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 – AEthelred: Are You Ready? The British History Podcast Transcript
  15. 315 – AEthelred: The Cracks in the Foundation 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

  • Jim Uttley Avatar

    Great show, engaging and well researched. Shines a light on periods you either didn't know about, or only thought you did.

    Jim Uttley 7/28/2017
  • Wilcoxson David Avatar

    Very entertaining and informative. I absolutely love his style of podcast. I listen daily

    Wilcoxson David 2/10/2018
  • Michael Raposa Avatar

    Easily the most scholarly and historically nuanced podcast I've yet heard, while also hilarious.

    Michael Raposa 7/28/2017
  • Kenneth Coppage Avatar

    Jamie consistently provides well researched content with context and whatnot from different perspectives surrounding British History.

    Kenneth Coppage 1/01/2019
  • Benjy Israel Avatar

    Fascinatingly insightful and addictive to listen to. I'm really enjoying these podcasts and am very grateful to have stumbled onto them. Jamie discusses with style and humour the major goings on in Britain since the earliest days, with possible reasoning behind decisions taken that change the course of history. If you are remotely interested in history, give this a whirl. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

    Benjy Israel 7/31/2017