Best historical london podcasts we could find (Updated November 2017)
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German Historical Institute London Podcast
 
Lectures, discussions and events at or organised by the German Historical Institute London
 
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Outliers
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Historic Royal Palaces, in association with Rusty Quill present: Outliers - Stories from the Edges of History. Enjoy a selection of stories from award-winning contemporary writers as they reveal the people hiding in the shadows of real events at some of the greatest palaces ever built.
 
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Talks and Lectures
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A wide range of recorded lectures and talks from events at our palaces.
 
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Mobilising London's housing histories: the provision of homes since 1850
 
As a growing metropolis, London is in the middle of a severe housing crisis, widely evidenced in the press and featuring in political debates.The problem of creating adequate homes for a growing demand is not new. The Centre for Metropolitan History ...
 
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Anglo-American Conference 2013: Food in History
 
From famine to feast, from grain riots to TV cookery programmes, dieting to domesticity, food features in almost every aspect of human societies since prehistoric times. At its annual summer conference in 2013 the Institute of Historical Research aims ...
 
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History Day 2015
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History libraries & research open dayAn opportunity to meet and learn about libraries and archives.A one-day programme ideal for postgraduate students and early career researchers.
 
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Historians of Education in Scotland
 
The first HEdScot conference took place at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 21 October 2011.
 
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London and the First World War
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As part of events to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, IWM (Imperial War Museums) in partnership with the Centre for Metropolitan History organised a major conference that explored the ways in which London and its inhabitants were affec...
 
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Tudor & Stuart History
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Convenors: Simon Healy (History of Parliament) Prof Richard Hoyle (VCH/IHR), Prof Michael Questier (QMUL), Dr Neil Younger (Open University), Dr Rivkah Zim (KCL)
 
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Global History seminar series
 
The Institute of Historical Research and the University of Notre Dame, with the collaboration of the Centre for Global History, University of Oxford, present a series of seminars.
 
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Discover London Enhanced Podcast
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In this series of podcasts, discover the history of London - its museums, attractions and places of interest. For more information, visit www.visitlondon.com
 
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Discover London Podcast
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In this series of podcasts, discover the history of London - its museums, attractions and places of interest. For more information, visit www.visitlondon.com
 
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Rick Steves London Audio Tours
 
Rick Steves London Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of London's most notable museums and historic sites. Each tour includes a PDF companion map. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from the Rick Steves London guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for these destinations at www.ricksteves.com.
 
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Rick Steves London
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Rick Steves London is a collection of "Travel with Rick Steves" radio interviews featuring travel tips and lessons from Rick and the expert teachers who guide Rick Steves' tours around London, and audio tours of many of London's most notable museums and historic sites. Whether you're heading off on your own or taking a guided tour, Rick Steves London will help you enjoy the richest and most meaningful travel experience possible. Audio tour content is excerpted from Rick Steves guidebooks. Al ...
 
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New Directions in the Study of Jacobitism
 
2013 Conference
 
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Creighton Lecture
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Established by bequest as a memorial to the historian Mandell Creighton and commencing in 1907, the Creighton Lecture is delivered each year at the University of London by a leading historian.
 
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Douglas Johnson Memorial Lecture
 
The Douglas Johnson memorial lecture looks into French and Anglo-French relations in memorial of Douglas Johnson (1925-2005). The lecture series is hosted jointly between the Institute of Historical Research and the Society for the Study of French His...
 
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Military History seminar
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The Military History seminar at the Institute of Historical Research
 
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Going Underground: Travel Beneath the Metropolis 1863-2013
 
A conference to mark the 150th anniversary of the London Underground. Organised by the Centre for Metropolitan History (IHR), in association with the London Transport Museum.Image: Copyright Transport for London and reproduced by kind permission of t...
 
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International History seminar
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International History seminar series
 
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Digital Tools workshop (Histore Project)
 
Histore stands for Historians' Online Research Environments. This project aims to encourage historians to make greater use of online research tools and to empower them to request appropriate tools for their institutions' own Virtual Research Environmen...
 
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Military History in Canada
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A one day conference in collaboration with the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies and the Department of History, University of Calgary and the History of Warfare Research Group, King's College London
 
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Anglo-American Conference of Historians 2010: Environment
 
Environments79th Anglo–AmericanConference of Historians
 
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History and Biography Conference
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Biography remains one of the most popular forms of non-fiction, and historical biography has often been the genre in which professional historians have written for a wider audience. But what happens when it is the historian who becomes the subject of t...
 
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Lord Asa Briggs: A Celebration
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Lord Asa Briggs, one of the country’s most distinguished living historians, turns ninety this year, and he and his remarkable contribution to academic history to the development of Victorian studies, the history of communication and his role in the g...
 
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Reviews in History
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Covering books and digital resources across all fields of history
 
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HEdScot Lectures
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HEdScot was formally launched at a public lecture on 25 November 2011 by Robert Anderson, Professor Emeritus in History at the University of Edinburgh, with the title 'Education and National Identity in Modern Scotland'.
 
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British History in the Long Eighteenth Century
 
British History in the Long Eighteenth Century seminar for the Institute of Historical Research
 
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Modern British History seminar series
 
Modern British History seminar series
 
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County Societies Symposium
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Institute of Historical Research, University of London
 
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Anglo American Conference of Historians 2015: Fashion
 
In a major collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum, the IHR is taking Fashion as the theme for its annual conference in summer 2015. Fashion in history is a topic which has come of age in recent years, as scholars have turned to addressing wh...
 
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Conversations and Disputations: Discussions among Historians
 
Conversations and Disputations
 
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Materialities of Urban Life in Early Modern Europe
 
This conference seeks to bring together scholars working on the materiality of urban life from a variety of different disciplinary perspectives, in order to debate the particular qualities of public, private, commercial, domestic and civic material cul...
 
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Cities and Nationalisms Conference
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Institute of Historical ResearchCities have been intimately connected with nationalisms of many kinds. The architecture and spatial design of cities have commonly been intended to bolster national pride. So have the nationalist ceremonies that citi...
 
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History of Political Ideas/Early Career Seminar
 
Institute of Historical Research/ Early Career seminar
 
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Shadow Cities: realities and representations
 
More than a billion people live in improvised dwellings or shanty towns in the early twenty-first century. Whether in inner cities or on the outskirts of a metropolis, these settlements have been dubbed “Shadow Cities” by Robert Neuwirth. Neuwirth ...
 
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Blocked arteries: circulation and congestion in history
 
For centuries congestion has constituted a significant part of the travelling experience of peoples within and between cities, regions and nations. Meanwhile, for governments and planners, congestion has emerged as both a technical and cultural constru...
 
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Yesterday's Chip Paper
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Fortnightly(ish) podcast delving into incredible, macabre and bizarre stories from historic newspapers. Violet and Jim are two amateur researchers based on opposite sides of the Atlantic, Violet in London and Jim in New York, and every couple of weeks or so they get together to discuss the stories, poems and letters to the editor that they’ve found in the archives. Whether it’s global headline-making stories completely forgotten today or unusual reporting of famous events, it’s always guaran ...
 
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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
 
Its immortal opening lines, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." set the stage for a sweeping narrative that combines drama, glory, honor, history, romance, brutality, sacrifice and resurrection. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is one of the most widely read and famous works of historical fiction in the English language. Dickens had recently launched his magazine All the Year Round in 1859. In the same year, he began featuring A Tale of Two Cities in 31 weekly ins ...
 
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LSE City Tours - The South Bank
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LSE's City Tours provide an excellent introduction to London and the sights and sounds of two distinct areas of the city. Each stop on the tour highlights a particular place of interest: blending historical documents, archive footage and up-to-date information to provide a tour of interest for both visitors and residents of London. Stopping off at Tate Modern, the Globe Theatre, London Bridge, the Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral, this tour explores the sights and sounds centred aroun ...
 
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LSE City Tours - Theatreland
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LSE's City Tours provide an excellent introduction to London and the sights and sounds of two distinct areas of the city. Each stop on the tour highlights a particular place of interest: blending historical documents, archive footage and up-to-date information to provide a tour of interest for both visitors and residents of London. Beginning at the Waterloo Bridge, this tour guides you through the maze of streets that is London's West End, taking you down Drury Lane and Shaftsbury Avenue, pa ...
 
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Mary Beard: Meet the Author
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Author and Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge Mary Beard and award-winning comedian Tony Law discuss her latest book. Laughter in Ancient Rome explores one of the most intriguing of historical subjects. Drawing on a wide range of Roman writing, it tracks down the humour of the ancient Romans themselves, from the hilarious, to the momentous, to the surprising. Hosted at the Apple Store, Regent Street in London.
 
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The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells
 
One dark and stormy night, a stranger arrives in West Sussex at a village inn. He is heavily clad in an overcoat and his face is wrapped in bandages. He takes a room at the inn, but refuses to socialize with anyone. He stays cooped up in his room all day and night, working with strange chemicals and apparatus. Suddenly, strange events begin to happen in the village. Mysterious burglaries and fires break out, culminating in a destructive rampage across the peaceful countryside. The stranger i ...
 
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War of the Worlds (version 2), The by WELLS, H. G.
 
War of the Worlds by Herbert George Wells (H.G. Wells) was published in 1898 at a time when he wrote a series of novels related to a number of historical events of the time. The most important of these was the unification and militarization of Germany. The story, written in a semi-documentary style, is told in the first person by an unnamed observer. It tells of the events which happen mostly in London and the county of Surrey, England, when a number of vessels manned by aliens are fired fro ...
 
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Steam Heritage London
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London is a great place for seeing historic steam technology in working order. We’ll explore what there is to visit and make it as accessible as possible.
 
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Not Shakespeare: Elizabethan and Jacobean Popular Theatre
 
This series of six lectures introduces six plays from the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre. Once popular and now little-known, they can tell us a lot about what their first audiences enjoyed, aspired to and worried about - from immigrants in early modern London to the role of women in the household, from what religious changes might mean for attitudes to the dead to fantasies of easy money and social elevation.Each lecture outlines the play so there is no assumption you have already read it, ...
 
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Songs From The Howling Sea
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Songs From The Howling Sea is a podcast that presents short historical tales taken from the life of London. Each episode's story is accompanied with a song inspired by the tale, written and performed by the author R.M Anderson.
 
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The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
 
A poor young boy from the slums of London watches a royal procession pass, with the youthful Prince of Wales riding at its head. He ventures too close and is caught and beaten by the Prince's guards. However, the young royal stops them and invites the vagrant to the palace. Here the two boys sup alone and are stunned to discover that they bear a startling resemblance to each other. The Prince is Edward, long awaited heir of the monarch, Henry VIII, while the vagrant is Tom Canty, the son of ...
 
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Stand-up and Walk
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Welcome to the Stand-up and Walk series. The premise is simple: for each podcast we get a different comedian to lead us around their favourite part of London. There is no set format, with each comedian able to put their own twist on the concept. Expect historical inaccuracies, ridiculous dares and outrageous behaviour as we ramble across London.
 
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Our Old Nursery Rhymes by Alfred Moffat
 
If you love and cherish old English nursery rhymes and have fond memories of your early childhood years, Our Old Nursery Rhymes by Alfred Moffat published in 1911 is indeed the little book for you! Or as a parent, if you'd like your own children to share the magic, this book provides them all. One of the most appealing aspects of this charming book is that the rhymes are all set to music and if you're musically inclined, you can certainly keep yourself and your children entertained by playin ...
 
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Author : Robert E. Howard Narrator : Andrew Leman Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums The Black Stone was first published in WEIRD TALES, November, 1931. It appears here by permission. Andrew is one of the founders and proprietors of the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society, and has produced and appeared in fil ...…
 
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San Francisco Chronicle Sports - Spoken Edition
 
Wolf House was nearly complete in 1913 when it was destroyed by fire. The Jack London park was more fortunate last month. Wolf House was nearly complete in 1913 when it was destroyed by fire. The Jack London park was more fortunate last month. The ruins of Wolf House, designed as a 26-room mansion, are one of the attractions at the Jack London ...…
 
Transcript: I want to say a little bit, I want to introduce myself. I am Jeff Robinson. I serve as pastor of Christ Fellowship Church of Louisville, here in Louisville. It's about 10 minutes from here. We are in Middletown. I want you guys to know about Louisville, but I am in Middletown, Kentucky, where it's actually just a suburb of Louisvill ...…
 
Author Boris Akunin and broadcaster and writer Zinovy Zinik in conversation with Anne McElvoy, recorded with an audience at Pushkin House.Pushkin House has commissioned a pavilion on Bloomsbury Square in London from the architect and artist Alexander Brodsky, titled '101st km - Further and Everywhere', as part of the Bloomsbury Festival. Anne v ...…
 
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Grumpy Old Birder
 
GOB 97 Garden Cities This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine November 2017 I watched the World Athletics Championships Marathon wending its way through the historic streets of the City of London and was struck by two things over and above my dual admiration and horror that anyone can run more than twenty-six miles in a couple of ho ...…
 
Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.comTHYSSENKRUPP’S SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS RECOGNIZEDthyssenkrupp Elevator was presented with the Top Products for 2018 award by BuildingGreen, Inc., at BuildingGreen's “Top 10 Products for LEED v4 and Beyond” session i ...…
 
Episode 20 of the Ideas to Books Podcast features an interview with inspirational historical romance author Amanda Barratt. Amanda has written a number of novellas, and her first full-length novel will be releasing soon. Meet Amanda: ECPA bestselling author Amanda Barratt, fell in love with writing in grade school when she wrote her first story ...…
 
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Sermons – St. Brendan's Anglican Church
 
All Saints Day 2017 Rev. Doug Floyd If we think about the gospel reading we just heard in light of All Saint’s Day, we might think of the blessings in store for God’s people. We are hearing Jesus remind the people that have been called out by God that they are blessed. Though they suffer, though they mourn, though they long for God, though they ...…
 
Fine Music Radio — WE KNOW WHAT DID THE DINOSAURS INIt’s been known for a long time – going back to the early fossil discoveries – that the pre-historic lizard-like creatures called ‘dinosaurs’ are no longer around. They ‘died out’ – but although there was a wealth of speculation, it was only recently (the last forty years or so) that the finge ...…
 
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All items | LSE Public lectures and events | Audio and pdf
 
Speaker(s): Professor Alondra Nelson | Alondra Nelson will discuss her book The Social Life of DNA on how claims about ancestry are marshalled together with genetic analysis in a range of social ventures. The use of genetic ancestry testing in the United States has grown exponentially since its emergence about fifteen years ago. In this same pe ...…
 
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All items | LSE Public lectures and events | All media types
 
Speaker(s): Professor Alondra Nelson | Alondra Nelson will discuss her book The Social Life of DNA on how claims about ancestry are marshalled together with genetic analysis in a range of social ventures. The use of genetic ancestry testing in the United States has grown exponentially since its emergence about fifteen years ago. In this same pe ...…
 
Angélique was born and raised in London, England, and lived around the world before settling in New York. A linguist in several tongues, she has committed herself into the spiritual / metaphysical world to extend the messages of hope, love and light throughout the globe. Her objective is to be a bridge for different cultures, nationalities, wis ...…
 
Join Tracy Borman, writer, historian and joint Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, as she explores the life of Thomas Cromwell, a man of many talents who quickly rose to favour at Henry’s court and dismantled the English Catholic church. Yet despite his loyalty to the king he was ultimately executed at the Tower of London for treason. How ...…
 
Chapter 6: Kate Clayborn Talks The Lottery, HGTV and Rainy Day Authors Who: Very cool debut romance author Kate Clayborn Topics Discussed: sounding sexy, feeling lucky, Halloween, getting drunk and handing out candy, debut, Romance Writers of America – RWA, romance novels, winning the lottery, STEM heroine, architectural salvage, HGTV, secondar ...…
 
Episode 4 of The Particular is the story of Wendy Shaw, nee Claw. Wendy spent much of her childhood in Minley, Hampshire, before moving just up the road to Yateley. Her immediate family also lived in Blackwater. Wendy begins by telling listeners how she lived in what was believed to be Colonel Blood’s house at Minley Warren. Colonel Blood is th ...…
 
Chris Fitch discusses his debut book, “Atlas of Untamed Places: An Extraordinary Journey Through Our Wild World”, that takes reads on an adventure through historic habitats, untouched lands and peculiar wild phenomenon. With 45 unique and beautiful maps and stunning photography, it's an intrepid voyage to nature’s most unusual, unpredictable, a ...…
 
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Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places
 
Join Emma Barnett and Science & Discovery category judge Professor Lord Robert Winston as we continue our journey through the history of science and discovery in England. From a little hut in Gloucestershire, to a water pump in the heart of London, explore why ten places have been chosen from hundreds of your nominations. Nominate a place at Hi ...…
 
Sources & Resources #1: The Everyday War Presenter: Nicole Davis Further information and links: The Everyday War web resource Creature Feature #1: Frogs Presenter: Professor Andy May Interviewees: Associate Professor Andrea Gaynor, environmental historian, University of Western Australia; Associate Professor Kirsten Parris, urban ecologist, The ...…
 
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Natural Solutions with Dr. Jay
 
NSDJ63 Father Richard Mapplebeckpalmer Conversation Father Richard Mapplebeckpalmer Interviewed by Jay Sordean. In this freeranging and yet structured interview and discussion, old friends –Father Richard Mapplebeckpalmer (aka Father Richard) and Dr. Jay –have a chance to muse and ponder on many topics that may or may not have anything to do wi ...…
 
The award-winning author Hazel Gaynor lives in Kildare with her husband and two children. She has written a number of best-sellers, including The Girl Who Came Home - which won the Historical Novel of the Year award in London in 2015, and The Girl From The Savoy.
 
Was Hitler a drug addict? Were his troops fighting whilst high on crystal meth? In this podcast, Norman Ohler discusses his provocative new book on the use of drugs in Nazi Germany.This podcast features an exclusive event recording from 31/5/2017 with Norman Ohler in conversation with Dr Kieran Mitton and a follow up interview where the author ...…
 
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Science and Environment – Pod Academy
 
When you use a SatNav, or check a modern weather forecast, you’re using technology made possible by space exploration. Emerging space industries include tourism, and some tentative plans to mine asteroids, or the Moon, for rare materials. Space now has its lawyers, its policymakers, and even its ethicists. Robert Seddon went to King’s College, ...…
 
The island metropolis of Montreal prides itself on being Canada’s most eclectic and cosmopolitan city, a city of style and elegance with a cracking culinary scene, impressively bilingual and where arts and culture thrive. All of this is wrapped within the venerable bones of a heritage-proud city where the past and present overlay each other. It ...…
 
Our second reader for September was Anna Smith Spark. She lives in London, UK. She loves grimdark and epic fantasy and historical military fiction. Anna has a BA in Classics, an MA in history and a PhD in English Literature. She has previously been published in the Fortean Times and the poetry website www.greatworks.org. Previous jobs include p ...…
 
Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.comAPEX PROMOTES THOMAS TO SERVICE DIRECTORApex Lifts, which serves the London area, has promoted Steve Thomas from service contract manager to service director. In this role, Thomas manages contracts and oversees the ...…
 
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Type1Radio shows
 
oin us for our 6th birthday show ! What a lot has happened since we started broadcasting and we continue to bring you a Type1 perspective on it all. Sheila from Frome Stop War will pop into the Lounge to tell us about the upcoming Media On Trial event next month in London. In the 2nd hour we are joined by our good friend Freeman Fly who drops i ...…
 
Michael Goldfarb is a journalist, author and broadcaster who for over thirty years has written the first rough draft of history. A former London bureau chief of NPR, he has reported from more than 20 countries across five continents for the BBC, Newsday, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Die Welt and The Guardian. He spent many years cov ...…
 
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Electric Text
 
Part two of a two part discussion on Work In this episode we continue to ask: “Is academic work really work?” Speakers: Pat Abatiell, Kim Adams, and Gina Dominick Thanks to Bérengère Riou for writing our Bibliography! Click here to subscribe! Articles— Academics Anonymous. “There is a culture of acceptance around mental health issues in academi ...…
 
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Electric Text
 
Part one of a two part discussion on Work In this episode we ask the question “Is academic work really work?” Speakers: Pat Abatiell, Kim Adams, and Gina Dominick Thanks to Bérengère Riou for writing our Bibliography! Click here to subscribe! Articles— Academics Anonymous. “There is a culture of acceptance around mental health issues in academi ...…
 
Matthew Sweet with a film music inspired by London's historic East End, prompted by the release of "The Limehouse Golem" which features a new score by Johan Soderqvist. The film, by Juan Carlos Medina, stars Bill Nighy as a Victorian detective, troubled by a case of bizarre and perplexing murder. The plot is inspired by the novel of the same na ...…
 
Original Air Date: June 3, 2014 In today’s episode, JD discusses a few news articles, including Planned Parenthood issuing a ‘pastoral letter’ to assure people that God approves of abortion, and then discusses several music artists that started out in contemporary music – as illustrated in an article from Breathcast. Then, JD plays a lecture he ...…
 
Ever wondered about the English in Game of Thrones? In this video, I'll explain the accents of Jon Snow and Ygritte. You'll learn WHY they sound tougher and stronger than other characters! Want to try speaking in a northern accent, like the Wildlings and the Starks do? You know nothin'! I'll show you how it's done! You'll hear and be able to pr ...…
 
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Helen Hiebert Studio
 
Oblation Papers & Press is an urban paper mill, letterpress print shop, hand-bindery and fine paper boutique. Our in-house team of designers releases roughly 30 new items annually, inspired by music, quirky conversation, toys, textiles, travel, food, architecture, literature and historical objects. Our wholesale line of academic, amusing, artis ...…
 
Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.comSTANNAH ARRIVES AT WATERLOO STATIONStannah has announced a contract award to supply six escalators and five lifts, to Network Rail specifications, as part of the London Waterloo Station upgrade. The London Waterloo ...…
 
Award winning travel writer, Inga Askamit shares how she created her piece about alfresco theatrics, Transcendant Summer Night. Catherine Bramkamp chats about being a poetry judge for the anthology, as well as writing her poetic elegy, Wolf House: Jack London State Historic Park Roger C. Lubeck talks about the seductivness of dancing in a story ...…
 
Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.comMALAYSIAN TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS VT SAFETYMalaysia's Department of Occupational Health and Safety (DOSH) plans to have a task force in place by September focused on safe use of vertical-transportation (VT) equipment ...…
 
http://www.pymnts.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Matchmakers-with-Elizabeth-Layne-CMO-of-Appear-Here.mp3 The year was 2012 and Ross Bailey, now CEO of Appear Here, had a simple idea. It was the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and he wanted to sell some pretty cool t-shirts he had created to commemorate the occasion. There was only one problem: It was ...…
 
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