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Rank #64 in Visual Arts category

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This is a combined feed which includes shows from across the History Hit Network. Including: Dan Snow's History Hit, Histories of the Unexpected, Art Detective, Chalke Valley History Hit. More shows coming soon. Follow us on Twitter/Facebook: @HistoryHit

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This is a combined feed which includes shows from across the History Hit Network. Including: Dan Snow's History Hit, Histories of the Unexpected, Art Detective, Chalke Valley History Hit. More shows coming soon. Follow us on Twitter/Facebook: @HistoryHit

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58 Ratings
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Replaying history

By Skipis - Mar 26 2020
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I may disagree with some of the views expressed here but, I enjoy stories and their panorama into the events. Thank you!

Ultra far left nonsense

By #never Viking - Apr 04 2019
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According to the talking heads on this podcast, If you are not a leftist you are dangerous and a liar. Hope these folks are not writing our history as they are morally superior dimwits.

iTunes Ratings

58 Ratings
Average Ratings
43
8
2
1
4

Replaying history

By Skipis - Mar 26 2020
Read more
I may disagree with some of the views expressed here but, I enjoy stories and their panorama into the events. Thank you!

Ultra far left nonsense

By #never Viking - Apr 04 2019
Read more
According to the talking heads on this podcast, If you are not a leftist you are dangerous and a liar. Hope these folks are not writing our history as they are morally superior dimwits.
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Channel History Hit

Latest release on May 27, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Eyes

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Dr Sam Willis & Professor James Daybell explore the unexpected history of eyes. For more exclusive history documentaries & interviews, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.


Producer: Natt Tapley

Audio: Peter Curry

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Dec 09 2018

30mins

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Rank #2: Accidents! Homeschooling Everyday Life in Tudor England

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This tenth episode in the special series of Histories of the Unexpected Homeschooling explores ACCIDENTS and EVERYDAY LIFE IN TUDOR BRITAIN! The Unexpected History of accidents is all about personal history, world-famous accidents like the sinking of the Titanic, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster or Aberfan in 1966, heroism, health and safety, the Industrial Revolution and much much more. James and Sam explore the world of everyday life in Tudor Britain through the subject of accidents, including the history of childhood, coroners' records and the diary of John Dee.

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Apr 15 2020

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Rank #3: They Called it Passchendaele with Lyn MacDonald

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Lyn Macdonald remains revered as the great chronicler of the human experience of the Western Front and has recorded interviews with more veterans of the First World War than any other. In this talk she will return to the subject of her first book, the Battle of Passchendaele, fought a hundred years ago in 1917, bringing rare insights and perspectives to this bloody, muddy and brutal battle.


Recorded at Chalke Valley History Festival 2017.


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Sep 07 2017

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Rank #4: Loot? Spoils? Artefacts? What to Do with Our Museums

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Our museums are full of stuff taken, bought, stolen and gifted from foreign countries. It feels like we face a reckoning. What shall we do with it?


I talked to two authors of new books that wrestle with this. Christopher Joll is a former soldier who deals specifically with the spoils of war, while Alice Proctor thinks more generally about all objects and where they are best placed and how best to interpret them. 


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Apr 08 2020

26mins

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Rank #5: Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth Century Europe with Sarah Gristwood

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Sarah Gristwood has written bestselling biographies of Arbella Stuart, and Elizabeth and Leicester. Blood Sisters was a dramatic portrait of the women whose dynastic ambitions and rivalries fuelled the Wars of the Roses and her latest book is Game of Queens: the Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe.


Recorded at Chalke Valley History Festival 2017.


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Aug 24 2017

41mins

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Rank #6: Soap

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In this episode James and Sam explore the Unexpected History of SOAP, which is of course all about hazing, the British Royal Navy, profanities, marketing, the Spanish Flu, popular politics, freedom of speech, Speakers' Corner, and John Major's 'Soap Box' electioneering...and a little bit about coronavirus!

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Mar 28 2020

42mins

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Rank #7: End of Summer Catch Up

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Dr Sam Willis and Professor James Daybell bring you up to speed with what's been going on at Unexpected Towers.


For more exclusive interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV!


Producer: Natt Tapley

Audio: Felix Maynard

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Sep 15 2018

23mins

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Rank #8: The History of the British Garden with Monty Don

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Britain’s favourite gardener, renowned writer and television presenter, Monty Don talks about the evolving history of British gardens from 1600 to the present day and in particular how technology, sometimes of an unexpected kind, has influenced and shaped our landscapes and back gardens and how we use them.


Recorded at Chalke Valley History Festival 2017.


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Aug 10 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #9: A Strange Bit of History

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We were delighted to have comedy royalty on the podcast. Omid Djalili talked to me about one of his earliest stage creations, first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1993. Over the next four years it was performed 109 times in 10 different countries. The backdrop of this epic storytelling piece was the tumultuous expectation for a Promised One in Persia in 1844. The claims made by a young merchant of Shiraz - who became known as the Bab - caused a revolution, and laid the foundations for the Baha'i Faith - which numbers some seven million followers around the world today. Omid, who grew up in an Iranian Baha'i family, gave a fascinating insight into his relationship with history, comedy and family. Enjoy. 


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Mar 29 2020

29mins

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Rank #10: The Fifteenth Century with John Julius Norwich

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John Julius Norwich talks with wit and deep knowledge about the end of the 15th century and the beginning of the 16th. For more exclusive history documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.


Recorded at Chalke Valley History Festival 2017.


Producer: Natt Tapley

Audio: Pete Dennis

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Apr 05 2018

52mins

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Rank #11: Hiroshima with Hirata San

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Dan talks to Hirata San, a survivor of the Hiroshima attacks, and one of the few remaining survivors who speak English, about the Hiroshima bombing. Discover more history interviews and documentaries at History Hit TV.


Producer: Natt Tapley

Audio: Peter Curry

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Jan 09 2019

41mins

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Rank #12: The Aftermath of WW1

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In this podcast I was joined by Margaret MacMillan, professor at St Antony's College, Oxford University and author of 'Peacemakers: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War'. We discussed the effects WWI had on the world, and how Europe began to rebuild in the years that followed.


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Apr 15 2020

28mins

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Rank #13: Vikings

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James and Sam explore the UNEXPECTED history of the Vikings. Who knew that the Vikings are all about graffiti, break-ins, criminal profiling, colour, teeth, keys, birds, nicknames, saunas, silk, mischief, staffs and goading!

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May 06 2019

37mins

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Rank #14: Napoleon with Adam Zamoyski

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Dan talks to Adam Zamoyski, a historian who has recently written a new biography of Napoleon. Discover more history interviews and documentaries at History Hit TV.


Producer: Natt Tapley

Audio: Peter Curry

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Jan 23 2019

40mins

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Rank #15: MI5's Greatest Spymaster with Henry Hemming

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Henry talks about Maxwell Knight, MI5's greatest spy-master. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV


Recorded at Chalke Valley History Festival 2017.


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Audio: Pete Dennis

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May 03 2018

57mins

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Rank #16: Koh-i-noor: The History of the World’s Most Famous Diamond with Anita Anand & William Dalrymple

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In a formal Act of Submission to Queen Victoria in 1849, the ten-year-old Maharajah of Punjab presented the British East India Company with an object of immense value: the celebrated Koh-i Noor diamond. Internationally acclaimed historians Anita Anand and William Dalrymple challenge the accepted version of the history of this jewel to tell a tale of greed, murder and colonialism.


Recorded at Chalke Valley History Festival 2017.


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Oct 13 2017

54mins

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Rank #17: Gunter Halm, youngest member of the Afrika Korps to be awarded the Knight's Cross

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Gunter Halm, youngest memebr of the Afrika Korps to be awarded the Knight's Cross for bravery, speaking at Chalke Valley History Festival in summer 2017.


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Jan 29 2018

46mins

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Rank #18: Orlando Figes on Cultural Change in 19th Century Europe

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Orlando Figes talks to Dan about social and technological developments and their relationship to cultural changes in the 19th century.

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Oct 06 2019

41mins

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Rank #19: Suicide at the Fall of Nazi Germany

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There is almost no end to the dark secrets that emerge from the smashed ruins of 1945 Europe. Dr Florian Huber has spent years researching the fascinating story of the epidemic of suicide that spread through Germany as they faced certain defeat in 1945. Some people committed suicide after suffering atrocities at the hands of the soviets, others because of the trauma of allied bombing and the destruction of the conflict around them. But many did so because they did not wish to live in a world without Nazism. Dr Huber has even interviewed people whose parents tried to kill them as young children. It is a dark secret in modern German society and his book provoked an outpouring of similar stories when it was published.

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Feb 13 2020

22mins

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Rank #20: Accidents

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Dr Sam Willis & Professor James Daybell explore the unexpected history of accidents. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.


Producer: Natt Tapley

Audio: Pete Dennis

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Jul 16 2018

28mins

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