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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 5,313 ratings
I think many people in the bad reviews have far too big expectations for this podcast. To me, it appears to function as an introduction to a wide variety of topics and stories you might have never heard of and not necessarily a deep dive where many tough subjects are brought up. I found this pod...Read full review »
keenan.m via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/23/21
Great podcast
High quality stuff here. High quality and enjoyable content and execution.
darren1495 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/23/21
I’m out ....
I used to love this podcast and get a particular rush of excitement every time that I saw a new episode drop but sadly no more . The scope of topics used to be broad and the contributors were , on the whole, excellent . Now the range of subjects has narrowed and seems dominated by identity...Read full review »
Retro-troops via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/21/21
Recent Episodes
Christina Ezrahi speaks to Elinor Evans about the story of Nina Anisimova, one of the most famous ballerinas in Stalin’s Soviet Union. After being arrested for supposed counter-revolutionary activity, Anisimova was transported to a forced labour camp, only to make a remarkable return to the...
Published 10/26/21
A panel of expert historians discuss how history can help make sense of current events in Afghanistan. The Taliban recently regained control of Afghanistan as US forces withdrew after two decades in the country. How can history help make sense of this seismic moment? Matt Elton joins a panel of...
Published 10/25/21
What did the word ‘pharaoh’ mean? How did you become an ancient Egyptian king? And what was that beard all about? Speaking with Emily Briffett, Joyce Tyldesley answers listener questions and top internet search queries about ancient Egypt’s royal rulers.   See for privacy and...
Published 10/24/21
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