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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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Slavery in the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages

Professor David Abulafia's wonderful book The Great Sea covers so many topics. Today we talked about slavery. Until recently I... more

27 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Talking movies with Scott Sumner

Scott Sumner is an economist with a well known and much quoted blog. But it is the bit of the... more

05 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
The war against Antony and Cleopatra

I have always found the war Octavian fought against Antony and Cleopatra hard to understand. How did Antony find himself... more

29 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Anna Keay on the Restless Republic (Britain after the death of Charles I)

Anna Keay's book The Restless Republic is just brilliant. It covers the period following the execution of Charles I when... more

06 Nov 2022 · 59 minutes
The Death of Alexander pt 2 (Perdicass and the crocodiles)

Following on from last week in this episode things reach boiling point. Marriage alliances are discarded, invasions undertaken D day... more

17 Oct 2022 · 47 minutes
The Death of Alexander Pt 1 - Chaos unfolds

Tristan Hughes has writen a brilliant book about the years immediately following the Death of Alexander the Great. As Tristan... more

04 Oct 2022 · 58 minutes
Gladiator - the movie, the history!

Really thrilled to have Bret Devereaux and Ed Watts on the podcast together. We looked at Gladiator as a film... more

29 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
A nuclear exchange

I chatted to Battleship Bean and John Schilling about nuclear war. We discussed the wonderful Dr Strangleove and tried to... more

12 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
The Last Emperor of Mexico - part 2

In part 1 of the story Napoleon III persuaded Maximilian and Carlotta to accept the Mexican crown and become emperor... more

31 Jul 2022 · 53 minutes
The Last Emperor of Mexico with Edward Shawcross

Karl Marx called it 'one of the most monstrous enterprises in the annals of international history'. This seems unfair to... more

24 Jul 2022 · 46 minutes
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Really thrilled to have Bret Devereaux and Ed Watts on the podcast together. We looked at Gladiator as a film (two thumbs... more