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The History Hit Network gives you access to a growing range of podcasts presented by and featuring historians at the forefront of research and debate.

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00:34:06

The Unheard Tapes of Bomber Command with Steve Stevens

15th July, 2018

In July 1943, a young flight lieutenant, Steve Stevens, got back from a bombing raid over Essen, and recorded his recollections straight onto a wire recorder. This unique document on what ...

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00:23:42

Civilisations with David Olusoga

10th July, 2018

Dr Janina Ramirez talks to David Olusoga about Civilisations, how the programme was made, and how art reacts to social change. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to ...

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00:59:45

Charlie Higson & Ben MacIntyre on How To Be A Spy

10th July, 2018

Charlie Higson and Ben McIntyre talk about getting recruited, not getting recruited, and how to be a spy. Recorded at the Chalke Valley History Festival 2017. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete ...

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00:31:52

Latvia, Soviet Occupation & Family History with Inara Verzemnieks

10th July, 2018

Dan talks to Inara Verzemnieks about the history of Latvia, Nazi & Soviet occupation, and the history of her family. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. ...

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01:54:49

The Battle of Britain with Wing Commander Thomas Neil

8th July, 2018

A very special podcast with Wing Commander Thomas Neil, one of the few to whom so many owed so much, talking about his experiences in the Battle of Britain. For ...

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00:33:04

Barack Obama with Ben Rhodes

5th July, 2018

Dan talks to Ben Rhodes, adviser to President Obama, about what it was like within the administration. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley ...

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00:46:58

Seymour Hersh on My Lai, Watergate, Abu Ghraib & Trump

4th July, 2018

Dan talks to giant of journalism, Sy Hersh, about the many things he's covered in his long career, from Vietnam to Iraq to Trump. For more exclusive history interviews & documentaries, ...

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00:44:45

Knebworth House

3rd July, 2018

Dan talks to Henry Lytton-Cobbold about his family, Knebworth House, and its connection with rock and roll. For more exclusive history interviews & documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV Producer: Natt Tapley ...

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00:24:31

Brainstorm!

1st July, 2018

Of what would you like to hear the unexpected history? Dr Sam Willis and Professor James Daybell explore various histories of the things they could talk about in future podcasts. ...

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00:42:22

Notre Dame du Taur with Kate Mosse

1st July, 2018

Kate Mosse is a historical novelist, known best for her trilogy of novels set in the Languedoc: Labyrinth, Sepulchre & Citadel. She has been fascinated by mediaeval churches since her childhood ...

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00:10:18

Concentration camps, internment & should we be worried? - Dr Christine Schmidt

30th June, 2018

Dan talks to Dr Christine Schmidt, a curator if the Wiener Library about the historical parallels for internment, and whether the situation we are in today is comparable. For more ...

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00:25:14

Authoritarianism & Unfreedom with Professor Tim Snyder

29th June, 2018

Professor Tim Snyder is an expert in authoritarian regimes and how they develop. He talks to Dan about Russia, the USA, Europe and what the lessons of the past tell ...

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00:38:30

The Race To Save The Romanovs - Helen Rappaport

28th June, 2018

There are many mysteries surrounding the deaths of the Romanovs: could King George V have saved them? Could there have been a constitutional monarchy? Did any of them survive? In ...

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00:21:12

Eisenhower's Train Driver - Keith Joyce

26th June, 2018

Keith Joyce's grandfather claimed that he had been General Eisenhower's train driver during the Second World War, and Keith has spent years trying to find the records that tell the ...

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00:24:29

Making Comedy from History With Philomena Cunk - Joel Morris & Jason Hazeley

25th June, 2018

Cunk On Britain made fun of the grammar and language of history documentaries, and gave some of our best historians the chance to educate Philomena Cunk. Dan talks to two ...

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00:29:23

Pilots of the Caribbean - Peter Devitt

24th June, 2018

Dan talks to Peter Devitt from the RAF Museum about the the RAF pilots from the Caribbean who fought in the Second World War, and what some of them found ...

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00:26:29

The History of Drones - James Rogers

22nd June, 2018

The use of unmanned aircraft stretches all the way back to the First World War. Dan talks to James Rogers about this fascinating, unknown history. For more exclusive history interviews ...

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01:00:27

History, Politics & Brexit with George Osborne

21st June, 2018

Ex-Chancellor George Osborne talks about history, politics & Brexit. Recorded live at the Chalke Valley History Festival 2017. For more history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: ...

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00:34:53

The Western Front - Dig Hill 80

19th June, 2018

Dan goes to an excavation that's happening now of a World War One fortification near the Belgian village of Wijtschate. He talks to the archaeologists and historians and anthropologists at ...

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00:39:28

Sarah Churchwell - The relationship between text and visual art

18th June, 2018

Dr Janina Ramirez talks to Professor Sarah Churchwell about e.e.cummings, Charles DeMuth, Grant Wood, and how words can represent visual art. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, ...

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