Reviews
Live in Canada… to bad about not being able to receive newsletters…as I’ve mentioned listening to episodes more then once… up to 5-6 times …favourites even more then that… but why did you update your icon.. find the colour visually unfriendly…the darker blue seemed so appropriate to the theme of...Read full review »
established1957 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/01/21
Entertaining, insightful, enjoyable
2meshow via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 11/29/21
Dear oh dear where did you find the clown Shakespeare has been an obsession of extremist groups? Wow! What an imbecile!
Lenny09873625 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/27/21
Kate Lister is LEGENDARY!
rachellevelvet via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/24/21
I always look forward to listening to new episodes.
isqbel11 via Apple Podcasts · Philippines · 11/18/21
There are some great interviewees on this podcast, but it would really benefit from better editing (some interviews are so hard to listen to with the ums and ers- I can tell it’s because people are nervous, but just edit that out. Other podcasts do it!) and some of the interviewers could do with...Read full review »
Flutterbyplant via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/16/21
英音好听,要是加上字幕就好了💗
睡懒觉的决定 via Apple Podcasts · China · 11/13/21
I do love the way these podcasts are churned out. But sometimes I just can’t bear the hosts voices. The last one on Shackleton. Ouch. An assault on my ears. It does matter - a lot. The tone of a presenters voice. If a women’s voice is too high pitched it is just not suitable for radio - with some...Read full review »
Rosa bug via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/10/21
I love coming here to listen and re listen too, fan of the female speakers more than anything! Grew up listening to just male historians on documentaries so it’s liberating!
rachel sapphira via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/04/21
Loved this show until this complete joke of an episode. The History of the Ottoman Empire (Aug. 8, 2021) is fall of falsities, double standards, ignores any truth and the “interviewer” is too afraid to ask any real questions. If you’re going to review any European empire from Ancient Greece...Read full review »
USC201795 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/04/21
Usually the podcasts are of a high standard. However occasionally when a guest has a left wing/cancel agenda the interviewer tends to give them an easy ride. I’m all for different views, challenge long held narratives . But please be balanced.
Marc67ca via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/03/21
Great work! Really fascinating! But please note that episode 2 and 3 of the Salem Witch Trials are the same.
Historyfan12345 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/02/21
有对应的原文就更好了~
环球! via Apple Podcasts · China · 10/28/21
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
High quality stuff here. High quality and enjoyable content and execution.
darren1495 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/23/21
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
I would gladly subscribe to history extra paid to remove the ads which are often very loud and annoying, making the episodes un-playable in many circumstances. History extra Plus doesn’t cut it yet because you can’t listen to the 1000+ history extra interviews ad-free, only a limited selection of...Read full review »
Makes complete sense via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/13/21
I wish someone other than Rob Attar did interviews. He sounds so disinterested and doesn’t really engage with interviewees. There’s no humour or warmth. Not the greatest voice for radio either. It’s a shame because they have some great guests, so it gets four stars.
tiggylegg via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/10/21
Some of the guests are truly excellent. Some are appalling. There’s still a strong “western” (imperialist, white, male) bias in the questions, and among some of the interviewees that is embarrassing and oblivious.
5onalee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/05/21
I love this podcast for the wide array of subjects, many of which I would never seek out on my own, or I didn’t know was a thing. From love and marriage in 14th century Western Europe to Women spies in WWII France. It’s also cool to hear about the actual research and leg work the Historians do in...Read full review »
I_Heart_Puppies via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/03/21
I always enjoy listening to my podcasts as I settle down to sleep - this particular podcast...started out; quite enjoyable. Then I realised that the author of the book, Heather Jones, was speaking far too quickly (in my opinion) which I was unable to stay with. I think the book would be a better...Read full review »
194752 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/27/21
Why can’t the host, produced before or during the recording tell the guest to slow their speech. Heather Jones was particularly horrible - it was as if the recording has been sped up. It would be comical we’re it not so frustrating. Does anyone involved with producing this podcast listen to it?...Read full review »
Hortensia15 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/27/21
This should be called “European History Extra”. In all its years, there have been no episodes about Pol Pot, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara. But it does a good job describing European history. I would still listen of course, but this is not world history.
RRYYXXDDRR via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/27/21
Love this podcast. Always so well done, the topics are varied, the programs are intelligent and insightful. Great questions are asked of the guests. Highly recommend
history1884 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/27/21
The episode on the index was fascinating!
bookq101 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/26/21
This is right up there with my favourite podcasts. Always been interested in History & sometimes I get the magazine as well. My only criticism is that the point of view/topics are overly anglosphere oriented but, hey, it does originate from the UK!
BarbColeman via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/22/21
Good!
MaryH1nge via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/16/21
The interview shows how terrible a historian can be when his version of history is sanitised and whitewashed. The producers should be ashamed of the trivial approach this person has to issues such as invasion, the legalised oppression of First Nations people, slavery in Australia, and genocide....Read full review »
KindaKneady via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/16/21
For instance, I couldn’t listen to the Borgias episode because it sounded so muffled and tinny, like a bad Zoom call
you ruined the app via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/13/21
I absolutely LOVE this podcast!! I especially look forward to Sundays and the “Everything You Wanted to Know . . .” episodes. As an English teacher, I find that this podcast supplements my knowledge of context for the literature I teach. Keep making great content!
Lamsmith via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/28/21
This is my go-to history podcast. It is interesting, rigorous, and not afraid to be controversial at times. Learning about history is a revelatory and fascinating way of seeing the world we live in today with eyes wide open. Great work, BBC History Extra!
RAKGB via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/27/21
Intelligent, engaging with eminent guests. Everything you could wish for in a history podcast.
Dirosit via Apple Podcasts · Italy · 08/25/21
I put on this podcast during a road trip and quickly became obsessed. I’ve been making my way through the past episodes and listening to every one, even on topics I think I’ll have no interest in, and they are nearly always very eye-opening and thought provoking. The British perspective is also...Read full review »
jasminetea61 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/23/21
Great podcast!!!
MarkKennedy82 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/21/21
Three men sharing personal anecdotes from their time in Eastern Germany. More gender balance on the show would have been nice!
Nestor274 via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 08/13/21
A fantastic & fascinating insight into the rise & fall of the iconic Berlin Wall. Well worth a listen to this episode.
Eaton Mill Convert via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/13/21
Very disappointing podcast about sythians. Wonderful based his lecture entirely on Russian-Soviet time research. Let’s not forget that all researches of this time were based on the russian domination ideology, which is fine! But when it comes to Sythians I find it strange that lecturer never...Read full review »
bota123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/07/21
we you have a clown like sarah on your show it’s time for me to go
YRUFATNOW via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/07/21
Um, ah !!!
Meggzy88' via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/04/21
This is a very interesting podcast but can be very dry. It helps me sleep.
Toutou28 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/03/21
I really find this a riveting podcast full of stories from history I never knew about. The interviews flow well and each episode is just the right length to provide you enough contextual information in the topic to find out more. Great effort from all involved. Thanks for your efforts in...Read full review »
Chris78hull via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/25/21
I Aways Wanted To Know About The Past But To Mach Episodes Love It ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜🤎🤎🤎🤎🤎🤎🤎🤎🤎🤎🤎🤎🤎🤎🤎🤎🤎🤎🤎🤎🤎🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤
[email protected] via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/28/21
Recommended, I like that it’s not ‘the standard every history docu repeat of the same big historical items’, there is 1000s of years to find here ;-). Nicely done!
Alex.C1 via Apple Podcasts · Belgium · 06/21/21
Really enjoyed listening to Tim Maltin answer the listeners’ questions about the Titanic. However I was disappointed with the host, Charlotte Hodgman’s excessive use of the word “um”
Zeeppl via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/16/21
Topics and guests are impressive, a truly fantastic range of historic coverage.... but could the hosts PLEASE refrain from the very um um annoying and er er eh eh distracting, um um verbal pauses that pepper their questions? Just focus and deliver what must be prepared comments/questions.....
kakbasca via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/13/21
Enjoying the prime ministers series, usually very enlightening. The Margaret Thatcher episode however seems to have been lifted from The Daily Mail letters page. A poor cliched, fawning piece.
Anthonyyosd via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/12/21
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