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History Hit podcasts and presenters

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.

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The British Monarchy

23 November 2021

The British Monarchy is a thread that has run throughout the history of Britain but over the centuries it has been a constantly evolving institution....

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Henry VIII's Wives on Stage: Six - The Musical

22 November 2021

Since its first outing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017, the stage musical Six has become a worldwide theatre sensation. In it, the six wives...

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00:28:56

The Nazi Hunt for Mona Lisa

22 November 2021

During the Second World War, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa left her usual position in the Louvre, Paris. From 1939 to 1945, the portrait was moved...

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00:29:01

The Assassination of JFK: Explained

22 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...

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00:26:39

Alexander the Great Mania? Caracalla's Macedonian Phalanx

21 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...

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00:34:22

Greg Jenner: Ask a Historian

21 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...

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00:47:02

Changing Horizons In The Middle Ages

20 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...

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00:41:14

Women on the British Front Line

19 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...

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00:34:38

Searching for the Lost of World War One

19 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...

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00:49:48

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...

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01:03:02

The Legacy of the Minoans

18 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?...

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00:27:25

The Magic Circle & Hoaxes in History

18 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...

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00:18:37

The Nuremberg Trials

17 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...

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00:34:37

When the World's Armies Came to Salisbury Plain

17 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,...

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00:31:16

Sutton Hoo: Viking Mounds & Burial Grounds

16 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...

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00:36:13

We Didn't Start the Fire: Dien Bien Phu

16 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...

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00:04:56

Introducing: Eclipsed

16 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...

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00:46:46

The Making of Oliver Cromwell

15 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,...

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00:26:03

Our Love Affair with History

15 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...

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The Rise of the Praetorian Guard

14 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...

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00:21:39

Raj Bisram's Military Career

14 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...

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