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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 Mystery of the Headless Corpse Solved

1/19/2018
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In the second of our very-special episodes, Dan and the teams from the University of Dundee and the Royal Society of Edinburgh finally solve the centuries-old mystery of the headless body in Wardlaw Mausoleum. Featuring: Professor Sue Black, Dr Lucina Hackman and Sarah Fraser. To see the whole documentary we made about it, go to HistoryHit.TV. Join today for free. Producer: Natt Tapley

Duration: 01:04:40


The Bayeux Tapestry with Marc Morris.

1/17/2018
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Dan talks all things Bayeux with high medievalist Marc Morris. Producer: Natt Tapley

Duration: 00:16:30


The Mystery of the Wardlaw Mausoleum

1/17/2018
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In the first of two very special episodes, Dan, Dr Sue Black and the teams from the University of Dundee and the Royal Society of Edinburgh investigate what could be the remains of Simon "the Fox" Fraser, Lord Lovat, last man to be beheaded by the British state for treason. To see the full documentary subscribe to HIstoryHit.TV by clicking here. Producer: Natt Tapley

Duration: 00:47:16


BONUS! Histories of the Unexpected: Snow

1/12/2018
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Dan turns over the reins to the podcast to Sam Willis and James Daybell, as they tell us the Unexpected History of... well, of snow. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, join the revolution that's underway at HistoryHit.TV. Click here to subscribe. If you like this podcast, why not subscribe to Histories of the Unexpected? Producer: Nathaniel Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration: 00:34:39


"Johnny" Johnson: The Last British Dambuster

1/5/2018
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Join Dan for an exclusive interview with "Johnny" Johnson, the last remaining British Dambuster. To see the interview in full, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Click here to subscribe. Producer: Natt Tapley

Duration: 01:01:37


SS Great Britain

12/27/2017
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Join Dan on an access-all-areas tour of the most innovative ship of its day: the SS Great Britain. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV: click here to sign up! Producer: Nathaniel Tapley

Duration: 00:22:09


Xmas Special 2017

12/24/2017
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A very special episode, with Dan talking to Helen Castor, Sarah Churchwell, Peter Frankopan (by phone), Jessie Childs , & Anna Whitelock, discussing the historical highs and lows of 2017. Producer: Natt Tapley

Duration: 01:20:31


Margaret Macmillan

12/19/2017
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Join Dan as he talks to the Warden of St Antony's College, oxford (and his aunt), professor Margaret Macmillan about the uses of history, and from where the love of it comes. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, click here to sign up to HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Nathaniel Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration: 00:35:51


Why is Jerusalem so important? With Simon Sebag Montefiore

12/16/2017
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Jerusalem is back in the news. Donald Trump announced that the USA is going to recognise it as the capital of Israel. Then again for the last 3000 years it has rarely been out of the news. In this episode we talk to the historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of 'Jerusalem: the biography' about this remarkable city. He explains why it is sacred to three religions and why it has so often found itself on the front line of the great conflicts that have shaped the history of the Middle East...

Duration: 00:44:02


Anthony McCarten, screenwriter of Darkest Hour

12/13/2017
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Dan talks to Anthony McCarten, screenwriter of Darkest Hour, the new film about Winston Churchill. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration: 00:24:53


Gary Oldman on Being Winston Churchill

12/13/2017
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Dan Snow talks to Gary Oldman about the challenge of taking on the role of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, the role of art in interpreting history, and what the loos at Claridge's are like. Producer: Nathaniel Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration: 00:20:15


The Fall of Jerusalem in 1917 with Juliette Desplat

12/9/2017
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On December 9th 1917, General Allenby took Jerusalem. Dan discusses the anniversary with Juliette Desplat from the the National Archives at Kew. Producer: Nathaniel Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration: 00:27:00


Dan, Portsmouth & aircraft carriers

12/8/2017
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Listen to the excitement in Dan's voice as he takes us around Portsmouth and explains the history of aircraft carriers by actually going on the soon-to-be HMS Queen Elizabeth! If you love this episode half as much as Dan did, you'll have a great time and learn a lot. Producer: Nathaniel Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration: 00:20:43


Diving in the Solent with Garry Momber

12/6/2017
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Join Dan as he explores an underwater archaeological site in the Solent with Garry Momber from the Maritime Archaeology Trust. They visit the oldest known boat-building (and beefburger-eating) site in the world. Producer: Nathaniel Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration: 00:24:59


A History of Drunkenness with Mark Forsyth

11/29/2017
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Why do people love booze so much? Dan talks to (and drinks with) Mark Forsyth, author of A Short History Of Dunkenness, to find out why... Subscribe to HistoryHit.TV to see this exclusive interviews and documentaries. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Duration: 00:32:15


The Tanks of Cambrai - David Willey

11/23/2017
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David Willey, from the Tank Museum, is one of the experts from the world's greatest collection of armoured vehicles of war. Here he talks us through the huge impact that tanks had at Cambrai, and how the idea of tank warfare developed. Subscribe to HistoryHit.TV to see this exclusive interviews and documentaries. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Duration: 00:28:22


The 3rd Reich in 100 Objects - Roger Moorhouse

11/20/2017
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Roger Moorhouse @Roger_Moorhouse is a historian of the Third Reich, Poland and WW2. Author, visiting professor, book reviewer, historical consultant for TV, public speaker Roger Moorhouse's new book is entitled The 3rd Reich in 100 ObjectsThe Third Reich in 100 Objects: A Material History of Nazi Germany. Subscribe to HistoryHit.TV to see this interview on screen. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Duration: 00:20:54


Prisoners of War - Clare Makepeace

11/15/2017
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Clare Makepeace @warhist is a warfare Historian. Writing on experiences of British servicemen in World War 1 and World War 2. Clare Makepeace's new book is entitled Captives of War: British Prisoners of War in Europe in the Second World War (Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare). Subscribe to HistoryHit.TV to see this interview on screen. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Duration: 00:35:58


Charles II's Great Escape - Charles Spencer

11/12/2017
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Charles Spencer @cspencer1508, 9th Earl Spencer, is a British nobleman, peer, historian, journalist, and broadcaster. Charles Spencer's new book is entitled To Catch A King: Charles II's Great Escape. Subscribe to HistoryHit.TV to see this interview on screen. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Duration: 00:43:27


Mary Beard

11/7/2017
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Mary Beard OBE, FSA, FBA @wmarybeardis an English scholar and classicist. Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, a fellow of Newnham College, and Royal Academy of Arts Professor of Ancient Literature. Mary Beard's new book is entitled Women & Power: A Manifesto. Become a Founder Member of HistoryHit.TV and subscribe to see this interview on screen. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and...

Duration: 00:42:32

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