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The History Today podcast is a monthly conversation about the world of history, featuring interviews, discussions, and analysis.

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Latest episode:

In this episode, Charles Freeman discusses his research into one of history's greatest mysteries.

Charles' article, The Origins of the Shroud of Turin, is featured in our November issue, which is out now.

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Previous episodes

In this episode, Roger Moorhouse joins us to discuss the Nazi-Soviet Pact of 1939-41.

Onyeka joins us to introduce a number of aspiring Africans who made an impact on Georgian society during the 18th century.

Raoul McLaughlin talks about Rome’s desire for an African empire, a fierce struggle for trade, land and the search for the source of the Nile.

Paul Lay talks to Ian Bradley about how the Scots were the most vocal advocates of a vibrant, imperial, Protestant Great Britain.

In this episode of the History Today Podcast, we speak to Gyanesh Kudaisya about the final years of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister.

Charlotte Crow talks to Jessie Childs about her article in the April issue of History Today, Beware the Foul Fiend.

We speak to Calder Walton, the author of Empire of Secrets: British Intelligence, the Cold War and the Twilight of Empire.

Richard Weight joins us to discuss Britain's reluctant regicides, and why the country is embarrassed by its revolutionary past.

Mark Horton tells the story of an archaeological dig that may have fuelled the fantasies of J.R.R. Tolkien

In this episode of the podcast, Jacob Norris discusses the real history of Bethlehem.


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