The History Hit network gives you access to a growing range of podcasts presented by and featuring historians at the forefront of research and debate.
Dan Snow’s History Hit explores the deep history behind today’s headlines – giving you the context to understand what is going on today. Everything has a history, every challenge made easier by understanding its nature, its genesis. In a world of fast opinions, we put historians into the debate, women and men who bring real knowledge built over careers spent researching.
The Ancients, hosted by historian Tristan Hughes, is dedicated to discussing our distant past. Historians and archaeologists join Tristan to discuss specific themes from antiquity, from Neolithic Britain to the Fall of Rome.
War historian and broadcaster James Rogers hosts our ‘Warfare’ podcast, which opens up fascinating new perspectives on how conflict has shaped and changed our world. James teams up with fellow historians, veterans, and experts to reveal astonishing new histories of inspirational leadership, breakthrough technologies, and era defining battles.
Professor Suzannah Lipscomb presents Not Just the Tudors. Together with expert interviewees, she covers the sweeping range of the early modern period: everything from the Aztecs to witches, Velázquez to Shakespeare, Mughal India to the Mayflower.
Gone Medieval is hosted by archaeologist Cat Jarman and historian Matt Lewis, who shine a light on one of the most fascinating yet misunderstood periods of history: the Middle Ages. In each episode, experts lead listeners beneath the skin of captivating stories to uncover new insights.
In Betwixt the Sheets join historian, Kate Lister as she unashamedly roots around the topics which seem to have been skipped in history class. Everything from landmark LGBTQ+ court cases, to political scandal, to downright bizarre medieval cures for impotence.
Patented, hosted by Dallas Campbell, dives into stories of flukey discoveries, erased individuals and murky marketing ploys with the help of experts, scientists and historians.
In American History Hit, join Don Wildman twice a week for your hit of American history, as he explores the past to help us understand the United States of today. We’ll hear how codebreakers uncovered secret Japanese plans for the Battle of Midway, visit Chief Powhatan as he prepares for war with the British, see Walt Disney accuse his former colleagues of being communists, and uncover the dark history that lies beneath Central Park.
Click on any of the listings below to listen to our most recent episodes from our network.
A History of New York in 3 Hotels13 February 2023
The Waldorf-Astoria, the Plaza and the Algonquin all tell their own stories of New York City. Don talks to Anthony Melchiorri, host of Travel...Listen Now
Children in Tudor England13 February 2023
What was it like to grow up in Tudor England? How were children cared for, what did they play with, and which subjects were they taught?
How The USA Supplied WW213 February 2023
Before America officially entered the Second World War in December 1941, it offered the allies significant support in terms of military supplies...Listen Now
Muppets Take Moscow!13 February 2023
Car bombings, assassinations and a military takeover: these are just some of the things American TV producer Natasha Lance Rogoff and her team...Listen Now
Snakes and Ladders12 February 2023
It turns out that all those times you played Snakes and Ladders (Chutes and Ladders) as a child you were playing a game that once symbolised the...Listen Now
Cleopatra's Daughter12 February 2023
Cleopatra VII is one of the most famous individuals from the ancient world. The final Queen of Ancient Egypt, and a woman who used her position to...Listen Now
Origins of Treason in England11 February 2023
First defined in law in 1352, treason remains one of the most serious crimes a person can commit. And, remarkably, the core of the original...Listen Now
Food, Sin & Shame10 February 2023
Why might a medieval nun drink the pus of an ill patient? Where does ‘fishy Friday’ come from? And what does all of this have to do with...Listen Now
Nuclear Near Misses10 February 2023
What happens when a nuclear bomb is accidentally dropped onto foreign soil? Or when a nuke just goes missing? Rather worryingly, it happens more...Listen Now
Pre-historic Women10 February 2023
For years we've understood that in the prehistoric hunter-gather world, the men did the hunting and the women did the gathering. Prehistoric man...Listen Now
The Battle of Valcour Island9 February 2023
The first naval engagement of the American War of Independence took place on Lake Champlain, which straddles modern-day New York state and Vermont...Listen Now
The Murder of Christopher Marlowe9 February 2023
This month on Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb investigates four of history’s most notorious murders and brutal crimes.
Homo Erectus9 February 2023
Before modern humans walked the earth, and even before the Neanderthals, Homo Erectus dominated the plains of Africa. Eventually migrating across...Listen Now
Dan, The Skeletons and The Battle of Waterloo9 February 2023
Dan Snow’s History Hit hits the road to Belgium and the Waterloo Battlefield to see the soldier’s bones found in an attic earlier this...Listen Now
Farming8 February 2023
Exactly when, where, how, why our ancient ancestors ‘invented’ farming is one of the great questions of archaeology.
Surely if we can...Listen Now
Medieval Leaders and Queens: Aethelfled, Hildegard & Jadwiga.8 February 2023
Art and cultural historian Dr Janina Ramirez joins Dan on today's episode to tell the stories of three incredible medieval women: Aethelfled, a...Listen Now
The Monastery That Held Back the Vikings7 February 2023
For monks and monasteries in Anglo-Saxon England, obliteration by Vikings was a constant threat. Like Lindisfarne - first raided in 793 AD -...Listen Now
The Real Casanova7 February 2023
Can you imagine being SO smooth-talking and seductive your surname becomes an actual noun in the dictionary to describe someone who has a...Listen Now
The Real Casanova7 February 2023
Content Warning This episode contains adult themes and language that may not be suitable for children.
On this special network crossover...Listen Now
Jamestown6 February 2023
In late April 1607, three ships carrying a hundred men and boys arrived in Chesapeake Bay, having set sail from London four months earlier. They...Listen Now
The History of Britain's Black Airmen6 February 2023
When you think of some of the remarkable feats of airpower throughout history, you might think of the Dambusters, or the Battle of Britain. But...Listen Now