Interviews about History

Interviews on archaeology, anthropology, palaeoanthropology and the history of science...

19 November 2019

How do you cook custard properly?

19 November 2019

And why urban living and low socioeconomic situations make it more likely to happen...

11 November 2019

The museum specimen that yielded its DNA code 3000 years after it was harvested...

08 November 2019

Tens of millions of years ago whales and dolphins evolved into the oceans. They lost genes in the process...

30 October 2019

Flies with the “yellow” gene aren’t very lucky in love, and it's not down to behaviour...

30 October 2019

Why tasty treats are more tricky to resist after a sleepless night...

29 October 2019

Some are skeptical about whether recycling even works...

22 October 2019

We see what you've been sending in

14 October 2019

Why do they have half a million people's DNA?

08 October 2019

It's quiz time! Who will emerge victorious?

01 October 2019

Archaeologists have detected milk in bottles from thousands of years ago...

17 September 2019

Back with Elizabeth Bruton at the Science Museum in London…

17 September 2019

One of the world's most famous codes, and how it was broken...

13 September 2019

There's no gene for cuteness, but here's the next-best thing...

13 September 2019

What's the future for flat-faced dogs?

13 September 2019

A century and a half of dog breeding has left its mark...

14 August 2019

Mendel's laws were also used to support less savoury ideas...

14 August 2019

In 1900, everything changed...

14 August 2019

Genius doesn't spring from thin air...

13 August 2019

Peter and Nadia face off against Livia and Duncan...

06 August 2019

How did we discover the electron?

23 July 2019

Landing on the moon was an iconic moment in history. Our listeners share what it meant to them...

23 July 2019

How did the Apollo 11 get home? Their return could've been a lot worse, as physicist Katie Mack reveals...

23 July 2019

What happened during that giant leap?