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Apr 1, 2019

Was Dr James Barry a pioneering transman or was she an insanely driven genius woman who sacrificed everything, even her own identity for her career? Iszi ponders the difficulty of trying to fit morden genders on people in the past.

Iszi Lawrence is a presenter of BBC's Making History and The British Museum Membercast.


Mar 17, 2019

Was Otto Overbeck an abject failure? A brilliant polymath? A Quack? An Abuser? Iszi and James Stark explore the curious career of a bizarre creature with an electric personality.

Iszi Lawrenceis a presenter of BBC's Making History and The British Museum Membercast. www.iszi.comand on twitter: @iszi_lawrence.

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Jan 30, 2019

Who knew laying cable could be so difficult?

This isn't an episode about eating more fibre, it is about fibre optic's predecessor. The telegraph and how it is bloody difficult sending messages across the planet. Shouting might not work, but it is easier.

Wildman Whitehouse 


Dec 25, 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS! And what could be more festive than talk of pious Christians finally overcoming their pagan occupiers by clever use of marrying enemy Earls, raising a kick-arse nephew and stealing a corpse in the name of patriotism. 

Featuring:

Æthelflæd https://en.wikipedia.org/Æthelflæd

Tom Holland  


Nov 25, 2018

She's Irish, Spanish, American and Mistress to the King of Bavaria married 3 times, Dancer, actress, lecturer, author and murderer? Iszi thinks so. Doug Segal isn't so sure. Meet Lola Montez AKA Eliza Rosanna Gilbert AKA Countess of Landsfeld... she has had more names than husbands.

Massive apologies for the sound...