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Short History Of... is the podcast series hosted by John Hopkins. Each week, we'll transport you back in time to witness history's most incredible moments and remarkable people. New episodes Mondays.

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Short History Of..‪.‬ Noiser

    • History
    • 4.9 • 92 Ratings

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Short History Of... continues to be available for free wherever you get your shows.

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Short History Of... is the podcast series hosted by John Hopkins. Each week, we'll transport you back in time to witness history's most incredible moments and remarkable people. New episodes Mondays.

Follow Noiser Podcasts on Twitter @Noiser_Podcasts for updates on our shows.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Hindenburg Disaster (Subscriber only episode)

    The Hindenburg Disaster (Subscriber only episode)

    This is a bonus episode for Noiser+ subscribers. Short History Of…continues to be available weekly for free wherever you get your shows.

    Considered a marvel of engineering, the hydrogen-filled Hindenburg airship was intended to revolutionise air travel. It was the pride of Nazi Germany. But when it erupted into flames on its approach to Lakehurst, New Jersey, the glamorous age of the zeppelin came to a sudden and fiery end.So what is the tale behind that iconic, blazing image?

    This is a Short History of the Hindenburg Disaster.

    A Noiser production, written by Joe Viner.

    The Mongol Empire

    The Mongol Empire

    In the late Middle Ages, the Mongol Empire became the largest the world had ever seen. At its peak, maybe 100 million people lived under its banner, led by the Great Khans of the Asian steppe. But what unified the first disparate, nomadic clans? Who was the real Genghis Khan, and how did his empire fair after his death? And what caused the downfall of this once seemingly unstoppable civilisation? 
    This is a Short History of the Mongol Empire.
    Written by Dan Smith. With thanks to Professor Timothy May of the University of North Georgia.
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    • 56 min
    Featuring: Scotland Yard Confidential - The Hatton Garden Heist

    Featuring: Scotland Yard Confidential - The Hatton Garden Heist

    Featuring Scotland Yard Confidential, the podcast that enters the minds of some of the greatest detectives in history - real-life sleuths who would give Sherlock Holmes a run for his money. In this taster episode, follow the story of the Hatton Garden Heist - one of the most daring diamond heists in British History. With potentially 40 million pounds worth of jewels missing, Scotland Yard's elite robbery and organized crime unit, the Flying Squad - was put on the case...
    Scotland Yard Confidential is a Spotify Original and available exclusively on Spotify.
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    • 57 min
    The Real Peaky Blinders

    The Real Peaky Blinders

    Between the 1890s and 1910s, the British city of Birmingham was in the grip of a gang: the Peaky Blinders. Their crimes – from stone-throwing and petty assault to murder – were unpredictable and senseless, and the police seemed powerless to stop it. So what’s the true story behind the legend that inspired the hit TV series? Were they really champions of the working class, their activities underpinned by codes of loyalty and morality? Or was theirs simply a reign of terror, marked by dishonour and violence?
    This is a Short History of The Real Peaky Blinders.
    Written by Luke Kuhns. With thanks to Professor Carl Chinn, social historian and author of Peaky Blinders: The Real Story
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    • 41 min
    Queen Elizabeth the Second, Part 2 of 2 (Repeat)

    Queen Elizabeth the Second, Part 2 of 2 (Repeat)

    To mark the passing of the Queen, Noiser brings you this episode from the archive of Short History Of…
    As the Queen’s family life became more complex, the relationship between palace and press intensified. But balancing the need for security and privacy against her very public responsibilities was never simple. So who was the real woman beneath the crown? How did she respond to the dark years of her reign, or the grief of losing her beloved husband? And how will history remember her?
    A Noiser production, written by Jo Furniss. With thanks to Dr Tracy Norman, author of Crown and Sceptre; and Dr Tessa Dunlop, author of Army Girls
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    • 53 min
    Queen Elizabeth the Second, Part 1 of 2 (Repeat)

    Queen Elizabeth the Second, Part 1 of 2 (Repeat)

    To mark the passing of the Queen, Noiser brings you this episode from the archive of Short History Of…
    Spanning seventy years, Queen Elizabeth II’s reign saw the world change beyond recognition. And from her earliest public appearances representing the King to her roles as sister, wife, mother and mother-in-law, she was never far from the headlines. But what was life like for the young princess, who dreamed of a baby brother to take the throne instead? How did she modernise an ancient role to fit a changing world, while managing a family so often overshadowed by scandal?
    A Noiser production, written by Jo Furniss. With thanks to Dr Tracy Norman, author of Crown and Sceptre; and Dr Tessa Dunlop, author of Army Girls.
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

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