History the way it is meant to be heard

History is human. History is drama. History is our story, and it belongs to all of us.

The BHP is a chronological retelling of the history of Britain with a particular focus upon the lives of the people. You won’t find a dry recounting of dates and battles here, but instead you’ll learn about who these people were and how their desires, fears, and flaws shaped the scope of this island at the edge of the world.

This show is intended to be listened to in order, if you start with the most recent episode you will almost certainly become lost. So if you’re new, why don’t you listen to the first episode and find out what the show is all about.

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  1. Chapter 8 – Twilight of the Anglo Saxons The British History Podcast Transcript
  2. 302 - King Eadred The British History Podcast Transcript
  3. 303 – Eric Bloodaxe The British History Podcast Transcript
  4. 304 – A Kingdom Divided The British History Podcast Transcript
  5. 305 – A Very Special BHP Valentine’s Day Episode The British History Podcast Transcript
  6. 306 – King Eadwig The British History Podcast Transcript
  7. 307 – Cleaning House The British History Podcast Transcript
  8. 308 – A Thirst for Reform The British History Podcast Transcript
  9. 309 – Size Doesn’t Matter (until it does) The British History Podcast Transcript
  10. 310 - Political Theater The British History Podcast Transcript
  11. 311 – Team Edward The British History Podcast Transcript
  12. 312 - King Edward The British History Podcast Transcript
  13. 313 – How to Make a Martyr The British History Podcast Transcript
  14. 314 – Æthelred: Are You Ready? The British History Podcast Transcript
  15. 315 – Æthelred: The Cracks in the Foundation The British History Podcast Transcript
  16. 316 – Æthelred: The Old Guard The British History Podcast Transcript
  17. 317 – Æthelred: A Culture of Corruption The British History Podcast Transcript
  18. 318 – Æthelred: Chaos is a Ladder The British History Podcast Transcript
  19. 319 – The Battle of Maldon The British History Podcast Transcript
  20. 320 – Æthelred: Our Wooden Wall The British History Podcast Transcript
  21. 321 – Æthelred: Course Corrections The British History Podcast Transcript
  22. 322 - Æthelred: We're Absolutely Forked The British History Podcast Transcript

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This show is advertiser free.  Seriously.  You can listen to entire episodes without EVER having to hear me awkwardly pretend that I use Blue Apron.

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And the way we’re able to provide that service, and stay one of the only truly independent history podcasts out there, is through Membership. 

Membership is voluntary.  The vast bulk of episodes are free and will remain so.  In fact, the whole main show is free so you don’t have to sign up to listen to the BHP.

However, to thank people for supporting the podcast we do offer a few exclusive extras for Members.

  • Access To Exclusive Members Only Podcasts
  • That’s a big deal.  There’s nearly 100 of them at this point.
  • Rough Transcripts so you can learn how to spell Waelsteng.
  • Member’s only boards so you can use your new vocabulary online.

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Reviews from Real Listeners

  • My favourite history podcast It is not often my kids would listen to a history podcast but they like this one. That is high praise for how interesting, and entertaining this podcast is. Give it a try you will not be disappointed.

    affa92 6/16/2016
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    Love it. Favorite podcast of ALL.

    Chris Bailey 1/09/2019
  • the british history podcast excellent listening - informative, well researched and delivered in a friendly relaxed manner

    Theirisheye 7/07/2011
  • Awesome! Jamie does a great job of throwing together these podcasts. I love that they focus on what life was like for the commoners from time to time. I've enjoyed this one!

    Lewi150 1/16/2012
  • Best historical podcast out there Thorough analysis of British history in a chronological timeline. Format is enjoyable and often funny. Jaime looks at multiple sources and through the lens of both famous and everyday people to provide critical insight into many historical events we take for granted. One can only hope that U.S. history will be his next project.

    Cease77 11/03/2017