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The Historical Reliability of the Bible -  Francesca Stavrakopoulou  
Francesca Stavrakopoulou @ProfFrancesca is Professor of Hebrew Bible & Ancient Religion at Exeter University. Her research is primarily focused on ancient Israelite and Judahite religions, and portrayals of the religious past in the Hebrew Bible. She is interested in biblical traditions and religious practices most at odds with Western cultural preferences.

Producer: Dan Morelle

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Timbuktu and the Destruction of Heritage Sites - Professor Kevin MacDonald  
Kevin C. MacDonald is Professor of African Archaeology at the UCL Institute of Archaeology where he has taught since completing his PhD at Cambridge in 1994. He has worked in Mali for more than twenty years on field projects ranging from the Late Stone Age to the historic era, principally in the Gourma, Méma, Haute Vallée and Segou regions. His analytical specialities include archaeozoology, ceramics lithics and the excavation of earthen structures. He is currently co-editor of the Routledge journal Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa.

Producer: Dan Morelle

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Genetics & History - Adam Rutherford  
Adam Rutherford @AdamRutherfordis a British geneticist, author, and broadcaster. He was an editor for the journal Nature for a decade, is a frequent contributor to the newspaper The Guardian, hosts the BBC Radio 4 programme Inside Science. His new book is titled A Brief History of Everyone who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes.

Producer: Dan Morelle

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Introducing a Brand New Show to History Hit Network: Art Detective with Dr Janina Ramirez  

Art is the truest expression of the workings of the mind, free from learnt language. More than that, it is the visual expression of culture, politics, society, religion, emotion, zeitgeist, channelled through the brush, chisel, or hands of creative individuals. Understanding art allows us to understand history: to pin it with images, and pepper it with the faces, colours, drama and expression of its time.

This series is designed to give bite-sized insights into the world of Art History, bringing one image to life across 20 minutes through discussion with world experts, close visual analysis, and high-resolution images that will accompany the series. History is never far from view, so each image will be expanded to sit within the cultural and historical context that produced it.

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1956, The World in Revolt - Simon Hall  
Simon Hall@simonhallwriter is Professor of Modern History and Head of School of History at Leeds University, His new book is titled 1956: The World in Revolt.

Producer: Dan Morelle

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Introducing a Brand New Show to History Hit Network: Chalke Valley History Hit  
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Dan Snow's History Hit is delighted to welcome James Holland and Chalke Valley History Festival to the History Hit family.

We’re raiding the archives of the largest history festival in the world, the Chalke Valley History Festival, which every summer draws in some of the very best and most eminent historians in the UK and beyond. Recorded on location in south-west Wiltshire, each talk is presented by historian and festival director, James Holland, and features an incredible array of subjects and personalities.

Britain's Armed History - Dr Sam Willis  

Sam Willis @DrSamWillis is a maritime historian, archaeologist, and broadcaster. He is the author of a number of books on maritime and naval history, including the latest book The Struggle for Sea Power: A Naval History of American Independence.

Producer: Dan Morelle

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Christmas Argumentation Sessions Part 4 of 4: Worse Than 2016? - with Professor Anna Whitelock, Helen Castor, Dr Sam Willis, Professor James Daybell, Professor Janice Liedl, Dr Janina Ramirez, James Holland  

With Professor Anna Whitelock, Helen Castor, Dr Sam Willis, Professor James Daybell, Professor Janice Liedl, Dr Janina Ramirez, and James Holland.

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Producer: Dan Morelle

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Jock Lewes: Co-Founder of the SAS - John Lewes  
John Lewes is the nephew and biographer of Lt. Jock Lewes.

Jock Lewes - Co-Founder of the SAS is out now.

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Christmas Argumentation Sessions Part 3 of 4: Worse Than 2016? - with Greg Jenner and Tom Holland  

With Greg Jenner and Tom Holland.

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The Royal Navy: 100 Years of Modern Warfare - Julian Thompson  
Julian Thompson RMC served in the Royal Marines for 34 years, during which time he commanded operations at all levels from platoon to brigade. His period of command included the Falklands War of 1982, in which he commanded the 3rd Commando Brigade of three Royal Marines Commandos and the two battalions of the Parachute Regiment. He is now a visiting professor at the Department of War Studies at King's College, London and Chairman of a company which advises the shipping industry on combatting piracy. He regularly appears on television as an authority on military history and has written 16 books on the subject including The Somme & Verdun: 1916 Remembered, and co-authored The Gallipoli Experience.

The Royal Navy: 100 Years of Modern Warfare is out now.

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Christmas Argumentation Sessions Part 2 of 4: Worse Than 2016? with Peter Frankopan, Suzannah Lipscomb, and David Olusoga.  

With Peter Frankopan, Suzannah Lipscomb, and David Olusoga.

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Christmas Argumentation Sessions Part 1 of 4: Worse Than 2016?  

With Marc Morris, Jessie Childs, and Dan Jones.

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WW2 Nazi Raid on The Isle of Wight - Adrian Searle  

Adrian Searle is a journalist and author who has written extensively on a range of historical topics. Born and raised on the Isle of Wight, he returned to the island in 1984 to edit a local newspaper and has worked in a freelance capacity since 1989. A keen student of railway history and operation, he has written widely on several related aspects.

Churchill's Last Wartime Secret: The 1943 German Raid Airbrushed from History by Adrian Searle is out now

Producer: Dan Morelle

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The Kirishitan of Edo Japan - Dr Stephen Turnbull  

The Japanese term Kirishitan, referred to Roman Catholic Christians in Japanese and is used in Japanese texts as a historiographic term for Roman Catholics in Japan in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Stephen Turnbull is a British academic, historian and writer. He is a specialist in eastern military history, particularly in that of Japan.

In this episode, Dan discusses 'Silence' - the new film by Martin Scorsese. In cinemas New Year’s Day. Visit silencefilm.co.uk to view the trailer & book tickets.

Producer: Dan Morelle

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US Election 2016: The Electoral College - Dr Fabian Hilfrich  

Dr Fabian Hilfrich is Senior Lecturer of American History at the University of Edinburgh.

Producer: Dan Morelle

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The Heart of Government: 100 Years of The Cabinet Office - Ben Gummer MP  

Ben Gummer @ben4ipswich is Member of Parliament for Ipswich, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General.

The Cabinet of the United Kingdom is the collective decision-making body of Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom, composed of the Prime Minister and some 21 cabinet ministers, the most senior of the government ministers.

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History of The British Landscape - Nick Crane  

Nicholas Crane @nicholascrane is a geographer, explorer, writer and broadcaster. He has written and presented four notable television series for BBC Two: Coast, Great British Journeys, Map Man and Town.The Making Of The British Landscape: From the Ice Age to the Present is out now.

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Survivors of Genocide  

In this episode Dan speaks with 5 survivors of genocide.

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Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness - Craig Nelson  

Craig Nelson @Craig Nelson is the author of New York Times bestseller, Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon, as well as several previous books, including The Age of Radiance (a PEN Award Finalist chosen as one of the year s best books by NBC News, the American Institute of Physics, Kirkus Reviews, and FlavorWire), The First Heroes, Thomas Paine (winner of the Henry Adams Prize), and Let s Get Lost (shortlisted for W.H. Smith s Book of the Year). His writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, National Geographic, The New England Review, Popular Science, Reader s Digest, and a host of other publications.

Craig's new book is entitled Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness.

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