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Inside History

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A Podcast from the makers of Inside History Magazine, the magazine that takes you closer to the past.

A mixture of long-form narrative-based historical stories and interviews from leading historians. Join us as we go further Inside History.
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Around the World with Nellie Bly

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Around the World with Nellie Bly

Inside History

Around the World with Nellie Bly
Join us as we talk to author and journalist, Rosemary Brown, about the amazing life and travels of Nelly Bly. Bly would find fame after taking on Jules Verne's fictional character Phileas Fogg who travelled the world in eighty days. Nellie Bly would show that not only was that possible but she would also beat Fogg by eight days.  Nellie Bly also features in our latest issue dedicated to the history of exploration. The issue is available from our online store. Rosemary's book, Following Nellie Bly is now available from our online book shop. You can get her brilliant new book here. 
January 27, 2022
Leni Rifenstahl: The Dictator's Muse with Nigel Farndale
We talk to author and journalist Nigel Farndale, about his new novel "The Dictator's Muse". The novel centres around the controversial film-maker who made her mark directing the movies "Triumph of the Will" and "Olympia". Leni Riefenstahl may have been a pioneer in terms of film direction and rising the ranks of the movie industry as a female film maker, yet her association with Hitler and the Nazi Party was always something she tried to distance herself from in the later years of her life. In many respects, she signed a Faustian pact with the Nazi party who funded and allowed her to flourish as a gifted film-maker but her talent would never make it to Hollywood.  Join Inside History and Nigel Farndale as we talk about the life, films and politics of Leni Riefenstahl. Nigel Farndale's book The Dictator's Muse is available from our bookshop and released on the 24th June 
June 18, 2021
The Real Wyatt Earp
Stories about Wyatt Earp have been made famous by Hollywood and in doing so, helped to create a legend of the Wild West. But how much of what we see in the movies is actually true? Join us as we take a closer look at the life of Wyatt Earp and the famous "Gunfight at the O.K Corral" Like what we do? Well you can support us on Ko-fi Check out copies of our magazine here:
April 05, 2020
Eyam : The Plague Village
In 1665, the plague came to the village of Eyam in Derbyshire. Plague carrying fleas nestled in cloth which came from London. Delivered to a local tailor, the fleas would soon spread disease throughout the village. The village would make a choice that would help  change our understanding into the spread of dangerous diseases. They would go into quarantine in order to halt the spread. This is their story.  The village of Eyam featured in our first issue of Inside History magazine. The printed edition has limited copies remaining but you can still get a digital copy for £1.95 from our online store.
April 01, 2020
The Old Operating Theatre with Monica Walker
Join us as we talk to Monica Walker about the Old Operating Theatre in London. As Europe's oldest surviving Operating Theatre the museum is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in medical history. Monica Walker will guide us through this amazing space and explain what happened within the attic of St Thomas's Church as well as talking to us about the grisly world of surgery and the 19th Century.  For more detail about the Old Operating Theatre please visit their website: You can also follow them on social media:  Twitter: Instagram: You can also find out more about the history of Medicine and Surgery with our own magazine: For additional reading around the subject of Victorian Surgery we recommend checking out The Butchering Art by Dr Lindsey Fitzharris which can be purchased from our online bookstore here:
March 29, 2020
The Wonders with Dr John Woolf
We sit down with Dr John Woolf, the author of The Wonders, to talk about the Victorian Freak Shows and their performers. From Joseph Merrick (The Elephant Man) to Chang and Eng, we will discuss their lives and also the life of "The Greatest Showman" P.T Barnum. Join us for this discussion about how the Victorians viewed the performers, their alternatives away from the Freak Shows and how some went on to live normal lives after their fame.  To get your copy of "The Wonders" simply head to our online store at where you can find other great titles.  John has also written for our magazine which you can find here:
March 25, 2020
The Trials of Lizzie Borden
Lizzie Borden took an Axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. This old children's skipping song has been sung ever since Lizzie Borden was put on trial for the Murder of her Father and Step-Mother. However, since then the trials of Lizzie Borden have continued. Join us as we take a closer look at the trials of Lizzie Borden.  Lizzie Borden also features in our second issue dedicated to the history of Crime and the Underworld. Copies are available in print and via PDF Download. You can get your copy here:  
March 22, 2020
Inside History Podcast Trailer
Take a trip Inside History with exclusive interviews and long-form narratives from the makers of Inside History Magazine. You can hear our first podcast from the 22nd March 2020 but in the meantime here is what is in store.  
February 21, 2020