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A podcast for all ancient history fans! The Ancients is dedicated to discussing our distant past. Featuring interviews with historians and archaeologists, each episode covers a specific theme from antiquity. From Neolithic Britain to the Fall of Rome. Hosted by Tristan Hughes.
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The BHP is a chronological retelling of the history of Britain with a particular focus upon the lives of the people. You won’t find a dry recounting of dates and battles here, but instead you’ll learn about who these people were and how their desires, fears, and flaws shaped the scope of this island at the edge of the world. And some of those desires are downright scandalous.
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Intelligent and challenging quiz games on BBC Radio 4. Featuring Round Britain Quiz, Counterpoint and Brain of Britain with Quizmasters including Paul Gambaccini, Kirsty Lang and Russell Davies.
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Have you SEEN the state of the papers today? PAPER CUTS has. In our now DAILY podcast, some of Britain’s sharpest commentators and funniest comedians come together to look at the madness, the strangeness, the obsessions, and – occasionally – the brilliance of our national press. Host Miranda Sawyer is joined by journalists and comedians like Jason Hazeley, Fin Taylor, Jonn Elledge, Alex Von Tunzelmann, Grainne Maguire, Rob Hutton, Athena Kugblenu, Marcus Brigstocke and many more. Illustratio ...
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Take a deep dive into the past as we bring you the very best of BBC History Magazine, Britain’s bestselling history magazine. With a new episode released every Monday, enjoy fascinating and enlightening articles from leading historical experts, covering a broad sweep of the centuries – from the scandals of Georgian society to the horrors of the First World War, revolutions, rebellions, and more.
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In a country obsessed with gossip, the great and the good fear one thing more than any other - scandal. British scandals change the course of history. They bring down governments, overthrow the rich and cause the mighty to fall. Some are about sex, others about money. In the end, they’re all about power. But often at the heart of a scandal, there are ordinary human stories. Stories of those caught up in the swirl of outrage. Who was really to blame for what happened? Why did they do it? And ...
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This my retelling of the story of England, which is a regular, chronological podcast, starting from the end of Roman Britain. There are as many of the great events I can squeeze in, of course, but I also try to keep an eye on how people lived, their language, what was important to them, the forces that shaped their lives and destinies, that sort of thing. To support the podcast, access a library of 100 hours of shedcasts of me warbling on, and get new shedcasts every month, why not become a ...
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A stroll through the rich and fascinating folklore of Britain and Ireland. From music, to psychogeography, to what to do if you notice the devil following you to church. It's a long, strange trip and there are no guarantees you'll be home in time for dinner. Each episode also includes a mini-almanac for the month ahead. If you enjoy this show, feel free to buy me a coffee https://bit.ly/2SWoNqH Music by @big.big.sky | Additional artists referenced in each episode | Logo design James Fisher
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Trendy

Tortoise Media

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Welcome to Trendy, the new weekly show from Tortoise. Britain’s top pollster, Sir John Curtice, and former Downing Street advisor, Rachel Wolf, explore the key political, social and economic trends that help shape what voters think and what politicians do. New episodes drop every Thursday. Follow the feed today to not miss an episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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A show from the West End of London, England about pubs, writers, attractions, theatre and a bohemian lifestyle. Includes Best Bohemian Boozers, sometimes. The Edinburgh Festival and occasional Theatre reviews. And how to get life wrong, often.
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A true crime podcast covering listener-suggested British murder cases and featuring interviews with high-profile guests in the true crime industry. Do you have a case suggestion? Please send it to contact@britishmurders.com or fill out a Contact Form at britishmurders.com.
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UnHerd political editor Tom McTague and Cambridge professor Helen Thompson team up to investigate the history of today’s politics — and what it means for our future. Each week they will explore the great forces, ideas and events that led us to where we are, whether in Britain, the United States, Europe or beyond. It’s a politics podcast for those who want a deeper, historical understanding of the news, to understand what has really shaped our world and why. We hope you enjoy! Don’t forget to ...
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A fortnightly podcast about UK true crime with a touch of the weird and the macabre. Hosted by Bob and Ali sat in The Settle Inn in Stirling, they take it week about to tell each other a criminal tale from British history, expect weird tales, dodgy history lessons oh and there's always someone drinking in the background!
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UK comedian The Honourable Tom Houghton takes us inside Britain’s stately homes, castles and country estates to hear about their local histories, the scandals, the mysteries and occasionally the odd ghost that makes up the fabric of what they are. These are the tales you won’t hear in the guidebook.
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You probably think you know what life was like in Britain after the war. But what myths do we tell ourselves about the pre-digital world? From coal to contraception and ID cards to school beatings, Ros Taylor delves into the truth about British postwar life in Jam Tomorrow. From the makes of Oh God, What Now? Follow Jam Tomorrow on Twitter
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The unashamedly biased Olympic & Paralympic sport podcast! "A relaxed, affable show. The hosts display wide-ranging knowledge" : The New York Times essential top six podcasts to follow for Olympics [25/07/2021] .
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Extraordinary Stories of Britain is a history podcast packed with fun and informative tales from our island’s long and storied past. Visiting little-known corners of British history, shedding new light on familiar faces, uncovering unusual - and sometimes bizarre - facts along the way, this is the podcast for anglophiles, history buffs, and anyone interested in finding out more about the UK. From killer queens to grime and punishment, from medieval medicine to celebrity cats, from secret sew ...
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A celebration of growing up in Britain in the 1970's and the huge part TV played in our lives. You can comment on episodes, suggest subjects for future podcasts and, of course, share your memories with us on our blog www.my70sTVchildhood.com
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“A Muslim & A Jew Go There” is a brand new podcast produced by Instinct Productions, hosted by comedian David Baddiel (author of “Jews Don’t Count”) and politician Sayeeda Warsi (“Muslims Don’t Matter”) who will take on whatever controversy hits the headlines each week, providing context and discussion around current political and cultural events involving and affecting British Muslims and Jews. Covering topics from antisemitism in the Labour party and Islamophobia in the Conservative Party ...
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Analysis

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Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics.
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Kate Hills is on a one-woman mission to save UK manufacturing. In this podcast she shines the light on British brands and manufacturers, and goes behind the scenes of their businesses. With tips, hints and tricks to help you manufacture in the UK and buy British. Never has there been a more critical time to get behind 'made in Britain'.
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We Are History

Angela Barnes and John O'Farrell

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The less-than-serious history podcast with stand up comedian Angela Barnes (The News Quiz, Mock The Week and Live at The Apollo) and writer John O'Farrell (An Utterly Impartial History of Britain, Things Can Only Get Better, Spitting Image). In each podcast our two history nerds discuss, explain and laugh at interesting and quirky episodes from the olden days, such as East German Nudism, Spy Pigeons or Vlad the Impaler. Angela and John’s in-depth knowledge of world history has been described ...
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Anglo-Saxon England is a podcast looking at the history of Anglo-Saxon England, beginning with the end of Roman Britain and ending with the Norman Conquest. We will not only talk about the history but also the literature, culture, and historiography of the Anglo-Saxon period. This show strives to offer an accessible but scholarly rigorous overview that will appeal both to beginners and to experts.
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The People's Podcast on Big Cat encounters in Britain. In each episode Rick Minter discusses big cat sightings with different witnesses, finding out what they saw or sensed, how they felt, and how these cases fit a bigger picture.
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Country Life magazine has been celebrating the best of life in Britain for over 126 years, from the castles and cottages that dot the land to the beautiful countryside around us. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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The latest headlines and analysis from Britain’s most trusted newspaper - now delivered to you three times a day. Follow the podcast to never miss an episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Actor Dominic Gerrard hosts an exciting new series that explores the Life and Times of Charles Dickens: his extraordinary novels, who he was as a person, his career as a performer, and his activism. Guests include: Stephen Fry, Miriam Margolyes, Armando Iannucci, Alice Loxton, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Lucinda Hawksley, John Mullan, Pen Vogler, Andrew Davies, Rosie Holt, Bernard Cornwell .... and many more academics, writers, actors, directors and descendants of the great man himself! Along ...
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The Daily T

The Telegraph

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When it comes to making sense of the news, it helps to have an insider’s perspective. Introducing The Daily T, a brand new podcast from The Telegraph. Camilla Tominey and Kamal Ahmed share their thoughts on the day’s biggest stories, with lively debate and informed discussion, as well as agenda-setting interviews with the key people who make the headlines, all from the heart of one of Britain’s biggest newsrooms Camilla and Kamal have been journalists for more than 20 years, with access to p ...
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Ur Welcome America

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The podcast that explains what the bloody hell Brits are banging on about. In every episode we translate British pop culture for America, and American pop culture for Britain. YOU'RE WELCOME.
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Podcast about local economic development and placemaking. Co-hosted by Mike Spicer of PolicyDepartment and David Marlow of Third Life Economics. Mike, David and guests address the divisive, often unspoken issues facing economic development professionals in 2020s Britain. Website: www.ledconfidential.co.uk
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Martin hears your ‘money-festo’ ideas – if you could change one consumer law or rule, what would it be – and why? He and Nihal are joined by former government adviser and policy expert Polly MacKenzie – to assess how practical the suggestions are – as our very own “Polly-filter”. Could we regulate shrinkflation, give parents that chance to book ter…
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We read the papers so you don’t have to. Today: Rishi tells Britain to panic. Sunak lays out a five year plan for “dangerous” years ahead – and surprisingly it doesn’t involve losing a general election. Canine Cannes. The Cannes Film Festival has gone dog mad and The Guardian are obsessed. Plus – Suits you, Starmer? Twitter’s Menswear Guy runs a ha…
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When will I die? What is the sex of my unborn child? Which of two rivals will win a duel? As today, people in the later Middle Ages approached their uncertainties about the future, from the serious to the mundane, in a variety of ways. One of the most commonly surviving prognostic methods in medieval manuscripts is onomancy: the branch of divinatio…
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Lyndsy Spence became obsessed with the aristocracy as a teenager. Now a historian and Mitford sister expert, she sits down with Matt and Alice to dissect the six extraordinary and eccentric siblings. From Diana, the beautiful child who dreamed of being kidnapped, to Nancy, who once hoped her parents had been onboard the Titanic - Lyndsy explains th…
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By Jared Samuelson Dr. David Winkler joins the program to discuss the Pacific War diary of Lieutenant Commander Lloyd Mustin. David is a retired Navy commander who served as staff historian at the Naval Historical Foundation, taught at the US Naval Academy and Naval War College, and held the Charles Lindbergh Chair of Aerospace History … Continue r…
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From the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, the industrial revolution transformed Britain from an agricultural and artisanal economy to one dominated by industry, ushering in unprecedented growth in technology and trade and putting the country at the center of the global economy. But the commonly accepted story of the industrial revolution, anc…
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When suffragette Emily Wilding Davison hid overnight in the Houses of Parliament in 1911 to have her name recorded in the census there, she may not have known that there were sixty-seven other women also resident in Parliament that night: housekeepers, kitchen maids, domestic servants, and wives and daughters living in households. Necessary Women: …
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What is the relationship between seapower, law, and strategy? In Balancing Strategy: Seapower, Neutrality, and Prize-Law in the Seven Years' War (Cambridge University Press, 2024) Dr. Anna Brinkman uses in-depth analysis of cases brought before the Court of Prize Appeal during the Seven Years' War to explore how Britain worked to shape maritime int…
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The Infected Blood Scandal is described as the ‘worst treatment disaster in history of NHS’. It resulted in thousands of people in the UK in the '70s and '80s being given blood transfusions or blood products that were infected with viruses such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. Thousands died after being given contaminated products by the NHS. A…
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We read the papers so you don’t have to. Today: Jeremy Clarkson voted the sexiest man in the world, Fleet Street gobsmacked. Reality TV stars in trouble for dodgy instagram promos in the FT. And call the fashion police – The Times tells us what not to wear this summer. Miranda Sawyer is joined by journalist Holly Thomas and comedian Rich Fulcher. S…
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Shakespeare through Islamic Worlds (Routledge, 2024) investigates the peculiar absence of Islam and Muslims from Shakespeare’s canon. While many of Shakespeare’s plays were set in the Mediterranean, a geography occupied by Muslim empires and cultures, his work eschews direct engagement with the religion and its people. This erasure is striking give…
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Do you like to hear us sing & cackle? Well in the lead up to our gals reunion, enjoy this special episode of GIRLS ALOUD TOUR PREDICTIONS & DEMANDS (with an unexpected focus on Life Got Cold) UR WELCOME! We have a new voicemail number so please call and leave us some feedback - (612) 699-2007 And our regular ways of leaving feedback; Insta: @urwelc…
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By Jared Samuelson Dr. Peter Bogason joins the program to discuss the evolutions of NATO’s force posture and command-and-control arrangements in the Baltic Approaches. Peter is Professor Emeritus at Roskilde University and Royal Danish Defence College, Denmark. Download Sea Control 519 – NATO and the Baltic Approaches with Dr. Peter Bogason Links 1…
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NHS bosses are destroying the careers of whistleblowers who stand up to protect patients’ lives, according to an exclusive investigation by The Telegraph. More than 50 doctors and nurses have told the newspaper they have been targeted after raising concerns about upwards of 170 patient deaths and nearly 700 cases of poor care. Kamal Ahmed and Camil…
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We read the papers so you don’t have to. Today: Horror in Slovakia. Who is PM Robert Fico and what’s behind the shocking attempt on his life? Sex, Lies and Deception. A brilliant investigation behind the scenes at amateur porn site Only Fans in The Times. Plus – In that dress? The pure joy of wedding snobbery. Andrew Harrison is joined by i paper c…
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John and Rachel discuss how schooling has changed from the 1960s until now. Who goes to school? Who runs them? And are school-leavers better at maths now than their predecessors? Hosts: Professor John Curtice and Rachel Wolf To find out more about Tortoise: - Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists - Subscr…
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Famous British double-acts and sporting brothers! It's like we planned this podcast in advance! 70 days to go to Paris 2024 and nearly 70 athletes confirmed for Team GB - Izzy Thorpe and Kate Shortman are going for a medal in the artistic swimming the pool - can the Bello brothers Javier and Joaquin join them on the beach? We ask them all! There's …
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It’s Ur Welcome America presents THE PASSIONS OF GIRLS ALOUD! In the lead up to their 2024 tour, step back in time to 2008 to see our gals (MINUS NADINE) indulge in their passion projects courtesy of ITV2. This week it’s SARAH playing polo? Ok! Watch the original episodes on YouTube and listen every week via the Ur Welcome America podcast feed. UR …
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Caligula. One of the most infamous Roman emperors of them all. He didn't rule Rome for long, but he has gained a legacy as this incredibly evil figure. But who was the real Caligula? Did he really fall in love with one of his horses? And did he really declare war on the sea? In today's episode Tristan Hughes uncovers all this and more as he welcome…
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After receiving so many great questions, David and Sayeeda are bringing you another Q&A. Listener Questions (with approximate timecodes) Were British Muslim institutions silent after October 7th? (0:22) Who gets to be the arbiter of whether a person, work or character is perpetuating racist tropes? (13:10) Are Muslims and Jews judged equally for th…
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When 33-year-old nurse Cheryl Moss popped outside for a smoke break during one of her shifts, she had no idea that a teenager with murderous intentions was lurking in the grounds outside the hospital. What followed was a devastating and frenzied attack that resulted in Cheryl losing her life. Join my Patreon community at patreon.com/britishmurders …
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Dominic is joined again by the inimitable Dr. Pete Orford for Part II of his examination of The Mystery of Edwin Drood ... Pete’s book Edwin Drood: Charles Dickens’ Unfinished Novel And Our Endless Attempts To End It … (Pen & Sword books) is our guide throughout. It is a hugely entertaining read where scholarly citations and tomfoolery combine with…
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