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The Battle of Britain: Truth and Myth with Andy Saunders and Wing Commander Thomas Neil

10th July, 2019

Dan talks to military historian Andy Saunders about the Battle of Britain. What parts of the narrative have we got wrong? What parts have we got right? Also includes excerpts ...

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Appeasing Hitler with Tim Bouverie

7th July, 2019

Tim Bouverie has a look at the old questions about appeasement. Was it right to appease Hitler in order to buy time to re-arm? Why did Chamberlain and Halifax not ...

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The Cambridge Spies with Dr Chris Smith

4th July, 2019

Dr Chris Smith has written a fascinating new book about John Cairncross, one of the famous five Cambridge spies who infiltrated high positions in the British intelligence service and reported ...

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The Chief Interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials with Paul Hooley

2nd July, 2019

Wolfe Frank, who was the Chief Interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials, translating over a third of the six million words spoken, was one of the most interesting characters in the ...

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A. C. Grayling on The History of Philosophy

30th June, 2019

A. C. Grayling discusses the complete history of philosophy, whether it is still possible to ask questions about our existence, and how we should frame those questions in light of ...

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The History of Unbelief with Professor Tim Whitmarsh and Professor John Arnold

27th June, 2019

Dan delves into the history of unbelief - or rather, past people who didn't believe in God(s). He talks to Professor Tim Whitmarsh about Greek atheists (and indeed, about ...

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Simon de Montfort, England's First Parliamentarian with Dr Sophie Therese Ambler

26th June, 2019

Simon de Montfort was a member of the English peerage, who led opposition to King Henry III. He played a major role in the constitutional development of the country and ...

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Circe and Greek Myths with Madeleine Miller

23rd June, 2019

Dan and bestselling author Madeleine Miller chat Greek myths and the Odyssey. They talk about Virgil, the Aenead, Patroclus and Agamemnon, and whether Dan should sacrifice his daughter to ensure ...

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British Women in India with Katie Hickman

20th June, 2019

Katie Hickman takes us on a tour of British India before 1900, looking at women and the lives they led. Highlights include a discussion of whether the arrival of women in ...

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The Battle of Waterloo with Peter Snow

18th June, 2019

We revisit Dan's interview with Peter Snow to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, and learn more about this conflict which changed the face of Europe.For ad ...

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