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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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Zheng Yi Sao

Zheng Yi Sao

2021-11-2654:338

Greg Jenner and guests Ria Lina and Prof Ronald C. Po navigate the life of one of the most successful pirates to have ever lived, Zheng Yi Sao. During the 18th century Qing dynasty, she led a huge and feared army of pirates, all without a parrot on her shoulder. Research: Will Clayton Script: Emma Nagouse, Will Clayton and Greg Jenner Project manager: Siefe Miyo Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez
Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft

2021-11-1953:5914

Greg Jenner and his guests Dr Corin Throsby and Cariad Lloyd discuss the life and legacy of Mary Wollstonecraft. Mary was a successful ghostwriter, an advocate of human rights and a witty book critic who navigated the tumultuous 'Reign of Terror' in France, a treasure hunt and multiple heartbreaks. She is regarded by many as the 'mother of feminism', in large part due to her ground-breaking book, The Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Research: Chris Wakefield and Rosanna Evans Script: Emma Nagouse, Chris Wakefield and Greg Jenner Project manager: Siefe Miyo Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez
The History of Ice Cream

The History of Ice Cream

2021-11-1252:228

Greg Jenner and his guests Dr Annie Gray and Richard Osman get the inside scoop on the history of our favourite frozen food while packing in as many of their 'flavourite' ice cream puns as possible (final count: 15!). They savour the dubiously 'legendairy' origins of frozen cream dishes, explore some weird early flavours (including whale vomit!), and discover how ice cream went from glamorous luxury to dangerous health risk. Plus Dr Annie teaches us how to make our own ice cream in the Nuance Window! Research: Chris Wakefield Script: Emma Nagouse, Chris Wakefield and Greg Jenner Project management: Siefe Miyo Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez
Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole

2021-11-0553:525

Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Gretchen Gerzina and comedian Nathan Caton to delve into the extraordinary life and adventures of the 19th-century celebrity, Mary Seacole. Mary was born and raised in Jamaica and rose to fame as a businesswoman and a volunteer nurse during the Crimean War. The episode explores her childhood of practising healing techniques on her pets, the perils of Panama, her experience of cholera, how she dealt with racists, the risks of running a business in a warzone and why she loved being famous. Research: Hannah McKenzie Script: Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Project management: Siefe Miyo Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez
Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Rosie Jones and historian Dr Jane Draycott to discuss stories of disability from over a thousand years of history, including people with disabilities excelling on the battlefield and others with very well-dressed guide dogs. Research: Kierri Price Script: Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Project manager: Siefe Miyo Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez
Owain Glyndŵr

Owain Glyndŵr

2021-10-2253:1116

Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Elis James and historian Dr Kathryn Hurlock to explore the life and political career of medieval Welsh rebel Owain Glyndŵr, the last Welsh-born Prince of Wales, who led an uprising against English rule. It’s an extraordinary tale of war, vengeance, poetry, annoying next-door neighbours, top-notch gardens and probably a lot of damp and drizzly battlefield action (and inaction). Plus Greg squeezes in an obligatory Tottenham Hotspur reference. Research: Kierri Price Script: Emma Nagouse, Kierri Price and Greg Jenner Project manager: Siefe Miyo Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez
Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson

2021-10-1553:378

Greg Jenner, comedian Desiree Burch and Prof Shana L. Redmond from Columbia University discuss the astonishing life and legacy of Paul Robeson: the epitome of the American Renaissance man. Famous for his unparalleled bass-baritone voice and relentless struggle for civil rights, Robeson was an exceptional athlete, actor, singer, scholar and civil rights activist who the American government persecuted during the McCarthy era. Research: William Clayton Script: Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Project manager: Siefe Miyo Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez
Greg Jenner and his guests explore the amazing prehistoric site of Çatalhöyük as we learn about the Neolithic Revolution of the Middle East. What is so special about Çatalhöyük and why did prehistoric hunter-gatherers decide to settle down with pottery, pals and porridge? In archaeology corner this week is Dr Lindsay Der from the University of Victoria in Canada and in comedy corner is the fantastically funny Mike Wozniak. Script: Chris Wakefield, Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Research: Chris Wakefield Project manager : Siefe Miyo Edit producer : Cornelius Mendez
Sake Dean Mahomed

Sake Dean Mahomed

2021-10-0153:0710

Greg Jenner and his guests examine the life of Sake Dean Mahomed who introduced curry, shampooing and therapeutic massage to 19th-century England. He grew up under colonial rule, but Sake Dean Mahomed ended up living in Brighton until the age of 92 and counted members of the Royal Family among his many clients. Greg's guests in this episode are Dr Arunima Datta from Idaho State University and the comedian and podcast host Eshaan Akbar. Script: Emma Nagouse, Chris Wakefield and Greg Jenner Research: Chris Wakefield Project manager: Siefe Miyo Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez
Medieval Science

Medieval Science

2021-09-2454:5018

Greg Jenner and his guests look at a range of scientific discoveries spanning 1000 years of history, widely known as the medieval period. How were knowledge and scientific findings shared across a world with its countless languages and regions before the internet? Greg is joined by Dr Seb Falk and comedian Josie Long to look at some of the weird and wonderful advancements of the period which we still use today. Research by Rosanna Evans Script by Emma Nagouse, Rosanna Evans and Greg Jenner Project manager: Siefe Miyo Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez
The History of High Heels

The History of High Heels

2021-09-1752:4519

High heels have been around since as early as the 10th century. Today we see them as a cornerstone of footwear fashion, with models strutting their stuff on the catwalk in heels of varying colours and styles. But how has this impractical, even masochistic piece of design become so gender-specific and has it always been this way? Greg Jenner discusses the history of high-heeled shoes with Dr Elizabeth Semmelhack from the Bata Shoe Museum and with returning comedian Lauren Pattison. See photos of the shoes discussed: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09w4wgl/ Produced by Cornelius Mendez Script by Emma Nagouse, Harry Prance and Greg Jenner Research by Harry Prance
Nell Gwyn

Nell Gwyn

2021-09-1052:2713

Greg Jenner and his guests travel back to 17th century England to meet a celebrity of the Restoration era. As was one of the first actresses in comedy and a mistress to King Charles II, Nell Gwyn's life was as eventful as her turns on the stage. Greg is joined by associate professor and writer, Diana Solomon and by comedian, actor and writer, Jess Knappett. Script by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Research by William Clayton Produced by Cornelius Mendez
Ramesses The Great

Ramesses The Great

2021-09-0353:179

Greg Jenner and his guests lift the lid on one of Ancient Egypt's greatest rulers, Ramesses the Great. How did Ramesses acquire the nickname 'The Great'? What were the reasons for the adulation he received from his subjects? How long did he rule and how many temples were built in his honour? Greg discusses these questions and many more with his guests, the comedian and writer Sophie Duker and the historical expert Dr Campbell Price. Produced by Cornelius Mendez Script by Greg Jenner and Emma Nagouse Research by Emma Nagouse and Rosanna Evans
Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

2021-08-2752:0727

Greg Jenner and his guests uncover the gruesome truths behind some of our most-loved fairy tales that have kept children and adults enchanted for centuries. In comedy corner, we have the wickedly funny “evil queen of comedy” Sally Phillips, who we all know as a comedian, sketch-writer and for her appearances in shows like Miranda, Green Wing, Veep and many more. In history corner is the world-renowned expert on children’s literature, folklore and German literature, Prof Maria Tatar.
Ivan The Terrible

Ivan The Terrible

2021-08-2049:5114

Greg Jenner and his guests discuss the life, times and crimes of Russia's first Tsar, the infamous Ivan the Terrible. Joining Greg are Prof Peter Frankopan from the University of Oxford and Russian-born comedian Olga Koch, whose BBC appearances include OK Computer, Human Error, Fight, QI and The Now Show.
Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Peter Frankopan and comedian Phil Wang in the 12th century to meet one of the most feared conquerors in world history, Genghis Khan. We find out why silk shirts weren’t just a fashion choice and how kittens were apparently used as weapons as Genghis Khan established the largest land empire in history.
Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Sarah Parcak and comedian Maria Shehata to learn all about the magnificent Egyptian pyramids. We discover how and why pyramids were built, who constructed them, and how space archaeology can help us discover and protect hundreds of pyramids and tombs that are yet to be found.
Joan of Arc (Radio Edit)

Joan of Arc (Radio Edit)

2021-06-0529:487

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 Greg Jenner to learn about Joan are comedian Catherine Bohart and historian Dr Helen Castor Script: Greg Jenner Research: Emma Nagouse Producer: Dan Morelle A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4.
Greg Jenner is joined by historian Prof Michael Scott and comedian Shappi Khorsandi in 480 BCE for one of history’s most notorious naval battles - The Battle of Salamis. On their journey through the events leading up to the battle and beyond, they hear about one of the most unusual methods used to cross a body of water and discover why sometimes it pays to give water a jolly good telling off.
Lord Byron (Radio Edit)

Lord Byron (Radio Edit)

2021-05-2229:509

Who was Lord Byron and why did he drive the girls (and many boys) so wild? Find out about this scandalous early celebrity who was described as, "mad, bad and dangerous to know". Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Ed Gamble and historian Dr Corin Throsby. This episode was produced by Dan Morelle and scripted and researched by Emma Nagouse.
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Comments (117)

Jeff

06:20 isn't that the name of the girl that Jackie Chan is tasked to rescue in the Rush hour?

Dec 4th
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James Turner

Woo hoo yeah!!!!!! :)

Oct 23rd
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Kate Babbage

learned a lot, really interesting!

Oct 19th
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Pentti Pispa

East India Company. Make it happen.

Oct 1st
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Andy Shepherd

could not do with her voice at all. switched off after 5 minutes. shame was interested in the subject.

Jun 17th
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Dave OscarsDad

Nope, had to give up. The voice is grating a combination of pitch, cadence and accent, awful. Then combine this with the level of humour, just constant obvious jokes and lack of additional insight. PLEASE DON'T INVITE Kemah back.

Jun 2nd
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Dave OscarsDad

why is Kemah Bob back on this podcast!

Jun 2nd
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HaulAway

12:58 Brand new, never-before-uttered sentence: "He's not called 'Jizz the Dog.'!"

May 24th
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Karol Mileszko

so where's the full version of the episode? can you place a link here?

May 24th
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Ian Bruce

The silk shirt and arrow thing is a total myth. It should be obvious, surely. But it has been tested experimentally and thoroughly disproved.

May 17th
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sopho mchedlishvili

my first ever episode and it got me hooked to the show! hope others are this good too!

May 8th
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Churp Duck

I love Greg Jenner I have become such a huge fan due to these podcasts, I've just got his book on Celebrity and honestly it doesn't disappoint! Cannot wait for a new season but this episode was fascinating!!

May 6th
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Richard Anthony Morris

This was awesome, love the show. No idea what the people above are going on about, the guest was awesome!

May 2nd
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Suzanne Jane

Loved this one, I thought it was pretty funny.

Apr 20th
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DL Moir

OMG All I could to listen was 5 min. Totally agree with others I could not listen to your guest. She is completely not funny, grating on the nerves not funny. I guess you can't win them all. 👍🏼

Apr 19th
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Jonathon Barberio

I can't finish this one. That girl is too annoying.

Apr 17th
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Alex K.

Please Greg, never have that guest again. Totally unfunny, added nothing.

Apr 17th
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Will James

good luck Kae, maybe next time

Mar 27th
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Jaafar Janaby

p

Mar 17th
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Churp Duck

I have to admit I love this radio show but this woman annoyed me, she's suppose to be a comedian but in the end I couldn't figure out who was the historian and who the comedian. Honestly as a historian there's nothing worse than someone stepping on your toes when trying to tell a story. Was just irritating to listen I skipped this one in the end, the rest are AMAZING!!

Mar 17th
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