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: The First Indian Cricket Team with Dr Prashant Kidambi

A. C. Grayling on The History of Philosophy

June 29th, 2019

A. C. Grayling discusses the complete history of philosophy, whether it is still possible to ask questions about our existence, and how we should frame… Go to Episode

Circe and Greek Myths with Madeleine Miller

June 22nd, 2019

Dan and bestselling author Madeleine Miller chat Greek myths and the Odyssey. They talk about Virgil, the Aenead, Patroclus and Agamemnon, and whether… Go to Episode

The Battle of Waterloo with Peter Snow

June 18th, 2019

We revisit Dan's interview with Peter Snow to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, and learn more about this conflict which changed the… Go to Episode

British Women in India with Katie Hickman

June 20th, 2019

Katie Hickman takes us on a tour of British India before 1900, looking at women and the lives they led. Highlights include a discussion of whether the… Go to Episode