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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...


Oct 10, 2018

This is not a very Z List episode if you are already a Basketball fan  but I'm guessing, not many of us history nerds are... Steve Cross is tho! He explains the magic formula to inventing a world-popular sport. (And it is more than just a random number generator with a soap opera attached.. but not that much more!)...