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 historian 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.
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.
In Betwixt the Sheets join historian, Kate Lister as she unashamedly roots around the topics which seem to have been skipped in history class. Everything from landmark LGBTQ+ court cases, to political scandal, to downright bizarre medieval cures for impotence.
Patented, hosted by Dallas Campbell, dives into stories of flukey discoveries, erased individuals and murky marketing ploys with the help of experts, scientists and historians.
In American History Hit, join Don Wildman twice a week for your hit of American history, as he explores the past to help us understand the United States of today. We’ll hear how codebreakers uncovered secret Japanese plans for the Battle of Midway, visit Chief Powhatan as he prepares for war with the British, see Walt Disney accuse his former colleagues of being communists, and uncover the dark history that lies beneath Central Park.
Click on any of the listings below to listen to our most recent episodes from our network.
Origins of Scottish Independence30 May 2023
For the first time in 18 years, the Declaration of Arbroath - an iconic document in the story of the struggle for Scottish independence in the...Listen Now
The Rise of Celebrity Culture30 May 2023
Any of us who have happened to see a celebrity in the wild can admit to the strange thrill you get.
It doesn’t matter if it’s C,...Listen Now
Why Empires Fall29 May 2023
For centuries, the Roman Empire commanded unparalleled control over the world around it. It expanded its borders through trade and conquest,...Listen Now
Lincoln & God: Scepticism to Spiritualism29 May 2023
He's the best president that the United States has ever had ... at least according to one 2021 C-span study.
But how did Lincoln's religious...Listen Now
Henry Kissinger29 May 2023
A prominent American Diplomat, and influential American statesmen, Henry Kissinger is a name known around the world. Serving as National Security...Listen Now
Great Fire of London29 May 2023
Why do we call the Great Fire of London in 1666 “great”? Was it because of the significant challenge it posed to authorities and residents as...Listen Now
How the Mongols Changed the World28 May 2023
After the death of Chinggis Khan, the founder and first Emperor of the Mongol Empire, the land became the largest contiguous empire in...Listen Now
Babylon and the Bible28 May 2023
When looking at the Hebrew Bible, the city of Babylon plays a prominent role - especially in the Old Testament. A city famed for it's...Listen Now
Colours: from Cave Paint to Nanotube Black28 May 2023
There's a theory that the invention of paint had something to do with the dawn of humanity. We are on a never-ending quest to create brighter,...Listen Now
The Giggling Granny serial killer26 May 2023
Picture a serial killer in your mind’s eye. What do you see? More often than not it will be a man.
Statistically that’s accurate, but it...Listen Now
Julian of Norwich: England's First Woman Writer?26 May 2023
The writings of Julian of Norwich are the earliest surviving English language works by a woman and the only surviving English language...Listen Now
Battle of Aden26 May 2023
In March 2015, a ten-nation coalition of Gulf states launched an attack against Houthi insurgents in Aden. With Iran seeking to dominate the...Listen Now
5. Story of England: Modern Warfare25 May 2023
From the First World War to the Cold War, conflict in the 20th century has been crucial in shaping England as we know it. This is the final...Listen Now
The Birth of the American Flag25 May 2023
13 equal horizontal stripes in red and white, with a navy blue square in the top left bearing 50 small white five pointed stars. It's recognisable...Listen Now
Tudors in Ireland25 May 2023
King Henry VII and his Tudor heirs knew very little about Ireland, over which they ruled in name at least. During the 118 years of Tudor rule, not...Listen Now
The Cyrus Cylinder25 May 2023
An ancient clay artefact that dates back to the 6th century BCE, the Cyrus Cylinder is often considered one of the most important documents in...Listen Now
4. Story of England: Industrial Revolution24 May 2023
Modern England as we know it started in the industrial heart of Ironbridge in Shropshire- now a verdant gorge that once was black with smog, fire...Listen Now
Inventing Disneyland: The First Themepark24 May 2023
Giant mouse ears at the ready, we're off to Disneyland! Hop on board and travel with us inside Walt Disney's mind (for better or for worse). We...Listen Now
3. Story of England: Tudor Feuds, Explorers and Fanatics23 May 2023
The Tudors were the dynasty that had it all- power, family feuds, sex and scandal. Dan couldn't do a history of England without a hearty helping...Listen Now
The Real Queen Charlotte23 May 2023
Queen Charlotte is back in the spotlight, thanks to the new Bridgerton spin-off series looking into her life and marriage to King George...Listen Now
How the Mediterranean Created Wealth23 May 2023
What does archaeology tell us about how regions in the Mediterranean built their wealth between the 10th and 12th centuries? How did...Listen Now