Podcasts

Black Jesus

On Easter Sunday 1967 the Reverend Albert Cleage renamed his church in Detroit the Shrine of the Black Madonna. He ...
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Kidnapped on an orchid hunt

In March 2000, two young English travellers, Tom Hart-Dyke and Paul Winder, were kidnapped by Colombian guerrillas while attempting to ...
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The Russo-Japanese War

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the conflict between Russia and Japan from February 1904 to September 1905, which gripped the ...
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Bodiam Castle

This castle is unique in its design and the extent to which the ground surrounding it are part of that ...
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Mrs Thatcher’s ground-breaking Soviet TV interview

How Mrs Thatcher shook up the Soviet media with a landmark interview in Moscow in 1987 focusing on nuclear disarmament ...
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When the prisoners ran the prison

In March 1973 guards went on strike at Walpole maximum security prison in the US state of Massachussetts, and the ...
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L.L. Zamenhof and the Hope of Esperanto

Esperanto was developed by a Jewish man living in the Russian Empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries ...
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Anorexia nervosa

The American singer, Karen Carpenter, died in 1983 of anorexia nervosa. She was one half of a world famous brother ...
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SYMHC Classics: Hildegard von Bingen

This 2016 episode examines a Christian mystic of medieval Europe who was way, way ahead of her time. If she ...
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Behind the Scenes Minis: Arsinoë and Sissieretta

Tracy and Holly talk about the trickier aspects of researching a story like Arsinoë's, as well as women trying to ...
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