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History Today Podcast

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A conversation about the world of history, featuring interviews with key historians and authors and discussions about historical themes and ideas. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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A conversation about the world of history, featuring interviews with key historians and authors and discussions about historical themes and ideas. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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By Chuck Some Cheese - Dec 06 2011
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The analysts are really good, but the interviewer must be an intern because she sounds out of her depth. She hmmmmms a lot as she desperately searches for a question. You can sometimes hear her shuffle papers as she looks for the next thing to say, and the phone even rings in the background. She also extends her question into a million other ones, leaving the author to try and get her meaning. She must take some presenting classes and quickly.

iTunes Ratings

18 Ratings
Average Ratings
3
8
5
0
2

Good, but...

By Chuck Some Cheese - Dec 06 2011
Read more
The analysts are really good, but the interviewer must be an intern because she sounds out of her depth. She hmmmmms a lot as she desperately searches for a question. You can sometimes hear her shuffle papers as she looks for the next thing to say, and the phone even rings in the background. She also extends her question into a million other ones, leaving the author to try and get her meaning. She must take some presenting classes and quickly.
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History Today Podcast

Latest release on Aug 28, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Helen Castor interview - Part 1

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In our first podcast for the History Today Book Club, History Today Editor Paul Lay talks to Helen Castor, author of our recommended book for July, She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth (Faber). In this podcast she discusses one of history’s most important themes – contingency – how the happenstance of Edward VI’s early death in 1553 meant that there were now only women left on the Tudor family tree.

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Jun 27 2011

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Rank #2: The Origins of Islam

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In this episode we talk to Tom Holland, author of the cover story in the May issue of History Today, about his research into Islam's beginnings.

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Apr 25 2012

23mins

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Rank #3: The Inspiration for Tolkien's Ring

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Mark Horton tells the story of an archaeological dig that may have fuelled the fantasies of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Dec 18 2013

13mins

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Rank #4: Making Sense of the Maya

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Nigel Richardson discusses how European explorers in the 19th century began to solve the mystery of who the Maya were, and how they established their remarkable civilisation.

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Apr 15 2013

12mins

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Rank #5: The Uncatchable Lizard

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In this episode, Dan Whitaker discusses the life of Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, considered one of Germany's great war heroes for his guerrilla campaign during the First World War.

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Feb 12 2013

16mins

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Rank #6: The Origins of the Shroud of Turin

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Charles Freeman discusses his research into one of history's greatest mysteries.

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Oct 29 2014

25mins

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Rank #7: "I Was Hitler's Neighbour"

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An interview with Edgar Feuchtwanger, who as a boy growing up in Munich witnessed the rise of Adolf Hitler at extraordinarily close range.

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May 23 2012

13mins

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Rank #8: The Disappearing Religions of the Middle East

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Gerard Russell and Tom Holland discuss the plight of religious minorities in Iraq and Syria.

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Nov 28 2014

15mins

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Rank #9: Murder in the Cathedral

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Paul Lay and Richard Dale discuss the mysterious death of a liveryman at St Paul's Cathedral in 1514.

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Dec 05 2014

12mins

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Rank #10: How Big and How Bad was the British Empire?

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In this episode, Bernard Porter discusses the British Empire, and finds that Britain's imperial reach was neither as great as once thought nor as pernicious as some historians argue.

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Sep 25 2012

13mins

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Rank #11: Tom Holland on Herodotus

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The History Today Podcast is back from a summer hiatus. In this episode, Tom Holland discusses his new translation of The Histories, by Herodotus.

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Sep 25 2013

13mins

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Rank #12: Magna Carta

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This episode is a Magna Carta special. We talk to Alexander Lock about the Charter's importance in America, and Lauren Johnson about the role of women in Magna Carta. Plus, a look at the British Museum's new display the medals of the Sun King.

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Jun 17 2015

33mins

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Rank #13: A Mystery in the Bayeux Tapestry

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The Bayeux Tapestry is among the most celebrated medieval objects, yet it still retains its mysteries. J.L. Laynesmith discusses one of the most intriguing of them.

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Oct 04 2012

11mins

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Rank #14: Ian Mortimer

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Ian Mortimer discusses historical fiction and his latest novel Sacred Treason with Kathryn Hadley.

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Jun 08 2011

15mins

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Rank #15: Turkey: A Short History with Norman Stone

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Kathryn Hadley interviews historian Norman Stone about his book Turkey: A Short History

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Mar 17 2011

9mins

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Rank #16: The Tower of London

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In this episode, Nigel Jones discusses the surprising history of the Tower of London, and Anthony Hornyold recalls his time in revolution-torn Iraq.

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Jul 04 2012

20mins

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Rank #17: The Romans in Africa

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Raoul McLoughlin talks about Rome’s desire for an African empire, a fierce struggle for trade, land and the search for the source of the Nile.

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Jun 05 2014

13mins

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Rank #18: How the Scots Invented Britain

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Paul Lay talks to Ian Bradley about how the Scots were the most vocal advocates of a vibrant, imperial, Protestant Great Britain.

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May 02 2014

16mins

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Rank #19: The Root of Language

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This month we discuss Proto-Indo-European, the ancestor of almost every language now spoken from the Hebrides to the Himalayas.

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Jul 27 2015

19mins

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Rank #20: The Opium Wars

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Julia Lovell discusses the legacy of the Opium Wars in both China and Britain.

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Jun 05 2012

11mins

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