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    • 4.6 • 23 Ratings

This is a combined feed which includes shows from across the History Hit Network. Including: Dan Snow's History Hit, How and Why History and Chalke Valley History Hit. More shows coming soon. Follow us on Twitter/Facebook: @HistoryHit

    Anti-government Violence in America

    Anti-government Violence in America

    Leah Sottile joins me today to talk all about domestic terrorism and anti-government groups in the USA. In particular, we talk about the armed standoff between law enforcement and a group of ranchers led by Cliven Bundy in 2014 over the issue of grazing rights on public land. We examine what happened, why this case matters, how it is directly linked to the stoming of the Capitol and what it is about the history of the USA that motivates these groups.


    Leah Sottile is a freelance journalist and writer based in Oregon and the host of the podcast Two Minutes Past Nine, produced with BBC Radio 4, and the series "Bundyville," made in collaboration with Longreads and Oregon Public Broadcasting.
     
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    • 21 min
    Remembering the Alamo with W. F. Strong

    Remembering the Alamo with W. F. Strong

    In this episode taken from our archive, I headed out to Texas in 2016 to discuss the Battle of the Alamo and what its legacy means for modern Texas. I met with W. F. Strong, a famed historian of Texas, to wander around the city of San Antonio and get a deeper understanding of one of America's most famous battles.
     
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    • 46 min
    John of Gaunt: THE Royal Ancestor

    John of Gaunt: THE Royal Ancestor

    Helen Carr joins me today to discuss John of Gaunt: son of Edward III, younger brother to the Black Prince, uncle of Richard II and father of Henry IV. Not only was he the key intersecting ancestor around which the Plantagenet family split, but his other children also give us the Tudor dynasty. He is THE royal ancestor and one that many of us can trace our family trees back to. In this fascinating episode, Helen discusses his royal aspirations, his attempted conquest of parts of Spain, his role in the Peasants' Revolt and his experiences of the Black Death.
     
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    • 32 min
    In Conversation with David Baddiel

    In Conversation with David Baddiel

    In this episode taken from our archive, David Baddiel talks to Dan about the Second World War, Trump's Mussolini-isms, and why Jim Callaghan makes comedy difficult.
     
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    • 49 min
    Brexit History Showdown with Robert Tombs

    Brexit History Showdown with Robert Tombs

    Five years after the announcement of the Brexit referendum I am joined on the podcast by Robert Tombs, author of The Sovereign Isle: Britain In and Out of Europe, for a Brexit history showdown. In this thought-provoking conversation Robert, a fantastic historian absolutely steeped in European history sets out why he believes it was in the best interests of the UK to leave the European project.
     
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    • 30 min
    Vikings: River Kings

    Vikings: River Kings

    Today, I am joined by Cat Jarman bio-archaeologist and author of a new book all about how the Vikings spread east, often utilising the rivers of central and Eastern Europe, all the way into central Asia. These travels enabled them through trade, violence and settlement to plug themselves into that superhighway of the time, the Silk Road.
     
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

finleysgrammie ,

Time well spent!

I love this podcast...the energy, the interesting content...how it pulls together our past with our tumultuous present..
Good for you, Dan Snow !

montrealnorm ,

Excellent podcast

Dan Snow is a passionate, knowledgeable historian as well as being a skilled interviewer. He brings out the best in his guests and they shine. Great production values as well.

GryffinCA ,

Entertaining, informative and addictive

These podcasts can’t come fast enough. Such a wide variety of historical topics, there’s something for everyone.

Entertaining, and informative... Dan is a great interviewer. He gets deep enough into the details that you learn something new every time, but he doesn’t get bogged down and boring.

Warning: you will become addicted and probably end up subscribing to History Hit TV too. I did. Worth every (very reasonably priced) penny.

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