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You're Dead to Me
You're Dead to Me
BBC Radio 4

The comedy podcast that takes history seriously. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh... more

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Episodes

Simón Bolívar (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Francisco Eissa-Barroso and comedian Katie Green to learn all about the complicated life... more

24 May 2024 · 28 minutes
Madam C.J. Walker (Radio Edit)

In this episode, Greg Jenner is joined by Professor Noliwe Rooks and comedian Athena Kugblenu to learn all about the... more

17 May 2024 · 28 minutes
Pythagoras (Radio Edit)

In this episode, Greg Jenner is joined by Professor Edith Hall and comedian Desiree Burch to learn about ancient Greek... more

10 May 2024 · 28 minutes
The Bloomsbury Group (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Jane Goldman and comedian Suzi Ruffell as he travels back a century to1920s London... more

03 May 2024 · 28 minutes
The History of Kung Fu (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Leon Rocha and comedian Phil Wang to learn all about the surprising history of... more

26 Apr 2024 · 28 minutes
Catherine the Great (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Julia Leikin and comedian David Mitchell to learn all about the life of Catherine... more

19 Apr 2024 · 28 minutes
Mozart

In this special live episode, with music by the BBC Concert Orchestra and pianist Ben Dawson, Greg Jenner is joined... more

29 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Old Norse Literature (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Janina Ramirez and comedian Kae Kurd in medieval Iceland to delve into the... more

22 Mar 2024 · 28 minutes
Ramesses the Great (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner and his guests lift the lid on one of Ancient Egypt's greatest rulers, Ramesses the Great. How did... more

15 Mar 2024 · 29 minutes
Emma of Normandy

In this episode, Greg Jenner is joined by Professor Elizabeth Tyler and comedian Jen Brister in early medieval England to... more

08 Mar 2024 · 58 minutes
The Inca Empire

In this episode, Greg Jenner is joined by Professor Bill Sillar and comedian Sue Perkins to learn all about the... more

01 Mar 2024 · 58 minutes
Queen of Sheba

In this episode, Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Jillian Stinchcomb and comedian Sadia Azmat to learn all about the... more

23 Feb 2024 · 54 minutes
The History of Bollywood

In this episode, Greg Jenner is joined by Professor Sunny Singh and broadcaster Poppy Jay to learn all about the... more

16 Feb 2024 · 57 minutes
Simón Bolívar

In this episode, Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Francisco Eissa-Barroso and comedian Katie Green to learn all about... more

09 Feb 2024 · 56 minutes
Madam C.J. Walker

In this episode, Greg Jenner is joined by Professor Noliwe Rooks and comedian Athena Kugblenu to learn all about the... more

02 Feb 2024 · 57 minutes
Pythagoras

In this episode, Greg Jenner is joined by Professor Edith Hall and comedian Desiree Burch to learn all about ancient... more

26 Jan 2024 · 57 minutes
The Bloomsbury Group

For the 100th episode, Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Jane Goldman and comedian Suzi Ruffell as he travels back... more

19 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
The History of Kung Fu

In this episode, Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Leon Rocha and comedian Phil Wang to learn all about the... more

12 Jan 2024 · 56 minutes
Catherine the Great

In the first episode of a new series, Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Julia Leikin and comedian David Mitchell... more

05 Jan 2024 · 57 minutes
Christmas with Charles Dickens (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Emily Bell and Mike Wozniak to find out what Christmas was like with Charles... more

15 Dec 2023 · 28 minutes
Shakespeare (Radio Edit)

In this episode, recorded live at the Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot, Greg Jenner is joined by Professor Farah Karim-Cooper... more

10 Nov 2023 · 28 minutes
Shakespeare

In this episode, recorded live at the Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot, Greg Jenner is joined by Professor Farah Karim-Cooper... more

03 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Medieval Ghost Stories

Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Michael Carter and actor Mathew Baynton to learn all about ghost stories in the... more

27 Oct 2023 · 57 minutes
Victorian Bodybuilding (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Vanessa Heggie and comedian Darren Harriott to learn about the bodybuilding boom of the... more

30 Sep 2023 · 28 minutes
Ivan The Terrible (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner and his guests discuss the life, times and crimes of Russia's first tsar, the infamous Ivan the Terrible.Joining... more

23 Sep 2023 · 28 minutes
Agrippina the Younger (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Emma Southon and comedian Cariad Lloyd in first-century Rome to meet Agrippina the... more

16 Sep 2023 · 28 minutes
P.T. Barnum (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Prof Benjamin Reiss and comedian Desiree Burch in 19th-century America to meet the self-proclaimed... more

09 Sep 2023 · 28 minutes
Hatshepsut (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by special guests Kemah Bob and Dr Campbell Price as they head back to Ancient Egypt... more

02 Sep 2023 · 28 minutes
Leonardo da Vinci - Live (Radio Edit)

In this special, live episode of You’re Dead To Me, Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Catherine Fletcher and comedian... more

26 Aug 2023 · 57 minutes
Atlantis (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Stephen Kershaw and comedian Sophie Duker to dive into the myth of Atlantis.The Atlantean... more

19 Aug 2023 · 28 minutes
Medieval Science (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner and his guests look at a range of scientific discoveries spanning 1000 years of history, widely known as... more

12 Aug 2023 · 28 minutes
Nell Gwyn (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner and his guests travel back to 17th-century England to meet a celebrity of the Restoration era. As was... more

05 Aug 2023 · 28 minutes
Ancient Athenian Democracy (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined in Ancient Greece by special guests Prof Michael Scott and comedian Alice Fraser as they examine... more

29 Jul 2023 · 28 minutes
Zheng Yi Sao (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner, comedian Ria Lina and Prof Ronald C Po investigate one of the most successful pirates to have ever... more

22 Jul 2023 · 28 minutes
The History of Timekeeping (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by Dr David Rooney and Desiree Burch at the literal beginning of time to explore the... more

15 Jul 2023 · 28 minutes
Agatha Christie (Radio Edit)

Sue Perkins and Dr Lucy Worsley join Greg Jenner to discuss the life of world-famous novelist, Agatha Christie.Agatha Christie is... more

08 Jul 2023 · 28 minutes
Medieval Irish Folklore (Live)

In this special live episode, recorded at the Hay Festival, Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Gillian Kenny and comedian... more

02 Jun 2023 · 1 hour,
Agatha Christie

Sue Perkins and Dr Lucy Worsley join Greg Jenner to discuss the life of world-famous novelist, Agatha Christie. Agatha Christie... more

19 May 2023 · 55 minutes
Leonardo da Vinci (Live)

In this special episode of You’re Dead To Me, recorded in front of a live audience, Greg Jenner is joined... more

12 May 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Victorian Bodybuilding

Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Vanessa Heggie and comedian Darren Harriot to learn about the bodybuilding boom of the... more

05 May 2023 · 55 minutes
The Rise of the Tudors

Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Adam Chapman and comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean to learn about the rise of the Tudor... more

28 Apr 2023 · 56 minutes
Cleopatra

Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Shushma Malik and comedian Thanyia Moore to learn about Cleopatra.Cleopatra – the seventh Ancient... more

21 Apr 2023 · 57 minutes
Al Andalus

Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Amira Bennison and comedian Fatiha El-Ghorri to learn about Al Andalus. From 711 to... more

14 Apr 2023 · 56 minutes
The Jacobites

Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Jeremy Filet and comedian Eleanor Morton to learn about the Jacobites.During the 17th and... more

07 Apr 2023 · 51 minutes
Atlantis

Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Stephen Kershaw and comedian Sophie Duker to dive into the myth of Atlantis. The... more

31 Mar 2023 · 57 minutes
Sarah Bernhardt

Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Sharon Marcus and comedian Isy Suttie to learn about the actor Sarah Bernhardt, a... more

24 Mar 2023 · 59 minutes
The Columbian Exchange

Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock and comedian Desiree Burch in the 15th century to learn all... more

17 Mar 2023 · 56 minutes
Frederick Douglass

Greg Jenner is joined by guests Prof Emily Bernard and comedian Toussaint Douglass in 19th century America to meet the... more

10 Mar 2023 · 48 minutes
Vital Electricity

Greg Jenner is joined by guests Prof Iwan Rhys Morus and comedian Olga Koch in the 17th century to learn... more

03 Mar 2023 · 55 minutes
The Indus Civilisation

Greg Jenner is joined by guests Dr Danika Parikh and comedian Ahir Shah in the Bronze Age to explore the... more

24 Feb 2023 · 54 minutes
Early Medieval Papacy

Greg Jenner is joined by guests Prof Brett Whalen and comedian Alison Spittle in 9th-century Rome to explore the early... more

17 Feb 2023 · 55 minutes
Valentine’s Special: Georgian Courtship

Greg Jenner is joined by guests Prof Sally Holloway and comedian Caraid Lloyd in the long 18th century to explore... more

10 Feb 2023 · 57 minutes
Grainne O’Malley (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Gillian Kenny and comedian Catherine Bohart in 16th-century Ireland to look at the... more

21 Jan 2023 · 28 minutes
Ancient Greek & Roman Medicine (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Kristi Upson-Saia and comedian Stu Goldsmith to explore the strange world of Ancient... more

14 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
The Asante Empire (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Augustus Casely-Hayford OBE and comedian Sophie Duker to explore the incredible Asante Empire.... more

07 Jan 2023 · 28 minutes
Prohibition in the USA (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Prof Sarah Churchwell and comedian Kemah Bob in 1920s USA to follow the implementation... more

31 Dec 2022 · 28 minutes
Medieval Christmas (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner and his guests Miles Jupp and Dr Eleanor Janega go back to the medieval Christmas for this one-off... more

09 Dec 2022 · 29 minutes
Christmas with Charles Dickens

Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Emily Bell and Mike Wozniak to find out what Christmas was like with Charles... more

05 Dec 2022 · 1 hour,
Greg Jenner talks to Lucy Worsley about Lady Killers

Greg Jenner and fellow historian Lucy Worsley discuss Lucy’s Radio 4 podcast, Lady Killers, which is about Victorian murderesses. Lucy... more

11 Nov 2022 · 15 minutes
The Haitian Revolution (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Marlene Daut and comedian Athena Kugblenu to examine the events and aftermath of the... more

22 Oct 2022 · 28 minutes
Saladin (Radio Edit)

You may have learned about Richard the Lionheart in school (or from Disney’s Robin Hood), but how much do you... more

22 Oct 2022 · 29 minutes
Mary Shelley (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by literary expert Dr Corin Throsby and comedian Lauren Pattison to explore the often turbulent life... more

14 Oct 2022 · 28 minutes
The Ancient Olympics (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner and his guests Prof Michael Scott and comedian Shaparak Khorsandi limber up for a trip to the ancient... more

14 Oct 2022 · 28 minutes
The Tang Dynasty (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Prof Tineke D’Haeseleer and comedian Evelyn Mok in medieval China to explore the Tang... more

07 Oct 2022 · 28 minutes
Eleanor of Aquitaine (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Gabby Storey and comedian Rachel Parris to take a look at the action-packed life... more

07 Oct 2022 · 28 minutes
The History of Fandom, 1700-1900 (Live)

Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Corin Throsby and Stuart Goldsmith to look at early cultural fandom in the 18th... more

16 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Medieval Animals

Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Tim Wingard and Kiri Pritchard-McLean to look at what we know about animals in... more

10 Sep 2022 · 58 minutes
Ibn Battuta

Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Amira Bennison and Nabil Abdulrashid in medieval Morocco to meet the globetrotter Ibn Battuta.... more

02 Sep 2022 · 55 minutes
The History of Timekeeping

Greg Jenner is joined by Dr David Rooney and Desiree Burch at the literal beginning of time to explore the... more

26 Aug 2022 · 57 minutes
Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba

Greg Jenner is joined in 17th-century West Africa by Dr Daniel F. Silva and Athena Kugblenu to meet the warrior... more

19 Aug 2022 · 56 minutes
The Terracotta Army

Greg Jenner is joined in Ancient China by Professor Julia Lovell and special guest Phil Wang as they take a... more

12 Aug 2022 · 56 minutes
Black Georgian England

Host Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Gretchen Gerzina and special guest Kwame Asante in Georgian England as they meet... more

05 Aug 2022 · 56 minutes
Julius Caesar’s Rise To Power

Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Shushma Malik and Ahir Shah as they travel back to Ancient Rome to meet... more

29 Jul 2022 · 57 minutes
Julie d'Aubigny

Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Sara Barker and returning special guest Catherine Bohart to travel back to 17th-century France... more

22 Jul 2022 · 57 minutes
Istanbul in the Ottoman Golden Age

Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Ebru Boyar and special guest Sue Perkins as they travel back 500 years to... more

15 Jul 2022 · 56 minutes
Captain Cook's First Voyage

Greg Jenner is joined in the 18th century by historian Dr Katherine Parker and comedian James Nokise on the maiden... more

08 Jul 2022 · 57 minutes
Ancient Athenian Democracy

Greg Jenner is joined in Ancient Greece by special guests Professor Michael Scott and comedian Alice Fraser as they examine... more

01 Jul 2022 · 56 minutes
The Bayeux Tapestry

Greg Jenner is joined by special guests Dr Janina Ramirez and Lou Sanders in 11th-century Europe to take a close... more

24 Jun 2022 · 55 minutes
Hatshepsut

Greg Jenner is joined by special guests Kemah Bob and Dr Campbell Price as they head back to Ancient Egypt... more

17 Jun 2022 · 54 minutes
Frederick the Great of Prussia

Greg Jenner is joined by special guests Stephen Fry and Dr Bodie Ashton as they travel back to 18th-century Prussia... more

10 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Medieval Christmas

Greg and his guests Miles Jupp and Dr Eleanor Janega go back to the medieval Christmas for this one-off festive... more

17 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Zheng Yi Sao

Greg Jenner, comedian Ria Lina and Prof Ronald C Po investigate one of the most successful pirates to have ever... more

26 Nov 2021 · 53 minutes
Mary Wollstonecraft

Greg Jenner and his guests Dr Corin Throsby and comic Cariad Lloyd discuss the life and legacy of Mary Wollstonecraft.... more

19 Nov 2021 · 53 minutes
The History of Ice Cream

Greg Jenner and his guests Dr Annie Gray and Richard Osman get the inside scoop on the history of this... more

12 Nov 2021 · 51 minutes
Mary Seacole

Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Gretchen Gerzina and comedian Nathan Caton to delve into the extraordinary life and adventures... more

05 Nov 2021 · 53 minutes
Disability in the Ancient World

Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Rosie Jones and historian Dr Jane Draycott to discuss stories of disability from over... more

29 Oct 2021 · 59 minutes
Owain Glyndŵr

Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Elis James and historian Dr Kathryn Hurlock to explore the life and political career... more

22 Oct 2021 · 52 minutes
Paul Robeson

Greg Jenner, comedian Desiree Burch and Prof Shana L. Redmond from Columbia University discuss the astonishing life and legacy of... more

15 Oct 2021 · 52 minutes
Çatalhöyük and the Neolithic Revolution

Greg Jenner and his guests explore the amazing prehistoric site of Çatalhöyük as we learn about the Neolithic Revolution of... more

08 Oct 2021 · 53 minutes
Sake Dean Mahomed

Greg Jenner and his guests examine the life of Sake Dean Mahomed who introduced curry, shampooing and therapeutic massage to... more

01 Oct 2021 · 52 minutes
Medieval Science

There's a school of thought out there that, following the fall of the Roman Empire around Europe, there's a decline... more

24 Sep 2021 · 54 minutes
The History of High Heels

High heels have been around since as early as the 10th century. Today we see them as a cornerstone of... more

17 Sep 2021 · 52 minutes
Nell Gwyn

One of the original comedic rags to riches stories, Nell Gwyn. We're travelling back to 17th century England to delve... more

10 Sep 2021 · 51 minutes
Ramesses the Great

Greg Jenner and his guests lift the lid on one of Ancient Egypt's greatest rulers, Ramesses the Great. How did... more

03 Sep 2021 · 52 minutes
Fairy Tales

Greg Jenner and his guests uncover the gruesome truths behind some of our most-loved fairy tales that have kept children... more

27 Aug 2021 · 51 minutes
Ivan the Terrible

Was he really so terrible (hint: yes!), or is it all just a translation error (well, sort of)? Greg Jenner... more

20 Aug 2021 · 49 minutes
Genghis Khan (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Peter Frankopan and comedian Phil Wang in the 12th century to meet one of... more

19 Jun 2021 · 29 minutes
The Egyptian Pyramids (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Sarah Parcak and comedian Maria Shehata to learn all about the magnificent Egyptian pyramids.... more

12 Jun 2021 · 29 minutes
Joan of Arc (Radio Edit)

Delusion or divine intervention? Learn about Joan of Arc’s super sewing skills, her badass credentials and the story of why... more

05 Jun 2021 · 29 minutes
The Battle of Salamis (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Prof Michael Scott and comedian Shappi Khorsandi in 480 BCE for one of history’s... more

29 May 2021 · 28 minutes
Lord Byron (Radio Edit)

Who was Lord Byron and why did he drive the girls (and many boys) so wild? Find out about this... more

22 May 2021 · 29 minutes
Boudica (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner and his guests discuss the important questions surrounding Queen Boudica including: Is she a feminist icon? How do... more

15 May 2021 · 28 minutes
P.T. Barnum

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Professor Benjamin Reiss and comedian Desiree Burch in the 19th century to meet self... more

23 Apr 2021 · 51 minutes
Prohibition in the USA

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Prof Sarah Churchwell and comedian Kemah Bob in 1920s USA to follow the implementation... more

16 Apr 2021 · 51 minutes
Sacagawea

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Prof Katrina Phillips and comedian Alex Edelman in the 19th century to meet an... more

09 Apr 2021 · 50 minutes
Becoming America

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Prof Joanne Freeman and comedian Chris Addison in the 18th century to look at... more

02 Apr 2021 · 51 minutes
The Harlem Renaissance

In the first of five special episodes on US history, Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Emily Bernard and Roy... more

26 Mar 2021 · 51 minutes
Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Prof Olivette Otele and comedian Sophie Duker in 18th century France to meet the... more

19 Mar 2021 · 51 minutes
Old Norse Literature

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Janina Ramirez and comedian Kae Kurd in medieval Iceland to delve into the... more

12 Mar 2021 · 49 minutes
The Tang Dynasty

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Prof Tineke D’Haeseleer and comedian Evelyn Mok in medieval China to explore the Tang... more

05 Mar 2021 · 52 minutes
King James VI of Scotland

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Anna Whitelock and comedian Larry Dean in 16th-century Scotland to meet King James... more

26 Feb 2021 · 50 minutes
The Asante Empire

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Augustus Casely-Hayford OBE and comedian Sophie Duker to explore the incredible Asante Empire.... more

19 Feb 2021 · 54 minutes
The Borgias

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Prof Catherine Fletcher and comedian Phil Wang in 15th-century Rome as they introduce us... more

12 Feb 2021 · 55 minutes
Ancient Greek & Roman Medicine

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Kristi Upson-Saia and comedian Stu Goldsmith to explore the strange world of Ancient... more

05 Feb 2021 · 57 minutes
Grainne O’Malley

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Gillian Kenny and comedian Catherine Bohart in 16th century Ireland to look at... more

29 Jan 2021 · 54 minutes
The Ancient Babylonians

Host Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Moudhy Al-Rashid and comedian Kae Kurd in Ancient Mesopotamia as they explore... more

22 Jan 2021 · 55 minutes
Agrippina the Younger

Greg Jenner is joined by returning guests, historian Dr Emma Southon and comedian Cariad Lloyd as they travel back to... more

15 Jan 2021 · 54 minutes
The Mughal Empire (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Mehreen Chida-Razvi and comedian Sindhu Vee to explore the Mughal Empire and its... more

06 Jan 2021 · 29 minutes
The History of Chocolate (Radio Edit)

Greg Jenner is joined by chocolate historian Alex Hutchinson and British TV legend Richard Osman to explore the culinary and... more

26 Dec 2020 · 28 minutes
The Victorian Christmas (Radio Edit)

Why do we celebrate Christmas with cards, crackers and a tree? Join us as we travel back and explore the... more

21 Dec 2020 · 28 minutes
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Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Gillian Kenny and comedian Catherine Bohart in 16th century Ireland to look at the life... more