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 "A history of the world and a second Norman Conquest" here.

A history of the world and a second Norman Conquest

23rd May 2013

Arne Westad discusses the challenges of writing global history, while Sean McGlynn describes how a French invasion nearly overthrew King John

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You can download "Wolfson History Prize special" here.

Wolfson History Prize special

16th May 2013

The winners of this year's Wolfson History Prize, Christopher Duggan and Susan Brigden, join Rob Attar for a discussion about their books and the importance of popular history

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You can download "Ancient Greek warriors and Neolithic huts" here.

Ancient Greek warriors and Neolithic huts

9th May 2013

Jason Crowley discusses some of Athens' fiercest fighters, while Charlotte Hodgman heads to Wiltshire to meet the reconstructors of some Neolithic buildings. Rob Attar presents

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You can download "Sick royals and the last year of peace" here.

Sick royals and the last year of peace

2nd May 2013

Lucy Worsley explores the health problems of past British monarchs, while Charles Emmerson explores the world of 1913. Rob Attar presents

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You can download "Britain's last Dambuster" here.

Britain's last Dambuster

25th April 2013

Britain's last surviving member of the Dambusters raid, 'Johnny' Johnson, recalls his adventures. Plus Sam Willis reveals how Antigua became Nelson's Caribbean hellhole. Rob Attar presents

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

The ideas of the First World War

18th April 2013

Professor Hew Strachan considers the ideologies that propelled combatants in the 1914-18 war, in a lecture delivered at BBC History Magazine's First World War day event. Rob Attar presents

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You can download "Dwarves in the Holocaust and the Vikings' cultural legacy" here.

Dwarves in the Holocaust and the Vikings' cultural legacy

11th April 2013

Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev relate the sad story of a group of dwarves during the Holocaust. Plus Janina Ramirez explains how the Vikings changed the culture of the British Isles. Rob Attar presents

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You can download "Pompeii comes to London" here.

Pompeii comes to London

4th April 2013

Rob Attar takes a tour of the British Museum's major new Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition in the company of curator Paul Roberts. Plus we broadcast the winning entries of our Young Historians' Podcast Competition. Rob Attar presents

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You can download "With Anne Boleyn at the Tower" here.

With Anne Boleyn at the Tower

28th March 2013

Suzannah Lipscomb and Charlotte Hodgman explore the downfall of Anne Boleyn, at the Tower of London where she met her end. Plus Kate Donington describes the nature of British slave ownership. Rob Attar presents

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You can download "Henry V and Thomas Cromwell – hero and villain" here.

Henry V and Thomas Cromwell – hero and villain

21st March 2013

We challenge the reputations of two titans of English history. Anne Curry explores Henry V's disreputable youth, while Diarmaid Macculloch offers a robust defence of Wolf Hall star Thomas Cromwell. Rob Attar presents