History Extra | 2 March 2023 | 0h 35m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Dean Snow about his book The Extraordinary Journey of David Ingram: An Elizabethan Sailor in Native North America. Tells the story of David Ingram trekking 3,600 miles across North America in the 1560s after being shipwrecked, encountering sights and sounds that no other English people had ever experienced before. Explores how Ingram’s incredible journey across North America in the early years of Elizabeth I’s reign changed the course of the continent’s history.
History Extra | 22 February 2023 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Seamus O’Mahony about his book The Guru, the Bagman and the Sceptic: A story of science, sex and psychoanalysis. Tells the story of Freud’s founding of psychoanalysis, and unravels how it was intertwined with those of two other doctors, Ernest Jones and Wilfred Trotter. Discusses the impact the three made on science and medicine against the intellectual and bohemian backdrop of early 20th-century London.
History Extra | 14 February 2023 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jane Draycott about her book Cleopatra’s Daughter: Egyptian Princess, Roman Prisoner, African Queen. Tells the story of Cleopatra Selene, daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Antony, who overcame her parents’ deaths to become a powerful ruler in her own right – treading a fine line between appeasing Rome and honouring her mother’s legacy.
History Extra | 23 December 2022 | 0h 22m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Alex Rowson about his book The Young Alexander: The Making of Alexander the Great. Discuss how Alexander was shaped by the plotting and bloodletting that marred his youth with political assassinations, a dysfunctional relationship with his father, and the best martial training money could buy.
History Extra | 27 September 2022 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Andrew Roberts about his book The Chief: The Life of Lord Northcliffe. Discusses his biography of Lord Northcliffe, the early 20th-century press baron who dominated the British media and had the power to bring down prime ministers. revealing how Northcliffe forged his media empire and helped Britain triumph in the First World War, while also discussing his many flaws and turbulent private life.
History Extra | 23 October 2022 | 0h 18m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Harald Jähner about his book Aftermath: Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich. Discusses how Germany began to rebuild itself from the ruins of the Second World War.
History Extra | 24 October 2022 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ada Ferrer about her book Cuba: An American History. Discusses Cuba’s history from the island’s colonisation by Europeans and its crucial location during the Golden Age of Sail, to its complex economic and political relationship with the United States.
History Extra | 8 September 2022 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Lucy Worsley about her book Agatha Christie: A Very Elusive Woman. Reveals how Christie was a thoroughly modern woman for her time, with almost as much drama and mystery as her novels. Explains how her 80 books reflect the tumultuous transformations Britain went through during her lifetime.