Dan Snow’s History Hit

Dan Snow’s History Hit

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History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today’s headlines – giving you the context to understand what is going on today.

I was thrilled to be joined on the podcast by the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian, Anne Applebaum. Anne’s written extensively on Marxism–Leninism, the development of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe, and was one of the first American journalists to raise an alarm about antidemocratic trends in the West. In this podcast we asked big questions about democracy – does it still appeal to us, and where does it stand in the modern world?

Subscribe to History Hit and you’ll get access to hundreds of history documentaries, as well as every single episode of this podcast from the beginning (400 extra episodes). We’re running live podcasts on Zoom, we’ve got weekly quizzes where you can win prizes, and exclusive subscriber only articles. It’s the ultimate history package. Just go to historyhit.tv to subscribe. Use code ‘pod1’ at checkout for your first month free and the following month for just £/€/$1.

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