Still on the reruns, but the production goes way up in this episode. Also, listening back to this one, I definitely hit my stride as far as talking to an empty room. A couple of things that I do annoy the shit out of me (seriously, how many times can I say “anyway?”) but overall it is the best of the first three.
As far as content goes, further discussion of Native American cultures and an extended discussion of European culture on the eve of encounter. I also give a very truncated, pretty lame really, overview of African culture in the last 10 minutes. It is important to get Africa into the mix, however because it isn’t just a meeting of two continents and cultures, but three.