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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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Photographer Lee Miller and artist Roland Penrose were at the centre of the inter-war Surrealism movement. Through their art, they embraced the movement before the war intervened and changed the direction of their lives. Boney and Charlotte are joined by Antony Penrose, Lee and Roland's son, and Ami Bouhassane, their granddaughter, to discuss surrealism and the incredible lives of Lee and Roland.

Be sure to visit https://www.farleyshouseandgallery.co.uk/ and https://www.leemiller.co.uk/ for more on Roland and Lee.

You can buy the books we mention in the podcast at our very own bookshop at https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/historyhack

Buy The Lives of Lee Miller by Antony Penrose here: https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/historyhack

Buy Lee Miller by Ami Ami Bouhassane here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252/9781916041646

Buy Dressed For War: The Story of Audrey Withers, Vogue editor extraordinaire from the Blitz to the Swinging Sixties by Julie Summers here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252/9781471181603

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Author Abbot Kahler (Karren Abbott, we explain that, sort of) joins Boney and Charlotte to discuss the meteoric rise and fall of Prohibition Booze Baron George Remus, his wife Imogene, the G-Woman who brought them down and the G-Man who tried to make off with the lot.

This episode has just about everything you would want: crime, illicit booze, cocktails, an epic party, a spot of prison time and then... well for that you will have to listen, then buy the book! Annoyingly, it is not yet available in our bookshop... So find it!

Abbott's website is https://abbottkahler.com/

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Matt Pope returns to blow your mind. Again. What can the archaeological record tell us about three million years of our own history?

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Vanda Wilcox celebrates the release of her new book by telling us all about Italy, imperialism and the First World War.

Buy Vanda's book, The Italian Empire and the Great War, from our very own Bookshop: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252/9780198822943

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August 20, 2021

History Hack: Egypt 1801

We've talked about the naval battle, now it's time to follow the British Army's campaign on land with Stuart Reid.

 

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Michela Luiselli gives us a brilliant overview of religion and every day worship in Ancient Egypt. 

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Jem Duducu joins us to talk all about his new book - which looks at all manner of forgotten and weird history.

 

Buy Jem's book, Slinkys and Snake Bombs: WEIRD but TRUE Historical Facts at our Bookshop:  https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252/9781398102996

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Josh Provan celebrates the release of his new book by telling us all about the Second Mahratta War.

 

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Today's Hedge Hopping sortie sees Matt sit down with Canadian historian Anne Gafiuk. Anne is the creator of three remarkable websites that record the stories of Canadians who left home to fight a war thousands of miles away. Anne's work focuses on the human stories that can be lost to time and they have a wide-ranging conversation about the journey that lead to Anne becoming a historian and meeting Canadian Typhoon pilot, Harry Hardy DFC.

The projects discussed in the podcast, The WW2 Canadian Women's Project, The Ottawa Memorial Project and The Typhoon Project are linked below, as well as the Bomber Command Museum in Nanton Alberta, where you can buy Anne's books.

https://www.wwiicdnwomensproject.org/

http://www.ottawamemorialproject.org/

https://thetyphoonproject.org/

https://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/

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Lucy Adlington joins us to talk all about her new book, which looks at a group of women forced to produce high end fashion for Nazi women at the infamous camp.

 

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