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From World Wars to Endless Wars

13 January 2021

The World Wars were total. Entire populations were mobilised at home and away. Part of our fascination with them lies in the fact that our modern...

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00:33:41

When the Brits Burnt the Capitol, with Peter Snow

12 January 2021

In 1814 a British expeditionary force landed in Maryland, marched on Washington, brushed aside an American army and stormed into the US capital. The...

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00:33:49

Bitcoin and Crypto: A History

11 January 2021

Jamie Bartlett joined me on the podcast to talk about the history of the Bitcoin.  


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00:33:52

Insurrection in America

8 January 2021

As an armed mob broke into the US Capitol, Dan talked long into the night to his friend and star blogger known only as the Angry Staff Officer. He is...

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00:24:48

The Lancaster Bomber

8 January 2021

The ‘Shining Sword’ of Bomber Command. They flew nearly 300 thousand sorties and dropped over 1 million tonnes of explosives. But of the 7,377...

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00:56:48

How Ancient Egypt Stayed Egyptian

7 January 2021

The length of time between the rule of Cleopatra and the erection of the Pyramids is the same as that between now and the birth of Jesus Christ. With...

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00:45:11

Battle by the Trebia: Hannibal's Winter War

7 January 2021

It’s 218 BC, and Hannibal has made the mammoth journey across the Alps en route to Italy, accompanied by his army, their horses, and their...

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00:22:23

The Inquisition

6 January 2021

Jessica Dalton joined me on the podcast to talk about the history of the Inquisition. We discussed the Roman Inquisition, the Spanish Inquisition,...

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00:40:46

Toxic: A History of Nerve Agents

6 January 2021

In 2018, the British city of Salisbury crashed into newspaper headlines worldwide when former Russian military officer Sergei Skripal and his...

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00:36:40

The Partition of Ireland

5 January 2021

Patricia Clavin, Niamh Gallagher and Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid joined me on the pod to discuss the history of the partition of Ireland. Subscribe to...

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00:23:17

The Tudor Crown Discovered in a Field?

4 January 2021

Leanda de Lisle joined me on the podcast to discuss the history of the Tudor Crown. Subscribe to History Hit and you'll get access to hundreds of...

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00:11:49

The Somme: A French Perspective

4 January 2021

On the first day of the Somme, French forces were more successful than those of the British. In this episode, Stephanie Trouillard spoke to Dan about...

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00:43:39

History Legends: Mary Beard

3 January 2021

This episode is the third of our History Legends podcasts, featuring Mary Beard. Subscribe to History Hit and you'll get access to hundreds of...

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00:55:47

How Ancient Egypt Stayed Egyptian

3 January 2021

The length of time between the rule of Cleopatra and the erection of the Pyramids is the same as that between now and the birth of Jesus Christ. With...

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00:25:47

History of Gaming

2 January 2021

Tristan Donovan joined me on the podcast to talk about the history of gaming. Subscribe to History Hit and you'll get access to hundreds of history...

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01:38:22

Andy McNab on the SAS

1 January 2021

From the day he was found in a carrier bag on the steps of Guy's Hospital in London, Andy McNab has led an extraordinary life. As a teenage...

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00:24:25

The Burmese Who Fought With Britain

1 January 2021

Many Burmese people resisted the Japanese occupation of their country in World War Two. Filmmaker Alex Bescoby has made a film celebrating those who...

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