The History Hit network gives you access to a growing range of podcasts presented by and featuring historians at the forefront of research and debate.
Dan Snow’s History Hit explores the deep history behind today’s headlines – giving you the context to understand what is going on today. Everything has a history, every challenge made easier by understanding its nature, its genesis. In a world of fast opinions, we put historians into the debate, women and men who bring real knowledge built over careers spent researching.
The Ancients, hosted by historian Tristan Hughes, is dedicated to discussing our distant past. Historians and archaeologists join Tristan to discuss specific themes from antiquity, from Neolithic Britain to the Fall of Rome.
War historian and broadcaster James Rogers hosts our ‘Warfare’ podcast, which opens up fascinating new perspectives on how conflict has shaped and changed our world. James teams up with fellow historians, veterans, and experts to reveal astonishing new histories of inspirational leadership, breakthrough technologies, and era defining battles.
Professor Suzannah Lipscomb presents Not Just the Tudors. Together with expert interviewees, she covers the sweeping range of the early modern period: everything from the Aztecs to witches, Velázquez to Shakespeare, Mughal India to the Mayflower.
Gone Medieval is hosted by archaeologist Cat Jarman and historian Matt Lewis, who shine a light on one of the most fascinating yet misunderstood periods of history: the Middle Ages. In each episode, experts lead listeners beneath the skin of captivating stories to uncover new insights.
In Betwixt the Sheets join historian, Kate Lister as she unashamedly roots around the topics which seem to have been skipped in history class. Everything from landmark LGBTQ+ court cases, to political scandal, to downright bizarre medieval cures for impotence.
Patented, hosted by Dallas Campbell, dives into stories of flukey discoveries, erased individuals and murky marketing ploys with the help of experts, scientists and historians.
In American History Hit, join Don Wildman twice a week for your hit of American history, as he explores the past to help us understand the United States of today. We’ll hear how codebreakers uncovered secret Japanese plans for the Battle of Midway, visit Chief Powhatan as he prepares for war with the British, see Walt Disney accuse his former colleagues of being communists, and uncover the dark history that lies beneath Central Park.
Click on any of the listings below to listen to our most recent episodes from our network.
Hieroglyphs4 June 2023
Vulture. Snake. Baboon in a Basket. Get ready for hieroglyphs, history, and hilarity as Dallas talks to Egyptologist Chris Naunton.
Boudica's Battle of Britain4 June 2023
The Celtic queen who led a major uprising against the Roman Empire in ancient Britain, Boudicca, is a name known throughout history. Her...Listen Now
Origins of the Forbidden Fruit Myth2 June 2023
How did the apple become the dominant symbol of temptation and sin, when it isn’t even mentioned in the Bible story of Adam and...Listen Now
A History of Queer Women2 June 2023
One thing’s for certain, queer people have always been a part of society. The language may not have always been there to describe them in all of...Listen Now
War Gaming the 19th Century2 June 2023
War Gaming, an activity that has been around as long as warfare itself, provides valuable insights into the complex nature of war. Whether it's...Listen Now
California Gold Rush1 June 2023
From the rings on our fingers, to coins in our pockets and, for a select few, the medals hanging around our necks. Gold is one of the most coveted...Listen Now
Origins of Horse Riding1 June 2023
Human and Horse relationships have long be intertwined; from the ancient Eurasian plain, through to modern cowboys. But how did these huge,...Listen Now
Shakespeare's First Folio1 June 2023
Four hundred years ago in 1623, the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays was printed. Known as the First Folio, the book was integral to...Listen Now
Love and Lust in WWII31 May 2023
Though rarely spoken about, love, lust and sexuality were key to many soldiers' experiences of the Second World War. Veterans might allude to them...Listen Now
Stone Tools: The First Ever Invention31 May 2023
Stone Tools are technology 1.0. They’re where it all begins. For millions of years, Stone Tools were our primary piece of technology. At some...Listen Now
Murder in the Roman World30 May 2023
The Roman approach to murder is starkly different to how the modern world recognises it, and frankly, it’s a bit weird.
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Origins of Scottish Independence30 May 2023
For the first time in 18 years, the Declaration of Arbroath - an iconic document in the story of the struggle for Scottish independence in the...Listen Now
The Rise of Celebrity Culture30 May 2023
Any of us who have happened to see a celebrity in the wild can admit to the strange thrill you get.
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Why Empires Fall29 May 2023
For centuries, the Roman Empire commanded unparalleled control over the world around it. It expanded its borders through trade and conquest,...Listen Now
Lincoln & God: Scepticism to Spiritualism29 May 2023
He's the best president that the United States has ever had ... at least according to one 2021 C-span study.
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Henry Kissinger29 May 2023
A prominent American Diplomat, and influential American statesmen, Henry Kissinger is a name known around the world. Serving as National Security...Listen Now
Great Fire of London29 May 2023
Why do we call the Great Fire of London in 1666 “great”? Was it because of the significant challenge it posed to authorities and residents as...Listen Now
How the Mongols Changed the World28 May 2023
After the death of Chinggis Khan, the founder and first Emperor of the Mongol Empire, the land became the largest contiguous empire in...Listen Now
Babylon and the Bible28 May 2023
When looking at the Hebrew Bible, the city of Babylon plays a prominent role - especially in the Old Testament. A city famed for it's...Listen Now
Colours: from Cave Paint to Nanotube Black28 May 2023
There's a theory that the invention of paint had something to do with the dawn of humanity. We are on a never-ending quest to create brighter,...Listen Now
The Giggling Granny serial killer26 May 2023
Picture a serial killer in your mind’s eye. What do you see? More often than not it will be a man.
Statistically that’s accurate, but it...Listen Now