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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Listen To Where We Are Right Now

  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
  23. PSA: Are We Dead? The British History Podcast Transcript
  24. 323 – AEthelred: Brotherhood of the Wolf The British History Podcast Transcript
  25. 324 - AEthelred: Law and Lawlessness The British History Podcast Transcript
  26. 325 – AEthelred: From Bad to Worse The British History Podcast Transcript
  27. 326 – The Year 1000 The British History Podcast Transcript
  28. 327 – AEthelred: Sail Away Sail Away Sail Away The British History Podcast Transcript
  29. 328 – AEthelred: The St Brice’s Day Massacre 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

  • Mark Pickford Avatar

    British History Podcast in now my happy place. Thank you Jamie and Zee for doing this wonderful work. I've been listening to an episode or two every day for the last few months. Pretty soon I will catch up to the live feed but can't wait to start listening to the members episodes and then, I might have to listen to the whole lot again!

    Mark Pickford 10/26/2018
  • Informative and Entertaining Jamie does a very good job of providing a lot of information in an entertaining manner.

    PJ Ward 9/02/2014
  • Greg Beere Avatar

    Funny, exciting, informative. History has never been so easy to access.

    Greg Beere 3/28/2018
  • Awesomesause I thought I'd give it a try while at work, ended up downloading them all and couldn't stop listen. Just awesome. Good job man!

    FullOtto 7/06/2011
  • Favorite history podcast yet!! Jaimie does a fantastic job of turning dry historical texts into a lively, exciting and humorous tale of England's past. Great podcast. Very well researched and very entertaining. He does a good job of pointing out little known facts and encourages you to think about history in a new way. Keep it up!!!!!

    StefBPhoto 2/23/2016