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We are a slightly mad, always fun podcast bringing you all the History you love and a lot that you didn‘t know you‘d love until you heard it here!

Recommended by BBC Radio, and presented by acclaimed historian Alexandra Churchill, with Matt Bone and Zack White.

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December 8, 2021

History Hack: Feeling Roman

We can look at how people thought and how they acted, but Hannah Platts joins us to talk about what it felt like to be a Roman.

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Amanda Thomas joins us to talk all about non-conformity and how it revolutionised things like education and the role of women in Britain.

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Jonathan Clements returns for a bout of absolute insanity with the story of Coxinga, the Pirate King of Taiwan.

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Simon Jenkins chats with us about some of the most impressive cathedrals in Europe, what makes them such incredible feats of architecture, and the top cathedrals to see before you die!

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Matthew Coniam blows away everything you think you know about the infamous Dr. Crippen. Starting with the fact that he wasn't a doctor at all...

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November 27, 2021

History Hack: Down the Pub

The regulars convene in front of guest judge Simon London to argue the case for the greatest actor in history.

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After discussing their origins, Marc Baer returns to talk all about the latter part of the Ottoman Empire and its ultimate decline.

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Josh Provan joins us to talk all about the most famous scrap in Texan history.

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Stephanie Koscak joins us to talk all about reverence (or lack of) monarchies and their early appearances in print.

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Georgios Theotokis joins us to talk all about a colourful character of the Crusades.

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