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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 ferocious global warfare, bloody revolutions, and violent ideological 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.

 

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The Truth About The Huns

2 May 2021

The Huns! The name of this ancient people triggers a multiplicity of responses and evokes a number of images (nearly all of them negative). They have...

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Amend: The Fight for America

2 May 2021

Take a deep dive into the remaking of the American Constitution and the 14th amendment created in the wake of the American Civil War. The 14th...

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00:43:38

The Olympic Games

2 May 2021

Ancient history legend Robin Waterfield came on the podcast to talk about the Olympic Games in antiquity. The first of a small miniseries on the...

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00:21:09

The Death of Hitler

1 May 2021

Did Hitler shoot himself in the Führerbunker, or did he slip past the Soviets and escape to South America? There have been innumerable...

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00:23:16

Captain Cook: The Aboriginal Perspective

30 April 2021

Captain Cook has been celebrated, wrongly, as the first European to discover Australia but many now believe it is time to reappraise his legacy...

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00:26:15

Operation Barbarossa

30 April 2021

Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union on Sunday 22 June 1941 was one of the bloodiest military campaigns mankind has ever known. Now, BAFTA winning...

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00:41:44

Bridewell: The Palace that became a Prison

29 April 2021

Professor Salkeld has explored the records of Bridewell and, in this episodes of Not Just the Tudors, he shares with Professor Suzannah Lipscomb his...

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Velazquez and the Spanish Court

29 April 2021

Las Meninas ('The Ladies in Waiting') is one of the most discussed and analysed paintings in the history of art, giving a timeless, tantalising...

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An Early Modern Teenage Werewolf

29 April 2021

The witch-hunts of sixteenth and seventeenth century Europe are well-known. But less common were trials of people accused of being werewolves. In...

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Henry VIII's Billionaire Wardrobe

29 April 2021

In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Suzannah gets to grips with the sumptuous garments and fabrics that made up the Tudor king's wonderous...

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00:32:14

Not Just the Tudors

29 April 2021

When thinking about the 16th century the Tudor dynasty often comes to the fore, but the was so much more to this extraordinary period to be explored....

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The Battle of Okinawa

28 April 2021

The last major confrontation of the Second World War and the largest amphibious assault of the Pacific theatre, the Battle of Okinawa ended in Allied...

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The Night of the Bayonets: The Texel Uprising

28 April 2021

In the dying days of the Second World War, a group of Georgians rose up against their German overlords on the Dutch island of Texel. Thousands of...

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00:32:35

Blood and Iron: The German Empire

27 April 2021

German unification in 1871 immediately altered the balance of power in Europe and across the world, but what did its existence and expansion in the...

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Chernobyl: Memories of a Survivor

26 April 2021

On April 26th 1986 reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded sending a vast plume of radioactive material into the atmosphere, but what...

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Untraceable: The Secret History of Soviet Nerve Agents

26 April 2021

The use of nerve agents is synonymous with Russian espionage for those of us who remember the recent poisonings of Alexei Navalny, Sergei and Yulia...

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The Last Nuremberg Prosecutor

25 April 2021

Ben Ferencz at 102 years old is the last surviving prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials and a direct witness to the horrors of the Nazi death camps....

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Cicero’s Fight for the Roman Republic

25 April 2021

Caesar Octavian, Mark Antony, Decimus Brutus and Cicero: the Battle of Mutina, April 43 BC, was a clash of giants. It also became the beginning of...

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Cellini: Bad Boy of the Renaissance

24 April 2021

Benvenuto Cellini was the bad boy of the Renaissance! His life was a story of murders, violence, war, the sack of cities, sodomy, imprisonment,...

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Football, Money and the European Super League

23 April 2021

The attempt to create a new European Super League might have been short-lived with the attempt to form a breakaway competition collapsing in the face...

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The Last Coastwatcher

23 April 2021

97 year old Jim Burrows OAM served as a Coastwatcher in the South Pacific during the Second World War. The Coastwatchers were an intelligence arm of...

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