Archive for the 'america' 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 ...

We tried not to. We begged not to. But the audience demanded: This week we're doing pandemics. In a rare and possibly slightly drunken display of bravado, Sam goes first this week ...

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 ...

Welcome to the age of discovery, as we attempt something we've never done before: An episode on world firsts! And it's a good'un this week. Tom kicks us off with a look at the less...

What a nice cheery one this week. It's all about genocide. But don't worry, we've still managed to squeeze out some (awkward) laughs. Don't say we never give ourselves a challenge!...

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...

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