We Are History

By Angela Barnes and John O'Farrell

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Subscribers: 359
Reviews: 4
Episodes: 113


 Sep 28, 2023

Arthur Sludge
 Sep 17, 2023
Educational and entertaining. Brilliant.


 Jan 10, 2023

Chris Smyth
 May 2, 2020
Brilliant - Horrible Histories for grown ups! 🤓👍👍

Description

The less-than-serious history podcast with stand up comedian Angela Barnes (The News Quiz, Mock The Week and Live at The Apollo) and writer John O'Farrell (An Utterly Impartial History of Britain, Things Can Only Get Better, Spitting Image). In each podcast our two history nerds discuss, explain and laugh at interesting and quirky episodes from the olden days, such as East German Nudism, Spy Pigeons or Vlad the Impaler. Angela and John’s in-depth knowledge of world history has been described as ‘laughable’ - and now they read the history books so that you don't have to. The We Are History podcast - not as world-changing as the Black Death, but slightly funnier.

Episode Date
The 1960s - The advent of the permissive society
Apr 30, 2024
The Painful History of Dentistry
Apr 23, 2024
British Shops and Shopping Centres
Apr 16, 2024
The Brighton Bomb – 1984
Apr 09, 2024
The History of April Fool’s Day
Apr 01, 2024
The Grand Tour
Mar 26, 2024
The French Revolution
Mar 19, 2024
The Story of Live Aid
Mar 12, 2024
International Women’s Day
Mar 05, 2024
The Glorious Revolution of 1688
Feb 27, 2024
The Golden Age of Smuggling
Nov 14, 2023
The Green Belt: Contentious countryside
Nov 07, 2023
The Gunpowder Plot: He didn’t start the fire
Oct 31, 2023
From Bits to Bots: A History of AI
Oct 24, 2023
Nudity down the centuries
Oct 17, 2023
The Zimmermann Telegram
Oct 10, 2023
The Haitian Revolution - the slave rebellion that succeeded
Oct 03, 2023
The Glamour Boys
Sep 26, 2023
The Race for the Bomb
Sep 19, 2023
Bonuscast: Angela Barnes and John O'Farrell answer your questions.
Sep 07, 2023
The Legend of the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass
Jul 24, 2023
The Story of Nancy Wake: The Mouse that ran rings around the Nazis
Jul 18, 2023
The 1904 St Louis Olympics: A Marathon Event
Jul 11, 2023
St Patrick and the Patriarchy: Women’s rights in Ireland
Jul 04, 2023
Saucy Seaside Postcards - A Celebration of Great British Smut
Jun 27, 2023
Great Fire of London: Burning down the house
Jun 20, 2023
Navajo Code Talkers – America's secret WWII weapon
Jun 13, 2023
Albania: Communism, capitalism, chaos
Jun 06, 2023
The 1968 US Presidential Election: Rotting from the head down
May 30, 2023
Radium: A toxic love affair
May 23, 2023
Christmas Number Ones
Dec 12, 2022
Mussolini - the rubbish war leader
Dec 05, 2022
The Domestication of Dogs
Nov 28, 2022
The Birth of the BBC
Nov 21, 2022
The Stasi Poetry Circle - the East Germans secret police advancing socialism through verse
Nov 14, 2022
The Fascist Who Switched Sides and Spied on the British Far Right
Nov 07, 2022
The 60s Satire Boom
Oct 31, 2022
The slow death of John Major’s government 1992-97
Oct 24, 2022
The Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp
Mar 28, 2022
Agent Sonya
Mar 21, 2022
Richard III and the Princes in the Tower
Mar 14, 2022
Maud West, the unlikely private investigator
Mar 05, 2022
Victorian Anti-vaxxers
Feb 28, 2022
The Great Exhibition 1851
Feb 21, 2022
The Scottish Witch Panic
Feb 14, 2022
Bill Clinton & Monica Lewinsky
Dec 13, 2021
The American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz, 1969-71
Dec 06, 2021
MI9 - the secret agency helping British POWs
Nov 29, 2021
Christopher Columbus, the man who didn't discover America
Nov 22, 2021
The Rise of Fall of Robert Maxwell
Nov 15, 2021
The Winter of Discontent 1978-9
Nov 08, 2021
A History of Contraception
Jun 07, 2021
The Thorpe Affair
May 31, 2021
The Bay of Pigs - Cuba 1961
May 24, 2021
The Campaign Against Women's Suffrage
May 17, 2021
The Agapemonites - the Victorian religious love cult
May 10, 2021
The Scopes Monkey Trial
May 03, 2021
A History of Marriage
Apr 26, 2021
The fall of Thatcher - 1990
Apr 19, 2021
Elizabethan child actors
Apr 12, 2021
The Abdication Crisis - 1936
Apr 05, 2021
Operation Mincemeat - 1943
Mar 29, 2021
Prohibition
Mar 21, 2021
Zoo Wars
Mar 15, 2021
Lesbian Pirates!?
Mar 08, 2021
The Aids Crisis
Mar 01, 2021
When Britain was a Republic 1649-60
Feb 22, 2021
Celtic Britain v Roman Empire (away win)
Feb 15, 2021
The Big Stink - 1858
Feb 08, 2021
2020 (Thank God it's history)
Dec 28, 2020
The History of Christmas
Dec 21, 2020
1989 - Revolutions across Eastern Europe
Dec 14, 2020
An Explicit History of Swearing
Dec 07, 2020
A Thoroughly Researched History of Beer
Nov 30, 2020
Murder at Road Hill House - 1860
Nov 23, 2020
German Resistance to the Nazis
Nov 16, 2020
The Battle of Hastings - 1066
Nov 09, 2020
Sealand - the Essex family that declared independence from Britain
Nov 02, 2020
The Bristol Bus Boycott - 1963
Oct 26, 2020
The cult of Jack the Ripper
Oct 19, 2020
Ireland 1916 - the Easter Rising
Oct 12, 2020
Watergate
Oct 05, 2020
The Origins of Homo Sapiens
Sep 28, 2020
Eurovision
Jul 20, 2020
Kim Il Sung and the creation of North Korea
Jul 13, 2020
Harold Moody and the League of Coloured Peoples
Jul 06, 2020
Stonehenge
Jun 28, 2020
Tulip Fever - Amsterdam 1637; the first financial crash?
Jun 22, 2020
Railway Mania
Jun 15, 2020
Able Archer '83 - the Almost Nuclear Apocalypse
Jun 08, 2020
The Nazi Occupation of the Channel Islands
Jun 01, 2020
The Miners' Strike 1984-5
May 25, 2020
The Rise and Fall of the Council House
May 18, 2020
The Spanish Civil War
May 11, 2020
Ethelred the Unready
May 04, 2020
The British Invasion of Iceland 1940
Apr 27, 2020
Boudica
Apr 20, 2020
The Suez Crisis 1956
Apr 13, 2020
The Siege of Paris 1870-71
Apr 06, 2020
The Opium War
Mar 29, 2020
Nuclear fall-out shelters
Mar 23, 2020
McCarthyism and America's Red Scare
Mar 16, 2020
'The Cycling Suffragettes'
Mar 08, 2020
Sons of Africa - the black British who campaigned against slavery
Mar 02, 2020
Mosley and the Blackshirts
Feb 24, 2020
The Black Death
Feb 17, 2020
Televangelism
Feb 10, 2020
Spy Pigeons
Feb 03, 2020
The 1975 Referendum on the Common Market
Jan 27, 2020
Vlad the Impaler, the original 'Dracula'
Jan 20, 2020
Nudism in East Germany
Jan 13, 2020
The Profumo Scandal
Jan 08, 2020
Trailer
Dec 31, 2019