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. Producer: Peter Curry


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The Fall of the Iron Lady with Ben Monro-Davies

Ben Monro-Davies has interviewed significant figures who surrounded Thatcher when she lost her status as the leader of the Conservative Party. He and Dan listen to the recordings, and chat about their significance. For ad free versions of our entire ...



ANARCHY! with Ruth Kinna

There is no more misunderstood doctrine than anarchism. Dan sets off to tackle his own lack of understanding by talking to Ruth Kinna, a Professor of Political Theory at Loughborough University, about what anarchism's goals are, and why its so har...



Coming to Terms with the Holocaust with Professor Mary Fulbrook

Professor Mary Fulbrook's book Reckonings won the 2019 Wolfson History Prize for its unique approach to the Holocaust, and in particular, those who perpetrated the atrocities. Fulbrook claims that the West German justice process was far too lenien...



Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh in London with Dr Tarek Al Awady

Tutankhamun's tomb was discovered by Howard Carter almost 100 years ago, and a major new exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery takes a look at some of the treasures taken from his tomb, many of which are on tour for the first time. Dan gets Dr Tarek A...



The Sinking and Recovery of Germany's Battle Fleet in Scapa Flow with Ian Murray Taylor

The Allies seized the German fleet at the end of WW1 and it was held at Scapa Flow, in Orkney, until the terms of the Treaty of Versailles were announced. At least, that was the plan. The German navy covertly scuttled their own boats under the noses ...



Gary Lineker on his 'D-Day Dodger' Grandfather

Gary Lineker's grandfather was one of the 'D-Day Dodgers': men who fought in the Italian campaign, who were accused of missing the supposedly harder fighting in Normandy. Of course, this wasn't true. The Italian campaign was one of ...



One Family's Epic Search for a Missing Son After World War One with Richard van Emden

Dan talks to Richard van Emden about his new book - Missing: The Need for Closure After the Great War. The backbone of the book is based on the best single story of WW1 that he has found in 35 years. It is the story of one woman’s relentless search for...



The Fall of the Berlin Wall with Rory MacLean

The 9th November 1989 was one of the most significant dates in 20th century history. The Berlin Wall fell, changing the entire geopolitical situation and marking the start of the decline of Russia's world standing. Author Rory MacLean was present ...



How Punk Brought Down the Berlin Wall with Tim Mohr

Dan chats to Tim Mohr, a Club DJ turned writer, who has a very different story of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Tim talks about East German punks, who opposed the oppressive DDR government with their music and their actions, and describes how many of th...


 2019-11-07  25m

Britain and China in the Opium Wars with Mark Simner

British military historian Mark Simner tackles the Opium Wars, rarely taught in English schools, but taught ubiquitously across China. He explains the provenance of both conflicts, and explores some of the reasons why resentment still lingers to this d...


 2019-11-05  28m