209 episodes

History is full of the extraordinary.

Each week, we'll transport you back in time to witness history's most incredible moments and remarkable people.

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Hosted by John Hopkins. Production: Katrina Hughes, Kate Simants, Nicole Edmunds, Jacob Booth, Dorry Macaulay, Rob Plummer, Cody Reynolds-Shaw. Compositions by Oliver Baines, Dorry Macaulay, Tom Pink.

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History is full of the extraordinary.

Each week, we'll transport you back in time to witness history's most incredible moments and remarkable people.

New episodes Mondays, or a week early for Noiser+ subscribers.

With Noiser+ you'll also get ad-free listening and exclusive content. For more information, head to noiser.com/subscriptions

For advertising enquiries, email info@adelicious.fm

Hosted by John Hopkins. Production: Katrina Hughes, Kate Simants, Nicole Edmunds, Jacob Booth, Dorry Macaulay, Rob Plummer, Cody Reynolds-Shaw. Compositions by Oliver Baines, Dorry Macaulay, Tom Pink.

We are sponsored by Indeed. Go to Indeed.com/shorthistory for £100 sponsored credit.

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    The Dambusters

    The Dambusters

    This episode will be available for free on June 17th, 2024. For instant access, ad-free listening and bonus material, join Noiser+.

    The top-secret Dambusters mission was one so crucial that British intelligence hoped it would hasten a triumph over Nazi Germany. But it was also highly dangerous, and required the 133 pilots to fly at high speed and exceptionally low altitudes, all in the dead of night. With only one bomb per plane, they had one shot at changing the course of the war. So why did Britain feel the time was right to bomb Germany in such an audacious way? How effective was this campaign in bringing the war to a close? And how did the daring raid impact the lives of British people? This is a short history of The Dambusters.

    A Noiser production, written by Fiona Ford. With thanks to Dr Robert Owen, the official historian of the No.617 Squadron Association, and lead author of ‘Dam busters: Failed to Return.’

    Taj Mahal

    Taj Mahal

    Known as the ‘Crown of the Palace’, the Taj Mahal has become a global icon that’s visited by millions of people each year. Although it’s widely regarded as a masterpiece in architecture, design, and craft, its origin story is one of tragic love. 

    So who was the man who had the Taj Mahal built, and what of the woman he created it for? What was its fate under the rule of the British? And how did it grow to become a symbol of Indian nationhood in the twentieth century and beyond? 

    This is a Short History Of… The Taj Mahal.

    A Noiser production, written by Dan Smith. With thanks to Professor Najaf Haider, author of many books on the history of the Mughal Empire.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Introducing: D-Day: The Tide Turns - Episode 1

    Introducing: D-Day: The Tide Turns - Episode 1

    This is a taster episode of a brand-new podcast from the Noiser network. Host Paul McGann follows the real people involved in the D-Day landings.
    It’s 1944 and Europe is in the grip of the Nazi war machine. But on the shores of Great Britain, thousands of men and women are planning the great fightback. What will it take to turn the tide of World War 2?
    Search ‘D-Day: The Tide Turns’ in your podcast app and hit follow to get new episodes each Thursday. Or listen at noiser.com
    Episode 2 is live now on D-Day: The Tide Turns.
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    • 54 min
    Mount Rushmore

    Mount Rushmore

    Designed to be a shrine of democracy, Mount Rushmore was one of the most ambitious building projects of the 20th century, and is still visited by millions of tourists each year. But for many, its history is complicated. Carved into a site believed to be sacred for the Lakota Sioux tribe, the monument serves as a bitter reminder of the injustices and crimes committed against the Native American people. So how did this remote, hallowed spot come to be transformed into a monument intended to last as long as the pyramids? What drove the man who created it? And how is it seen today - by America, tourists, and descendants of the first tribes who lived on the Black Hills?

    This is a Short History Of Mount Rushmore.

    A Noiser production, written by Kate Harrison. With thanks to Dr Lindsay M Chervinsky, a presidential historian and author of books on the topic, including Making the Presidency.

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    • 59 min
    Martin Luther King

    Martin Luther King

    A pivotal figure in the American civil rights movement, Martin Luther King played a crucial role in challenging racial discrimination in the United States. Believed to have been one of America’s greatest ever orators, his speeches inspired millions, and galvanised support for racial equality. But despite his successes, his message of egalitarianism and advocacy of nonviolent protest was met by many with opposition and rage. So what set King on the path that would change the lives of millions? Why did the FBI begin its campaign of surveillance against him? And what is his legacy today?

    This is a Short History Of Martin Luther King. 

    A Noiser production, written by Nicola Rayner. With thanks to Lerone A Martin, Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, Stanford University.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Statue of Liberty (Subscriber only episode)

    The Statue of Liberty (Subscriber only episode)

    Originally intended as a generous gift from France to celebrate the United States’ 100th birthday, the Statue of Liberty is a monument like no other. Enormous in both scale and ambition, it stretched its creators to their limits, and still defines the New York skyline to this day. But Lady Liberty’s journey to America was not without obstacles. So who was behind this impressive gift? What does the statue represent, and how was she built? And why was the famous Statue of Liberty almost never constructed at all?

    This is a bonus episode for Noiser+ subscribers, a Short History Of the Statue of Liberty.

    A Noiser production, written by Sean Coleman.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
680 Ratings

680 Ratings

Kat Gracey ,

Educational and Entertaining

So many great topics and an amazing depth of information, helps with school and boredom. 10 out of 10 would recommend to everyone on the face of the earth. The entire structure as well as including an expert is complete perfection.
In short; LOVE THIS PODCAST!!!

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