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The comedy podcast that takes history seriously. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past.

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The comedy podcast that takes history seriously. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past.

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    Madam C.J. Walker (Radio Edit)

    Madam C.J. Walker (Radio Edit)

    In this episode, Greg Jenner is joined by Professor Noliwe Rooks and comedian Athena Kugblenu to learn all about the life and business savvy of 19th-century Black American haircare entrepreneur Madam C. J. Walker. After working as a sales agent for another haircare brand, Walker founded her own company, selling products to help Black women look after their hair and becoming incredibly wealthy in the process. But how did she make so much money, and what did she spend it on? From impoverished beginnings to a lavish villa in New York, via her charitable and political work, this episode charts Walker's journey to becoming the first self-made woman millionaire in American history.
    This is a radio edit of the original podcast episode. For the full-length version, please look further back in the feed.
    Hosted by: Greg Jenner
    Research by: Andrew Himmelberg
    Written by: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow, Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Produced by: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow and Greg Jenner
    Audio Producer: Steve Hankey
    Senior Producer: Emma Nagouse

    • 28 Min.
    Pythagoras (Radio Edit)

    Pythagoras (Radio Edit)

    In this episode, Greg Jenner is joined by Professor Edith Hall and comedian Desiree Burch to learn about ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras. Pythagoras is famous in maths classes everywhere for his triangle theorem, but surprisingly little is known about his actual life, and his theorem was actually invented by Babylonian mathematicians centuries before he was born! This episode explores the myths and legends that grew up in the ancient world about Pythagoras’s life in the centuries after his death.
    This is a radio edit of the original podcast episode. For the full-length version, please look further back in the feed.
    Research by: Josh Rice
    Written by: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow, Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Produced by: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow and Greg Jenner
    Audio Producer: Steve Hankey
    Senior Producer: Emma Nagouse

    • 28 Min.
    The Bloomsbury Group (Radio Edit)

    The Bloomsbury Group (Radio Edit)

    Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Jane Goldman and comedian Suzi Ruffell as he travels back a century to1920s London to learn all about the members of the Bloomsbury Group. A collection of intellectuals and artists active in London in the early 20th Century, the Bloomsbury Group included such luminaries as Virginia Woolf, E. M. Forster, and John Maynard Keynes. From their origins at the University of Cambridge to their bohemian lifestyle in London in the 1910s and 20s, and taking in their political work, artistic output, and boundary-pushing relationships, this episode explores the lives, loves and cultural impact of Bloomsbury Group members.
    This is a radio edit of the original podcast episode. For the full-length version, please look further back in the feed.
    Research by: Madeleine Bracey, Andrew Himmelberg, and Josh Rice
    Written by: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow, Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Produced by: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow and Greg Jenner
    Audio Producer: Steve Hankey
    Senior Producer: Emma Nagouse

    • 28 Min.
    The History of Kung Fu (Radio Edit)

    The History of Kung Fu (Radio Edit)

    Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Leon Rocha and comedian Phil Wang to learn all about the surprising history of kung fu, from ancient China to the present day. Rooted in ancient Chinese exercises designed to promote long life, kung fu was pioneered by the monks of the Shaolin temple before spreading throughout China. But how did peaceful Buddhist monks come to create a martial arts style that would gain global popularity? From the mountains of medieval China to the movie screens of Hollywood, via plundering pirates and legendary nuns, this episode explores the historical development of Chinese martial arts.
    This is a radio edit of the original podcast episode. For the full-length version, please look further back in the feed.
    Hosted by: Greg Jenner
    Research by: Jon Mason
    Written by: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow, Emma Nagouse, and Greg Jenner
    Produced by: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow and Greg Jenner
    Audio Producer: Steve Hankey
    Senior Producer: Emma Nagouse

    • 28 Min.
    Catherine the Great (Radio Edit)

    Catherine the Great (Radio Edit)

    Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Julia Leikin and comedian David Mitchell to learn all about the life of Catherine II of Russia, better known as Catherine the Great. Catherine’s story is full of contradictions and ambiguities. She was a German princess who became empress of all Russia, a ruler who believed in Enlightenment philosophy but championed imperial expansion, and a sexually open woman in the patriarchal eighteenth century. From her childhood in Germany through her marriage to the heir to the Russian throne and eventual coup against his rule, this episode charts the twists and turns of Catherine’s life, and asks what kind of ruler she really was.
    This is a radio edit of the original podcast episode. For the full-length version, please look further back in the feed.
    Hosted by: Greg Jenner
    Research by: Jon Mason
    Written by: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow, Emma Nagouse, and Greg Jenner
    Produced by: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow and Greg Jenner
    Audio Producer: Steve Hankey
    Senior Producer: Emma Nagouse

    • 28 Min.
    Mozart

    Mozart

    In this special live episode, with music by the BBC Concert Orchestra and pianist Ben Dawson, Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Hannah Templeton and comedian David O’Doherty in eighteenth-century Europe to learn all about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart is perhaps the most famous composer of all time, known for his operas, concertos, sonatas and symphonies; his talent is undeniable. But who was the man behind the music? This episode explores Mozart’s life story, following him and his family around Europe as he performed, composed and innovated. It takes in his time as a child prodigy with a controlling father, his doomed love affair, and his life as a working musician struggling to find work at court, as well as his incredible musical talent and the success he found in his own lifetime.

    Research by: Madeleine Bracey
    Written by: Madeleine Bracey, Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow, Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Produced by: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow and Greg Jenner
    Audio Producer: Steve Hankey
    Production Coordinator: Caitlin Hobbs
    Senior Producer: Emma Nagouse

    • 1 Std. 11 Min.

Kundenrezensionen

4.9 von 5
87 Bewertungen

87 Bewertungen

Darthgoonda ,

Amazing

This got me into podcasts and is very funny with great subjects. I’ve probably listened to all of the episodes 3 times each. Keep up the good work👍

Ggdgfvz ,

Best history Poscast ever!

I Love this podcast! Love the British humo(u)r!

Unheyl ,

Thank you!

This is my favourite podcast ever <3

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