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David Baddiel talks to Dan about the Second World War, Trump's Mussolini-isms, and why Jim Callaghan makes comedy difficult. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHIt.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

David Baddiel

On Valentine's Day, Dr Sam Willis & Professor James Daybell discuss the unexpected history of Love. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete DennisTheme tune: Dan Morelle

Love

Dan talks to Robert Icke, whose new adaptation of Mary Stuart is at the Duke of York's Theatre. He also discusses the play and its historical context with Anna Whitelock. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, sign up to HistoryHit.TV today!Producer: Nathaniel TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

Mary Stuart: the play with Anna Whitelock & Robert Icke

Dan talks to Jayita Sarkar about the ongoing crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries subscribe to HistoryHit.TVProducer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

Update on the Rohingya Crisis - Jayita Sarkar

Dr Sam Willis and Professor James Daybell explore the unexpected history of recipes! For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete DennisTheme: Dan Morelle

Recipes

Now that the first Blair government is being taught in history classes, Dan talks to Alastair Campbell about his new book, football, and power. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, sign up to HistoryHit.TV today.Producer: Natt Tapley

Alastair Campbell

Dan talks to Dr Naomi Paxton, historian of Actresses' Franchise League and Associate Fellow at the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, about the coming of suffrage. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, sign up to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

Naomi Paxton - The Suffragettes & the Actresses' Franchise League

Art Detective Dr Janina Ramirez talks to the Singh twins about the their work and their new exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, join HistoryHit.TV for free today.Producer: Natt TapleyArt Detective Theme: Dan Morelle

The Singh Twins at the Walker Gallery, Liverpool

Kate Willoughby is an actress, writer, activist, and "part-time suffragette". In the week that sees the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, she talks to Dan about her play about Emily Davison, and how the struggle started by the suffragettes and suffragists still goes on. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, join HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

Kate Willoughby on Emily Davison

Dan talks to Albert Lin, who has been using LIDAR technology to reveal tens of thousands of new Mayan structures in Guatemala. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, join HistoryHit.TV for free today!Producer: Natt Tapley

Exciting new Mayan discoveries with Albert Lin

Dr Sam Willis and Professor James Daybell explore the unexpected history of Invasion! and TV history more generally. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries join HistoryHit.TV today for free!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

Invasion! & TV History

Dr Janina Ramirez investigates the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition at the British Library, which explores the historical context of the images used by J.K. Rowling in the Harry Potter novels.Producer: Natt Tapley

The History of Magic

Dan Snow talks to James Holland about the new documentary he's made for HistoryHit.TV about Britain's greatest battle: Imphal and Kohima. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, join today for free.Producer: Natt Tapley

James Holland on Imphal & Kohima

Gunter Halm, youngest memebr of the Afrika Korps to be awarded the Knight's Cross for bravery, speaking at Chalke Valley HIstory Festival in summer 2017.

Gunter Halm, youngest member of the Afrika Korps to be awarded the Knight's Cross

Dr Sam Willis - @DrSamWillis Professor James Daybell - @JamesDaybell discuss the unexpected history of the Histories of the Unexpected bookFollow the show's new Twitter: @UnexpectedPodHistoryHit Network - Twitter FacebookProducer: Natt TapleyHistories of the Unexpected Theme - Dan MorelleEdit & Mix: Pete Dennis

Histories of the Unexpected: The Book!

Dan talks to Lord Daniel Finkelstein about his family's experience of the Holocaust, their time in Belsen, and their friendship with Anne Frank. For more information about the Finkelsteins, visit their family website.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

Lord Daniel FInkelstein

In the second of our very-special episodes, Dan and the teams from the University of Dundee and the Royal Society of Edinburgh finally solve the centuries-old mystery of the headless body in Wardlaw Mausoleum. Featuring: Professor Sue Black, Dr Lucina Hackman and Sarah Fraser. To see the whole documentary we made about it, go to HistoryHit.TV. Join today for free.Producer: Natt Tapley

The Mystery of the Headless Corpse Solved

Sam Willis and James Daybell take us through the unexpected history of... paperProducer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete DennisTheme: Dan Morelle

Paper

Dan talks all things Bayeux with high medievalist Marc Morris.Producer: Natt Tapley

The Bayeux Tapestry with Marc Morris.

In the first of two very special episodes, Dan, Dr Sue Black and the teams from the University of Dundee and the Royal Society of Edinburgh investigate what could be the remains of Simon "the Fox" Fraser, Lord Lovat, last man to be beheaded by the British state for treason. To see the full documentary subscribe to HIstoryHit.TV by clicking here.Producer: Natt Tapley

The Mystery of the Wardlaw Mausoleum

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