Interviews about History

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

24 January 2020

Where did this celebration come from?

07 January 2020

It's that time of the show, where our panel competes to win Big Brains of the Month...

17 December 2019

What does the oldest hunting scene tell us about ourselves?

10 December 2019

Twenty years after Lawrence Jones survived an avalanche, he still goes skiing with his family every year...

09 December 2019

20 years ago, Lawrence Jones was caught in an avalanche - and barely lived to tell the tale...

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...