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 Assassination of JFK: Explained22 November 2021
Everyone who was alive at the time remembers the day President John F. Kennedy was shot dead in Dallas, Texas on the 22 November 1963. On this...Listen Now
Alexander the Great Mania? Caracalla's Macedonian Phalanx21 November 2021
Alexander the Great and Caracalla. One often considered among the most successful military commanders of all time, the other, one of the worst...Listen Now
Greg Jenner: Ask a Historian21 November 2021
When and why did we start keeping hamsters as pets? When was sign language first used in the UK? If you were planning a bank heist, which historical...Listen Now
Changing Horizons In The Middle Ages20 November 2021
The Medieval periods' impact on the world and how we see it today is often overlooked. From culture, society, and technology, the horizons of England...Listen Now
Women on the British Front Line19 November 2021
Whilst battles were fought across the globe, in Britain, the anti aircraft gun sites acted as the British frontline. From 1941, they were also the...Listen Now
Searching for the Lost of World War One19 November 2021
At the end of the World War One, around one million citizens of the British Empire had been lost, and the whereabouts of about half of these was...Listen Now
A Tudor Scandal: Did Thomas Seymour Groom Elizabeth Tudor?18 November 2021
In 1547, the 14-year-old future Queen Elizabeth I is living with her step-mother Queen Catherine Parr and her new husband Thomas Seymour, uncle to...Listen Now
The Legacy of the Minoans18 November 2021
Minoan Crete has kept people captivated for millennia, appearing in countless modern cultural practices till this very day. But who are the Minoans?...Listen Now
The Magic Circle & Hoaxes in History18 November 2021
Hoaxes and magic were widespread in 18th century Britain. From a woman who claimed to birth rabbits, to a man who said he’d climb into a bottle in...Listen Now
The Nuremberg Trials17 November 2021
On 20 November 1945 the Nuremberg Trials began. In the Bavarian city of Nuremberg, a tribunal set about prosecuting prominent members of Nazi Germany...Listen Now
When the World's Armies Came to Salisbury Plain17 November 2021
During World War One, Britain and its empire mobilised soldiers on a hitherto unprecedented scale. That required a huge logistical effort to feed,...Listen Now
Sutton Hoo: Viking Mounds & Burial Grounds16 November 2021
Centuries ago, an Anglo-Saxon noble was buried within a 90-foot ship in a mound at Sutton Hoo. It serves as the richest burial ever found in northern...Listen Now
We Didn't Start the Fire: Dien Bien Phu16 November 2021
This episode of the podcast comes from a show called ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’ which is a modern history podcast inspired by the lyrics of the...Listen Now
Introducing: Eclipsed16 November 2021
Stories you never knew you never knew. From Campside Media, ECLIPSED is a new weekly narrative history podcast. Hosted by writer and internet-dweller...Listen Now
The Making of Oliver Cromwell15 November 2021
Oliver Cromwell - the only commoner to have become Britain's head of state - has puzzled biographers for centuries. He was a complex character,...Listen Now
Our Love Affair with History15 November 2021
From the great battles such as Dunkirk, historical titans such Alexander the Great and historical oddities such as Henry VIII's enemas Dan speaks to...Listen Now
The Rise of the Praetorian Guard14 November 2021
From Gladiator to Rome Total War to I, Claudius, today the Cohortēs praetōriae are one of the most distinctive military units of Imperial Rome. It...Listen Now
Raj Bisram's Military Career14 November 2021
You might know Raj Bisram best as a TV antiques expert, but he actually started his career by joining the military in the 70s. From becoming an...Listen Now
Stories of War with Max Hastings14 November 2021
As the country remembers the sacrifice made by those men and women who have given their lives and health in serving the nation Dan is joined by Sir...Listen Now
Digging For Gold: A Medieval Treasure13 November 2021
When Buffy and husband Ian Bailey went out with their metal detectors in Yorkshire, they thought they'd stumbled across a sheep's ear tag when they...Listen Now
Searching for the Lost of World War One12 November 2021
At the end of the First World War, around one million citizens of the British Empire had been lost, and the whereabouts of about half of these was...Listen Now