Bristol History Podcast: Bristol and the 1918 'Spanish' Flu Pandemic
Arriving at the end of the First World War, the 1918 ‘Spanish’ Flu was one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, killing between 40...
Bristol History Podcast: Natural History of the West Country
This week I met with Joe McSorley of the Avon Wildlife Trust to discuss the natural history of the West Country – from the earliest...
Bristol History Podcast // 'Out of the Comfort Zone: From Bristol to Massive Attack.'
This week I met with author and journalist Melissa Chemam to discuss her book 'Out of the Comfort Zone: From Bristol to Massive Attack.'
Bristol History Podcast // Benjamin Dickson in Conversation
Author on his graphic novel about a family struggling to come to terms with life following the end of the Second World War.
Bristol History Podcast // Bristol Rugby Club
Bristol Bears' historian Mark Hoskins talks Bristol Rugby - the club's origins in the late-Victorian era, its community role during the World Wars and the professional age.
Bristol History Podcast // Bristol's Public Memory of Slavery
This week I met with Dr. Jessica Moody of Bristol University to discuss the ways in which Bristol has publicly addressed its involvement in the...
From poverty to luxury: hidden history behind the Blackberry Hill housing development
Residents of the luxury Blackberry Hill housing developments now under construction on Manor Road in Fishponds will be adding a chapter to a colourful and...
Bristol History Podcast // Mike Manson in Conversation
This week I met with author, historian and one man Bristolian institution: Mike Manson. In a whistle-stop tour through his literary career we discussed the...
Bristol History Podcast // Being Brunel - A Bristol icon
Being Brunel is one of Bristol's newest and most innovative museums that attempts to get behind the myth of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of the country's most famous engineers.
Bristol History Podcast // Bristol and the Civil War
The English Civil War is often reduced to a stereotype of haughty Cavaliers and humourless Roundheads. Yet in reality it was was one of the...
Bristol History Podcast // Lucienne Boyce on History and Historical Fiction
This week Tom Brothwell meets with acclaimed historian and historical fiction writer, Lucienne Boyce. They discuss the history of the women’s suffrage movement in Bristol,...
The Bristol Reform Riots
October 1831 saw a blaze of anger and thirst for change in the city Over three days in October 1831, Bristol saw arguably the most important riot in British history.
David Olusoga: Not the "angry black guy on television"
The Bristol-based celebrity historian talks about why he challenges the white-washing of British history… and the “pretty weird” relationship the city has with Edward Colston.