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Suzannah Lipscomb on Uncovering the Lost Stories of Women in the Past

21:08 | Mar 18th

Suzannah Lipscomb's latest work unearths the lives of women in 16th and 17th century through a series of court sources that few have looked through. Dan talks to her about the ways in which these women were far more violent and aggressive than previo...Show More
Al Murray on Arnhem, Satire, Bartending and Drums

29:03 | Oct 4th, 2018

Dan catches Al Murray for a wide ranging discussion. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, visit HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Kathrin Benoehr & Felix Maynard
The Colour of Time with Marina Amaral and Dan Jones

34:58 | Oct 2nd, 2018

In this live recording from 1 Oct 2018, Marina Amaral and Dan Jones talk to Dan Snow about their new book: The Colour of Time. For more exclusive documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard
The Ratline with Philippe Sands

37:39 | Sep 28th, 2018

The Ratline was the route senior Nazis used to escape from Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War, and Philippe Sands has just made a new podcast about it. It's an incredible story, based on original research, and here he tells us all about ...Show More
My Family and the Holocaust with Lord Daniel Finkelstein

31:24 | Jan 25th, 2018

Dan talks to Lord Daniel Finkelstein about his family's experience of the Holocaust, their time in Belsen, and their friendship with Anne Frank. For more information about the Finkelsteins, visit their family website. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: P...Show More
The Battle of Waterloo with Peter Snow

52:02 | Sep 23rd, 2015

Dan teams up with his dad, veteran broadcaster Peter Snow to give a blow-by-blow account of The Battle of Waterloo. Presented by Dan Snow (@TheHistoryGuy) Produced by Dan Morelle (@DanMorelle)
Confucius, his life and influence with Professor Roel Sterckx

35:36 | Jul 16th

Dan and Roel Sterckx, Professor of Chinese History, Science, and Civilisation at Cambridge University, talk about the life of Confucius, his influence on ancient China and his relevance in today's world. For information regarding your data privacy, ...Show More
The First Indian Cricket Team with Dr Prashant Kidambi

27:33 | Jul 14th

Dan and Dr Prashant Kidambi talk about the dominance of Indian cricket team over recent years, as well as its humble origins. They discuss the relationship between cricket and the empire, as well as sport's role as a potent nationalistic force. Dr Pr...Show More
The Eruption of Vesuvius and the Two Plinys with Daisy Dunn

21:45 | Jul 12th

Dan talks to Daisy Dunn, a historian and classicist, about the lives of the two Plinys in the shadow of Vesuvius. The younger Pliny witnessed the eruption and would later write an account of the eruption. The elder Pliny, actually the uncle of the yo...Show More
The Battle of Britain: Truth and Myth with Andy Saunders and Wing Commander Thomas Neil

36:41 | Jul 10th

Dan talks to military historian Andy Saunders about the Battle of Britain. What parts of the narrative have we got wrong? What parts have we got right? Also includes excerpts from Dan's interview with Wing Commander Thomas Neil, who sadly passed away...Show More
Appeasing Hitler with Tim Bouverie

30:44 | Jul 7th

Tim Bouverie has a look at the old questions about appeasement. Was it right to appease Hitler in order to buy time to re-arm? Why did Chamberlain and Halifax not take action when the Rhineland was re-occupied, or during the Anschluss of 1938, or dur...Show More
The Cambridge Spies with Dr Chris Smith

33:03 | Jul 4th

Dr Chris Smith has written a fascinating new book about John Cairncross, one of the famous five Cambridge spies who infiltrated high positions in the British intelligence service and reported back to Russia. Kim Philby, the most famous of the spies, ...Show More
The Chief Interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials with Paul Hooley

21:46 | Jul 2nd

Wolfe Frank, who was the Chief Interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials, translating over a third of the six million words spoken, was one of the most interesting characters in the courtroom. Historian Paul Hooley speaks to Dan about this man, who hate...Show More
A. C. Grayling on The History of Philosophy

28:12 | Jun 30th

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 those questions in light of those thinkers who have gone before. For ad free versions of our en...Show More
The History of Unbelief with Professor Tim Whitmarsh and Professor John Arnold

22:53 | Jun 27th

Dan delves into the history of unbelief - or rather, past people who didn't believe in God(s). He talks to Professor Tim Whitmarsh about Greek atheists (and indeed, about the creation of the term 'atheist'), and to Professor John Arnold about those w...Show More
Simon de Montfort, England's First Parliamentarian with Dr Sophie Therese Ambler

29:49 | Jun 26th

Simon de Montfort was a member of the English peerage, who led opposition to King Henry III. He played a major role in the constitutional development of the country and remains an important figure in British history. For ad free versions of our ent...Show More
Circe and Greek Myths with Madeleine Miller

21:59 | Jun 23rd

Dan and bestselling author Madeleine Miller chat Greek myths and the Odyssey. They talk about Virgil, the Aenead, Patroclus and Agamemnon, and whether Dan should sacrifice his daughter to ensure prevailing winds. For ad free versions of our entire ...Show More
British Women in India with Katie Hickman

27:55 | Jun 20th

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 arrival of women in India prompted a change in racial attitudes, and the arrival of a courtesan on ...Show More
The Battle of Waterloo with Peter Snow

51:39 | Jun 18th

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 face of Europe. For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours of hist...Show More
500th Episode: A History of Fatherhood and Some History Hit Highlights

51:51 | Jun 16th

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...Show More
The Lost World of Doggerland with Simon Fitch

22:22 | Jun 12th

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 University of Bradford, joins Dan to talk about the discovery and the part he played in making them...Show More
George Orwell and 1984 with Dorian Lynskey

23:36 | Jun 10th

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, who has written a biography of this critical text, discussing Orwell's reasons for writing and ...Show More
Britain and Empire in the 20th Century with David Edgerton

27:59 | Jun 9th

David Edgerton attacks outdated views of the British nation and the British Empire during the 20th century with his new book. He revitalises discussion about declinist views of empire, and challenges the idea that the new British nation was forged in...Show More
D-Day with James Holland

32:02 | Jun 6th

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 force tells you everything you need to know about D-Day as we commemorate the 75th anniversary. Al...Show More
Stories of Valour on D-Day with Stuart Robertson, Bill Fitzgerald and George Skipper

41:16 | Jun 5th

This episode focuses on tales of individual bravery at D-Day as we approach the 75th anniversary. Dan talks to two veterans, Bill Fitzgerald and George Skipper, as well as historian Stuart Robertson who has written a new book focusing on those who we...Show More
Tony Blair on Political Power

27:07 | Jun 2nd

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, who was also the longest serving Labour Prime Minister, spoke to Dan about the nature of political power - within party politics, government policy and Britain's role in the world stage. He also discusses the majo...Show More
The Burmese Who Fought For Britain with Alex Bescoby

25:21 | May 31st

Many Burmese people resisted the Japanese occupation of their country in World War Two. Filmmaker Alex Bescoby has made a new film celebrating those who the Empire left behind, despite the hardships they endured to serve Britain during the war. For...Show More
D-Day Revisited with Giles Milton and Captain David Render

30:58 | May 30th

A compilation of some of our best History Hit episodes about D-Day to celebrate the upcoming 75th anniversary. For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours of history documentaries, interviews and films, signup to Histor...Show More
Odette Sansom: Britain's Most Decorated Spy with Larry Loftis

24:48 | May 27th

Odette Sansom, was the most highly decorated woman, and the most decorated spy of any gender during World War II. She was awarded both the George Cross and was appointed a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur. Her wartime exploits and later imprisonment ...Show More
Saladin and the Crusades with Professor Jonathan Phillips

25:36 | May 26th

Saladin was one of the greatest Sultans of the middle ages, and the first sultan of Egypt and Syria. He famously defeated the Crusader army at the Battle of Hattin, and recaptured Jerusalem. The Christian armies of the west never recaptured the Holy ...Show More
Lucy Worsley on Queen Victoria at Kensington Palace

24:48 | May 23rd

This Friday sees the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth. BAFTA winning historian and Joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces Lucy Worsley takes Dan on a tour of Kensington Palace, one of the principle royal residences since 1689, and t...Show More
The Shadow King: Henry VI with Lauren Johnson

35:17 | May 21st

Henry VI came to the throne in exceptionally difficult circumstances. The untimely death of his warlike father, Henry V, placed the crown upon his head aged just 9 months. While England was in the ascendant in the Hundred Years' War in 1422, by the t...Show More
The History in Game of Thrones with Dan Jones

35:43 | May 19th

Game of Thrones is, as you've definitely worked out by now, based heavily on the history of the Wars of the Roses. Famous for high levels of internecine violence and bloody warfare, Game of Thrones is deeply rooted in historical parallels. However, a...Show More
The House Where Victor Hugo Wrote with Cédric Bail

22:57 | May 16th

Victor Hugo was exiled to Guernsey by the regime of Napoleon III, and so wrote many of his most famous works on the island, like “Les Miserables”, in the only house he ever owned. Dan gets a tour of Hauteville House, where he wrote from Cédric Bail t...Show More
The Apollo Program with Kevin Fong

30:03 | May 14th

Getting to the moon was no easy feat, no matter how confident Kennedy may have sounded in his famous 1961 speech. NASA built a team from the ground up, and there were plenty of moments where it seemed as if they weren't going to make it. Fong tells s...Show More
The Sexual Revolution with Virginia Nicholson

25:28 | May 12th

The 1960s were an exciting time. The pill was invented in 1961, and for women everywhere it meant a newfound set of sexual freedoms; no longer did sex have to remain within the confines of marriage. However, the 1960s have for too long been character...Show More
The Orphans of the British Empire with Professor Helen Berry

25:14 | May 10th

The Foundlings were children whose mothers were destitute or dead, and they were taken in by various philanthropic institutions. One such place, the Foundling Hospital, was founded in London in 1739 by Thomas Coram. It was a children's home establish...Show More
Russia's Greatest Spy with Owen Matthews

25:01 | May 8th

Richard Sorge is one of the greatest spies in history. Famously he reported to Stalin that the Germans were going to invade Russia, and famously Stalin ignored him. He then reported that the Japanese weren't going to invade Russia, and this time, the...Show More
Stephen Fry on History and the Seven Deadly Sins

56:40 | May 5th

Stephen Fry talks to Dan about the study of history, deadly sins, Blackadder, eddas, W. H. Auden, Philip Guedalla, Dorothy Parker, the internet, online trolls, R. W. Ketton Cremer and Felbrigg Hall, with a couple of minor detours along the way. Fry t...Show More
Mothering with Professor Sarah Knott

24:23 | May 2nd

Professor Sarah Knott talks to Dan about the history of motherhood and childbirth. She hasn't taken a linear approach in her research, so her discussion of mothering adopts a broad approach, looking at a variety of cultures and time periods and how t...Show More
King George V in World War One with Alexandra Churchill

27:07 | Apr 30th

King George V played a critical role in Britain's war effort during World War One, from the outbreak of war in 1914, until the King's Pilgrimage in May 1922, to visit cemeteries and memorials being constructed by the Imperial War Graves Commission. A...Show More
Babita Sharma on Corner Shops

23:45 | Apr 28th

Babita Sharma is esteemed British broadcaster, and a presenter on BBC News and the BBC World News. In this episode, she takes us through a history of corner shops. Corner shops have been ever important in British society, as hubs of their communities...Show More
Eglantyne Jebb and 100 Years of Save The Children with Clare Mulley

19:27 | Apr 25th

Clare Mulley chats to Dan about Eglantyne Jebb, the founder of Save the Children. Now 100 years old, Save the Children was initially founded in response to the plight of German and Austrian children during the blockade of Germany in the aftermath of ...Show More
Bomb Disposal with Peter Gurney

32:29 | Apr 23rd

Peter Gurney had a prolific career as a bomb disposal expert, from defusing bombs during the Troubles, to addressing bomb scares outside Downing Street. He tells Dan his best stories, explains how he learned to defuse bombs and just how scared he was...Show More
Viking Graveyard with Dr Catrine Jarman

21:43 | Apr 21st

Dr Cat Jarman has made a significant set of discoveries about a Viking graveyard in Derbyshire, and Dan talks to her to find out if they might have found the skeleton of Ivar the Boneless. For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hund...Show More
A Tour of Alnwick Castle with Ralph Percy, the Duke of Northumberland

45:46 | Apr 19th

Ralph Percy takes Dan on a walking tour of Alnwick Castle, exploring its sumptuous collections of art and furniture, as well as talking Dan through his family's turbulent and frequently violent history. Percy's antecedents include men like Henry Hots...Show More
The Kingdom of Lotharingia with Simon Winder

25:54 | Apr 18th

Simon Winder's eclectic histories have ranged all over the Germanic countries, and he has concluded his Germania trilogy with Lotharingia, a book about the kingdom of Lothair, which was located mainly in the modern low countries, and stretched all th...Show More
Old King Tut with Dr Colleen Darnell

20:20 | Apr 16th

Dr Colleen Darnell talks to Dan about 'Tutmania', the phase of obsession with the uncovering of the tomb of Tutankhamun, as well as all things Egyptology. For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours of history documenta...Show More
Emergency Podcast: The Notre-Dame Fire with Jonathan Foyle

21:28 | Apr 15th

Dan talks to Jonathan Foyle in order to fully understand the history of the Notre-Dame cathedral, and how devastating this fire really is. For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours of history documentaries, interviews...Show More
The Amritsar Massacre with Kim Wagner

31:18 | Apr 13th

100 years ago, forces under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer fired upon on an assembled crowd of Indians, who had gathered in peaceful protest about the deportation of two national leaders. Dan talks to Kim Wagner in order to better understand th...Show More
Socrates and Love with Armand D'Angour

32:44 | Apr 12th

Armand D'Angour, a renowned classical scholar, has found new sources that Socrates in fact received many of his ideas, particularly those about love, from a woman he had an affair with. This is a new look at a man often considered the father of weste...Show More
Sea Powers with Andrew Lambert

39:40 | Apr 9th

Andrew Lambert has written a magisterial history of sea power states, and the tools and methods of control they used to exert influence. From the Athenians to the British, Lambert discusses the way that states became sea powers, as well as offering i...Show More
Anita Anand on the Man Who Set Out to Avenge the Amritsar Massacre

28:22 | Apr 7th

Udham Singh, legendary in India but barely known in the western world, was present when the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar was perpetrated. Legend has it he picked a clump of bloody soil and swore to avenge the massacre. Twenty-one years later...Show More
Reinventing Economics with Rutger Bregman

18:16 | Apr 5th

Rutger Bregman, the Dutch historian who has been making waves at Davos, as well as irking the likes of Tucker Carlson in the states, chats to Dan about the economic ideas that he hopes will change the way we think about work. Rutger discusses univers...Show More
The People's War with Jonathan Fennell

21:43 | Apr 3rd

Jonathan Fennell has written a new book discussing the 'citizen armies' that made up the core of the British and Commonwealth armies, and Dan talks to him to find out more. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry For ad free versions of our enti...Show More
Life at Bletchley Park with Betty Webb

31:32 | Apr 2nd

Betty Webb was heavily involved with the work going on at Bletchley Park. While she was not part of the code-breaking team, her work was invaluable to the success of Bletchley, and Dan talks to her about her life and wartime experiences. For ad fre...Show More
Melvyn Bragg on Héloïse and Abelard

28:04 | Mar 31st

Melvyn Bragg talks to Dan about a philosopher and a scholar in the 12th century. Abelard was one of the best known theologians of the medieval era, and his love affair with Héloïse, characterised famously by the letters that they sent to each other a...Show More
Vincent Van Gogh with Martin Bailey

21:16 | Mar 29th

With the release of At Eternity's Gate starring Willem Dafoe as Vincent Van Gogh, Dan set off to find someone who knows about Vincent Van Gogh. He found Martin Bailey, co-curator of the new Van Gogh museum at the Tate, which is devoted to Van Gogh's ...Show More
Europe Remembers WW2 with Rémi Praud

15:28 | Mar 28th

The Liberation Route Europe team are working to ensure that the end of World War Two is celebrated and that those who fell are justly commemorated. Rémi Praud, a member of the team, talks to Dan about remembering and commemoration. For ad free vers...Show More
Shakespeare and Love with Dr Chris Laoutaris

30:24 | Mar 26th

Dr Chris Laoutaris talked to Dan about Shakespeare and love at our History Hit Live event at the British academy. Their discussion doesn't just limit itself to love in the upstart crow's plays, but to his own personal affairs and sexual proclivities....Show More
Akala on Imperialism

24:03 | Mar 24th

Rapper and intellectual Akala talks to Dan about the way historical narratives are created, maintained and then broken down. He discusses slavery and abolitionism, the need for Britain to do more to acknowledge its imperial history, and how his own e...Show More
Cluster Bombs with James Rogers

19:11 | Mar 22nd

In 1943, Grimsby was hit by a new type of weapon: butterfly bombs, also know as cluster bombs. James Rogers tells Dan about the terrifying experience of being attacked by cluster bombs, and how they've been used around the world since. For ad free ...Show More
HMS Caroline with Melissa Morton and William Hughes

29:35 | Mar 20th

Dan explores the HMS Caroline, the last ship that survived the Battle of Jutland and remains afloat. The team from the museum of the HMS Caroline and the man in charge of much of its restoration and maintenance take him around. For a related docume...Show More
The Afghanistan War in Helmand with Dr Mike Martin

34:13 | Mar 17th

Dr Mike Martin famously critiqued the Ministry of Defence in 2014, who tried to prevent the publication of his book. The book was based on a series of conversations Martin had with the Afghan locals, as one of the few within the military who could sp...Show More
Kohima: Britain's Greatest Battle with Akiko MacDonald and Richard Greenwood

28:40 | Mar 15th

The Battle of Kohima was a critical part of the war fought between Britain and Japan during World War II. It acted as a turning point on the eastern front more generally, and Dan talks to Akiko MacDonald, the daughter of a Japanese soldier who fought...Show More
Shellshock with Suzie Grogan

24:37 | Mar 13th

Suzie Grogan talks about the 'hidden illness' of World War One, now better known as shellshock or PTSD. Dan chats with her about the initial reception to cases of shellshock and how diagnoses changed as we understood the problem better over time. F...Show More
The Nuclear Test Veterans with Suzie Boniface

24:13 | Mar 11th

Suzie Boniface discusses those who were harmed by the nuclear tests conducted by the British atom bomb, as controversy surrounds the first British atomic test in 1952, and the subsequent testing program. Those who worked on the sites were exposed to ...Show More
Letters to Obama with Jeanne Marie Laskas

19:18 | Mar 10th

Every day, ten thousand Americans wrote to Obama. Jeanne Marie Laskas tells their story, and the profound impact that these letters had on the President. For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours of history documenta...Show More
Friends of the Earth with Craig Bennett

24:45 | Mar 9th

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. Craig Bennett, current CEO of Friends of the Earth in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, talks to Dan about the situation, the positives we can glean from climate change right now, and ...Show More
Jerusalem on the Amstel with Lipika Pelham

29:04 | Mar 6th

Lipika Pelham talks to Dan about the Dutch Jewish community in Amsterdam, how the Sephardim Jews ended up there and what they endured during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of ...Show More
Introducing: Hidden Histories with Helen Carr

37:47 | Mar 4th

In this episode, Helen Carr talks to Lindsey Fitzharris about Joseph Lister and the development of germ theory. The new show on the History Hit network, Hidden Histories, sees Helen Carr exploring some of the country's hidden treasures. She and som...Show More
Gandhi with Ramachandra Guha

23:14 | Mar 3rd

Gandhi is a complex and sometimes controversial figure, so Dan chats to Ramachandra Guha to find out what shaped Gandhi's worldview and how his early life informed his actions. For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hour...Show More
How Geology Shaped Human History with Lewis Dartnell

28:16 | Mar 1st

There are strips of rock in the United States that are accurate predictors of whether a county will turn Democrat, or Republican. Lewis Dartnell's latest project demonstrates how the earth has and continues to shape our politics and our history, and ...Show More
Emergency Podcast: Kashmir with Shashank Joshi

14:07 | Feb 28th

Shashank Joshi explains the history of tension in the Kashmir province as conflict re-emerges between Pakistan and India. For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours of history documentaries, interviews and films, signu...Show More
Inventing Britain with Misha Glenny

33:11 | Feb 27th

Misha Glenny is the host of a radio show called The Invention of Britain and he discusses with Dan the development of Britain. Glenny explores the history of our relationships with Scotland, Wales and Ireland, as well as the no less tempestuous relat...Show More
Jack the Ripper's Victims with Hallie Rubenhold

23:19 | Feb 25th

Why is the impression we have of Jack the Ripper's victims misleading? Hallie Rubenhold explains to Dan that the common conception of his victims as young sex-workers is mostly wrong, and discusses the actual sources we have about the lives of his vi...Show More
The Life of a Navigator during World War Two with Arthur Spencer

28:49 | Feb 24th

Arthur Spencer was a navigator during World War Two, completing two tours of operations with 97 Squadron at RAF Woodhall Spa and RAF Bourn. He was awarded the Légion d’Honneur for providing air support for the Resistance in Italy. Dan met him in his ...Show More
The Irish Border with Professor Marie Coleman

41:59 | Feb 22nd

Dan and Professor Marie Coleman get into the details of the border between Ireland and North Ireland. How did it come to be, how has it changed and why has it proved such a sticking point in Brexit negotiations? For ad free versions of our entire p...Show More
The SAS Italian Job with Damien Lewis

22:13 | Feb 20th

Damien Lewis, expert on all things SAS, chats to Dan about one of the largest and yet mostly unknown SAS raids of the war. For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours of history documentaries, interviews and films, sig...Show More
Vietnam with Max Hastings

34:55 | Feb 17th

Max Hasting's new bestseller on Vietnam is out, and Dan met him to discuss Domino theory, whether it was possible for the US to win the war and the effect the war had on those who fought in it. For a related short film to this podcast, US Army Heli...Show More
A Prince in the Tower with Tina Pepler

20:27 | Feb 16th

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. To l...Show More
Slavery with Professor Christer Petley

28:44 | Feb 15th

Dan chats to Christer Petley about slavery, focusing on one particularly virulent slave-owner called Simon Taylor, one of the most powerful men in Jamaica in the 18th century. For more information on slavery, Windrush, Empire and the Legacy of Slav...Show More
Lesbianism during World War One with Professor Laura Doan

30:25 | Feb 14th

Valentine's Day Special! Laura Doan discusses love and lesbianism during the war, from the way women were treated to popular reaction to lesbians in the media and elsewhere. For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours ...Show More
The Great Escape with Guy Walters

16:17 | Feb 11th

Was The Great Escape as great as its name suggests? Guy Walters thinks otherwise, and argues that the mass breakout from Stalag Luft III actually helped the German war effort. Dan chats to him to find out more. Discover more history interviews and do...Show More
Sex and Socialism with Professor Kristen Ghodsee

27:57 | Feb 10th

Did people have better sex under socialism? The answer is probably yes, and Dan talks to Kristen Ghodsee to find out why, also discussing why young people are having less sex and the Soviet approach to gender equality. For ad free versions of our ...Show More
The Lost Wrecks of Jutland in Portsmouth

30:54 | Feb 8th

Dan heads down to Portsmouth harbour to uncover lost wrecks buried in the mud with a team of marine specialists in history and archaeology. Discover more history interviews and documentaries at History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Cur...Show More
The Tombs of Egypt with Chris Naunton

28:41 | Feb 6th

What treasures lie in store in the shifting sands of the Valley of the Kings? Dan talks to Chris Naunton to discover where the tombs of Alexander the Great and Cleopatra might be. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to ...Show More
Singapore with Nicholas Walton

28:03 | Feb 4th

Dan talks to Nicholas Walton about the role of Sir Stamford Raffles in the emergence of Singapore as one of the world's largest ports, and about the history of the country more generally, from the earliest days of Javanese agriculture to Singapore's ...Show More
The Great Escape with Air Commodore Charles Clarke

14:01 | Feb 1st

What was it like in Stalag Luft 3? Dan talks to Air Commodore Charles Clarke, a prisoner-of-war during the Great Escape. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry
Augustus with Lindsay Powell

36:18 | Jan 31st

Who was the greatest European ever? Dan talks to Lindsay Powell to find out. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry
A Prince in the Tower with Iain Glen

35:20 | Jan 28th

In this episode, Dan presents an all-new kind of podcast, History Hit's first ever audio drama. Starring Iain Glen from Game of Thrones, and Geoffrey McGivern from Blackadder 3, it's a mystery full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing thro...Show More
Murder After World War One with Paul Stickler

27:52 | Jan 27th

Dan talks to Paul Stickler about a bizarre murder in the aftermath of the First World War. For more exclusive history interviews or documentaries, subscribe to History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry
Antony Beevor on Arnhem

44:19 | Jan 25th

Dan talks to Antony Beevor about Arnhem and Operation Market Garden. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard, Peter Curry & Pete Dennis
Napoleon with Adam Zamoyski

40:10 | Jan 23rd

Dan talks to Adam Zamoyski, a historian who has recently written a new biography of Napoleon. Discover more history interviews and documentaries at History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry
The War in the East Part 2 with Dr Bill Frankland

36:56 | Jan 21st

Dan talks to Dr Bill Frankland, a 106 year old veteran of World War II who lived through a Japanese prisoner of war camp and who also made important contributions to our understanding of allergies. Second of two episodes. Discover more history interv...Show More
The Indian Army in World War One with Dr Priya Atwal and George Morton-Jack

36:39 | Jan 20th

Dan chatted to George Morton-Jack and Dr Priya Atwal about the neglected role of the Indian Army during World War One, and how they are working to shed new light on the vital role that these servicemen played. Discover more history interviews and doc...Show More
The War in the East Part 1 with Dr Bill Frankland

43:33 | Jan 16th

Dan talks to Dr Bill Frankland, a 106 year old veteran of World War II who lived through a Japanese prisoner of war camp and who also made important contributions to our understanding of allergies. First of two episodes. Discover more history intervi...Show More
The Black Sea Shipwrecks with Dr Helen Farr

20:08 | Jan 14th

Dr Helen Farr is leading a team looking at prehistoric wrecks in the Black Sea. Dan chats to her about how the Black Sea's anaerobic waters have preserved ancient ships for many centuries, including a Greek ship very similar to one on an urn in the B...Show More
The Bavarian Soviet Republic with Volker Weidermann

24:55 | Jan 13th

Dan chats to Volker Wiedermann, a German writer and literary critic, about the Bavarian Soviet Republic. The Republic, established in the aftermath of the First World War, was an unlikely formation and was quickly attacked from all sides, especially ...Show More
Spitfire with John Nichol

22:46 | Jan 11th

John Nichol is a former RAF Tornado Navigator who flew in the Gulf War. He was shot down and became a prisoner of war, and he is now an author. Dan talks to him on his new bestseller about the Spitfire, the plane that was critical to the RAF's effort...Show More
Hiroshima with Hirata San

41:40 | Jan 9th

Dan talks to Hirata San, a survivor of the Hiroshima attacks, and one of the few remaining survivors who speak English, about the Hiroshima bombing. Discover more history interviews and documentaries at History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: ...Show More
Bodies of HS2 with the Museum of London Archaeology team

21:37 | Jan 8th

Dan talks to the Head of Heritage for HS2, Helen Wass, as well as Mike Henderson, about the bodies discovered along the route of this infrastructure project, and what they can tell us about the past. Discover more history interviews and documentaries...Show More
Peterloo with Jacqueline Riding

53:43 | Jan 5th

In 1819, a huge crowd gathered in St Peter's Fields, Manchester, to hear radical speakers demand democratic reform. Dozens were killed and many more were injured by the army and local militia in what became known as the Peterloo Massacre. Dan talks t...Show More
The SAS in the Falklands Part 2 with Sir Cedric Delves & Danny West

44:32 | Jan 2nd

Dan concludes fascinating talk with Sir Cedric Delves and Danny West about the involvement of the SAS in the Falklands War. For more explusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley
The SAS in the Falklands Part 1 with Sir Cedric Delves & Danny West

46:32 | Jan 1st

Dan hears the incredible story of the SAS's involvement in the Falklands from the men who were actually there: Sir Cedric Delves and Danny West. For more exclusive history interviews & documentaries, subscribe to History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapl...Show More
Shakespeare's Shoreditch Theatre with Heather Knight

24:15 | Dec 30th, 2018

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. For more exclusive ...Show More
The History of Iran Part 2 with Ali Ansari

26:01 | Dec 29th, 2018

Join Dan & Ali Ansari as they race through another thousand years of Persian and Iranian history. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry
The History of Iran Part 1 with Ali Ansari

38:24 | Dec 26th, 2018

Dan talks to Ali Ansari about the history of Iran, and discover just how much of it there is! Discover more history interviews and documentaries at History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry
Saturnalia with Kevin Butcher

27:50 | Dec 24th, 2018

Dan talks to Kevin Butcher about the Roman festival of Saturnalia, with its drinking, gift-giving, and sense of a world turned upside-down. For more history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pet...Show More
A Dickensian Dinner Party with Pen Vogler

44:30 | Dec 22nd, 2018

Dan headed over to Pen Vogler's house for a spot of smoking bishop, a glass of punch, and a lovely mince pie to experience the festive season as Dickens might have. Merry Christmas from everyone at History Hit, and - for more Christmas cheer - do go ...Show More
The History of the Pyrenees with Matthew Carr

26:26 | Dec 20th, 2018

Dan talks to Matthew Carr about the history of the Pyrenees, a mountainous frontier that has seen conflict and co-operation from Roman times until the present day. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit TV. ...Show More
The Discovery of a Viking Ship with Erich Nau

16:43 | Dec 19th, 2018

Archaeologists in Norway have discovered an intact Viking ship! Dan chatted to Erich Nau about this momentous discovery and what it could mean for our understanding of the Norsemen. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe t...Show More
The British in India with David Gilmour

26:40 | Dec 18th, 2018

In this episode, Dan talks to David Gilmour about the British in India. David Gilmour's new book is a vast exploration of the social history of India. David Gilmour is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. For more exclusive history interviews...Show More
Big Week with James Holland

27:42 | Dec 15th, 2018

Dan sits down with James Holland to talk about Operation Argument in February 1944, the biggest air battle of World War 2. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curr...Show More
The Arabia Steamboat in Missouri with David Hawley

18:26 | Dec 12th, 2018

Dan explores the Arabia, a steamboat that sank in the Missouri river over a hundred years ago and was then dug up from a Kansas cornfield by David Hawley and turned into a museum. Much of the ships interior was preserved, allowing us to gain a fascin...Show More
Air Power at Gallipoli with Mike Pavelec

12:14 | Dec 10th, 2018

Dan chats to Mike Pavelec on the use of air power at Gallipoli in this minisode of the podcast. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.tv. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry & Felix Maynard
German Codebreakers of World War Two with Christian Jennings

30:27 | Dec 7th, 2018

We know the story of enigma, but what was the German Alan Turing doing in the heart of the Reich? German codebreakers had similar successes to the Allies, and in this episode, Dan chats to Christian Jennings about cracking codes, the Battle of the At...Show More
Referendums with Andrew Blick

28:39 | Dec 6th, 2018

Dan chats to Andrew Blick about referendums in history, and how that plays into our current predicament. Is there a precedent we can turn to? How have referendums shaped our country in the past? Andrew Blick is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and Conte...Show More
Roman Legionaries with Simon Elliott

27:44 | Dec 5th, 2018

Dan has his regular catch-up with Simon Elliott on all things Roman. Why were the legionaries so successful, and how did they maintain that success for several centuries? For more exclusive history documentaries, and ad-free podcasts, subscribe to Hi...Show More
Ghost Stories of the Enlightenment with Martha McGill

32:15 | Dec 4th, 2018

The second ever History Hit live show saw Dan talking about ghosts with Martha McGill, the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Warwick. How do ghosts change throughout history? What ghostly misdemeanour saw one servant forced to ...Show More
The Kindertransport with Herman Rothman and Henry Glanz

34:18 | Dec 2nd, 2018

The Kindertransport was a rescue effort, where the United Kingdom took in around 10,000 Jewish children from Germany and Eastern Europe, and in many cases they were the only members of their family to survive the Holocaust. Herman Rothman and Henry G...Show More
Winston Churchill the Artist with David Cannadine

32:59 | Nov 30th, 2018

Dan talks to David Cannadine, renowned historian and trustee of the Royal Academy Development Trust among many other accolades. David Cannadine has recently written a book about Winston Churchill as an artist and the way he used art to deal with his ...Show More
Maps That Made America with Susan Schulten and the British Library

22:13 | Nov 28th, 2018

Dan talks to Susan Schulten, a historian from the University of Denver, about maps as tools for visualising history. Find out how Columbus's voyage was based on an erroneous prediction (and why it was fortunate for him that it was), and the way in wh...Show More
A Victorian Murder with Claire Harman

35:47 | Nov 26th, 2018

Dan heads to Mayfair to discuss a very Victorian murder with Claire Harman, a literary writer and novelist. This podcast talks about the murder of Lord William Russell in 1840, and answers the most important question: Who did it? For more exclusive h...Show More
Living Through the Dresden Firebombing with Victor Gregg

44:56 | Nov 25th, 2018

Victor Gregg is a veteran of World War Two and the Dresden Bombings, and travelled with Dan to visit Dresden last year for a documentary. In this episode, Victor talks about what it was like to be in Dresden during the bombings, and the Post Traumati...Show More
Remembering the Alamo with W. F. Strong

46:46 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Dan headed out to Texas to discuss the Battle of the Alamo and what its legacy means for modern Texas. He met with W. F. Strong, a famed historian of Texas, to wander around the city and get a deeper understanding of one of America's most famous batt...Show More
The War in North Africa with Victor Gregg

25:07 | Nov 21st, 2018

Victor Gregg is a veteran of World War Two and the Dresden Bombings, and travelled with Dan to visit Dresden last year for a documentary. In this episode, Dan discusses Victor's time in North Africa, and the trauma of war. For more exclusive history ...Show More
Distilling, Barrels and the Water of Life With the Glendronach Single Malt Whisky

14:54 | Nov 20th, 2018

In this special, sponsored episode, Dan talks to Dr Rachel Barrie, the first female Master Blender, about whisky, taxes, and the Glendronach distillery. For more history films & documentaries, visit HistoryHit.TV. #ad
Life Before World War Two with Victor Gregg

20:49 | Nov 19th, 2018

Victor Gregg is a veteran of World War Two and the Dresden Bombings, and travelled with Dan to visit Dresden last year for a documentary. In this episode, Dan discusses Victor's early life, and how he came to join the army. For more exclusive history...Show More
Whitechapel Bell Foundry with Adam Lowe from Factum Arte

31:32 | Nov 16th, 2018

Whitechapel Bell Foundry was formally founded in 1570, and continued casting bells until 2017. It cast the Liberty Bell and Big Ben. In this episode, Dan talks to Adam Lowe who is part of a campaign to get the Foundry back into action. For more exclu...Show More
The History of Europe with Simon Jenkins

24:49 | Nov 14th, 2018

Dan talks to Simon Jenkins about his new book, A Short History of Europe, and about Britain's in-out relationship with the continent of Europe as a whole. For more exclusive history documentaries, visit HistoryHit.TV Producer: Natt Tapley
How Should We Remember the First World War? with Dan Todman

27:43 | Nov 11th, 2018

On Armistice Sunday, Dan talks to Dan Todman about remembrance, and the ways in which we think about the events of the First World War. For more free World War One documentaries, visit History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley
The Events of 11 November 1918 with Paul Reed

22:12 | Nov 11th, 2018

What happened on the last morning of the First World War, in the hours before the guns fell silent at 11:00? Dan talks to Paul Reed about how exactly you go about ending a four-year war, and the young men who didn't survive that last morning. To watc...Show More
First World War Theatre with Helen Brooks

35:14 | Nov 10th, 2018

Dan Visits the First World War Theatre Project, an Arts and HUmanities Research Council project, to hear about what plays made it past the censors in World War One. To see a documentary including performances, watch Untold Stories of the First World ...Show More
World War One Shipwrecks with the Maritime Archaeology Trust

23:37 | Nov 9th, 2018

Dan talks to Jesse Ransley from the Maritime Archaeological Trust about some of the many fascinating First World War shipwrecks to be found in the waters around Britain. For more free WWI documentaries during Armistice week, visit HistoryHit.TV. Pr...Show More
George V's Pilgrimage to the Western Front with Charles Goodson-Wickes

18:41 | Nov 8th, 2018

After the war, George V visited the Western Front in a small pilgrimage to pay homage to the dead. Charles Goodson-Wickes' grandfather, Frank Fox, travelled with the King to record this journey. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry
Chinese Labour Corps in World War One with Wenlan Peng

27:12 | Nov 8th, 2018

During the First World War, many Chinese came to work as labourers on the Western Front, but their story is rarely told. Dan talks to Wenlang Peng about the impact of the Chinese Labour Corps, and what life was life for them. To see a documentary abo...Show More
The Lost Battalion with Mark Fastoso and John King

25:06 | Nov 7th, 2018

Dan talks to the producers of a new documentary about a battalion cut off during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, Mark Fastoso and John King. You can see The Lost Battalion on HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley
How Democracies Decay with Brian Klaas

28:58 | Nov 6th, 2018

Dan talks to academic ad Washington Post columnist Brian Klaas about how democracies decay, and what it looks like when they slide into authoritarian nationalism. Producer: Natt Tapley
Shot At Dawn: Harry Farr with Janet Booth

25:40 | Nov 5th, 2018

Dan talks to Janet Booth, the grand-daughter of Harry Farr, who was shot for cowardice in October 1916. For one week, to commemorate the end of the First World War, all documentaries about World War I on History Hit TV are completely free. Click here...Show More
How To Impeach a President with Joshua Matz

27:50 | Nov 4th, 2018

Dan talks to Joshua Matz an Attorney and expert in American constitutional law. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews visit HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard
Shrouds of the Somme with Rob Heard

15:42 | Nov 2nd, 2018

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. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV! Producer: ...Show More
Russian Interference in Elections with Calder Walton

30:48 | Nov 1st, 2018

Dan Snow meets Calder Walton for a martini and an overview of Russia's history of interference in foreign elections. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries sign up to HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard
Winston Churchill with Andrew Roberts

18:57 | Oct 31st, 2018

Dan talks to Andrew Roberts about Winston Churchill, and gets exclusive access to Andrew's previously unseen material about the wartime Prime Minister. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries log onto HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley...Show More
Witchcraft with Dr Suzannah Lipscomb

34:21 | Oct 30th, 2018

Recorded LIVE in association with the British Academy, Dan talked to Dr Suzannah Lipscomb about the history of witchcraft... For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, visit HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard
Letters that Changed the World with Simon Sebag Montefiore

21:55 | Oct 29th, 2018

Dan talks to Simon Sebag Montefiore about the letters that changed the course of history. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries please visit HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard
Protest: Spirit of the People with Donald Macintyre

19:16 | Oct 27th, 2018

In 1968 thousands of people took to the streets of London to protest the Vietnam War. In March, 200 protesters were arrested during clashes with the Police outside the American Embassy in Grosvenor Square. In October, 25,000 people assembled to prote...Show More
African Experiences in World War One with John Akomfrah

22:36 | Oct 26th, 2018

Dan talks to video artist John Akomfrah about his new work, Mimesis, produced in association with 14-18Now, the arts organisation dedicated to the commemoration of the First World War. It explores the experience of Africans in World War I, and John t...Show More
Paddy Ashdown on German Attempts to Kill Hitler

31:22 | Oct 25th, 2018

Dan sits down with Paddy Ashdown to talk about German attempts to kill Hitler. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews sign up to HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard
Air Power: The Past, Present and Future with Mike Pavelec

33:55 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Dan and Mike Pavelec talk about Air Power: it's short history and how it will shake the future up For more exclusive documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard
Danny Boyle on Pages of the Sea with 14-18 NOW

17:23 | Oct 19th, 2018

Dan speaks to Danny Boyle about his new artwork, Pages of the Sea, which can be seen on beaches around the country on 11 November. Created in association with 14-18 NOW, the arts and culture organisation responsible for artworks commemorating the cen...Show More
Historical Dementia with David Andress

22:05 | Oct 18th, 2018

Dan talks to David Andress about how the past is often misinterpreted to suit the needs of the powerful. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews go to HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard
The 5 Fish That Made Britain with Charles Rangeley-Wilson

22:07 | Oct 17th, 2018

Dan sits down with Charles Rangeley-Wilson, celebrated Author, Conservationist, Broadcaster, to talk about the five fish that made Britian. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: F...Show More
The Parachute Regiment with Helen Parr

32:33 | Oct 15th, 2018

Dan talks to Helen Parr, whose new book Our Boys, traces the history of the Parachute Regiment and her own, personal, involvement with it. For more exclusive history documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Mayn...Show More
Peter Jackson on They Shall Not Grow Old with 14-18 NOW

22:53 | Oct 12th, 2018

In this special podcast, presented in association with 14-18 Now, Dan talks to Peter Jackson, the Oscar-winning director of Lord of the Rings, about the new film he's made to commemorate the end of the First World War, They Shall Not Grow Old. Workin...Show More
The New York Historical Society

26:52 | Oct 10th, 2018

Dan takes a guided tour of the New York Historical Society whilst he was visiting the city. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews visit HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis
What Really Happened on D-Day with Giles Milton

27:21 | Oct 9th, 2018

Dan talks to Giles Milton about D-Day and what his research has uncovered about the untold stories of this landmark event. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry
Meuse Argonne: America's Bloodiest World War One Battle

37:19 | Oct 8th, 2018

Dan heads to National World War One Museum and Memorial in Kansas city to see the collection and find out more about Meuse Argonne. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries head to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry
World War One Commemoration with Richard Van Emden

30:37 | Oct 7th, 2018

Richard Van Emden catches up with Dan Snow to talk about the commemoration of the final year of World War One. For more interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry
Cathy Newman on Bloody Brilliant Women

21:36 | Oct 6th, 2018

Dan meets up with Cathy Newman to talk about her fantastic new book, Bloody Brilliant Women, and her career in the eye of the journalistic storm. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews visit HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Fe...Show More
Hitler's British Traitors with Tim Tate

23:18 | Oct 5th, 2018

Dan talks to Tim Tate about the uncomfortable history of the Nazi secret service's operations in the UK. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.TV!. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard
Talking Politics with David Runciman and Helen Thompson

32:10 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Dan Snow sits down with the Talking Politics Podcast team in their studio in Cambridge to discuss how history can guide us into a future laced with technology. For more exclusive interview and documentaries go to HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tap...Show More
Mary Queen of Scots with Kate Williams

55:48 | Oct 1st, 2018

Dan Snow and Kate Williams talk about the rise and fall of Mary Queen of Scots. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard
Edward VIII in America with Ted Powell

15:23 | Sep 29th, 2018

Dan speaks to historian and author Ted Powell about why Edward VIII's fascinating relationship with the USA. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries subscribe to HistoryHit.TV!! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard
Burma's Lost Royal Family with Alex Bescoby

23:54 | Sep 27th, 2018

In this special podcast, Dan talks to Alex Bescoby, a filmmaker and historian of Burma, about his documentary following Burma’s lost royal family - We Were Kings. Alex is currently crowdfunding his latest documentary about veterans from Burma who fou...Show More
Thomas Cromwell with Diarmaid MacCulloch - History Hit LIVE in association with the British Academy

54:08 | Sep 26th, 2018

In our first-ever History Hit Live in association with the British Academy, Dan talks to Diarmaid MacCulloch about Thomas Cromwell, whether or not the Reformation was like Brexit, and what is wrong with Putney. If you'd like to come to a History Hit ...Show More
The Battle of Salonika in World War One with Nick Ilic

12:31 | Sep 24th, 2018

Dan Snow talks to Nick Ilic about the Battle of Salonika and the front against Bulgaria in the First World War. For more exclusive history documentaries and interviews subscribe to History Hit! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard and Peter...Show More
Anglo-American Rivalry in the Middle East with James Barr

29:15 | Sep 22nd, 2018

Dan Snow talks to James Barr about a rivalry in the Middle East, but it's not the one you might expect... For more exclusive history documentaries and interviews visit HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard
Soviet Double Agent Oleg Gordievsky with Ben Mcintyre

47:53 | Sep 21st, 2018

Dan talks to Macintyre about a double agent - a story clouded in deception and intrepidation. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, visit HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard
Michael Palin on The Erebus

42:22 | Sep 20th, 2018

Dan Snow wrangles with a Python! He talks to comedy legend Michael Palin about his new book, Erebus The Story of a Ship. The book tells the devastating true story of the Franklin expeditions to find the Northwest Passage, and how their history only s...Show More
Bosworth Battlefield with Julian Humphrys

14:21 | Sep 19th, 2018

Julian Humphrys phones Dan Snow to talk about the Battle of Bosworth, its significance and why we need to come together to prevent the site from being built on. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV! ...Show More
#RAF100 The birth of the RAF and Cadets' first steps at Cranwell College

21:40 | Sep 18th, 2018

In this part of our #RAF100 season Dan learns from Ian Castle (who also spoke to us last week about Zeppelins) the conception of the RAF before moving onto a guided tour of Cranwell College by Wing Commander Paula Willmot, where all officers and airc...Show More
The 2008 Financial Crash with Adam Tooze

31:57 | Sep 15th, 2018

Dan speaks to economic historian Adam Tooze for the tenth anniversary of Lehman Brothers' collapse in this special podcast. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard
The First Blitz with Ian Castle

28:19 | Sep 14th, 2018

Dan talks to aviation historian Ian Castle about the First Blitz, an effort to kick Britain out of a world war... For more exclusive history documentaries and interviews visit HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis
#RAF100 Snow in a Tornado

1:18:27 | Sep 12th, 2018

Dan takes his final flight in a Tornado with Flt Lt Rob Manisty, aka ‘Sea Cow’, at the Helm. Tornado Veteran John Nichol also talks to Dan about his experience as a prisoner of war in this mega-podcast for #RAF100. For more exclusive interviews and...Show More
Political Polarisation in the USA with Joanne Freeman

46:25 | Sep 11th, 2018

Dan talks to Joanne Freeman about the history of polarisation in the USA, giving an extraordinary insight into the tone of American politics' early days. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, visit HistoryHit.TV. You can get 3 months for...Show More
How Debt Made Nations Great with Martin Slater

42:39 | Sep 6th, 2018

Dan talks to Martin Slater about the history of national debts, how they powered nations and the changing function and timeframe of debt in the modern world. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV! Use code 'pod...Show More
The Recent History of Venezuela with Professor Micheal Tarver

37:24 | Sep 5th, 2018

Dan talks with Professor Micheal Tarver, Executive Secretary – Southeast World History Association (SEWHA), who gives is a snapshot of Venezuela's history right up to the present day. For more exclusive history documentaries and interviews use code p...Show More
The Brazil National Museum Fire with Marina Amaral

07:05 | Sep 4th, 2018

In this special emergency episode, Marina Amaral talks to us from Brazil about her reaction to the devastating fire at the Museo Nacional in Rio. Producer: Natt Tapley
Paul Reed and WW2 Italy

18:21 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Dan talks to Paul Reed about the significance of the Italian invasion in World War Two. For more exlcusive interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard
Sites of Conscience with Linda Norris

28:09 | Aug 30th, 2018

Dan speaks with Linda Norris, the Global Networks Program Director at International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, about how we look at history and the museums of the future. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries subscribe to HistoryHi...Show More
HMS President with Dr. Phil Weir

14:23 | Aug 29th, 2018

Dan talks to Dr. Phil Weir about the history of the HMS President and reinstating her place along the Thames. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis
Trump and Mussolini with Ruth Ben-Ghiat

33:21 | Aug 28th, 2018

Dan talks to Ruth Ben-Ghiat about what the history of Italian Fascism can teach us about the modern political landscape. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries subscribe to HistoryHit.TV Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard
Max Hastings on the Humanity Behind Warfare

35:13 | Aug 24th, 2018

Dan sits down with Max Hastings to talk about the humanity behind warfare, and other wide ranging topics. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard & Nathan Williams
Saragarhi - Jay Singh-Sohal

28:54 | Aug 21st, 2018

Dan talks to Captain Jay Singh-Sohal about his work on Saragarhi and Sikh military history. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Nathaniel Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard
The Skeletons Below Durham Professor Christopher Gerrard and Julie Biddlecombe-Brown

32:04 | Aug 21st, 2018

Dan talks to Professor Christopher Gerrard and Julie Biddlecombe-Brown about the skeletons and the exhibition about their story. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard
The Battle for Brooklyn with Karen Quinones

37:43 | Aug 18th, 2018

Dan takes a walk around Colonial New York with Karen Quinones (of Patriot Tours) to explore the great battle and in its original setting. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries subscribe to HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix...Show More
Colonel Waddy on The British Army after World War Two

16:13 | Aug 16th, 2018

Dan continues his discussion with Colonel Waddy and hears tales of his career in the British Army in the second of two podcasts with the Colonel. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Fel...Show More
Indian Partition with Anita Rani - RePod

15:12 | Aug 15th, 2018

To mark the anniversary of the Indian Partition we have selected this moving and insightful podcast from the archives. Listen as Dan speaks to Anita Rani on the phone about her family's account of the Indian Partition. For more exclusive interviews a...Show More
Colonel Waddy's World War Two

34:33 | Aug 14th, 2018

Dan talks to Colonel Waddy about his part in World War Two in the first of two podcasts on the Colonel. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews visit HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard
The Battle of Amiens 100 with Gervase Phillips

40:42 | Aug 7th, 2018

Dan phones Gervase Phillips (and his cat) for a deep dive into the significance of the Battle of Amiens on the centenary. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries subscribe to HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Nathaniel Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard
The Extremes of Humanity with Duncan McNabb

37:55 | Aug 7th, 2018

Dan talks to Military Historian and True Crime author Duncan McNabb. For more exclusive interview and documentaries subscribe to HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Nathaniel Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard
South African Politics with Lindiwe Mazibuko

25:37 | Aug 6th, 2018

Dan sits down with Lindiwe Mazibuko, the first non-white person to lead the Democratic Alliance in Parliament, to talk about her unique career and the values that took her into politics. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries visit H...Show More
The History of Spying with Christopher Andrew

40:35 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Dan talks to Christopher Andrew about the history of intelligence from Moses to the present day. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV Producer: Nathaniel Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard
Spitfire Pilot with Mary Ellis

36:23 | Jul 26th, 2018

Yesterday (25th July, 2018), Mary Ellis passed away at the age of 101. Dan was lucky enough to get to speak to her just last week, when she told him about her work in the ATA, flying Spitfires, and how she loved flying. We also made a film of this in...Show More
Big History, The History of Everything with David Christian

1:02:53 | Jul 19th, 2018

The problems the world faces now are ones the whole human race will have to resolve, to David Christian has decided to tell the history of the entire human race from the Big Bang to the present. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries...Show More
Brexit, Russia, and Divide & Rule with Steve Analyst

26:47 | Jul 17th, 2018

Dan talks to Twitter phenomenon Steve Analyst about the Russia's recent history of interference in the European Community, and how the EC has defended itself from 'divide and rule' tactics. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, sub...Show More
The Unheard Tapes of Bomber Command with Steve Stevens

33:52 | Jul 15th, 2018

In July 1943, a young flight lieutenant, Steve Stevens, got back from a bombing raid over Essen, and recorded his recollections straight onto a wire recorder. This unique document on what life was like in bomber command has remained unheard until now...Show More
Latvia, Soviet Occupation and Family History with Inara Verzemnieks

31:52 | Jul 10th, 2018

Dan talks to Inara Verzemnieks about the history of Latvia, Nazi & Soviet occupation, and the history of her family. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis
The Battle of Britain with Wing Commander Thomas Neil

1:54:49 | Jul 8th, 2018

A very special podcast with Wing Commander Thomas Neil, one of the few to whom so many owed so much, talking about his experiences in the Battle of Britain. For more exclusive history interviews & documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer...Show More
Barack Obama with Ben Rhodes

33:04 | Jul 5th, 2018

Dan talks to Ben Rhodes, adviser to President Obama, about what it was like within the administration. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis
Seymour Hersh on My Lai, Watergate, Abu Ghraib & Trump

46:58 | Jul 4th, 2018

Dan talks to giant of journalism, Sy Hersh, about the many things he's covered in his long career, from Vietnam to Iraq to Trump. For more exclusive history interviews & documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete D...Show More
Knebworth House with Henry Lytton-Cobbold

44:45 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Dan talks to Henry Lytton-Cobbold about his family, Knebworth House, and its connection with rock and roll. For more exclusive history interviews & documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis
Concentration Camps, Internment & Should We Be Worried? with Dr Christine Schmidt

10:18 | Jun 30th, 2018

Dan talks to Dr Christine Schmidt, a curator if the Wiener Library about the historical parallels for internment, and whether the situation we are in today is comparable. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHi...Show More
Authoritarianism & Unfreedom with Professor Tim Snyder

25:14 | Jun 29th, 2018

Professor Tim Snyder is an expert in authoritarian regimes and how they develop. He talks to Dan about Russia, the USA, Europe and what the lessons of the past tell us about what's going on today. For more exclusive history documentaries and intervie...Show More
The Race To Save The Romanovs with Helen Rappaport

38:30 | Jun 28th, 2018

There are many mysteries surrounding the deaths of the Romanovs: could King George V have saved them? Could there have been a constitutional monarchy? Did any of them survive? In her new book, packed with original research, Helen Rappaport definitive...Show More
Eisenhower's Train Driver with Keith Joyce

21:12 | Jun 26th, 2018

Keith Joyce's grandfather claimed that he had been General Eisenhower's train driver during the Second World War, and Keith has spent years trying to find the records that tell the story of the remarkable train and the remarkable man who drove it. Fo...Show More
Making Comedy from History - Philomena Cunk with Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley

24:29 | Jun 25th, 2018

Cunk On Britain made fun of the grammar and language of history documentaries, and gave some of our best historians the chance to educate Philomena Cunk. Dan talks to two of the writers, Joel Morris & Jason Hazeley of Great Big Owl podcasts, about ho...Show More
Pilots of the Caribbean with Peter Devitt

29:23 | Jun 24th, 2018

Dan talks to Peter Devitt from the RAF Museum about the the RAF pilots from the Caribbean who fought in the Second World War, and what some of them found when they came back to Britain later. For more history interviews and documentaries, subscribe t...Show More
The History of Drones with James Rogers

26:29 | Jun 22nd, 2018

The use of unmanned aircraft stretches all the way back to the First World War. Dan talks to James Rogers about this fascinating, unknown history. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt T...Show More
The Western Front at Dig Hill 80

34:53 | Jun 19th, 2018

Dan goes to an excavation that's happening now of a World War One fortification near the Belgian village of Wijtschate. He talks to the archaeologists and historians and anthropologists at work at the incredibly preserved, hotly contested ridge, befo...Show More
The Battle of Waterloo with Peter Snow

55:15 | Jun 17th, 2018

To celebrate Fathers' Day, Dan Snow's History Hit is revisiting its very first episode, on the Battle of Waterloo, with Peter Snow. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, please subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. For 30 days free, use the ...Show More
Lucy Worsley on Jane Austen's House

29:09 | Jun 15th, 2018

Dan takes an exclusive tour around Jane Austen's house, with the one and only Lucy Worsley as his guide. To see the whole documentary, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV (the documentary will go up next week). Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis
Wonders of the World's Museums with Molly Oldfield

17:52 | Jun 14th, 2018

Dan talks to Molly Oldfield about the incredible objects that can be found in museums. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis
Mediaeval Bodies with Jack Hartnell

28:06 | Jun 13th, 2018

Dan talks to Jack Hartnell about how people in the Middle Ages saw their own (and other people's) bodies. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis
A Lab Of Their Own: Women Scientists in World War One with Patricia Fara

18:40 | Jun 12th, 2018

Dan is joined by Patricia Fara, a historian of science at the University of Cambridge, to talk about the women who were researchers during the First World World War. For more history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Produce...Show More
The Battle of Belleau Wood with Michael Neiberg

19:01 | Jun 9th, 2018

A century ago, the Battle of Belleau Wood, part of the German Spring Offensive, was underway. Dan speaks to Professor Michael Neiberg about the famous stand of the US Marine Corps. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to...Show More
Why We Fight with Mike Martin

35:09 | Jun 6th, 2018

Dan talks to Mike Martin about the reasons humans fight, why they are willing to die for their countries, and how ideology can make someone blow themselves up. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Pro...Show More
The Falklands Airdrop Ursula: Part 2 with David Chaundler

24:21 | Jun 2nd, 2018

Dan talks to David Chaundler about everything from the Battle of Goose Green until the end of the Falklands War. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis
The Falklands Airdrop Ursula: Part 1 with Kevin O'Brien and David Chaundler

31:41 | Jun 1st, 2018

Dan talks to Squadron Leader Kevin O'Brien and Brigadier David Chaundler about Airdrop Ursula, which took David from a desk in Whitehall to the Falkland Islands in a matter of hours. In the first half of this very-special podcast, we hear the backgro...Show More
Tim Minchin on Australia Day & Learning History

44:09 | May 25th, 2018

Dan and Tim Minchin discuss the value of argument, history, and how approaches to history are changing in Australia at the moment. For more exclusive history interviews & documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete ...Show More
How Britain Really Works with Stig Abell

23:07 | May 21st, 2018

Dan talks to the editor of the Times Literary Supplement, Stig Abell about what ideas and institutions govern Britain, and how they have developed. For more exclusive history documentaries and interviews, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt ...Show More
Jerusalem & The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict with James Barr

15:42 | May 18th, 2018

In an emergency episode of the podcast, Dan talks to James Barr about the role of Jerusalem in the Israel-Palestine conflict. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis
Dambusters Special with Paul Beaver, Gavin Williamson & Wing Commander John Butcher

39:41 | May 17th, 2018

A very special episode for the 75th anniversary of the Dambusters raid. Dan talks to Paul Beaver, Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson MP, and Wing Commander John Butcher, from today's 617 squadron. For more exclusive documentaries & inter...Show More
Windrush, Empire & The Legacy of Slavery with David Lammy

26:27 | May 11th, 2018

David Lammy, whose urgent question to Amber Rudd in the House of Commons provoked an international response, talks to Dan about how British history is colonial history, and what histories currently aren't told in our national story. For more exclusiv...Show More
Spitfires & Eurovision with Chris West

22:37 | May 10th, 2018

Dan talks to Chris West about his new history of the Eurovision song contest, and the political history that surrounds it. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis
Life as a Woman in World War Two with Eve Warton

44:52 | May 6th, 2018

Dan meets Eve Warton, a 95-year old who worked as a Wren in the Second World War. She discusses what happened to her, the good and the bad, including the sexual harassment she suffered. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscri...Show More
Simon Mayo on Mad Blood Stirring

29:26 | May 4th, 2018

Dan talks to Simon Mayo about his new historical novel, Mad Blood Stirring, set in Dartmouth prison at Christmas 1814. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis
Trump, America First & the American Dream with Sarah Churchwell

31:21 | May 3rd, 2018

Dan talks to Sarah Churchwell, whose new book - Behold, America! - discusses the history of the phrases "the American Dream" and "America First", and what they mean in Trump's America. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscrib...Show More
Child Soldiers with Emma Butcher

16:54 | Apr 30th, 2018

We're always shocked when we see child soldiers in the news. Dan talks to Emma Butcher who has investigated the history of child soldiery, and sheds new light on this phenomenon. For more exclusive history interviews & documentaries, subscribe to His...Show More
The Empire Windrush

17:22 | Apr 27th, 2018

The crisis in the Home Office about the treatment of citizens who arrived on the Windrush and their families has consumed British politics this week. Here, Dan talks to Alex Von Tunzelmann about empires, immigration, and how the current situation aro...Show More
The Sandby Borg Massacre with Clara Alfsdotter

25:21 | Apr 25th, 2018

Dan talks to Clara Alfsdotter about the 5th century remains found at a ring fort in Sweden, and what they tell us about the massacre that happened there. For more information, see the article in Antiquity. For more history documentaries and interview...Show More
The Violence of the Suffragettes with Fern Riddell

23:15 | Apr 20th, 2018

Today we remember the suffragettes as a peaceful movement, but in the years before the First World War, the WSPU launched one of the most shocking terrorist campaigns the British mainland has ever seen. Dan talks to Fern Riddell about Kitty Marion, o...Show More
Elizabeth I with Helen Castor

32:13 | Apr 14th, 2018

Dan talks to Helen Castor about her new book about Elizabeth I and the way she governed. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producers: Natt Tapley & Helen Carrie Audio: Pete Dennis
Tariffs and Trade Wars with Marc Palen

23:20 | Apr 11th, 2018

As Donald Trump threatens a trade war with China, Dan talks to Marc-William Palen from the University of Exeter about tariffs, trade wars and the history of free trade. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit....Show More
Septimius Severus in Scotland with Simon Elliott

28:35 | Apr 9th, 2018

Dan talks to Simon Elliott about Septimius Severus, the first Hammer of the Scots, about his Northern Campaigns, and the true story of this savage 3rd century invasion of Scotland. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to...Show More
The Skull of Alum Bheg and the Indian Uprising of 1857 with Kim Wagner

23:10 | Apr 7th, 2018

Dan talks to Kim Wagner about the fascinating story of the skull he found in an attic in a pub, and what it tells us about the Indian Uprising of 1857. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, do subscribe to History Hit.TV. Produce...Show More
The Great Viking Army at Repton with Cat Jarman

20:42 | Mar 27th, 2018

Dan talks to Cat Jarman, a scientist who has worked to establish whether the bones in the charnel house at Repton re those of Ivar the Boneless' Great Heathen Army. To see an exclusive documentary on the subject, go to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt...Show More
Spy Pigeons with Gordon Corera

33:59 | Mar 21st, 2018

Dan talks to BBC Security Correspondent Gordon Corera about Britain's secret pigeon spy force. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis
Lord Bramall

1:01:29 | Mar 16th, 2018

Dan meets Field Marshall the Lord Bramall, who served from the Second World War until the 1980s. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit.TV. Producer: Natt Audio: Pete Dennis
Charles I Reconsidered with Leanda de Lisle

41:04 | Mar 15th, 2018

Dan Snow meets Leanda de Lisle, whose new biography of Charles I attempts to re-evaluate the reign of Charles I. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews, subscribe to History Hit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis
Mary Wollstonecraft with Bee Rowlatt

27:44 | Mar 8th, 2018

Dan talks to Bee Rowlatt about the life and death of the author of A Vindication of the Rights of Women, Mary Wollstonecraft. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis
The Mau Mau Uprising - Exclusive Double-Continent Live Broadcast with Olivia Win-Stewart, Susan Kibaara and Mary Njoroge

27:37 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Dan talks live to contributors in two different continents, Olivia Windham-Stewart from the Museum of British Colonialism with contributors Susan Kibaara and Mary Njoroge in Kenya. They discuss the caesuras in British colonial history, and what can b...Show More
Sophie Scholl, Resistance Fighter with Frank McDonough

37:20 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Dan talks to Frank McDonough about the resistance of Sophie Scholl, on the 75th anniversary of her execution by the Nazis. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews, subscribe to History Hit.TV. Producer: Nathaniel Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis
David Baddiel

50:02 | Feb 19th, 2018

David Baddiel talks to Dan about the Second World War, Trump's Mussolini-isms, and why Jim Callaghan makes comedy difficult. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to History Hit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis
Mary Stuart: The Play with Anna Whitelock & Robert Icke

46:22 | Feb 14th, 2018

Dan talks to Robert Icke, whose new adaptation of Mary Stuart is at the Duke of York's Theatre. He also discusses the play and its historical context with Anna Whitelock. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, sign up to History Hit.TV toda...Show More
Update on the Rohingya Crisis with Jayita Sarkar

26:54 | Feb 11th, 2018

Dan talks to Jayita Sarkar about the ongoing crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries subscribe to HistoryHit.TV Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis
Alastair Campbell on Saturday Bloody Saturday

52:04 | Feb 9th, 2018

Now that the first Blair government is being taught in history classes, Dan talks to Alastair Campbell about his new book, football, and power. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, sign up to History Hit.TV today. Producer: Natt Tapley ...Show More
The Suffragettes & The Actresses' Franchise League with Naomi Paxton

30:00 | Feb 6th, 2018

Dan talks to Dr Naomi Paxton, historian of Actresses' Franchise League and Associate Fellow at the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, about the coming of suffrage. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, sign up to History...Show More
Emily Davison with Kate Willoughby

28:34 | Feb 5th, 2018

Kate Willoughby is an actress, writer, activist, and "part-time suffragette". In the week that sees the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, she talks to Dan about her play about Emily Davison, and how the struggle started by the suffra...Show More
Exciting New Mayan Discoveries with Albert Lin

33:54 | Feb 4th, 2018

Dan talks to Albert Lin, who has been using LIDAR technology to reveal tens of thousands of new Mayan structures in Guatemala. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, join History Hit.TV for free today! Producer: Natt Tapley
James Holland on Imphal and Kohima

27:27 | Jan 31st, 2018

Dan Snow talks to James Holland about the new documentary he's made for HistoryHit.TV about Britain's greatest battle: Imphal and Kohima. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, join today for free. Producer: Natt Tapley
The Mystery of the Wardlaw Museum: Part 2 with Sue Black, Lucina Hackman and Sarah Fraser

1:04:40 | Jan 21st, 2018

In the second of our very-special episodes, Dan and the teams from the University of Dundee and the Royal Society of Edinburgh finally solve the centuries-old mystery of the headless body in Wardlaw Mausoleum. Featuring: Professor Sue Black, Dr Lucin...Show More
The Bayeux Tapestry with Marc Morris.

16:30 | Jan 17th, 2018

Dan talks all things Bayeux with high medievalist Marc Morris. Producer: Natt Tapley
The Mystery of the Wardlaw Mausoleum: Part 1 with Sue Black

47:16 | Jan 17th, 2018

In the first of two very special episodes, Dan, Dr Sue Black and the teams from the University of Dundee and the Royal Society of Edinburgh investigate what could be the remains of Simon "the Fox" Fraser, Lord Lovat, last man to be beheaded by the Br...Show More
BONUS! Histories of the Unexpected: Snow

34:39 | Jan 11th, 2018

Dan turns over the reins to the podcast to Sam Willis and James Daybell, as they tell us the Unexpected History of... well, of snow. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, join the revolution that's underway at HistoryHit.TV. Click here to ...Show More
"Johnny" Johnson: The Last British Dambuster

1:01:37 | Jan 5th, 2018

Join Dan for an exclusive interview with "Johnny" Johnson, the last remaining British Dambuster. To see the interview in full, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Click here to subscribe. Producer: Natt Tapley
SS Great Britain with Dan Snow

22:09 | Dec 27th, 2017

Join Dan on an access-all-areas tour of the most innovative ship of its day: the SS Great Britain. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV: click here to sign up! Producer: Nathaniel Tapley
Christmas Special 2017

1:20:31 | Dec 24th, 2017

A very special episode, with Dan talking to Helen Castor, Sarah Churchwell, Peter Frankopan (by phone), Jessie Childs , & Anna Whitelock, discussing the historical highs and lows of 2017. Producer: Natt Tapley
The Uses of History with Margaret Macmillan

35:51 | Dec 19th, 2017

Join Dan as he talks to the Warden of St Antony's College, oxford (and his aunt), professor Margaret Macmillan about the uses of history, and from where the love of it comes. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, click here to sign up to H...Show More
Why is Jerusalem So Important? with Simon Sebag Montefiore

44:03 | Dec 16th, 2017

Jerusalem is back in the news. Donald Trump announced that the USA is going to recognise it as the capital of Israel. Then again for the last 3000 years it has rarely been out of the news. In this episode we talk to the historian Simon Sebag Montefio...Show More
Writing Darkest Hour with Screenwriter Anthony McCarten

24:53 | Dec 13th, 2017

Dan talks to Anthony McCarten, screenwriter of Darkest Hour, the new film about Winston Churchill. For more exclusive history documentaries and interview, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV: http://historyh.it/dansnowpod Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete D...Show More
Gary Oldman on Being Winston Churchill

20:16 | Dec 12th, 2017

Dan Snow talks Gary Oldman about the challenge of taking on the role of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, the role of art in interpreting history, and what the loos at Claridge's are like. Producer: Nathaniel Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis
The Fall of Jerusalem in 1917 with Juliette Desplat

27:01 | Dec 9th, 2017

On December 9th 1917, General Allenby took Jerusalem. Dan discusses the anniversary with Juliette Desplat from the the National Archives at Kew. Producer: Nathaniel Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis
Dan, Portsmouth and Aircraft Carriers

20:43 | Dec 8th, 2017

Dan's having a lot of fun on the soon-to-be HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth.
Diving in the Solent with Garry Momber

24:59 | Dec 6th, 2017

Join Dan as he explores an underwater archaeological site in the Solent with Garry Momber from the Maritime Archaeology Trust. They visit the oldest known boat-building (and beefburger-eating) site in the world. Producer: Nathaniel Tapley Audio: Pe...Show More
A History of Drunkenness with Mark Forsyth

32:15 | Nov 29th, 2017

Why do people love booze so much? Dan talks to (and drinks with) Mark Forsyth, author of A Short History Of Dunkenness, to find out why... Subscribe to HistoryHit.TV to see this exclusive interviews and documentaries. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscrib...Show More
The Tanks of Cambrai with David Willey

28:22 | Nov 23rd, 2017

David Willey, from the Tank Museum, is one of the experts from the world's greatest collection of armoured vehicles of war. Here he talks us through the huge impact that tanks had at Cambrai, and how the idea of tank warfare developed. Subscribe ...Show More
The 3rd Reich in 100 Objects with Roger Moorhouse

20:52 | Nov 20th, 2017

Roger Moorhouse <a href="http://www.twitter.com/Roger_Moorhouse ‏">@Roger_Moorhouse ‏</a> <br><br>Roger Moorhouse's new book is entitled <a href="http://historyh.it/epUjq">The 3rd Reich in 100 ObjectsThe Third Reich in 100 Objects: A Material History...Show More
Prisoners of War with Clare Makepeace

35:58 | Nov 15th, 2017

Warfare Historian. Writing on experiences of British servicemen in #WW1 & #WW2.
Charles II's Great Escape with Charles Spencer

43:23 | Nov 12th, 2017

Charles Spencer @cspencer1508, 9th Earl Spencer, is a British nobleman, peer, historian, journalist, and broadcaster. Charles Spencer's new book is entitled To Catch A King: Charles II's Great Escape. Subscribe to HistoryHit.TV to see this interv...Show More
Mary Beard on Women and Power: A Manifesto

42:32 | Nov 7th, 2017

Mary Beard OBE, FSA, FBA @wmarybeardis an English scholar and classicist. Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, a fellow of Newnham College, and Royal Academy of Arts Professor of Ancient Literature. Mary Beard's new book i...Show More
The Darkening Age with Catherine Nixey

26:45 | Nov 5th, 2017

Catherine Nixey @catherinenixey is a classicist, radio critic of The Times and author of The Darkening Age.  Catherine Nixey's new book is entitled The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe...Show More
The Balfour Declaration with Avi Shlaim

46:47 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Avi Shlaim FBA is a historian, Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford and fellow of the British Academy. He is one of Israel's New Historians, a group of Israeli scholars who put forward critical interpretations of ...Show More
Viking Warrior Women with Stephen Harrison

26:40 | Nov 1st, 2017

Dr Stephen Harrison is a lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow. His research interests focus on the archaeology of Early Viking Age Ireland and Britain. Become a Founder Member of HistoryHit.TV and subscribe to see this interview on ...Show More
Stalin and the Ukraine Famine with Anne Applebaum

28:16 | Oct 29th, 2017

Anne Applebaum @anneapplebaum is an American journalist and Pulitzer Prize–winning author who has written extensively about communism and the development of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe. Become a Founder Member of HistoryHit.TV and su...Show More
In Conversation with Bernard Cornwell

55:53 | Oct 27th, 2017

Recorded live at Bush Hall in London on 18th October 2017. Bernard Cornwell OBE is one of the world’s bestselling authors having won legions of fans for his novels about Napoleonic Wars riflem