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Russell Hogg

A lot of history episodes and a lot of film episodes. A few other subjects in between!

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Mother Leakey and the Bishop

I can't remember enjoying a story more than Peter Marshall's Mother Leakey and the Bishop. The way Peter tells the... more

01 Jun 2024 · 56 minutes
Kaldellis on Byzantium - part 2

We cover the miserable tale of the 4th crusade, the Latin Empire and Anthony gives advice on how to write... more

02 May 2024 · 38 minutes
Anthony Kaldellis on Byzantium (Part 1)

If you have any interest at all in Byzantium or in the Roman Empire generally I think you should really... more

30 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Hampton Sides - the last voyage of Captain Cook

Hampton has been on the podcast before and if you haven't yet found his books of narrative history I urge... more

08 Apr 2024 · 51 minutes
The Sin Eater

I am a huge fan of Mike Dash's books. We have talked about Batavia's Graveyard and Tulipomania in past episodes.... more

01 Mar 2024 · 48 minutes
Ed West - From the Romans to Alfred the Great

Most people know Ed West for his journalism and in particular for his substack The Wrong Side of History. If... more

08 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
John McWhorter and Scott Sumner - talking movies

I am a huge fan of John McWhorter and have come to have great respect for Scott Sumner's knowledge and... more

21 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Dikötter on Dictators

Frank Dikötter returns to the show to talk about dictators and in particular how they use the cult of personality... more

07 Jan 2024 · 50 minutes
The Lives of East Germans - Katja Hoyer

If, like me, your idea of East Germany is dominated by spy movies and and you think that perhaps it... more

09 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Britons never will be slaves?

Giles Milton is one of my favourite authors producing narrative history today. The stories he tells are just jaw dropping.... more

25 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
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