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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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    Elitism in cricket: a history

    Elitism in cricket: a history

    Duncan Stone argues that classism and racism have held back England’s summer sport for decades
    Duncan Stone talks to Spencer Mizen about cricket’s history of elitism – a story that, he contends, has long seen the rich and powerful dominate the sport’s evolution and image.
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    Medieval masterclass 1: Imperium 410-750

    Medieval masterclass 1: Imperium 410-750

    Dan Jones takes listeners on a journey through early medieval Europe, beginning with the Roman empire in a state of collapse, rocked by a changing climate and mass migration. He speaks to David Musgrove about the superpowers that emerged in Rome’s wake: the so-called “barbarian” realms that laid the foundations for the European kingdoms, the state of Byzantium and the first Islamic empires.
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    • 59 min
    Cold war mind games

    Cold war mind games

    Martin Sixsmith speaks to Ellie Cawthorne about his book The War of Nerves, which explores the role of psychology in the Cold War, from propaganda and paranoia to a divided mindset and unpredictable decisions made by unstable leaders.

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    • 36 min
    America’s “Roaring Twenties”: everything you wanted to know

    America’s “Roaring Twenties”: everything you wanted to know

    Were the twenties really “roaring”? If so, who actually experienced the best of the era? And were the parties really as debauched as popular culture suggests? Speaking with Emily Briffett, historian Sarah Churchwell answers listener questions about life in the United States during the 1920s.
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    Escaping slavery in the American South

    Escaping slavery in the American South

    How can we reconstruct the experiences of enslaved people? Historian Shaun Wallace speaks to Ellie Cawthorne about his work on the Fugitive Slave Database, which uses newspaper adverts for fugitive enslaved people from the American South to reconstruct the stories of those who escaped from slavery.
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    • 34 min
    Munich: the real history behind the new film

    Munich: the real history behind the new film

    Author Robert Harris speaks to Ellie Cawthorne about Munich: The Edge of War, the new Netflix film adapted from his 2017 historical novel Munich. They discuss the real history behind the 1938 Munich conference, the challenges of reassessing Neville Chamberlain, and what it’s like seeing your book adapted for the screen.
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

Chess fan1234 ,

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This is an important podcast with news that’s ahead of the curve. And excellent. I’m thinking of the interview with Tim Snyder about his book Black Earth about the holocaust. And literally scores of other episodes. The simplistic ledger sheet view of history cracks me up, yet somehow doesn’t keep the guests from divulging great stories and thoughtful insights. The counter factual questions are flat out dumb, but… same as the ledger sheet issue. The end result is always interesting and worth your time. Give it a listen.

cathyeide ,

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I dearly love all the BBC history documentaries and wouldn’t mind paying but don’t understand is it per documentary or series or per whole History Extra?
Secondly, do you have to go through Apple Pay? I don’t want them to have my credit card info just want to pay directly.

PeterPonyClement ,

Good show generally but…

Too much woke revisionist History angle on various episodes. Disappointing.

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