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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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Australians were infallible soldiers? Australian fights other people's wars? Historian Craig Stockings takes on a number of popular conceptions in his nation's military history and explains why he thinks they are wrong. 

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Nicolai Eberholst returns with part two of his fantastic and comprehensive look at Austria-Hungary in WW1. Beginning with the Gorlice-Tarnow campaign, we look at the introduction of Italy to the war and all the way through to the end of 1916 on multiple fronts, with a little segue on the air war too. 

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Brace yourselves, it's a full house as we host Jason Salkey, BOTH Wellingtons: David Troughton and Hugh Fraser, the legend that is Brian Cox, Assumpta Serna, and Scott Cleverdon. As if that wasn't enough, the lovely Paul McGann also dropped in to tell us all about his stint as the original Richard Sharpe. 

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Another of our listener requests. Giles, this one is for you: Forget Gettysburg. Co-host of Home Brew History, Joseph Ricci, joins us to tell us why its the Western Theatre of operations that really made the difference in the Civil War.

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August 26, 2020

#199 History Hack: 1956

Simon Hall joins us all to talk about his fascinating book 1956, which looks at seismic events occurring across the globe in a single, twelve month period. 

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Listener favourite Amanda Charland returns to talk all about archaeology from the perspective of the Crusades; focusing on Ashkelon, Saladin and Richard the Lionheart.

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Sree Nair joins us for a fascinating talk about the contribution of the Indian Air Force in the Second World War. 

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The Mary Rose is the venue for another historical date fuelled by beverages. This time it's the best conspiracy theory in history. Everything from aliens, freemasons and the grassy knoll to pina coladas, Hillary Clinton and, I quote "Hitler's baby juice." 

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Stalinist historian Mark Vincent joins us to share some of his favourite mad characters from the annals of Russian crime.

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Nicola Lambert joins us to discuss the concept of masculinity. What did it mean in the nineteenth century, especially to women and what kind of connotations did it have on sex and relationships? The answers are a little bit disturbing... 

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