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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 historians Matt Lewis and Eleanor Janega, 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.
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.
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Things vs. Humans: the spiteful behaviour of inanimate objects27 September 2023
If you can never connect to a printer, if furniture jumps out to stub your toe, if when you do the dishes the water jumps out the sink to soak you...Listen Now
Witches of St Osyth26 September 2023
In March 1582, a number of women from the small Essex village of St Osyth were hanged for the crime of witchcraft. Several others, including one...Listen Now
Polari: The Secret Language of Gay Men26 September 2023
It's a credit to the resilience of the gay community that when society tried to outlaw and silence them, they just created a language of their own...Listen Now
Margaret of Anjou26 September 2023
Dr. Eleanor Janega continues Gone Medieval’s special series exploring Medieval Queens with a look at Margaret of Anjou, who rose to become a...Listen Now
The Battle of Midway25 September 2023
On the 4th of June 1942, the US Navy took on the might of Japan's Imperial Navy in the battle of Midway. It was America's Trafalgar! At the end of...Listen Now
How Kateryn Parr Championed the Reformation25 September 2023
Henry VIII's sixth wife Kateryn Parr was a scholar and a writer in her own right. She was one of the first English women to have works published...Listen Now
The Bones of Anglo Saxon England24 September 2023
It's the 13th of December, 1642, and Parliamentarian soldiers have just stormed the city of Winchester. They burst into the city's grand cathedral...Listen Now
Battle of Little Bighorn24 September 2023
Not one of the US forces led by General George Custer into the attack on 25 June 1876 survived. But the story of 'Custer's Last Stand' as it was...Listen Now
The Dead Sea Scrolls: Mysteries of Qumran24 September 2023
Potentially one of the most important archaeological discoveries ever, the Dead Sea Scrolls - also known as the Qumran Scrolls - are a set of...Listen Now
First Ever Submarine24 September 2023
400 years ago on the River Thames a mad genius showed off the world's first submarine. A crowd of thousands including King James watched as...Listen Now
Sex & Scandal in Hampton Court22 September 2023
From Catherine Howard’s affairs whilst she was with Henry VIII, to Charles II’s mistress staging a lesbian wedding as part of a threesome…...Listen Now
Emma of Normandy22 September 2023
Matt Lewis continues Gone Medieval’s special series showcasing Medieval Queens with a look at Emma of Normandy, the Norman-born noblewoman...Listen Now
Sabotage & Secret Weapons: The WW2 Dirty Tricks Department21 September 2023
What is a bat bomb? Why would you cover a fox in radioactive paint? And who are the masterminds behind the Office of Strategic Services, the...Listen Now
Eating with the Tudors21 September 2023
What did the Tudor age understand about digestion? How did this affect what foods people prepared and ate? Was there such a thing as healthy...Listen Now
Ramesses the Great21 September 2023
One of the greatest Pharaohs from Ancient Egypt, Ramesses II is renowned for commissioning some of the most iconic architecture and art from...Listen Now
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn20 September 2023
This is the story of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn as you've never heard it before. From their childhoods and courtship through to their union and...Listen Now
Inventing Fire: the First Spark of Humanity20 September 2023
Fire is the unsung hero of human evolution. We could not have turned into the big-brained, deep-thinking animals we are on raw food alone. The...Listen Now
President Thomas Jefferson19 September 2023
Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, so how did it work out when he became the leader of this nation that...Listen Now
Sex In Old Age: Myths, Toys & Desire19 September 2023
As taboos go, sex between two consenting adults should not be up there as one of them.
And yet! When we talk about sex in old age many...Listen Now
My Great-Grandfather's War: Lt-Gen Thomas Snow & The Somme18 September 2023
Dan explores his great-grandfather's part in the First World War. Lieutenant-General Thomas Snow was a senior officer in the British Army who...Listen Now
Three Mile Island: Nuclear Accident in Pennsylvania18 September 2023
It's the worst accident in US commercial nuclear power history. In March 1979, the Unit 2 reactor at Three Mile Island nuclear generating station...Listen Now