The Illustration Room

Bea Crespo for ABC Radio

Illustrations by Bea Crespo for ABC Radio Podcasts. Spend some time exploring world history via the small things that have shaped it. Each episode details a story in history, taking you from a tiny moment of change through to its mammoth consequences, all in the space of a coffee break. Hosted by Kara Schlegl.

The Coin: The gold coin donation that kills Marie Antoinette
The Clot: The blood clot that stops an Emperor... and starts a new era in China
The Doughnut: The delicious treat that makes war more palatable for the American people
The Key: The missing key that sinks the Titanic
The Rabbit: The lucky rabbit that transforms Walt Disney from animator into Empire