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You're Dead To Me

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You're Dead To Me

You're Dead To Me

BBC Radio 4

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Followers
1.7K
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The history podcast for people who don’t like history… and those who do. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past.

Latest Episodes

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Gabby Storey and comedian Rachel Parris to take a look at the action-packed life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. She was the only woman ever to be queen of both England and France. She took to the seas on a crusade and packed her entire household with her. She bore ten children and defended a castle, yet most of her life was spent clearing up her offsprings' mess. So just why is this badass queen’s legacy eclipsed by that of her sons?

49 MIN5 d ago
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Eleanor of Aquitaine

The History of Chocolate

Greg Jenner is joined by chocolate historian Alex Hutchinson and British TV legend Richard Osman to explore the culinary and cultural history of Britain's favourite confectionery. Just what did the Maya use to flavour their cacao? How did cacao become chocolate and find its way into our shops and hearts? And why did a family feud change the entire branding of a much loved chocolate bar?

49 MIN1 w ago
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The History of Chocolate

Josephine Baker

Greg Jenner is joined by historical expert Dr Michell Chresfield and comedian Desiree Burch to travel to 1920s Paris to meet the phenomenal Josephine Baker. Josephine Baker was a renowned performer and entertainer in Paris, a civil rights activist and even a spy during the German occupation of France. But just how did the daughter of a laundress in St Louis find herself at the centre of some of the most pivotal moments in history?

49 MIN2 w ago
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Josephine Baker

The Ancient Olympics

Greg Jenner and his guests Prof Michael Scott and comedian Shappi Khorsandi limber up for a trip to The Ancient Olympics. Discover the drastic measures taken to prevent women watching the action. Hear how the gruelling challenges brought a whole new meaning to the term "leaving it all on the field" and how even death couldn’t stop you winning.

47 MIN3 w ago
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The Ancient Olympics

The Mayflower

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Misha Ewen and comedian Alex Edelman to take a trip back in time and across the Atlantic with the passengers of The Mayflower. They ask all the most pertinent questions: What would you pack for a journey to a new world? What’s a great name for a baby born at sea? And just why is a journey that was objectively a gigantic failure held in such high regard in American culture?

49 MIN3 w ago
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The Mayflower

Mary Shelley

Greg Jenner is joined by literary expert Dr Corin Throsby and comedian Lauren Pattison to explore the often turbulent life of literary icon Mary Shelley. Join us as we all question our life achievements while discussing the groundbreaking work Mary produced by the age of just 20, how far she was prepared to walk for love, and arguably the most gothic first date in history.

48 MINFEB. 29
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Mary Shelley

Neanderthals

Greg Jenner is joined by the brilliant comedian Tim Minchin and Palaeolithic archaeologist Dr Becky Wragg Sykes as they take us way back in time to visit the mysterious world of Neanderthals. Just who were the Neanderthals? Were they the squat caveman archetypes we’ve come to know in pop culture? Did they really shout “Ug” at the moon? Or have we misunderstood them entirely? Join the team as we discover there is so much more to those handsome, hench beings that walked the Earth before us.

47 MINFEB. 29
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Neanderthals

You’re Dead To Me 2

We’re back! Greg Jenner looks ahead to the new series and back at some highlights from series one.

5 MINFEB. 25
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You’re Dead To Me 2

The Victorian Christmas

Why do we celebrate Christmas with cards, crackers and a tree? Join us as we travel back and explore the weird and wonderful history of the Victorian Christmas. Just who the Dickens had the idea to bring trees indoors? Can a soft-drinks firm really take credit for Father Christmas’s red suit? And why did the Victorians send each other such bizarre Christmas cards? Host Greg Jenner is joined in the studio by historian Dr Fern Riddell and comedian Russell Kane. This episode was produced by Cornelius Mendez and scripted and researched by Greg Jenner.

48 MIN2019 DIC. 13
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The Victorian Christmas

The History of General Elections

You’re Dead To Me returns for a special episode on The History of General Elections. Welcome to the world of “bludgeon men”, “potwallopers”, and electorates of sheep (!). Travel back to the 18th Century, when Number 10 was number 5 (yes, really) and discover not just how voter rights have changed, but where they originated. Host Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Hannah Nicholson and comedian Catherine Bohart.

48 MIN2019 NOV. 22
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The History of General Elections

Latest Episodes

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Gabby Storey and comedian Rachel Parris to take a look at the action-packed life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. She was the only woman ever to be queen of both England and France. She took to the seas on a crusade and packed her entire household with her. She bore ten children and defended a castle, yet most of her life was spent clearing up her offsprings' mess. So just why is this badass queen’s legacy eclipsed by that of her sons?

49 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Eleanor of Aquitaine

The History of Chocolate

Greg Jenner is joined by chocolate historian Alex Hutchinson and British TV legend Richard Osman to explore the culinary and cultural history of Britain's favourite confectionery. Just what did the Maya use to flavour their cacao? How did cacao become chocolate and find its way into our shops and hearts? And why did a family feud change the entire branding of a much loved chocolate bar?

49 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The History of Chocolate

Josephine Baker

Greg Jenner is joined by historical expert Dr Michell Chresfield and comedian Desiree Burch to travel to 1920s Paris to meet the phenomenal Josephine Baker. Josephine Baker was a renowned performer and entertainer in Paris, a civil rights activist and even a spy during the German occupation of France. But just how did the daughter of a laundress in St Louis find herself at the centre of some of the most pivotal moments in history?

49 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Josephine Baker

The Ancient Olympics

Greg Jenner and his guests Prof Michael Scott and comedian Shappi Khorsandi limber up for a trip to The Ancient Olympics. Discover the drastic measures taken to prevent women watching the action. Hear how the gruelling challenges brought a whole new meaning to the term "leaving it all on the field" and how even death couldn’t stop you winning.

47 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Ancient Olympics

The Mayflower

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Misha Ewen and comedian Alex Edelman to take a trip back in time and across the Atlantic with the passengers of The Mayflower. They ask all the most pertinent questions: What would you pack for a journey to a new world? What’s a great name for a baby born at sea? And just why is a journey that was objectively a gigantic failure held in such high regard in American culture?

49 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Mayflower

Mary Shelley

Greg Jenner is joined by literary expert Dr Corin Throsby and comedian Lauren Pattison to explore the often turbulent life of literary icon Mary Shelley. Join us as we all question our life achievements while discussing the groundbreaking work Mary produced by the age of just 20, how far she was prepared to walk for love, and arguably the most gothic first date in history.

48 MINFEB. 29
Comments
Mary Shelley

Neanderthals

Greg Jenner is joined by the brilliant comedian Tim Minchin and Palaeolithic archaeologist Dr Becky Wragg Sykes as they take us way back in time to visit the mysterious world of Neanderthals. Just who were the Neanderthals? Were they the squat caveman archetypes we’ve come to know in pop culture? Did they really shout “Ug” at the moon? Or have we misunderstood them entirely? Join the team as we discover there is so much more to those handsome, hench beings that walked the Earth before us.

47 MINFEB. 29
Comments
Neanderthals

You’re Dead To Me 2

We’re back! Greg Jenner looks ahead to the new series and back at some highlights from series one.

5 MINFEB. 25
Comments
You’re Dead To Me 2

The Victorian Christmas

Why do we celebrate Christmas with cards, crackers and a tree? Join us as we travel back and explore the weird and wonderful history of the Victorian Christmas. Just who the Dickens had the idea to bring trees indoors? Can a soft-drinks firm really take credit for Father Christmas’s red suit? And why did the Victorians send each other such bizarre Christmas cards? Host Greg Jenner is joined in the studio by historian Dr Fern Riddell and comedian Russell Kane. This episode was produced by Cornelius Mendez and scripted and researched by Greg Jenner.

48 MIN2019 DIC. 13
Comments
The Victorian Christmas

The History of General Elections

You’re Dead To Me returns for a special episode on The History of General Elections. Welcome to the world of “bludgeon men”, “potwallopers”, and electorates of sheep (!). Travel back to the 18th Century, when Number 10 was number 5 (yes, really) and discover not just how voter rights have changed, but where they originated. Host Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Hannah Nicholson and comedian Catherine Bohart.

48 MIN2019 NOV. 22
Comments
The History of General Elections
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