History and Beliefs audios

How Brutish Were Our Ancestors?

Was life for our ancient ancestors brutish and short or did they exist as noble savages free and...

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Who Was Joan of Arc?

Joan of Arc is a name that’s instantly recognisable to most. A controversial figure in her...

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How the Earth Shaped Human History

Great leaders? Industrial change? Revolutions? If you thought these were the things that shaped...

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The Black Death

In this podcast, Dan Snow is joined by Professor Mark Bailey, High Master of St Paul's School,...

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Henry III: The Pacific King

David Carpenter joined me on the podcast to examine one of England's most remarkable monarchs....

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Churchill's Speeches

"Their finest hour", "we shall fight on the beaches", "never in the field of human conflict was...

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The Tragedy of USS Indianapolis

Just after midnight on 30th 1945, the USS Indianapolis was sailing alone in the Philippine Sea...

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Leading Germany's Resistance against The Nazis

Norman Ohler joined me on the pod to discuss two remarkable lovers who led Germany's resistance...

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Vindolanda

Dan finds out what's going on with recent excavations at Vindolanda, one of the largest Roman...

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The Korean War: An American Perspective

I was thrilled to be joined by H. W. Brands. He's authored 30 books on American history and his...

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The Soviets at Nuremberg

Francine Hirsch joined me on the pod to discuss the full story of the Nuremberg Trials, one in...

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Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay

Jamie L.H. Goodall joined me on the pod to discuss pirates of the Chesapeake Bay. The story of...

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Castillo de San Marcos

Allen Arnold joined me on the pod to discuss the Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fort...

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The Great Famine

Charles Read joined me on the podcast to discuss the economic and political causes of the Great...

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Greek Myths

Natalie Haynes joined me on the podcast to retell the stories of remarkable women at the heart of...

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The Battle of Philippi: Death of the Roman Republic

In October 42 BC the Roman Republic committed suicide. Near the town of Philippi in northern...

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Trump and Presidential History

Two weeks before the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Richard Brookhiser joined me on the podcast...

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America's Contested Election

Gary Gerstle joined me on the podcast to discuss two hundred years of U.S. history. He argues...

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Philip and Alexander: Kings and Conquerors

Alexander the Great. One of the most recognisable names in history. In his short lifetime he...

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In Search of My Father

John Watts never knew his father. He was conceived days before his father, Wing Commander Jack...

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