23 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.

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    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings

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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Ernest Shackleton

    Ernest Shackleton

    Antarctica, October 1915. 1200 miles from civilisation, Ernest Shackleton watches from the ice as his ship finally crumples. To survive, he and his 27 men must now undertake an epic, death-defying journey, amid impossibly harsh conditions. Shackleton’s expedition is one of history’s greatest tales of human endurance. But what went so badly wrong? And with no hope of rescue, how will they make it home to tell the tale?
    This is a Short History of Ernest Shackleton.
    Written by James Benmore.
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    • 59 min
    The Christmas Truce

    The Christmas Truce

    It’s Christmas eve, 1914. On the Western Front, a British soldier peers out across No Man’s Land. A sound catches his attention – not artillery fire, but music. The enemy are singing Silent Night. The Christmas Truce of 1914 remains a unique historical anomaly. But how did these sworn enemies set down their weapons and meet as friends? What does the truce reveal about the First World War? This is a Short History of the Christmas Truce.
    Written by Duncan Barrett
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    • 44 min
    The Roman Republic

    The Roman Republic

    March 15th, 44BC. Despite ill omens, Julius Caesar approaches the Theatre of Pompey. But the men inside have sworn an oath. To save the Republic from the hands of this self-styled ‘perpetual dictator’, Caesar must die. But where did the Republic start? How did it transform Rome from a small town into a superpower? And what made its government, so determinedly against autocracy, pass the tipping point into a dictatorship?
    This is a Short History of the Roman Republic.
    Written by Kate Simants
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    • 1 hr
    The Pirate Queen

    The Pirate Queen

    It’s November 28th, 1809. The Imperial fleet in Tung Chung Bay is aflame. But the crew of Zheng I Sao’s ship watch on and cheer. This is the greatest victory of the Pirate Queen, scourge of the South China Sea. At its peak, her fleet was more than twice the size of the Spanish Armada. But who was Zheng I Sao? How did she become one of the most successful pirates of all time? And why did she go under the radar for so long?
    This is a Short History of The Pirate Queen.
    Written by Joel Duddell
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    • 47 min
    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

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