History and Beliefs audios

Hitler's Titanic

Roger Moorhouse is an historian of the Third Reich and WW2, author of The Devils' Alliance,...

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Machiavelli

Since the release of Alexander Lee's masterly new work on Niccolò Machiavelli, I just had to get...

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The Irish War of Independence

11 July 1921 the truce that bought the Irish War of Independence came into effect. The...

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Myths of the Titanic

If you want to know anything about RMS Titanic, Tim Maltin's your man. He is one of the...

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Assassination, Fascism and The Abdication Crisis

Alex Larman has struck gold. He discovered one of the rarest and most precious things in the...

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The Neanderthals

Rebecca Wragg Sykes joined me on the pod to discuss our perception of the Neanderthals, which has...

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The Forgotten Ally: Canada

Tim Cook joined me on the pod to discuss how Canadian contributions are frequently overlooked or...

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In Conversation with Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough is an English veteran broadcaster and naturalist. He is best known for...

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Nero

Shusma Malik joined me on the podcast to discuss the infamous Emperor Nero. He ruled nearly 2000...

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Hitler and Stalin

I am joined by Laurence Rees, the best selling author, who has met more people that had direct...

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The War Widow: Women of World War Two

Today's episode is from our brilliant sibling podcast, The World Wars. Author, presenter and...

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BONUS! Histories of the Unexpected: Snow

Dan turns over the reins to the podcast to Sam Willis and James Daybell, as they tell us the...

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Britain in the 1980s

Dominic Sandbrook is one of Britain’s most prolific historians, working his way through a series...

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Mystery of the Alexander the Great Coin Hoard

Off the coast of the Gaza Strip fishermen have been discovering coins of extreme rarity and...

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A Curious History of Sex

Sex. There's a lot of it about. We talk about war, chaos and atrocities on this podcast a lot...

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Why is Jerusalem so Important?

Simon Sebag Montefiore joined me on the pod to discuss one of the most important cities in...

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How and Why History: Charlemagne

Charlemagne was one of history’s most ruthless and ambitious warriors – King of the...

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Gallipoli: the Endgame

In December 1915, some 135,000 allied troops, nearly 400 guns and 15,000 horses were collectively...

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The Road to 1914: Myths of Nationalism

This week in 1914 saw the outbreak of the First World War. In this special episode from the...

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How Dogs Became Man's Best Friend

Mike Loades joined me on the podcast to talk about the history of dogs, and they are intertwined...

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