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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Membership Has Its Privileges

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.

How cool is that?

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.

And all of that costs about the same as a latte per month (unless you’re getting some sort of gold plated fancy latte, in which case “Thanks for listening, Your Highness.”)

If you would like to become a hero of the Werod, you can sign up for Membership by clicking this little button.

And if you’re already a member, make sure to login so you can get access to your extras.

Reviews from Real Listeners

  • Awe inspiring, because the way he floats through the stories of Britain of such length and magnitude is commendable. I can only imagine the amount of hours and the level of dedication he puts into his work.

    And he has a great exciting form of narrative that engages you and makes you flip through books after you listened to his podcasts. And finally, a superb voice that is fun as opposed to the grim monotonous voice of other commentators out there.

    Pipi Newmai
  • I literally wanted to know the history of my own country (Britain) from the ground up through audio, I’m up to episode 20 and I can tell you Jamie is THE MAN. Great sense of humour, with good thorough storytelling but he backs everything up with facts and sources. As a history fan and wanting to know more about my own countries past, I cannot wait to hear the rest of this. Jamie if you’re reading, keep it up we love it. Well, I do anyway. Some of your jokes and the music you have coming on at certain moments genuinely put me into tears. One certain part about what the Caledonians would have called the Romans being “olive oil *****” had me in tears while doing my food shop. Keep it up, we all love it and you!

    Cameron Petrie
  • I’ve been listening for years (basically from the beginning) and find every episode just as interesting and intriguing as the last. Jamie does such a wonderful job of packing in so much detail and analysis (which I love as a detail orientated person) without it feeling too much...also it’s pretty funny and light hearted to! I finally signed up for a membership today and have been binging the members only content, which I can now say gives so much more context and detail. If you’re a history buff, I highly recommend this podcast �

    Kacie Heath
  • What a gem this podcast is. Jamie Jeffers is a natural born narrator and historian, and maybe even a comedian! If this bores you then you may need to check your pulse to see if you are alive. Mr. Jeffers delivers painstakingly researched history made palatable to even folks who probably are disinterested in the past. I literally laugh out loud when he takes creative license and summarizes the reactions of historical figures with some of today’s more “colorful” euphemisms! If only all history teachers could use this same approach. Great job, you teach and inform me without ever failing to entertain me, keep up the great work!

    Rob Keech
  • I love this podcast! Unfortunately I cannot afford to be a member (ZAR do not stretch as far as US$) but I have listened to every single episode. I found it by accident last year and the gaps (read gaping great holes) in my knowledge of English history, which was not part of the curriculum of South African schools, has grown exponentially with each episode. I love the quirky factoids dropped here and there and the easy listening style of the podcast. The depth and breadth of the research is evident in each episode. Thank you so much for hours and hours of listening pleasure!

    Tracey Wild