Archive for the 'crime' Category

It's all about trusted advisors and sidekicks this week from your two favourite right-hand men. Tom kicks us off with some of the stories of Raja Birbal (or just Birbal), the 16th ...

A happy marriage of history and 'comedy'*? It must be weddings week!        *in the loosest sense.  Sam starts us off this week with a look at the bizarre and ridiculous marriage o...

Eey By Gum, it's accents week! Tom kicks us off with a look at the fascinating (and very short) history of two classic stereotypical accents - the west country pirate we all know a...

Ooh er matron, it's nurses week!  Sam kicks us off with the tale of WW1 best mates, motorbike daredevils and fearless first-aiders Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm, whose bravery i...

  Who's a good boy then? We are, that's who. It's pets week! Tom kicks us off with a look at Wojtek, the Syrian brown bear and Polish army corporal with a penchant for marmalade, c...

It's not high kicks, it's not karate kicks, oh no, it's sidekick week. A bit of a tricky one this week, if we're being honest. Tom's been looking at the odd triangle of sidekickery...

In out in out shake it all about, it's movement week! Tom starts us off this week with a whistlestop tour of the humble Waltz, a dance deemed too risque for stuffy bishops because ...

The name's Genius. That Was Genius. Yes, it's spy week! Pew pew pew! Tom starts with a guide to simple sabotage by the OSS (later CIA ) in WW2. Now available to download (so you ca...

The head bone's connected to the... Knee bone. Hmmm. It's probably best that we're historians talking about body parts, rather than actual doctors. Tom kicks us off this week with ...

There once was a podcast on history. And why they still did it's a mystery. This week's about verse, so Sam's picked the worst. And Tom's done Catullus for his story. Yes, it's poe...