95 episodes

The comedy podcast that takes history seriously. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past.

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    • 4.7 • 1.7K Ratings

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The comedy podcast that takes history seriously. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    The Terracotta Army

    The Terracotta Army

    Greg Jenner is joined in Ancient China by Prof Julia Lovell and special guest Phil Wang as they take a close look at The Terracotta Army. In 1974, a family of farmers made arguably the greatest ever archaeological discovery when they unearthed arrowheads and fragments of terracotta whilst digging a well. Join us as we explore one of the most astounding mausoleum sites in the world; so large, in fact, that much of it still remains to be explored.

    You’re Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4.

    Research by Jon Mason
    Written by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner with Jon Mason
    Produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow
    Project Management: Isla Matthews
    Audio Producer: Abi Paterson

    • 56 min
    Black Georgian England

    Black Georgian England

    Host Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Gretchen Gerzina and special guest Kwame Asante in Georgian England as they meet some of the leading figures of Black History. With communities thriving in London and the port cities of England, we take a look at some of the amazing life stories of the time. From writers, musicians, sailors, heirs and heiresses, we examine how vital their work was in preserving the lived experience of Black people in Georgian England.

    You’re Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4
    Research by Genevieve Johnson-Smith
    Written by Emma Nagouse, Genevieve Johnson-Smith, Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow and Greg Jenner.
    Produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow
    Project Management: Isla Matthews
    Audio Producer: Abi Paterson

    • 56 min
    Julius Caesar’s Rise To Power

    Julius Caesar’s Rise To Power

    Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Shushma Malik and Ahir Shah as they travel back to Ancient Rome to meet one of history’s biggest names, Julius Caesar. With a name so good his family used it multiple times, for every relative, we follow the rise to power of the man who would one day become Dictator of Rome.

    You’re Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4.

    Research by Bethan Davies
    Written and produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow
    Project Management: Isla Matthews
    Audio Producer: Abi Paterson

    • 57 min
    Julie d'Aubigny

    Julie d'Aubigny

    Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Sara Barker and returning special guest Catherine Bohart to travel back to 17th-century France and meet the notorious Julie d'Aubigny. Hers is an extraordinary story that includes duels, an elaborate escape plot and multiple affairs. But with a distinct lack of reliable sources for evidence, can Greg and his guests sort fact from fiction and piece together the details of this legendary life?

    You’re Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4.

    Research by Bethan Davies and Dr Kelly Gardiner
    Written and produced by Emma Nagouse, Greg Jenner and Bethan Davies
    Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow
    Project Management: Isla Matthews
    Audio Producer: Abi Paterson

    • 57 min
    Istanbul in the Ottoman Golden Age

    Istanbul in the Ottoman Golden Age

    Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Ebru Boyar and special guest Sue Perkins as they travel back 500 years to explore the Ottoman Empire. They take a look at the cultural richness and diversity of Istanbul through the ages, from law and order to what your sartorial choices said about you. Why was physical proximity to the throne vital for a son of a sultan and what surprising activity used to be enjoyed by the fearsome Ottoman Soldiers? They’ll even take you to a Grand Circumcision Festival!

    You’re Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4.

    Research by Claudia Treacher and Genevieve Johnson-Smith
    Written and produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow
    Project Management: Siefe Miyo and Isla Matthews
    Audio Producer: Abi Paterson

    • 56 min
    Captain Cook's First Voyage

    Captain Cook's First Voyage

    Greg Jenner is joined in the 18th century by historian Dr Katherine Parker and comedian James Nokise on a maiden voyage across the Pacific Ocean with Captain Cook. Join us as we discover why Tahititi is always a good idea, how many men you can fit on a ship built for only fifteen and how the exceptional art of Polynesian navigation techniques led to the creation of the first maps of the area.

    You’re Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4.

    Research by Claudia Treacher and Rosanna Evans
    Written and produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow
    Project Management: Siefe Miyo and Isla Matthews
    Audio Producer: Abi Paterson

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

susydher ,

Love It

You’re Dead to Me is one of my favorite podcasts ever. Most of the time, the way people teach history makes it boring, but this is a great format to keep you interested and make the facts stick in your brain. I’ve been recommending the podcast to everyone who will listen, so I decided it’s high time I also give it a review.

Lococonutman ,

Enlightening with laughters

Been an avid lister from the start. But the Captain Cook episode really moved me - not because of the British explorer, but by the Polynesian navigator Tupaia. So glad you bring to light his brilliance!

m$ehhxheudhhxhndhhhx ,

Good podcast

Ive been listening for a long time and would like to know, what is the piano theme song in the introduction?

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