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.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 27m. Bisher sind 1110 Folge(n) erschienen. Jeden Tag erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 22 days 19 hours 22 minutes


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

Indian Partition with Anita Rani

Anita Rani @itsanitarani joins Dan on Skype, after an exhausting day of training for the popular BBC TV show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Dan and Anita discuss her families heartrending experience living through Indian Partition.The Partition of India was ...


 2015-12-05  18m

History Behind The News: Syria Airstrikes with Paul Beaver

Recorded on 2 December, 2015. Dan interviews aviation historian and expert Paul Beaver @beaver_paul on the historical context and effectiveness of airstrikes in relation to the House of Commons vote on airstrikes on Syria and ISIS. Presented b...


 2015-12-02  17m

History as Therapy – The School of Life

In early November 2015, Dan was invited to speak at The School of Life @schooloflife. The School of Life is devoted to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture. Dan Snow’s new limited edition photobook entitled ‘A Year of ...


 2015-11-29  28m

History Behind The News: Turkey Downs Russian Warplane Near Syria Border with Shashank Joshi

Recorded via Skype onboard a speeding train on 24 November 2015. Dan speaks with Shashank Joshi @shashj a Senior Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute, Research Associate, Changing Character of War Programme, Oxford University and P...


 2015-11-24  11m