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.

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.”)

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Reviews from Real Listeners

  • Love it I look forward to this!

    Lynx0333 9/30/2017
  • Story Form History Jamie's story telling approach to history helps make the expanse of British history come alive with a very human edge to his tales. Having taken a fair number of history classes in college, my favorites were always the ones that gave you a window into years gone by and how the people lived. The BHP clearly follows in that vein and have enjoyed the full back catalog.

    HokieNutt 3/04/2017
  • History as its supposed to be told Jamie is a great story teller and makes the history of Britain come to life in an informative and enjoyable way. Gets me through the commute to work and also during work

    princesspurplehippy 6/20/2013
  • Missing episodes 12-15 I love this podcast but for some reason I can’t find es

    Episodes 12-15. Has anyone else had this problem?

    Hunter!2121 1/26/2019
  • Great show! Excellent history podcast delivered in an entertaining way that keeps the listener hooked.

    General Jamie 1/29/2015