Dan Snow's HISTORY HIT

Dan Snow's HISTORY HIT

The Doolittle Raid

Today, we're talking about one of the great stories of American military history; The Doolittle Raid. In 1942 after...

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Anti-government Violence in America

Leah Sottile joins me today to talk all about domestic terrorism and anti-government groups in the USA. In...

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Remembering the Alamo with W. F. Strong

In this episode taken from our archive, I headed out to Texas in 2016 to discuss the Battle of the Alamo and what its...

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John of Gaunt: THE Royal Ancestor

Helen Carr joins me today to discuss John of Gaunt: son of Edward III, younger brother to the Black Prince, uncle of...

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In Conversation with David Baddiel

In this episode taken from our archive, David Baddiel talks to Dan about the Second World War, Trump's...

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Brexit History Showdown with Robert Tombs

Five years after the announcement of the Brexit referendum I am joined on the podcast by Robert Tombs, author of The...

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Vikings: River Kings

Today, I am joined by Cat Jarman bio-archaeologist and author of a new book all about how the Vikings spread east,...

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Frostquake

In the winter of 1962-63, the UK experienced a different kind of lockdown as freezing temperatures and ten weeks of...

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Besieging Masada

Dramatically placed on a plateau with drops of 400m to the east and 90m to the west, Masada translates from Hebrew as...

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Love Lives: From Cinderella to Frozen

We cover all the big topics on the podcast including weapons of mass destruction, climate change, great power rivalry...

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Hitler and Stalin

I am joined by Laurence Rees, the best selling author, who has met more people that had direct contact with both...

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Fallout: The Secret History of Nuclear Testing

How do you test a weapon of mass destruction? A weapon whose potential you can only estimate. Since 1945, countries...

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Living Through the Dresden Firebombing with Victor Gregg

Victor Gregg is a veteran of World War Two and the Dresden Bombings, and travelled with Dan to visit Dresden a couple...

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Lockdown Learning: The Rise of USA

For Lockdown Learning this week I am joined by Dr Fabian Hilfrich, head of American History at Edinburgh University....

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The 18th Century Precedent for Trump's Impeachment

As the impeachment trial of Donald Trump got underway in the USA the 18th-century case of Warren Hastings, the former...

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Empire with Sathnam Sanghera

Journalist and author Sathnam Sanghera joins me on the podcast to talk about his latest book Empireland which...

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Historical novels with Ken Follett

Today, I am joined by best-selling author Ken Follett to discuss his latest book The Evening and the Morning. We also...

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China 1949: Year of Revolution

In 1949 Mao Zedong led the Chinese Communist Party to victory in the long and bloody Chinese Civil War. The impact of...

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Sutton Hoo

The release of The Dig has brought the story of the Sutton Hoo dig to the forefront of people’s minds of late....

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Emily Davison with Kate Willoughby

In this episode, originally released in 2018, Dan talks to actor, activist, and "part-time suffragette" Kate...

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