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.

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Producer: Dan Morelle


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Title: 500th Episode: A History of Fatherhood and Some History Hit Highlights

500th Episode: A History of Fatherhood and Some History Hit Highlights

June 15th, 2019

We celebrate our 500th podcast with a new look at fatherhood and a selection of the best moments from our podcast. We hear the testimony of survivors… Go to Episode

The Lost World of Doggerland with Simon Fitch

June 12th, 2019

Just off the British coast is a sunken world that was once the hub of mesolithic Europe. Simon Fitch, a specialist in Archaeological Sciences from the… Go to Episode

George Orwell and 1984 with Dorian Lynskey

June 10th, 2019

1984 is one of the greatest books ever written, and continues to both haunt and inform public perceptions of totalitarianism. Dan talks to Dorian Lynskey,… Go to Episode

D-Day with James Holland

June 6th, 2019

James Holland lectures about D-Day, covering the planning and the myths; from Montgomery's planning to the casualty rate on Omaha beach. This tour de… Go to Episode