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The comedy podcast that takes history seriously. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past.

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The comedy podcast that takes history seriously. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past.

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    The Inca Empire (Radio Edit)

    The Inca Empire (Radio Edit)

    Greg Jenner is joined by Professor Bill Sillar and comedian Sue Perkins to learn all about the South American Inca empire. At their height, the Inca controlled a vast territory from their base in Peru, one that stretched down the mountainous west coast of the continent, from Ecuador all the way down to Argentina. But the empire barely lasted for a century. Beginning in the mid-15th Century, it fell in the 1530s with the arrival of Spanish conquistadores, led by Pizarro. This episode goes beyond famous sites like Machu Picchu and explores all aspects of Incan life, death – and taxes! Along the way, it takes in social and family structures, food and drink, religious practices, art and architecture.
    [The podcast version of this episode has been edited slightly to amend an incorrect reference to the weight of the stones carried from Cuzco to Ecuador]
    This is a radio edit of the original podcast episode. For the full-length version, please look further back in the feed.
    Research by: Andrew Himmelberg
    Written by: Andrew Himmelberg, Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow, Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Produced by: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow and Greg Jenner
    Audio Producer: Steve Hankey
    Production Coordinator: Caitlin Hobbs
    Senior Producer: Emma Nagouse

    • 28 Min.
    The Queen of Sheba (Radio Edit)

    The Queen of Sheba (Radio Edit)

    Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Jillian Stinchcomb and comedian Sadia Azmat to learn all about the legendary Queen of Sheba. From her first appearance in the Hebrew Bible, the Queen of Sheba has fascinated Jewish, Muslim and Christian writers. But do we know anything about her as a historical figure? And how has her story been told, used and reinterpreted throughout history? This episode traces the legends written about the Queen of Sheba across Europe, Africa and the Middle East from 600 BCE to today, exploring the ambiguous and contradictory depictions of her as a wise and powerful ruler, an exoticised and seductive woman, the founding member of an Ethiopian royal dynasty, and a possible half-demon!
    This is a radio edit of the original podcast episode. For the full-length version, please look further back in the feed.
    Research by: Jon Mason
    Written by: Jon Mason, Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow, Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Produced by: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow and Greg Jenner
    Audio Producer: Steve Hankey
    Senior Producer: Emma Nagouse

    • 28 Min.
    Introducing History's Secret Heroes Series 2

    Introducing History's Secret Heroes Series 2

    Helena Bonham Carter shines a light on extraordinary stories from World War Two. Join her for tales of deception, resistance and courage in History's Secret Heroes Series 2.

    • 12 Min.
    The History of Bollywood (Radio Edit)

    The History of Bollywood (Radio Edit)

    In this episode, Greg Jenner is joined by Professor Sunny Singh and broadcaster Poppy Jay to learn all about the history of Indian cinema, colloquially known as Bollywood. Filmmaking technology arrived in India in 1896, only six months after the Lumiere brothers debuted their invention in Paris. Nowadays, over 700 films are released in India every year, and it is the most popular cinema in the world, reaching over a billion more viewers a year than Hollywood. From the first Indian film in 1913, through the arrival of 'talkies' and colour in the 1930s, to its incredible success today, this episode explores the vibrant history of Bollywood, and the way it has reflected and shaped modern Indian society and politics.
    This is a radio edit of the original podcast episode. For the full-length version, please look further back in the feed.
    Research by: Madeleine Bracey
    Written by: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow, Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Produced by: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow and Greg Jenner
    Audio Producer: Steve Hankey
    Production Coordinator: Caitlin Hobbs
    Senior Producer: Emma Nagouse

    • 28 Min.
    Simón Bolívar (Radio Edit)

    Simón Bolívar (Radio Edit)

    Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Francisco Eissa-Barroso and comedian Katie Green to learn all about the complicated life and legacy of 19th-Century South American revolutionary leader Simón Bolívar. Bolívar liberated six modern countries from Spanish colonial rule, but also had himself appointed president for life, and argued that popular elections had led to the failure of earlier revolutions. Taking in Bolívar’s political philosophy, scandalous personal relationships, and constant military struggles to liberate and unify South America, this episode explores the life, times, and legend of this complex man.
    This is a radio edit of the original podcast episode. For the full-length version, please look further back in the feed.
    Hosted by: Greg Jenner
    Research by: Roxy Moore
    Written by: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow, Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Produced by: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow and Greg Jenner
    Audio Producer: Steve Hankey
    Production Coordinator: Caitlin Hobbs
    Senior Producer: Emma Nagouse

    • 28 Min.
    Madam C.J. Walker (Radio Edit)

    Madam C.J. Walker (Radio Edit)

    In this episode, Greg Jenner is joined by Professor Noliwe Rooks and comedian Athena Kugblenu to learn all about the life and business savvy of 19th-century Black American haircare entrepreneur Madam C. J. Walker. After working as a sales agent for another haircare brand, Walker founded her own company, selling products to help Black women look after their hair and becoming incredibly wealthy in the process. But how did she make so much money, and what did she spend it on? From impoverished beginnings to a lavish villa in New York, via her charitable and political work, this episode charts Walker's journey to becoming the first self-made woman millionaire in American history.
    This is a radio edit of the original podcast episode. For the full-length version, please look further back in the feed.
    Hosted by: Greg Jenner
    Research by: Andrew Himmelberg
    Written by: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow, Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Produced by: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow and Greg Jenner
    Audio Producer: Steve Hankey
    Senior Producer: Emma Nagouse

    • 28 Min.

Kundenrezensionen

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32 Bewertungen

32 Bewertungen

PL97! ,

My favourite podcast

No words - the best podcast out there. I'd pay money for a full version of the title melody played by the orchestra in the Mozart episode 🤌🏻

deedee248 ,

Amazing podcast

I love the idea of mixing history with comedians. I feel I learn so much more through the laughs and questions that comedians raise. The historians are brilliant because they highlight some aspects that are not often taught in school. Overall a wonderful experience and a podcast I look forward to listening every Friday.

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