Transcripts (101)

Remembering the Alamo with W. F. Strong

Dan Snow's History Hit

  • 3 days ago
  • 48:34

In this episode taken from our archive, I headed out to Texas in 2016 to discuss the Battle of the Alamo and what its legacy means for modern Texas. I met with W. F. Strong, a famed historian of Texas, to wander around the city of San Antonio and get a deeper understanding of one of America's most famous battles.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

John of Gaunt: THE Royal Ancestor

Dan Snow's History Hit

  • 4 days ago
  • 36:06

Helen Carr joins me today to discuss John of Gaunt: son of Edward III, younger brother to the Black Prince, uncle of Richard II and father of Henry IV. Not only was he the key intersecting ancestor around which the Plantagenet family split, but his other children also give us the Tudor dynasty. He is THE royal ancestor and one that many of us can trace our family trees back to. In this fascinating episode, Helen discusses his royal aspirations, his attempted conquest of parts of Spain, his role in the Peasants' Revolt and his experiences of the Black Death.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

In Conversation with David Baddiel

Dan Snow's History Hit

  • 6 days ago
  • 50:46

In this episode taken from our archive, David Baddiel talks to Dan about the Second World War, Trump's Mussolini-isms, and why Jim Callaghan makes comedy difficult.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

Brexit History Showdown with Robert Tombs

Dan Snow's History Hit

  • 7 days ago
  • 32:59

Five years after the announcement of the Brexit referendum I am joined on the podcast by Robert Tombs, author of The Sovereign Isle: Britain In and Out of Europe, for a Brexit history showdown. In this thought-provoking conversation Robert, a fantastic historian absolutely steeped in European history sets out why he believes it was in the best interests of the UK to leave the European project.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

Vikings: River Kings

Dan Snow's History Hit

  • 7 days ago
  • 27:27

Today, I am joined by Cat Jarman bio-archaeologist and author of a new book all about how the Vikings spread east, often utilising the rivers of central and Eastern Europe, all the way into central Asia. These travels enabled them through trade, violence and settlement to plug themselves into that superhighway of the time, the Silk Road.  See for privacy and opt-out information.