History and Beliefs audios

The Shortest History of Democracy

In a time of grave uncertainty about the future of our planet, the radical potential of democracy...

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My Life as a Child Prisoner of War

The Imperial Japanese occupation of Hong Kong began on December 25, 1941, after the then...

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The Black Medal of Honour

In 1945, when Congress began reviewing the record of the most conspicuous acts of courage by...

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Formidable Heroines of History

From the notorious thief Mary Frith in the seventeenth century to industrialist and LGBT...

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Putin, Power and Personality

Vladimir Putin has the power to reduce the United States and Europe to ashes in a nuclear...

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The 'Dark Ages' with Michael Wood

Lasting 900 years, the ‘Dark Ages’ were between the 5th and 14th centuries, falling...

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Hatshepsut: The Temple of Egypt's Female Pharaoh

On the West Bank of the Nile in Luxor, Egypt sits a temple considered to be one of the great...

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The Defeat of the Spanish Armada

In July 1588 the Spanish Armada sailed from Corunna to conquer England. Three weeks later an...

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Beer

Pint, bottle, schooner, tinny … no matter how you drink it, beer is undeniably a part of...

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The Apollo Programme with Kevin Fong

Getting to the moon was no easy feat, no matter how confident President Kennedy may have sounded...

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Waterloo Uncovered: Bones from the Battlefield

In a special episode from our sister podcast Warfare, Dan is joined by host James Rogers fresh...

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A Short History of the Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire was gigantic; at one point it reached the walls of Vienna to the Persian Gulf...

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Anne of Cleves

Anne of Cleves was the ‘last woman standing’ of Henry VIII’s wives and the only...

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The Long Death of Slavery

We celebrate abolition - in Haiti after the revolution, in the British Empire in 1833, and in the...

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Wars in the Atlantic World

How has warfare shaped the way humans live in the Atlantic World? Well, a lot. Military campaigns...

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The Biggest Prison Breakout of WW2

During World War II, in the town of Cowra in central New South Wales, thousands of Japanese...

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When Football Banned Women

England’s historic Euro 2022 victory on Sunday night was the most watched TV programme of...

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Thor: The God behind the Superhero

Few early medieval gods are as well-known and as popular as Thor. He’s currently...

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Anne Frank's Step Sister: 'How I Survived the Holocaust' Part 1

1/2. On the morning of the 4th of August 1944, exactly 78 years ago today, the Frank family...

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Anne Frank's Step Sister: 'How I Survived the Holocaust' Part 2

2/2. Eva Schloss remembers her days as a girl in Amsterdam playing in the street with the other...

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