The History Listen

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The History Listen

New and compelling stories from Australia and around the world, told by some of our most popular and trusted historians. Step inside a time machine for an immersive journey through history, where stories of people, places and events bring the past vividly into our present world.

  • May Wirth: bareback riding queen

    October 19, 2021

    May Wirth: bareback riding queen

  • Pentridge prison: a violent past and complicated present

    October 12, 2021

    Pentridge prison: a violent past and complicated present

  • The illusory life of magician Esme Levante

    October 5, 2021

    The illusory life of magician Esme Levante

  • Ray Denning part 2: stitch up

    September 28, 2021

    Ray Denning part 2: stitch up

  • Ray Denning part 1: breaking out

    September 21, 2021

    Ray Denning part 1: breaking out

  • You are not alone: 100 years of PEN International Part 2

    September 14, 2021

    You are not alone: 100 years of PEN International Part 2

  • You are not alone: 100 years of PEN International Part 1

    September 7, 2021

    You are not alone: 100 years of PEN International Part 1

  • The curious geologist

    August 31, 2021

    The curious geologist

  • Seachange: 20 years on from the Tampa Affair

    August 24, 2021

    Seachange: 20 years on from the Tampa Affair

  • Miner Poets - songs and verse from the west coast of Tasmania

    August 17, 2021

    Miner Poets - songs and verse from the west coast of Tasmania

  • Stories from the Archibald

    August 10, 2021

    Stories from the Archibald

  • Alone with J.S. Bach

    August 3, 2021

    Alone with J.S. Bach

  • Whitlam's China chance: the origins of the Australia-China relationship

    July 27, 2021

    Whitlam's China chance: the origins of the Australia-China relationship

  • Those Bloody Vegos - a short history of vegetarianism in Australia

    July 20, 2021

    Those Bloody Vegos - a short history of vegetarianism in Australia

  • Escape from Greece 1941

    July 13, 2021

    Escape from Greece 1941

  • Yarramundi and the people of Dyarubbin

    July 6, 2021

    Yarramundi and the people of Dyarubbin

  • How hypnosis brought the CIA to Australia

    June 29, 2021

    How hypnosis brought the CIA to Australia

  • An Object in Time - The Whip

    June 22, 2021

    An Object in Time - The Whip

  • An Object in Time - The Ginger Beer

    June 15, 2021

    An Object in Time - The Ginger Beer

  • An Object in Time - The Envelope

    June 8, 2021

    An Object in Time - The Envelope

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