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 Rise of the East India Company with William Dalrymple


William Dalrymple charts the rise of the East India Company, from the decline of the Mughals to alliance with powerful Indian bankers, as well as weighing in on some of the most important questions which have dogged the role of the British in India for...


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What Makes a Dictator with Frank Dikötter


Dan talks to Frank Dikötter, an eminent professor on Chinese history, who has written a new book about dictators around the world. They discuss what dictators need to do to control power and whether there is anything different about the people who beco...


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Arnhem 75: The Veteran's View


This podcast sees Dan jump out of an aircraft to relive the events of the landing back in 1944, while on the way we hear the testimonies of veterans who lived through the Battle of Arnhem. Dan also chats to the UK and US ambassadors to the Netherlands,...


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The Battle of Arnhem with James Holland and Paul Reed


These intercut interviews with historians James Holland and Paul Reed tell the story of the Battle of Arnhem. Both give poignant and occasionally lurid accounts of the battle, and both comment on the battle plans of Operation Market Garden and whether ...


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Elizabeth I and Europe with Estelle Paranque


Estelle Paranque launches into a passioned explanation of Elizabeth I and how she masterfully handled the European powers of her day. She talks about French attempts to win her hand, her defence of the Huguenots, and handling the problem of the Spanish...


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Anglo-Saxon Burial at Bamburgh Castle with Paul Gething and Edoardo Albert


A story of bloodshed, tribal rivalries and a warrior class obsessed with and defined by the battlefield has emerged from the discovery of a burial site at Bamburgh Castle. Dan talks to both Paul and Edoardo about the latest archaeological work tell us ...


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 2019-09-15  25m
 
 

The Stories of 9/11 with Garrett Graff


Garrett Graff's tells the oral histories of 9/11, from archive material he has collated to interviews he has conducted with people who responded to events on the day, such as one of the key advisors to Dick Cheney. He tells Dan some of those stori...


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 2019-09-11  23m
 
 

The Secret British Operation to Get America into World War Two with Henry Hemming


Henry Hemming talks to Dan about the life of William Stevenson, a British operative who worked hard to pressure Roosevelt into declaring war on Nazi Germany, and ensuring that American troops were directed against German forces in mainland Europe. The ...


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 2019-09-10  26m
 
 

Race Science with Angela Saini


Angela Saini is a British science journalist and broadcaster, and she talks to Dan about the history of race science and eugenics, and they put the concept of race in a historical context. For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundr...


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 2019-09-08  24m
 
 

Maud West, the Original Miss Marple with Susannah Stapleton


Maud West, operated her own detective agency during the Golden Age of crime in the period after World War One. She used all manner of disguises and tactics to gather information for her clients and to subvert the expected roles for women in this period...


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 2019-09-06  21m