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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.

The Nazi-Soviet Pact
September 04, 2014 02:01 AM PDT
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Roger Moorhouse discusses the pact between Hitler and Stalin, which lasted from 1939 to 1941.

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