Geschichte und Geisteswissenschaft audios

Twelve Caesars with Mary Beard

The title of Ceasar has echoed down the ages as the pinnacle of absolute power and perhaps even...

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History of the Taliban

In August 2021 the Taliban swept to power in Afghanistan for the second time capturing Kabul and...

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A History of Sex for Sale

Sometimes referred to as the world's oldest profession sex workers have been part of human...

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Child Survivors of the Holocaust

The Holocaust was perhaps the most infamous and traumatic event of the Twentieth century and it...

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The Rise of Hannibal

He was one of the greatest enemies the Romans ever faced. An excellent general and a...

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Duke of Windsor: The Nazi King?

When Edward VIII abdicated the throne in December 1936 his desire to marry the American divorcee...

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes on Shackleton

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is possibly the most famous living explorer but he believes that the greatest...

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Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis BBC
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Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis

In the late 1960s, the widow of President Kennedy had a secret romance with Aristotle Onassis,...

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Mexico's miracle water BBC
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Mexico's miracle water

Thousands of people flocked to the village of Tlacote in central Mexico in 1991. They hoped to be...

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The poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko BBC
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The poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko

Alexander Litvinenko was a former colonel in the Russian secret service and a critic of Vladimir...

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James Bond on screen BBC
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James Bond on screen

As the 25th James Bond film hits cinema screens we look at the lasting appeal of the franchise....

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Kenya: Westgate Mall attack BBC
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Kenya: Westgate Mall attack

Gunmen from the Somali Islamist group Al-Shabab attacked a shopping centre in Nairobi taking...

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The rise of the Taliban BBC
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The rise of the Taliban

The Taliban first started to gather support in the south of Afghanistan in the early 1990s. By...

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Digital Demon: Countdown to Disaster - Part One

Enjoy the AD-FREE versions of our latest episodes and our archives right now on Patreon....

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Medieval Wales: everything you wanted to know

Matthew Stevens tackles listener questions on the history of the Welsh regions during the Middle...

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Revolutionary Justice (The War of Independence Part XVI)

This episode introduces two forgotten but remarkable revolutionaries - Margaret and Rose...

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3102 The Battle of Marathon - Part 2

The Athenian army moved into position for the coming struggle. The right wing was commanded by...

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Duke of Windsor: The Nazi King?

When Edward VIII abdicated the throne in December 1936 his desire to marry the American divorcee...

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26th September 1923: Gustav Stresemann of Germany ends passive resistance in the Ruhr

Despite the anger from some Germans, Stresemann’s actions laid the foundation for the...

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Subscribercast #57 – The Origins and Pitfalls of Identity Politics

Identity has become perhaps the key political term of our age, but how and why did identity...

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Unscripted (30) ( The Twelve Olympians )

An informal look at the Greek pantheon of Olympian deities and what they are individually best...

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The Start of WWII

On September 1 1939 Nazi Germany invaded Poland followed two days later by France and the United...

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Cary: Part 2 - Vol I

After discovering that the mother he thought was dead is actually alive, Cary Grant must...

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The warnings before 9/11 BBC
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The warnings before 9/11

Throughout 2001 the US authorities were being given warnings that a terror attack was imminent. A...

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Randy Thomas - Netflix Documentary 'Pray Away'

Having grown up in the city of Nashville, Tennessee, in the ’80s, when the AIDS/HIV crisis...

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237B-Odyssey Finale: To Strive, to Seek, to Find, and not to Yield

Odysseus confronts the suitors, and our long journey comes to its end. The creatures (Bakwas...

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Episode 151: Sick to Death

During the reign of Henry VIII, medical books and herbals proved to be some of the most popular...

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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Part 1

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was brought up to believe that it was her face that was her fortune,...

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Revisionist Revisited: Extras from the Little Mermaid Series

Malcolm revives his Little Mermaid darlings while the editor is away. The first of a series of...

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Giants: Sons of Gods

Tonight, my special guest is Douglas Van Dorn who's here to discuss mind-blowing history of...

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