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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.

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    • 4.7 • 61 Ratings

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.

    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
    Paul Robeson

    Paul Robeson

    Greg Jenner, comedian Desiree Burch and Prof Shana L. Redmond from Columbia University discuss the astonishing life and legacy of Paul Robeson: the epitome of the American Renaissance man. Famous for his unparalleled bass-baritone voice and relentless struggle for civil rights, Robeson was an exceptional athlete, actor, singer, scholar and civil rights activist who the American government persecuted during the McCarthy era.

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

    • 52 min
    Çatalhöyük and the Neolithic Revolution

    Çatalhöyük and the Neolithic Revolution

    Greg Jenner and his guests explore the amazing prehistoric site of Çatalhöyük as we learn about the Neolithic Revolution of the Middle East. What is so special about Çatalhöyük and why did prehistoric hunter-gatherers decide to settle down with pottery, pals and porridge?

    In archaeology corner this week is Dr Lindsay Der from the University of Victoria in Canada and in comedy corner is the fantastically funny Mike Wozniak.

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

    • 53 min
    Sake Dean Mahomed

    Sake Dean Mahomed

    Greg Jenner and his guests examine the life of Sake Dean Mahomed who introduced curry, shampooing and therapeutic massage to 19th-century England. He grew up under colonial rule, but Sake Dean Mahomed ended up living in Brighton until the age of 92 and counted members of the Royal Family among his many clients. Greg's guests in this episode are Dr Arunima Datta from Idaho State University and the comedian and podcast host Eshaan Akbar.

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

    • 52 min
    Medieval Science

    Medieval Science

    Greg Jenner and his guests look at a range of scientific discoveries spanning 1000 years of history, widely known as the medieval period. How were knowledge and scientific findings shared across a world with its countless languages and regions before the internet? Greg is joined by Dr Seb Falk and comedian Josie Long to look at some of the weird and wonderful advancements of the period which we still use today.

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

    • 54 min
    The History of High Heels

    The History of High Heels

    High heels have been around since as early as the 10th century. Today we see them as a cornerstone of footwear fashion, with models strutting their stuff on the catwalk in heels of varying colours and styles. But how has this impractical, even masochistic piece of design become so gender-specific and has it always been this way? Greg Jenner discusses the history of high-heeled shoes with Dr Elizabeth Semmelhack from the Bata Shoe Museum and with returning comedian Lauren Pattison.

    See photos of the shoes discussed: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09w4wgl/

    Produced by Cornelius Mendez
    Script by Emma Nagouse, Harry Prance and Greg Jenner
    Research by Harry Prance

    • 52 min

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4.7 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

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Would’ve got 6 stars if it was on Spotify!

Would’ve got 6 stars if it was on Spotify!

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