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Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Hertford College Oxford. Presented by Dan Snow.
Dan visits the site of The Theatre, the 16th-century playhouse where some of Shakespeare's works were first performed, to investigate the archaeology with Heather Knight, Senior Archaeologist from the Museum of London Archaeology.
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.
Dan talks to Simon Mayo about his new historical novel, Mad Blood Stirring, set in Dartmouth prison at Christmas 1814.