20 episodes

Short History Of... is the new show from award-winning podcasters, Noiser.
Each week, we'll transport you back in time to witness history's most incredible moments and remarkable people.

New episodes each Monday.

Follow Noiser Podcasts on Twitter for updates on our shows.

Short History Of..‪.‬ NOISER

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    • 4.6 • 73 Ratings

Short History Of... is the new show from award-winning podcasters, Noiser.
Each week, we'll transport you back in time to witness history's most incredible moments and remarkable people.

New episodes each Monday.

Follow Noiser Podcasts on Twitter for updates on our shows.

    Pyramids

    Pyramids

    Sakkara, Egypt, 2,630BC. A man stands atop a structure of dizzying height as the final block grinds into place. For Imhotep, it is the culmination of his life’s work: a mountain made by man. He checks the joint while his workers wait in silence. Then, he gives a barely perceptible nod. It is done.
    Imhotep’s pyramid is the first, but more will come. Bigger pyramids, more beautiful pyramids, tombs filled with treasure, chambers inscribed with complex, sacred writings.
    But what motivated these ancient people to toil for decades over their vast monuments? What purpose did the structures serve? And what mysteries might still remain inside?
    This is a Short History of Pyramids.
    Written by Jo Furniss
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    • 57 min
    Introducing: Real Pirates

    Introducing: Real Pirates

    New Noiser Release. Starting today, unpack the epic dramas of history’s most infamous buccaneers. Real Pirates takes you right into the heart of the action with immersive storytelling and pulse-racing tales, charting the lives of the legendary men and women who roamed the oceans. Who really were they? What was life really like? Listen to an exclusive clip from the first episode right here, then search and follow Real Pirates for new episodes every Monday!
    Real Pirates is co-produced with Spotify and is exclusive - but free - on Spotify.
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    • 48 min
    William Wallace

    William Wallace

    Despised by the English, mistrusted by the Scottish nobles, revered by his countrymen: William Wallace is synonymous with the battle for Scottish freedom. But scratch away at the legend, and even the most basic details are disputed. Where he was born, who he married, what he did after his famous battle at Stirling Bridge. Thanks to the brutal nature of his death, he doesn’t even have a grave.
    What can we really know about the man immortalised by the poets? Was he anything like the warrior depicted in ‘Braveheart’? And what does his legacy tell us about the people of Scotland who idolize him to this day? This is a Short History of William Wallace.
    Written by Jo Furniss.
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    • 46 min
    The Samurai

    The Samurai

    After a bloody battle on September 22nd, 1877, Saigo Takamori and his loyal warriors pause on a hillside overlooking Kagoshima. They’ll never surrender, but they’re wounded, exhausted, massively outnumbered, and Saigo already knows how this will end. Because his noble Samurai army aren’t just fighting the Emperor’s gun-wielding forces. They’re fighting progress itself. And that’s a battle they cannot win. 
     
    But were the Samurai really a class of elite martial artists, driven by unbreakable codes of chivalry and loyalty? Or, behind the propaganda, just a self-important militia of romanticised thugs? This is a Short History of the Samurai. 
     
    Written by Joe Viner. 
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    • 55 min
    Introducing: History Daily - The Vote of Susan B. Anthony

    Introducing: History Daily - The Vote of Susan B. Anthony

    Introducing History Daily, the new show from Noiser, co-produced with Airship.
    Host Lindsay Graham (American Scandal, American History Tellers) takes you back in time to explore a momentous moment that happened ‘on this day’ in history.
    Find and follow 'History Daily' wherever you get your podcasts to get your daily dose of history.
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    • 18 min
    The Gunpowder Plot

    The Gunpowder Plot

    One night in November 1605, a man is discovered underneath England’s Houses of Parliament. And he’s got enough gunpowder with him to reduce it to rubble, with the King, his sons, and the entire government inside it. The Gunpowder plot is an epic tale of adventure and murderous revenge, a detective story complete with secrets, aliases, even an anonymous letter of betrayal. But who was really behind it? What drove the conspirators to attempt such an audacious act of terrorism? This is a Short History of the Gunpowder Plot. Written by Kate Simants. 
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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

RobotHunter77 ,

Amazing

Absolootly smashing I love it and real dictators and narcos :) sorry about my spelling I’m only 10

Sparkyboy1971 ,

Amazing Podcast

With the mix of story telling and facts from experts this show makes stand out.
Narrated brilliantly with captivating dialogue. I look forward to each new show every week… love it

Charlie Redmond ,

Excellent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Just a follow on from the brilliance that is ‘Dictators’

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