83 episodes

The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past.

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    • History
    • 4.7 • 1.4K Ratings

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The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Zheng Yi Sao

    Zheng Yi Sao

    Greg Jenner and guests Ria Lina and Prof Ronald C. Po navigate the life of one of the most successful pirates to have ever lived, Zheng Yi Sao. During the 18th century Qing dynasty, she led a huge and feared army of pirates, all without a parrot on her shoulder.

    Research: Will Clayton
    Script: Emma Nagouse, Will Clayton and Greg Jenner
    Project manager: Siefe Miyo
    Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez

    • 53 min
    Mary Wollstonecraft

    Mary Wollstonecraft

    Greg Jenner and his guests Dr Corin Throsby and Cariad Lloyd discuss the life and legacy of Mary Wollstonecraft. Mary was a successful ghostwriter, an advocate of human rights and a witty book critic who navigated the tumultuous 'Reign of Terror' in France, a treasure hunt and multiple heartbreaks. She is regarded by many as the 'mother of feminism', in large part due to her ground-breaking book, The Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

    Research: Chris Wakefield and Rosanna Evans
    Script: Emma Nagouse, Chris Wakefield and Greg Jenner
    Project manager: Siefe Miyo
    Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez

    • 53 min
    The History of Ice Cream

    The History of Ice Cream

    Greg Jenner and his guests Dr Annie Gray and Richard Osman get the inside scoop on the history of our favourite frozen food while packing in as many of their 'flavourite' ice cream puns as possible (final count: 15!). They savour the dubiously 'legendairy' origins of frozen cream dishes, explore some weird early flavours (including whale vomit!), and discover how ice cream went from glamorous luxury to dangerous health risk. Plus Dr Annie teaches us how to make our own ice cream in the Nuance Window!

    Research: Chris Wakefield
    Script: Emma Nagouse, Chris Wakefield and Greg Jenner
    Project management: Siefe Miyo
    Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez

    • 51 min
    Mary Seacole

    Mary Seacole

    Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Gretchen Gerzina and comedian Nathan Caton to delve into the extraordinary life and adventures of the 19th-century celebrity, Mary Seacole. Mary was born and raised in Jamaica and rose to fame as a businesswoman and a volunteer nurse during the Crimean War. The episode explores her childhood of practising healing techniques on her pets, the perils of Panama, her experience of cholera, how she dealt with racists, the risks of running a business in a warzone and why she loved being famous.

    Research: Hannah McKenzie
    Script: Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Project management: Siefe Miyo
    Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez

    • 53 min
    Disability in the Ancient World

    Disability in the Ancient World

    Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Rosie Jones and historian Dr Jane Draycott to discuss stories of disability from over a thousand years of history, including people with disabilities excelling on the battlefield and others with very well-dressed guide dogs.

    Research: Kierri Price
    Script: Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Project manager: Siefe Miyo
    Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez

    • 59 min
    Owain Glyndŵr

    Owain Glyndŵr

    Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Elis James and historian Dr Kathryn Hurlock to explore the life and political career of medieval Welsh rebel Owain Glyndŵr, the last Welsh-born Prince of Wales, who led an uprising against English rule. It’s an extraordinary tale of war, vengeance, poetry, annoying next-door neighbours, top-notch gardens and probably a lot of damp and drizzly battlefield action (and inaction). Plus Greg squeezes in an obligatory Tottenham Hotspur reference.

    Research: Kierri Price
    Script: Emma Nagouse, Kierri Price and Greg Jenner
    Project manager: Siefe Miyo
    Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Maluhfaluff ,

My Favorite

This is my favorite podcast. As an American in New York I had never heard of it before a lengthy search to find a good history podcast. So glad I finally found it because I absolutely love it and look forward to new episodes every week. The unconventional format has a different comedian each episode (some have recurring appearances) listen to and remark upon a history lesson taught by an expect in the topic being discussed. Greg introduces the topic and moderates the discussion throughout. Surprisingly, this makes for a perfect storytelling format. Each episode really captures the imagination and is very informative. It is also SO FUNNY. Thanks Greg and co.

NbptMax ,

Live It!

This is my first ever podcast review and I’m grateful to the BBC for supporting this program. It’s a wonderful gift to learn and laugh so much with each episode!

emsimes ,

Funny, informative, and all around great podcast!

I learn so much from each episode about historical figures who are well-known and not as well-known to me.
Greg is a great host and the comedians and historians always blend well together.
Keep up the great work! 👏🏼

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