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History Extra podcast
The HistoryExtra podcast brings you interviews with the world's best historians, on everything from the ancient world and the Middle Ages to the Second World War and the history behind current events. Produced by the team behind BBC History Magazine and BBC History Revealed, it offers fresh takes on history's most famous figures and events. Subscribe for the real stories behind your favourite historical films and TV shows, and compelling insights into lesser-known aspects of the past. Unlock full access to for 6 months for just 99p
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Ratings & Reviews
4.3 stars from 5,313 ratings
A great podcast
I've been listening to this podcast for over a decade, and I've lost count of the time it's sent me straight to the library to read more from one of the featured historians. The wide range of topics allow you to pick and choose - but be open-minded! I've often listened to an...Read full review »
robin_eliza via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/02/24
Roman Soldiers
Absolutely fascinating Thank you for this historic story Simply sensational Thank you to all involved in production.
Susan EH via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/20/24
Really enjoy listening to these interviews while I’m pottering or doing mundane work. Given me some great book finds too. It would be unfair to criticise given that I look forward to listening and have learned a lot, however… As a Catholic I have found several episodes where ongoing tenets of...Read full review »
Ciara E White via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/16/24
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Published 03/06/24
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Published 03/03/24
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