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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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The 1960s - The advent of the permissive society

How a handful of landmark events and reforms suddenly shook off the hypocrisy, censorship and repression that had plagued Great... more

30 Apr 2024 · 42 minutes
The Painful History of Dentistry

How travelling quacks and snobby doctors held back dentistry for centuries, while millions endured the agony of toothache and wondered... more

23 Apr 2024 · 49 minutes
British Shops and Shopping Centres

This week Angela drags John around the shops of Britain for about 200 years as we take a look at... more

16 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
The Brighton Bomb – 1984

How the IRA came very close to killing Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the British Cabinet and triggered a massive... more

09 Apr 2024 · 50 minutes
The History of April Fool’s Day

This week Angela tricks John into learning about the history of April Fool’s Day. Where did it originate? Why do... more

01 Apr 2024 · 1 hour,
The Grand Tour

Centuries ahead of those “Brits Abroad” tabloid headlines that make us hang our heads in shame, the British were still... more

26 Mar 2024 · 48 minutes
The French Revolution

In 18th Century France the Ancien Regime comes up against the Enlightenment and Age of Reason and, spoiler alert, it... more

19 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Story of Live Aid

How one scruffy Irish popstar saw a terrible famine being reported on his television and decided to do a bit... more

12 Mar 2024 · 44 minutes
International Women’s Day

Just in time for International Women’s Day on March 8, we dig into the surprising history of this worldwide celebration... more

05 Mar 2024 · 39 minutes
The Glorious Revolution of 1688

John O’Farrell and Angela Barnes return for a new season of We Are History! In this first episode they explore... more

27 Feb 2024 · 34 minutes
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The 1960s - The advent of the permissive society
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