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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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Episodes

Firepower with Paul Lockhart

Paul Lockhart is brilliant on the history of guns (and firepower more widely). He is interested not just in the... more

11 May 2022 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
Mortal Republic with Edward Watts

Ed Watts is one of the most engaging writers and speakers on Roman history I have talked to. In this... more

12 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
The Korean War - the battle of the Chosin Reservoir

In October 1950 the Americans are racing to the Yalu river, trying to bring the war in Korea to a... more

22 Mar 2022 · 1 hour,
The Silver Way

 Everyone has heard of the Silk Road but this is The Silver Way. It is the story of the Manilla... more

06 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
The Last Great Siege - Constantinople 1453

The story of the siege of Constantinople in 1453 is a rich one. Roger Crowley tells the story absolutely brilliantly... more

18 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Rome against Persia - their final battle

In the year 617 the Roman Empire stands on the brink of extinction. In the West the empire is long... more

28 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Poggio Bracciolini - an Indiana Jones from the 15th century

Stephen Greenblatt wrote a fascinating book The Swerve about the rediscovery in 1417 of a work of philosophy from antiquity.... more

15 Jan 2022 · 58 minutes
Pearl Hart - the Wild West's most notorious woman bandit

In 1889 a woman calling herself Pearl Hart holds up a stagecoach in Arizona. In this episode John Boessenecker talks... more

02 Jan 2022 · 50 minutes
The declines of the Roman Empire with Edward Watts

Edward Watts startled me with his claim that the Western Roman Empire didn't fall in AD 476. And he has... more

20 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Clive of India with Dr Zareer Masani

Zareer is a a renowned historian and broadcaster. Clive of India is out of fashion these days but Zareer remains... more

11 Dec 2021 · 58 minutes
Laurence Bergreen on Magellan

Laurence Bergreen threads the needle for me. He tells Magellan's story in a way that is exciting and moves with... more

26 Nov 2021 · 53 minutes
With one leap he was free! - stories from Peter Henderson's life

It is hard to describe Peter Henderson's adventures without lapsing into cliche. Hair raising, eye popping and so on. A... more

21 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
A history of astronomy - from the Babylonians to Galileo

Thony Christie has a blog called the Renaissance Mathematicus. It covers the history of science and is one of the... more

28 Sep 2021 · 2 hours, 18 minutes
Clocks, Civilization, Power . . . all About Time with David Rooney

David Rooney is the author of About Time: A History of Civilisation in Twelve Clocks. He talks about clocks (in... more

27 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Talking movies with Freddie deBoer and Abe Callard (Mad Max, OUTIH, Ghostbusters etc)

Freddie, Abe and I talk about movies. Three blokes talking about feminism in movies. Well of course. But much more... more

19 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Julian Sancton on the ill fated voyage of the Belgica to the Antarctic in 1898

Julian Sancton is a wonderful guide to the Belgian expedition to Antartica in 1898.  The crew of the Belgica included... more

08 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
When the Shogun's Sumo met Commodore Perry's minstrel show

Kenji Tierney is a wonderfully engaging speaker. Starting with memories of being introduced by his grandmother to sumo by way... more

24 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Amazon the behemoth

Robin Gaster's book Behemoth, Amazon Rising: Power and Seduction in the Age of Amazon is available to buy on, naturally,... more

14 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Memories of wartime Japan and reflections on the kamikaze

Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney is a professor of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin. Here she recalls her life as a young... more

29 Jun 2021 · 56 minutes
Conquerors - how Portugal built its empire in India

Roger Crowley tells the story of how Portugal built its empire in the Indian ocean from 1498. The Portuguese were... more

13 Jun 2021 · 55 minutes
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Thony Christie has a blog called the Renaissance Mathematicus. It covers the history of science and is one of the wonders of... more