Latest Podcast Epsiodes 🎧

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  • 🎧 1066: Battle of Hastings with Marc Morris

    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 Hasting...

  • 🎧 1066: Year of Invasions

    Emily Ward and Pragya Vohra talk about the history of the Viking invasion of 1066.

  • 🎧 12 Days That Shaped Modern Britain with Professor Andrew Hindmoor

    Professor Andrew Hindmoor, head of Politics at the University of Sheffield, chats to Dan about the days that he thinks shaped Britain today. He talks about the notion of looking at specific days as a way of looking at history, and then talks about everything from Theresa May to Stephen Lawrence t...

  • 🎧 1216: The Unknown Invasion of England with Marc Morris

    Dan sits down with Marc Morris to discuss the forgotten French invasion of England in 1216, at the end of the disastrous reign of England's worst king: John.

  • 🎧 1918: The Decisive Year

    Richard Van Emden catches up with Dan Snow to talk about the commemoration of the final year of World War One.

  • 🎧 1956: The World in Revolt with Simon Hall

    Simon Hall is Professor of Modern History and Head of School of History at Leeds University, His new book is titled 1956: The World in Revolt.

  • 🎧 A President Incapacitated: Woodrow Wilson's Stroke

    101 years ago this week, President Woodrow Wilson suffered a serious stroke which left him prone to "disorders of emotion, impaired impulse control, and defective judgment." As President Trump confronts his own health crisis, I talked to John Milton Cooper, Jr., Professor Emeritus at the Universi...

  • 🎧 2008 Financial Crash with Adam Tooze

    Dan speaks to economic historian Adam Tooze for the tenth anniversary of Lehman Brothers' collapse in this special podcast.

  • 🎧 28 Years on Death Row with Anthony Ray Hinton

    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.

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

    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 of genocide, Dan talks radical new historiography with Norman Ohler, and he commemorates the dead of World War One at the Menin Gate. Thank you for...

  • 🎧 A Curious History of Sex

    Sex. There's a lot of it about. We talk about war, chaos and atrocities on this podcast a lot although, thankfully, few of us have first hand experience of them. Yet we rarely talk sex. Which is odd. Sex is what got us here in the first place and nearly all of us will experience it in some form t...

  • 🎧 Sex Myths

    Why were the ovaries once seen as inverted testes? What words might you use if you were trying to describe a condition 'down there' to your doctor? And why did people once believe that you couldn't conceive a baby whilst standing up?

    In this episode of Betwixt the Sheets, we're clearing away the...

  • 🎧 A History of Assassinations

    Kenneth Baker is a British politician and a former Conservative MP who served in the cabinets of Margaret Thatcher and John Major as Environment Secretary, Education Secretary, and Home Secretary. He joined me on the pod to examine the history of assassinations. From Julius Caesar to John F. Kenn...

  • 🎧 A Very Stable Genius

    Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig are both Pulitzer Prize winning journalists at the Washington Post. They've written a new book with yet more revelations from inside the Trump White House so Dan seized the opportunity to ask just how insane the whole thing is. That's it really.

  • 🎧 A History of Building Britain

    I was thrilled to be joined by Andrew Ziminski, a stonemason living and working in Somerset. He's just released his first book documenting the fascinating stories from three decades of hands-on experience working with the very building blocks of British history. In this episode, I heard about his...

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

    Dan is joined by Patricia Fara, a historian of science at the University of Cambridge, to talk about the women who worked as scientific researchers during the First World World War.

  • 🎧 Bethlehem

    Most famously known as the birth place of Jesus, Bethlehem has been immortalised in texts, carols, and imagery across history. But prior to the arrival of Jesus and the nativity, Bethlehem had a vibrant, and unexpected, history. Located south of Jerusalem in the West Bank, Bethlehem was home to f...

  • 🎧 A Medieval Education

    Eleanor Janega joined me on the pod to discuss the educational institutions of the medieval period. We talk about student riots in Paris, the role of the clergy in universities, and the spaces of education designated for women.

  • 🎧 A New Discovery at Stonehenge

    I was delighted to be joined by one of the most important people in the history world at the moment: Professor Vincent Gaffney. He is the leading archaeologist behind the recent discovery of a vast neolithic circle of deep shafts in Durrington, near Stonehenge. Vince took me through the thrills a...

  • 🎧 A New History of the Aztecs

    In November 1519, Hernando CortΓ©s approached the capital of the Aztec kingdom and came face to face with its ruler, Moctezuma. The story which follows has been told countless times following a Spanish narrative. A key part of the story has been overlooked - until now. After being taught the Roman...

  • 🎧 A People's History of Tennis

    David Berry joined me on the pod to discuss a people’s history of tennis. From the birth of modern tennis in Victorian Britain to the present day, we talked about struggles around sexuality, gender, race and class that have transformed the nature of tennis and sport itself.

  • 🎧 The Rise of China

    How has China become the economic superpower that it is today? The decades since the death of Chairman Mao Zedong have seen an unprecedented economic transformation, but how has this been achieved? And how credible is the idea that China’s long-term, strategic vision is the key to the nation’s fu...

  • 🎧 A Prince in the Tower with Tina Pepler

    Tina Pepler, writer of the A Prince in the Tower history drama, based on the missing princes and the challengers to the throne in the early Tudor period, chats to Dan about the writing process and the challenges of writing a historical drama.

  • 🎧 A Short History of London

    Simon Jenkins comes on the show to provide a short history of London: from Roman times to present day.