Dan Snow's History Hit

History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today.


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A History of Sex for Sale

Sometimes referred to as the world's oldest profession sex workers have been part of human society for as long as recorded history, but how have societies viewed them through the ages? In the episode, Dan is joined by Dr Kate Lister to find out.



History of the Taliban

In August 2021 the Taliban swept to power in Afghanistan for the second time capturing Kabul & ousting the American backed regime, but where do they come from & what does their return to power mean for the region? Dan is joined by Ahmed Rashid.



Twelve Caesars with Mary Beard

The title of Caesar has echoed down the ages as the pinnacle of absolute power & even tyranny. Dan is joined by the classicist Mary Beard to explore the history of the first twelve Caesars, how they have been portrayed & how powerful they reall...



The Harlem Hellfighters of World War One

During WW1 the 369th Infantry Regiment of the US Army gained a fearsome reputation. Known as the Harlem Hellfighters they were one of the first African-American regiments to serve in France during WW1. Dan is joined by James Taub to explore their history.



The Frontiers of Science & History with A.C. Grayling

A. C. Grayling is one of the foremost minds of his generation & his new book explores some of the biggest questions that face humanity. What do we know, how do we know it & what is left to find out? A. C. & Dan explore the boundaries of hum...



Henry VIII's Break with Rome

King Henry VIII was deeply religious & started out as a staunch supporter of the Pope & the Roman Catholic church. But everything changed when Henry's need to produce a male successor led to his wanting to divorce Catherine of Aragon ...



Hunting Stolen Nazi Art

As the Nazi war machine rampaged across Europe thousands of pieces of art & other antiquities were stolen from galleries & victims of Nazi crimes. Dan is joined by Robert Edsel & Eric 'Randy' Schoenberg about the ongoing efforts t...



The Battle of Britain

15 September marks Battle of Britain Day when the Luftwaffe sought a final decisive final battle over the skies of Britain with the RAF. Wing Commander Thomas Neil talks to Dan about his experiences in the Battle of Britain.



The Last Hanging in Cardiff Prison

In September 1952 Mahmood Hussein Mattan became the last to be hanged at Cardiff Prison, but Mahmood had in fact been framed by the police & 45 years later his conviction was quashed. Author Nadifa Mohamed joins Dan to tell Mahmood's story.



Viking Legend: Ragnar Lothbrok

Ragnor Lothbrook is a legendary Viking figure who straddled the line between myth & reality. Dan is joined by historian & author Justin Pollard to discuss what evidence there is for the existence of Ragnar Lothbrok, his adventures & his leg...