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Dec 21, 2016

Who was the richest man who ever lived? How rich are we talking? 40 Donald Trumps?! Ahir Shah has the lowdown on the man who was so rich he was personally responsible for crashing an economy. Also Alex farrow on what connects student parties to nazi germany. The weird origins of Jaegermeister and how to be a...


Aug 25, 2016

Who was the most accident prone explorer in History? Drinking out of puddles and carrying a briefcase in a jungle, Sebastian Snow was one of the most famous British Explorers in his lifetime. Dan Schreiber (No such thing as the news/Qi elf) talks about his love letters to Brian Blessed, playing chess in the...


Aug 9, 2016

How do you pronounce Boudicca? Doesn't matter, she wasn't as crafty as the other Queen ruling at the same time. Who got Rome in between her and her love life. Find out about building Iron Age Forts... with and without lego... about diplomacy, death, divorce and... WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE COURT OF KING...


Jul 6, 2016

As Britain is divided after the Brexit referendum iszi explores nationalism, identity and unity... ok.. well... hanging out in Cuba and forced circumcision. Pete Johansson is tub thumping for his not-so-lister while Hayden Cohen's relationship with a 2100 year old warrior is a bit more complex. 

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Jun 22, 2016

Ever get annoyed someone stole your idea? What if no one found out about it until decades after you died? This is a story of an unknown feminist, an inventor and a brilliant campaigner for social equality... and if you think you don't know her, I suspect most of you will have something she made in your childhood...