50 episodes

History's Most is a podcast that delves into interesting, under-reported and controversial topics in history and applies superlatives to them. We deep dive headfirst into a variety of topics, from history's most guilty man, to the most disasterous voyage, to complicated wars and confusing politicians.

History's Most Alexander Clifford and Peter Daisley

    • History
    • 4.3 • 26 Ratings

History's Most is a podcast that delves into interesting, under-reported and controversial topics in history and applies superlatives to them. We deep dive headfirst into a variety of topics, from history's most guilty man, to the most disasterous voyage, to complicated wars and confusing politicians.

    47. The Museum of the Wood Age (ft. Max Adams)

    47. The Museum of the Wood Age (ft. Max Adams)

    In this episode, we talk to Max Adams about his new book, The Museum of the Wood Age. We discuss the relationship and history between humanity and wood, from the invention and use of the wheel, to the mysterious prehistoric monument of Seahenge on the Norfolk coast, and much more.
    Thanks so much to Max for coming back on the show! Find his new book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Museum-Wood-Age-Max-Adams/dp/1788543505
    Check out our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKgw4BF6xHrYMizb-l1vYkQ
    Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/historysmost
    Our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/729271677922830
    Thank you to our Executive Producers: Barney, Marc Frost, Justus Ebel, and Tony Turrin, to all our Patrons, and to all our listeners.
    Artwork: Seahenge, Holme Next The Sea, Norfolk - Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: N990007

    • 1 hr 9 min
    History's Most Special: Ludendorff and Hindenburg

    History's Most Special: Ludendorff and Hindenburg

    In the first episode of 2022, we discuss some of the topics seen in Alex's new book Hindenburg, Ludendorff & Hitler, including Erich Ludendorff's post-war writings and memoirs, which allow for a glimpse into his mental state following the harrowing defeat of World War I. As well, we examine Paul von Hindenburg's close relationship with Hitler and the Nazis after they took power, and debunk some popular thoughts about Hindenburg and the Nazis.
    Check out Alex's new book here: https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Hindenburg-Ludendorff-and-Hitler-Hardback/p/20139
    Check out our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKgw4BF6xHrYMizb-l1vYkQ
    Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/historysmost
    Our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/729271677922830
    Thank you to our Executive Producers: Marc Frost, Justus Ebel, and Tony Turrin, to all our Patrons, and to all our listeners.
    Artwork: Paul V. Hindenburg, Erich Ludendorff, Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1970-073-47 CC-BY-SA 3.0

    • 1 hr
    45. History's Most Holiday Special: Islands and Micronations (ft. Freddy Clifford)

    45. History's Most Holiday Special: Islands and Micronations (ft. Freddy Clifford)

    We're back! In this episode, we are joined by Alex's brother Freddy to have a discussion about the history of some of the most isolated, sparsely populated, and unique places on the planet. From the world's most remote island in the South Atlantic, to an island in the South Pacific inhabited by direct descendants of the Mutiny on the Bounty, to a bizarre 'nation' off the coast of England, this episode of History's Most is full of interesting stories.
    Thanks so much to Freddy for coming on the show!
    Check out Alex's new book here: https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Hindenburg-Ludendorff-and-Hitler-Hardback/p/20139
    Check out our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKgw4BF6xHrYMizb-l1vYkQ
    Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/historysmost
    Our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/729271677922830
    Thank you to our Executive Producers: Tom McCool, Justus Ebel, and Tony Turrin, to all our Patrons, and to all our listeners.
    Music: We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Instrumental Jazz) by E's Jammy Jams
    Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

    • 1 hr 42 min
    History's Most Mysterious Religion

    History's Most Mysterious Religion

    In this episode, we are joined by author, historian, and archaeologist, Dr. Matthew McCarty, for a discussion about one of the most enigmatic religions ever: Mithraism. A religion in stark contrast to the other contemporaries, Mithraism was often practiced in small, dark temples as opposed wide open spaces, and generally, each temple had a relatively small number of worshippers. From its origins in Zoroastrianism, to its spread across Europe and the Middle East, to its downfall and more, we investigate what makes Mithraism History's Most Mysterious Religion.
    Thanks so much to Matthew for coming on the show!
    Check out our new video series The Crisis, on our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKgw4BF6xHrYMizb-l1vYkQ
    Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/historysmost
    Our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/729271677922830
    Thank you to our Executive Producers: Tom McCool, Justus Ebel, Jeremy Marcoux, and Tony Turrin, to all our Patrons, and to all our listeners.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    History's Most Misunderstood Defeat

    History's Most Misunderstood Defeat

    In this episode, we are joined by historian, professor, and author of the book France in the Second World War, Chris Millington. With him, we take a deep, reevaluating look at the 1940 fall of France, questioning the popular narrative of French cowardice, lack of preparation, and inferior military capability as being the reasons for their defeat.
    From internal struggles amongst generals, to recognizing that it was not just a French failure, but rather an Allied failure, to looking at how the events during the Summer of 1940 impacted politics around the world in the years after, we explore what makes the fall of France History's Most Misunderstood Defeat.
    Thanks so much to Chris for coming on the show! Find his book, France in the Second World War, here: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/france-in-the-second-world-war-9781350094970
    Check out our new video series The Crisis, on our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKgw4BF6xHrYMizb-l1vYkQ
    Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/historysmost
    Our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/729271677922830
    Thank you to our Executive Producers: Tom McCool, Justus Ebel, Jeremy Marcoux, and Tony Turrin, to all our Patrons, and to all our listeners.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Announcement: New Video Series

    Announcement: New Video Series

    Hi everyone! We're starting a new video series over on our YouTube channel about Britain's 1931 crisis called The Crisis. In it, we'll be looking at the key figures involved, the decisions they made, and the events as they happened, week by week, and sometimes day by day.
    And don't worry: this Podcast will be continuing alongside the video series!
    We hope you'll enjoy it.
    Check out the first episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUb1yniPOxM

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

JJHinAsia ,

Really good chemistry

I usually do not enjoy duo history podcasts. They usually come across as very scripted and sound off. This one doesn’t do that. The chemistry between the two hosts is as good as the history they cover. Which is great! I really like the deep dives they go into with their subjects, the pace is great and I learn about individuals who may get less attention in broader history podcasts.

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History’s most

Guaranteed to cure insomnia!

Jaume Palau ,

Outstanding history podcast.

Original, well made and with great stories!

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