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We Are History
We Are History
Angela Barnes and John O'Farrell

The less-than-serious history podcast with stand up comedian Angela Barnes (The News Quiz, Mock The Week and Live at The Apollo) and writer John... more

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Christmas Number Ones

Never mind world wars or revolutions, it's time to do the really important history - how did Christmas singles become... more

12 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Mussolini - the rubbish war leader

It is compulsory or a man of John's age to do one episode on the Second World War. But fascists... more

05 Dec 2022 · 40 minutes
The Domestication of Dogs

How a few hungry wolves hanging around outside the caves led to Paris Hilton's embarrassed chihuahua wearing a tiara and... more

28 Nov 2022 · 57 minutes
The Birth of the BBC

With the BBC celebrating it's centenary, we explore how the corporation came into existence, out of a chaotic broadcasting free-for-all.... more

21 Nov 2022 · 59 minutes
The Stasi Poetry Circle - the East Germans secret police advancing socialism through verse

Angela has read yet another book about East Germany (this one by Philip Oltermann) and explains how it was believed... more

14 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
The Fascist Who Switched Sides and Spied on the British Far Right

The incredible story of Ray Hill who in the 1970s underwent a massive change of heart and switched from fascist... more

07 Nov 2022 · 44 minutes
The 60s Satire Boom

How are group of clever young graduates working in a shed in Cambridge discovered a powerful new weapon that became... more

31 Oct 2022 · 53 minutes
The slow death of John Major’s government 1992-97

How self-inflicted economic disasters and endless sleazy scandals made a Conservative government massively unpopular. Imagine it. Hosted on Acast. See... more

24 Oct 2022 · 56 minutes
The Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp

The women-only peace camp that became the focus of the anti-nuclear movement of the 1980s and inspired a whole new... more

28 Mar 2022 · 59 minutes
Agent Sonya

In a life that began in the Weimar Republic and outlived the Berlin Wall, Ursula Kuczynski spied for Communism all... more

21 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
We Are History
Christmas Number Ones
We Are History