History Extra podcast

History Extra podcast

Published by: Immediate Media
453 Episodes | First Released: Jun 1 '07

The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com

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Max Edison
Nov 4
Rating:   10
One of the Best

I don’t know why anyone would listen to podcasts or anything at 2x speed. Seems to be missing the whole point but I’ve got plenty of time. Lots of good info, well presented and outstanding audio.

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Lagorunner
Sep 24
Rating:   6
Verbal tics

I sort of want to give a 5 star review, but I feel kind of unable to do so, because I sort of cannot listen all the way through without sort of, you know, screaming! Please please please, try not to litter your conversations with verbal tics!

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MaxJones123
Sep 21
Rating:   10
Fave

This is my favorite podcast by far! I learn so much and am rarely disappointed by the choice of topic. It also dovetails with the magazine to which I am also subscribed. Keep up the good work. I’m here listening.

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Urban Fry Hater
Sep 18
Rating:   6
Constant issue

There are many topics in this podcast that interest me but I am unable to listen to the full broadcast because of the 'urban fry' the commentator uses, that is, the rasp in her voice which makes me want to clear my throat often. This, added to the questioning style of speaking, means I only last about ten minutes before having to give up. A pity because I bet the content is very good.

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femmefatal100
Sep 9
Rating:   10
Best historical channel ever!

I love this podcast!!! Aaaand love you bringing historians like Dan Jones... xo

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tian1191
Sep 6
Rating:   8
Great for history lovers, frustrating voice

The podcast is great for history lovers, really gets into the nitty gritty of things. My one frustration is that Rob Attar’s voice is not very apt for podcast listening. At 2x speed I often have to go back and slow down to understand what he is saying. His already thick English accent is mixed in with a nasal/lisp-esq sound (without an actual lisp)which makes it not very conducive to understanding at higher speeds, which is of course the only way to listen to podcasts. Maybe he can get the BBC to pay for voice lessons, because other than that he’s great!

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even gaylord gayer
Aug 16
Rating:   8
Audi poor

Yeah

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Frf girl
Aug 8
Rating:   2
Content great, audio awful. Echo chamber.

Please get better audio. You are in an echo chamber and hard to hear.

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StevenEtien
Jul 2
Rating:   10
Highly informative but

Audio quality sometimes very poor

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oinicknayme
May 31
Rating:   10
❤️

I am. In love. Where has this podcast been all my life-

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anglodutch
May 29
Rating:   10
The most approachable yet professional history podcast

This podcast sets a standard: interviews with historians but without time-wasting chattiness, overly-informal or flippant tone, or sensationalism. The selection of historians and selection of topics are commendably broad: military and political history are not over-emphasized; non-European history and historians aren’t completely ignored, though more of both would be an improvement. (If anything, interviewers are sometimes not probing enough in their questions and occasionally a bit too solicitous.) I highly recommend this podcast if you love history.

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Lu_2002
Apr 4
Rating:   10
GCSE's

This podcast is saving me from crying during Elizabethan revision for my exams, thanks!

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sean283
Mar 24
Rating:   10
Nicely done

Very enjoyable. I appreciate the measured tone, as opposed to the sensationalist approach too often seen in podcasting

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Claygirl33
Mar 18
Rating:   10
addictive listening

While some stories and people seem well known, the experts always add further interest and storytelling to enliven them and add depth.

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Kevin Mitton
Feb 28
Rating:   8
1st year undergraduate interviews

Largely informative with some tremendous interviewees; real experts in their field. Though, the main interviewer can be a little grating to listen... Frankly, because, some of the interviews sound like their being conducted by a wide-eyed 1st year undergraduate student.

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Veronicanyc10009
Feb 20
Rating:   8
David Wilsons Jack the Ripper

The interview with David Wilson is fascinating, however, there is no indication that the show he was promoting actually aired. It is not on Amelia Fox’s IMDB page or even mentioned on his website.

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Papa John 2017
Feb 20
Rating:   6
Leftist Bias, Radical Pathologic Feminism Support

I enjoy the podcasts that are free of Leftist bias....sadly too fee. My most recent listening of Paddy Ashdown and interview based in his book about plots to over-throw Hitler was i formative. But what sadly goes u challenged (I can infer due to interviewer agreement) are his errant and short sighted comments against Trump, claiming a faux narrative of “T vs Constitution.” Oh my god, man. Im not T apologist by any means, but the democrat party has been torturing and slow-death killing our Constitution since Woodrow Wilson.so if you have the knowledge and mental fortitude to withstand the frequent Leftist assault on common-sensical moderatism, then by all means cherry pick the good amongst the rubbish here. This does require effort, even in the best of a well rooted mind. But there is good fruit here amongst the thorns.

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Angela-2819
Feb 8
Rating:   2
Please replace the editor and presenter!

The presenter (which is also the BBC editor of the magazine) is so irritating because he sounds like he has a perpetual nasal congestion! I know it sounds rude but I cannot take it anymore (especially when he interviews people) Please can you seriously get a replacement?

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ReenaMJSingh
Feb 3
Rating:   6
Really good but....

I’m listening to the episode about the Favourite and I find if extremely annoying that the women keep interrupting each other. I understand you all want to make a point but it’s so annoying to hear the interruptions and not let the women make their points. A couple women are more aggressive than others. I want to hear everyone. Really interesting content though.

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sallybrunswick
Jan 31
Rating:   2
Slowly losing its way

Inclusion and feminism are fantastic ideals to pursue. However, this podcast has become utterly dominated by feminist revisionist historical conjecture. Whilst dodging the pitfall of over obsession with WW2 it has slipped into the other equally tedious one.

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