Virginie Girod SEASON 2022 - 202306h00, December 29, 2022

Listen to the continuation of the story of the English scientist Charles Darwin, told by the historian Virginie Girod, in an unpublished story in two episodes.

During a scientific expedition in Latin America where he was able to observe nature, Charles Darwin saw his vision of the world, supposed to be organized by God, called into question.

His theory of evolution, according to which species evolve over time to adapt to their environment, is in the making. But it is a new discovery that will shake up his certainties!

This story is a Europe 1 Studio production.

"At the heart of history" is a Europe 1 Studio podcast. 

Writing and presentation: Virginie Girod 

- Producer: Adele Humbert 

- Artistic direction: Adèle Humbert and Julien Tharaud 

- Directed by: Clement Ibrahim 

- Original music: Julien Tharaud 

- Additional music: Julien Tharaud and Sébastien Guidis 

- Communication: Kelly Decroix 

- Distribution and writing: Eloise Bertil 

- Visual: Sidonie Mangin


Darwin, On the Origin of Species, Flammarion (pocket), 2008.

Documentary to watch: 

The Grand Voyage of Charles Darwin, Dir: Hannes Schuller, Monaco Film and Arte France.

Subjects covered: Charles Darwin - evolution - science - England - Robert Fitzroy - Richard Owen - London

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