History Today Podcast

by History Today

History Today Podcast
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 74
  • Last: 1 Nov 2017
A conversation about the world of history, featuring interviews with key historians and authors and discussions about historical themes and ideas.

Episodes (74)

  • Turkey: A Short History with Norman Stone
    Turkey: A Short History with Norman Stone
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    Published: 17 Mar 2011 Duration: 09:08
    Kathryn Hadley interviews historian Norman Stone about his book Turkey: A Short History
    Kathryn Hadley interviews historian Norman Stone about his book Turkey: A Short History

  • The History Today Podcast: October 2011
    The History Today Podcast: October 2011
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    Published: 29 Sep 2011 Duration: 40:24
    In this month's edition: - Jonathan Fenby on China's 1911 revolution; - Nigel Jones on the Tower of London; - Helen and William Bynum on their new book about the history of medicine We've re-launched the podcast in a new, longer format, wit... Read more →
    In this month's edition: - Jonathan Fenby on China's 1911 revolution; - Nigel Jones on the Tower of London; - Helen and William Bynum on their new book about the history of medicine We've re-launched the podcast in a new, longer format, wit... Read more →

  • The History Today Podcast: December 2011
    The History Today Podcast: December 2011
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    Published: 1 Dec 2011 Duration: 40:16
    In this edition: - Former editor Gordon Marsden talks about the Second World War origins of History Today and the adverts that helped to fund its publication in the 1950s and 1960s; - Greg Carleton explains how the US and the Soviet Union t... Read more →
    In this edition: - Former editor Gordon Marsden talks about the Second World War origins of History Today and the adverts that helped to fund its publication in the 1950s and 1960s; - Greg Carleton explains how the US and the Soviet Union t... Read more →

  • The History Today Podcast: March 2012
    The History Today Podcast: March 2012
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    Published: 7 Mar 2012 Duration: 39:11
    In this month's episode: - Roger Moorhouse on Germania, Hitler's plan to rebuild Berlin as the capital of a thousand-year Reich; - Patrick Bishop on Winston Churchill's obsession with sinking the Nazi battleship 'Tirpitz'; - and Craig Kosl... Read more →
    In this month's episode: - Roger Moorhouse on Germania, Hitler's plan to rebuild Berlin as the capital of a thousand-year Reich; - Patrick Bishop on Winston Churchill's obsession with sinking the Nazi battleship 'Tirpitz'; - and Craig Kosl... Read more →

  • Bethlehem: The global history of a little town
    Bethlehem: The global history of a little town
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    Published: 11 Dec 2013 Duration: 11:52
    In this episode, Jacob Norris discusses the real history of Bethlehem.
    In this episode, Jacob Norris discusses the real history of Bethlehem.

  • The History Today Podcast: November 2011
    The History Today Podcast: November 2011
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    Published: 26 Oct 2011 Duration: 39:27
    In this month's edition: - Colin Jones on previously unpublished caricatures of Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV's favourite mistress; - David Wilson on the photographs taken during Captain Scott's expedition to the Antarctic; - and Tim Grady ... Read more →
    In this month's edition: - Colin Jones on previously unpublished caricatures of Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV's favourite mistress; - David Wilson on the photographs taken during Captain Scott's expedition to the Antarctic; - and Tim Grady ... Read more →

  • The History Today Podcast: January 2012
    The History Today Podcast: January 2012
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    Published: 8 Jan 2012 Duration: 23:58
    In this month's edition: - Antony Lentin, who wrote about the Treaty of Versailles in the cover story of our January issue, talks about the reasons behind the treaty's difficult legacy, and about the enduring legacy of The Economic Conseque... Read more →
    In this month's edition: - Antony Lentin, who wrote about the Treaty of Versailles in the cover story of our January issue, talks about the reasons behind the treaty's difficult legacy, and about the enduring legacy of The Economic Conseque... Read more →

  • The History Today Podcast: February 2012
    The History Today Podcast: February 2012
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    Published: 5 Feb 2012 Duration: 37:15
    In this month's episode: - Hugh Purcell talks about the Battle of Jarama in the Spanish Civil War, and the doomed love affair between an English captain and an American journalist; - Keith Howe discusses how Britain treated Germany after th... Read more →
    In this month's episode: - Hugh Purcell talks about the Battle of Jarama in the Spanish Civil War, and the doomed love affair between an English captain and an American journalist; - Keith Howe discusses how Britain treated Germany after th... Read more →

  • The History Today Podcast: April 2012
    The History Today Podcast: April 2012
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    Published: 5 Apr 2012 Duration: 41:29
    In this month's episode: - Who killed Alexander the Great? James Romm discusses new evidence about the mysterious death of the revered Macedonian ruler in 323 BC; - John Guy reappraises the relationship between Thomas Becket and Henry II; -... Read more →
    In this month's episode: - Who killed Alexander the Great? James Romm discusses new evidence about the mysterious death of the revered Macedonian ruler in 323 BC; - John Guy reappraises the relationship between Thomas Becket and Henry II; -... Read more →

  • A History of Now
    A History of Now
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    Published: 1 Nov 2017 Duration: 18:53
    Historian Michael Burleigh discusses his new book The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: A History of Now. Is the United States in permanent decline? Will China replace it as the global superpower? Are we entering a post-democratic world? A... Read more →
    Historian Michael Burleigh discusses his new book The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: A History of Now. Is the United States in permanent decline? Will China replace it as the global superpower? Are we entering a post-democratic world? A... Read more →

  • Helen Castor interview - Part 1
    Helen Castor interview - Part 1
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    Published: 27 Jun 2011 Duration: 05:02
    In our first podcast for the History Today Book Club, History Today Editor Paul Lay talks to Helen Castor, author of our recommended book for July, She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth (Faber). In this podcast she discus... Read more →
    In our first podcast for the History Today Book Club, History Today Editor Paul Lay talks to Helen Castor, author of our recommended book for July, She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth (Faber). In this podcast she discus... Read more →

  • The Arab Revolutions of 2011 from a Historical Perspective
    The Arab Revolutions of 2011 from a Historical Perspective
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    Published: 16 Feb 2011 Duration: 13:39
    Paul Lay launches History Today's new series of regular podcasts in which the world’s leading historians shed light on contemporary concerns.
    Paul Lay launches History Today's new series of regular podcasts in which the world’s leading historians shed light on contemporary concerns.

  • Philip Matyszak on the Life of a Gladiator
    Philip Matyszak on the Life of a Gladiator
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    Published: 10 Mar 2011 Duration: 08:34
    Philip Matyszak, author of 'Gladiator - the Roman Fighter's Unofficial Manual' talks to Kathryn Hadley, History Today Magazine's Web Editor, about the research and themes of his book.
    Philip Matyszak, author of 'Gladiator - the Roman Fighter's Unofficial Manual' talks to Kathryn Hadley, History Today Magazine's Web Editor, about the research and themes of his book.

  • Helen Castor Interview: Part 3
    Helen Castor Interview: Part 3
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    Published: 12 Jul 2011 Duration: 02:44
    Helen Castor talks about the challenges of writing narrative history based on inevitably fragmented medieval sources.
    Helen Castor talks about the challenges of writing narrative history based on inevitably fragmented medieval sources.

  • The Origins of Islam
    The Origins of Islam
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    Published: 25 Apr 2012 Duration: 23:51
    In this episode we talk to Tom Holland, author of the cover story in the May issue of History Today, about his research into Islam's beginnings.
    In this episode we talk to Tom Holland, author of the cover story in the May issue of History Today, about his research into Islam's beginnings.

  • The Tower of London
    The Tower of London
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    Published: 4 Jul 2012 Duration: 20:14
    In this episode, Nigel Jones discusses the surprising history of the Tower of London, and Anthony Hornyold recalls his time in revolution-torn Iraq.
    In this episode, Nigel Jones discusses the surprising history of the Tower of London, and Anthony Hornyold recalls his time in revolution-torn Iraq.

  • How Oil Became King
    How Oil Became King
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    Published: 18 Jul 2012 Duration: 14:45
    In this edition of the podcast, Richard Rhodes discusses the history of power, and how changing fuel sources has affected human civilisation in different ways.
    In this edition of the podcast, Richard Rhodes discusses the history of power, and how changing fuel sources has affected human civilisation in different ways.

  • Normans and Slavery
    Normans and Slavery
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    Published: 27 Feb 2013 Duration: 12:45
    In this episode, Marc Morris argues that, contrary to received wisdom, the Normans did not enslave England's Anglo-Saxon population, but were in fact their liberators. Read 'Breaking the Bonds', Marc's article on the subject, in the March ... Read more →
    In this episode, Marc Morris argues that, contrary to received wisdom, the Normans did not enslave England's Anglo-Saxon population, but were in fact their liberators. Read 'Breaking the Bonds', Marc's article on the subject, in the March ... Read more →

  • The Man Who Predicted The First World War
    The Man Who Predicted The First World War
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    Published: 22 Apr 2013 Duration: 11:28
    Paul Reynolds discusses the life of Jan Bloch, a little known Polish-born financier who, in 1901, lectured the British military establishment on the likely carnage that would be the outcome of a war in Europe. You can read Paul Reynolds ar... Read more →
    Paul Reynolds discusses the life of Jan Bloch, a little known Polish-born financier who, in 1901, lectured the British military establishment on the likely carnage that would be the outcome of a war in Europe. You can read Paul Reynolds ar... Read more →

  • Tom Holland on Herodotus
    Tom Holland on Herodotus
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    Published: 25 Sep 2013 Duration: 13:10
    The History Today Podcast is back from a summer hiatus. In this episode, Tom Holland discusses his new translation of The Histories, by Herodotus.
    The History Today Podcast is back from a summer hiatus. In this episode, Tom Holland discusses his new translation of The Histories, by Herodotus.

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