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History Extra podcast
The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit
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4.3 stars from 4,270 ratings
Historic Scot
I love history I go to castles All the time lol
Frncesca via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/28/20
Viking genes episode!
The quality of this episode was especially good. Well-prepared interviewer, good rapport with the author, who shared her knowledge warmly and clearly. Congratulations. Overall we are finding the quality of the interviewers to have improved significantly over the past months.
a woman in berlin via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 09/26/20
When covid hit I was worried that there won’t be enough podcasts that I actually enjoy providing the entertainment that I need when taking long walks or just cleaning the house, but the team behind this podcast has been extremely productive. A massive thank for the wonderful content, and for all...Read full review »
Yellow Alien poop via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/25/20
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