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Silk Roads Past and Present
September 16, 2015 02:05 AM PDT

Peter Frankopan joins us to discuss the importance of viewing history not from a western or eastern perspective, but one that links the two together. Plus, Mathew Lyons and Catherine Fletcher on the plight of young academics.

The Profits of Slavery
August 18, 2015 07:34 AM PDT

We speak to Katie Donington about the legacies of Britain's involvement in the slave trade. Also: Cambodia's lost rock and roll scene, and a report from the International Medieval Congress.

The Root of Language
July 27, 2015 02:34 AM PDT

This month we discuss Proto-Indo-European, the ancestor of almost every language now spoken from the Hebrides to the Himalayas.

Magna Carta
June 17, 2015 07:08 AM PDT

This episode is a Magna Carta special. We talk to Alexander Lock about the Charter's importance in America, and Lauren Johnson about the role of women in Magna Carta. Plus, a look at the British Museum's new display the medals of the Sun King.

Piers Plowman
April 28, 2015 01:35 AM PDT

Kate Wiles talks to Lawrence Warner about the origins of the Middle English narrative poem Piers Plowman.

In Conversation With Greg Jenner
February 04, 2015 02:20 AM PST

Fern Riddell talks to the historian Greg Jenner about his new book, 'A Million Years In A Day'.

Murder in the Cathedral
December 05, 2014 01:47 AM PST
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Paul Lay and Richard Dale discuss the mysterious death of a liveryman at St Paul's Cathedral in 1514.

The Disappearing Religions of the Middle East
November 28, 2014 02:20 AM PST
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Gerard Russell and Tom Holland discuss the plight of religious minorities in Iraq and Syria.

General Sherman's Total War
November 12, 2014 02:08 AM PST
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Matt Carr discusses Sherman's March to the Sea, a key turning point in the American Civil War.

The Origins of the Shroud of Turin
October 29, 2014 03:39 AM PDT
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Charles Freeman discusses his research into one of history's greatest mysteries.

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