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The Paras with Helen Parr

15th October, 2018

Dan talks to Helen Parr, whose new book Our Boys, traces the history of the Parachute Regiment and her own, personal, involvement with it. For more exclusive history documentaries, subscribe ...

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00:23:34

Peter Jackson - They Shall Not Grow Old, 1914-18 Now

12th October, 2018

In this special podcast, presented in association with 14-18 Now, Dan talks to Peter Jackson, the Oscar-winning director of Lord of the Rings, about the new film he's made to ...

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00:26:52

The New York Historical Society

10th October, 2018

Dan takes a guided tour of the New York Historical Society whilst he was visiting the city. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews visit HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: ...

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00:27:21

What really happened on D-Day with Giles Milton

9th October, 2018

Dan talks to Giles Milton about D-Day and what his research has uncovered about the untold stories of this landmark event. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit....

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00:37:19

Meuse Argonne: America's bloodiest WW1 battle

8th October, 2018

Dan heads to National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas city to see the collection and find out more about Meuse Argonne. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries head to ...

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00:30:37

Richard Van Emden on World War One

7th October, 2018

Richard Van Emden catches up with Dan Snow to talk about the commemoration of the final year of World War One. For more interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV. Producer: ...

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00:21:36

Cathy Newman, Bloody Brilliant Woman

6th October, 2018

Dan meets up with Cathy Newman to talk about her fantastic new book, Bloody Brilliant Women, and her career in the eye of the journalistic storm. For more exclusive documentaries ...

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00:23:18

Tim Tate on Hitler's British Traitors

5th October, 2018

Dan talks to Tim Tate about the uncomfortable history of the Nazi secret service's operations in the UK. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.TV!. Producer: Natt ...

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00:29:03

Al Murray on Arnhem, Satire, Bartending and Drums

4th October, 2018

Dan catches Al Murray for a wide ranging discussion. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, visit HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Kathrin Benoehr & Felix Maynard

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00:32:10

Talking Politics with David Runciman and Helen Thompson

3rd October, 2018

Dan Snow sits down with the Talking Politics Podcast team in their studio in Cambridge to discuss how history can guide us into a future laced with technology. For more ...

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00:34:58

The Colour of Time - Marina Amaral and Dan Jones

2nd October, 2018

In this live recording from 1 Oct 2018, Marina Amaral and Dan Jones talk to Dan Snow about their new book: The Colour of Time. For more exclusive documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV. ...

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00:55:48

Mary Queen of Scots with Kate Williams

1st October, 2018

Dan Snow and Kate Williams talk about the rise and fall of Mary Queen of Scots. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix ...

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00:15:23

Edward VIII in America

29th September, 2018

Dan speaks to historian and author Ted Powell about why Edward VIII's fascinating relationship with the USA. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries subscribe to HistoryHit.TV!! Producer: Natt Tapley ...

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00:37:39

The Ratline with Philippe Sands

28th September, 2018

The Ratline was the route senior Nazis used to escape from Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War, and Philippe Sands has just made a new podcast about ...

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00:23:54

Burma with Alex Bescoby

27th September, 2018

In this special podcast, Dan talks to Alex Bescoby, a filmmaker and historian of Burma, about his documentary following Burma‚Äôs lost royal family - We Were Kings. Alex ...

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00:54:08

Thomas Cromwell with Diarmaid MacCulloch - HistoryHit LIVE in association with the British Academy

26th September, 2018

In our first-ever HistoryHit Live in association with the British Academy, Dan talks to Diarmaid MacCulloch about Thomas Cromwell, whether or not the Reformation was like Brexit, and what is ...

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00:12:31

Salonika: 100 Years On with Nick Ilic

24th September, 2018

Dan Snow talks to Nick Ilic about the Battle of Salonika and the front against Bulgaria in the First World War. For more exclusive history documentaries and ...

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00:29:15

Anglo-American rivalry in the Middle East - James Barr

22nd September, 2018

Dan Snow talks to James Barr about a rivalry in the Middle East, but it's not the one you might expect... For more exclusive history documentaries and interviews visit HistoryHit....

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00:47:53

Soviet double agent Oleg Gordievsky - Ben Mcintyre

21st September, 2018

Dan talks to Macintyre about a double agent - a story clouded in deception and intrepidation. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, visit HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix ...

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00:42:22

Michael Palin - The Erebus

20th September, 2018

Dan Snow wrangles with a Python! He talks to comedy legend Michael Palin about his new book, Erebus The Story of a Ship. The book tells the devastating true story ...

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