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

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Story-teller Owen Griffiths returns to share some more of his fantastic folklore with a spooky tale for Halloween.

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Join us for the most epic debate yet. Who will win the debate on the Greatest War Film in History? The regulars are joined by war boffins and film buffs to hash it out!

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Melissa DeVelvis joins us to tackle the questions of why people were so obsessed by death and mourning in the nineteenth century, on both sides of the Atlantic. 

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Historian Cappy Yarbrough joins us for a cracking piece of South Carolina history: to talk all about political activism on the part of a family of inspirational black women in the wake of the American Civil War. 

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Dan Kaszeta joins us to talk all about his time in the Secret Service and life at the White House. And we get into how he lost a fight with a llama... 

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Art historian Freya Gowrley joins us to talk all about her forthcoming book: Domestic Space in Britain, 1750-1840, Materiality, Sociability and Emotion. Why was this such an important turning point in the history of how we viewed our own personal space, and what does the past tell us about how we've responded to being locked down in 2020?

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Napoleonic gurus William Fletcher, Marcus Cribb and Zack White come together to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the film that inspired their various careers. 

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Historian and author Alan Malpass joins us to talk all about his new book, which looks at the experiences of German prisoners of war in Britain 1939-1948. 

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Allegra Jordan joins us to talk about her research into the First World War at Harvard and how it has inspired her work in the field of reconciliation and conflict. How do you restructure your attitudes towards someone who you have regarded as your mortal enemy? Is there a way forward at the end of conflict?

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Stars of the hit show Jason Salkey, Philip Whitchurch, Michael Mears, Lyndon Davies, Nicholas Rowe, Feodor Atkine and Nickolas Grace join Alex and historian Marcus Cribb to reminisce about filming Sharpe.

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