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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Reviews from Real Listeners

  • 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
  • A wealth of knowledge but presented in an engaging format. I stumbled upon this Podcast and have been thankful that I did. I have learned so much about the History of Britain, as well as, my family history! This is one of my favorite shows and I love to pick random shows and listen while I garden, cook, clean or drive. We are visiting England in September for the first time and I feel a great sense of pride for the country! Keep up the fantastic job!!!!

    Kat Smith
  • 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
  • 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 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

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.


Want to jump right to your favorite spot?  We're building chapters so you can do exactly that.

Stay tuned, but in the meantime here are some of our recent episodes.