Reviews
This is an outstanding series, using eyewitnesses to historical events to tell the story. This gives an immediacy to the stories and makes for compelling history. Sometimes the eyewitnesses are famous figures, but as often as not they are simply ordinary folk swept up in the history that is part...Read full review »
John triathlete via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/24
A great format combined with skilfully selected and presented subjects.
David Meynell via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/24/24
Fascinating
Abu Abadillah via Apple Podcasts · Kuwait · 12/29/23
It is always fun to hear about history from those whom have experienced the event. Very professional and organized podcast.
888watt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/22/23
Little slices of history - big and small. Things I would never otherwise have know. Thank you for all the work you do on these programmes.
BuergaBob via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/21/23
Caught this series on my local NPR station early in the morning and followed the podcast immediately. I just wish these were longer with even more info!
HUSSY609 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/21/23
Surely one of the best short podcasts currently available
Jasp002 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/15/23
Delicious, nutritious and bite-sized. Highly recommend.
The Loving Misanthrope via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/07/23
Invairably you bring somebody from UK/US/Europe as witness or experts, please more Asian or South asian experts
pilot-without-runway via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 10/28/23
Interesting, authentic,,, I listen everyday and always learn something new!
Nancy in Fred'bg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/18/23
How could “Witness History” give voice to such an outrageous distortion of history in this episode of “Organizing Chile’s 1973 military coup”? Shouldn’t BBC know better that Pinochet committed the most heinous crimes against humanity? If this continues, a future episode will probably talk about...Read full review »
AmiFidel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/07/23
Enjoyed this pod cast short and great listening to voices of the past.
Dave Taxi Driver via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 08/22/23
This is my favourite podcast! I find the host Ben really informative
Matt Sargeant via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/15/23
Have listened to this podcast for years and recommended it to many. Bite sized chunks of history I can dip in and out of when I have a little spare time, learned so much about subjects and stories I would never have come across in any other way I’m sure.
The Rice Lady via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/05/23
You’ll learn a lot from this, about things you’re interested in, things you’re not, and things you’ve never even heard of. Great history podcast.
iWillo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/31/23
This is a wonderful podcast. The list of advantages is endless. Emotional. Informative. Riveting.
cybersnails via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/11/23
These are great true life stories, told factually and engagingly by people who had their direct perspective on what we might otherwise read in history books. Well done BBC
Donalddragon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/08/23
I like interesting, true accounts of history and science. These are great to listen to when you’re busy doing physical chores and want something to occupy your mind. They’re not so long that you get disinterested. Just enough info that you get the gist of what happened…your not going to remember...Read full review »
Cruzr800 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/17/23
I love Witness History, but please stop using that horribly jarring interstitial sound. So annoying.
vicki mabrey via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/31/22
…& I’ve gained so much interesting knowledge from this podcast
John1Rayner via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/05/22
A necessary part of my day. An intellectual shot of espresso
EdmondsKat via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/22
BBC
All the resources and long term memory of the BBC, what an important institution.
Kent Parkstreet via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/08/22
Such interesting interviews about Gorbachev! Please bring more!
gabfanatico via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/03/22
Great idea and when information about historical e events good but far far too many pushing lgbtq and blm. Ok to have odd episodes but push push push till average person t hints it’s a loud speaker for a movement. Come on bbc bring back the people not the loud “ I am right ‘ lot.
Tubbytum via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/28/22
A masterclass in making something concise, informative and engaging. The themed weeks are great. The back catalogue is vast. I am grateful that we have this programme
P0DC@ST2020 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/03/22
So much Dense and great information
Powi Fan via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 04/27/22
A good short burst of history. Who knew their were so many reactionary prat’s interested in history.🤣
veganman1961 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/18/22
Re “The Stanford prison experiment” - your reporter seems unaware that the whole experiment has been long ago been debunked as a fraud.
Negative (geddit?) via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/27/22
This use to be a great informative podcast when it’s episodes concentrated on truly historic events. These days it’s more interested in promoting BLM, LGBT and other minority groups - but that’s the BBC
sparty328 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/23/21
A most interesting program that puts episodes into perspective. I particularly appreciate the episodes dealing with issues not related to death and war ( of which there is more than enough in the daily news).
Charlotte Beskow via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 09/26/21
It helps tell a lot of forgotten details
usingbloomberfor20years via Apple Podcasts · Singapore · 07/13/21
If i had to pay my tv licence fee for this show alone I would be happy. Always feel cultured after a listening. Keep up the great work folks.
Lenny09873625 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/17/21
Best Podcast I’ve listened to, history and time, moving and endearing.
Tina Moss via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/09/21
Perfect short 15-minute snippets of history, full of information and some incredible historic interviews.
ski bunni via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/30/21
Well done pod cast!! You definitely can tell who in the reviews are the racist conservatives. Lol.
Hannahhighthere via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/21
It is really good to learn forgotten history in a nutshell. Thanks for your thought provoking programmes
vera nilsson via Apple Podcasts · South Korea · 03/14/21
it was good a while ago but suddenly most new issues was only covering woman, gay or black people.
germanthehermann via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 03/13/21
I'm very fond of the beautiful voice that introduces the podcast :-)Read full review »
Teyeuryyeyrtryeuyrteydgdhvb via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 02/09/21
BBC says it all. You clearly know nothing about our American Civil War. VERY few of the people in the south “FOUGHT TO MAINTAIN SLAVERY” as your British announcer said. About 1% of the public owned slaves. What they fought for was to maintain their way of life. Slavery would have died out...Read full review »
Mott Stamper via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/07/21
Good storys but someone had there SUN KILLED and the host expressed zero sympathy They NEED to have sympathy for these people
MR THINKS THIS IS A GREAT SHOW via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/20
It’s like listening to your grandfather tell a story. It’s really interesting.
NicoDarunia via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 11/18/20
This is one of the best podcasts out there. I’ve learned about so many historical events I had no idea happened! Covers topics from all around the world. My only recommendation would be to have longer content for each historical event, I always want to hear the full interview of the person once...Read full review »
Murderhornet1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/16/20
These are great podcasts, except for the ads for other podcasts. My heart goes out to Sophie Townsend, but please stop pummeling your listeners with adverts for her podcast at the end of every one of these podcasts. The podcast themes are not related. There has to be an algorithm to shuffle...Read full review »
susician via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/31/20
These eyewitness accounts of known or forgotten worldwide events bring history to life. By linking it to actual events, the programmers make it very actual. One of my favourite podcasts.
Niggashrekfarts via Apple Podcasts · Belgium · 10/15/20
People who like to judge the past by today’s leftist standards will love this.
Htylvr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/01/20
I so enjoyed this podcast which gave me a glimpse into the valuable work done by women during the war. I picked this up from Facebook when Jo Michie was paying tribute to her 96 year old mother,Margaret, who played her part in the war-effort and gives an outstanding trip down memory lane in this...Read full review »
Sagonda via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 08/12/20
I just heard an account of the bombing of Pearl Harbor that was so moving. A Kansas farmer describing his experience made me feel like I was there. I’ve seen full length movies that didn’t affect me like that.
ucgygvvycvvbgcvbbxgh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/03/20
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