Dan Snow's HISTORY HIT

Dan Snow's HISTORY HIT

Sicily '43

James Holland joined me on the podcast to discuss the allied invasion of Sicily on the 10th July 1943. Subscribe...

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Ethiopia: All You Need to Know

Richard Reid joined me on the podcast to talk about the history of Ethiopia. Subscribe to History Hit and you'll...

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Soviet Spy Masters

Espionage. The word brings to mind the Cold War - Stasi informants and surveillance bugging in East Berlin. Or...

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How Dogs Became Man's Best Friend

Mike Loades joined me on the podcast to talk about the history of dogs, and they are intertwined with human history....

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Adolf Hitler: The War Years

At the beginning of 1940 Germany was at the pinnacle of its power. By May 1945 Hitler was dead and Germany had...

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How Slavery Built Modern Britain

Padraic Scanlan joined me on the podcast to talk about how Britain rose to global power on the backs of enslaved...

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Disinformation and the White Helmets in Syria

Chloe Hadjimatheou joined me on the podcast to talk about the death of James Le Mesurier, the man who co-founded the...

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Spartacus: Life or Legend?

‘I’m Spartacus!’ In the field of epic film making, the 1960 historical drama...

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Big Data and History

Dan Hoyer and Peter Turchin joined me on the podcast to talk about the new transdisciplinary field of Cliodynamics,...

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Mary Queen of Scots with Kate Williams

Dan Snow and Kate Williams talk about the rise and fall of Mary Queen of Scots. Subscribe to History Hit and...

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Diary of an MP's Wife

Sasha Swire joined me on the podcast to talk about her diary, written during the Cameron years. Her husband was an MP...

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Charles Dickens

In today's episode, I was joined by John Mullan, Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at...

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'Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys'? French Defeat in World War Two

It's the common recollection of French efforts to repel German invasion. But with 100,000 troops lost in the Battle...

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Ghost Hunter!

Kate Summerscale joined me on the pod to talk about 20th century poltergeists.   See acast.com/privacy...

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Sylvia Pankhurst

Rachel Holmes joined me on the podcast to discuss the life of British suffragette and socialist Sylvia Pankhurst....

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The Nuremberg Trials: 75th Anniversary

Tom Bower joined me on the podcast to discuss the history and legacy of the Nuremberg Trials. Subscribe to...

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Rebel Anthropologists Who Challenged Everything

Charles King joined me on the podcast to talk about a group of cultural anthropologist who fundamentally transformed...

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Was Winston Churchill Racist?

The former Prime Minister has faced a renewed controversy as people are calling for his statues to be removed due to...

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The Gay Men Who Took on Hitler

Chris Bryant joined me on the podcast to tell the story of the gay British politicians who were among the very first...

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Pompeii and the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius

Pompeii is back in the news. An extraordinary new, touching discovery, found during the Great Pompeii Project of...

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