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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.

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    • 4.1 • 9 Ratings

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.

    The History of Fandom, 1700-1900 (Live)

    The History of Fandom, 1700-1900 (Live)

    Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Corin Throsby and Stuart Goldsmith to look at early cultural fandom in the 18th and 19th centuries. Although many consider Beatlemania to be the start of what is now considered fan culture, Greg and his guests consider some much earlier and often hilarious examples of the birth of fandom. This episode was recorded live at the 2022 Hay Festival.

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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Medieval Animals

    Medieval Animals

    Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Tim Wingard and Kiri Pritchard-McLean to look at what we know about animals in medieval Europe. From hunting and farming to companionship and entertainment, animals have long been a part of our culture but how did the beliefs and treatment of animals by our medieval ancestors inform our societal values today? And just how do you lick a bear into shape?!

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

    • 58 min
    Ibn Battuta

    Ibn Battuta

    Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Amira Bennison and Nabil Abdulrashid in medieval Morocco to meet the globetrotter Ibn Battuta. This 14th-century traveller covered a mind-boggling 73,000 miles and is the author of arguably one of the world’s most famous travel logs.

    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: Max Bower

    • 55 min
    The History of Timekeeping

    The History of Timekeeping

    Greg Jenner is joined by Dr David Rooney and Desiree Burch at the literal beginning of time to explore the history of timekeeping. Covering everything from the origins of timekeeping to time in space, we even learn how you can smell the time! Above all, we finally find out who you can blame for daylight savings and the real reason it was invented.

    You’re Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4.
    Research by Rosie Rich
    Written by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow
    Project Management: Isla Matthews
    Audio Producer: Steve Hankey

    • 57 min
    Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba

    Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba

    Greg Jenner is joined in 17th-century West Africa by Dr Daniel F. Silva and Athena Kugblenu to meet the warrior queen, Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba. One of the most formidable queens in history, Njinga lived a tumultuous life and was able to defy Portuguese colonial rule for decades. For such a successful ruler, not much is known about her. Much of what is said about her in European and Western stories paints a picture of a cold-hearted, bloodthirsty warlord. But how much of that is true?

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

    Research by Rosie Rich
    Written by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner with Rosie Rich
    Produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow
    Project Management: Isla Matthews
    Audio Producer: Max Bower

    • 56 min
    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

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