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Dan Snow's History Hit

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History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today. Producer: Peter Curry

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History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today. Producer: Peter Curry

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448 Ratings
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A wonderful blend of history and politics.

By American Plantagent1 - Oct 12 2019
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As an American and a history buff this is fascinating! May we borrow your Queen back for a bit?

A great historical mix

By neale64 - Sep 10 2019
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An engaging interviewer who asks great questions.

iTunes Ratings

448 Ratings
Average Ratings
332
57
24
15
20

A wonderful blend of history and politics.

By American Plantagent1 - Oct 12 2019
Read more
As an American and a history buff this is fascinating! May we borrow your Queen back for a bit?

A great historical mix

By neale64 - Sep 10 2019
Read more
An engaging interviewer who asks great questions.
Cover image of Dan Snow's History Hit

Dan Snow's History Hit

Updated 6 days ago

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History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today. Producer: Peter Curry

Rank #1: Genetics & History with Adam Rutherford

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Adam Rutherford @AdamRutherfordis a British geneticist, author, and broadcaster. He was an editor for the journal Nature for a decade, is a frequent contributor to the newspaper The Guardian, hosts the BBC Radio 4 programme Inside Science. His new book is titled A Brief History of Everyone who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes.

Producer: Dan Morelle

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Jan 13 2017

32mins

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Rank #2: Why is Jerusalem So Important? with Simon Sebag Montefiore

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Jerusalem is back in the news. Donald Trump announced that the USA is going to recognise it as the capital of Israel. Then again for the last 3000 years it has rarely been out of the news. In this episode we talk to the historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of 'Jerusalem: the biography' about this remarkable city. He explains why it is sacred to three religions and why it has so often found itself on the front line of the great conflicts that have shaped the history of the Middle East and the wider world.


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Dec 16 2017

44mins

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Rank #3: The Historical Reliability of the Bible with Francesca Stavrakopoulou

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Francesca Stavrakopoulou @ProfFrancesca is Professor of Hebrew Bible & Ancient Religion at Exeter University. Her research is primarily focused on ancient Israelite and Judahite religions, and portrayals of the religious past in the Hebrew Bible. She is interested in biblical traditions and religious practices most at odds with Western cultural preferences.


Producer: Dan Morelle

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Jan 17 2017

26mins

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Rank #4: The Templars with Dan Jones

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Dan Jones @dgjones is a historian, broadcaster and award-winning journalist. His internationally bestselling works include The Plantagenets, Magna Carta and The Templars. He has written and hosted dozens of TV shows including the acclaimed Netflix/Channel 5 series 'Secrets of Great British Castles'. He writes a weekly column for the London Evening Standard and his writing also appears in newspapers and magazines including The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian, GQ and The Spectator.


The Templars: The Rise and Fall of Gods Holy Warriors is out in now.


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Sep 11 2017

47mins

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Rank #5: The 2008 Financial Crash with Adam Tooze

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Dan speaks to economic historian Adam Tooze for the tenth anniversary of Lehman Brothers' collapse in this special podcast.


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Producer: Natt Tapley

Audio: Felix Maynard

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Sep 15 2018

31mins

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Rank #6: The History of Spying with Christopher Andrew

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Dan talks to Christopher Andrew about the history of intelligence from Moses to the present day. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV


Producer: Nathaniel Tapley

Audio: Felix Maynard

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Aug 03 2018

40mins

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Rank #7: The Royal Navy: 100 Years of Modern Warfare with Julian Thompson

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Julian Thompson RMC served in the Royal Marines for 34 years, during which time he commanded operations at all levels from platoon to brigade. His period of command included the Falklands War of 1982, in which he commanded the 3rd Commando Brigade of three Royal Marines Commandos and the two battalions of the Parachute Regiment. He is now a visiting professor at the Department of War Studies at King's College, London and Chairman of a company which advises the shipping industry on combatting piracy. He regularly appears on television as an authority on military history and has written 16 books on the subject including The Somme & Verdun: 1916 Remembered, and co-authored The Gallipoli Experience.

The Royal Navy: 100 Years of Modern Warfare is out now.

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Producer: Dan Morelle

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Dec 26 2016

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Rank #8: Peter Jackson on They Shall Not Grow Old with 14-18 NOW

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In this special podcast, presented in association with 14-18 Now, Dan talks to Peter Jackson, the Oscar-winning director of Lord of the Rings, about the new film he's made to commemorate the end of the First World War, They Shall Not Grow Old. Working with the Imperial War Museum, he has taken footage from the Western front, and the voices of the men who were there, and has colourised them and rendered them in 3D, bringing the World War I to life in a way that hasn't been seen for a century.


Producer: Natt Tapley

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Oct 12 2018

22mins

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Rank #9: The Lost City of Z with David Grann

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David Grann @davidgrann is an American journalist, a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, and a best-selling author. His first book, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, was published in 2009.

Producer: Dan Morelle

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Mar 17 2017

34mins

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Rank #10: Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India with Shashi Tharoor

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Shashi Tharoor @ShashiTharoor is an Indian politician and a former diplomat who is currently serving as Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala since 2009. He was a former Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and a former Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs in the Government of India. Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India is available now.

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Producer: Dan Morelle

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Jun 22 2017

46mins

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Rank #11: SAS: Rogue Heroes with Ben Macintyre

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Ben Macintyre @BenMacintyre1is a columnist and Associate Editor on The Times. He has worked as the newspaper’s correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington. He is the author of nine previous books including Agent Zigzag, shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and the Galaxy British Book Award for Biography of the Year 2008, and the no. 1 bestsellers A Spy Among Friends, Operation Mincemeat and Double Cross. His new book. SAS: Rogue Heroes – the Authorized Wartime History, is out now

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Producer: Dan Morelle

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Jun 13 2017

37mins

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Rank #12: Empire State: How the Roman Military Built an Empire with Simon Elliott

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Simon Elliott @SimonElliott20 is an historian and archaeologist. His new book Empire State: How the Roman Military Built an Empire is out now.

Producer: Dan Morelle

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Oct 01 2017

38mins

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Rank #13: Witchcraft with Dr Suzannah Lipscomb

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Recorded LIVE in association with the British Academy, Dan talked to Dr Suzannah Lipscomb about the history of witchcraft...


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Producer: Natt Tapley

Audio: Felix Maynard

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Oct 30 2018

34mins

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Rank #14: 1066: Battle of Hastings with Marc Morris

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The Battle of Hastings was fought on 14 October 1066 between the Norman-French army of William, the Duke of Normandy, and an English army under the Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson, beginning the Norman conquest of England. It took place approximately 7 miles (11 kilometres) northwest of Hastings, close to the present-day town of Battle, East Sussex, and was a decisive Norman victory.

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Oct 14 2016

51mins

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Rank #15: The French Revolution with David Andress

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David Andress delves into the French Revolution, explaining its causes, its outcomes, and how we should look at its historical legacy.


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Nov 03 2019

39mins

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Rank #16: Jock Lewes: Co-Founder of the SAS with John Lewes

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John Lewes is the nephew and biographer of Lt. Jock Lewes.

Jock Lewes - Co-Founder of the SAS is out now.

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Dec 30 2016

30mins

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Rank #17: Gary Oldman on Being Winston Churchill

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Dan Snow talks to Gary Oldman about the challenge of taking on the role of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, the role of art in interpreting history, and what the loos at Claridge's are like.


Producer: Nathaniel Tapley

Audio: Pete Dennis

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Dec 12 2017

20mins

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Rank #18: Mediaeval Bodies with Jack Hartnell

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Dan talks to Jack Hartnell about how people in the Middle Ages saw their own (and other people's) bodies. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.


Producer: Natt Tapley

Audio: Pete Dennis

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Jun 13 2018

28mins

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Rank #19: The Mystery of the Wardlaw Museum: Part 2 with Sue Black, Lucina Hackman and Sarah Fraser

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In the second of our very-special episodes, Dan and the teams from the University of Dundee and the Royal Society of Edinburgh finally solve the centuries-old mystery of the headless body in Wardlaw Mausoleum. Featuring: Professor Sue Black, Dr Lucina Hackman and Sarah Fraser. To see the whole documentary we made about it, go to HistoryHit.TV. Join today for free.


Producer: Natt Tapley

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Jan 21 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #20: The Bayeux Tapestry with Marc Morris.

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Dan talks all things Bayeux with high medievalist Marc Morris.


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Jan 17 2018

16mins

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