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


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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

  • Started by listening to some of the most recent ones a couple of weeks ago, and enjoyed it so much I’ve started from episode 1.

    I’m now on episode 30 and yesterday morning just as I was leaving Newcastle to travel to Warrington across the A69, the episode relating to Hadrian’s wall was on. Learning about the mile castles, the military road, and construction of the the wall, and some of the theory’s and stories were super interesting.

    I’ll be signing up as a member, if for anything to support the great work Jamie is doing!

    Adam Burbridge
  • I stumbled across this podcast on Google Play about a month ago. It has quickly become part of my commuting ritual. As soon as I start the engine, the very next thing I do is press play.... and I have been known to sit in the drive after I get home if I've hit an especially compelling part of the story. My only dilemma is that at my rate of listening (I'm on episode 106 now) I'll be caught up and waiting for new episodes by the end of summer.

    Ian Smith
  • 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
  • I've been listening for a little over three years now and I absolutely love the pace, though several people have said it is "slow". I prefer the word thorough. Beyond glimpses of history without any backstory or relevance, Jamie pieces it all together so you get a complete image of what was going on across the whole of the island and the continent, so that you can really get a sense of the significance of the ongoings. I cannot wait until we get to the Plantagenets and beyond, but I really am appreciating learning the history from the ground up.

    Tiffany Christman
  • 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