is the first episode of our podcast series, Uncommon Knowledge. For more information, please go to uncommonknowledgeoxford.wordpress.com Go to Episode

Thomas Sowell on the Myths of Economic Inequality

December 3rd, 2018

Recorded on November 15, 2018 Thomas Sowell discusses economic inequality, racial inequality, and the myths that have continued to falsely describe the… Go to Episode