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History

A daily history podcast attempting to entertain you through the Covid19 pandemic.

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Continuing on our quest to cover the war in the Pacific comprehensively, Richard Frank joins us to talk about one of the most infamous days in America's history. 

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Brace yourselves for more nonsense. This week we pay "shag, marry, kill" and find out that Alex's road-trip buddy needs the concept explained to him in great detail... 

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Historian and professional storyteller Owen Staton returns after his victorious retelling of the Battle of Hastings in The Mary Rose to talk about the Welsh and folklore. Then sit yourself down with a drink and prepare to be entertained... 

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Hannah Pringle joins us to talk all about the trials and tribulations of women accused of witchcraft in 17th Century England. And about why Matthew Hopkins was a dick.  

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The hosts of the Sagas of She podcast join us to talk all about raising the profile of some of their favourite historical matriarchs. 

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Robin Osborne joins us to talk about representations of homosexuality in Ancient Greece. 

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Matt Bone takes on his mastermind subject of choice and tells us the story of the humble successor to the Hurricane, and how efforts are underway to make one fly again.

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The gang reunites for what we hope will be a monthly jaunt to The Mary Rose. Tonight, it's folklore madness from history. How do people come up with these stories? Which one is the nuttiest? What did Clive have for dinner? And just what lengths will James go to to convince people to visit Birmingham?

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Just days after John Lewis's casket crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge for the final time, Historian, entrepreneur and Selma native Mark Peterson joins us to talk about Dr. King. We discuss his life, and more specifically the impact of the protest of 1965 carried out by King, Lewis and their compatriots on Mark's hometown, what this meant for Mark's own upbringing, and what America lost with Dr. King's untimely death. The answer is: a giant. 

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Historian and Poet Zellie Rainey Orr joins us to talk about marching for her rights as a thirteen year old in Mississippi, desegregating her local high school and how events threw her into the path of Charlie Scattergood: one man who spent his life trying to make the world a better place. 

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