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

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In this extended special, Zack White and Marcus Cribb join us for a Brit's guide to France's Hero; and to discuss a rather odd field of scholarship in some quarters that worships him as a god.

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Lizzie Rogers joins us to talk all about adventurous women who packed their bags in the 18th Century and decided not to let young men have all the tourist fun.

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September 15, 2020

#216 History Hack: Herculaneum

Andrew Wallace-Hadrill joins us to talk all about Pompeii's oft-forgotten neighbour.

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You'd have been forgiven for thinking that there was nothing to smile about in Stalin's Russia, but Jonathan Waterlow joins us to talk about the evolution of a very particular sense of humour at the time. 

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September 11, 2020

#214 History Hack: Down the Pub

Join us Down the Pub as the residents debate the greatest book in history.

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San Francisco girl Kelly Krause joins us to talk all about her city. From indigenous people, to earthquakes, to wars and the Summer of Love, it's a vibrant story and not always what you'd expect to hear... 

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Nicolai Eberholst concludes his epic history of the Austro-Hungarian empire in the First World War. Today we look at 1917-18 and the fall of the Empire. 

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Colin Fisher joins us to talk all about Spain's answer to Shakespeare and his finest work. 

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Lesley McFadyen joins us to talk all about the challenges of researching prehistory in the absence of documents and testimony. 

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Catrine Clay joins us to share tales from her new book, which looks at German resistance to the Nazis in the 1930s and 40s.

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