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Edges of Empire: The Sasanian Frontiers

21 January 2021

For centuries, arguably the greatest external threat the Roman Empire faced came from the East. From the Sasanian Persian Empire. With its nucleus...

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Marissa Roth, Photojournalist

20 January 2021

Marissa Roth, Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist, joins me on the podcast to talk about her pictures of the 1992 LA riots and lifetime of war...

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00:38:14

The SS Officer's Armchair: Uncovering a Nazi

20 January 2021

This episode is all about Robert Griesinger. ‘Who?’ you ask. The name means nothing to most, yet his was a life which impacted upon so many, and...

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Indonesian Cave Art: A Dramatic New Discovery

19 January 2021

It’s a paradox for the ages, breaking news about people who lived and died thousands of years ago. This discovery is no different, because Adam...

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00:38:01

The Second Reich

18 January 2021

On 18 January 1871 as the Siege of Paris raged a couple of miles away King Wilhelm I of Prussia was proclaimed Emperor of the German empire in the...

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00:55:23

Bombing Campaigns in the Second World War

18 January 2021

In the spring of 1945, the aerial assault on Germany was reaching a crescendo as city after city was devastated by British and American bomber...

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00:43:57

Indonesian Cave Art: A Dramatic New Discovery

17 January 2021

It’s a paradox for the ages, breaking news about people who lived and died thousands of years ago. This discovery is no different, because Adam...

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00:26:21

Impeaching the President

17 January 2021

He's made history. Donald Trump has become the only President in US history to be impeached not once but twice. Three years ago Dan talked to Joshua...

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01:10:38

Gulf War: Inside the Planning Room

17 January 2021

On 17 January 1991, an operation to expel Iraqi forces from Kuwait began. Codenamed Desert Storm, the air offensive continued for 43 days under US...

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00:41:29

Toxic: A History of Nerve Agents

16 January 2021

In 2018, the British city of Salisbury crashed into newspaper headlines worldwide when former Russian military officer Sergei Skripal and his...

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00:36:45

Lockdown Learning: The Tudors

15 January 2021

We're very pleased to bring you this special 'Lockdown Learning' episode of the podcast, featuring the brilliant Dr Anna Whitelock on the Tudor...

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00:19:55

The Unknown Warrior

15 January 2021

On 11 November 1920, the Unknown Warrior, a common soldier and an unidentified casualty of war, was buried in Westminster Abbey with all the pomp and...

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00:25:57

Treason in America

14 January 2021

Constitutional law and legal history scholar Carlton Larson talked to Dan during Christmas about treason in the American legal system. How is it...

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00:40:21

Tomyris: A Warrior Queen's Revenge

14 January 2021

Her legend afforded her a place alongside Eve, Cleopatra and Venus, to name just a few of the famous women whose biographies were collected by...

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00:23:33

LGBTQ+ History: With the team from the Logbooks Podcast

13 January 2021

Tash Walker and Adam Zmith join me to talk about The Log Books Podcast, a history of LGBTQ+ life in the UK.  


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The Indian Army in World War One

11 January 2021

Over one hundred years after the end of the First World War, Dr Priya Atwal and George Morton-Jackare working to shed new light on the vital role...

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00:46:08

Oppian’s Halieutica: Creatures of the Ancient Deep

10 January 2021

The deep blue sea is the subject of speculation to this day but, in this episode, we have access to the mysteries, myths and misgivings that were...

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00:51:52

Goose Green: A Veteran Remembers

10 January 2021

John Geddes joined the Parachute Regiment as a teenager in the late 1970s. Within a couple of years he was plunged into the Falklands War and the...

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