We're history nerds and journalists, and we love people - so we've combined the three! Join Billy and Anna and their weekly guest as they chat each week about history's best and worst, those who've set off ripples that we still feel today. Follow us: @BTFPPod, or got any comments or suggestions for upcoming episodes? Write to us firstname.lastname@example.org! Music kindly provided by Kabbalistic Village. Produced by Anna Staufenberg.
SEASON TWO: Buddha
Siddhartha Gautama was born where Nepal now is around 500 BCE. More than 2000 years later, are there many people who've really had more impact on the way we are, think and live than him? Have a warming, meditative, relaxing etc etc etc start to BFTP's second season - we are so excited to be BACK!
Adventurer, trailblazer and record-breaking pilot, Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, but disappeared in her attempt to cross the globe in 1937. Join Billy and Anna's romp through the conspiracy theories that have popped up about her disappearance (some less convincing), and think about her impact on the world of aviation. Also she had excellent freckles. But: has it gone too far? Has her legacy overshadowed other fantastic women in history?
Victorian man JRR Tolkein became known as the father of high fantasy because of the epic world he created in Middle Earth. For BFTP's 20th episode, Billy and Anna chat a lot about hobbits, a lot about Harry Potter, a lot about the moral corruptibility of humans, and Billy can't help but get his nerd on.
Billy and I are so happy to be back together in the same room this week, and for this episode we're getting SUSPICIOUS. Who knew the Illuminati was an actual group, formed in Bavaria in the late 1700s? Join Anna and Billy to trace their journey through to the 21st century, where we chat about the Illuminati conspiracy theory in its modern format.
Walking talking human encyclopedia Tom is back and this week we're chatting about the longest-serving First Lady of the USA and driving force behind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the ripple effects she set in force that we still see today.
David Bowie's a complete legend! Gender bender, glam rock pioneer and rejecter of the boring - music and pop culture buff Dan H joins us again to ask how drastically different 2020 music and our wider society would be without him.