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The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com

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    • 4.4, 1.2K Ratings

The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Mpozniak ,

Disappointed in one episode

I just listened to the podcast about Roman politics. I will preface this by saying: one, I normally love this podcast. Two, I am from the United States. Three, I am a pretty moderate person in terms of politics, both my views and actions. Having said all that, this guest was rude, snarky, biased, and seemed to think he was very clever with his backhanded put downs of President Trump. Honestly, is there no where I can go now where I can escape snotty politics? There was a very easy way to draw parallels to today’s politics without being snarky. In my opinion, as soon as you start showing bias and snottiness, you lose a certain amount of credibility, especially as an historian. What a disappointment, especially because this was otherwise a very interesting and informative podcast topic.

tian1191 ,

Great for history lovers, frustrating voice

The podcast is great for history lovers, really gets into the nitty gritty of things. My one frustration is that Rob Attar’s voice is not very apt for podcast listening. At 2x speed I often have to go back and slow down to understand what he is saying. His already thick English accent is mixed in with a nasal/lisp-esq sound (without an actual lisp)which makes it not very conducive to understanding at higher speeds, which is of course the only way to listen to podcasts. Maybe he can get the BBC to pay for voice lessons, because other than that he’s great!

sledxl ,

Great information

I agree that there can be some sub optimal audio but presenters and guests are so interesting and chosen for content rather than their voices and delivery polish which is mostly the way I prefer it.
Highly recommended for a very wide variety of historical research and topics

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