Vergangenheit und Überzeugungen audios

Pertinax. Son of a Slave to Emperor of Rome.

The son of a former slave, Pertinax was the Roman Emperor who proved that no matter how lowly...

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The Bletchley Girls

During the Second World War, Bletchley Park was the home of a top-secret code-breaking centre....

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Brexit History Showdown with Robert Tombs

Five years after the announcement of the Brexit referendum I am joined on the podcast by Robert...

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Israel and Palestine: A Jewish Perspective with Daniel Finkelstein

As part of our season of programmes looking at the Arab-Israeli conflict Lord Daniel Finklestein...

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Israel and Palestine: An Israeli Perspective with Benny Morris

The conflict between Israeli's and Palestinians is one that inflames strong emotions and opinions...

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A Story of Slavery and Restitution

I was delighted to be joined by Caleb McDaniel, History professor and author of the Pulitzer...

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Mata Hari: The Truth Behind The Legend

More than 70 years after her death, Mata Hari is still a household name throughout the Western...

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Chernobyl: Memories of a Survivor

On April 26th 1986 reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded sending a vast plume of...

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The Conquistadores

Fernando Cervantes joined me on the podcast to reframe the story of the Spanish conquest of the...

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Goose Green: A Veteran Remembers

John Geddes joined the Parachute Regiment as a teenager in the late 1970s. Within a couple of...

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How and Why History: Operation Barbarossa

In June 1941, Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, opening up the Eastern Front in World War II...

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The Roman Navy in Britain

I was thrilled to be joined on the podcast by the wonderful Simon Elliott. In this episode, Simon...

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WW2's Special Ops Sisters

Jean and Patricia Owtram were teenagers when the Second World War broke out. They both served in...

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Prince Philip

Abandoned by his parents, exiled from his home, a veteran of Second World War battles, an author,...

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Racial Injustice in America

The protests on the streets of America are a product of 400 years of violence, slavery, coercion...

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How and Why History: Alfred the Great

Ever since his reign in the 9th century, Alfred the Great has been celebrated as one of the most...

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The Expulsion of Native Americans

Claudio Saunt joined me on the podcast to discuss the United States' expulsion of Native...

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Vaccine Roll Outs: Tragedy and Triumph

Paul Offit is on the US Food and Drug Administration's advisory panel on vaccines. He talked Dan...

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The Nuremberg Trials: 75th Anniversary

Tom Bower joined me on the podcast to discuss the history and legacy of the Nuremberg Trials....

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Division. Corruption. Incompetence: A History of Spain

Professor Paul Preston doesn’t pull his punches. His magisterial new history of modern Spain is...

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