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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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English


Episodes

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 and...

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


The Shortest History of Germany - James Hawes

9/20/2017
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James Hawes @jameshawes2 is a former professional archaeologist and university lecturer in German, Doctor of German literature in the lead-up to WW1, novelist and Kafka biographer. The Shortest History of Germany is out in now. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Duration: 00:26:28


Shrabani Basu - Victoria & Abdul

9/15/2017
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Shrabani Basu @shrabanibasu_ is a journalist and historian. She is the author of For King and Another Country: Indian Soldiers on the Western Front 1914-18, Victoria & Abdul: The Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant, Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan and Curry: The Story of Britain’s Favourite Dish. She is also the founder and chair of the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust. Victoria & Abdul: The Extraordinary True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant is out in now. Producer:...

Duration: 00:23:12


Stephen Frears - Directing the Past

9/13/2017
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Stephen Frears is an Oscar winning film director. Frears has directed British films since the 1980s including My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons, High Fidelity, The Queen, Philomena and Florence Foster Jenkins. His most recent film, Victoria and Abdul depicts the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria and her Indian servant Abdul Karim. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Duration: 00:15:34


Dan Jones - The Templars

9/11/2017
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Dan Jones @dgjones is a historian, broadcaster and award-winning journalist. His internationally bestselling works include The Plantagenets, Magna Carta and The Templars. He has written and hosted dozens of TV shows including the acclaimed Netflix/Channel 5 series 'Secrets of Great British Castles'. He writes a weekly column for the London Evening Standard and his writing also appears in newspapers and magazines including The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal,...

Duration: 00:47:07


Consumptive Chic - Carolyn Day

9/6/2017
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Carolyn A. Day is Assistant Professor at Furman University where she teaches British History and the History of Medicine. She received a BA in History and a BSc in Microbiology from Louisiana State University, US, an MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University, UK, and a PhD from Tulane University, US, in British history. Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion and Disease is out in October. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and...

Duration: 00:21:15


Live from Chalke Valley History Festival

9/1/2017
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Dan is joined by historians Alexandra Churchill, Dr Fern Riddell, and Dr Suzannah Lipscomb. Recorded live at the Chalke Valley History Festival in June, 2017. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Duration: 01:00:13


WW1 Battlefield Archaeology - Simon Verdegem

8/28/2017
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Simon Verdegem @SimonVerdege ‏ is a battlefield archaeologist specialising in WW1. He is head archaeologist for the forthcoming @hill80arch Project Whitesheet. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Duration: 00:23:59


In Conversation with Philippa Gregory

8/25/2017
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Philippa Gregory @PhilippaGBooks, the author who re-invented the historical novel, joined Dan love in front of an audience at Soho Hotel in May 2017 to, explore her writing career and body of work. The Last Tudor Dan Morelle iTunesTwitterFacebookInstagram

Duration: 00:55:20

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