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A Society and Culture podcast featuring Nathan Connolly
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Peterloo: the story of a massacre
Ahead of the 200th anniversary of Peterloo, we speak to Robert Poole, author of a major new history of the massacre. He explores the history of 19th-century radicalism that fed into the Manchester demonstration and then reveals why a peaceful meeting ended in death and injury. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Gordon Brown on Andrew Carnegie
Former prime minister Gordon Brown discusses the American businessman Andrew Carnegie, who gave away most of his fortune at the turn of the 20th century. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Prisoner dilemmas
Harry Potter explores the twists and turns in the history of the British penal system. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Why black hair matters
Historian and broadcaster Emma Dabiri explains how the history of black hair reflects broad themes of capitalism, slavery, colonialism and more. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The Zinoviev Letter conspiracy
Former Foreign Office historian Gill Bennett explores how a forged letter by a Soviet leader in 1924 shocked Britain and helped undermine the Labour Party. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Making jokes about Romans
Greg Jenner, historical consultant for the BBC series Horrible Histories, talks about the series’ big screen outing, Rotten Romans. He also explores wider questions about history and comedy and the current state of popular history. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Charlemagne: medieval empire builder
Professor Dame Janet L Nelson discusses Charlemagne, the 8th-century king of the Franks who became one of medieval Europe’s most important rulers. Historyextra.com/podcast   For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Stonewall and the fight for gay rights
Fifty years after the Stonewall riots in New York City, historian Chris Parkes explores the background to the events and shows how the episode became a pivotal moment in LGBTQ+ history. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The race to the moon
As we approach the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, historian Kendrick Oliver explores the space race that led to it and considers the legacy of the momentous events of July 1969. Historyextra.com/podcasts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
An Indian cricket team in imperial Britain
Historian Prashant Kidambi revisits the first Indian cricket tour of Britain, which took place in the summer of 1911 when the British empire was still at its height. Historyextra.com/podcasts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The battle of Trafalgar
Historian Sam Willis describes the dramatic 1805 British victory against French and Spanish fleets, while challenging misconceptions about the role of Nelson and the importance of the battle in the war against Napoleon. Historyextra.com/podcasts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
King killers in America
Historian Matthew Jenkinson tells the stories of Edward Whalley and William Goffe who fled to New England in the 17th century following their involvement in the execution of King Charles I. Historyextra.com/podcasts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
AC Grayling on the history of philosophy
AC Grayling ranges through 2,500 years of history to explore the impact of great thinkers like Aristotle, Immanuel Kant and Bertrand Russell. historyextra.com/podcasts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The problem with the Anglo-Saxons
Susan Oosthuizen explains why we should be reassessing what we think about the Anglo-Saxons. historyextra.com/podcasts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Victorian freak shows
Historian and author Dr John Woolf explores the extraordinary and complex stories of 19th-century performers such as General Tom Thumb, who became stars in the age of PT Barnum and other circus pioneers. historyextra.com/podcasts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Appeasement and the road to World War Two
Historian and journalist Tim Bouverie discusses his new book Appeasing Hitler, which explores the failed diplomacy that led to World War Two and the Nazi domination of Europe. Historyextra.com/podcasts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The women of Bletchley Park
Historian and broadcaster Tessa Dunlop shares the stories of women she interviewed who worked at Britain’s codebreaking centre during World War Two. Historyextra.com/podcasts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
At home with the royals
Adrian Tinniswood explores the fascinating history of Britain’s royal households, from the Tudor period until today. historyextra.com/podcasts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The story of Madame Tussaud
Edward Carey discusses the life of Madame Tussaud, who created waxworks in the era of the French Revolution. historyextra.com/podcasts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The life of Saladin
Professor Jonathan Phillips is joined by medieval historian Dan Jones to discuss the life and legacy of the Muslim ruler Saladin, who famously captured Jerusalem and battled the crusaders during the 12th century. historyextra.com/podcasts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
A new view of D-Day
James Holland revisits the events of 6 June 1944 and challenges myths that have grown up around the Allied landings and the battle for Normandy. historyextra.com/podcasts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Monarchy and faith in Tudor England
Estelle Paranque and Emma J Wells reflect on the religious changes that took place during the reigns of Henry VIII and his children. historyextra.com/podcasts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rachel Reeves on women who changed politics
Rachel Reeves talks about her new book, Women of Westminster, which explores the achievements of some of Britain’s foremost women politicians. Historyextra.com/podcasts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jacob Rees-Mogg on the Victorians
Jacob Rees-Mogg discusses his new book, which explores the lives of 19th-century figures who he believes were crucial in creating modern Britain. historyextra.com/podcasts  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Women in the 1960s
Virginia Nicholson talks about her new book How Was It For You?, which explores how some of the radical changes of the decade shaped the lives of women from different backgrounds. historyextra.com/podcasts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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Podcast Details
Started
Nov 7th, 2013
Latest Episode
Jul 8th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
407
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
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