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

Witchcraft through the ages

Monday 14th August 2017

Historian Ronald Hutton reveals how the witch has been a symbol of fear across the globe for more than 2,000 years

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Podcast archive

Historic travel - onboard with the Vikings and on a crusade

Friday 20th July 2007

Professor Jonathan Phillips talks about the Second Crusade, A live report from a recreated Viking voyage, TV presenter Nicholas Crane discusses historic travellers.

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The Duke of Wellington

Monday 25th June 2007

Professor Gary Sheffield describes the political talents of the Duke of Wellington.

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Pivotal points of WWII

Thursday 3rd May 2007

Professor Ian Kershaw discusses the major decisions and turning points of the Second World War.

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