Interviews about History

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

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?

23 July 2019

NASA had a decade to get it right but why was a "Moonshot" so important?

08 July 2019

Protein sequences from freshwater molluscs solves and archaeological riddle...

18 June 2019

Carolin & Colm face Haydn & Ljiljana in our battle of the brains...

31 May 2019

New eLife editor-in-chief Mike Eisen shares his vision of how science should be communicated

21 May 2019

Jenner, cowpox, and the first vaccine.

23 April 2019

Microbiologist Luke McNally brought a potent potion to the Edinburgh Science Festival...

23 April 2019

Do the lumps and bumps on your head mean anything? Sophie Goggins busts the myths of Phrenology.

19 February 2019

Where did the periodic table come from? And how does it work?

05 February 2019

How the environment has made us the way we are...

22 January 2019

How important were scientific illustrations?

23 December 2018

What makes cracker jokes so awful?

11 December 2018

Will we get to Mars? Plus the time travelling space telescope, James Webb.

11 December 2018

How important is the International Space Station?

11 December 2018

What did Voyager find? And how has this mission been turned into music?

27 November 2018

A trip to the dentist a few hundred years ago was very different...

14 November 2018

Do men favour men and women favour women when they peer review each other's work?

29 October 2018

Where does dancing come from?

29 October 2018

What makes someone a good looking dancer?

16 October 2018

What's the point of investigating the Neolithic?