Jun 11, 2019
The odds are never a problem if you own half the racers. This is a story of a populist who brought down his own people. Born into wealth and unrivalled privilege, at least this particular politician fought in the wars alongside his friends. It didn't stop him turning on them to save his skin, or indeed turning on his...
May 8, 2019
Accidentally predicting the future in her sci fi novels, Kage Baker's books set alight to the dork celebrator extraordinaire, comedian Jackie Kashian. In this episode we discuss the limits of fiction, and of shame. This podcast was 4 years in the making, all because iszi is an idiot.
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.
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.