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)

  • 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 →

  • 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: 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: 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 →

  • 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 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.

  • Ian Mortimer
    Ian Mortimer
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    Published: 8 Jun 2011 Duration: 15:16
    Ian Mortimer discusses historical fiction and his latest novel Sacred Treason with Kathryn Hadley.
    Ian Mortimer discusses historical fiction and his latest novel Sacred Treason with Kathryn Hadley.

  • David Boyle interview
    David Boyle interview
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    Published: 12 Sep 2011 Duration: 10:53
    David Boyle discusses his book Voyages of Discovery, which charts key voyages of discovery from the 1490s to James Cook in the 1770s and focuses, for the first time, on the views of those who were 'discovered'. But to what extent was this p... Read more →
    David Boyle discusses his book Voyages of Discovery, which charts key voyages of discovery from the 1490s to James Cook in the 1770s and focuses, for the first time, on the views of those who were 'discovered'. But to what extent was this p... 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 →

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Helen Castor Interview: Part 2
    Helen Castor Interview: Part 2
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    Published: 11 Jul 2011 Duration: 03:28
    In the second of our History Today Book Club podcasts, Helen Castor, discusses Matilda (1102-67) and the claim made by some historians that she was England’s first true female ruler.
    In the second of our History Today Book Club podcasts, Helen Castor, discusses Matilda (1102-67) and the claim made by some historians that she was England’s first true female ruler.

  • Interview: Roger Moorhouse
    Interview: Roger Moorhouse
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    Published: 5 Aug 2011 Duration: 12:18
    History Today editor Paul Lay interviews Roger Moorhouse, author of Berlin At War: Life and Death in Hitler's Capital.
    History Today editor Paul Lay interviews Roger Moorhouse, author of Berlin At War: Life and Death in Hitler's Capital.

  • Building the Ideal City
    Building the Ideal City
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    Published: 1 Nov 2013 Duration: 23:00
    In this episode, Alexander Lee discusses historical notions of the ideal city. This podcast replaces a previous one in which the audio was too quiet.
    In this episode, Alexander Lee discusses historical notions of the ideal city. This podcast replaces a previous one in which the audio was too quiet.

  • Angie Butler: The Quest for Frank Wild
    Angie Butler: The Quest for Frank Wild
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    Published: 1 Aug 2011 Duration: 12:35
    Angie Butler talks to Kathryn Hadley about her seven year long journey to research the last years of Frank Wild's life in South Africa, her breakthrough discovery of his ashes in Johannesburg, and her expedition to South Georgia to rebury t... Read more →
    Angie Butler talks to Kathryn Hadley about her seven year long journey to research the last years of Frank Wild's life in South Africa, her breakthrough discovery of his ashes in Johannesburg, and her expedition to South Georgia to rebury t... Read more →

  • Caroline Moorehead Interview
    Caroline Moorehead Interview
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    Published: 24 Aug 2011 Duration: 15:22
    Caroline Moorehead talks about her latest book, A Train in Winter, which tells the story, for the first time, of 230 French women resisters who were deported to Auschwitz from Gestapo detention camps in France. Why has their story been forg... Read more →
    Caroline Moorehead talks about her latest book, A Train in Winter, which tells the story, for the first time, of 230 French women resisters who were deported to Auschwitz from Gestapo detention camps in France. Why has their story been forg... Read more →

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