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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

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


Catherine Nixey - The Darkening Age

11/5/2017
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Catherine Nixey @catherinenixey is a classicist, radio critic of The Times and author of The Darkening Age. Catherine Nixey's new book is entitled The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Duration: 00:26:45


Avi Shlaim - The Balfour Declaration

11/2/2017
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Avi Shlaim FBA is a historian, Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford and fellow of the British Academy. He is one of Israel's New Historians, a group of Israeli scholars who put forward critical interpretations of the history of Zionism and Israel. Avi Shlaim's most recent book is entitled The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World. Become a Founder Member of HistoryHit.TV and subscribe to see this interview on screen. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe,...

Duration: 00:46:51


Viking Warrior Women - Stephen Harrison

11/1/2017
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Dr Stephen Harrison is a lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow. His research interests focus on the archaeology of Early Viking Age Ireland and Britain. 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 Instagram.

Duration: 00:26:40


Stalin and the Ukraine Famine - Anne Applebaum

10/29/2017
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Anne Applebaum @anneapplebaum is an American journalist and Pulitzer Prize–winning author who has written extensively about communism and the development of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe. 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 Instagram.

Duration: 00:28:16


Bernard Cornwell

10/27/2017
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Recorded live at Bush Hall in London on 18th October 2017. Bernard Cornwell OBE is one of the world’s bestselling authors having won legions of fans for his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman, Richard Sharpe. Bernard Cornwell's new book is entitled Fools and Mortals. In a dramatic departure for the author, Bernard takes us into the heart of the Elizabethan era, long one of his favourite periods of British history. Become a Founder Member of HistoryHit.TV and subscribe to see this...

Duration: 00:55:53


Space History - Dallas Campbell

10/23/2017
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Dallas Campbell @dallascampbell is a British television presenter and television and stage actor, best known as a presenter on the factual Channel 5 series The Gadget Show in 2008 and BBC One science series Bang Goes the Theory from 2009 to 2012. Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet, is out now. 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...

Duration: 00:28:24


The Rise and Fall and Rise of the Network - Niall Ferguson

10/18/2017
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Niall Ferguson The Square and the Tower: The Rise and Fall and Rise of the Network Become a Founder Member of HistoryHit.TV and subscribe to see this interview on screen. Join us at Bush Hall on Wednesday 18th October for a live recording of the podcast. Bernard Cornwell is one of the world’s bestselling authors having won legions of fans for his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman, Richard Sharpe. Click here to find out more and book tickets. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate...

Duration: 00:31:13


The Last Highlander - Sarah Fraser

10/15/2017
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Sarah Fraser @sarah_fraseruk won the 2012 Saltire First Scottish Book of the Year for her acclaimed debut The Last Highlander, which in 2016 also became a New York Times ebook bestseller. A writer and regular contributor on TV and radio, she has a PhD in obscene Gaelic poetry and lives in the Scottish Highlands. Professor Dame Sue Black OBE FRSE is a Scottish forensic anthropologist, anatomist and academic. She is Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at the University of Dundee...

Duration: 00:47:58


Catalonia - Tim Rees

10/8/2017
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Dr Tim Rees is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Exeter. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Duration: 00:36:07


My Mum & Dad

10/6/2017
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War Stories: Gripping Tales of Courage, Cunning and Compassion by Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan is out now. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Duration: 00:27:29


Al Worden - Astronaut

10/4/2017
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Al Worden is an American astronaut and engineer who was the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 15 lunar mission in 1971. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Duration: 01:00:36


Empire State: How the Roman Military Built and Empire - Simon Elliott

10/1/2017
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Simon Elliott @SimonElliott20 is an historian and archaeologist. His new book Empire State: How the Roman Military Built and Empire is out now. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Duration: 00:35:41


Toppling statues: Why Nelson’s column should be next - Afua Hirsch

9/30/2017
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Afua Hirsch @afuahirsch is a writer, broadcaster, barrister and human rights development worker. She has previously worked as Social Affairs and Education Editor for Sky News and was also a correspondent for The Guardian. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Duration: 00:22:34


Curating the Scythians - St John Simpson - Recorded Live at the British Museum

9/25/2017
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Dr Simpson is the senior curator responsible for the pre-Islamic collections from Iran and Arabia in the British Museum. Star items in these collections include the Oxus Treasure, the Cyrus cylinder, Sasanian silver dishes, and antiquities from ancient South Arabia. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Duration: 01:02:45


Janina Ramirez & Olivette Otele

9/23/2017
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Recorded at Gloucester History Festival. Dr Janina Ramirez is host of Art Detective and President of Gloucester History Festival. Janina is also course director for the Undergraduate Certificate in History of Art at the University of Oxford. Dr Olivette Otele holds a Ph.D. in History from Universite La Sorbonne, France. Her doctoral area of specialisation was European Colonial History. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter,...

Duration: 00:59:39


The Rohingya Crisis - Dr Lee Jones

9/22/2017
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Dr. Jones @DrLeeJones is a Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London. His research interests revolve around questions of state-society relations, governance, political economy, sovereignty and intervention. His area of expertise is the Asia-Pacific, especially Southeast Asia. Lee is author of ASEAN, Sovereignty and Intervention in Southeast Asia (2012) and many scholarly articles. He has also advised government agencies and civil society groups from a wide range of countries...

Duration: 00:19:35

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