67 episodes

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 • 316 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.

    The Egyptian Pyramids (Radio Edit)

    The Egyptian Pyramids (Radio Edit)

    Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Sarah Parcak and comedian Maria Shehata to learn all about the magnificent Egyptian pyramids. We discover how and why pyramids were built, who constructed them, and how space archaeology can help us discover and protect hundreds of pyramids and tombs that are yet to be found.

    • 29 min
    Joan of Arc (Radio Edit)

    Joan of Arc (Radio Edit)

    Delusion or divine intervention? Learn about Joan of Arc’s super sewing skills, her badass credentials and the story of why it took nearly half a century for her to become a saint. If you think it’s tough being a woman now, find out what it was like in 1400s France. Joining Greg Jenner to learn about Joan are comedian Catherine Bohart and historian Dr Helen Castor

    Script: Greg Jenner
    Research: Emma Nagouse
    Producer: Dan Morelle

    A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4.

    • 29 min
    The Battle of Salamis (Radio Edit)

    The Battle of Salamis (Radio Edit)

    Greg Jenner is joined by historian Prof Michael Scott and comedian Shappi Khorsandi in 480 BCE for one of history’s most notorious naval battles - The Battle of Salamis. On their journey through the events leading up to the battle and beyond, they hear about one of the most unusual methods used to cross a body of water and discover why sometimes it pays to give water a jolly good telling off.

    • 28 min
    Lord Byron (Radio Edit)

    Lord Byron (Radio Edit)

    Who was Lord Byron and why did he drive the girls (and many boys) so wild? Find out about this scandalous early celebrity who was described as, "mad, bad and dangerous to know". Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Ed Gamble and historian Dr Corin Throsby. This episode was produced by Dan Morelle and scripted and researched by Emma Nagouse.

    • 29 min
    Boudica (Radio Edit)

    Boudica (Radio Edit)

    Greg Jenner and his guests discuss the important questions surrounding Queen Boudica including: Is she a feminist icon? How do you pronounce her name? And was she really ginger? Get ready to forget everything you thought you knew about Boudica and learn what it was really like when the Romans invaded. Featuring comedian, author and actress Sara Pascoe, known for QI, Have I Got News For You, and W1A among many other shows, and historian Dr Emma Southon, specialist in Roman history and co-host of the History is Sexy podcast.

    Script and Research: Greg Jenner
    Producer: Dan Morelle

    A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4.

    • 28 min
    P.T. Barnum

    P.T. Barnum

    Greg Jenner is joined by historian Prof Benjamin Reiss and comedian Desiree Burch in 19th-century America to meet the self-proclaimed showman, P.T. Barnum. He was a man famous for his museums and shows as well as "curiosities" such as General Tom Thumb, Bearded Ladies and The Fiji Mermaid. But look beyond Barnum’s infamous spin and you’ll find that contrary to his pop culture image this showman was far from the greatest.

    Produced by Cornelius Mendez
    Script by Greg Jenner and Emma Nagouse
    Research by Charlotte Potter

    A production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
316 Ratings

316 Ratings

Sandy McK27 ,

A perfect blend of history and comedy

This is such a great podcast. I am a massive 🇨🇦 fan. Love the research they do for this show, love the wide and varied topics of history which always leave me with information I never knew before. The presenting historian is always so clearly enthused by their own area of study and that comes across so well. The comedians are great and I’ve often received looks from people at my gym as I’m laughing out loud while working out! My daughter, who lives in London, recommended this to me and I’ve told so many Canadians about it. Greg Jenner is so good at what he does - making history interesting and alive for his listeners.

1 of 7 ,

Dear Lord

Corin Thorsby’s voice is so irritating. At first I thought she was joking with the affected, elongated ‘er’ sound at the end of words. But, no, it’s no joke. I would have liked to have finished the episode about Byron, however, that voice overrode the content.

cmgouin ,

Sacagawea

I usely like your podcast, but not that one. The way you constantly refer at Toussaint Charbonneau as useless. Please remember that English and French were enemies, and the people form Nouvelle-France were especially despised by the English. This historical character is certainly problematic, but what about Lewis and Clark themselves? Charbonneau was a respected guide, negociator and interpreter all along his life. Funny that Clark should have become so close a friend with such a useless man!

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