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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.
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Saladin

Saladin

2019-10-2500:44:5515

You might have learned about Richard the Lionheart in school (or from Disney’s Robin Hood), but how much do you know about his opponent, the legendary Saladin? Why does Saladin have such an enduring reputation as a good guy? Host Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Maria Shehata and historian Prof Jonathan Phillips. It’s history for people who don’t like history!This episode was produced by Dan Morelle and scripted and researched by Emma Nagouse, assisted by Emily Greenwell.
The Witch Craze

The Witch Craze

2019-10-2100:47:2018

Discover the truth behind the European Witch Craze. Far from the world of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, discover how one book turned the world upside down as a disgruntled patriarchy murdered thousands of innocent women. Join Greg Jenner, comedian Cariad Lloyd and historian Prof Suzannah Lipscomb. It’s history for people who don’t like history!This episode was produced by Dan Morelle and scripted and researched by Emma Nagouse, assisted by Eszter Szabo and Evie Randall.
Lord Byron

Lord Byron

2019-10-1800:47:4914

Was Lord Byron the original celebrity? He might have been, you know. You should hear about the “things” that his fans sent him in the post! Find out the truth behind the first boy ever described as, "mad, bad and dangerous to know". Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Ed Gamble and historian Dr Corin Throsby. It’s history for people who don’t like history!This episode was produced by Dan Morelle and scripted and researched by Emma Nagouse.
Stonehenge

Stonehenge

2019-10-1100:46:5717

We are digging into the history and mystery surrounding Stonehenge. Is it really the symbol of fertility and scene of sacrifice it’s portrayed to be, and what part of Stonehenge is the henge exactly? Featuring podcasting legend Richard Herring alongside archaeologist Susan Greaney from English Heritage. It’s history for people who don’t like history!This episode was produced by Dan Morelle, scripted by Greg Jenner and researched by Emma Nagouse.
The Aztecs

The Aztecs

2019-10-0400:45:4215

Travel back to the land of the Aztecs to discover that they’re not that dissimilar to the Tudors, but with more human sacrifices. Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Joel Dommett and historian Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock to ask just how much food can be traced back to the Aztecs? Was cannibalism really a respectful process? And at what age were Aztec children expected to contribute to the family? It’s history for people who don’t like history!This episode was produced by Dan Morelle, scripted by Greg Jenner and researched by Emma Nagouse assisted by Josh Daniels.
Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

2019-09-2700:48:3116

Delusion or divine intervention? Learn about Joan of Arc’s super sewing skills, her badass credentials, and the story of why it took nearly half a century for her to become a saint. If you think it’s tough being a woman now, find out what it was like in 1400s France. Joining historian Greg Jenner to learn about Joan is comedian Catherine Bohart, of The Mash Report, and Dr Helen Castor, medieval historian and author of The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth. It’s history for people who don’t like history!This episode was produced by Dan Morelle, scripted by Greg Jenner and researched by Emma Nagouse.
Young Napoleon

Young Napoleon

2019-09-2300:46:0913

Never mind the famous battles, who was the real Napoleon? Where did he come from? What events conspired to turn him from a young Corsican officer to one of history’s greatest figures? How intense was his relationship with his wife Josephine? What part of his body was recreated in plaster, and how much was somebody willing to pay for it? And just how did one man manufacture his own hype way before the days of social media? Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Dan Schreiber and historian Dr Laura O’Brien. It’s history for people who don’t like history!This episode was produced by Dan Morelle and scripted and researched by Emma Nagouse.
Justinian and Theodora

Justinian and Theodora

2019-09-2000:48:0714

Forget Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Justinian and Theodora were the power couple of the Byzantine era. From withstanding riots to protecting women’s rights, how did a woman from such humble beginnings (and who did *that* with a swan…) fall in love with one of the most powerful men of the time and secure her place in the history books? Join public historian Greg Jenner, comedian Shappi Khorsandi and historian Prof Peter Frankopan.
Mansa Musa

Mansa Musa

2019-09-2000:45:5610

Who was Mansa Musa and how did he become the world’s richest man… ever? What did he do with his wealth? And why did everyone around him keep dying? Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Athena Kugblenu and historian and director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Dr Augustus Caseley-Hayford OBE. It’s history for people who don’t like history!This episode was produced by Dan Morelle and scripted and researched by Emma Nagouse, assisted by Josh Daniels.
LGBTQ History

LGBTQ History

2019-09-2000:47:2715

From Molly Houses to secret diaries, discover the real-life stories that make up the history of the LGBT community. Greg is joined by comedian Suzie Ruffell and Dr Justin Bengry, historian and creator of the world’s first masters degree in Queer History. It’s history for people who don’t like history!This episode was produced by Dan Morelle and scripted and researched by Emma Nagouse.
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Daniel Titchener

Trying to download this one and I'm getting an error. Anyone else having issues?

Oct 31st
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daniel urwand

link Is broken for this and all earlier episodes..

Oct 14th
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baerie

Absolutely loved the podcast ever since I found it! The hosts are charismatic, mindful and respectful of each other and the subject. Jokes and a bit off-topic chit-chat are present, but instead of being a distraction, they are definitely an asset!

Oct 11th
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Oct 8th
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TheIainDowieFanClub

For two years I have called into my dear old neighbour's house to read to her. She is getting older, is lonely and I think I may be her only companion. She particularly likes history and historical figures, so imagine my surprise and elation when I found this podcast. It's been great!! I showed her how to set Castbox to automatically download and play one episode after another. I haven't had to call in for over 3 weeks now. She must be really loving it because she hasn't even bothered collecting her milk from the doorstep. Luckily for her I say, cos the stench and flies are pretty bad for this time of year. Keep up the good work. xxx

Oct 6th
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Danny Lewis

Really enjoying this. Brings it to life and makes it fun. I especially like the theme tune, it's very catchy.

Oct 4th
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Patricia Clay Mackinnon

A lot of details for a subject with little background info, well done! Also helping me overcome not always knowing the exact facts and accepting fanciful musing. Really enjoying this.

Oct 3rd
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Patricia Clay Mackinnon

I am new to podcast listening and blundering around clueless. Excited to hear about this new podcast. I loved watching horrible histories with my child, stupid deaths being a family favourite. Looking forward to listening :)

Oct 2nd
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Sep 28th
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Liz

oooh, I love this podcast!

Sep 27th
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Laura Millar

More please! New favourite podcast :)

Sep 25th
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Teresa Edgley

Interesting and engaging potted history lessons! It's even prompted me to order one of the recommended books from my library to find out more.

Sep 20th
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Eva-Maria Phieler

Very entertaining and digestible history lessons. Why wasn't school like that? Anyways, thanks for making history fun! (don't think I've ever used those two last words together in sentence before....)

Sep 19th
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Daniel Thomason

Really enjoying this so far. Presenters do a great job of keeping things interesting and not getting bogged down in dates, places, etc like history class in school

Sep 18th
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