98 episodes

A daily history podcast attempting to entertain you through the Covid19 pandemic.

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    • 5.0, 12 Ratings

A daily history podcast attempting to entertain you through the Covid19 pandemic.

    #98 History Hack: Down the Pub

    #98 History Hack: Down the Pub

    Join us in the Mary Rose for another virtual debate. This week we veer from quantum physics and the historical probability of the Resurrection to the usual knob jokes and silliness in search of the most important moments in history.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    #97 History Hack: The Story of Gary Powers

    #97 History Hack: The Story of Gary Powers

    Francis Gary Powers Jr. joins us to discuss his fathers background, military career, and of course THAT incident over the Soviet Union. We also discuss life in prison, and the challenges of returning home to a mixed reception. 

    • 39 min
    #96 History Hack: Jerusalem

    #96 History Hack: Jerusalem

    Gilad Jaffe returns to talk to about the archaeology of Jerusalem. From Biblical to Islamic, it more than makes up for the fact that you can't go there... for now. 

    • 31 min
    #95 History Hack: Pole Position in memory of Witold Pilecki

    #95 History Hack: Pole Position in memory of Witold Pilecki

    This week sees the anniversary of the execution of Witold Pilecki. Jack Fairweather joins us to tell the story of the man who volunteered to go to Auschwitz, who fought for his country only to face persecution after the war at the hands of the Soviets. 

    • 45 min
    #94 History Hack: The Duchess's Lost Museum

    #94 History Hack: The Duchess's Lost Museum

    Maddy Pelling joins us to right a wrong and bring light to the Duchess of Portland and her contribution to museum history. Learn all about her massive collection, what happened to it on her death, and the influence it has on major museum collections today.

    • 40 min
    #93 History Hack: The Valley of the Kings

    #93 History Hack: The Valley of the Kings

    We can't go to Egypt but we can try and bring Ancient Egypt to you. Nigel Hetherington talks all about the Valley of the Kings and we discuss some of favourite Egyptian kings and queens.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

President Taft's Bathtub ,

Great stuff

Really wonderful program. Great hosts, top notch guests and good fun.

JDB21962 ,

BoB Fan now a History Hack Fan

Just found your podcast and immediately gravitated to the Band of Brothers episodes.
Listened to and loved the Historians episode and cannot wait to move through the others.
Thanks from Arizona, U.S.A.

Hey_linder ,

Clever content clever hosts

I’m lucky to have found History Hack. I’ve found it clever, sharp and diverse in subject matter and loving pub pods!
Looking forward to more. Making lockdown that much more doable.
Thanks to Alex and Alina!

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