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.
Henry VIII's Break with Rome17 September 2021
King Henry VIII was deeply religious and started out as a staunch supporter of the Pope and the Roman Catholic church. But everything changed when...Listen Now
Band of Brothers & Beyond17 September 2021
Twenty years after the release of the landmark series Band of Brothers, screenwriter John Orloff is back to bring us Masters of the Air with Steven...Listen Now
Clothing Tudor Queens16 September 2021
How did Tudor Queens clothe themselves? How did female fashion change over Henry VIII's reign? Did foreign Queens influence English fashion or adopt...Listen Now
Hunting Stolen Nazi Art16 September 2021
As the Nazi war machine rampaged across Europe it did not just take territory and resources from its conquests but also many thousands of pieces of...Listen Now
Maya Warfare and Sacrifice16 September 2021
With a history stretching back thousands of years, it’s about time that the Ancients started looking at the extraordinary Maya civilisation in...Listen Now
The Battle of Britain15 September 2021
15 September marks Battle of Britain Day when the Luftwaffe sought a final decisive final battle over the skies of Britain with the RAF. In a day of...Listen Now
The Battle of Britain: Truth and Myth15 September 2021
In June 1940 Nazi Germany overran France and forced the British army to evacuate at Dunkirk. Severely lacking in military equipment, Britain and its...Listen Now
The Last Hanging in Cardiff Prison14 September 2021
In September 1952 Mahmood Hussein Mattan became the last to be hanged at Cardiff Prison, but Mahmood had in fact been framed by the police and 45...Listen Now
Women & Military Power14 September 2021
It's often assumed that women played a passive role in Medieval society. But did women hold more power than we know? When a richly furnished grave at...Listen Now
Islam and the Elizabethans13 September 2021
Elizabeth I's excommunication by the Pope in 1570 marked the beginning of an extraordinary - and little talked about - English alignment with Muslim...Listen Now
Viking Legend: Ragnar Lothbrok13 September 2021
Ragnor Lothbrook is a legendary Viking figure who straddled the line between myth and reality. His adventures and deeds appear in the Viking sagas,...Listen Now
American Resistance Leader in Nazi Berlin13 September 2021
Her American nationality could have offered her protection from the Nazi Regime. Instead, she used it to benefit the resistance movement. Mildred...Listen Now
9/11: The Legacy12 September 2021
The tragic events of 9/11 left thousands dead and injured and the impact of that loss is still being felt twenty years later by the families. It was...Listen Now
The Origins of Civilisation12 September 2021
The world is constantly changing, and so has the perception of civilisation, but what exactly are the origins of this concept? Helping us answer...Listen Now
9/11: The Fire Commissioner at Ground Zero11 September 2021
On the morning of September 11th, 2001 terrorists flew planes into both the World Trade Centre towers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington with...Listen Now
Edward III's Golden Treasure11 September 2021
The leopard coin, which is considered the last 'unsuccessful' was re-called shortly after release. But did this coinage make more of an impact than...Listen Now
The Blitz: An Alternative History10 September 2021
Between September 1940 and May 1941, the German Luftwaffe relentlessly pounded British cities with bombs in an attempt to force the British to...Listen Now
9/11: From the 105th Floor10 September 2021
For the majority of us, our experience of 9/11 was transmitted through a TV screen, radio, newspaper or even history book. But Joe Dittmar’s...Listen Now
Making Babies in the 17th Century9 September 2021
Making babies was a mysterious process for people in early modern England. Their ideas about conception, pregnancy, and childbirth tell us much about...Listen Now
America's Secret President9 September 2021
In October 1919 President Woodrow Wilson suffered a massive stroke leaving him paralyzed and partially blind. In the face of this crisis of...Listen Now
Sex in Ancient Rome9 September 2021
We’ve covered bloody battles, we’ve covered stunning cities, we’ve covered civilisations far away from the ancient Mediterranean. But in some...Listen Now