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Dan Snow's History Hit
History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today. Join the conversation on twitter: @HistoryHit Producer: Natt Tapley "717090"
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Ratings & Reviews
4.5 stars from 2,211 ratings
Overt Bias Ruined The Podcast
I enjoyed the podcast for a couple months, but it seems as if Dan has a newfound love for politics and cheap shots. I don’t think I’ve listened to an episode recently that he hasn’t made some kind of remark. Politics fills every other facet of our lives. I came to this podcast to learn more about...Read full review »
NjOhio via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/19
I have subscribed for years. Topics are varied and interesting, taking in a range of perspectives BUT interviews often lack any challenge of guest speakers' assertions. That limits how informative those podcasts can be, means that some podcasts go down rabbit holes or off topic, and is...Read full review »
Tiresias_101 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/21/19
History Hit is a blast! It’s thought provoking and informative. Dan is also skilled at making it relevant to current issues, which gets him into a little trouble with tetchy Americans, especially when he insults Trump. I can understand why they might get annoyed, but Dan’s comments are generally...Read full review »
Enzo685 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/14/19
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