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Josephine Baker2020031320200815 (R4)

Greg Jenner is joined by historical expert Dr Michell Chresfield and comedian Desiree Burch to travel to 1920s Paris and meet the phenomenal Josephine Baker.

Josephine Baker was a renowned performer and entertainer, a civil rights activist and even a spy during the German occupation of France. But just how did the daughter of a laundress in St Louis find herself at the centre of some of the most pivotal moments in history?

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Greg Jenner and the team take us to 1920s Paris to meet the phenomenal Josephine Baker.

The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do.

Josephine Baker2020031320200815 (R4)Greg Jenner is joined by historical expert Dr Michell Chresfield and comedian Desiree Burch to travel to 1920s Paris and meet the phenomenal Josephine Baker.

Josephine Baker was a renowned performer and entertainer, a civil rights activist and even a spy during the German occupation of France. But just how did the daughter of a laundress in St Louis find herself at the centre of some of the most pivotal moments in history?

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Greg Jenner and the team take us to 1920s Paris to meet the phenomenal Josephine Baker.

The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do.

Josephine Baker was a renowned performer and entertainer, a civil rights activist and even a spy during the German occupation of France. But just how did the daughter of a laundress in St Louis find herself at the centre of some of the most pivotal moments in history?

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Stonehenge2019091220200822 (R4)

Greg Jenner digs into the history and mystery surrounding Stonehenge. Is it really the symbol of fertility and scene of sacrifice it’s portrayed to be, and what part of Stonehenge is the henge exactly?

Featuring podcasting legend Richard Herring alongside archaeologist Susan Greaney from English Heritage. It’s history for people who don’t like history!

Produced by Dan Morelle
Script by Greg Jenner
Research by Emma Nagouse

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Greg Jenner and his guests dig into the mystery and history surrounding Stonehenge.

The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do.

Stonehenge2019091220200822 (R4)Greg Jenner digs into the history and mystery surrounding Stonehenge. Is it really the symbol of fertility and scene of sacrifice it’s portrayed to be, and what part of Stonehenge is the henge exactly?

Featuring podcasting legend Richard Herring alongside archaeologist Susan Greaney from English Heritage. It’s history for people who don’t like history!

Produced by Dan Morelle
Script by Greg Jenner
Research by Emma Nagouse

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Greg Jenner and his guests dig into the mystery and history surrounding Stonehenge.

The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do.

Greg Jenner digs into the history and mystery surrounding Stonehenge. Is it really the symbol of fertility and scene of sacrifice it’s portrayed to be, and what part of Stonehenge is the henge exactly?

Featuring podcasting legend Richard Herring alongside archaeologist Susan Greaney from English Heritage. It’s history for people who don’t like history!

Produced by Dan Morelle
Script by Greg Jenner
Research by Emma Nagouse

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Greg Jenner and his guests dig into the mystery and history surrounding Stonehenge.

The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do.

The Aztecs2019091220200808 (R4)

Travel back to the land of the Aztecs to discover that they’re not that dissimilar to the Tudors, but with more human sacrifices.

Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Joel Dommett and historian Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock to ask just how much food can be traced back to the Aztecs? Was cannibalism really a respectful process? And at what age were Aztec children expected to contribute to the family? It’s history for people who don’t like history!

Produced by Dan Morelle
Script by Greg Jenner
Research by Emma Nagouse assisted by Josh Daniels

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Travel back to the land of the Aztecs for tales of human sacrifice. And food!

The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do.

The Aztecs2019091220200808 (R4)Travel back to the land of the Aztecs to discover that they’re not that dissimilar to the Tudors, but with more human sacrifices.

Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Joel Dommett and historian Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock to ask just how much food can be traced back to the Aztecs? Was cannibalism really a respectful process? And at what age were Aztec children expected to contribute to the family? It’s history for people who don’t like history!

Produced by Dan Morelle
Script by Greg Jenner
Research by Emma Nagouse assisted by Josh Daniels

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Travel back to the land of the Aztecs for tales of human sacrifice. And food!

The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do.

Travel back to the land of the Aztecs to discover that they’re not that dissimilar to the Tudors, but with more human sacrifices. Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Joel Dommett and historian Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock to ask just how much food can be traced back to the Aztecs? Was cannibalism really a respectful process? And at what age were Aztec children expected to contribute to the family? It’s history for people who don’t like history!

This episode was produced by Dan Morelle, scripted by Greg Jenner and researched by Emma Nagouse assisted by Josh Daniels.

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Travel back to the land of the Aztecs to discover that they’re not that dissimilar to the Tudors, but with more human sacrifices.

Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Joel Dommett and historian Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock to ask just how much food can be traced back to the Aztecs? Was cannibalism really a respectful process? And at what age were Aztec children expected to contribute to the family? It’s history for people who don’t like history!

Produced by Dan Morelle
Script by Greg Jenner
Research by Emma Nagouse assisted by Josh Daniels

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Travel back to the land of the Aztecs for tales of human sacrifice. And food!

The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do.

The History of Chocolate2020032020200912 (R4)

Greg Jenner is joined by chocolate historian Alex Hutchinson and British TV legend Richard Osman to explore the culinary and cultural history of chocolate - Britain's favourite confectionery.

Just what did the Maya use to flavour their cacao? How did cacao become chocolate and find its way into our shops and hearts? And why did a family feud change the entire branding of a much loved chocolate bar?

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Greg Jenner and his guests explore the culinary and cultural history of chocolate.

The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do.

The History Of Chocolate2020032020200912 (R4)Greg Jenner is joined by chocolate historian Alex Hutchinson and British TV legend Richard Osman to explore the culinary and cultural history of chocolate - Britain's favourite confectionery.

Just what did the Maya use to flavour their cacao? How did cacao become chocolate and find its way into our shops and hearts? And why did a family feud change the entire branding of a much loved chocolate bar?

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Greg Jenner and his guests explore the culinary and cultural history of chocolate.

The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do.

The Mughal Empire2020040320200919 (R4)

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Mehreen Chida-Razvi and comedian Sindhu Vee to explore The Mughal Empire and it’s legacy in art and architecture.

We learn why an Emperor always needed to be wary of his siblings and how a zebra came to cause disbelief in court, and we hear the real story behind the wondrous Taj Mahal.

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Greg Jenner and his guests head back to explore The Mughal Empire and its legacy.

The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do.

The Mughal Empire2020040320200919 (R4)Greg Jenner is joined by historian Dr Mehreen Chida-Razvi and comedian Sindhu Vee to explore The Mughal Empire and it’s legacy in art and architecture.

We learn why an Emperor always needed to be wary of his siblings and how a zebra came to cause disbelief in court, and we hear the real story behind the wondrous Taj Mahal.

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Greg Jenner and his guests head back to explore The Mughal Empire and its legacy.

The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do.

The Witch Craze2019091220200829 (R4)

Discover the truth behind the European Witch Craze. Far from the world of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, discover how one book turned the world upside down as a disgruntled patriarchy murdered thousands of innocent women.

Join Greg Jenner, comedian Cariad Lloyd and historian Prof Suzannah Lipscomb. It’s history for people who don’t like history!

Produced by Dan Morelle
Script and research by Emma Nagouse, assisted by Eszter Szabo and Evie Randall

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Enter into the dark days of the European Witch Craze, where no woman was safe.

The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do.

The Witch Craze2019091220200829 (R4)Discover the truth behind the European Witch Craze. Far from the world of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, discover how one book turned the world upside down as a disgruntled patriarchy murdered thousands of innocent women.

Join Greg Jenner, comedian Cariad Lloyd and historian Prof Suzannah Lipscomb. It’s history for people who don’t like history!

Produced by Dan Morelle
Script and research by Emma Nagouse, assisted by Eszter Szabo and Evie Randall

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Enter into the dark days of the European Witch Craze, where no woman was safe.

The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do.

Discover the truth behind the European Witch Craze. Far from the world of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, discover how one book turned the world upside down as a disgruntled patriarchy murdered thousands of innocent women.

Join Greg Jenner, comedian Cariad Lloyd and historian Prof Suzannah Lipscomb. It’s history for people who don’t like history!

Produced by Dan Morelle
Script and research by Emma Nagouse, assisted by Eszter Szabo and Evie Randall

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Enter into the dark days of the European Witch Craze, where no woman was safe.

The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do.

Young Napoleon2019091220200905 (R4)

Never mind the famous battles, who was the real Napoleon? Where did he come from? What events conspired to turn him from a young Corsican officer to one of history’s greatest figures? How intense was his relationship with his wife Josephine? What part of his body was recreated in plaster, and how much was somebody willing to pay for it?

And just how did one man manufacture his own hype way before the days of social media?

Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Dan Schreiber and historian Dr Laura O’Brien. It’s history for people who don’t like history!

Produced by Dan Morelle
Script and research by Emma Nagouse

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Take a look at a man who loved his country almost as much as women \u2013 Young Napoleon.

The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do.

Young Napoleon2019091220200905 (R4)Never mind the famous battles, who was the real Napoleon? Where did he come from? What events conspired to turn him from a young Corsican officer to one of history’s greatest figures? How intense was his relationship with his wife Josephine? What part of his body was recreated in plaster, and how much was somebody willing to pay for it?

And just how did one man manufacture his own hype way before the days of social media?

Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Dan Schreiber and historian Dr Laura O’Brien. It’s history for people who don’t like history!

Produced by Dan Morelle
Script and research by Emma Nagouse

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Take a look at a man who loved his country almost as much as women \u2013 Young Napoleon.

The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do.