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 classicist 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.
Our all new podcast ‘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.
Click on any of the listings below to listen to our most recent episodes from our network.
The Bank That Sacked It's Customers2 June 2021
When we think of investment banking we think of high-risk trades, profit at any cost and big bonuses but there is an institution that sees it...Listen Now
Disaster Before D-Day: Exercise Tiger2 June 2021
The D-Day landings of June 6 1944 were the largest amphibious landing in the history of warfare, and are famed as a major turning point towards...Listen Now
Democracy1 June 2021
In this episode taken from our back catalogue Professor Paul Cartledge the concept which is the foundation stone of our political culture: democracy....Listen Now
Slaves, Gold & Ivory: Trade Routes From East Africa1 June 2021
Long before Atlantic trade routes became established East Africa had strong connections with the wider world, trading across the Indian Ocean and...Listen Now
The Dissolution of the Monasteries31 May 2021
Ordered by King Henry VIII and carried out by Thomas Cromwell, the dissolution of the monasteries was the greatest land re-distribution in England...Listen Now
Tulsa Race Massacre31 May 2021
On May 31 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma, was torn apart by one of the worst instances of racialised violence in American history. In a period of great racial...Listen Now
1943: The Year the War Was Won?30 May 2021
There are many theories for when the Second World War was lost by the Axis powers. In this episode, Digital historian Alwyn Collinson shares the...Listen Now
Joan of Arc30 May 2021
On May 30, 1431, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake at the age of 19. It is safe to say that few teenagers have had as big an impact on Anglo-French...Listen Now
The Golden Age of Chariots30 May 2021
Taxis to the front line or ancient tanks? Through archaeological remains and ancient depictions, we have some idea of what the ancient military...Listen Now
Israel and Palestine: An Israeli Perspective with Benny Morris29 May 2021
The conflict between Israeli's and Palestinians is one that inflames strong emotions and opinions on all sides, but can a solution be found or is it...Listen Now
Matilda: Empress, Queen, Warrior29 May 2021
In many ways, Empress Matilda can be seen as a pawn of the men in her world. Sent away aged eight to match with the Holy Roman Emperor, she...Listen Now
The Mystery of the Ninth Legion28 May 2021
The legions of Rome were the nucleus of Rome’s military might for centuries. From campaigning in northern Scotland to the Persian Gulf, these...Listen Now
Planning for Catastrophe28 May 2021
How is it possible to avoid disasters when they are inherently unpredictable? Niall Ferguson, renowned historian, senior fellow at Stanford...Listen Now
The Renaissance Lute27 May 2021
With its double strings and beautiful decorative detail, the lute is a familiar feature of Renaissance paintings. Infact, in the sixteenth century,...Listen Now
Sinking the Bismarck27 May 2021
In May 1941 Nazi Germany's most powerful warship and pride of the Kriegsmarine the Bismarck slipped out of harbour and made its way to hunt Allied...Listen Now
Alexander the Great's First Persian Victory26 May 2021
If there had been a different outcome to the Battle of Granicus, we might never have heard about Alexander the Great. Taking place in 334 BC, this...Listen Now
Mary Anning: Palaeontology's Forgotten Pioneer26 May 2021
Born in Lyme Regis in 1799, Mary Anning was a pioneering palaeontologist and fossil collector whose story continues to inspire so many scientists to...Listen Now
The Vietnam War26 May 2021
With battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, and then defeat and public criticism for the United States in 1975, the Vietnam War became the...Listen Now
Hunting the Bismarck25 May 2021
In May 1941, the Royal Navy pursued Nazi Germany's largest battleship, the Bismarck, in the greatest chase story in the history of naval warfare....Listen Now
Mysteries of Cerne Abbas Giant25 May 2021
It's not often a discovery shocks archeologists, but the revelation that the Cerne Abbas Giant could've been created in the late Saxon period has...Listen Now
Origins of the English in India24 May 2021
In the late 16th century, a group of London merchants petitioned Queen Elizabeth I to allow them to build English trade in Asia. She granted a...Listen Now