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 "African history special" here.

African history special

17th April 2014

Miranda Kaufmann reveals the role played by Africans in Tudor exploration, while Gus Casely-Hayford explores the ancient African city of Timbuktu

Podcast archive

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You can download "Hitler's philosophers, and a Bronze Age boat" here.

Hitler's philosophers, and a Bronze Age boat

14th February 2013

Yvonne Sherratt explains why German thinkers were enraptured by the Nazis, while Robert Van De Noort introduces a project to recreate a Bronze Age boat. Presented by Rob Attar

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You can download "Richard III special" here.

Richard III special

7th February 2013

Following the momentous announcement that the body found in a Leicestershire carpark is indeed Richard III, Matt Elton speaks to Leicester archaeologist Lin Foxhall and Phil Stone, chairman of the Richard III Society, to get an inside view on the developments

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You can download "Britain's European rejection and an intimate view of archaeology" here.

Britain's European rejection and an intimate view of archaeology

31st January 2013

With Britain's membership of the EU in the news again, we examine the moment 50 years ago, when Charles de Gaulle vetoed Harold Macmillan's request to join the EEC. Plus, we chat with Richard Morris about his new, rather personal, book on Britain's archaeological past

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You can download "Spielberg's Lincoln and a new look at Jane Austen" here.

Spielberg's Lincoln and a new look at Jane Austen

24th January 2013

Adam Smith offers a historian's perspective on the new Lincoln film, while Paula Byrne explores the life of Jane Austen on the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice

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You can download "The history of music and the Knights Templar" here.

The history of music and the Knights Templar

17th January 2013

Tim Blanning discusses how music has shaped history, while Michael Haag explores the history of the Knights Templar in the context of the Crusades.

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You can download "Tudor accidents and the real Anglo-Saxons" here.

Tudor accidents and the real Anglo-Saxons

10th January 2013

Steven Gunn analyses accidental death in Tudor times, while Ryan Lavelle explores the darker side of the Anglo-Saxons.

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You can download "Royal personality in Tudor and Medieval times" here.

Royal personality in Tudor and Medieval times

3rd January 2013

Mark Ormrod and John Cooper give a joint lecture on Edward III and Francis Walsingham

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You can download "The First World War and Roman shopping" here.

The First World War and Roman shopping

27th December 2012

Chris Clark challenges the traditional view of the First World War's origins, while Claire Holleran takes us on a shopping trip in ancient Rome.

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You can download "History Extra Christmas quiz" here.

History Extra Christmas quiz

20th December 2012

Test your history knowledge with our festive trivia challenge.

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You can download "Napoleon and Mussolini" here.

Napoleon and Mussolini

13th December 2012

Alan Forrest considers how Napoleon used art as propaganda, while Christopher Duggan argues that Mussolini was a popular ruler.^