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Humanity's Thundering Brainstorms Turned Blundering Brain Farts They are priceless, multifaceted jewels of misjudgment. Masterworks of the moronic. Steroid-juiced stupidity wearing a size 9XX dunce cap embroidered with one simple word: “Duh.” They are the colossally, cringingly, often laughably bad notions that have leapt from the short-circuiting synapses of some of the world’s brightest (and dimmest) brains, now faithfully retold here as "100 of the Worst Ideas in History, The Podcast." Ba ...
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Join us as we travel across England visiting well-known wonders and some lesser-known places on your doorstep – all of which have helped make the country what it is today. From a hut in Bletchley Park where modern computing evolved, to the iron railings in London to which suffragettes chained themselves in the fight for women’s right to vote, we’ll step back in time to the very roots of our national identity to bring you the people and the stories that have helped shape England. Irreplaceabl ...
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Ensconced in the back seat of his open-roofed Double Phaeton limousine, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian empire, warily motorcades from a town hall meeting through the streets of Sarajevo, Bosnia. And with good reason. Just hours earlier, the archduke narrowly escapes a bomb-thrower’s assassination attempt that s…
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In the bubbly affluence of post–World War II America, Coke is the cola preferred by 60 percent of the market. Yet by 1983, pesky rival Pepsi has begun to outsell Coke among coveted youth demographics. Despite a generations-long reign as the world’s top-selling soft drink, “The Real Thing” -- a bastion of coolheaded product stability-- makes an unch…
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Uber music producer Farian is looking for the “next big thing” in music. Scouring the ’80s Berlin club scene, he happens upon models Fabrice Morvan and Rob Pilatus tearing up the dance floor. To most, they’re no more than hunky, prancing boy toys. But to Farian, they’re ideal front men for a new band. One problem: Neither Rob nor Fab can sing. To c…
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Nearly a half century after George Washington dons a three-cornered hat, courageously crosses the Delaware River, and defeats the British Army redcoats, President John Quincy Adams strips down to his birthday suit, swims naked in the Potomac River, and leaves America red faced. Giving “crack of dawn” a whole new meaning, each morning, Adams sneaks …
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Just your typical day at the ballpark: First you see a pitcher smoke a fastball down the middle of the plate. Then you watch a speedy runner burn up the base paths. Finally, you see center field explode in a fireball! Okay, so it’s not exactly your average trip to the old ball game. But that’s the whole, record-breaking idea behind “Disco Demolitio…
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Ten years on from the ground-breaking Radio 4 series, "A History of The World in 100 Objects", former director of the British Museum Neil MacGregor looks back at the impact of the series, on how storytelling in museums has changed over a turbulent decade and asks which object from 2020 would best encapsulate our modern age. Producer: Paul Kobrak…
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In this final episode of the series, learn about the "Father of Nuclear Physics" and the little-known civil rights campaign in Bristol which helped pave the way for a fairer society. The 100 places featured in this series have been nominated by the public and chosen by a panel of judges. Together they help tell England’s fascinating history. Irrepl…
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Join host Dr Suzannah Lipscomb as she takes a closer look at the Battle of Bosworth and the Battle of Britain Bunker, both chosen in the Power, Protest & Progress category. The 100 places featured in this series have been nominated by the public and chosen by a panel of judges. Together they help tell England’s fascinating history. Irreplaceable: A…
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Visit the "Pitman's Parliament" in Durham (thanks to a tour from Ross Forbes), the Tolpuddle Martyrs' tree and the building at the heart of our democracy with podcast host Suzannah Lipscomb. The 100 places featured in this series have been nominated by the public and chosen by a panel of judges. Together they help tell England’s fascinating history…
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This episode begins the Power, Protest & Progress category by exploring key events in our history of protest, from the site of the Peterloo Massacre, to the London home of formerly enslaved abolitionist campaigner Olaudah Equiano. The 100 places featured in this series have been nominated by the public and chosen by a panel of judges. Together they…
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This episode sees host Dr Suzannah Lipscomb exploring an incredible Anglo-Saxon archaeological find, an atmospheric cliff top theatre and a temple to modern art. The 100 places featured in this series have been nominated by the public and chosen by a panel of judges. Together they help tell England’s fascinating history. Irreplaceable: A History of…
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Chatsworth is known as the “palace of the peaks” and Kelmscott Manor was the beloved home and inspiration of the famous designer, William Morris. Join host Dr Suzannah Lipscomb as she learns more about these two striking places. The 100 places featured in this series have been nominated by the public and chosen by a panel of judges. Together they h…
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This episode looks at architecture for all and explores two fascinating Cathedrals. Join host Dr Suzannah Lipscomb as she learns more about St Paul’s Cathedral and Coventry Cathedral. The 100 places featured in this series have been nominated by the public and chosen by a panel of judges. Together they help tell England’s fascinating history. Irrep…
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This episode begins the Art, Architecture & Sculpture category by exploring some of England’s most stunning sculpture. The host Dr Suzannah Lipscomb takes us to the Angel of the North, the beautiful landscape of Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Barbara Hepworth’s home and studio in Cornwall. The 100 places featured in this series have been nominated by…
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Two important British industries are explored in this episode: motoring and finance. Join Dr Suzannah Lipscomb on a visit to the former Morris Garage in Oxford and the Lloyd’s Building in London as we complete our journey through the Industry, Trade & Commerce category of Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places. The places featured in thi…
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Visit the “mother town” of The Potteries and the last working coal staiths on the River Tyne, which is now a haven for wildlife. Host Dr Suzannah Lipscomb continues the journey through the 100 Places which have made England the country it is today with the top 10 Industry, Trade & Commerce places. The 100 places featured in this series have been no…
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Join Dr Suzannah Lipscomb as she explores the great Georgian Piece Hall in Halifax, a small thatched pub in Cornwall, which has been brewing its own ales for many years, and the shop in Rochdale known as the birthplace of the modern co-operative movement. The 100 places featured in this series have been nominated by the public and chosen by a panel…
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This episode explores the innovation at a furnace in Shropshire that is said to have been the catalyst for the Industrial Revolution. The host Dr Suzannah Lipscomb also looks at the first industrial arterial canal in Manchester and Cromford Mills in Derbyshire, known as the birthplace of the factory system. The 100 places featured in this series ha…
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In this episode, join Dr Suzannah Lipscomb to learn about the 13 monks from York who set up Fountains Abbey over 1000 years ago and an atmospheric Jewish cemetery in Falmouth. The 100 places featured in this series have been nominated by the public and chosen by a panel of judges. Together they help tell England’s fascinating history. Irreplaceable…
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Hear about one of England’s oldest Quaker meeting houses and discover the many layers of history embodied in Brick Lane Mosque in this episode, hosted by Dr Suzannah Lipscomb. The 100 places featured in this series have been nominated by the public and chosen by a panel of judges. Together they help tell England’s fascinating history. Irreplaceable…
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Hear about the capital of English Christianity, the oldest wooden church in England and the importance of community for Sikhs in this episode, hosted by Dr Suzannah Lipscomb. The 100 places featured in this series have been nominated by the public and chosen by a panel of judges. Together they help tell England’s fascinating history. Irreplaceable:…
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Join Dr Suzannah Lipscomb, journalists Hazel Southam and Remona Aly, and Historic England’s Joe Flatman as they begin exploring the “Faith & Belief” category, judged by David Ison from public nominations. Find out why Stonehenge, Lindisfarne and a holy well which dates back to the Roman period have made the top 10. A History of England in 100 Place…
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This episode sees historians Dr Suzannah Lipscomb, Dan Cruickshank and Emily Gee examine the final locations in the “Loss & Destruction” category, as chosen by Mary Beard from public nominations. Find out about the shipwrecked SS Mendi, the burst dam that devastated Sheffield and the fight for justice after the Hillsborough disaster. A History of E…
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This episode sees historians Dr Suzannah Lipscomb, Dan Cruickshank and Emily Gee explore 2 more locations in the “Loss & Destruction” category, as chosen by Mary Beard from a long list of public nominations. Learn more about the infamous Crystal Palace and the magnificent Euston Arch, which was demolished in the 60s and used to fill the bed of the …
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Historian Dr Suzannah Lipscomb is joined by Dan Cruickshank and Emily Gee to uncover 2 more 'Loss & Destruction' locations selected by judge Mary Beard. Hear about the incredible collections raised with the Tudor warship the Mary Rose, and the secret secondary purpose of the Monument to the Great Fire of London. A History of England in 100 Places i…
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Introducing new host Dr Suzannah Lipscomb as she begins Series 2 by exploring England's 'Loss & Destruction' locations as selected by judge Mary Beard. Guests Dan Cruickshank and Emily Gee help explore Must Farm Bronze Age settlement in Peterborough, the haunting ruins of Whitby Abbey and the windswept Dunwich on the Suffolk coast.A History of Engl…
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Hear about the home where George Orwell began his novel 1984 and remember the rave days of “Madchester” at the infamous nighclub, The Hacienda. Emma Barnett, Monica Ali, Clare McDonnell and Rachel Prothero visit more inspiring Music and Literature spots. Nominate a place at HistoricEngland.org.uk/100Places | A History of England in 100 Places is a …
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