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.

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00:23:12

Vaccine Roll Outs: Tragedy and Triumph

23 November 2020

Paul Offit is on the US Food and Drug Administration's advisory panel on vaccines. He talked Dan through the history of massive public vaccination...

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00:27:57

Crucible of Our Modern World

23 November 2020

The crucible of our modern world is commonly thought to be the 1960s, but Charles Emmerson thinks that it could be argued to have been the tumultuous...

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00:58:14

In Conversation with Astronaut Al Worden

22 November 2020

Al Worden was an American astronaut and engineer who was the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 15 lunar mission in 1971. He is one of only 24...

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00:48:02

Linothorax: Kevlar of the Ancients

22 November 2020

The House of the Faun in Pompeii is known for being one of the largest and most impressive private residences in the ancient city. Among its many...

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00:23:00

Bloody Sunday 100 Years On

21 November 2020

Diarmaid Ferriter joined me on the podcast to talk about the events of Bloody Sunday on 21st November 1920, which marked a decisive turning-point in...

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00:32:26

From Dynamite to Drones: How Terrorist Technologies Impacted the Start of the First World War

20 November 2020

Professor Audrey Cronin is the world's leading expert in Terrorism and Technology. She has released a new book, Power to the People, and spoke with...

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00:19:40

Iceland's Titanic: The SS Godafoss

20 November 2020

On 10 November 1944, the Icelandic steam merchant ship SS Godafoss was hit by a German U-boat torpedo. She sank in 7 minutes, killing everybody on...

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00:24:15

Abraham Lincoln with Sidney Blumenthal

19 November 2020

Sidney Blumenthal joined me on the podcast to talk about the political life of Abraham Lincoln and what his legacy means today.   Listen Now

00:35:59

Volcanic Vineyards of Pompeii

19 November 2020

An ancient town, buried and preserved beneath volcanic ash, Pompeii is a gift to archaeologists and historians seeking to find out more about the...

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00:16:56

The Pioneers of Egyptology

18 November 2020

Chris Naunton joined me on the podcast to talk about the work of the many people who contributed to our understanding of ancient Egypt. Subscribe...

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00:30:39

Douglas Haig: The Most Hated Man in Modern British History?

18 November 2020

Sir Douglas Haig was a British commander during the Battle of the Somme, the Battle of Arras, the Battle of Passchendaele, the German Spring...

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00:19:47

How Deep History Swung the US Election

17 November 2020

Lewis Dartnell joined me on the podcast to talk about a theory that links the outcome of the US election to geology. Subscribe to History Hit and...

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00:25:01

I’m a Celeb Special: Gwrych Castle

16 November 2020

Gwrych Castle dominates the road into North Wales. A sprawling Victorian ruin on land that belonged to the same family for over 500 years. It is now...

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00:20:24

Suicide at the Fall of Nazi Germany

16 November 2020

There is almost no end to the dark secrets that emerge from the smashed ruins of 1945 Europe. Dr Florian Huber has spent years researching the...

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00:31:32

SAS: Band of Brothers

15 November 2020

June 1944: the SAS parachute deep into occupied France, to wreak havoc and bloody mayhem. In a country crawling with the enemy, their mission is to...

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00:48:17

Terror in the Teutoburg Forest

15 November 2020

Its been used for nationalist propaganda across the ages and its just been dramatised for Netflix, but what do we actually know about the Battle of...

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00:21:58

Coventry's Blitz

14 November 2020

David McGrory joined me on the podcast to discuss Coventry’s Blitz. On the night of 14 November 1940, a Luftwaffe air raid devastated the city of...

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00:29:43

The History of Beer with Pete Brown

13 November 2020

Pete Brown used to advertise lager for a living, until he realised that writing books about beer was even more fun, and entailed drinking even more...

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00:19:03

One Family, 600 Years of Farming in England's Lake District

12 November 2020

James Rebanks joined me on the podcast to tell the history of his family farm in the Lake District hills. This was part of an ancient agricultural...

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01:07:30

Agrippa and Augustus: The Golden Age

12 November 2020

The Romans, an ancient conquering civilisation with an empire that spread from Europe across the Balkans to the Middle East and North Africa. For...

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00:21:21

The Unknown Warrior

11 November 2020

100 years ago today, 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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