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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.
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 historians Matt Lewis and Eleanor Janega, 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.
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.
After Dark: Myths, Misdeeds & the Paranormal joined History Hit’s award-winning podcast network in October 2023, hosted by actor, writer and historian Anthony Delaney and writer, broadcaster, historian Maddy Pelling. Together, the duo unpick history’s spookiest, strangest and most sinister stories – from the disappearance of HMS Terror to the origins of Halloween.
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.
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The Murder of Christopher Marlowe3 November 2023
This month on Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb investigates four of history’s most notorious murders and brutal crimes.
The Arab- Israeli War: Yom Kippur War 19733 November 2023
Also known as the October War and the Ramadan War, this conflict was initiated by Egypt and Syria on October 6, 1973, as a surprise attack on...Listen Now
Mary, Queen of Scots3 November 2023
This is the story of the incredible rise and fall of Mary, Queen of Scots. She was queen of Scotland, she was queen of France, and she could have...Listen Now
Israel, Gaza and the West Bank: A History3 November 2023
In light of the complex and tragic situation unfolding in Gaza and Israel, this episode looks at the past 100 years of the history of the region...Listen Now
WWII Britain's 'Missing' Sailors3 November 2023
During WWII, the sailors of the British merchant navy played a vital role in keeping the UK fed and armed. They carried essential supplies across...Listen Now
HMS Terror: Cursed Arctic Expedition3 November 2023
Was ever a ship more aptly named? In 1845, HMS Terror (and its forgettably named sister ship HMS Erebus) set off from Victorian Britain. Their...Listen Now
Scottish Kings' Sex Lives3 November 2023
One thing royal families strive for is the common touch. Whilst some have struggled with it, King James IV and V in the 15th and 16th centuries...Listen Now
The Hundred Years' War3 November 2023
The Hundred Years' War plunged England, France and their allies into over a century of conflict. This bleak period of history had rebellions,...Listen Now
Alexander The Great: The Siege of Tyre3 November 2023
The renowned conqueror Alexander the Great was known as 'the two-horned one' by his enemies, and for good reason. His campaigns were bloody...Listen Now
A Guide to Living in Dark Times with Weird Medieval Guys3 November 2023
Olivia Swarthout prowls the web for little-seen snippets of medieval art and life, sharing it via the Weird Medieval Guys Twitter and instagram...Listen Now
Killers of the Flower Moon: Native Americans & the FBI2 November 2023
During the first half of the 20th century, dozens of murders plagued the oil-rich Osage Nation. The question of who killed them, and why, spread...Listen Now
Victorian Sex2 November 2023
They’re famously thought of as a buttoned up prudish bunch, but we all know they loved to bump uglies as much as anyone today.
Guy Fawkes & the 1605 Gunpowder Plot1 November 2023
Other countries celebrate their victories and independence. But in Britain, we celebrate a bungling terrorist from the 17th century. Why? Who was...Listen Now
Gunpowder Plot: Tudor Origins1 November 2023
The Gunpowder Plot is one of the hinge events of British history - an act of terror the roots of which stretch back to the Tudor period and Henry...Listen Now
Human Evolution: Dragon Man1 November 2023
Homo longi, also known as Dragon Man, is an extinct archaic human species - with a nearly complete skull found near Harbin, China, dating back to...Listen Now
History of the Witch31 October 2023
It’s that time of year again, Halloween. A word which conjures up images of pumpkins, ghosts, and of course…witches.
But have you ever...Listen Now
New Orleans Voodoo30 October 2023
If you've ever watched a Voodoo scene in a horror movie, you might be forgiven for envisioning zombies, dolls and witchcraft when asked what it...Listen Now
Ghosts of Wales30 October 2023
Wales has a wealth of ghost stories, including fantastical animals, flickering death omens and unseen things that go bump in the night. Whether...Listen Now
Origins of the Witchfinder General30 October 2023
In the 1640s, Matthew Hopkins gave himself the grandiose title of Witchfinder General and set himself the task of purging England of witches. But...Listen Now
Witches29 October 2023
From seductive sorceresses to withered necromancers, witches play a varied - and vital - role in ancient history. Recorded in classical epics by...Listen Now
Hammersmith Ghost: How to Murder a Poltergeist29 October 2023
Can it be murder if you think you're killing a ghost? In 1804 the London suburb of Hammersmith was being terrorised by a ghost. One man set out to...Listen Now