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The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com

The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com
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The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com

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English


Episodes

Bonus Episode: Sequences with consequences

10/19/2019
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In this special edition, produced by our friends from the Science Focus podcast, Dr Robert Elliott Smith examines the dark history of algorithms and considers how they affect all of our lives today. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:38:00

Slave revolt

10/17/2019
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Historian James Walvin describes how enslaved people fought for their freedom and ultimately helped to bring down the Atlantic slave empires. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:29:47

Peter Hennessy on Britain in transition

10/14/2019
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Historian Peter Hennessy talks about his new book Winds of Change, which tells the story of Britain in the early 1960s and explores subjects such as the Cold War, decolonisation, the Profumo affair and the country’s failed attempt to join the EEC. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:41:25

Secret listeners

10/10/2019
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Author and historian Helen Fry talks about her new book, The Walls Have Ears, which describes an ingenious British intelligence operation to bug German prisoners during the Second World War. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:30:24

William Dalrymple on the East India Company

10/7/2019
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William Dalrymple explains how a single London corporation took over the Mughal empire and became a major imperial power. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:33:51

Catherine the Great: fact and fiction

10/3/2019
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Ahead of a major new TV drama about the Russian empress, historian Janet Hartley explores Catherine’s life and considers whether there is any truth behind the scandals that continue to damage her reputation. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:27:34

Orlando Figes on the transformation of Europe

9/30/2019
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Orlando Figes describes the cultural transformations of 19th-century Europe through the lives of a remarkable menage a trois. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:46:48

Fake news in World War Two

9/26/2019
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Author and journalist Henry Hemming discusses his new book, Our Man in New York, which describes the adventures of British spymaster William Stephenson who plotted to bring the United States into World War Two. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:38:57

The destruction of Pompeii

9/23/2019
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Daisy Dunn revisits the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and considers the history that was preserved at Pompeii and Herculaneum. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:33:51

Max Hastings on the Dambusters

9/19/2019
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Sir Max Hastings discusses his new book on the iconic World War Two raid, describing the ingenuity and courage of the operation, as well as the terrible cost. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:37:22

Suzannah Lipscomb on women’s lives in Reformation France

9/16/2019
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Suzannah Lipscomb talks to Dan Jones about the lives of women in 16th-century France. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:57:18

Tom Holland on Christianity’s enduring legacy

9/12/2019
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Historian and author Tom Holland discusses his new book Dominion, which explores the history of Christianity and argues that it has had a transformative and enduring impact on the western mindset. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:37:48

The Crusades, with Dan Jones

9/9/2019
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Bestselling medieval historian Dan Jones discusses his new book Crusaders, which tells the stories of these religious conflicts through the people who were involved in them. He is joined in conversation by his fellow historian Helen Castor. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:01:01:09

Poland, 1939: World War Two begins

9/5/2019
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As we reach the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two, historian Roger Moorhouse tells the story of the 1939 battle for Poland that saw the country dismembered by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:45:39

Hitler’s war with Anglo-America

9/2/2019
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Professor Brendan Simms talks to us about his new biography of Adolf Hitler, which argues that the Nazi dictator’s main preoccupation was rivalry with Britain and America, rather than the Soviet Union. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:38:13

War trauma

8/29/2019
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Dr Emma Butcher and Dr Hannah Partis-Jennings explore the history of war trauma, discussing how it has affected soldiers and civilians in conflicts such as the Napoleonic Wars, the two world wars, and more recent campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:42:34

Chernobyl: the story of a tragedy

8/26/2019
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Historian Serhii Plokhy, author of an award-winning book on the 1986 Soviet nuclear disaster, explores the causes and consequences of the Chernobyl accident and offers his thoughts on the accuracy of the recent drama series. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:31:25

The real Peaky Blinders

8/22/2019
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As the fifth series of the BBC historical drama is about to air, we talk to historian Andrew Davies about the real Birmingham gangsters who inspired the programme, and discover how late-Victorian society contributed to a rise in gang violence. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:46:55

The corner shop revolution

8/19/2019
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Babita Sharma explores the history of the British corner shop, explaining how Asian immigrants transformed these local businesses. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:24:20

Peterloo: the story of a massacre

8/15/2019
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Ahead of the 200th anniversary of Peterloo, we speak to Robert Poole, author of a major new history of the massacre. He explores the history of 19th-century radicalism that fed into the Manchester demonstration and then reveals why a peaceful meeting ended in death and injury. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:38:07