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History Extra podcast
History Extra podcast
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The HistoryExtra podcast brings you interviews with the world's best historians, on everything from the ancient world and the Middle Ages to... more

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Winthrop Bell: a Canadian spy who predicted Nazi horrors

In his public life, Dr Winthrop Bell was a Harvard professor and wealthy businessman. But as a secret agent, reporting... more

26 Feb 2024 · 40 minutes
Arts & Crafts movement: everything you wanted to know

What was the Arts and Crafts movement? How far was it associated with radical politics? And is it alive and... more

25 Feb 2024 · 42 minutes
Stonewall: the 1969 fight for gay rights

To mark LGBT+ history month, we're revisiting a classic episode on a pivotal moment in LGBTQ+ history. Speaking to Matt... more

24 Feb 2024 · 39 minutes
The Chinese migrants chasing an American dream

What led two teenagers from Canton province in China to emigrate to California in the late 19th-century? And what lives... more

23 Feb 2024 · 35 minutes
Tiger Tamer | 1. “the life of a dozen men”

Bob Carlisle was a Victorian influencer and minor celebrity; a global seafarer, circus clown and lion tamer, and Britain’s original... more

22 Feb 2024 · 26 minutes
The Tiger Tamer who went to sea | Trailer

The Tiger Tamer who went to sea, from HistoryExtra, is the story of one remarkable Victorian man who lived the... more

22 Feb 2024 · 1 minute
The Britons who rebuilt postwar Germany

Daniel Cowling talks to Spencer Mizen about the British occupation of Germany from 1945-49, and describes how the young officials... more

21 Feb 2024 · 34 minutes
Christopher Columbus: life of the week

In the list of famous explorers, the name of Christopher Columbus stands out. Seen for many years as the man... more

20 Feb 2024 · 43 minutes
Slavic Myths: vampires werewolves – and cabbages

The Slavic diaspora is one of the biggest in the world – so why aren't their myths better known? Speaking... more

19 Feb 2024 · 37 minutes
The Roman army: everything you wanted to know

What did the average Roman soldier eat and drink while on campaign? Were the legions seen as a oppressive force... more

18 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
History Extra podcast
Winthrop Bell: a Canadian spy who predicted Nazi horrors
History Extra podcast