History Extra podcast
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HistoryExtra brings you interviews with the world's best historians, on everything from the ancient world and the Middle Ages to the Second World War and the history behind current events. Subscribe for fresh takes on history's most famous figures and events, the real stories behind your favourite historical films and TV shows, and compelling insights into lesser-known aspects of the past.
Messalina: sex, slander & scandal in imperial Rome
Amazing archaeological discoveries that trounce Indiana Jones
Living the life of luxury with the Persians & Greeks
Simon Schama on how inoculation changed the world
Mountaineering on Everest: everything you want to know
The History Extra podcast – tell us what you think
Is history too politicised?
Six wives | 6. Katherine Parr
Battling the British empire
William the Conqueror’s invasion plans
Did Black Death trigger the rise of Europe?
Chartism: everything you wanted to know
Six wives | 5. Catherine Howard
Ramesses II: Egypt’s greatest pharaoh?
Tudor childhood: from dodging death to nursery rhymes
What can Richard I tell us about medieval masculinity?
Britain in the 1990s: everything you wanted to know
Everyday life in East Germany
Six wives | 4. Anne of Cleves
excellent episode, Martin Davidson was articulate and made some fantastic points about a subject where he's obviously an expert. I am sure the book is very good.
The expert on this laughs and it's not at appropriate moments. I'm fascinated by the medieval & women's history but this was quite trying to listen to. Maybe it's an American thing but it's not for me.
these podcast keeps stopping. it's very frustrating.
Not the most promising material, but the speaker here was very good.
Oh please, Professor. The BLM protests were not exacerbated by covid restrictions. The anger had been building for many years, as police kept performing summary executions, and as schools shootings have escalated without any senisible measures for remediation. Also, have you forgotten the Watts (and other) riots of the sixties? Or the anti-capitalism riots when summits were held in the US? The anger was about the return of 1950s-1960s rollback of civil rights and the rise of right-wing militancy. ALSO, the US mishandling of covid (and Britain's) was about the amateurism of conservative politics, their disdain for expertise and their desire to cronyize the response to politically connected favorites. The US experts were sidelined, and Jared Kushner was tasked with inventing the wheel again. Even now in 2023 Dr. Fauci is held in scorn by the right as are vaccines.
FDR. The greatest president we've ever had. The president we desperately need today.
not. a . conspiracy. another word with meaning being utilised for completely different purposes.
How come after all these years haven't H.E. solved the basic issue of having good audio? The guest's voice is clear, but not the interviewer's, and it's his show!
I was surprised that Kyle Harper is not an epidemiologist, but when he said he was an historian his name clicked. He also wrote "The Fate of Rome", a groundbreaking book, and excellent read, where he examined the western Roman Empire from a climatological and epidemiological perspective.
Gore Vidal already covered the _great philosopher_ material in considerable detail quite a while ago.
What is this club of Scott devotees? Lt. Scott represented the epitome of "Jolly good" amateur officers who thought any venture could be tossed together, improvised and muddled through with grit and determination. Amundesen with a much smaller team studied and trained on Norwegian glaciers and Greenland's icecap, and made a science out of their expedition. They made it to the pole and back (gaining body weight!) with no real mishap, because they were professionals. I was gobsmacked to remember that I had seen this current guy being here interviewed in National Geographic decades ago, and he too did man hauling, and repeating other inefficiencies Scott used. It resembled a personal quest to prove a cult figure could have, should have, deserved to have triumphed over Amundsen, just because he was a Jolly Good old-school English officer! By Jove. Right-o!
A gem of an interview with a wonderful, loving human. He dares look inward where 99% of the rest of us never would.
Would like to see the Mary Rose someday. Our Wasa here in Stockholm is another must-see recovered old warship. We had better luck in the Wasa sank in very sheltered water and is largely intact. But the half-ship you have is a beautiful cross-section of the full ship, if the photos do it justice.
is there any lyrics?
Really? Roms' genocide was different? The usual unacceptable philo-nazism. Unsubscribed.
This was exceptional! Dr Mike Rapport was insightful and entertaining. Well done!
Interesting, but it appeared author is in a gentile bubble and slightly out of touch. Media outlets like the BBC are very slowly becoming distanced from the broader community and he appears not to notice it. Likewise the BBC does not have a monopoly on left of centre news for the upper middle class demographic, other TV stations and newspapers like the Guardian also catered to that market very well. So while I found the historical parts of this series fascinating, the author misses where media is going in this present and future episode
how can i see the subtitle?
And no mention that Gillies was born and bred in Dunedin, New Zealand. He was even called the "British surgeon" in the introduction. I would have thought NZ's creative ingenuity (known as ' the Number 8 wire' culture) would gave been an interesting theme for examination...
The academic says argh and umm too frequently. She needed to relax and let her speech flow.