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The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com

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The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com

    A history of celebrity

    A history of celebrity

    Greg Jenner chats explores the changing nature of fame over the centuries and describes how celebrities have fared in the public glare. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 37 min
    Russia’s musical journeys

    Russia’s musical journeys

    Sophy Roberts, author of The Lost Pianos of Siberia, explains how the instrument can illuminate the history of Russia, from the tsarist era to the decades of Soviet rule. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 25 min
    Blitz spirit

    Blitz spirit

    At a time when Britons are being asked to revisit the ‘Blitz spirit’, historian Jonathan Boff explains how ordinary people coped with the privations of World War II and considers what parallels can be drawn between the 1940s and the current Coronavirus crisis. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 44 min
    Shakespeare and America

    Shakespeare and America

    Acclaimed author James Shapiro considers why England’s foremost playwright has had such a profound impact on the United States, and how his words speak to contemporary concerns. Historyextra.con/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 26 min
    News in the Middle Ages

    News in the Middle Ages

    Historian Helen Birkett explores communication networks and the spread of information and news in the medieval era. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 46 min
    Coronavirus: a historical perspective

    Coronavirus: a historical perspective

    As COVID-19 dominates the news, Laura Spinney draws historical parallels with other pandemics in history and asks what we might learn from disease outbreaks in the past. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 28 min

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