History and humanities audios

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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The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb

On August 6 and 9, 1945, US B-29 bombers, dropped their nuclear bombs on the two cities of...

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The Origins of Rome

Known as the Eternal City, ancient Rome was one of the greatest civilisations in human history,...

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When Asians were forced to leave Kenya BBC
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When Asians were forced to leave Kenya

Many South Asians migrated to Kenya in the early 20th century. They lived in a society divided by...

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The exodus of Asians from Uganda BBC
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The exodus of Asians from Uganda

In 1972, the dictator Idi Amin announced that all Asians had just 90 days to leave Uganda....

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The city shaped by Ugandan Asians BBC
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The city shaped by Ugandan Asians

Thousands of Asians who were expelled from Uganda in 1972, settled in the UK and many made...

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The return of Asians to Uganda BBC
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The return of Asians to Uganda

When President Yoweri Museveni came to power in 1986, he encouraged exiled Asians to return to...

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The resignation of President Nixon BBC
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The resignation of President Nixon

On 8 August 1974 Richard Nixon became the first US president in history to resign from office,...

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SYMHC Classics: Tamerlane and the Battle of Ankara

This 2011 episode from previous hosts Sarah and Deblina covers Timur the Lame (Tamerlane to...

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The Life and Disappearance of Rudolf Diesel

We have enough pieces of the story of Rudolf Diesel’s life that remain consistent that we...

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Scott Alexander Hess - Skyscraper

A Lambda Literary Finalist in Best Erotica In modern day Manhattan, Atticus is a...

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LIAM 558 – Make Peace with Your Past

Have you ever tried to climb a hill carrying a heavy weight? How did you feel once you set the...

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397 – William: The Devil Inside

It was Christmas Day of 1066 and England was crowning it’s new King. In celebration, the...

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15 minutes of fame: Alice Kinloch, Pan-African activist

It’s the HistoryExtra podcast’s 15th birthday! To celebrate, we’ve asked 15...

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Unscripted (45)

The final unscripted episode before resuming full episodes next week.  We provide you with a...

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S3 E04 - Dr. Sarah Bendall on The Myths About Historic Corsets

This week we are taking a journey behind the dressing screen with material, culture and fashion...

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Ep267 – Morale in the BEF on the Western Front, 1917-8 – Dr Alex Mayhew

Dr Alex Mayhew, a historian of the cultural, military, and social history of war and also a...

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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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How abortion was legalised in Great Britain BBC
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How abortion was legalised in Great Britain

In the 1960s, a young mother, Diane Munday became well-known in Britain for her work demanding...

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Gustave Courbet

Courbet was iconic even in his own lifetime. He flew in the face of artistic convention, turned...

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Tim Schwartz - Strange American History

Find out what the "Powers That Be" Don't want you to know regarding the truly hidden - occult -...

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Season 6 Episode 19 Extra: After the Fire

In March 1974, Terry Matthews and his mother, Gerri Betz, came across a strange metallic sphere...

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282-Gawain: All Knight Long

King Arthur and his best knight, Sir Gawain, have to answer the age-old question: what do women...

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Episode 160: Approximately English

In this episode, we explore the sounds represented by the letters L and R. Linguists refer to...

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The Wives of Henry VIII in Six Chapters: a mega-episode revisit

Covid has sidelined us this week, so instead of talking, we've remastered and combined our 2012...

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LIAM 556 – The Belief Equation with Peter Salerno

If you want to rid yourself of a negative mindset that keeps you from getting what you want in...

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When Will Met Grace

You thought the antics of Will, Grace, Jack and Karen were just harmless fun. Oh please....

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