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The Last Days of India's First Prime Minister
April 24, 2014 02:53 AM PDT
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We speak to Gyanesh Kudaisya about the final years of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister, who died in May 1964.

An Exorcism in Hackney
March 28, 2014 02:44 AM PDT
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In this episode Charlotte Crow talks to Jessie Childs about her article in the April issue of History Today, Beware the Foul Fiends, which concerns a graphic account of an exorcism in 16th-century London and the plight of Catholics in Elizabethan England.

British Intelligence and the Cold War
February 25, 2014 07:39 AM PST
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We speak to Calder Walton, the author of Empire of Secrets: British Intelligence, the Cold War and the Twilight of Empire, which won the Longman-History Today Book of the Year prize.

Don't Mention the Civil Wars
January 21, 2014 02:08 AM PST
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Richard Weight joins us to discuss Britain's reluctant regicides, and why the country is embarrassed by its revolutionary past.

The Inspiration for Tolkien's Ring
December 18, 2013 02:15 AM PST
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Mark Horton tells the story of an archaeological dig that may have fuelled the fantasies of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Bethlehem: The global history of a little town
December 11, 2013 02:33 AM PST
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In this episode, Jacob Norris discusses the real history of Bethlehem.

Churchill's plan to win the First World War
November 25, 2013 01:29 AM PST
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Allan Mallinson joins us to discuss a 'lost' memo penned by Winston Churchill in 1911 concerning the prospect of a European war, a missive that, had its recommendations been implemented, may have brought the conflict to an early end.

Housing in London during the First World War
November 13, 2013 03:27 AM PST
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Jerry White discusses the housing crisis that afflicted London during the First World War, one that had a profound affect on living conditions in the capital.

Building the Ideal City
November 01, 2013 04:39 AM PDT
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In this episode, Alexander Lee discusses historical notions of the ideal city. This podcast replaces a previous one in which the audio was too quiet.

The Future's Bright, the Future's Russian
October 04, 2013 02:04 AM PDT
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In this episode, Charles Emmerson discusses Russia on the eve of the First World War and argues that, had it not been for the conflict, the country's fortunes would have taken a different turn.

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