52 episodes

History is everywhere in popular culture. But the truth is harder to find.

On the Record is a podcast by The National Archives of the UK that takes a closer look at the stories you think you know. At The National Archives, we are the guardians of more than 11 million historical government and public records spanning a thousand years of British history. These original documents hold thousands of incredible stories...if you know where to look.

Follow us on Twitter @UkNatArchives

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

History is everywhere in popular culture. But the truth is harder to find.

On the Record is a podcast by The National Archives of the UK that takes a closer look at the stories you think you know. At The National Archives, we are the guardians of more than 11 million historical government and public records spanning a thousand years of British history. These original documents hold thousands of incredible stories...if you know where to look.

Follow us on Twitter @UkNatArchives

    Show Notes: Series 7 - Fashion and Nightlife

    Show Notes: Series 7 - Fashion and Nightlife

    The 1920s: Fashion and Nightlife

    The 1920s: Fashion and Nightlife

    In this episode, fashion historian Amber Butchart discusses the fashion movements of the 1920s, from rising hemlines to ready-to-wear fashion. Then we tell the story of Kate Meyrick, the Soho Nightclub Queen. Meyrick’s popular clubs were frequently raided, and the records of those raids reveal a lot about what a night out in London was like one hundred years ago.
    For a transcript and information about the documents used in this episode visit our show notes: https://bit.ly/1920sep3
    To tie in with the release of the 1921 Census of England and Wales in January 2022, our 20sPeople programme explores and shares stories connecting the people of the 1920s with us in the 2020s. This exciting programme includes our new 1920s-themed exhibition in Kew.
    Listeners, we need your help to make this podcast better! We need to know a bit more about you and what themes you’re interested in. Visit: smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ontherecord/

    • 33 min
    Show Notes: Series 7 - Migration and Health

    Show Notes: Series 7 - Migration and Health

    The 1920s: Migration and Public Health

    The 1920s: Migration and Public Health

    In this episode, we continue our whirlwind tour through the 1920s by introducing you to some of the fascinating people and movements of the era.
    We tell the story of two men trying to make a better life in England. Then, in the aftermath of World War I and a deadly influenza pandemic, we look at efforts to improve public health and morality.
    To tie in with the release of the 1921 Census of England and Wales in January 2022, our 20sPeople programme explores and shares stories connecting the people of the 1920s with us in the 2020s. This exciting programme includes our new 1920s-themed exhibition in Kew.
    For a transcript and information about the documents used in this episode visit our show notes: https://bit.ly/1920sep2
    Listeners, we need your help to make this podcast better! We need to know a bit more about you and what themes you’re interested in. Visit: smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ontherecord/

    • 33 min
    Show Notes: Series 7 - Beyond the Roar

    Show Notes: Series 7 - Beyond the Roar

    The 1920s: Beyond the Roar

    The 1920s: Beyond the Roar

    In this first episode, historian Kate Williams looks at the era's tensions and shifting values, revealing social progress and a spirit of innovation coexisting with immense poverty and unrest; then we look at the political landscape of the 1920s and meet the first women in government. 
    To tie in with the release of the 1921 Census of England and Wales in January 2022, our 20sPeople programme explores and shares stories connecting the people of the 1920s with us in the 2020s. This exciting programme includes our new 1920s-themed exhibition in Kew.  
    For a transcript and information about the documents used in this episode visit our show notes: https://bit.ly/1920sep1
    Listeners, we need your help to make this podcast better! We need to know a bit more about you and what themes you’re interested in. Visit: smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ontherecord/

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Sylvan biker ,

On the record The national archives

Well done. Information I never heard before presented w just the right amount of suspense. Well written, story form and extremely engaging. I can only imagine the wealth of information this podcasts has access to for years of enlightening stories. If you love history and inside information this one is for you.

Katey L. ,

Can’t wait!

After hearing the trailer, I cannot wait to hear the first season of this podcast!

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