Condensed Histories

When Jem can get thirty minutes of history out of a three minute song, he is a happy man! So here, with Adam and the Ants' 'Stand And Deliver' he gets to look at history spanning from highwaymen, to execution and so much more!


Keep in touch with Jem on twitter at @JemDuducu and on Facebook at History Gems and let him know which of the podcasts you are enjoying the most - this helps us to know which of the episodes to make more of!


You can also contact Greg, the man behind the scenes, on Twitter at @gregandfelicity.


You can support the podcast by getting a copy of Jem's new book, 'Edge of Life', at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Edge-Life-Jem-Duducu/dp/B08TMTZJBY.



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Condensed Histories bridges the gap between history and popular culture. In each episode of Condensed Histories our host, Jem Duducu, takes an item of popular culture and looks under the surface to find real history hiding inside.


From shows on Netflix, Prime or Disney Plus, to the lastest blockbuster films, and even video games, songs, board games and food, Jem shows us how much history is lurking in our everyday entertainment.


Wandavision, The Dig, Warhammer, Queen’s Gambit,  Assassin’s Creed, Jojo Rabbit,  Cobra Kai, The Lord of the Rings and Monopoly are among the subjects in which which Jem has so far discovered a surprising amount of history!



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