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June 2015: Magna Carta

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:17:00 +0000

Piers Plowman

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:46:00 +0000

In Conversation With Greg Jenner

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 10:34:00 +0000

Fern Riddell talks to the historian Greg Jenner about his new book, 'A Million Years In A Day'.

Murder in the Cathedral

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 09:56:00 +0000

Why did the Church of Henry VIII faked a City merchant's suicide?

Disappearing Religions of the Middle East

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:20:00 +0000

Tom Holland speaks to Gerard Russell about religion in the Middle East. 

General Sherman's Total War

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:41:32 +0000

Matt Carr discusses General Sherman's March to the Sea, a key turning point in the American Civil War.

The Turin Shroud

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:56:00 +0000

In this episode, Charles Freeman discusses his research into one of history's greatest mysteries.

The Nazi-Soviet Pact

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:12:00 +0000

In this episode, Roger Moorhouse joins us to discuss the Nazi-Soviet Pact of 1939-41.

Ken Burns on the Roosevelts

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:04:00 +0000

In this episode of the podcast, the American documentary filmmaker Ken Burns talks to Paul Lay about his latest documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.

Africans in Georgian England

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:09:00 +0000

Onyeka joins us to introduce a number of aspiring Africans who made an impact on Georgian society during the 18th century.

How the Scots Invented Britishness

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:30:00 +0000

Paul Lay talks to Ian Bradley about how the Scots were the most vocal advocates of a vibrant, imperial, Protestant Great Britain.

The Romans in Africa

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:15:00 +0000

Raoul McLaughlin talks about Rome’s desire for an African empire, a fierce struggle for trade, land and the search for the source of the Nile.

The Last Days of Nehru

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:53:00 +0000

In this episode of the History Today Podcast, we speak to Gyanesh Kudaisya about the final years of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister.

Podcast: A Hackney Exorcism

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:06:00 +0000

Charlotte Crow talks to Jessie Childs about her article in the April issue of History Today, Beware the Foul Fiend.

Britain's Revolutionary Past

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:15:00 +0000

Richard Weight joins us to discuss Britain's reluctant regicides, and why the country is embarrassed by its revolutionary past.

The Inspiration for Tolkien's Ring

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:17:00 +0000

Mark Horton tells the story of an archaeological dig that may have fuelled the fantasies of J.R.R. Tolkien

Bethlehem, the Global Story of a Little Town

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:36:00 +0000

In this episode of the podcast, Jacob Norris discusses the real history of Bethlehem.

Building the Ideal City

Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:39:00 +0000

In this episode, Alexander Lee discusses historical notions of the ideal city.

Tom Holland on Herodotus

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 09:20:00 +0000

In this episode, Tom Holland discusses his new translation of The Histories, by Herodotus.

Syria and the West

Thu, 04 Jul 2013 09:22:00 +0000

John McHugo discusses Syria's troubled relationship with the West, particularly as evolved during the Cold War, in light of its current crisis.