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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 2,969 ratings
Enjoyable Hour
I have listened to this podcast for years and enjoy the information immensely. The adverts in Australia are very poor quality and some are offensive. As a professionally trained interviewer opening an interview with ‘so’ is irritating. Overall an excellent podcast.
Geoff the Welsh One via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/19/19
2nd South African War
An apt example of the blind spots this podcast suffers from; when discussing Kitchener's war crimes in South Africa the hosts neglect to mention the existence, exploitation or murder of 10,000s Black South Africans. Not the only time the eurocentricity has caused my jaw to drop.
Rorycm001 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 11/11/19
One of the Best
I don’t know why anyone would listen to podcasts or anything at 2x speed. Seems to be missing the whole point but I’ve got plenty of time. Lots of good info, well presented and outstanding audio.
Max Edison via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/04/19
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