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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.

Luister op Apple Podcasts
Vereist abonnement en macOS 11.4 of nieuwer

    Queen of Sheba

    Queen of Sheba

    In this episode, Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Jillian Stinchcomb and comedian Sadia Azmat to learn all about the legendary Queen of Sheba. From her first appearance in the Hebrew Bible, the Queen of Sheba has fascinated Jewish, Muslim and Christian writers. But do we know anything about her as a historical figure? And how has her story been told, used and reinterpreted throughout history? This episode traces the legends written about the Queen of Sheba across Europe, Africa and the Middle East from 600 BCE to today, exploring the ambiguous and contradictory depictions of her as a wise and powerful ruler, an exoticised and seductive woman, the founding member of an Ethiopian royal dynasty, and a possible half-demon!
    Research by: Jon Mason
    Written by: Jon Mason, 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

    • 54 min.
    History of Bollywood

    History of Bollywood

    In this episode, Greg Jenner is joined by Professor Sunny Singh and broadcaster Poppy Jay to learn all about the history of Indian cinema, colloquially known as Bollywood. Filmmaking technology arrived in India in 1896, only six months after the Lumiere brothers debuted their invention in Paris. Nowadays, over 700 films are released in India every year, and it is the most popular cinema in the world, reaching over a billion more viewers a year than Hollywood. From the first Indian film in 1913, through the arrival of 'talkies' and colour in the 1930s, to its incredible success today, this episode explores the vibrant history of Bollywood, and the way it has reflected and shaped modern Indian society and politics.
    Research by: Madeleine Bracey
    Written by: 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

    • 57 min.
    Simón Bolívar

    Simón Bolívar

    In this episode, Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Francisco Eissa-Barroso and comedian Katie Green to learn all about the complicated life and legacy of nineteenth-century South American revolutionary leader Simón Bolívar. Bolívar liberated six modern countries from Spanish colonial rule, but also had himself appointed president for life, and argued that popular elections had led to the failure of earlier revolutions. Taking in Bolívar’s political philosophy, scandalous personal relationships, and constant military struggles to liberate and unify South America, this episode explores the life, times, and legend of this complex man.

    Hosted by: Greg Jenner
    Research by: Roxy Moore
    Written by: 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

    • 56 min.
    Madam C.J. Walker

    Madam C.J. Walker

    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 nineteenth-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.

    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

    • 57 min.
    Pythagoras

    Pythagoras

    In this episode, Greg Jenner is joined by Professor Edith Hall and comedian Desiree Burch to learn all 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! Taking in his beliefs about reincarnation, his possible divine parentage, and the cult he might have started, this episode explores the myths and legends that grew up in the ancient world about Pythagoras’s life in the centuries after his death.

    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

    • 57 min.
    The Bloomsbury Group

    The Bloomsbury Group

    For the 100th episode, 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 twentieth 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.

    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

    • 1 u. 1 min.

Klantrecensies

4,8 van 5
181 beoordelingen

181 beoordelingen

cijia123 ,

My favorite podcast!

It’s educational, it’s fun! Can’t wait for the next episode!

Lieneke01 ,

Absolutely brilliant!

This is by far my favorite podcast available. Indepth yet accessible, very funny yet educational, nuanced yet to the point, well researched yet controversial… I could go on forever recommending this podcast!
Greg is both a skilled historian as well as a talented entertainer AND a respectful and brilliant host.
And Yes, I am a historian by training, yet never got to work in the field of history or research. However, this podcast really revived my love for history and storytelling.
Please keep making this podcast, there are still so many topics and themes to explore that I’d love your perspective on!

jjjlcjs ,

Change the music please!!!

Show is great, but the music is ridiculous. Off-putting. I skip episodes because I cannot tolerate the sounds to get to the substance.

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