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28 min

The Peterloo Massacre with Robert Toole

Robert Poole argues why the events at Peterloo Square on 16 August 1819 were a key turning point in the reform movement, and why its legacy was ...

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56 min

We Were Kings: Burma’s Lost Royals

After a century of silence Burma's royals are back, and they’re on a journey to bring the family - past and present - back ...

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40 min

Nuclear Armageddon with Julie McDowall

Dan sat down with Julie McDowall to talk about Britain's plans in case of nuclear Armageddon during the Cold War. They also discuss the nuclear ...

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59 min

Hidden Histories: World War One’s Forgotten Photographs

The extraordinary untold story of soldiers’ photography in World War One. This is World War One viewed from a new and surprising perspective – through the ...

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14 min

Brexit and the Reformation with Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch

Dan talks to one of the foremost experts on the Reformation and discusses whether Iain Duncan Smith was right to draw parallels between Brexit and ...

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23 min

Horrible Histories with Terry Deary

Terry Deary, one of the most effective communicators of history ever, spoke to Dan about how Horrible Histories came about, his remarkable publishing career and ...

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30 min

North Devon and Dorset

The ever intrepid Dan Snow heads to the southwest of the Britain to uncover the region's historical gems.

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26 min

Apollo 11: How Humans Reached the Moon

It was one of the most remarkable achievements in history. Just 66 years after humans first lifted off the surface of the Earth in an aeroplane, ...

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19 min

Vampires with Richard Sugg

Richard Sugg, author of a new book on real vampires, talks Dan through the weird world of supernatural bloodsuckers.

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3 min

John F. Kennedy’s Moon Shot Speech

A short, animated video of John F Kennedy's famous speech, made to Congress on 25 May 1961, where he outlined the United States' intentions to put a ...

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Argentina's Missing Black Communities with Celestina Olulode

15th August, 2019

Celestina Olulode is a BBC reporter, who has spent a long time in Argentina researching why Argentina has a low black population compared to counterparts ...

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00:21:32

The Last Wolf and the Missing Lynx with Ross Barnett

13th August, 2019

Dan talks to Ross Barnett, a scientist who has studied the extinction of megafauna across Britain and the world. They discuss the killing of the ...

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00:23:13

Chernobyl with Julie McDowall

11th August, 2019

The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident near the town of Pripyat in 1986. Dan talks to Julie McDowall, an expert in all things nuclear, about ...

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00:43:13

Klaus Fuchs, the Greatest Nuclear Spy with Frank Close

9th August, 2019

Dan talks to Frank Close about Klaus Fuchs, who leaked nuclear secrets to the Soviets. He informed the Soviets that the Allies had a bomb, ...

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00:14:21

Brexit and the Reformation with Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch

7th August, 2019

Dan talks to one of the foremost experts on the Reformation and discusses whether Iain Duncan Smith was right to draw parallels between Brexit and ...

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00:24:53

Terry Deary on Horrible Histories

4th August, 2019

Terry Deary, the creator of the Horrible Histories franchise, talks to Dan about communicating history effectively to young people, as well as the way the ...

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00:24:44

The Prittlewell Prince with Sophie Jackson and Liz Barham

1st August, 2019

The discovery of the Prittlewell Prince has been lauded as the "UK's answer to Tutankhamun'. The remarkably complete discovery of an Anglo-Saxon prince's burial chamber ...

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00:23:48

London's Lost Rivers with Kate Sumnall and Tom Ardill

30th July, 2019

Dan chats to the curators of a new exhibition at the Museum of London about London's lost rivers, finding out how they disappeared, how they ...

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00:43:11

The History of Iran in the 20th Century with Professor Ali Ansari

28th July, 2019

Dan picks up from where he and Professor Ali Ansari left off as they discuss the history of Iran in the 20th century. Ali Ansari ...

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00:25:37

War Bows with Mike Loades

25th July, 2019

Mike Loades talks to Dan about bows of all shapes and sizes. He discusses Mongol fighting tactics, as well as the trope of certain nationalities ...

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00:29:06

Emergency Podcast: The Election of Boris Johnson with Dr Andrew Blick

24th July, 2019

In this emergency podcast, Dan talks to Dr Andrew Blick about Boris Johnson's accession to the role of Prime Minister, the history of the UK's ...

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00:27:19

The Future of Archaeology and Egyptology with Professor Sarah Parcak

23rd July, 2019

Sarah Parcak talks to Dan about how advances in technology have enabled us to discover far more historical sites than we believed ever existed. She ...

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