Podcasts

Our History Extra podcast comes out every week, featuring interviews with notable historians talking about topics ranging from crusading knights to Tudor monarchs and the D-Day landings. It’s free to listen to, and all the past editions of the podcast, going back to June 2007, are still available online for you to download.

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This week's podcast

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You can download "Richard III and dirty Tudors" here.

Richard III and dirty Tudors

24th July 2014

Chris Skidmore delves inside the mind of King Richard III, while Pamela Hartshorne reveals how people in Tudor times tried to keep their cities clean

Podcast archive

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You can download "The World War Two French resistance and British holidays" here.

The World War Two French resistance and British holidays

17th July 2014

Paddy Ashdown describes French attempts to battle the Nazis, while Kathryn Ferry explains how Britain experienced an interwar holiday boom.

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You can download "Cold War smuggling and First World War veterans" here.

Cold War smuggling and First World War veterans

10th July 2014

Peter Finn and Petra Couvee discuss how banned literature was smuggled into the USSR during the Cold War, while First World War veterans share their memories of July 2014.

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You can download "Delphi and the Spanish empire" here.

Delphi and the Spanish empire

3rd July 2014

Michael Scott describes the history of Delphi, home to the famous Ancient Greek oracle, while Hugh Thomas discusses the Spanish empire during the reign of Philip II

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You can download "Finance and war" here.

Finance and war

26th June 2014

Kwasi Kwarteng explores the relationship between gold and conflict, while Richard Van Emden explores life at the front in the First World War

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You can download "English gardens and Latin American football" here.

English gardens and Latin American football

19th June 2014
Timothy Mowl guides us around a historic English garden, while Andreas Campomar explains Latin America's fixation with football

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You can download "The legacy of the First World War" here.

The legacy of the First World War

12th June 2014

Adam Tooze explains how the outcome of the First World War shaped global history and led to the rise of the United States as a superpower

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You can download "Wolfson History Prize special" here.

Wolfson History Prize special

5th June 2014

The winners of the latest Wolfson History Prizes discuss their books and the secrets of writing popular history

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You can download "D-Day and the Wars of the Roses" here.

D-Day and the Wars of the Roses

29th May 2014

James Holland challenges some popular assumptions about the 1944 Normandy campaign, while Sarah Gristwood visits a key site from the 15th-century civil war.

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You can download "Roman slavery and the man who started the First World War" here.

Roman slavery and the man who started the First World War

22nd May 2014

Cambridge classicist Jerry Toner examines the lives of slaves in Ancient Rome and considers their status in Roman society. Meanwhile, Tim Butcher tells us about his search for the true story of Gavrilo Princip, the misunderstood assassin whose actions sparked the First World War

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You can download "Monte Cassino and revolutionary Russia" here.

Monte Cassino and revolutionary Russia

15th May 2014

Matthew Parker revisits a brutal Second World War battle, while Orlando Figes discusses Russia and the Soviet Union