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60 min

I Object: Ian Hislop’s Search for Dissent

Ian Hislop introduces the British Museum's latest exhibition, a fascinating collection of dissenting objects.

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23 min

Walking with Churchill with Andrew Roberts

Andrew Roberts shares a selection of items from his Winston Churchill collection, documenting the fascinating life of one of Britain's most iconic figures.

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69 min

Snow on the Road: The Western Front

Dan Snow takes an emotional journey through the key battlefields of the Western Front, from the memorial parks at the Somme to the formidable defences ...

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46 min

The Knights Templar with Dan Jones

Dan Jones discusses his book 'The Knights Templar' at the Temple in Central London, the physical embodiment of this medieval religious order that also trained ...

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11 min

A Nation In Shock: The Assassination of JFK

22 November, 1963, gunfire at Dealey Plaza, Dallas. Told through newsreels and archive, this film provides a snapshot of the grief and shock that gripped the world ...

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20 min

The Cutting Edge: Tanks in World War One

David Fletcher, historian of armoured warfare, and David Willey, curator of the Tank Museum, Bovington, discuss the First World War development of the tank. Why ...

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73 min

90 Degrees South

90 Degrees South was filmed by Herbert Ponting, official photographer for Robert Falcon Scott's tragic Antarctic Expedition. Ponting originally released the footage in 1924 as The Great ...

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26 min

Guy Fawkes: The Yorkshireman Behind the Plot

Helen Carr takes a road trip to York to discover more about the early years of one of British history's most notorious figures - Guy ...

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30 min

1918: The First World War’s Forgotten Year

Historian Richard van Emden, explains why we should give more attention to 1918 when studying the First World War. How close did Germany come to winning ...

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10 min

Africa and War with David Olusoga

The first shot fired by British forces in the First World War was fired by an African soldier in Africa. Historian David Olusoga presents three 1418 ...

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00:27:42

Big Week with James Holland

15th December, 2018

Dan sits down with James Holland to talk about Operation Argument in February 1944, the biggest air battle of World War 2. For more exclusive history interviews ...

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00:18:26

The Arabia Steamboat in Missouri with David Hawley

12th December, 2018

Dan explores the Arabia, a steamboat that sank in the Missouri river over a hundred years ago and was then dug up from a ...

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00:12:14

Air Power at Gallipoli with Mike Pavelec

10th December, 2018

Dan chats to Mike Pavelec on the use of air power at Gallipoli in this minisode of the podcast. For more exclusive documentaries and ...

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00:30:09

Eyes

9th December, 2018

Dr Sam Willis & Professor James Daybell explore the unexpected history of eyes. For more exclusive history documentaries & interviews, subscribe ...

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00:30:27

German Codebreakers of World War Two with Christian Jennings

7th December, 2018

We know the story of enigma, but what was the German Alan Turing doing in the heart of the Reich? German codebreakers had similar successes ...

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00:28:39

Referendums with Andrew Blick

6th December, 2018

Dan chats to Andrew Blick about referendums in history, and how that plays into our current predicament. Is there a precedent we can turn ...

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00:27:44

Roman Legionaries with Simon Elliott

5th December, 2018

Dan has his regular catch-up with Simon Elliott on all things Roman. Why were the legionaries so successful, and how did they maintain that ...

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00:32:15

Ghost Stories of the Enlightenment with Martha McGill

4th December, 2018

The second ever History Hit live show saw Dan talking about ghosts with Martha McGill, the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of ...

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00:34:18

The Kindertransport with Herman Rothman and Henry Glanz

2nd December, 2018

The Kindertransport was a rescue effort, where the United Kingdom took in around 10,000 Jewish children from Germany and Eastern Europe, and in many cases they ...

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00:24:29

Making of the Live Show

1st December, 2018

Dr Sam Willis & Professor James Daybell discuss the making of their live show.For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to&...

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00:32:59

Winston Churchill the Artist with David Cannadine

30th November, 2018

Dan talks to David Cannadine, renowned historian and trustee of the Royal Academy Development Trust among many other accolades. David Cannadine has recently written ...

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00:22:13

Maps That Made America with Susan Schulten and the British Library

28th November, 2018

Dan talks to Susan Schulten, a historian from the University of Denver, about maps as tools for visualising history. Find out how Columbus's voyage was ...

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