Archive for the 'Age of Sail' Category

Sacre Bleu! It is ze week we av all been waiting for, kick arse Frenchmen week!Yes, after months of baiting our cousins across the sea, it's finally their time to shine as we explo...

Finally, something to laugh about - this week's episode is all about the humour (well it's rarely about the history)! Tom kicks us off with a look at the Philogelos (Love of Laught...

When two tribes go to war... Or don't. Because this week we're talking about wars which didn't quite happen. Or did, just not very successfully. Tom kicks us off with the Huéscar -...

Happy 2020! As a special welcome in to the new year and thanks to all our listeners, we've done a Q&A answering your questions. From hot water taps to 90s TV and the emu wars, ...

How do you prove an arch-nemesis history teacher wrong? How many facts can you find beginning with the letter Q, and how many make it onto a major British TV panel show? How do you...

Roll up, roll up for the greatest show on Earth! Yes, we plumb the depths of what humans will do for entertainment in this week's podcast, which is all about shows. Sam kicks us of...

What if the real treasures are the friendships we make along the way? Nah. Gold is much more valuable. Gold and cheese. This week we're discussing buried treasure, from the sublime...

Yes, the topic this week is the number 40. Yes, it's episode 41. What can we say. We're historians, not mathematicians.  Obvious stupidity and working ourselves into a corner aside...

It's badass week. From the good badass, to the bad badass, to the ugly badass. And yes, it's a rare triple billing as well, since Sam couldn't decide and bought two stories to the ...

I mean honestly, it's amazing it's taken us this long to tackle revenge. That's basically what history is all about. And we've no shortage of things to talk about. Tom kicks us off...