Podcasts

Gays and Lesbians and the British Miners’ Strike

In 1984 a group of lesbians and gay men organised a benefit concert to support striking coal-miners. They sent the ...
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Francis Bacon in the archives

Francis Bacon painted distorted and disturbing images but his works are now widely considered one of the great achievements of ...
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The Royal Philanthropic Vaccine Expedition, Part 1

Once Edward Jenner developed the smallpox vaccine, it spread from England, where he lived, to other parts of the world ...
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DES Daughters

DES or Diethylstilbestrol was a form of synthetic estrogen developed in the 1930s, regularly prescribed to pregnant women to prevent ...
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SYMHC Classics: The Nazca Lines

This 2013 episode covered the Nazca lines in the desert about 200 miles southeast of Lima, Peru, between the Andes ...
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Behind the Scenes Minis: Tello and Du Châtelet

Holly and Tracy talk about how many things don't make it into episodes, sometimes due to cutting for narrative structure, ...
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General Robert E Lee: US Civil War rebel

The US Civil War of 1861-65 left 700,000 troops dead. The Southern Confederate states rebelled against the Union of the ...
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Drugs in the Vietnam War

During the Vietnam war, US commanders grew increasingly concerned about the widespread use of drugs by US troops in Vietnam ...
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Émilie du Châtelet

Du Châtelet challenged the philosophic and scientific world of her time, but she's often eclipsed by her far more famous ...
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The Burma uprising of 1988

On August 8th 1988 the Burmese military cracked down on anti-government demonstrators, killing hundreds possibly thousands of people. In the ...
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