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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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 22 days 15 minutes


Bronze Age Homes Unearthed in East Anglia

Here’s the audio taken from the accompanying video referred to in the previous podcast. Watch the video right here. Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle Check out The Big...


 2016-01-12  4m

A Window to the Bronze Age with Mark Knight

Mark Knight is the Archaeological Lead at Must Farm quarry in Cambridgeshire, where the best preserved Bronze Age dwellings in Britain have been excavated.Watch the accompanying video here.Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced...


 2016-01-12  23m

Operation Thunderbolt with Saul David

Saul David @sauldavid66 is an historian, broadcaster and the author of several works of fiction and non-fiction. His latest book is entitled Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most...


 2016-01-10  25m

What is a ‘Just War’? with Rory Cox

Dr Rory Cox @drrorycox is a Historian of Just War Doctrine and the Ethics of War, and a Lecturer in Late Mediæval History and Associate Director of the Institute of Intellectual History at the University of St Andrews. He is also the ...


 2016-01-05  16m

History of Everyday Life with Greg Jenner

Greg Jenner is the historical consultant to Horrible Histories and is the author of A Million Years in a Day: A Curious History of Everyday Life. Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmore...


 2015-12-27  26m

Star Wars and History with Janice Liedl

Star Wars & History Christmas Special.Dan talks to historian, academic, and Star Wars fan, Janice Liedl about the historical influences to Star Wars.Janice Liedl @jliedl is co-editor to Star Wars & History, published by Lucas Film and written i...


 2015-12-24  46m

The World According to the Movies with Alex von Tunzelmann

Alex von Tunzelmann @alexvtunzelmann is a historian and screenwriter.  Alex writes a weekly column about historical films for The Guardian Online, entitled Reel Histories.Alex’s latest book entitled ‘Reel History‘, p...


 2015-12-23  19m

Anglo Saxons with Janina Ramirez

Dr Janina Ramirez @DrJaninaRamirez is Course Director for History of Art at the Department of Continuing Education, Oxford. An interdisciplinary art historian, known for her documentary work on BBC4, including most recently, ‘Illuminations: Th...


 2015-12-21  19m

Bonus Mini-hit!

Some recent anniversaries and a competition announcement. More information at http://www.historyhit.com/minute Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle


 2015-12-08  19m

Syria: The Origins of its Turmoil with Shashank Joshi

Dan interviews Shashank Joshi, this time face-to-face, for another Matrix-style History Hit download. Find out about the historical context to the situation in Syria. Shashank Joshi @shashj is a Senior Research Fellow, Royal United Se...


 2015-12-06  28m