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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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

World War Two: A Forgotten Narrative with James Holland

James Holland @James1940 is a historian and author writing about the Second World War and Jack Tanner series of novels, and presenter of BBC films on Battle of Britain, Jets & Normandy 44. James’ new book entitled The War in the West – A N...


 2015-11-22  25m

Magna Carta with Marc Morris

Magna Carta (Latin for “the Great Charter”), also called Magna Carta Libertatum (Latin for “the Great Charter of the Liberties”), is a charter agreed by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, 800 years ago on 15 June 1215. Dr Marc Morris @Lon...


 2015-11-17  25m

History Behind the News: Paris Attacks with Tom Holland

Recorded on 15 November 2015 Dan speaks with historian and author Tom Holland @holland_tom about the recent terrorist attacks and the historical context. To discuss this episode on Twitter please use the hashtag #HistoryHit15 Presente...


 2015-11-15  23m

The Battle of Taranto

Dan visits the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, in Somerset, England to gain a unique insight into the Battle of Taranto. He talks to Lt. Simon Wilson, the Royal Navy’s lead Swordfish pilot, views some extraordinary documents and takes a fli...


 2015-11-10  25m

The Tudors with Jessie Childs

Jessie Childs @childs_jessie is an award-winning author and historian. Her books are Henry VIII’s Last Victim and God’s Traitors. Presented by Dan Snow @thehistoryguy Produced by Dan Morelle @danmorelle


 2015-10-31  23m

Battle of Agincourt with Tobias Capwell, Curator of Arms and Armour at The Wallace Collection

Dr Tobias Capwell is Curator of Arms and Armour at The Wallace Collection in London. In this show, Dan discusses the Battle of Agincourt with exhibition curator Tobias Capwell. They take us on a tour with them around The Sinews of War: Arms and Armour ...


 2015-10-25  47m

The Silk Roads with Peter Frankopan

Dan and acclaimed author Peter Frankopan (@peterfrankopan) put the world to rights in this episode. Where Peter openly admits secretly touching his book in private. Frankly, once you’ve seen the size of his achievement, you’ll all want to! Presented by...


 2015-10-21  34m