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
  30. 329 – Forkbeard The British History Podcast Transcript
  31. 330 - Aethelred: The Purge The British History Podcast Transcript

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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.

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  • Access To Exclusive Members Only Podcasts
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  • Rough Transcripts so you can learn how to spell Waelsteng.
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Reviews from Real Listeners

  • Jeff Sullivan Avatar

    Just started this a couple weeks ago and just got on the Scotcast portion. Love it!

    Jeff Sullivan 12/11/2017
  • Bite size chunks of awesome If you're like me, and I know I am, you love yourself some Ancient World history. So you've done the whole Decline and Fall thing, you can tell a Shang bronze from a Zhou, and you can write your name in demotic - but don't shy away from this incredibly well done podcast just because it seems like too many small episodes. It's really well researched and presented- just chain listen bunches of episodes to get your history fix.

    K_D_Campbell 1/27/2017
  • Keep it comin dude! A fun podcast which just keeps on getting better and better. Keep it coming Jamie...

    Pumpkinpierules 8/05/2011
  • BHP is Fantastic The BHP is one of the best podcasts available and is one of my absolute favourites. Jamie does a fantastic job of getting the pacing just right, finding the right stories and telling them in interesting ways. He is also great at injecting humour and his personal take on events is always interesting and insightful. I look forward to every episode. You should definitely check this out and subscribe to the members only special podcast episode series as well.

    nanodjlewis 1/19/2016
  • Unique and Well-Researched! This podcast is hands-down the best researched podcast I've ever come across, and that says something. As Jamie mentioned in a recent episode, much of his funding goes directly to scouring through archives for scraps of material that others might pass by. Covering periods in history such as the Anglo-Saxon era is typically avoided, but through his hard work and casual-narrative style, he makes it work!

    Truly, for any fan of British History, I cannot recommend this podcast enough for its quality of research, quality of production, quality of writing, and (last but certainly not least) quality of host.

    Good luck Jamie!

    ThatGuyOverThere123 10/29/2014