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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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To mark 100 episodes, John Nicol joins us to celebrate the release of his new book. From concept and construction, to the experience of a mission, via quite a lot of excitement from Alex, we cover all aspects of this incredible aircraft. 

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Miranda Kaufmann joins us to talk about conquering the challenge of using sometimes fragmentary evidence to breathe life back into Britain's black Tudors, as well as he new project on Caribbean heiresses. 

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Join us in the Mary Rose for another virtual debate. This week we veer from quantum physics and the historical probability of the Resurrection to the usual knob jokes and silliness in search of the most important moments in history.

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Francis Gary Powers Jr. joins us to discuss his fathers background, military career, and of course THAT incident over the Soviet Union. We also discuss life in prison, and the challenges of returning home to a mixed reception. 

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Gilad Jaffe returns to talk to about the archaeology of Jerusalem. From Biblical to Islamic, it more than makes up for the fact that you can't go there... for now. 

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This week sees the anniversary of the execution of Witold Pilecki. Jack Fairweather joins us to tell the story of the man who volunteered to go to Auschwitz, who fought for his country only to face persecution after the war at the hands of the Soviets. 

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Maddy Pelling joins us to right a wrong and bring light to the Duchess of Portland and her contribution to museum history. Learn all about her massive collection, what happened to it on her death, and the influence it has on major museum collections today.

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We can't go to Egypt but we can try and bring Ancient Egypt to you. Nigel Hetherington talks all about the Valley of the Kings and we discuss some of favourite Egyptian kings and queens.

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The lesser told tale of the occupied British Isles. Historian and author Duncan Barrett joins us for a comprehensive look at life in the Channel Islands in the Second World War.

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One to enjoy at your leisure in the garden... WW1 aviation authors Joshua Levine and Peter Hart, along with Peter's co-host on Peter Hart's Military History, Gary Bain, join us for a relaxed chat about flying in the Great War. We talk about our favourite pilots, neglected aces, technology trendsetters and there are a whole load of anecdotes and some book recommendations for those new to the subject... 

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