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History as told by the people who were there.

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    • 4.3, 217 Ratings

History as told by the people who were there.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
217 Ratings

217 Ratings

rojaed ,

Great until it stops

I enjoy this podcast, but lately it, like all other BBC podcasts stops 3 seconds before the end. The next item on the playlist does not come on until I manually select it. This is a great nuisance in a 10 minute program

Zander111 ,


Extraordinary history in 10 minute bites. My favourite podcast of the day....even the teenage children enjoy it!

Paikea Ngati Porou ,

A treasure-trove of tantalizing, historical tidbits

A near-daily treat of intellectual, international, historical tidbits that sometimes sadden, sometimes bouy, often illuminate, and nearly always expand my understanding of the feelings and facts of lived history. The juxtaposition of stories is sometimes unintentionally interesting: one day the story of the grinding poverty of a Brazilian solo-mum and diarist; the a WEIRD perspective of fatness and feminism.
It is wonderful program, and could be even more fascinating if it told stories from all cultures: proportionally WEIRD groups and other subgroups are over-represented.

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