History 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

Revolutions in Europe and forensics in history

27th November 2014

You can listen to, or download, this week's podcast via iTunes or at http://feeds.feedburner.com/HistoryExtraPodcast

Podcast archive

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You can download "Battle of Waterloo special" here.

Battle of Waterloo special

20th November 2014

Bernard Cornwell and Paul O’Keeffe explore the 1815 defeat of Napoleon and its aftermath

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You can download "Science fiction and dancing in history" here.

Science fiction and dancing in history

13th November 2014

Dominic Sandbrook explores how science fiction books and movies can offer insights into the past, while Lucy Worsley waltzes back in time

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You can download "The Berlin Wall and the return of Charles II" here.

The Berlin Wall and the return of Charles II

6th November 2014

Hester Vaizey explores how the fall of the Berlin Wall affected East Germans, while Ronald Hutton visits an important site from the Restoration

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You can download "The Gunpowder Plot and the First World War " here.

The Gunpowder Plot and the First World War

30th Oct 2014

Clare Jackson discusses the dramatic events of November 1605, while Jay Winter shares his thoughts on the First World War

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You can download "Germany through the centuries and Hitler’s cocaine habit" here.

Germany through the centuries and Hitler’s cocaine habit

23rd October 2014

Neil MacGregor chats about his new radio series Germany: Memories of a Nation, while Giles Milton shares some fascinating footnotes from the past

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You can download "Georgian gardens and historical fiction" here.

Georgian gardens and historical fiction

16th Oct 2014

We visit Hampton Court’s new kitchen garden, while Wilbur Smith discusses his latest historical novel

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You can download "The battle of Agincourt and the Spanish communists" here.

The battle of Agincourt and the Spanish communists

9th Oct 2014

Ranulph Fiennes talks about his ancestors’ involvement in the battle of Agincourt, and Paul Preston explores the life of Spanish communist politician Santiago Carrillo

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You can download " The trials of Joan of Arc" here.

The trials of Joan of Arc

2nd October 2014

Dan Jones speaks to Helen Castor about her new book on the tragic French heroine Joan of Arc.

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You can download "The history of humanity" here.

The history of humanity

25th Sept 2014

Yuval Harari explains why Homo sapiens came to dominate the world and offers surprising insights into our shared past

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You can download "Hunting the regicides and the Chartist movement" here.

Hunting the regicides and the Chartist movement

18th Sept 2014

Charles Spencer describes the trials of those who executed Charles I, while Charlotte Hodgman visits a cottage connected to the battle for working class suffrage

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