History and humanities audios

Operation Barbarossa: The Lost Diaries

Operation Barbarossa saw a clash of arms between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union of...

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Dresden Survivor: Remembering Victor Gregg

On 12 October 2021 World War Two veteran Victor Gregg passed away peacefully in his sleep just...

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How Alcohol Built the British Empire

During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as the British Empire expanded across the globe an...

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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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The Battle of Trafalgar

On 21 October 1805, A British fleet commanded by Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson met the combined...

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Britain's Overlooked Hero: From the Trenches to the Blitz

Serving on the front lines of the First World War, the homefront of the Second World War and as a...

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The first transgender minister in the Church of England BBC
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The first transgender minister in the Church of England

Sarah Jones is the first person who had undergone a gender change to be ordained in the Church of...

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The Greenham Common women's peace camp BBC
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The Greenham Common women's peace camp

The anti-nuclear weapons protest was the biggest women-led movement in the UK since the...

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The Mysterious Death of Samora Machel BBC
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The Mysterious Death of Samora Machel

When the socialist leader of Mozambique and some of his senior advisers were killed in a plane...

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Polish refugees in Africa BBC
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Polish refugees in Africa

During World War Two, close to 20,000 Polish people found refuge in Africa. They arrived after...

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Britain’s lesbian families ‘scandal’ BBC
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Britain’s lesbian families ‘scandal’

In January 1978 a London newspaper revealed how several British lesbians had conceived babies...

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Netflix Pray Away - Randy Thomas

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

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X For Extortion - Garrick Jones

He threw his head back and laughed loudly, his arms crossed on his chest. "You?" he said once...

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How dogs shaped city life

Chris Pearson talks to Elinor Evans about his latest book, Dogopolis, which explores how...

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AWA173 - What is one battle where sources agree but you don't?

Thanks to Paul for sending this in, 'what is one battle where sources agree but you don't?' It is...

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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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The Whole Story

The Secret History Of Hollywood is far larger than you may know... Get the whole story now -...

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London's first black policeman BBC
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London's first black policeman

Norwell Roberts joined the Metropolitan police in 1967. He was put forward as a symbol of...

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Dan Crowley - Danny Growing up Gay & Creative

Danny, Growing Up Gay & Creative is a collection of fifty full-color drawings based on...

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Episode 152: As the Saying Goes

John Heywood was a playwright and poet who made two important contributions to the history of...

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242-Albanian Folklore: Two Roads

The story of Zjermi, Handa, the dragon Kuchedra, and about a hundred naked armpit angels from...

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Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt began her life in France as the unwanted child of a heartless courtesan. She...

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LIAM 536 – Grace and Unworthiness

Sadly, there is a common teaching that “grace” is something that is given to someone...

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Revisionist History Presents: Climate Change Despondency is Solvable

Solvable Host Ronald Young Jr. sits down with Malcolm Gladwell to talk about climate change: the...

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The Upper Darby Poltergeist

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

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