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History Extra podcast

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History Extra podcast

History Extra podcast

Immediate Media

876
Followers
6.7K
Plays
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The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com

Latest Episodes

Okinawa: the battle and the bomb

On the 75th anniversary of the battle of Okinawa, historian Saul David revisits one of the bloodiest clashes of the Pacific War and explains how it played a crucial part in the United States’ decision to use atomic weapons against Japan. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

34 MIN20 h ago
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Okinawa: the battle and the bomb

Women at war

Dr Julie Wheelwright, author of the new book Sisters in Arms, explains the roles of female warriors from ancient times until the present day. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

33 MIN2 d ago
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Women at war

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Normans, but were afraid to ask

In a bonus Sunday episode, Marc Morris, author of an acclaimed history of the Norman Conquest, tackles some of the big questions about William the Conqueror and his followers, several of which were submitted by our listeners and social media fans. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

56 MIN3 d ago
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Everything you ever wanted to know about the Normans, but were afraid to ask

A history of celebrity

Greg Jenner chats explores the changing nature of fame over the centuries and describes how celebrities have fared in the public glare. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

37 MIN5 d ago
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A history of celebrity

Russia’s musical journeys

Sophy Roberts, author ofThe Lost Pianos of Siberia, explains how the instrument can illuminate the history of Russia, from the tsarist era to the decades of Soviet rule. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

25 MIN1 w ago
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Russia’s musical journeys

Blitz spirit

At a time when Britons are being asked to revisit the ‘Blitz spirit’, historian Jonathan Boff explains how ordinary people coped with the privations of World War II and considers what parallels can be drawn between the 1940s and the current Coronavirus crisis. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

44 MIN1 w ago
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Blitz spirit

Shakespeare and America

Acclaimed author James Shapiro considers why England’s foremost playwright has had such a profound impact on the United States, and how his words speak to contemporary concerns. Historyextra.con/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

26 MIN1 w ago
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Shakespeare and America

News in the Middle Ages

Historian Helen Birkett explores communication networks and the spread of information and news in the medieval era. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

46 MIN2 w ago
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News in the Middle Ages

Coronavirus: a historical perspective

As COVID-19 dominates the news, Laura Spinney draws historical parallels with other pandemics in history and asks what we might learn from disease outbreaks in the past. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

28 MIN2 w ago
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Coronavirus: a historical perspective

Wales’s turbulent 20th century

Simon Jenkins talks about his new BBC radio programme, Wales: A 20th-century Tragedy?, which explores the difficulties faced by the country in recent history, and offers some opinions on its future. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

27 MIN2 w ago
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Wales’s turbulent 20th century

Latest Episodes

Okinawa: the battle and the bomb

On the 75th anniversary of the battle of Okinawa, historian Saul David revisits one of the bloodiest clashes of the Pacific War and explains how it played a crucial part in the United States’ decision to use atomic weapons against Japan. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

34 MIN20 h ago
Comments
Okinawa: the battle and the bomb

Women at war

Dr Julie Wheelwright, author of the new book Sisters in Arms, explains the roles of female warriors from ancient times until the present day. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

33 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Women at war

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Normans, but were afraid to ask

In a bonus Sunday episode, Marc Morris, author of an acclaimed history of the Norman Conquest, tackles some of the big questions about William the Conqueror and his followers, several of which were submitted by our listeners and social media fans. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

56 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Normans, but were afraid to ask

A history of celebrity

Greg Jenner chats explores the changing nature of fame over the centuries and describes how celebrities have fared in the public glare. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

37 MIN5 d ago
Comments
A history of celebrity

Russia’s musical journeys

Sophy Roberts, author ofThe Lost Pianos of Siberia, explains how the instrument can illuminate the history of Russia, from the tsarist era to the decades of Soviet rule. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

25 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Russia’s musical journeys

Blitz spirit

At a time when Britons are being asked to revisit the ‘Blitz spirit’, historian Jonathan Boff explains how ordinary people coped with the privations of World War II and considers what parallels can be drawn between the 1940s and the current Coronavirus crisis. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

44 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Blitz spirit

Shakespeare and America

Acclaimed author James Shapiro considers why England’s foremost playwright has had such a profound impact on the United States, and how his words speak to contemporary concerns. Historyextra.con/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

26 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Shakespeare and America

News in the Middle Ages

Historian Helen Birkett explores communication networks and the spread of information and news in the medieval era. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

46 MIN2 w ago
Comments
News in the Middle Ages

Coronavirus: a historical perspective

As COVID-19 dominates the news, Laura Spinney draws historical parallels with other pandemics in history and asks what we might learn from disease outbreaks in the past. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

28 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Coronavirus: a historical perspective

Wales’s turbulent 20th century

Simon Jenkins talks about his new BBC radio programme, Wales: A 20th-century Tragedy?, which explores the difficulties faced by the country in recent history, and offers some opinions on its future. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

27 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Wales’s turbulent 20th century
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