Podcast

Dan Snow's History Hit

History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today. Join the conversation on twitter: @HistoryHit Producer: Natt Tapley "...more

Episodes

  • Distilling, Barrels and the Water of Life With the Glendronach Single Malt Whisky

    Nov 20 2018

    In this special, sponsored episode, Dan talks to Dr Rachel Barrie, the first female Master Blender, about whisky, taxes, and the Glendronach distillery. For more history films & documentaries, visit HistoryHit.TV. #ad

  • Life Before World War Two with Victor Gregg

    Nov 19 2018

    Victor Gregg is a veteran of World War Two and the Dresden Bombings, and travelled with Dan to visit Dresden last year for a documentary. In this episode, Dan discusses Victor's early life, and how he came to join the army. For more exclusive history documentaries, and ad-free podcasts, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Peter Curry

  • Whitechapel Bell Foundry with Adam Lowe from Factum Arte

    Nov 16 2018

    Whitechapel Bell Foundry was formally founded in 1570, and continued casting bells until 2017. It cast the Liberty Bell and Big Ben. In this episode, Dan talks to Adam Lowe who is part of a campaign to get the Foundry back into action. For more exclusive history documentaries, and ad-free podcasts, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Peter Curry

  • The History of Europe with Simon Jenkins

    Nov 14 2018

    Dan talks to Simon Jenkins about his new book, A Short History of Europe, and about Britain's in-out relationship with the continent of Europe as a whole. For more exclusive history documentaries, visit HistoryHit.TVProducer: Natt Tapley

  • How Should We Remember the First World War? with Dan Todman

    Nov 11 2018

    On Armistice Sunday, Dan talks to Dan Todman about remembrance, and the ways in which we think about the events of the First World War. For more free World War One documentaries, visit History Hit TV.Producer: Natt Tapley

  • The Events of 11 November 1918 with Paul Reed

    Nov 11 2018

    What happened on the last morning of the First World War, in the hours before the guns fell silent at 11:00? Dan talks to Paul Reed about how exactly you go about ending a four-year war, and the young men who didn't survive that last morning. To watch our collection of WWI documentaries for free, go to History Hit TV.Producer: Natt Tapley

  • First World War Theatre with Helen Brooks

    Nov 10 2018

    Dan Visits the First World War Theatre Project, an Arts and HUmanities Research Council project, to hear about what plays made it past the censors in World War One. To see a documentary including performances, watch Untold Stories of the First World War, for free, on History Hit TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Nathan Williams

  • World War One Shipwrecks with the Maritime Archaeology Trust

    Nov 09 2018

    Dan talks to Jesse Ransley from the Maritime Archaeological Trust about some of the many fascinating First World War shipwrecks to be found in the waters around Britain. For more free WWI documentaries during Armistice week, visit HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt Tapley

  • George V's Pilgrimage to the Western Front with Charles Goodson-Wickes

    Nov 08 2018

    After the war, George V visited the Western Front in a small pilgrimage to pay homage to the dead. Charles Goodson-Wickes' grandfather, Frank Fox, travelled with the King to record this journey.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Peter Curry

  • Chinese Labour Corps in World War One with Wenlan Peng

    Nov 08 2018

    During the First World War, many Chinese came to work as labourers on the Western Front, but their story is rarely told. Dan talks to Wenlang Peng about the impact of the Chinese Labour Corps, and what life was life for them. To see a documentary about the Chinese Labour Corps, visit our free World War I section on HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt Tapley

  • The Lost Battalion with Mark Fastoso and John King

    Nov 07 2018

    Dan talks to the producers of a new documentary about a battalion cut off during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, Mark Fastoso and John King. You can see The Lost Battalion on HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt Tapley

  • How Democracies Decay with Brian Klaas

    Nov 06 2018

    Dan talks to academic ad Washington Post columnist Brian Klaas about how democracies decay, and what it looks like when they slide into authoritarian nationalism.Producer: Natt Tapley

  • Shot At Dawn: Harry Farr with Janet Booth

    Nov 05 2018

    Dan talks to Janet Booth, the grand-daughter of Harry Farr, who was shot for cowardice in October 1916. For one week, to commemorate the end of the First World War, all documentaries about World War I on History Hit TV are completely free. Click here to watch now.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Peter Curry

  • How to impeach a president - Joshua Matz

    Nov 04 2018

    Dan talks to Joshua Matz an Attorney and expert in American constitutional law.For more exclusive documentaries and interviews visit HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • Shrouds of the Somme with Rob Heard

    Nov 02 2018

    Rob Heard created an incredibly-moving memorial to the Battle of the Somme. In the new podcast, Dan talks to him about his inspiration and what the work means to him.For more exclusive interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • Russian Interference in Elections with Calder Walton

    Nov 01 2018

    Dan Snow meets Calder Walton for a martini and an overview of Russia's history of interference in foreign elections.For more exclusive interviews and documentaries sign up to HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • Winston Churchill with Andrew Roberts

    Oct 31 2018

    Dan talks to Andrew Roberts about Winston Churchill, and gets exclusive access to Andrew's previously unseen material about the wartime Prime Minister.For more exclusive interviews and documentaries log onto HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard and Kathrin Benoehr

  • Witchcraft with Dr Suzannah Lipscomb

    Oct 30 2018

    Recorded LIVE in association with the British Academy, Dan talked to Dr Suzannah Lipscomb about the history of witchcraft...For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, visit HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • Letters that Changed the World with Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Oct 29 2018

    Dan talks to Simon Sebag Montefiore about the letters that changed the course of history.For more exclusive interviews and documentaries please visit HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • Protest: Spirit of the People with Donald Macintyre

    Oct 27 2018

    In 1968 thousands of people took to the streets of London to protest the Vietnam War. In March, 200 protesters were arrested during clashes with the Police outside the American Embassy in Grosvenor Square. In October, 25,000 people assembled to protest the war again but, despite concerns, it did not escalate to the levels of unrest seen earlier in the year. We spoke to journalist Donald Macintyre, who was present at both marches, about the political context of these events and als...more

  • African Experiences in World War One with John Akomfrah

    Oct 26 2018

    Dan talks to video artist John Akomfrah about his new work, Mimesis, produced in association with 14-18Now, the arts organisation dedicated to the commemoration of the First World War. It explores the experience of Africans in World War I, and John tells about all the surprising things he learned while making the piece.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Kathrin Benoehr

  • Paddy Ashdown on German Attempts to Kill Hitler

    Oct 25 2018

    Dan sits down with Paddy Ashdown to talk about German attempts to kill Hitler.For more exclusive documentaries and interviews sign up to HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • Air Power: The Past, Present and Future with Mike Pavelec

    Oct 22 2018

    Dan and Mike Pavelec talk about Air Power: it's short history and how it will shake the future upFor more exclusive documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • Danny Boyle on Pages of the Sea with 14-18 NOW

    Oct 19 2018

    Dan speaks to Danny Boyle about his new artwork, Pages of the Sea, which can be seen on beaches around the country on 11 November. Created in association with 14-18 NOW, the arts and culture organisation responsible for artworks commemorating the centenary of the First World War, it's a moving tribute to those who left from the beaches a century ago.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Historical Dementia with David Andress

    Oct 18 2018

    Dan talks to David Andress about how the past is often misinterpreted to suit the needs of the powerful.For more exclusive documentaries and interviews go to HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • The 5 Fish That Made Britain with Charles Rangeley-Wilson

    Oct 17 2018

    Dan sits down with Charles Rangeley-Wilson, celebrated Author, Conservationist, Broadcaster, to talk about the five fish that made Britian.For more exclusive documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • The Parachute Regiment with Helen Parr

    Oct 15 2018

    Dan talks to Helen Parr, whose new book Our Boys, traces the history of the Parachute Regiment and her own, personal, involvement with it. For more exclusive history documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • Peter Jackson on They Shall Not Grow Old with 14-18 Now

    Oct 12 2018

    In this special podcast, presented in association with 14-18 Now, Dan talks to Peter Jackson, the Oscar-winning director of Lord of the Rings, about the new film he's made to commemorate the end of the First World War, They Shall Not Grow Old. Working with the Imperial War Museum, he has taken footage from the Western front, and the voices of the men who were there, and has colourised them and rendered them in 3D, bringing the World War I to life in a way that hasn't been seen for a century.Prod...more

  • The New York Historical Society

    Oct 10 2018

    Dan takes a guided tour of the New York Historical Society whilst he was visiting the city.For more exclusive documentaries and interviews visit HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • What Really Happened on D-Day with Giles Milton

    Oct 09 2018

    Dan talks to Giles Milton about D-Day and what his research has uncovered about the untold stories of this landmark event.For more exclusive documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Peter Curry

  • Meuse Argonne: America's Bloodiest World War One Battle

    Oct 08 2018

    Dan heads to National World War One Museum and Memorial in Kansas city to see the collection and find out more about Meuse Argonne.For more exclusive interviews and documentaries head to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Peter Curry

  • World War One Commemoration with Richard Van Emden

    Oct 07 2018

    Richard Van Emden catches up with Dan Snow to talk about the commemoration of the final year of World War One.For more interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Peter Curry

  • Cathy Newman on Bloody Brilliant Women

    Oct 06 2018

    Dan meets up with Cathy Newman to talk about her fantastic new book, Bloody Brilliant Women, and her career in the eye of the journalistic storm.For more exclusive documentaries and interviews visit HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • Hitler's British Traitors with Tim Tate

    Oct 05 2018

    Dan talks to Tim Tate about the uncomfortable history of the Nazi secret service's operations in the UK.For more exclusive documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.TV!.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • Al Murray on Arnhem, Satire, Bartending and Drums

    Oct 04 2018

    Dan catches Al Murray for a wide ranging discussion.For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, visit HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Kathrin Benoehr & Felix Maynard

  • Talking Politics with David Runciman and Helen Thompson

    Oct 03 2018

    Dan Snow sits down with the Talking Politics Podcast team in their studio in Cambridge to discuss how history can guide us into a future laced with technology.For more exclusive interview and documentaries go to HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Natt TapleyEditor: Felix Maynard

  • The Colour of Time with Marina Amaral and Dan Jones

    Oct 02 2018

    In this live recording from 1 Oct 2018, Marina Amaral and Dan Jones talk to Dan Snow about their new book: The Colour of Time. For more exclusive documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • Mary Queen of Scots with Kate Williams

    Oct 01 2018

    Dan Snow and Kate Williams talk about the rise and fall of Mary Queen of Scots. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • Edward VIII in America with Ted Powell

    Sep 29 2018

    Dan speaks to historian and author Ted Powell about why Edward VIII's fascinating relationship with the USA.For more exclusive interviews and documentaries subscribe to HistoryHit.TV!!Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard

  • The Ratline with Philippe Sands

    Sep 28 2018

    The Ratline was the route senior Nazis used to escape from Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War, and Philippe Sands has just made a new podcast about it. It's an incredible story, based on original research, and here he tells us all about how he went about making it. For more exclusive history documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TVProducer: Natt Tapley

  • Burma's Lost Royal Family with Alex Bescoby

    Sep 27 2018

    In this special podcast, Dan talks to Alex Bescoby, a filmmaker and historian of Burma, about his documentary following Burma’s lost royal family - We Were Kings. Alex is currently crowdfunding his latest documentary about veterans from Burma who fought for Britain in the Second World War - Forgotten Allies. If you’d like to support it, the IndieGoGo link is here. To watch Alex's documentary and hundreds of other hours of history documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Prod...more

  • Thomas Cromwell with Diarmaid MacCulloch - History Hit LIVE in association with the British Academy

    Sep 26 2018

    In our first-ever History Hit Live in association with the British Academy, Dan talks to Diarmaid MacCulloch about Thomas Cromwell, whether or not the Reformation was like Brexit, and what is wrong with Putney. If you'd like to come to a History Hit Live event, remember tickets are free for subscribers to HistoryHit.TVProducer: Natt TapleySound: Felix Maynard

  • The Battle of Salonika in World War One with Nick Ilic

    Sep 24 2018

    Dan Snow talks to Nick Ilic about the Battle of Salonika and the front against Bulgaria in the First World War.For more exclusive history documentaries and interviews subscribe to History Hit!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard and Peter Curry

  • Anglo-American Rivalry in the Middle East with James Barr

    Sep 22 2018

    Dan Snow talks to James Barr about a rivalry in the Middle East, but it's not the one you might expect...For more exclusive history documentaries and interviews visit HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • Soviet Double Agent Oleg Gordievsky with Ben Mcintyre

    Sep 21 2018

    Dan talks to Macintyre about a double agent - a story clouded in deception and intrepidation.For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, visit HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • Michael Palin on The Erebus

    Sep 20 2018

    Dan Snow wrangles with a Python! He talks to comedy legend Michael Palin about his new book, Erebus The Story of a Ship. The book tells the devastating true story of the Franklin expeditions to find the Northwest Passage, and how their history only slowly came to light.For more exclusive history documentaries and interviews head to HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • Bosworth Battlefield with Julian Humphrys

    Sep 19 2018

    Julian Humphrys phones Dan Snow to talk about the Battle of Bosworth, its significance and why we need to come together to prevent the site from being built on.For more exclusive documentaries and interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • #RAF100 The birth of the RAF and Cadets' first steps at Cranwell College

    Sep 18 2018

    In this part of our #RAF100 season Dan learns from Ian Castle (who also spoke to us last week about Zeppelins) the conception of the RAF before moving onto a guided tour of Cranwell College by Wing Commander Paula Willmot, where all officers and aircrew receive their training.For more exclusive documentaries and interviews visit HistoryHit.TV! Sign up for an annual subscription with code 'book', and we will send you a copy of Dan Snow's On This Day in History when it goes to print later this yea...more

  • The 2008 Financial Crash with Adam Tooze

    Sep 15 2018

    Dan speaks to economic historian Adam Tooze for the tenth anniversary of Lehman Brothers' collapse in this special podcast.For more exclusive interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • The First Blitz with Ian Castle

    Sep 14 2018

    Dan talks to aviation historian Ian Castle about the First Blitz, an effort to kick Britain out of a world war...For more exclusive history documentaries and interviews visit HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • #RAF100 Snow in a Tornado

    Sep 12 2018

    Dan takes his final flight in a Tornado with Flt Lt Rob Manisty, aka ‘Sea Cow’, at the Helm. Tornado Veteran John Nichol also talks to Dan about his experience as a prisoner of war in this mega-podcast for #RAF100.For more exclusive interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

  • Political Polarisation in the USA with Joanne Freeman

    Sep 11 2018

    Dan talks to Joanne Freeman about the history of polarisation in the USA, giving an extraordinary insight into the tone of American politics' early days.For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, visit HistoryHit.TV. You can get 3 months for £3/$3/€3 with offer code 'pod3'!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard and Aybar Aydin

  • How Debt Made Nations Great with Martin Slater

    Sep 06 2018

    Dan talks to Martin Slater about the history of national debts, how they powered nations and the changing function and timeframe of debt in the modern world.For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV! Use code 'pod3' to get your first three months for £3/$3/€3!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • The Recent History of Venezuela with Professor Micheal Tarver

    Sep 05 2018

    Dan talks with Professor Micheal Tarver, Executive Secretary – Southeast World History Association (SEWHA), who gives is a snapshot of Venezuela's history right up to the present day. For more exclusive history documentaries and interviews use code pod3 to subscribe to HistoryHit.TV and get your first three months for £3/$3/€3!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • The Brazil National Museum Fire with Marina Amaral

    Sep 04 2018

    In this special emergency episode, Marina Amaral talks to us from Brazil about her reaction to the devastating fire at the Museo Nacional in Rio.Producer: Natt Tapley

  • Paul Reed and WW2 Italy

    Sep 03 2018

    Dan talks to Paul Reed about the significance of the Italian invasion in World War Two. For more exlcusive interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • Sites of Conscience with Linda Norris

    Aug 30 2018

    Dan speaks with Linda Norris, the Global Networks Program Director at International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, about how we look at history and the museums of the future.For more exclusive interviews and documentaries subscribe to HistoryHit.TV! Get your first three months for £3/$3/3 use coupon code Pod3 at checkout!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • HMS President with Dr. Phil Weir

    Aug 29 2018

    Dan talks to Dr. Phil Weir about the history of the HMS President and reinstating her place along the Thames. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Trump and Mussolini with Ruth Ben-Ghiat

    Aug 28 2018

    Dan talks to Ruth Ben-Ghiat about what the history of Italian Fascism can teach us about the modern political landscape. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries subscribe to HistoryHit.TVProducer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • Max Hastings on the Humanity Behind Warfare

    Aug 24 2018

    Dan sits down with Max Hastings to talk about the humanity behind warfare, and other wide ranging topics. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard & Nathan Williams

  • Saragarhi - Jay Singh-Sohal

    Aug 21 2018

    Dan talks to Captain Jay Singh-Sohal about his work on Saragarhi and Sikh military history. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Nathaniel TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • The Skeletons Below Durham Professor Christopher Gerrard and Julie Biddlecombe-Brown

    Aug 21 2018

    Dan talks to Professor Christopher Gerrard and Julie Biddlecombe-Brown about the skeletons and the exhibition about their story. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • The Battle for Brooklyn with Karen Quinones

    Aug 18 2018

    Dan takes a walk around Colonial New York with Karen Quinones (of Patriot Tours) to explore the great battle and in its original setting. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries subscribe to HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • Colonel Waddy on The British Army after World War Two

    Aug 16 2018

    Dan continues his discussion with Colonel Waddy and hears tales of his career in the British Army in the second of two podcasts with the Colonel. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • Indian Partition with Anita Rani - RePod

    Aug 15 2018

    To mark the anniversary of the Indian Partition we have selected this moving and insightful podcast from the archives. Listen as Dan speaks to Anita Rani on the phone about her family's account of the Indian Partition. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries subscribe to HistoryHit.TV!Producers: Natt Tapley & Dan MorelleAudio: Felix Maynard

  • Colonel Waddy's World War Two

    Aug 14 2018

    Dan talks to Colonel Waddy about his part in World War Two in the first of two podcasts on the Colonel. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews visit HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • The Battle of Amiens 100 with Gervase Phillips

    Aug 07 2018

    Dan phones Gervase Phillips (and his cat) for a deep dive into the significance of the Battle of Amiens on the centenary. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries subscribe to HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Nathaniel TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • The Extremes of Humanity with Duncan McNabb

    Aug 07 2018

    Dan talks to Military Historian and True Crime author Duncan McNabb. For more exclusive interview and documentaries subscribe to HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Nathaniel TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • South African Politics with Lindiwe Mazibuko

    Aug 06 2018

    Dan sits down with Lindiwe Mazibuko, the first non-white person to lead the Democratic Alliance in Parliament, to talk about her unique career and the values that took her into politics. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TVProducer: Nathaniel TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • The History of Spying with Andrew Christopher

    Aug 03 2018

    Dan talks to Christopher Andrew about the history of intelligence from Moses to the present day. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TVProducer: Nathaniel TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • Spitfire Pilot with Mary Ellis

    Jul 26 2018

    Yesterday (25th July, 2018), Mary Ellis passed away at the age of 101. Dan was lucky enough to get to speak to her just last week, when she told him about her work in the ATA, flying Spitfires, and how she loved flying. We also made a film of this interview, which you will be able to see soon on HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyDirector: Helen Carrie

  • Big History, The History of Everything with David Christian

    Jul 19 2018

    The problems the world faces now are ones the whole human race will have to resolve, to David Christian has decided to tell the history of the entire human race from the Big Bang to the present. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Use the promo code "podcast30" for extra free history!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • Brexit, Russia, and Divide & Rule with Steve Analyst

    Jul 17 2018

    Dan talks to Twitter phenomenon Steve Analyst about the Russia's recent history of interference in the European Community, and how the EC has defended itself from 'divide and rule' tactics. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt Tapley

  • The Unheard Tapes of Bomber Command with Steve Stevens

    Jul 15 2018

    In July 1943, a young flight lieutenant, Steve Stevens, got back from a bombing raid over Essen, and recorded his recollections straight onto a wire recorder. This unique document on what life was like in bomber command has remained unheard until now. Find the full documentary, including an interview with Steve today, at HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt Tapley

  • Latvia, Soviet Occupation and Family History with Inara Verzemnieks

    Jul 10 2018

    Dan talks to Inara Verzemnieks about the history of Latvia, Nazi & Soviet occupation, and the history of her family. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • The Battle of Britain with Wing Commander Thomas Neil

    Jul 08 2018

    A very special podcast with Wing Commander Thomas Neil, one of the few to whom so many owed so much, talking about his experiences in the Battle of Britain. For more exclusive history interviews & documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Barack Obama with Ben Rhodes

    Jul 05 2018

    Dan talks to Ben Rhodes, adviser to President Obama, about what it was like within the administration. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Seymour Hersh on My Lai, Watergate, Abu Ghraib & Trump

    Jul 04 2018

    Dan talks to giant of journalism, Sy Hersh, about the many things he's covered in his long career, from Vietnam to Iraq to Trump. For more exclusive history interviews & documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Knebworth House with Henry Lytton-Cobbold

    Jul 03 2018

    Dan talks to Henry Lytton-Cobbold about his family, Knebworth House, and its connection with rock and roll. For more exclusive history interviews & documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TVProducer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Concentration Camps, Internment & Should We Be Worried? with Dr Christine Schmidt

    Jun 30 2018

    Dan talks to Dr Christine Schmidt, a curator if the Wiener Library about the historical parallels for internment, and whether the situation we are in today is comparable. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Authoritarianism & Unfreedom with Professor Tim Snyder

    Jun 29 2018

    Professor Tim Snyder is an expert in authoritarian regimes and how they develop. He talks to Dan about Russia, the USA, Europe and what the lessons of the past tell us about what's going on today. For more exclusive history documentaries and interviews, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • The Race To Save The Romanovs with Helen Rappaport

    Jun 28 2018

    There are many mysteries surrounding the deaths of the Romanovs: could King George V have saved them? Could there have been a constitutional monarchy? Did any of them survive? In her new book, packed with original research, Helen Rappaport definitively answers these and other questions. For more exclusive history interviews & documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete DennisRecorded: Felix Maynard

  • Eisenhower's Train Driver with Keith Joyce

    Jun 26 2018

    Keith Joyce's grandfather claimed that he had been General Eisenhower's train driver during the Second World War, and Keith has spent years trying to find the records that tell the story of the remarkable train and the remarkable man who drove it. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Making Comedy from History - Philomena Cunk with Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley

    Jun 25 2018

    Cunk On Britain made fun of the grammar and language of history documentaries, and gave some of our best historians the chance to educate Philomena Cunk. Dan talks to two of the writers, Joel Morris & Jason Hazeley of Great Big Owl podcasts, about how and why they parodied history documentaries. If, however, you still want more history interviews & documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Pilots of the Caribbean with Peter Devitt

    Jun 24 2018

    Dan talks to Peter Devitt from the RAF Museum about the the RAF pilots from the Caribbean who fought in the Second World War, and what some of them found when they came back to Britain later. For more history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • The History of Drones with James Rogers

    Jun 22 2018

    The use of unmanned aircraft stretches all the way back to the First World War. Dan talks to James Rogers about this fascinating, unknown history. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • The Western Front at Dig Hill 80

    Jun 19 2018

    Dan goes to an excavation that's happening now of a World War One fortification near the Belgian village of Wijtschate. He talks to the archaeologists and historians and anthropologists at work at the incredibly preserved, hotly contested ridge, before it is lost forever to the bulldozers later this year. To become part of the dig, sign up at Dig Hill 80. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Nathaniel TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • The Battle of Waterloo with Peter Snow

    Jun 17 2018

    To celebrate Fathers' Day, Dan Snow's History Hit is revisiting its very first episode, on the Battle of Waterloo, with Peter Snow. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, please subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. For 30 days free, use the code "waterloopod" in the promo code box when you sign up.Original 2015 Producer: Dan MorelleProducer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Lucy Worsley on Jane Austen's House

    Jun 15 2018

    Dan takes an exclusive tour around Jane Austen's house, with the one and only Lucy Worsley as his guide. To see the whole documentary, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV (the documentary will go up next week).Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Wonders of the World's Museums with Molly Oldfield

    Jun 14 2018

    Dan talks to Molly Oldfield about the incredible objects that can be found in museums. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Mediaeval Bodies with Jack Hartnell

    Jun 13 2018

    Dan talks to Jack Hartnell about how people in the Middle Ages saw their own (and other people's) bodies. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • A Lab Of Their Own: Women Scientists in World War One with Patricia Fara

    Jun 12 2018

    Dan is joined by Patricia Fara, a historian of science at the University of Cambridge, to talk about the women who were researchers during the First World World War. For more history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • The Battle of Belleau Wood with Michael Neiberg

    Jun 09 2018

    A century ago, the Battle of Belleau Wood, part of the German Spring Offensive, was underway. Dan speaks to Professor Michael Neiberg about the famous stand of the US Marine Corps. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Why We Fight with Mike Martin

    Jun 06 2018

    Dan talks to Mike Martin about the reasons humans fight, why they are willing to die for their countries, and how ideology can make someone blow themselves up. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • The Falklands Airdrop Ursula: Part 2 with David Chaundler

    Jun 02 2018

    Dan talks to David Chaundler about everything from the Battle of Goose Green until the end of the Falklands War. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • The Falklands Airdrop Ursula: Part 1 with Kevin O'Brien and David Chaundler

    Jun 01 2018

    Dan talks to Squadron Leader Kevin O'Brien and Brigadier David Chaundler about Airdrop Ursula, which took David from a desk in Whitehall to the Falkland Islands in a matter of hours. In the first half of this very-special podcast, we hear the background to the operation. For more exclusive history documentaries & interviews, subscribe to History Hit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Tim Minchin on Australia Day & Learning History

    May 25 2018

    Dan and Tim Minchin discuss the value of argument, history, and how approaches to history are changing in Australia at the moment. For more exclusive history interviews & documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • How Britain Really Works with Stig Abell

    May 21 2018

    Dan talks to the editor of the Times Literary Supplement, Stig Abell about what ideas and institutions govern Britain, and how they have developed. For more exclusive history documentaries and interviews, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Jerusalem & The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict with James Barr

    May 18 2018

    In an emergency episode of the podcast, Dan talks to James Barr about the role of Jerusalem in the Israel-Palestine conflict. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Dambusters Special with Paul Beaver, Gavin Williamson & Wing Commander John Butcher

    May 17 2018

    A very special episode for the 75th anniversary of the Dambusters raid. Dan talks to Paul Beaver, Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson MP, and Wing Commander John Butcher, from today's 617 squadron. For more exclusive documentaries & interviews, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Windrush, Empire & The Legacy of Slavery with David Lammy

    May 11 2018

    David Lammy, whose urgent question to Amber Rudd in the House of Commons provoked an international response, talks to Dan about how British history is colonial history, and what histories currently aren't told in our national story. For more exclusive interviews & documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt Tapley

  • Spitfires & Eurovision with Chris West

    May 10 2018

    Dan talks to Chris West about his new history of the Eurovision song contest, and the political history that surrounds it. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TVProducer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Life as a Woman in World War Two with Eve Warton

    May 06 2018

    Dan meets Eve Warton, a 95-year old who worked as a Wren in the Second World War. She discusses what happened to her, the good and the bad, including the sexual harassment she suffered. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TVProducer: Natt Tapley

  • Simon Mayo on Mad Blood Stirring

    May 04 2018

    Dan talks to Simon Mayo about his new historical novel, Mad Blood Stirring, set in Dartmouth prison at Christmas 1814. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Trump, America First & the American Dream with Sarah Churchwell

    May 03 2018

    Dan talks to Sarah Churchwell, whose new book - Behold, America! - discusses the history of the phrases "the American Dream" and "America First", and what they mean in Trump's America. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Child Soldiers with Emma Butcher

    Apr 30 2018

    We're always shocked when we see child soldiers in the news. Dan talks to Emma Butcher who has investigated the history of child soldiery, and sheds new light on this phenomenon. For more exclusive history interviews & documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TVProducer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • The Empire Windrush

    Apr 27 2018

    The crisis in the Home Office about the treatment of citizens who arrived on the Windrush and their families has consumed British politics this week. Here, Dan talks to Alex Von Tunzelmann about empires, immigration, and how the current situation arose. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt Tapley

  • The Sandby Borg Massacre with Clara Alfsdotter

    Apr 25 2018

    Dan talks to Clara Alfsdotter about the 5th century remains found at a ring fort in Sweden, and what they tell us about the massacre that happened there. For more information, see the article in Antiquity. For more history documentaries and interviews, subscribe to History Hit.TV.Producer: Natt Tapley

  • The Violence of the Suffragettes with Fern Riddell

    Apr 20 2018

    Today we remember the suffragettes as a peaceful movement, but in the years before the First World War, the WSPU launched one of the most shocking terrorist campaigns the British mainland has ever seen. Dan talks to Fern Riddell about Kitty Marion, one of the most militant suffragettes, and her struggles. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt Tapley

  • Elizabeth I with Helen Castor

    Apr 14 2018

    Dan talks to Helen Castor about her new book about Elizabeth I and the way she governed. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producers: Natt Tapley & Helen CarrieAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Tariffs and Trade Wars with Marc Palen

    Apr 11 2018

    As Donald Trump threatens a trade war with China, Dan talks to Marc-William Palen from the University of Exeter about tariffs, trade wars and the history of free trade. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Septimius Severus in Scotland with Simon Elliott

    Apr 09 2018

    Dan talks to Simon Elliott about Septimius Severus, the first Hammer of the Scots, about his Northern Campaigns, and the true story of this savage 3rd century invasion of Scotland. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV today!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • The Skull of Alum Bheg and the Indian Uprising of 1857 with Kim Wagner

    Apr 07 2018

    Dan talks to Kim Wagner about the fascinating story of the skull he found in an attic in a pub, and what it tells us about the Indian Uprising of 1857. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, do subscribe to History Hit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • The Great Viking Army at Repton with Cat Jarman

    Mar 27 2018

    Dan talks to Cat Jarman, a scientist who has worked to establish whether the bones in the charnel house at Repton re those of Ivar the Boneless' Great Heathen Army. To see an exclusive documentary on the subject, go to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt Tapley

  • Spy Pigeons with Gordon Corera

    Mar 21 2018

    Dan talks to BBC Security Correspondent Gordon Corera about Britain's secret pigeon spy force. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Lord Bramall

    Mar 16 2018

    Dan meets Field Marshall the Lord Bramall, who served from the Second World War until the 1980s. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit.TV.Producer: NattAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Charles I Reconsidered with Leanda de Lisle

    Mar 15 2018

    Dan Snow meets Leanda de Lisle, whose new biography of Charles I attempts to re-evaluate the reign of Charles I. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews, subscribe to History Hit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Mary Wollstonecraft with Bee Rowlatt

    Mar 08 2018

    Dan talks to Bee Rowlatt about the life and death of the author of A Vindication of the Rights of Women, Mary Wollstonecraft. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • The Mau Mau Uprising - Exclusive Double-Continent Live Broadcast with Olivia Win-Stewart, Susan Kibaara and Mary Njoroge

    Mar 02 2018

    Dan talks live to contributors in two different continents, Olivia Windham-Stewart from the Museum of British Colonialism with contributors Susan Kibaara and Mary Njoroge in Kenya. They discuss the caesuras in British colonial history, and what can be done to correct them. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit.TV.Producer: Nathaniel TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Sophie Scholl, Resistance Fighter with Frank McDonough

    Feb 22 2018

    Dan talks to Frank McDonough about the resistance of Sophie Scholl, on the 75th anniversary of her execution by the Nazis. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews, subscribe to History Hit.TV.Producer: Nathaniel TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • David Baddiel

    Feb 19 2018

    David Baddiel talks to Dan about the Second World War, Trump's Mussolini-isms, and why Jim Callaghan makes comedy difficult. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Mary Stuart: The Play with Anna Whitelock & Robert Icke

    Feb 14 2018

    Dan talks to Robert Icke, whose new adaptation of Mary Stuart is at the Duke of York's Theatre. He also discusses the play and its historical context with Anna Whitelock. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, sign up to History Hit.TV today!Producer: Nathaniel TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Update on the Rohingya Crisis with Jayita Sarkar

    Feb 11 2018

    Dan talks to Jayita Sarkar about the ongoing crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries subscribe to HistoryHit.TVProducer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Alastair Campbell on Saturday Bloody Saturday

    Feb 09 2018

    Now that the first Blair government is being taught in history classes, Dan talks to Alastair Campbell about his new book, football, and power. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, sign up to History Hit.TV today.Producer: Natt Tapley

  • The Suffragettes & The Actresses' Franchise League with Naomi Paxton

    Feb 06 2018

    Dan talks to Dr Naomi Paxton, historian of Actresses' Franchise League and Associate Fellow at the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, about the coming of suffrage. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, sign up to History Hit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Emily Davison with Kate Willoughby

    Feb 05 2018

    Kate Willoughby is an actress, writer, activist, and "part-time suffragette". In the week that sees the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, she talks to Dan about her play about Emily Davison, and how the struggle started by the suffragettes and suffragists still goes on. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, join History Hit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Exciting New Mayan Discoveries with Albert Lin

    Feb 04 2018

    Dan talks to Albert Lin, who has been using LIDAR technology to reveal tens of thousands of new Mayan structures in Guatemala. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, join History Hit.TV for free today!Producer: Natt Tapley

  • James Holland on Imphal and Kohima

    Jan 31 2018

    Dan Snow talks to James Holland about the new documentary he's made for HistoryHit.TV about Britain's greatest battle: Imphal and Kohima. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, join today for free.Producer: Natt Tapley

  • My Family and the Holocaust with Lord Daniel Finkelstein

    Jan 25 2018

    Dan talks to Lord Daniel Finkelstein about his family's experience of the Holocaust, their time in Belsen, and their friendship with Anne Frank. For more information about the Finkelsteins, visit their family website.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • The Mystery of the Wardlaw Museum: Part 2 with Sue Black, Lucina Hackman and Sarah Fraser

    Jan 21 2018

    In the second of our very-special episodes, Dan and the teams from the University of Dundee and the Royal Society of Edinburgh finally solve the centuries-old mystery of the headless body in Wardlaw Mausoleum. Featuring: Professor Sue Black, Dr Lucina Hackman and Sarah Fraser. To see the whole documentary we made about it, go to HistoryHit.TV. Join today for free.Producer: Natt Tapley

  • The Bayeux Tapestry with Marc Morris.

    Jan 17 2018

    Dan talks all things Bayeux with high medievalist Marc Morris.Producer: Natt Tapley

  • The Mystery of the Wardlaw Mausoleum: Part 1 with Sue Black

    Jan 17 2018

    In the first of two very special episodes, Dan, Dr Sue Black and the teams from the University of Dundee and the Royal Society of Edinburgh investigate what could be the remains of Simon "the Fox" Fraser, Lord Lovat, last man to be beheaded by the British state for treason. To see the full documentary subscribe to History Hit.TV by clicking here.Producer: Natt Tapley

  • BONUS! Histories of the Unexpected: Snow

    Jan 11 2018

    Dan turns over the reins to the podcast to Sam Willis and James Daybell, as they tell us the Unexpected History of... well, of snow. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, join the revolution that's underway at HistoryHit.TV. Click here to subscribe. If you like this podcast, why not subscribe to Histories of the Unexpected?Producer: Nathaniel TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • "Johnny" Johnson: The Last British Dambuster

    Jan 05 2018

    Join Dan for an exclusive interview with "Johnny" Johnson, the last remaining British Dambuster. To see the interview in full, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Click here to subscribe.Producer: Natt Tapley

  • SS Great Britain with Dan Snow

    Dec 27 2017

    Join Dan on an access-all-areas tour of the most innovative ship of its day: the SS Great Britain. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV: click here to sign up!Producer: Nathaniel Tapley

  • Christmas Special 2017

    Dec 24 2017

    A very special episode, with Dan talking to Helen Castor, Sarah Churchwell, Peter Frankopan (by phone), Jessie Childs , & Anna Whitelock, discussing the historical highs and lows of 2017.Producer: Natt Tapley

  • The Uses of History with Margaret Macmillan

    Dec 19 2017

    Join Dan as he talks to the Warden of St Antony's College, oxford (and his aunt), professor Margaret Macmillan about the uses of history, and from where the love of it comes. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, click here to sign up to HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Nathaniel TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Why is Jerusalem So Important? with Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Dec 16 2017

    Jerusalem is back in the news. Donald Trump announced that the USA is going to recognise it as the capital of Israel. Then again for the last 3000 years it has rarely been out of the news. In this episode we talk to the historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of 'Jerusalem: the biography' about this remarkable city. He explains why it is sacred to three religions and why it has so often found itself on the front line of the great conflicts that have shaped the history of the Middle East and the...more

  • Writing Darkest Hour with Screenwriter Anthony McCarten

    Dec 13 2017

    Dan talks to Anthony McCarten, screenwriter of Darkest Hour, the new film about Winston Churchill. For more exclusive history documentaries and interview, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV: http://historyh.it/dansnowpodProducer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Gary Oldman on Being Winston Churchill

    Dec 12 2017

    Dan Snow talks to Gary Oldman about the challenge of taking on the role of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, the role of art in interpreting history, and what the loos at Claridge's are like.Producer: Nathaniel TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • The Fall of Jerusalem in 1917 with Juliette Desplat

    Dec 09 2017

    On December 9th 1917, General Allenby took Jerusalem. Dan discusses the anniversary with Juliette Desplat from the the National Archives at Kew.Producer: Nathaniel TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Dan, Portsmouth and Aircraft Carriers

    Dec 08 2017

    Listen to the excitement in Dan's voice as he takes us around Portsmouth and explains the history of aircraft carriers by actually going on the soon-to-be HMS Queen Elizabeth! If you love this episode half as much as Dan did, you'll have a great time and learn a lot.Producer: Nathaniel TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • Diving in the Solent with Garry Momber

    Dec 06 2017

    Join Dan as he explores an underwater archaeological site in the Solent with Garry Momber from the Maritime Archaeology Trust. They visit the oldest known boat-building (and beefburger-eating) site in the world.Producer: Nathaniel TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • A History of Drunkenness with Mark Forsyth

    Nov 29 2017

    Why do people love booze so much? Dan talks to (and drinks with) Mark Forsyth, author of A Short History Of Dunkenness, to find out why...Subscribe to HistoryHit.TV to see this exclusive interviews and documentaries.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • The Tanks of Cambrai with David Willey

    Nov 23 2017

    David Willey, from the Tank Museum, is one of the experts from the world's greatest collection of armoured vehicles of war.Here he talks us through the huge impact that tanks had at Cambrai, and how the idea of tank warfare developed.Subscribe to HistoryHit.TV to see this exclusive interviews and documentaries.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • The 3rd Reich in 100 Objects with Roger Moorhouse

    Nov 20 2017

    Roger Moorhouse @Roger_Moorhouse is a historian of the Third Reich, Poland and WW2. Author, visiting professor, book reviewer, historical consultant for TV, public speakerRoger Moorhouse's new book is entitled The 3rd Reich in 100 ObjectsThe Third Reich in 100 Objects: A Material History of Nazi Germany.Subscribe to HistoryHit.TV to see this interview on screen.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Prisoners of War with Clare Makepeace

    Nov 15 2017

    Clare Makepeace @warhist is a warfare Historian. Writing on experiences of British servicemen in World War 1 and World War 2.Clare Makepeace's new book is entitled Captives of War: British Prisoners of War in Europe in the Second World War (Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare).Subscribe to HistoryHit.TV to see this interview on screen.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Charles II's Great Escape with Charles Spencer

    Nov 12 2017

    Charles Spencer @cspencer1508, 9th Earl Spencer, is a British nobleman, peer, historian, journalist, and broadcaster.Charles Spencer's new book is entitled To Catch A King: Charles II's Great Escape.Subscribe to HistoryHit.TV to see this interview on screen.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Mary Beard on Women and Power: A Manifesto

    Nov 07 2017

    Mary Beard OBE, FSA, FBA @wmarybeardis an English scholar and classicist. Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, a fellow of Newnham College, and Royal Academy of Arts Professor of Ancient Literature. Mary Beard's new book is entitled Women & Power: A Manifesto. Become a Founder Member of HistoryHit.TV and subscribe to see this interview on screen. Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • The Darkening Age with Catherine Nixey

    Nov 05 2017

    Catherine Nixey @catherinenixey is a classicist, radio critic of The Times and author of The Darkening Age. Catherine Nixey's new book is entitled The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • The Balfour Declaration with Avi Shlaim

    Nov 02 2017

    Avi Shlaim FBA is a historian, Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford and fellow of the British Academy. He is one of Israel's New Historians, a group of Israeli scholars who put forward critical interpretations of the history of Zionism and Israel.Avi Shlaim's most recent book is entitled The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World.Become a Founder Member of HistoryHit.TV and subscribe to see this interview on screen.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and ...more

  • Viking Warrior Women with Stephen Harrison

    Nov 01 2017

    Dr Stephen Harrison is a lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow. His research interests focus on the archaeology of Early Viking Age Ireland and Britain.Become a Founder Member of HistoryHit.TV and subscribe to see this interview on screen.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Stalin and the Ukraine Famine with Anne Applebaum

    Oct 29 2017

    Anne Applebaum @anneapplebaum is an American journalist and Pulitzer Prize–winning author who has written extensively about communism and the development of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe. Become a Founder Member of HistoryHit.TV and subscribe to see this interview on screen. Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • In Conversation with Bernard Cornwell

    Oct 27 2017

    Recorded live at Bush Hall in London on 18th October 2017. Bernard Cornwell OBE is one of the world’s bestselling authors having won legions of fans for his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman, Richard Sharpe. Bernard Cornwell's new book is entitled Fools and Mortals. In a dramatic departure for the author, Bernard takes us into the heart of the Elizabethan era, long one of his favourite periods of British history.Become a Founder Member of HistoryHit.TV and subscribe to see this interview on ...more

  • Space History with Dallas Campbell

    Oct 23 2017

    Dallas Campbell @dallascampbell is a British television presenter and television and stage actor, best known as a presenter on the factual Channel 5 series The Gadget Show in 2008 and BBC One science series Bang Goes the Theory from 2009 to 2012.Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet, is out now.Become a Founder Member of HistoryHit.TV and subscribe to see this interview on screen.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Faceboo...more

  • Niall Ferguson on The Rise and Fall and Rise of the Network

    Oct 18 2017

    Niall Ferguson @nfergus is a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford, and the Center for European Studies, Harvard.cHe has published fourteen books, the latest of which is The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power. The first volume of his biography of Henry Kissinger won the 2016 Arthur Ross prize from the Council on Foreign Relations. Niall Ferguson’s The Square and the Tower: The Rise and Fall and Rise of the Network, is out now. Become a Fo...more

  • The Last Highlander with Sarah Fraser

    Oct 15 2017

    Sarah Fraser @sarah_fraseruk won the 2012 Saltire First Scottish Book of the Year for her acclaimed debut The Last Highlander, which in 2016 also became a New York Times ebook bestseller. A writer and regular contributor on TV and radio, she has a PhD in obscene Gaelic poetry and lives in the Scottish Highlands.Professor Dame Sue Black OBE FRSE is a Scottish forensic anthropologist, anatomist and academic. She is Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at the University of Dundee and Dire...more

  • Young Lawrence with Anthony Sattin

    Oct 11 2017

    Anthony Sattin @anthonysattin is a British journalist and broadcaster and the author of several highly acclaimed books of history and travel. Young Lawrence: A Portrait of the Legend as a Young Man is out now.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Catalonia with Tim Rees

    Oct 08 2017

    Dr Tim Rees is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Exeter.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • My Mum and Dad with Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan

    Oct 06 2017

    War Stories: Gripping Tales of Courage, Cunning and Compassion by Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan is out now.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • The Life of An Astronaut with Al Worden

    Oct 04 2017

    Al Worden is an American astronaut and engineer who was the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 15 lunar mission in 1971. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Empire State: How the Roman Military Built an Empire with Simon Elliott

    Oct 01 2017

    Simon Elliott @SimonElliott20 is an historian and archaeologist. His new book Empire State: How the Roman Military Built an Empire is out now.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Toppling Statues: Why Nelson’s Column Should Be Next with Afua Hirsch

    Sep 30 2017

    Afua Hirsch @afuahirsch is a writer, broadcaster, barrister and human rights development worker. She has previously worked as Social Affairs and Education Editor for Sky News and was also a correspondent for The Guardian.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Curating the Scythians: Recorded Live at the British Museum with St John Simpson

    Sep 25 2017

    Dr Simpson is the senior curator responsible for the pre-Islamic collections from Iran and Arabia in the British Museum. Star items in these collections include the Oxus Treasure, the Cyrus cylinder, Sasanian silver dishes, and antiquities from ancient South Arabia.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Janina Ramirez and Olivette Otele in Conversation

    Sep 23 2017

    Recorded at Gloucester History Festival. Dr Janina Ramirez is host of Art Detective and President of Gloucester History Festival. Janina is also course director for the Undergraduate Certificate in History of Art at the University of Oxford. Dr Olivette Otele holds a Ph.D. in History from Universite La Sorbonne, France. Her doctoral area of specialisation was European Colonial History.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Ins...more

  • The Rohingya Crisis with Dr Lee Jones

    Sep 22 2017

    Dr. Jones @DrLeeJones is a Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London. His research interests revolve around questions of state-society relations, governance, political economy, sovereignty and intervention. His area of expertise is the Asia-Pacific, especially Southeast Asia. Lee is author of ASEAN, Sovereignty and Intervention in Southeast Asia (2012) and many scholarly articles. He has also advised government agencies and civil society groups from a wide range of countries including A...more

  • The Internationalists: And Their Plan to Outlaw War with Oona Hathaway

    Sep 22 2017

    Oona Anne Hathaway @oonahathaway is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and both founder and director of the Centre for Global Legal Challenges at Yale Law School.The Internationalists: And Their Plan to Outlaw War is out in now.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • The Shortest History of Germany with James Hawes

    Sep 20 2017

    James Hawes @jameshawes2 is a former professional archaeologist and university lecturer in German, Doctor of German literature in the lead-up to WW1, novelist and Kafka biographer.The Shortest History of Germany is out in now.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Victoria and Abdul with Shrabani Basu

    Sep 15 2017

    Shrabani Basu @shrabanibasu_ is a journalist and historian. She is the author of For King and Another Country: Indian Soldiers on the Western Front 1914-18, Victoria & Abdul: The Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant, Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan and Curry: The Story of Britain’s Favourite Dish. She is also the founder and chair of the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust.Victoria & Abdul: The Extraordinary True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant is out in now.Producer: Dan...more

  • Directing the Past with Stephen Frears

    Sep 13 2017

    Stephen Frears is an Oscar winning film director. Frears has directed British films since the 1980s including My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons, High Fidelity, The Queen, Philomena and Florence Foster Jenkins. His most recent film, Victoria and Abdul depicts the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria and her Indian servant Abdul Karim.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • The Templars with Dan Jones

    Sep 11 2017

    Dan Jones @dgjones is a historian, broadcaster and award-winning journalist. His internationally bestselling works include The Plantagenets, Magna Carta and The Templars. He has written and hosted dozens of TV shows including the acclaimed Netflix/Channel 5 series 'Secrets of Great British Castles'. He writes a weekly column for the London Evening Standard and his writing also appears in newspapers and magazines including The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal, Smithsonia...more

  • Consumptive Chic with Carolyn Day

    Sep 06 2017

    Carolyn A. Day is Assistant Professor at Furman University where she teaches British History and the History of Medicine. She received a BA in History and a BSc in Microbiology from Louisiana State University, US, an MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University, UK, and a PhD from Tulane University, US, in British history.Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion and Disease is out in October.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to fo...more

  • Live from Chalke Valley History Festival

    Sep 01 2017

    Dan is joined by historians Alexandra Churchill, Dr Fern Riddell, and Dr Suzannah Lipscomb. Recorded live at the Chalke Valley History Festival in June, 2017. Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • World War One Battlefield Archaeology with Simon Verdegem

    Aug 28 2017

    Simon Verdegem @SimonVerdege ‏ is a battlefield archaeologist specialising in WW1. He is head archaeologist for the forthcoming @hill80arch Project Whitesheet.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • In Conversation with Philippa Gregory

    Aug 25 2017

    Philippa Gregory @PhilippaGBooks, the author who re-invented the historical novel, joined Dan love in front of an audience at Soho Hotel in May 2017 to, explore her writing career and body of work.Since the publication of her first novel, 30 years ago, Philippa Gregory has reinvigorated the appetite and fascination for historical fiction and given a voice to the most prominent women in British history.Philippa's new book is called The Last Tudor and is out now.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rat...more

  • Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea with Shiraz Maher

    Aug 18 2017

    Shiraz Maher @ShirazMaher is a British writer and analyst, and a senior research fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence at King's College London. He also teaches at Johns Hopkins University. Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea is out now.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan with Yasmin Khan

    Aug 15 2017

    Dr. Yasmin Khan @yasmin_khan is a British historian and writer, and University Lecturer in British History (18th to early 20th century). Her research focuses on the history of the British in India, the British Empire, South Asian decolonization, refugees and the aftermath of empire. She has also written about the Second World War and the imperial dimensions of the conflict. The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan is out now.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes ...more

  • The Partition of India with Anita Rani

    Aug 09 2017

    Anita Rani @itsanitarani returns to History Hit almost 2 years since her first appearance. This time to discuss Indian Partition and her new 2-part series on BBC One entitled 'My Family, Partition & Me' where she presents the extraordinary and emotional stories of three British families, one Muslim, one Hindu and one British colonial, who lived in India 70 years ago, at the time of partition.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebo...more

  • Williamson Tunnels

    Aug 07 2017

    The Williamson Tunnels are a labyrinth of tunnels in the Edge Hill area of Liverpool, England, which were built under the direction of the eccentric businessman Joseph Williamson between 1810 and 1840.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • History Hit 360: World War One Trench

    Aug 04 2017

    Put on your headphones, close your eyes and allow us to teleport you to the frontline of WW1. If you enjoy this episode please share with your friends. Send them to historyhit.com/360

  • How Accurate is Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk? with James Holland

    Aug 03 2017

    SPOILER ALERT! Dan and James geek-out over the new Dunkirk film.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Passchendaele 100: Part 3 - The Last Post at Menin Gate

    Jul 31 2017

    Dan attends the Menin Gate for the 100th anniversary commemoration of The Battle of Passchendaele.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Passchendaele 100: Part 2 with Alexandra Churchill

    Jul 31 2017

    Alexandra Churchill @churchill_alex is an author, researcher and historian who has contributed to and appeared on numerous television documentaries, including Timewatch (BBC2), Fighting the Red Baron (Channel 4) and Titanic with Len Goodman (BBC1). Her first book, Blood and Thunder: The Boys of Eton College and the First World War, was published in 2014. Her second book, Over Land and Sea: Chelsea FC in the Great War (2015). Alexandra's new book, 'Passchendaele: 103 Days In Hell' is out now.Prod...more

  • Passchendaele 100: Part 1 with Nick Lloyd

    Jul 30 2017

    Nick Lloyd, PhD, FRHistS, is Reader in Military and Imperial History at King's College London based at the Joint Services Command & Staff College in Shrivenham, Wiltshire. His new book, Passchendaele: A New History is out now.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Enlightened Princesses with Joanna Marschner

    Jul 28 2017

    Joanna Marschner is Senior Curator at Historic Royal Palaces.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • The Women Who Flew for Hitler with Clare Mulley

    Jul 24 2017

    Clare Mulley @claremulley is an award-winning biographer, and regular contributor to historical and current affairs journals, TV and radio. Clare's latest book, The Women Who Flew for Hitler: The True Story of Hitler's Valkyries is out now.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Dunkirk Veterans

    Jul 21 2017

    Dan meets some of the surviving Dunkirk veterans on the famous Little Ships which helped to rescue them from the beaches.The Little Ships of Dunkirk were 700 private boats that sailed from Ramsgate in England to Dunkirk in France between 26 May and 4 June 1940 as part of Operation Dynamo, helping to rescue more than 338,000 British and French soldiers who were trapped on the beaches at Dunkirk during the Second World War.We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Join our crowdfunding campaign now: click he...more

  • When Football Banned Women with Clare Balding

    Jul 20 2017

    Clare Balding is an award-winning broadcaster, journalist and author. She currently presents for BBC Sport, Channel 4, BT Sport and the religious/spiritual programme Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2.We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Join our crowdfunding campaign now: click here.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk with Joshua Levine

    Jul 18 2017

    Joshua Levine @Joshua_Levine is a historian and author. Joshua was the historical advisor on the new Dunkirk film directed by Christopher Nolan. His latest book Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture is out now.We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Join our crowdfunding campaign now: click here.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Soviet Women Snipers of World War II with Lyuba Vinogradova

    Jul 14 2017

    Dr Lyuba Vinogradova @Lyuba_Martin is a Russian historian and author. Her most recent book is entitled Avenging Angels: Soviet women snipers on the Eastern front (1941–45).We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Join our crowdfunding campaign now: click here.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Emigrants: Why the English Sailed to the New World with James Evans

    Jul 10 2017

    James Evans @jamesevansuk is a historian and television producer and Emigrants is his second book. He has worked since producing historical documentaries for Niall Ferguson, David Starkey and Michael Wood, as well as helping to write some of the accompanying books. He wrote an acclaimed account of a pivotal Tudor exploration of the north-east passage called Merchant Adventurers. His new book, Emigrants: Why the English Sailed to the New World is out now.We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Join our cr...more

  • The Amelia Earhart Mystery with Amelia Rose Earhart

    Jul 10 2017

    Amelia Rose Earhart @Amelia__Earhart is an American private pilot and reporter for NBC affiliate in Denver, Colorado. Amelia is also an around the world pilot and keynote speaker.This episode was livestreamed on Facebook. Click here to watch the video.We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Join our crowdfunding campaign now: click here.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Churchill on Film with Alex von Tunzelmann

    Jul 05 2017

    We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Find out how you can get involved and have a say in the shows we make: click here.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Red Sky at Noon with Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Jun 28 2017

    Red Sky at Noon is the new book by Simon Sebag Montefiore.We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Join our crowdfunding campaign now: click here.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • The Spitfire and the Luftwaffe Ace with Paul Beaver and Hugo Broch

    Jun 28 2017

    We welcome aviation expert Paul Beaver back on to the podcast to talk about Spitfires and returning Hugo Broch to the cockpit of a piston engine plane for what proves to be a momentous flight. Hugo Broch is a World War II Luftwaffe ace credited with 81 victories in 324 missions, all on the Eastern Front and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Join our crowdfunding campaign now: click here.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and b...more

  • Moscow Metro

    Jun 26 2017

    Dan explores the Moscow Metro in search of history,We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Join our crowdfunding campaign now: click here.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • HistoryHit.TV: A New Kind of History Channel

    Jun 22 2017

    We're launching HistoryHit TV, a new kind of history channel with the world’s best collection of history documentaries. We’re crowdfunding the campaign on Indiegogo and have raised 20% of our target in just two days! We’d love you to come and join us as a Founder Member. As as Founder Member, you'll have a say over the shows that we make. So if you love history as much as we do, then please click here or head over to HistoryHit.TV and make your pledge now.

  • Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India with Shashi Tharoor

    Jun 22 2017

    Shashi Tharoor @ShashiTharoor is an Indian politician and a former diplomat who is currently serving as Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala since 2009. He was a former Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and a former Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs in the Government of India. Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India is available now.We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Join our crowdfunding campai...more

  • Hong Kong's History: Part 2 with Jason Wordie

    Jun 20 2017

    Jason Wordie is an established local historian and writer who conducts historical walks in Hong Kong for Hong Kong residents. Jason has written extensively on Hong Kong, Macao and the surrounding region and he has a regular column in the South China Morning Post.We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Join our crowdfunding campaign now: click here.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • The Roman Baths with Stephen Clews

    Jun 19 2017

    Stephen Clews is the Curator at the Roman Baths at Bath. The complex is a site of historical interest in the English city of Bath. The house is a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing. The Roman Baths themselves are below the modern street level.We're launching HistoryHit.TV. Join our crowdfunding campaign now: click here.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Sir David Attenborough

    Jun 19 2017

    Sir David Attenborough, is an English veteran broadcaster and naturalist.He is best known for writing and presenting the nine Life series, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, which collectively form a comprehensive survey of animal and plant life on the planet. He is also a former senior manager at the BBC, having served as controller of BBC Two and director of programming for BBC Television in the 1960s and 1970s. He is the only person to have won BAFTAs for programmes in each of ...more

  • Hong Kong's History: Part 1 with Vaudine England

    Jun 18 2017

    Exploring the foundation of Hong Kong, Dan ventures to the Pearl River Delta, one of the most densely urbanised regions in the world and is an economic hub of China. Vaudine England is a journalist and historian based on Hong Kong.Subscribe to our mailing list to keep up to date with everything History Hit, click here.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • History Through Art: Adventures with National Art Pass

    Jun 16 2017

    Dan visits 3 museums spread along the South Coast – Pallant House, The National Museum of the Royal Navy, and Southapmton City Art Gallery – exploring history through art with Art Fund and his National Art Pass.To learn more about the National Art Pass visit artfund.org/NationalArtPassSubscribe to our mailing list to keep up to date with everything History Hit, click here.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, ...more

  • Raid on the Medway: Part 2 with Richard Holdsworth

    Jun 16 2017

    Richard Holdsworth is Director of Preservation and Education at The Historic Dockyard Chatham @DockyardChatham.Subscribe to our mailing list to keep up to date with everything History Hit, click here.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Missing World War Two B-25 Bombers Found in the Pacific Ocean with Dr. Eric Terrill

    Jun 14 2017

    Project Recover is a public-private partnership to enlist 21st century science and technology combined with in-depth archival and historical research in a quest to transform the approaches to underwater search to locate aircraft associated with American servicemen still unaccounted for during wartime, to provide closure to families and recognition for the service members’ service to our country. Eric Terrill was the mission lead for this most recent find in Papua New Guinea. He is also one of th...more

  • SAS: Rogue Heroes with Ben Macintyre

    Jun 13 2017

    Ben Macintyre @BenMacintyre1is a columnist and Associate Editor on The Times. He has worked as the newspaper’s correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington. He is the author of nine previous books including Agent Zigzag, shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and the Galaxy British Book Award for Biography of the Year 2008, and the no. 1 bestsellers A Spy Among Friends, Operation Mincemeat and Double Cross. His new book. SAS: Rogue Heroes – the Authorized Wartime History, is out nowSubscri...more

  • Hung Parliaments with Dr Andrew Blick

    Jun 09 2017

    Dr Andrew Blick @DrAndrewBlick is Director of History & Policy and Lecturer in Politics and Contemporary History, King's College London. He is the co-author of Premiership: The Development, Nature and Power of the Office of the British Prime Minister.Subscribe to our mailing list to keep up to date with everything History Hit, click here.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Security and Freedom in Britain at the Start of World War II with Henry Hemming

    Jun 08 2017

    Henry Hemming @henryhemming is a historian and author of five works of non-fiction including In Search of the English Eccentric, Misadventure in the Middle East, shortlisted for the Dolman Travel Book Award, and Churchill’s Iceman, published in the US as The Ingenious Mr Pyke, which became a New York Times bestseller.Subscribe to our mailing list to keep up to date with everything History Hit, click here.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on T...more

  • The Battle of Messines with Henry Hemming

    Jun 07 2017

    Henry Hemming @henryhemming is a historian and author of five works of non-fiction including In Search of the English Eccentric, Misadventure in the Middle East, shortlisted for the Dolman Travel Book Award, and Churchill’s Iceman, published in the US as The Ingenious Mr Pyke, which became a New York Times bestseller. M: Maxwell Knight, MI5's Greatest Spymaster is out now.Subscribe to our mailing list to keep up to date with everything History Hit, click here.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe,...more

  • Understanding ISIS with Tom Holland

    Jun 07 2017

    Fresh from his recent Channel 4 documentary, 'Isis: The Origins of Violence,' which traces the root of Islamic extremism, Tom Holland is back on the podcast, this time to speak with Dan about understanding ISIS. In the wake of recent attacks, it may be difficult to understand this extremism, but the first step is to learn its history. In a discussion of conflicting ideologies and interpretations, Holland explains how extremism was the result of centuries of built-up tension. They explore how com...more

  • UK General Elections with Dr Andrew Blick

    Jun 05 2017

    Andrew Blick @DrAndrewBlick is Director of History & Policy and Lecturer in Politics and Contemporary History, King's College London. He is the co-author of Premiership: The Development, Nature and Power of the Office of the British Prime Minister.Subscribe to our mailing list to keep up to date with everything History Hit, click here.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Raid on the Medway: Part 1 with Rebecca Rideal

    May 30 2017

    Rebecca Rideal @RebeccaRideal is a historian, former television producer and author of 1666: Plague, War and Hellfire/a>. She runs the online history magazine The History Vault Subscribe to our mailing list to keep up to date with everything History Hit, click here.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Historical Fiction with Conn Iggulden

    May 25 2017

    Conn Iggulden is a British author who has conquered the field of historical fiction. Iggulden’s books have taken readers from Ancient Rome (Empire) to Mongolia (Conqueror), and most recently, to early medieval England. They discuss the history and motivation behind his latest novel Dunstan, including how Charles Dickens helped inspire it. Dunstan is an often-overlooked, yet fascinating figure: a tenth-century monk whose story is woven among the reigns of seven English kings.This is a chance to g...more

  • Human Rights After Hitler: The Lost History of Prosecuting Axis War Crimes with Dan Plesch

    May 22 2017

    Dan Plesch is director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London. He is the author of America, Hitler and the UN, co-editor of Wartime Origins and the Future United Nations, and has been a frequent contributor to the Guardian and other media. His new book is entitled Human Rights After Hitler: The Lost History of Prosecuting Axis War CrimesCome along to our next live event in London, tickets available at http://events.historyhit.comSubscribe to our maili...more

  • Trump: Comparisons with History with Neil Gregor

    May 18 2017

    Neil Gregor is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Southampton. He has published widely on 20th century German history, including 'Daimler-Benz in the Third Reich' (1998) and 'Haunted City: Nuremberg and the Nazi Past' (2009), both of which won the Fraenkel Prize for Contemporary History.Come along to our next live event in London, tickets available at http://events.historyhit.comSubscribe to our mailing list to keep up to date with everything History Hit, click here.Produc...more

  • Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine with Allen Arnold

    May 14 2017

    Allen Arnold is an Interpretive Ranger for the National Park Service.The Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. Located on the western shore of Matanzas Bay in the city of St. Augustine, Florida, the fort was designed by the Spanish engineer Ignacio Daza. Construction began in 1672, 107 years after the city's founding by Spanish Admiral and conquistador Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, when Florida was part of the Spanish Empire. The fort's construction was ...more

  • HMS Warrior 1860 with Patrick Lambert

    May 10 2017

    HMS Warrior was a 40-gun steam-powered armoured frigate built for the Royal Navy in 1859–61. She was the name ship of the Warrior-class ironclads. Warrior and her sister ship HMS Black Prince were the first armour-plated, iron-hulled warships, and were built in response to France's launching in 1859 of the first ocean-going ironclad warship, the wooden-hulled Gloire. Warrior conducted a publicity tour of Great Britain in 1863 and spent her active career with the Channel Squadron. Obsolescent fol...more

  • North Korea: What's Going On? with Andrea Berger

    May 05 2017

    This episode gives you the history behind the headlines. Andrea Berger @andrearberger is an Associate Fellow at RUSI and a Senior Research Associate and Senior Program Manager at the James Martin Centre for Nonproliferation Studies. Andrea's research focus is North Korea, Pacific, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, UK Project on Nuclear Issues, Global Security Issues, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Sanctions. Andrea tweets about nukes, sanctions, and Korean Peninsula. She is a contributor for t...more

  • M: Maxwell Knight, MI5's Greatest Spymaster with Henry Hemming

    May 02 2017

    Henry Hemming @henryhemming is a historian and author of five works of non-fiction including In Search of the English Eccentric, Misadventure in the Middle East, shortlisted for the Dolman Travel Book Award, and Churchill’s Iceman, published in the US as The Ingenious Mr Pyke, which became a New York Times bestseller. M: Maxwell Knight, MI5's Greatest Spymaster is out on 4th May.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Inst...more

  • Eight Egyptian mummies discovered in tomb near Luxor with Chris Naunton

    Apr 28 2017

    Chris Naunton @chrisnaunton is an Egyptologist, writer, broadcaster and public speaker. Chris has a PhD in Egyptology and is currently writing a book with the provisional title Search for the Missing Tombs of Egypt for Thames & Hudson.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Heligoland: Britain, Germany, and the Struggle for the North Sea with Jan Rüger

    Apr 20 2017

    On 18 April 1947, British forces set off the largest non-nuclear explosion in history. The target was a small island in the North Sea, thirty miles off the German coast, which for generations had stood as a symbol of Anglo-German conflict: Heligoland.Jan Rüger is Professor of History at Birkbeck University of London. His new book, Heligoland: Britain, Germany, and the Struggle for the North Sea, Britain and Germany, is a microhistory of the Anglo-German relationship as it unfolded from the Napol...more

  • The Truth About Easter with Francesca Stavrakopoulou

    Apr 16 2017

    Francesca Stavrakopoulou @ProfFrancesca is Professor of Hebrew Bible & Ancient Religion at Exeter University. Her research is primarily focused on ancient Israelite and Judahite religions, and portrayals of the religious past in the Hebrew Bible. She is interested in biblical traditions and religious practices most at odds with Western cultural preferences.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • 28 Years on Death Row with Anthony Ray Hinton

    Apr 11 2017

    Anthony Ray Hinton is an Alabama was held on death row after being convicted of the murders of two restaurant managers, John Davidson and Thomas Wayne Vasona, in Birmingham, Alabama on February 25 and July 2, 1985. He was released in 2015 after winning a new trial.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • The Battle of Vimy Ridge with Paul Reed

    Apr 09 2017

    The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a military engagement fought primarily as part of the Battle of Arras, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the First World War.Paul Reed is a Military Historian, battlefield photographer, and author. He's often on television talking about World War I and World War II.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • An American on the Western Front with Patrick Gregory

    Apr 06 2017

    Patrick wrote and edited An American on the Western Front together with Elizabeth Nurser, who is Arthur Clifford Kimber’s niece. As programme producer for the BBC, he covered world events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and realigning of eastern Europe, the First Gulf War and the Balkans War. He then focused on UK politics as a news editor at Westminster, working his way up to becoming Managing Editor of the BBC’s Political Programmes department. He also produced a number of politics and his...more

  • Why Gibraltar Matters with Ben Wilson

    Apr 04 2017

    Ben Wilson @BenHeydayWilson is a Historian. He is author of Empire of the Deep: The Rise and Fall of the British Navy (2013) and Heyday (2016).Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • America's Entry into the First World War with Michael Neiberg

    Apr 03 2017

    Michael Neiberg @MichaelNeiberg is a Historian of the transnational effects of war. Michael is the author of The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America

  • Chinese Philosophy with Michael Puett

    Mar 31 2017

    Michael Puett is Professor of Chinese History at Harvard and has lectured widely at the world's leading universities. His course in Chinese philosophy is among the most popular at Harvard and in 2013 he was awarded a Harvard College Professorship for excellence in undergraduate teaching.The Path: A New Way to Think About Everything is out now.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Islam and the Tudors with Jerry Brotton

    Mar 27 2017

    Jerry Brotton is Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London and director of the college's MA in Renaissance Studies. This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic World is out now.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • The Real Great Escape with Commander Steve Foster

    Mar 24 2017

    Commander Steve Foster relates the extraordinary story of one of the most audacious escape attempts of the Second World War.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • The Lost City of Z with David Grann

    Mar 17 2017

    David Grann @davidgrann is an American journalist, a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, and a best-selling author. His first book, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, was published in 2009.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death and Surviving with Julia Samuel

    Mar 13 2017

    Julia Samuel is a psychotherapist and paediatric counsellor. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Tank Commander with Captain David Render

    Mar 09 2017

    Recorded in March 2016. We're very sad to hear that this National Treasure passed away yesterday. Meeting him was a true highlight.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Women in the Navy with Victoria Ingle

    Mar 07 2017

    Victoria Ingles is the ‎Senior Heritage Officer at National Museum of the Royal Navy and Curator for the new exhibition, 'Pioneers to Professionals: Women and the Royal Navy'.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • The Knight's Cross with Wehrmacht Veterans of WW2

    Mar 02 2017

    The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes), or simply the Knight's Cross (Ritterkreuz), and its variants were the highest awards in the military and paramilitary forces of Nazi Germany during World War II.The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded for a wide range of reasons and across all ranks, from a senior commander for skilled leadership of his troops in battle to a low-ranking soldier for a single act of extreme battlefield bravery. Presentations ...more

  • 1066: Background to the Battle with Dan Snow

    Feb 28 2017

    New three-part drama documentary series begins on Tuesday, 9pm on BBC Two. Watch on iPlayer: http://historyhit.com/1066Part 1: Dan Snow explores the political intrigues and family betrayals between Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Normans that led to war and the Battle of Hastings. When King Edward the Confessor dies without an heir, it triggers a bitter race to succeed him as King of England. Earl Harold is on the spot and takes the crown. But in Normandy, Duke William believes the throne has been pro...more

  • The Stuarts with Anna Whitelock

    Feb 26 2017

    Professor Anna Whitelock @AnnaWhitelock is a Historian, author. broadcaster, royal commentator and Reader in History. Director of Centre for Public History, RHUL.Anna's latest book is entitled Elizabeth's Bedfellows: An Intimate History of the Queen's CourtProducer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Excavated Trenches on the Somme with Teddy Corrigan

    Feb 22 2017

    Teddy Corrigan is the custodian of the Ulster Tower in Thiepval, with his wife, Phoebe. He works in remembrance of the soldiers who died in the Great War.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Fashion with Lucy Worsley

    Feb 19 2017

    Lucy Worsley @lucy_worsleyis an English historian, author, curator and television presenter.Lucy is currently Joint Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces but is best known as a presenter of BBC television series on historical topics.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Democracy with Paul Cartledge

    Feb 17 2017

    Professor Paul Cartledge is Professor of Greek Culture emeritus University of Cambridge and author of many books, most recently, Democracy: A Life.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Love, Romance, and Sex in the 18th Century with Emily Brand

    Feb 14 2017

    Emily Brand @EJBrand is a writer, historian and genealogist. She specialises in the social history of the eighteenth century and is currently researching the trials and tribulations of romantic (and not-so-romantic) relationships in England, from the seduction guides of Restoration scoundrels to the brothels of Georgian York and the novels of Jane Austen. Emily is the author of Mr Darcy's Guide to Courtship.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twi...more

  • The Channel Dash

    Feb 13 2017

    Join us for a live recording of the podcast on 22 February from 7pm at Oslo Hackney. Get your tickets at http://historyhit.com/liveThe Channel Dash or Unternehmen Zerberus (Operation Cerberus) was a German naval operation during World War II. A Kriegsmarine (German navy) squadron consisting of both Scharnhorst-class battleships and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen along with escorts, ran a British blockade from Brest in Brittany, where they had been a latent threat to British trans-Atlantic convoys...more

  • Lenin the Dictator with Victor Sebestyen

    Feb 09 2017

    Victor Sebestyen @Victorsebby has worked as a journalist for numerous British newspapers, including The London Evening Standard, T‍he Times and T‍he Daily Mail and many American publications, including T‍he New York Times. He reported widely from Eastern Europe when Communism collapsed and t‍he Berlin Wall came down in 1989. He covered t‍he wars in former Yugoslavia and t‍he breakup of t‍he Soviet Union. At T‍he London Evening Standard he was foreign editor, media editor and chief leader writer....more

  • Why Do Empires Build Walls? With Adrián Maldonado

    Feb 05 2017

    Dr Adrián Maldonado @amaldon is an early medieval archaeologist currently lecturing at University of Glasgow.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Clement Attlee with John Bew and Anna Whitelock

    Feb 05 2017

    John Bew @JohnBew is Professor of History and Foreign Policy at the War Studies Department of King's College London. Citizen Clem: A Biography of Attlee is out now.Clement Attlee was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1945 to 1951 and the Leader of the Labour Party from 1935 to 1955.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Foreign Interference: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington with Jennet Conant

    Feb 01 2017

    Jennet Conant is the author of Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Navigating a Dangerous Era and the New York Times bestsellers The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington and Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II. She has written for Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ, Newsweek, and The New York Times.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter...more

  • Crowd Sourcing Archaeology From Space with Sarah Parcak

    Jan 30 2017

    Sarah Parcak @indyfromspace is an American archaeologist, Egyptologist, and remote sensing expert, who has used satellite imaging to identify potential archaeological sites in Egypt, Rome, and elsewhere in the former Roman Empire. She is the associate professor of Anthropology and director of the Laboratory for Global Observation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. GlobalXplorer is the citizen science platform Sarah Parcak built with the 2016 TED Prize, to train a 21st century virtual ar...more

  • Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities with Bettany Hughes

    Jan 29 2017

    Dr. Bettany Hughes @bettanyhughes is an award-winning historian, author, and broadcaster, who has devoted the last 25 years to the vibrant communication of the past. Her specialty is ancient and medieval history and culture. A Scholar at Oxford University she has taught at Oxford and Cambridge Universities and lectured at Cornell, Bristol, UCL, Maastricht, Utrecht and Manchester. She is a Tutor for Cambridge University’s Institute of Continuing Education and a Research Fellow of King's College L...more

  • The Holocaust: A New History with Laurence Rees

    Jan 27 2017

    Laurence Rees @WW2History has spent twenty-five years meeting survivors and perpetrators of the Holocaust. In his new book, The Holocaust: A New History, he combines eyewitness testimony, a large amount of which has never been published before, with the latest academic research to create the first accessible and authoritative account of the Holocaust in more than three decades.

  • Bletchley Park: The Home of Codebreakers

    Jan 24 2017

    Bletchley Park was the central site for British codebreakers during World War II. Run by the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS), it regularly penetrated the secret communications of the Axis Powers – most importantly the German Enigma and Lorenz ciphers. Some say the "Ultra" intelligence produced at Bletchley shortened the war by up to four years.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Donald Trump with Richard Bookhiser

    Jan 20 2017

    Richard Brookhiser @rbrookhiser is an American journalist, biographer and historian. He is a senior editor at National Review. He is most widely known for a series of biographies of America's founders, including Alexander Hamilton, Gouverneur Morris, and George Washington. His latest book is entitled Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • The Zimmerman Telegram: A Message That Changed History with David Kenyon

    Jan 18 2017

    Dr David Kenyon is a British archaeologist and military historian. He was one of the military advisors on the film War Horse. David is the Research Historian at Bletchley Park @BletchleyPark.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • The Historical Reliability of the Bible with Francesca Stavrakopoulou

    Jan 17 2017

    Francesca Stavrakopoulou @ProfFrancesca is Professor of Hebrew Bible & Ancient Religion at Exeter University. Her research is primarily focused on ancient Israelite and Judahite religions, and portrayals of the religious past in the Hebrew Bible. She is interested in biblical traditions and religious practices most at odds with Western cultural preferences.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Timbuktu and the Destruction of Heritage Sites with Kevin MacDonald

    Jan 16 2017

    Kevin C. MacDonald is Professor of African Archaeology at the UCL Institute of Archaeology where he has taught since completing his PhD at Cambridge in 1994. He has worked in Mali for more than twenty years on field projects ranging from the Late Stone Age to the historic era, principally in the Gourma, Méma, Haute Vallée and Segou regions. His analytical specialities include archaeozoology, ceramics lithics and the excavation of earthen structures. He is currently co-editor of the Routledge jou...more

  • Genetics & History with Adam Rutherford

    Jan 13 2017

    Adam Rutherford @AdamRutherfordis a British geneticist, author, and broadcaster. He was an editor for the journal Nature for a decade, is a frequent contributor to the newspaper The Guardian, hosts the BBC Radio 4 programme Inside Science. His new book is titled A Brief History of Everyone who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Introducing a Brand New Show to History Hit Network: Art Detective with Dr Janina Ramirez

    Jan 11 2017

    Art is the truest expression of the workings of the mind, free from learnt language. More than that, it is the visual expression of culture, politics, society, religion, emotion, zeitgeist, channelled through the brush, chisel, or hands of creative individuals. Understanding art allows us to understand history: to pin it with images, and pepper it with the faces, colours, drama and expression of its time. This series is designed to give bite-sized insights into the world of Art History, bringing...more

  • 1956: The World in Revolt with Simon Hall

    Jan 09 2017

    Simon Hall@simonhallwriter is Professor of Modern History and Head of School of History at Leeds University, His new book is titled 1956: The World in Revolt.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Introducing a Brand New Show to History Hit Network: Chalke Valley History Hit

    Jan 06 2017

    Subscribe now to Chalke Valley History Hit. Dan Snow's History Hit is delighted to welcome James Holland and Chalke Valley History Festival to the History Hit family. We’re raiding the archives of the largest history festival in the world, the Chalke Valley History Festival, which every summer draws in some of the very best and most eminent historians in the UK and beyond. Recorded on location in south-west Wiltshire, each talk is presented by historian and festival director, James Holland, a...more

  • Britain's Armed History with Dr Sam Willis

    Jan 05 2017

    Sam Willis @DrSamWillis is a maritime historian, archaeologist, and broadcaster. He is the author of a number of books on maritime and naval history, including the latest book The Struggle for Sea Power: A Naval History of American Independence.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Christmas Argumentation Sessions: Part 4 - Worse Than 2016? With Anna Whitelock, Helen Castor, Sam Willis, James Daybell, Janice Liedl, Janina Ramirez and James Holland

    Dec 31 2016

    With Professor Anna Whitelock, Helen Castor, Dr Sam Willis, Professor James Daybell, Professor Janice Liedl, Dr Janina Ramirez, and James Holland.Please join us this year in supporting Beanstalk, a charity that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to provide consistent, one-to-one literacy support to primary school children who need help.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Jock Lewes: Co-Founder of the SAS with John Lewes

    Dec 30 2016

    John Lewes is the nephew and biographer of Lt. Jock Lewes.Jock Lewes - Co-Founder of the SAS is out now.Please join us this year in supporting Beanstalk, a charity that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to provide consistent, one-to-one literacy support to primary school children who need help.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Christmas Argumentation Sessions: Part 3 - Worse Than 2016? With Greg Jenner and Tom Holland

    Dec 29 2016

    With Greg Jenner and Tom Holland.Please join us this year in supporting Beanstalk, a charity that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to provide consistent, one-to-one literacy support to primary school children who need help.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • The Royal Navy: 100 Years of Modern Warfare with Julian Thompson

    Dec 26 2016

    Julian Thompson RMC served in the Royal Marines for 34 years, during which time he commanded operations at all levels from platoon to brigade. His period of command included the Falklands War of 1982, in which he commanded the 3rd Commando Brigade of three Royal Marines Commandos and the two battalions of the Parachute Regiment. He is now a visiting professor at the Department of War Studies at King's College, London and Chairman of a company which advises the shipping industry on combatting pir...more

  • Christmas Argumentation Sessions: Part 2 - Worse Than 2016? With Peter Frankopan, Suzannah Lipscomb, and David Olusoga

    Dec 23 2016

    With Peter Frankopan, Suzannah Lipscomb, and David Olusoga.Please join us this year in supporting Beanstalk, a charity that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to provide consistent, one-to-one literacy support to primary school children who need help.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Christmas Argumentation Sessions: Part 1 - Worse Than 2016? With Marc Morris, Jessie Childs, and Dan Jones

    Dec 22 2016

    With Marc Morris, Jessie Childs, and Dan Jones.Please join us this year in supporting Beanstalk, a charity that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to provide consistent, one-to-one literacy support to primary school children who need help.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • World War Two Nazi Raid on The Isle of Wight with Adrian Searle

    Dec 21 2016

    Adrian Searle is a journalist and author who has written extensively on a range of historical topics. Born and raised on the Isle of Wight, he returned to the island in 1984 to edit a local newspaper and has worked in a freelance capacity since 1989. A keen student of railway history and operation, he has written widely on several related aspects.Churchill's Last Wartime Secret: The 1943 German Raid Airbrushed from History by Adrian Searle is out nowProducer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and revie...more

  • The Kirishitan of Edo Japan with Stephen Turnbull

    Dec 20 2016

    The Japanese term Kirishitan, referred to Roman Catholic Christians in Japanese and is used in Japanese texts as a historiographic term for Roman Catholics in Japan in the 16th and 17th centuries.Stephen Turnbull is a British academic, historian and writer. He is a specialist in eastern military history, particularly in that of Japan.In this episode, Dan discusses 'Silence' - the new film by Martin Scorsese. In cinemas New Year’s Day. Visit silencefilm.co.uk to view the trailer & book ticket...more

  • US Election 2016: The Electoral College with Fabian Hilfrich

    Dec 19 2016

    Dr Fabian Hilfrich is Senior Lecturer of American History at the University of Edinburgh.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook.

  • The Heart of Government: 100 Years of The Cabinet Office with Ben Gummer

    Dec 16 2016

    Ben Gummer @ben4ipswich is Member of Parliament for Ipswich, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General.The Cabinet of the United Kingdom is the collective decision-making body of Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom, composed of the Prime Minister and some 21 cabinet ministers, the most senior of the government ministers.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.Please share this episode on Twitter...more

  • The History of the British Landscape with Nick Crane

    Dec 14 2016

    Nicholas Crane @nicholascrane is a geographer, explorer, writer and broadcaster. He has written and presented four notable television series for BBC Two: Coast, Great British Journeys, Map Man and Town.The Making Of The British Landscape: From the Ice Age to the Present is out now.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook.

  • Survivors of Genocide

    Dec 11 2016

    In this episode Dan speaks with 5 survivors of genocide.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook.

  • Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness with Craig Nelson

    Dec 07 2016

    Craig Nelson @Craig Nelson is the author of New York Times bestseller, Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon, as well as several previous books, including The Age of Radiance (a PEN Award Finalist chosen as one of the year s best books by NBC News, the American Institute of Physics, Kirkus Reviews, and FlavorWire), The First Heroes, Thomas Paine (winner of the Henry Adams Prize), and Let s Get Lost (shortlisted for W.H. Smith s Book of the Year). His writing has appeared in Van...more

  • Solar Flares with Lucie Green

    Dec 04 2016

    Lucie Green @Dr_Lucie is a Royal Society University Research Fellow, Professor of Physics at University College London. Dr Green's latest book is entitled 15 Million Degrees: A Journey to the Centre of the Sun. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook.

  • Empires in the Sun: The Struggle for the Mastery of Africa with Lawrence James

    Nov 30 2016

    Lawrence James is an English historian and writer. He has written several works of popular history about the British Empire.Lawrence's latest book is entitled Empires in the Sun: The Struggle for the Mastery of Africa.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook.

  • The Rise of the Far Right in Europe in the 1930s with Frank McDonough

    Nov 23 2016

    Professor Frank McDonough @FXMC1957 is an internationally renowned expert on the Third Reich. He was born in Liverpool, studied history at Balliol College, Oxford and gained a PhD from Lancaster University.Frank's latest book is entitled The Gestapo: The Myth and Reality of Hitler's Secret Police.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook.

  • The History of Imagination with Carlo Rovelli

    Nov 20 2016

    Carlo Rovelli @carlorovelli brings original insights and a fresh view on the story of the human imagination. Referencing Anaximander and the poetry of Lucretius, Dante and Shakespeare, Galileo, Newton and Einstein to reveal how the atomic world view has always been threaded through the arts, science and poetry. Reality Is Not What It Seems is out now.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.Please share this episode on...more

  • Battle of the Somme Compilation

    Nov 18 2016

    The Battle of the Somme was one of the bloodiest of WW1. British and French armies fought the Germans in a brutal battle of attrition on a 15-mile front. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the 141st and final day of the battle, which claimed 1 million lives.Producer: Dan MorelleDownload the FREE Somme 100 app.Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook.

  • Is Trump a Fascist? with Kevin Passmore

    Nov 16 2016

    Professor Kevin Passmore @PassmoreKevin is professor of History at Cardiff Universty and has written extensively on European History. His book, Fascism: A Very Short Introduction is well worth a read.Producer: Dan MorelleAll 3-parts of Dan Snow's new series, Operation Gold Rush is available to stream on iPlayer.Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Tony Robinson on No Cunning Plan

    Nov 10 2016

    Sir Tony Robinson @Tony_Robinson is a much-loved actor, presenter and author with a career lasting over fifty years. His new book, No Cunning Plan is out now.Producer: Dan MorellePart 1 & 2 of Dan Snow's new 3-part series, Operation Gold Rush is available to stream on iPlayer now and continues this Sunday on BBC Two at 8pm.Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • A Spotter's Guide to the British Landscape with Mary Ann Ochota

    Nov 08 2016

    Mary Ann Ochota @MaryAnnOchota is a TV presenter, anthropologist, lover of the outdoors, people & the past. Royal Geographical Society Fellow, Ordnance Survey Champion, and Climb Britain Ambassador. Her latest book, Hidden Histories: A Spotter's Guide to the British Landscape is out now.Producer: Dan MorellePart 1 & 2 of Dan Snow's new 3-part series, Operation Gold Rush is available to stream on iPlayer now and continues this Sunday on BBC Two at 8pm.Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes ...more

  • World War Two SAS Veteran with Mike Sadler

    Nov 06 2016

    Mike Sadler is one of a handful of surviving original SAS men. Major Sadler, 93, was the navigator for the regiment’s founder David Stirling, guiding raiding columns for hundreds of miles behind enemy lines in North Africa.TwitterInstagramFacebookDan SnowProducer: Dan MorellePart 1 of Dan Snow's new 3-part series, Operation Gold Rush is available to stream on iPlayer now and continues this Sunday on BBC Two at 9pm.

  • US Election 2016 with Sarah Churchwell

    Nov 03 2016

    Sarah Churchwell @sarahchurchwell is Chair of Public Humanities, American Literature Professor at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.John Prideaux @JohnPrideaux is U.S. editor at The Economist.Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan MorellePart 1 of Dan Snow's new 3-part series, Operation Gold Rush is available to stream on iPlayer now and continues this Sunday on BBC Two at 9pm.

  • Hastings Live

    Nov 01 2016

    Dan Snow visits the re-enactors at Battle in Sussex for the 950th anniversary of The Battle of Hastings. Dan talks with Saxon English soldiers and camp followers making final preparations before the big showdown with Duke William's Norman army, a Blacksmith making a Saxon spearhead using a portable forge at the site of the Battle of Hastings. He also witnesses the arrival at the site of the Battle of Hastings of King Harold's English soldiers before their battle with Duke William of Normandy's a...more

  • Klondike Gold Rush

    Oct 30 2016

    The Klondike Gold Rush was a migration by an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike region of the Yukon in north-western Canada between 1896 and 1899. Gold was discovered there by local miners on August 16, 1896 and, when news reached Seattle and San Francisco the following year, it triggered a stampede of would-be prospectors. Some became wealthy, but the majority went in vain.Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan MorelleThe new 3-part series, Operation Gold Rush begins on Sun...more

  • Plague Bones with Michael Henderson

    Oct 26 2016

    Michael is a Senior Human Osteologist at MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology). This involves the identification, analysis, interpretation of skeletal assemblages, and the production of specialist reports on inhumation and cremation burials.Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan MorelleCheck out Treasures of British History by Peter & Dan Snow, out now!

  • Histories of the Unexpected with Sam Willis & James Daybell

    Oct 24 2016

    Histories of the Unexpected explores the past in ways that you never dreamt possible. Surely there’s nothing unexpected about the past? About History? Aha, well Histories of the Unexpected adopts a new approach to exploring our past. Gone is the traditional linear plotting of battles, monarchs and political movements. Histories of the Unexpected argues that everything has a history.Subscribe to the new show right here.Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan MorelleCheck out Treasures of...more

  • From Æthelred to Blitz: The History of London with Antony Robbins

    Oct 21 2016

    Antony Robbins @antony_robbins Communications director Museum of London @MuseumofLondon.You can get 10% discount off the ticket price for 'Up at the O2', use the code 'historyhit'.Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan MorelleCheck out Treasures of British History by Peter & Dan Snow, out now!

  • German U-boat Found off the Coast of Scotland with Innes Mccartney

    Oct 19 2016

    Dr Innes McCartney @Innes_McCartney is a Nautical Archaeologist. He is Research Fellow at Bournemouth University and author of Jutland 1916: The Archaeology of a Naval Battlefield.Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan MorelleCheck out Treasures of British History by Peter & Dan Snow, out now!Watch The Greatest Tomb On Earth: Secrets Of Ancient China on iPlayer.

  • Terracotta Warriors: Part 3 with Albert Lin

    Oct 17 2016

    Albert Yu-Min Lin @exploreralbert is a Nat Geo Explorer, UCSD Research Scientist, Fellow of the Explorers Club, and co-founder of Tomnod Inc and planet3 Inc.Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan MorelleCheck out Treasures of British History by Peter & Dan Snow, out now!Watch The Greatest Tomb On Earth: Secrets Of Ancient China on BBC Two at 8pm on Sunday 16 October or on iPlayer.

  • Terracotta Warriors: Part 2 with Lucas Nichol

    Oct 16 2016

    Lucas Nichol is Professor of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan MorelleCheck out Treasures of British History by Peter & Dan Snow, out now!Watch The Greatest Tomb On Earth: Secrets Of Ancient China on BBC Two at 8pm on Sunday 16 October or on iPlayer.

  • Terracotta Warriors: Part 1 with Janice Xiuzhen Li

    Oct 16 2016

    Professor Janice Xiuzhen Li is Senior Archeologist at Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum.The Terracotta Army (Chinese: 兵马俑; literally: "Soldier-and-horse funerary statues") is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife. The figures, dating from approximately the late third century BCE, were discovered in 197...more

  • 1066: Battle of Hastings with Marc Morris

    Oct 14 2016

    The Battle of Hastings was fought on 14 October 1066 between the Norman-French army of William, the Duke of Normandy, and an English army under the Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson, beginning the Norman conquest of England. It took place approximately 7 miles (11 kilometres) northwest of Hastings, close to the present-day town of Battle, East Sussex, and was a decisive Norman victory.Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan MorelleCheck out Treasures of British History by Peter & Da...more

  • Paddy Ashdown on Game of Spies

    Oct 12 2016

    After service as a Royal Marine and as an intelligence officer for the UK security services, Paddy Ashdown @paddyashdown was a Member of Parliament for Yeovil from 1983 to 2001, and leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1988 until 1999. Later he was the international High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2002 to 2006. He was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George in 2006. His new book, Game of Spies: The Secret Agen...more

  • Blitzed: Drugs In Nazi Germany with Norman Ohler

    Oct 07 2016

    The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Norman Ohler reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops' resilience - even partly explaining German victory in 1940. The true scale and escalation of Hitler’s drug addiction has been laid bare in Norman Ohler’s new book Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany. ...more

  • Hitler's Secret Palace

    Oct 03 2016

    Książ Castle. Medieval castle, baroque palace, Fuhrer HQ. It was seized by the Nazi regime in 1944. It was a part of the Project Riese until 1945 when it was occupied by the Red Army. Countless artefacts were stolen or destroyed by the Soviets.Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan MorelleCheck out Treasures of British History by Peter & Dan Snow, out now!

  • Gross-Rosen Concentration Camp

    Oct 02 2016

    Gross-Rosen concentration camp was a Nazi German network of Nazi concentration camps built and operated during World War 2. The main camp was located in the village of Gross-Rosen not far from the border with occupied Poland, in the modern-day Rogoźnica in Lower Silesia, Poland; directly on the rail-line between the towns of Jawor and Strzegom. At its peak activity in 1944, the Gross-Rosen complex had up to 100 subcamps located in eastern Germany, Czechoslovakia, and on the territory of occupied...more

  • Minisode: Nazi Megastructures - Project Riese

    Oct 02 2016

    Dan explores the Nazi construction project. Consisting of seven underground structures located in the Owl Mountains and Książ Castle in Lower Silesia, previously Germany. TwitterInstagramFacebookDan SnowProducer: Dan MorelleCheck out Treasures of British History by Peter & Dan Snow, out now!

  • Hunting the Nazi Gold Train

    Oct 01 2016

    Since World War Two there have been rumours that a train full of loot and guns disappeared into a complex of tunnels - part of a secret military project which the Nazis never finished. At the time the Soviet Red Army was advancing into the heart of Nazi Germany. Join our adventurer on the first leg of his journey in the search of the Nazi loot and listen to him find historical treasures of a very different sort. TwitterInstagramFacebookDan Snow Producer: Dan Morelle

  • Treasures of British History with Peter Snow

    Sep 28 2016

    This time, it's back to where we started just over a year ago. Peter Snow is a legendary broadcaster and author. His latest book, co-authored with your host is entitled 'Treasures of British History', go buy it now! We're 100! If you've been here since the start, thank you for listening! If you're just joining us, it's going to be one hell of a journey. Coming up we've got interviews with Paddy Ashdown, Tony Robinson, Dr Sam Willis discussing his new show Histories of the Unexpected, huntin...more

  • Introducing a Brand New Show: Histories of the Unexpected

    Sep 26 2016

    Subscribe now to Histories of the Unexpected. Dan Snow's History Hit is delighted to welcome Dr Sam Willis and Professor James Daybell to the History Hit Family of shows. Surely there’s nothing unexpected about the past? About History? Aha, well Histories of the Unexpected adopts a new approach to exploring out past. Gone is the traditional linear plotting of battles, monarchs and political movements. Histories of the Unexpected argues that everything has a history. The history of the itch, ...more

  • Roman Navy in Britain: The Classis Britannica with Simon Elliott

    Sep 25 2016

    Simon Elliott @SimonElliott20 is an historian and archaeologist. His new book Sea Eagles of Empire: The Classis Britannica and the Battles for Britain is out now.Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan Snow Producer: Dan Morelle

  • William: Conqueror, Bastard, both? Marc Morris

    Sep 23 2016

    Dr Marc Morris @Longshanks1307 is an historian and broadcaster, specialising in the Middle Ages. He is the author of William I (Penguin Monarchs): England's Conqueror. TwitterInstagramFacebookDan Snow Producer: Dan Morelle

  • Tank 100: Part Three with Robin Schäfer

    Sep 15 2016

    Robin Schäfer @gerarmyresearch is a German military historian. His latest book Fritz and Tommy: Across the Barbed Wire is co-authored with Peter Doyle.Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan Morelle

  • Tank 100: Part Two with David Willey

    Sep 15 2016

    David Willey is Curator at The Tank Museum. Located in Bovington, Dorset, the museum of the Royal Tank Regiment and Royal Armoured Corps is a collection of tanks and armoured fighting vehicles. TwitterInstagramFacebookDan Snow Producer: Dan Morelle

  • Tank 100: Part One - World War Two Tank Commander with Captain David Render

    Sep 15 2016

    Captain David Render was a nineteen-year-old second lieutenant fresh from Sandhurst when he was sent to France to join a veteran armoured unit that had already spent years fighting with the Desert Rats in North Africa. Joining the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry five days after the D-Day landings, the combat-hardened men he was sent to command did not expect him to last long. A book recounting David's experiences is published later this month, pre-order now: Tank Action: An Armoured Troop Commander's ...more

  • The Great Fire of London with Rebecca Rideal

    Sep 05 2016

    Rebecca Rideal @RebeccaRideal is author and editor @HistoryVault and PhD candidate. Her new book 1666: Plague, War and Hellfire is out now. TwitterInstagramFacebookDan Snow Producer: Dan Morelle

  • The Spies of Winter: The GCHQ Codebreakers Who Fought the Cold War with Sinclair McKay

    Sep 04 2016

    Sinclair McKay is the author of The Secret Life of Bletchley Park, The Lost World of Bletchley Park, The Secret Life of Fighter Command, and The Secret Listeners for Aurum, as well as histories of Hammer films, the James Bond films and the pastime of rambling.Many of the men and women who had worked at Bletchley Park moved on to GCHQ, the British government's new facility established to fight a new foe — Stalin's KGB. McKay has interviewed various members of this secret organisation, from codebr...more

  • Dictator's Wives with Diane Ducret

    Aug 30 2016

    Diane Ducret is a French writer and essayist and author of Femmes de Dictateur (Dictator's Wives).Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan Morelle

  • The History of Beer with Pete Brown

    Aug 23 2016

    Pete Brown @PeteBrownBeer used to advertise lager for a living, until he realized that writing books about beer was even more fun, and entailed drinking even more beer. He appears regularly on television as a beer expert, writes on beer for a variety of publications and is the author of Man Walks into a Pub and the award-winning travel book Three Sheets to the Wind. He was recently named the British Guild of Beer Writers Beer Writer of the Year 2009. Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan Snow Produc...more

  • Army Wives: From Crimea to Afghanistan with Midge Gilies

    Aug 22 2016

    Midge Gilies @MidgeGillies has written six books including biographies of the record-breaking pilot Amy Johnson, and Edwardian music hall star, Marie Lloyd. In Waiting for Hitler, Britain on the Brink of Invasion, she recreated the tension and fear that permeated the summer of 1940. Army Wives: From Crimea to Afghanistan: the Real Lives of the Women Behind the Men in Uniform is available now.Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan Morelle

  • Trump: A New American Precedent with Sarah Churchwell

    Aug 15 2016

    Sarah Churchwell @sarahchurchwell is Chair of Public Humanities, American Literature Professor at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan Morelle

  • The Last Royal Rebel with Anna Keay

    Aug 14 2016

    Dr. Anna Keay is the Director of the Landmark Trust. The Last Royal Rebel: The Life and Death of James, Duke of Monmouth is out now.James, Duke of Monmouth, the adored illegitimate son of Charles II, was born in exile the very year that his grandfather was executed and the English monarchy abolished. Abducted from his mother on his father's orders, he emerged from a childhood in the backstreets of Rotterdam to command the ballrooms of Paris, the brothels of Covent Garden and the battlefields of ...more

  • Britain's War with Daniel Todman

    Aug 09 2016

    Daniel Todman @daniel_todman is a Historian at Queen Mary University of London, author of Britain's War, 1937-1941: Into BattleTwitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan Morelle

  • Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World with Adrian Goldsworthy

    Aug 04 2016

    Dr Adrian Goldsworthy is a historian and novelist who specialises in ancient Roman history. His latest book, Pax Romana, is out on August 11.Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan Morelle

  • Sinking of the USS Indianapolis with David Boyle

    Jul 30 2016

    David Boyle @davidboyle1958 has been fascinated by the navy since he was a boy, but also writes about politics, economics and management. His latest book, Lost at Sea: The story of the USS Indianapolis, combines his interest in naval history with his interest in great management disasters, because the story of the disappearance of the Indianapolis combines the two.Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan Morelle

  • Jutland 1916: Twelve Hours to Win the War with Angus Konstam

    Jul 27 2016

    Angus Konstam @Anguskonstam is an author and historian with over 60 books in print, Angus is the current Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland, and an expert on pirates. His latest book on Jutland 1916, is out now.Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan Morelle

  • In Conversation with Richard Herring

    Jul 22 2016

    Richard Herring @Herring1967 is an English comedian and writer, whose early work includes the comedy double-act Lee and Herring. He is described by the British Theatre Guide as "one of the leading hidden masters of modern British comedy".Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan Morelle

  • Haig In The Round with Professor Gary Sheffield

    Jul 19 2016

    Gary Sheffield @ProfGSheffield is Professor of War Studies, University of Wolverhampton, and a specialist on Britain at war 1914-45. Douglas Haig: From the Somme to Victory is Gary's latest book.Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan Morelle

  • The Argumentation Sessions #001 with Suzannah Lipscomb, Mary-Ann Ochota, and James Holland

    Jul 15 2016

    Dan is joined in the *studio* by legendary TV Historians, Suzannah Lipscomb, Mary-Ann Ochota, and James Holland for a discussion about TV, History, Tech, and the future... Head over to Dan's Periscope channel to watch the accompanying video with extra footage or check out our Facebook page for a different angle.Producer: Dan Morelle

  • Unelected Prime Ministers with Dr Andrew Blick

    Jul 14 2016

    Andrew Blick @DrAndrewBlick is Director of History & Policy and Lecturer in Politics and Contemporary History, King's College London. He is the co-author of Premiership: The Development, Nature and Power of the Office of the British Prime Minister.Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan Morelle

  • Command of the Oceans - Chatham Historic Dockyard

    Jul 08 2016

    'Command of the Oceans' is the name of the new interactive galleries at Chatham. It reveals the full dockyard story, thrilling archaeology and long-hidden objects for the first time. It tells powerful, compelling stories of innovation and craftsmanship. It shows how Chatham Dockyard and its people helped lead Britain to worldwide influence. It features two internationally significant maritime archaeological discoveries – the timbers of the Namur (1756), intriguingly laid to rest beneath the floo...more

  • Battle of the Somme: Part Six - The Irish Experience with Heather Jones

    Jul 05 2016

    Dr Heather Jones @WW1POWs is Associate Professor at the Department of International History London School of Economics and Political Science. Dr Jones is the author of Violence against Prisoners of War in the First World War.Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan MorelleDownload the free Somme 100 app from Dan Snow and The Royal British Legion.

  • Battle of the Somme: Part Five - A French Perspective with Stéphanie Trouillard

    Jul 02 2016

    Stéphanie Trouillard @Stbslam is a journalist at France 24, specialising in sports and international history.Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan MorelleDownload the free Somme 100 app from Dan Snow and The Royal British Legion.

  • Battle of the Somme: Part Four - The War Above with Joshua Levine

    Jul 01 2016

    Joshua Levine is a historian and author, his latest book The Secret History of the Blitz is out now.Music: The Beta Band - I KnowTwitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan MorelleDownload the free Somme 100 app from Dan Snow and The Royal British Legion.

  • Battle of the Somme: Part Three - A German Perspective with Robin Schäfer

    Jun 30 2016

    Robin Schäfer @gerarmyresearch is a German military historian. His latest book Fritz and Tommy: Across the Barbed Wire is co-authored with Peter Doyle.Music: The Next Men - Joint the DotsTwitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan Morelle

  • Battle of the Somme: Part Two - The Skylarks with Paul Reed

    Jun 29 2016

    Paul Reed is a Military Historian & author. Often on your television talking about #WW1 & #WW2. Battlefield photographer. Music: Portishead - Requiem for Anna Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan Snow Producer: Dan Morelle

  • Battle of the Somme: Part One - The Pals with Professor Peter Doyle

    Jun 28 2016

    Professor Peter Doyle -@ProfPeterDoyle, is a Geologist and military historian of twentieth-century conflict. He has a particular interest in WW1 and recently co-authored Kitchener's Mob: The New Army to the Somme.Music: Chemical Brothers - Life is SweetTwitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan Morelle

  • Saving Bletchley Park with Sue Black

    Jun 25 2016

    Dr Sue Black - @Dr_Black, is a British computer scientist, academic and social entrepreneur. She has been instrumental in saving Bletchley Park, the World War II codebreaking site. Sue's book, Saving Bletchley Park: How #socialmedia saved the home of the WWII codebreakers is out now.Music: Dot to Dot - Melt Yourself DownTwitter Instagram Facebook Dan SnowProducer: Dan Morelle

  • Stonehenge Sunrise with Sue Greaney

    Jun 19 2016

    Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, 2 miles west of Amesbury and 8 miles north of Salisbury. Stonehenge's ring of standing stones are set within earthworks in the middle of the densest complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds. Sue Greaney is a historian specialising in neolithic monuments. She is properties historian at English Heritage and curated the exhibition at the recently opened Stonehenge visitor centre. ...more

  • Magna Carta

    Jun 15 2016

    Magna Carta is a charter agreed to by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215. First drafted by the Archbishop of Canterbury to make peace between the unpopular King and a group of rebel barons, it promised the protection of church rights, protection for the barons from illegal imprisonment, access to swift justice, and limitations on feudal payments to the Crown, to be implemented through a council of 25 barons. Twitter  Instagram  Facebook  Dan Snow Producer: Dan Mo...more

  • The Last of the Dreadnoughts: USS Texas

    Jun 13 2016

    The dreadnought was the predominant type of battleship in the early 20th century. USS Texas was a second-class battleship built by the United States in the early 1890s, the first American battleship commissioned and the first ship named in honour of the state of Texas to be built by the United States. Twitter  Instagram  Facebook  Dan Snow Producer: Dan Morelle

  • World War Two Tank Commander with Captain David Render

    Jun 06 2016

    Captain David Render was a nineteen-year-old second lieutenant fresh from Sandhurst when he was sent to France to join a veteran armoured unit that had already spent years fighting with the Desert Rats in North Africa. Joining the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry five days after the D-Day landings, the combat-hardened men he was sent to command did not expect him to last long. A book recounting David's experiences is published later this month, pre-order now: Tank Action: An Armoured Troop Commander's ...more

  • Assassination in Sarajevo: Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Jun 05 2016

    Dan visits Sarajevo on the trail of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, his assassin, Gavrilo Princip, and the fatal encounter that led to the outbreak of WWI.Twitter  Instagram  Facebook  Dan SnowProducer: Dan Morelle

  • Gassed: The Toxic Legacy of World War One with Dan Snow

    May 29 2016

    Dan explores the birth and development of chemical warfare during the First World War. TwitterInstagramFacebookDan Snow Producer: Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • Women of Nazi Occupied Paris with Anne Sebba

    May 27 2016

    Anne Sebba is a biographer, lecturer, journalist and former Reuters foreign correspondent. She read History at Kings College London and her first job was at the BBC World Services in the Arabic Department. Her forthcoming book 'Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s' is out in July. TwitterInstagramFacebookDan Snow Producer: Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • The Secret History of the Blitz with Joshua Levine

    May 25 2016

    Joshua Levine is a historian and author, his latest book The Secret History of the Blitz is out now. Producer: Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • 1216: The Unknown Invasion of England with Marc Morris

    May 21 2016

    Dr Marc Morris @Longshanks1307 is a historian and broadcaster, specialising in the Middle Ages. He is the author of King John: Treachery, Tyranny and the Road to Magna Carta (Hutchinson 2015), The Norman Conquest (Windmill, 2013) and A Great and Terrible King (Windmill, 2009).Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguyProduced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • Did Hitler Support Zionism? with Sir Richard Evans

    May 21 2016

    Sir Richard Evans @RichardEvans36 is a Historian of modern Europe, President of Wolfson College and Regius Professor Emeritus of History, Cambridge, and Provost of Gresham College, London. He is author of a multitude of books, most recently The Third Reich in History and Memory examines new historical perspectives on the Third Reich.Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • Sykes–Picot with James Barr

    May 16 2016

    James Barr @James_Barr has worked for the Daily Telegraph, in politics, and in the City, and has travelled widely in the Middle East. He is the author of Setting the Desert on Fire, a history of T.E. Lawrence and the secret war in Arabia. During the research for A Line in the Sand he was a visiting fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford.Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguyProduced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • Hitler's Titanic with Roger Moorhouse

    May 06 2016

    Roger Moorhouse @Roger_Moorhouse is a Historian of the Third Reich and WW2, author of The Devils' Alliance, Killing Hitler & Berlin at War. His new eBook, entitled Ship of Fate: The Story of the MV Wilhelm Gustloff is available to download now.Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • Battle of Hastings 'Sequel' Site Found with Nick Arnold

    May 04 2016

    Nick Arnold is a British writer of science books for children. He is best known for the long series Horrible Science.Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • God's Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England with Jessie Childs

    Apr 29 2016

    Jessie Childs @childs_jessie is an award-winning author and historian. Jessie's books are Henry VIII’s Last Victim and God’s Traitors. Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • Gallipoli Landings - Anzac Day with Dan Snow

    Apr 25 2016

    Dan visited Gallipoli last year to mark 100 years since the start of the Gallipoli Campaign on April 25th 1915. Watch the video on YouTube here.Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguyProduced by Dan Morelle @danmorelleCheck out the video podcast: Access All Areas. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

  • Shakespeare with Emma Smith

    Apr 22 2016

    Emma Smith @OldFortunatus Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Hertford College Oxford. Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle Check out the video podcast: Access All Areas. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

  • Benjamin Franklin in London with George Goodwin

    Apr 19 2016

    George Goodwin @GeorgeGoodwin1 is a Historian and author, his latest book Benjamin Franklin in London: The British Life of America's Founding Father is out now. Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle Check out the video podcast: Access All Areas. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

  • Empire of Things with Frank Trentmann

    Apr 18 2016

    Frank Trentmann is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, his latest book Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First is out now.Episode music:Le Tone - Nostalgie de l'avant-gardeJames Brown's Funky People - Gimme Some MorePresented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguyProduced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • Vikings of Lofoten

    Apr 15 2016

    Lofoten is an archipelago and a traditional district in the county of Nordland, Norway. Lofoten is known for a distinctive scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands. Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • Sea Power with Dr Sam Willis

    Apr 11 2016

    Sam Willis @DrSamWillis is a maritime historian, archaeologist, and broadcaster. He is the author of a number of books on maritime and naval history, including the latest book The Struggle for Sea Power: A Naval History of American Independence. Episode music:Beastie Boys - Sneakin' Out The HospitalGlass Animals & Joey Bada$$ - Lose Control Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • Tower of London with Alan Kingshott

    Apr 09 2016

    Alan Kingshott @AkKingshott is Chief Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London. Episode music:Yacht - If Music Could Cure All That Ails You Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • Britain and the Birth of the Modern World with Ben Wilson

    Apr 08 2016

    Ben Wilson @BenHeydayWilson is a Historian. He is author of Empire of the Deep: The Rise and Fall of the British Navy (2013) and Heyday (2016). Episode music:Mike Skinner - You Better BeLaura Mvula - Green GardenPresented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • Vikings Uncovered: Part Four with Sarah Parcak

    Apr 04 2016

    Sarah Parcak is 2016 TED Prize winner, Space archaeologist, Professor, scientist, Egyptologist, TED Senior Fellow, and National Geographic Fellow.This is the final of the 4 part series timed to coincide with the upcoming broadcast of 'The Vikings Uncovered' on BBC1 and PBS.Follow the hashtag #VikingsUncovered on Twitter to join the conversation. Dan will be hosting a Q&A on Periscope right after the BBC broadcast on Monday, so make sure you join us then.For additional footage and photos be s...more

  • Vikings Uncovered: Part Three with Thomas Birch

    Apr 03 2016

    Dr Thomas Birch is a Research Associate at University College London Qatar.This is part 3 of the 4 part series timed to coincide with the upcoming broadcast of 'The Vikings Uncovered' on BBC1 and PBS.Follow the hashtag #VikingsUncovered on Twitter to join the conversation. Dan will be hosting a Q&A on Periscope right after the BBC broadcast on Monday, so make sure you join us then.For additional footage and photos be sure to follow Dan Snow on Instagram, and History Hit on Facebook.Epis...more

  • Vikings Uncovered: Part Two with Doug Bolender

    Apr 02 2016

    Doug Bolender is a research assistant professor in the Anthropology Department and the Fiske Center for Archaeological Research at University of Massachusetts Boston.This is part 2 of the 4 part series timed to coincide with the upcoming broadcast of 'The Vikings Uncovered' on BBC1 and PBS.Follow the hashtag #VikingsUncovered on Twitter to join the conversation. Dan will be hosting a Q&A on Periscope right after the BBC broadcast on Monday, so make sure you join us then.For additional footag...more

  • Vikings Uncovered: Part One with Dan Snow

    Apr 01 2016

    To coincide with the upcoming broadcast of 'The Vikings Uncovered' on BBC1 and PBS next week, Dan takes us behind the scenes and talks about his extraordinary experiences making the show.Follow the hashtag #VikingsUncovered on Twitter to join the conversation. Dan will be hosting a Q&A on Periscope right after the BBC broadcast on Monday, so make sure you join us then.For additional footage and photos be sure to follow Dan Snow on Instagram, and History Hit on Facebook.Episode music: Th...more

  • Rasputin with Frances Welch

    Mar 30 2016

    Frances Welch has written for the Sunday Telegraph, Granta, The Spectator and the Financial Times. She is author of Rasputin: A Short Life.Episode music: Dizzee Rascal and Florence + The Machine - You've Got The Dirtee Love (Live At The Brit Awards / 2010)Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • Easter Rising with Dr Heather Jones

    Mar 25 2016

    Dr Heather Jones @WW1POWs is Associate Professor at the Department of International History London School of Economics and Political Science. Dr Jones is author of Violence against Prisoners of War in the First World WarEpisode musicImmortal Technique - Leaving the PastCamille - WavesPresented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguyProduced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • Hidden Tombs with Chris Naunton

    Mar 23 2016

    Chris Naunton @chrisnaunton is an Egyptologist, Director of the Egypt Exploration Society, and President of the International Association of Egyptologists.Episode music: Ari Hest - The LandlordPresented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguyProduced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • Hitler's Pact with Stalin with Roger Moorhouse

    Mar 21 2016

    Roger Moorhouse @Roger_Moorhouse is a Historian of the Third Reich and WW2, author of The Devils' Alliance, Killing Hitler & Berlin at War.Episode music: DC - I Love GoldPresented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguyProduced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • #SuperTuesday with Sarah Churchwell

    Mar 15 2016

    Sarah Churchwell @sarahchurchwell is Chair of Public Humanities, American Literature Professor at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Episode music: Portishead - Numb Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • Fritz and Tommy with Robin Schäfer

    Mar 14 2016

    Robin Schäfer @gerarmyresearch is a German military historian. His latest book Fritz and Tommy: Across the Barbed Wire is co-authored with Peter Doyle. Episode music: Autolux - Change My Head Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • The Revenant with Professor Jon T Coleman

    Mar 11 2016

    Jon T. Coleman @lostjcoleman is a professor of history at the University of Notre Dame. His books and teaching span colonial and contemporary America and integrate social, cultural, and environmental approaches. He is the author of Vicious: Wolves and Men in America and Here Lies Hugh Glass: a Bear, a Mountain Man, and the Rise of the American Nation. Episode music: The Chemical Brothers - Shake Break Bounce Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmor...more

  • Hitler's Genitals with Emma Craigie

    Feb 29 2016

    Emma Craigie @craigieemma Emma Craigie is a writer and teacher. She lives in Somerset and is currently Chair of Wells Festival of Literature. Her most recent novel, What Was Never Said, has been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016. Hitler's Last Day: Minute by Minute was co-authored with Jonathan Mayo. Episode music: Le Grand Pantalon (Baggy Trousers) - Madness Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguyProduced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • The Romanovs with Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Feb 07 2016

    Simon Jonathan Sebag Montefiore is a British historian, television presenter and award-winning author of popular history books and novels. His new book is entitled The Romanovs.The House of Romanov was the second dynasty, after the Rurik dynasty, to rule over Russia, which reigned from 1613 until the abdication of Czar Nicholas II on March 15, 1917, as a result of the February Revolution.Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelleEpisode Music: Baby Qu...more

  • Tudor Series: Part Three with Suzannah Lipscomb

    Jan 28 2016

    Part 3 of our 3 part Tudor Series, released to coincide with the 469th anniversary of King Henry VIII’s death.Dr Suzannah Lipscomb @sixteenthCgirl is a broadcaster and Head of Faculty and Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at New College of the Humanities. Her new book ‘The King Is Dead‘ was released in December 2015.Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguyProduced by Dan Morelle @danmorelleEpisode Music: Sunhouse – Crazy On The WeekendCheck out The Big&n...more

  • Tudor Series: Part Two with Jessie Childs

    Jan 28 2016

    Part 2 of our 3 part Tudor Series, released to coincide with the 469th anniversary of King Henry VIII’s death.Jessie Childs @childs_jessie is an award-winning author and historian. Her books are Henry VIII’s Last Victim and God’s Traitors.This is a re-mastered episode of the podcast originally released on 31 Oct 2015.Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelleCheck out The Big History Hit Giveaway....more

  • Tudor Series: Part One with Anna Whitelock

    Jan 24 2016

    Part 1 of our 3 part Tudor series, released to coincide with the 469th anniversary of King Henry VIII’s death.Anna Whitelock is a Historian, author. broadcaster, royal commentator and Reader in History. Director of Centre for Public History, RHUL.Anna’s current book is entitled Elizabeth’s Bedfellows: An Intimate History of the Queen’s CourtPresented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguyProduced by Dan Morelle @danmorelleCheck out The Big History Hit Giveaway. E...more

  • The Myth and Reality of Hitler’s Secret Police with Frank McDonough

    Jan 23 2016

    Professor Frank McDonough @FXMC1957 is an internationally renowned expert on the Third Reich. He was born in Liverpool, studied history at Balliol College, Oxford and gained a PhD from Lancaster University.Frank’s latest book is entitled The Gestapo: The Myth and Reality of Hitler’s Secret Police.Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguyProduced by Dan Morelle @danmorelleEpisode Music: My Lu Neng – Masterplan ft FoxCheck out The Big History Hit Giveaway. E...more

  • The Migrant Crisis with Alexander Betts

    Jan 22 2016

    Alexander Betts is the Leopold Muller Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs, and the Director of the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. His research is on the politics and political economy of refugees, migration and humanitarianism, with a geographical focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. He is author or editor of numerous books, including Survival Migration: Failed Governance and the Crisis of DisplacementPresented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan...more

  • Bronze Age Homes Unearthed in East Anglia

    Jan 12 2016

    Here’s the audio taken from the accompanying video referred to in the previous podcast. Watch the video right here.Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelleCheck out The Big History Hit Giveaway. Enter to win some amazing prizes: http://historyhit.com/roomtoread

  • A Window to the Bronze Age with Mark Knight

    Jan 12 2016

    Mark Knight is the Archaeological Lead at Must Farm quarry in Cambridgeshire, where the best preserved Bronze Age dwellings in Britain have been excavated.Watch the accompanying video here.Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelleCheck out The Big History Hit Giveaway. Enter to win some amazing prizes: http://historyhit.com/roomtoread

  • Operation Thunderbolt with Saul David

    Jan 10 2016

    Saul David @sauldavid66 is an historian, broadcaster and the author of several works of fiction and non-fiction. His latest book is entitled Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious Hostage Rescue Mission in History.Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelleCheck out The Big History Hit Giveaway. Enter to win some amazing prizes: http://historyhit.com/roomtoread

  • What is a ‘Just War’? with Rory Cox

    Jan 05 2016

    Dr Rory Cox @drrorycox is a Historian of Just War Doctrine and the Ethics of War, and a Lecturer in Late Mediæval History and Associate Director of the Institute of Intellectual History at the University of St Andrews. He is also the author of John Wyclif on War and Peace.The Military Response to ISIS: a historical perspective is the article featured in ‘History Today’ that Dan refers to in the show.Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmo...more

  • History of Everyday Life with Greg Jenner

    Dec 27 2015

    Greg Jenner is the historical consultant to Horrible Histories and is the author of A Million Years in a Day: A Curious History of Everyday Life.Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelleCheck out The Big History Hit Giveaway. Enter to win some amazing prizes, including a signed copy of Greg’s book: http://historyhit.com/roomtoread

  • Star Wars and History with Janice Liedl

    Dec 24 2015

    Star Wars & History Christmas Special.Dan talks to historian, academic, and Star Wars fan, Janice Liedl about the historical influences to Star Wars.Janice Liedl @jliedl is co-editor to Star Wars & History, published by Lucas Film and written in collaboration with George Lucas.Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelleCheck out The Great History Hit Giveaway. Enter to win some amazing prizes: http://historyhit.com/roomtoread

  • The World According to the Movies with Alex von Tunzelmann

    Dec 23 2015

    Alex von Tunzelmann @alexvtunzelmann is a historian and screenwriter.  Alex writes a weekly column about historical films for The Guardian Online, entitled Reel Histories.Alex’s latest book entitled ‘Reel History‘, picks through Hollywood’s version of events, sorting the fact from the fiction. Based on the long-running column in the Guardian, Reel History takes a comic look at the history of the world as told through the movies – the good, the bad, and the very, ver...more

  • Anglo Saxons with Janina Ramirez

    Dec 21 2015

    Dr Janina Ramirez @DrJaninaRamirez is Course Director for History of Art at the Department of Continuing Education, Oxford. An interdisciplinary art historian, known for her documentary work on BBC4, including most recently, ‘Illuminations: The Private Lives of Medieval Kings’ and ‘Britain’s Most Fragile Treasure’.Janina’s new book is entitled The Private Lives of the Saints: Power, Passion and Politics in Anglo-Saxon England.Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @dan...more

  • Bonus Mini-hit!

    Dec 08 2015

    Some recent anniversaries and a competition announcement. More information at http://www.historyhit.com/minutePresented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • Syria: The Origins of its Turmoil with Shashank Joshi

    Dec 06 2015

    Dan interviews Shashank Joshi, this time face-to-face, for another Matrix-style History Hit download. Find out about the historical context to the situation in Syria.Shashank Joshi @shashj is a Senior Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute, Research Associate, Changing Character of War Programme, Oxford University and PhD Candidate, Harvard. His blog is at https://shashankjoshi.wordpress.com.Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle ...more

  • Indian Partition with Anita Rani

    Dec 05 2015

    Anita Rani @itsanitarani joins Dan on Skype, after an exhausting day of training for the popular BBC TV show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Dan and Anita discuss her families heartrending experience living through Indian Partition.The Partition of India was the partition of the Presidencies and provinces of British India that led to the creation of the sovereign states of the Dominion of Pakistan (it later split into Pakistan and Bangladesh) and the Union of India (later Republic of India) on 15 Augus...more

  • History Behind The News: Syria Airstrikes with Paul Beaver

    Dec 02 2015

    Recorded on 2 December, 2015.Dan interviews aviation historian and expert Paul Beaver @beaver_paul on the historical context and effectiveness of airstrikes in relation to the House of Commons vote on airstrikes on Syria and ISIS.Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • History as Therapy – The School of Life

    Nov 29 2015

    In early November 2015, Dan was invited to speak at The School of Life @schooloflife.The School of Life is devoted to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture.Dan Snow’s new limited edition photobook entitled ‘A Year of Adventure’ with images captured from around the world, is out now and only available from shop.historyhit.com.Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguyProduced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • History Behind The News: Turkey Downs Russian Warplane Near Syria Border with Shashank Joshi

    Nov 24 2015

    Recorded via Skype onboard a speeding train on 24 November 2015.Dan speaks with Shashank Joshi @shashj a Senior Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute, Research Associate, Changing Character of War Programme, Oxford University and PhD Candidate, Harvard about the historical precedents to the downing of a Russian fighter plane that entered Turkish airspace earlier today.To discuss this episode on Twitter please use the hashtag #HistoryHit19Presented by Dan Snow @theh...more

  • World War Two: A Forgotten Narrative with James Holland

    Nov 22 2015

    James Holland @James1940 is a historian and author writing about the Second World War and Jack Tanner series of novels, and presenter of BBC films on Battle of Britain, Jets & Normandy 44.James’ new book entitled The War in the West – A New History: Volume 1: Germany Ascendant 1939-1941 is out now.Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguyProduced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • Magna Carta with Marc Morris

    Nov 17 2015

    Magna Carta (Latin for “the Great Charter”), also called Magna Carta Libertatum (Latin for “the Great Charter of the Liberties”), is a charter agreed by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, 800 years ago on 15 June 1215.Dr Marc Morris @Longshanks1307 is a historian and broadcaster, specialising in the Middle Ages. He is the author of King John: Treachery, Tyranny and the Road to Magna Carta (Hutchinson 2015), The Norman Conquest (Windmill, 2013) and A Great and Terrible King (Windmil...more

  • History Behind the News: Paris Attacks with Tom Holland

    Nov 15 2015

    Recorded on 15 November 2015Dan speaks with historian and author Tom Holland @holland_tom about the recent terrorist attacks and the historical context.To discuss this episode on Twitter please use the hashtag #HistoryHit15Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguyProduced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • The Battle of Taranto

    Nov 10 2015

    Dan visits the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, in Somerset, England to gain a unique insight into the Battle of Taranto. He talks to Lt. Simon Wilson, the Royal Navy’s lead Swordfish pilot, views some extraordinary documents and takes a flight in a Swordfish bi-plane.The Battle of Taranto took place on the night of 11–12 November 1940 during the Second World War between British naval forces, under Admiral Andrew Cunningham, and Italian naval forces, under Admiral Inigo Campioni. The...more

  • The Tudors with Jessie Childs

    Oct 31 2015

    Jessie Childs @childs_jessie is an award-winning author and historian. Her books are Henry VIII’s Last Victim and God’s Traitors.Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguyProduced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • Battle of Agincourt with Tobias Capwell, Curator of Arms and Armour at The Wallace Collection

    Oct 25 2015

    Dr Tobias Capwell is Curator of Arms and Armour at The Wallace Collection in London.In this show, Dan discusses the Battle of Agincourt with exhibition curator Tobias Capwell. They take us on a tour with them around The Sinews of War: Arms and Armour from the Age of Agincourt exhibition.The Battle of Agincourt was a major English victory in the Hundred Years’ War. The battle took place on Friday, 25 October 1415 (Saint Crispin’s Day), near modern-day Azincourt, in northern France.More info: http...more

  • The Silk Roads: A New History of the World with Peter Frankopan

    Oct 21 2015

    Dan and acclaimed author Peter Frankopan (@peterfrankopan) put the world to rights in this episode. Where Peter openly admits secretly touching his book in private. Frankly, once you’ve seen the size of his achievement, you’ll all want to!Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle

  • Bonus Minisode!

    Oct 17 2015

    This a short episode “inbetween-isode” of 10 minutes — enjoy!Let us know what you think!Presented by Dan Snow (@thehistoryguy) Produced by Dan Morelle (@DanMorelle)

  • World War Two – Bomber Command Veterans

    Oct 03 2015

    In this episode, Dan discusses some of the week’s big historical anniversaries, visits the unveiling of the new Bomber Command Memorial in Lincoln and interviews Paul Beaver (@beaver_paul), one of Britain’s best Aviation HistoriansDan also gets some compelling eyewitness testimonies from World War II veterans.RAF Bomber Command controlled the Royal Air Force’s bomber forces from 1936 to 1968. It played the central role in the strategic bombing of Germany in World War II.Presented by Dan Snow (@T...more

  • The Battle of Waterloo with Peter Snow

    Sep 23 2015

    Dan teams up with his dad, veteran broadcaster Peter Snow to give a blow-by-blow account of The Battle of Waterloo.Presented by Dan Snow (@TheHistoryGuy)Produced by Dan Morelle (@DanMorelle)