This week you’ve got How We Got Here at its best–making full use of audio that didn’t make it onto the radio show. Haleh Esfandiari‘s new memoir is called My Prison, My Home. In it she deftly weaves the story of her interrogation and imprisonment in 2007 into the larger narrative of the history of U.S.-Iranian relations. The result is a startling, moving portrait of finding inner strength under duress. Peter Maass also came in to talk about a new book. He spent eight years researching Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil. It shows. He knows the subject inside out and helps the rest of us put the oil we burn in context. It’s a rather devastating picture but with some hope attached. Also on the history podcast this week, Canadian health care expert and former politician Roy Romanow recounts the bitterness that accompanied Canadian health care reform half a century ago. And finally, Anne-Marie Goetz of UNIFEM, the UN Development Fund for Women, tells us why it’s so important that the U.N. Security Council is finally taking sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict zones seriously.