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The history podcast for people who don’t like history… and those who do. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past.

BBC Radio 4


    • Sep 16, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 44m AVG DURATION
    • 106 EPISODES

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    The History of Fandom, 1700-1900 (Live)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 61:49


    Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Corin Throsby and Stuart Goldsmith to look at early cultural fandom in the 18th and 19th centuries. Although many consider Beatlemania to be the start of what is now considered fan culture, Greg and his guests consider some much earlier and often hilarious examples of the birth of fandom. This episode was recorded live at the 2022 Hay Festival. You're Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4. Research by Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow Written by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow Project Management: Isla Matthews Audio Producer: Abi Paterson

    Medieval Animals

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 58:55


    Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Tim Wingard and Kiri Pritchard-McLean to look at what we know about animals in medieval Europe. From hunting and farming to companionship and entertainment, animals have long been a part of our culture but how did the beliefs and treatment of animals by our medieval ancestors inform our societal values today? And just how do you lick a bear into shape?! You're Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4. Research by Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow Written by Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow, Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow Project Management: Isla Matthews Audio Producer: Max Bower

    Ibn Battuta

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 55:42


    Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Amira Bennison and Nabil Abdulrashid in medieval Morocco to meet the globetrotter Ibn Battuta. This 14th-century traveller covered a mind-boggling 73,000 miles and is the author of arguably one of the world's most famous travel logs. You're Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4. Research by Jon Mason Written by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner with Jon Mason Produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow Project Management: Isla Matthews Audio Producer: Max Bower

    The History of Timekeeping

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 57:24


    Greg Jenner is joined by Dr David Rooney and Desiree Burch at the literal beginning of time to explore the history of timekeeping. Covering everything from the origins of timekeeping to time in space, we even learn how you can smell the time! Above all, we finally find out who you can blame for daylight savings and the real reason it was invented. You're Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4. Research by Rosie Rich Written by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow Project Management: Isla Matthews Audio Producer: Steve Hankey

    Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 56:58


    Greg Jenner is joined in 17th-century West Africa by Dr Daniel F. Silva and Athena Kugblenu to meet the warrior queen, Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba. One of the most formidable queens in history, Njinga lived a tumultuous life and was able to defy Portuguese colonial rule for decades. For such a successful ruler, not much is known about her. Much of what is said about her in European and Western stories paints a picture of a cold-hearted, bloodthirsty warlord. But how much of that is true? You're Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4. Research by Rosie Rich Written by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner with Rosie Rich Produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow Project Management: Isla Matthews Audio Producer: Max Bower

    The Terracotta Army

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 56:53


    Greg Jenner is joined in Ancient China by Prof Julia Lovell and special guest Phil Wang as they take a close look at The Terracotta Army. In 1974, a family of farmers made arguably the greatest ever archaeological discovery when they unearthed arrowheads and fragments of terracotta whilst digging a well. Join us as we explore one of the most astounding mausoleum sites in the world; so large, in fact, that much of it still remains to be explored. You're Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4. Research by John Mason Written by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner with John Mason Produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow Project Management: Isla Matthews Audio Producer: Abi Paterson

    Black Georgian England

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 56:27


    Host Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Gretchen Gerzina and special guest Kwame Asante in Georgian England as they meet some of the leading figures of Black History. With communities thriving in London and the port cities of England, we take a look at some of the amazing life stories of the time. From writers, musicians, sailors, heirs and heiresses, we examine how vital their work was in preserving the lived experience of Black people in Georgian England. You're Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4 Research by Genevieve Johnson-Smith Written by Emma Nagouse, Genevieve Johnson-Smith, Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow and Greg Jenner. Produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow Project Management: Isla Matthews Audio Producer: Abi Paterson

    Julius Caesar's Rise To Power

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 57:54


    Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Shushma Malik and Ahir Shah as they travel back to Ancient Rome to meet one of history's biggest names, Julius Caesar. With a name so good his family used it multiple times, for every relative, we follow the rise to power of the man who would one day become Dictator of Rome. You're Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4. Research by Bethan Davies Written and produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow Project Management: Isla Matthews Audio Producer: Abi Paterson

    Julie d'Aubigny

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 57:13


    Greg Jenner is joined by Dr Sara Barker and returning special guest Catherine Bohart to travel back to 17th-century France and meet the notorious Julie d'Aubigny. Hers is an extraordinary story that includes duels, an elaborate escape plot and multiple affairs. But with a distinct lack of reliable sources for evidence, can Greg and his guests sort fact from fiction and piece together the details of this legendary life? You're Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4. Research by Bethan Davies and Dr Kelly Gardiner Written and produced by Emma Nagouse, Greg Jenner and Bethan Davies Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow Project Management: Isla Matthews Audio Producer: Abi Paterson

    Istanbul in the Ottoman Golden Age

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 56:18


    Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Ebru Boyar and special guest Sue Perkins as they travel back 500 years to explore the Ottoman Empire. They take a look at the cultural richness and diversity of Istanbul through the ages, from law and order to what your sartorial choices said about you. Why was physical proximity to the throne vital for a son of a sultan and what surprising activity used to be enjoyed by the fearsome Ottoman Soldiers? They'll even take you to a Grand Circumcision Festival! You're Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4. Research by Claudia Treacher and Genevieve Johnson-Smith Written and produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow Project Management: Siefe Miyo and Isla Matthews Audio Producer: Abi Paterson

    Captain Cook's First Voyage

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 57:56


    Greg Jenner is joined in the 18th century by historian Dr Katherine Parker and comedian James Nokise on a maiden voyage across the Pacific Ocean with Captain Cook. Join us as we discover why Tahititi is always a good idea, how many men you can fit on a ship built for only fifteen and how the exceptional art of Polynesian navigation techniques led to the creation of the first maps of the area. You're Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4. Research by Claudia Treacher and Rosanna Evans Written and produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow Project Management: Siefe Miyo and Isla Matthews Audio Producer: Abi Paterson

    Ancient Athenian Democracy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 56:22


    Greg Jenner is joined in Ancient Greece by special guests Prof Michael Scott and comedian Alice Fraser as they examine the start of democracy with the Athenians. Aside from it obviously being a system that only benefitted men, they find out why you'd want to avoid red ropes and broken pots and why the Romans disliked the very idea of it. And they take a look at some of the fundamental issues with democracy that still exist today. You're Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4. Research by Rosie Rich Written and produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow Project Management: Siefe Miyo and Isla Matthews Audio Producer: Abi Paterson

    The Bayeux Tapestry

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 55:11


    Greg Jenner is joined by special guests Dr Janina Ramirez and Lou Sanders in 11th-century Europe to take a close look at the Bayeux Tapestry. They explore the history of this famous artefact which is in fact, not a tapestry at all! Who commissioned it, and more importantly who made it and where? Is the famous image of the death of Harold II accurate or have we been missing another part of the picture? What are the often overlooked margins of the Bayeux Tapestry trying to tell us and above all, how on earth has this extraordinary piece of history survived all these years? You're Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4. Research by John Mason Written and produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow Project Management: Siefe Miyo Audio Producer: Abi Paterson

    Hatshepsut

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 54:53


    Greg Jenner is joined by special guests Kemah Bob and Dr Campbell Price as they head back to Ancient Egypt to meet the unique and powerful ruler, Hatshepsut. She reigned for over 20 years, built a temple which is still admired today, had a ‘special' relationship with statues and was one of the first rulers to focus on divinity rather than gender norms. So why did history try to erase her? You're Dead To Me is a production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4. Research by Genevieve Johnson-Smith Written and produced by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Assistant Producer: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow Project Management: Siefe Miyo Audio Producer: Abi Paterson

    Frederick the Great of Prussia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 62:13


    Greg Jenner is joined by special guests Stephen Fry and Dr Bodie Ashton as they travel back to 18th-century Prussia to meet Frederick the Great. Widely known for making Prussia a military power as well as modernising and liberalising culture, Frederick was a complicated character, shaped by a tragic childhood ruled by his cruel father. We'll uncover why he wasn't the greatest ally to neighbouring countries, why forks enraged his father, and answer the crucial question of whether it's King of Prussia or King in Prussia.

    Announcing Series 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 1:20


    We're back! Greg Jenner previews some of the topics and guest coming up in the new series of You're Dead To Me which starts on Friday 10 June.

    Medieval Christmas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 61:41


    Greg Jenner with a festive edition of the show that takes a light-hearted look at the past. Along with Miles Jupp and historian Eleanor Janega, he explores Christmas in medieval times - the food, rituals, traditions, festivities. Written by Emma Nagouse, Lloyd Roberts and Greg Jenner. Producer Cornelius Mendez

    Medieval Christmas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 61:41


    Greg Jenner, Miles Jupp and historian Eleanor Janega explore Christmas in medieval times.

    Zheng Yi Sao

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 53:56


    Greg Jenner and guests Ria Lina and Prof Ronald C. Po navigate the life of one of the most successful pirates to have ever lived, Zheng Yi Sao. During the 18th century Qing dynasty, she led a huge and feared army of pirates, all without a parrot on her shoulder. Research: Will Clayton Script: Emma Nagouse, Will Clayton and Greg Jenner Project manager: Siefe Miyo Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez

    Mary Wollstonecraft

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 53:53


    Greg Jenner and his guests Dr Corin Throsby and Cariad Lloyd discuss the life and legacy of Mary Wollstonecraft. Mary was a successful ghostwriter, an advocate of human rights and a witty book critic who navigated the tumultuous 'Reign of Terror' in France, a treasure hunt and multiple heartbreaks. She is regarded by many as the 'mother of feminism', in large part due to her ground-breaking book, The Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Research: Chris Wakefield and Rosanna Evans Script: Emma Nagouse, Chris Wakefield and Greg Jenner Project manager: Siefe Miyo Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez

    The History of Ice Cream

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 51:38


    Greg Jenner and his guests Dr Annie Gray and Richard Osman get the inside scoop on the history of our favourite frozen food while packing in as many of their 'flavourite' ice cream puns as possible (final count: 15!). They savour the dubiously 'legendairy' origins of frozen cream dishes, explore some weird early flavours (including whale vomit!), and discover how ice cream went from glamorous luxury to dangerous health risk. Plus Dr Annie teaches us how to make our own ice cream in the Nuance Window! Research: Chris Wakefield Script: Emma Nagouse, Chris Wakefield and Greg Jenner Project management: Siefe Miyo Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez

    Mary Seacole

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 53:26


    Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Gretchen Gerzina and comedian Nathan Caton to delve into the extraordinary life and adventures of the 19th-century celebrity, Mary Seacole. Mary was born and raised in Jamaica and rose to fame as a businesswoman and a volunteer nurse during the Crimean War. The episode explores her childhood of practising healing techniques on her pets, the perils of Panama, her experience of cholera, how she dealt with racists, the risks of running a business in a warzone and why she loved being famous. Research: Hannah McKenzie Script: Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Project management: Siefe Miyo Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez

    Disability in the Ancient World

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 59:45


    Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Rosie Jones and historian Dr Jane Draycott to discuss stories of disability from over a thousand years of history, including people with disabilities excelling on the battlefield and others with very well-dressed guide dogs. Research: Kierri Price Script: Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Project manager: Siefe Miyo Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez

    Owain Glyndŵr

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 52:39


    Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Elis James and historian Dr Katherine Hurlock to explore the life and political career of medieval Welsh rebel Owain Glyndŵr, the last Welsh-born Prince of Wales, who led an uprising against English rule. It's an extraordinary tale of war, vengeance, poetry, annoying next-door neighbours, top-notch gardens and probably a lot of damp and drizzly battlefield action (and inaction). Plus Greg squeezes in an obligatory Tottenham Hotspur reference. Research: Kierri Price Script: Emma Nagouse, Kierri Price and Greg Jenner Project manager: Siefe Miyo Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez

    Paul Robeson

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 52:56


    Greg Jenner, comedian Desiree Burch and Prof Shana L. Redmond from Columbia University discuss the astonishing life and legacy of Paul Robeson: the epitome of the American Renaissance man. Famous for his unparalleled bass-baritone voice and relentless struggle for civil rights, Robeson was an exceptional athlete, actor, singer, scholar and civil rights activist who the American government persecuted during the McCarthy era. Research: William Clayton Script: Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Project manager: Siefe Miyo Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez

    Çatalhöyük and the Neolithic Revolution

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 53:36


    Greg Jenner and his guests explore the amazing prehistoric site of Çatalhöyük as we learn about the Neolithic Revolution of the Middle East. What is so special about Çatalhöyük and why did prehistoric hunter-gatherers decide to settle down with pottery, pals and porridge? In archaeology corner this week is Dr Lindsay Der from the University of Victoria in Canada and in comedy corner is the fantastically funny Mike Wozniak. Script: Chris Wakefield, Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Research: Chris Wakefield Project manager : Siefe Miyo Edit producer : Cornelius Mendez

    Sake Dean Mahomed

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 52:33


    Greg Jenner and his guests examine the life of Sake Dean Mahomed who introduced curry, shampooing and therapeutic massage to 19th-century England. He grew up under colonial rule, but Sake Dean Mahomed ended up living in Brighton until the age of 92 and counted members of the Royal Family among his many clients. Greg's guests in this episode are Dr Arunima Datta from Idaho State University and the comedian and podcast host Eshaan Akbar. Script: Emma Nagouse, Chris Wakefield and Greg Jenner Research: Chris Wakefield Project manager: Siefe Miyo Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez

    Medieval Science

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 54:20


    Greg Jenner and his guests look at a range of scientific discoveries spanning 1000 years of history, widely known as the medieval period. How were knowledge and scientific findings shared across a world with its countless languages and regions before the internet? Greg is joined by Dr Seb Falk and comedian Josie Long to look at some of the weird and wonderful advancements of the period which we still use today. Research by Rosanna Evans Script by Emma Nagouse, Rosanna Evans and Greg Jenner Project manager: Siefe Miyo Edit producer: Cornelius Mendez

    The History of High Heels

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 52:18


    High heels have been around since as early as the 10th century. Today we see them as a cornerstone of footwear fashion, with models strutting their stuff on the catwalk in heels of varying colours and styles. But how has this impractical, even masochistic piece of design become so gender-specific and has it always been this way? Greg Jenner discusses the history of high-heeled shoes with Dr Elizabeth Semmelhack from the Bata Shoe Museum and with returning comedian Lauren Pattison. See photos of the shoes discussed: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09w4wgl/ Produced by Cornelius Mendez Script by Emma Nagouse, Harry Prance and Greg Jenner Research by Harry Prance

    Nell Gwyn

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 51:46


    Greg Jenner and his guests travel back to 17th century England to meet a celebrity of the Restoration era. As was one of the first actresses in comedy and a mistress to King Charles II, Nell Gwyn's life was as eventful as her turns on the stage. Greg is joined by associate professor and writer, Diana Solomon and by comedian, actor and writer, Jess Knappett. Script by Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner Research by William Clayton Produced by Cornelius Mendez

    Ramesses The Great

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 52:54


    Greg Jenner and his guests lift the lid on one of Ancient Egypt's greatest rulers, Ramesses the Great. How did Rameses acquire the nickname 'The Great'? What were the reasons for the adulation he received from his subjects? How long did he rule and how many temples were built in his honour? Greg discusses these questions and many more with his guests, the comedian and writer Sophie Duker and the historical expert Dr Campbell Price. Produced by Cornelius Mendez Script by Greg Jenner and Emma Nagouse Research by Emma Nagouse and Rosanna Evans

    Fairy Tales

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 51:36


    Greg Jenner and his guests uncover the gruesome truths behind some of our most-loved fairy tales that have kept children and adults enchanted for centuries. In comedy corner, we have the wickedly funny “evil queen of comedy” Sally Phillips, who we all know as a comedian, sketch-writer and for her appearances in shows like Miranda, Green Wing, Veep and many more. In history corner is the world-renowned expert on children's literature, folklore and German literature, Prof Maria Tatar.

    Ivan The Terrible

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 49:24


    Greg Jenner and his guests discuss the life, times and crimes of Russia's first Tsar, the infamous Ivan the Terrible. Joining Greg are Prof Peter Frankopan from the University of Oxford and Russian-born comedian Olga Koch, whose BBC appearances include OK Computer, Human Error, Fight, QI and The Now Show.

    Announcing Series 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 1:47


    We're back! Greg Jenner previews some of the topics and guest coming up in a new series of You're Dead To Me.

    Genghis Khan (Radio Edit)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 29:00


    Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Peter Frankopan and comedian Phil Wang in the 12th century to meet one of the most feared conquerors in world history, Genghis Khan. We find out why silk shirts weren't just a fashion choice and how kittens were apparently used as weapons as Genghis Khan established the largest land empire in history.

    The Egyptian Pyramids (Radio Edit)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2021 29:02


    Greg Jenner is joined by Prof Sarah Parcak and comedian Maria Shehata to learn all about the magnificent Egyptian pyramids. We discover how and why pyramids were built, who constructed them, and how space archaeology can help us discover and protect hundreds of pyramids and tombs that are yet to be found.

    Joan of Arc (Radio Edit)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2021 29:10


    Delusion or divine intervention? Learn about Joan of Arc’s super sewing skills, her badass credentials and the story of why it took nearly half a century for her to become a saint. If you think it’s tough being a woman now, find out what it was like in 1400s France. Joining Greg Jenner to learn about Joan are comedian Catherine Bohart and historian Dr Helen Castor Script: Greg Jenner Research: Emma Nagouse Producer: Dan Morelle A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4.

    The Battle of Salamis (Radio Edit)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2021 28:22


    Greg Jenner is joined by historian Prof Michael Scott and comedian Shappi Khorsandi in 480 BCE for one of history’s most notorious naval battles - The Battle of Salamis. On their journey through the events leading up to the battle and beyond, they hear about one of the most unusual methods used to cross a body of water and discover why sometimes it pays to give water a jolly good telling off.

    Lord Byron (Radio Edit)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2021 29:25


    Who was Lord Byron and why did he drive the girls (and many boys) so wild? Find out about this scandalous early celebrity who was described as, "mad, bad and dangerous to know". Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Ed Gamble and historian Dr Corin Throsby. This episode was produced by Dan Morelle and scripted and researched by Emma Nagouse.

    Boudica (Radio Edit)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2021 28:57


    Greg Jenner and his guests discuss the important questions surrounding Queen Boudica including: Is she a feminist icon? How do you pronounce her name? And was she really ginger? Get ready to forget everything you thought you knew about Boudica and learn what it was really like when the Romans invaded. Featuring comedian, author and actress Sara Pascoe, known for QI, Have I Got News For You, and W1A among many other shows, and historian Dr Emma Southon, specialist in Roman history and co-host of the History is Sexy podcast. Script and Research: Greg Jenner Producer: Dan Morelle A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4.

    P.T. Barnum

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 51:36


    Greg Jenner is joined by historian Prof Benjamin Reiss and comedian Desiree Burch in 19th-century America to meet the self-proclaimed showman, P.T. Barnum. He was a man famous for his museums and shows as well as "curiosities" such as General Tom Thumb, Bearded Ladies and The Fiji Mermaid. But look beyond Barnum’s infamous spin and you’ll find that contrary to his pop culture image this showman was far from the greatest. Produced by Cornelius Mendez Script by Greg Jenner and Emma Nagouse Research by Charlotte Potter A production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4.

    Prohibition in the USA

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 51:13


    Greg Jenner is joined by historian Prof Sarah Churchwell and comedian Kemah Bob in 1920s USA to hear about the implementation and after effects of Prohibition. From bootleggers to speakeasies, we learn the origins of the Prohibition Laws and discover why a movement designed to encourage temperance backfired. Produced by Cornelius Mendez Script by Greg Jenner and Emma Nagouse Research by Tim Galsworthy A production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4.

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