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History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today.

History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today.
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History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today.

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Episodes

The War in the East Part 1 with Dr Bill Frankland

1/16/2019
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Dan talks Dr Bill Frankland, a 106 year old veteran of World War II who lived through a Japanese prisoner of war camp and who also made important contributions to our understanding of allergies. First of two episodes. Discover more history interviews and documentaries at History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry

Duration:00:43:33

The Black Sea Shipwrecks with Dr Helen Farr

1/14/2019
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Dr Helen Farr is leading a team looking at prehistoric wrecks in the Black Sea. Dan chats to her about how the Black Sea's anaerobic waters have preserved ancient ships for many centuries, including a Greek ship very similar to one on an urn in the British Library. Discover more history interviews and documentaries at History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry

Duration:00:20:08

The Bavarian Soviet Republic with Volker Weidermann

1/13/2019
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Dan chats to Volker Wiedermann, a German writer and literary critic, about the Bavarian Soviet Republic. The Republic, established in the aftermath of the First World War, was an unlikely formation and was quickly attacked from all sides, especially as it tried to propagate radical ideas about government. Discover more history interviews and documentaries at History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry

Duration:00:24:55

Spitfire with John Nichol

1/11/2019
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John Nichol is a former RAF Tornado Navigator who flew in the Gulf War. He was shot down and became a prisoner of war, and he is now an author. Dan talks to him on his new bestseller about the Spitfire, the plane that was critical to the RAF's efforts in the Battle of Britain and the Second World War, and they discuss why it occupies such a special place in British hearts. Discover more history interviews and documentaries at History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry

Duration:00:22:47

Hiroshima with Hirata San

1/9/2019
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Dan talks to Hirata San, a survivor of the Hiroshima attacks, and one of the few remaining survivors who speak English, about the Hiroshima bombing. Discover more history interviews and documentaries at History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry

Duration:00:41:40

Bodies of HS2 with the Museum of London Archaeology team

1/8/2019
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Dan talks to the Head of Heritage for HS2, Helen Wass, as well as Mike Henderson, about the bodies discovered along the route of this infrastructure project, and what they can tell us about the past. Discover more history interviews and documentaries at History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry

Duration:00:21:37

Peterloo with Jacqueline Riding

1/5/2019
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In 1819, a huge crowd gathered in St Peter's Fields, Manchester, to hear radical speakers demand democratic reform. Dozens were killed and many more were injured by the army and local militia in what became known as the Peterloo Massacre. Dan talks to Jacqueline Riding - historical adviser on the new film - about the importance of Peterloo, and what it means to us today. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley

Duration:00:53:43

The SAS in the Falklands Part 2 with Sir Cedric Delves & Danny West

1/2/2019
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Dan concludes fascinating talk with Sir Cedric Delves and Danny West about the involvement of the SAS in the Falklands War. For more explusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley

Duration:00:44:32

The SAS in the Falklands Part 1 with Sir Cedric Delves & Danny West

1/1/2019
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Dan hears the incredible story of the SAS's involvement in the Falklands from the men who were actually there: Sir Cedric Delves and Danny West. For more exclusive history interviews & documentaries, subscribe to History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley

Duration:00:46:32

Shakespeare's Shoreditch Theatre with Heather Knight

12/30/2018
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Dan visits the site of The Theatre, the 16th-century playhouse where some of Shakespeare's works were first performed, to investigate the archaeology with Heather Knight, Senior Archaeologist from the Museum of London Archaeology. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley

Duration:00:24:15

The History of Iran Part 2 with Ali Ansari

12/29/2018
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Join Dan & Ali Ansari as they race through another thousand years of Persian and Iranian history. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry

Duration:00:26:01

The History of Iran Part 1 with Ali Ansari

12/26/2018
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Dan talks to Ali Ansari about the history of Iran, and discover just how much of it there is! Discover more history interviews and documentaries at History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry

Duration:00:38:24

Saturnalia with Kevin Butcher

12/24/2018
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Dan talks to Kevin Butcher about the Roman festival of Saturnalia, with its drinking, gift-giving, and sense of a world turned upside-down. For more history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Curry

Duration:00:27:50

A Dickensian Dinner Party with Pen Vogler

12/22/2018
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Dan headed over to Pen Vogler's house for a spot of smoking bishop, a glass of punch, and a lovely mince pie to experience the festive season as Dickens might have. Merry Christmas from everyone at History Hit, and - for more Christmas cheer - do go and watch the film of Dan's Dickensian Christmas, on History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry

Duration:00:45:01

The History of the Pyrenees with Matthew Carr

12/20/2018
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Dan talks to Matthew Carr about the history of the Pyrenees, a mountainous frontier that has seen conflict and co-operation from Roman times until the present day. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry

Duration:00:27:00

The Discovery of a Viking Ship with Erich Nau

12/19/2018
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Archaeologists in Norway have discovered an intact Viking ship! Dan chatted to Erich Nau about this momentous discovery and what it could mean for our understanding of the Norsemen. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry

Duration:00:16:43

The British in India with David Gilmour

12/18/2018
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In this episode, Dan talks to David Gilmour about the British in India. David Gilmour's new book is a vast exploration of the social history of India. David Gilmour is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry

Duration:00:26:40

Big Week with James Holland

12/15/2018
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Dan sits down with James Holland to talk about Operation Argument in February 1944, the biggest air battle of World War 2. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry

Duration:00:27:42

The Arabia Steamboat in Missouri with David Hawley

12/12/2018
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Dan explores the Arabia, a steamboat that sank in the Missouri river over a hundred years ago and was then dug up from a Kansas cornfield by David Hawley and turned into a museum. Much of the ships interior was preserved, allowing us to gain a fascinating insight into the lives of those settling the frontiers of American society. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry

Duration:00:19:34

Air Power at Gallipoli with Mike Pavelec

12/10/2018
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Dan chats to Mike Pavelec on the use of air power at Gallipoli in this minisode of the podcast. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.tv. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry & Felix Maynard

Duration:00:12:44