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The History Hour
A compilation of the latest Witness History programmes.
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4.4 stars from 1,846 ratings
Ever a boring segment
I look forward to the new episodes that come out, however, why is it that some won’t play? i.e. 10/16/2021 Pakistani law that jails rape victims and 12/25/2021 Right to Drive in Saudi Arabia. As for a review, your program is wonderful, but I just would like an answer to my question.
LoganDylan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/24
Interesting range of topics
I like the range of topics and people who are interviewed. Some of the interviewers talk like they’re auditioning for Blue Peter, which is weird - not sure why that’s become the house style recently! Worth dipping in and out of, and learning about historical events from around the world.
Flutterbyplant via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/24/24
No way to treat 'history'
This podcast is advocacy, not history. Single perspectives are presented, with the presenters speaking in support. If the listener wants nothing more than a personal story, then this might be satisfying, but one will gain precious little examination of and appreciation of history here. Also,...Read full review »
SvonR via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/22/23
Recent Episodes
Max Pearson presents a collection of this week’s Witness History episodes from the BBC World Service. This week, we hear how nuclear testing changed politics in French Polynesia. Plus, the story of how the FBI caught Ana Montes, the spy known as the ‘Queen of Cuba’. We also talk to Jewish and...
Published 05/17/24
This week, how more than one billion people living in India were given a unique digital ID during the world's largest biometric project. The Aadhaar scheme was launched in 2009 but it wasn't without controversy. Our guest, digital identity expert Dr Edgar Whitley, tells us about the history of ID...
Published 05/10/24
Published 05/10/24
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