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The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past.

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    • 4.8 • 1K Ratings

The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past.

    Medieval Christmas

    Medieval Christmas

    Greg and his guests Miles Jupp and Dr Eleanor Janega go back to the medieval Christmas for this one-off festive special. We look at the history and traditions that have thankfully continued through the ages, like gift-giving and stuffed wild boars (although numbers on stuffed wild boar we're told are down from previous years) and some that have mysteriously fallen off from the radar completely, like the masked carol singers and jellied eels.

    Research - Lloyd Roberts
    Script- Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Project Management - Siefe Miyo
    Edit Producer - Cornelius Mendez

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Zheng Yi Sao

    Zheng Yi Sao

    Greg Jenner and guests Ria Lina and Prof Ronald C. Po navigate the life of one of the most successful pirates to have ever lived, Zheng Yi Sao. During the 18th century Qing dynasty, she led a huge and feared army of pirates, all without a parrot on her shoulder.

    Research: Will Clayton
    Script: Emma Nagouse, Will Clayton and Greg Jenner
    Project manager: Siefe Miyo
    Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez

    • 53 min
    Mary Wollstonecraft

    Mary Wollstonecraft

    Greg Jenner and his guests Dr Corin Throsby and Cariad Lloyd discuss the life and legacy of Mary Wollstonecraft. Mary was a successful ghostwriter, an advocate of human rights and a witty book critic who navigated the tumultuous 'Reign of Terror' in France, a treasure hunt and multiple heartbreaks. She is regarded by many as the 'mother of feminism', in large part due to her ground-breaking book, The Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

    Research: Chris Wakefield and Rosanna Evans
    Script: Emma Nagouse, Chris Wakefield and Greg Jenner
    Project manager: Siefe Miyo
    Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez

    • 53 min
    The History of Ice Cream

    The History of Ice Cream

    Greg Jenner and his guests Dr Annie Gray and Richard Osman get the inside scoop on the history of our favourite frozen food while packing in as many of their 'flavourite' ice cream puns as possible (final count: 15!). They savour the dubiously 'legendairy' origins of frozen cream dishes, explore some weird early flavours (including whale vomit!), and discover how ice cream went from glamorous luxury to dangerous health risk. Plus Dr Annie teaches us how to make our own ice cream in the Nuance Window!

    Research: Chris Wakefield
    Script: Emma Nagouse, Chris Wakefield and Greg Jenner
    Project management: Siefe Miyo
    Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez

    • 51 min
    Mary Seacole

    Mary Seacole

    Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Gretchen Gerzina and comedian Nathan Caton to delve into the extraordinary life and adventures of the 19th-century celebrity, Mary Seacole. Mary was born and raised in Jamaica and rose to fame as a businesswoman and a volunteer nurse during the Crimean War. The episode explores her childhood of practising healing techniques on her pets, the perils of Panama, her experience of cholera, how she dealt with racists, the risks of running a business in a warzone and why she loved being famous.

    Research: Hannah McKenzie
    Script: Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Project management: Siefe Miyo
    Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez

    • 53 min
    Disability in the Ancient World

    Disability in the Ancient World

    Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Rosie Jones and historian Dr Jane Draycott to discuss stories of disability from over a thousand years of history, including people with disabilities excelling on the battlefield and others with very well-dressed guide dogs.

    Research: Kierri Price
    Script: Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Project manager: Siefe Miyo
    Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Elminxo ,

Medication for Christmas Anxiety

I was very anxious about Christmas at the in-law’s house. Then I listened to the Medieval Christmas episode. Roland le Fartere, King Henry II’s Christmas pageant court jester. A man under a lot of pressure.

K-Duc ,

Interesting & entertaining, I love this podcast

The subjects are so interesting, easy for a layperson to understand, and so entertaining! Greg Jenner as the host is fabulous, the experts are always top class and the comedians add an extra depth which all combine for a unique, engaging, fabulous podcast! I’m listening to every episode one by one. Love it!

onedayyoullhavemeon ,

How has this podcast alluded me for so long!!

I’m hooked! From the small tid bits to the big names, all I want to hear is HISTORY!
So many characters in history that I’ve may/ may not have heard of and a great source of background knowledge to back it up!
Big ups to Greg for his fantastic flow of hosting and the array of guests that accompany him!
Only downfall is they aren’t released fast enough!!

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