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Podcast

Dad and Me Love History

Get your kid away from screens for a fun fifteen-minutes, answering the big questions in history! Fun for parents too! Subscribe for free on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube and wherever else you get podcasts! Join us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and our webpage. Graphics by Molly Austin of mollyavalon.com Instrumental music by Kevin Macleod of incompetech.com

Episodes

  • 46. The Olympic Games: why did they start, stop and restart?

    Jul 05 2021

    Today, we’re looking at why the Ancient Olympic Games began and why – after many centuries – they were stopped. And why, over 1,500 years after being stopped, did they restart? We are delighted to be joined by Mark Selleck from the hit podcast series Casting through Ancient Greece. Mark digs deep to unearth the truth behind the ancient Olympic Games, and James and Dad – who once visited the Olympics Museum in Switzerland – bring us more up-to-date. And we have gold medal-winning jokes from Dad. ...more

  • 45. Secret codes in World War II: what did it take to break them?

    May 30 2021

    Today, we’re looking at how the Allied side – that includes the US, UK and Australia – broke the enemy’s secret codes during World War II. We see how Alan Turing and General MacArthur were central to wartime code-breaking, on different sides of the world. We are joined by a special guest, author David Dufty, who wrote ‘The Code Breakers of Central Bureau’ and ‘Radio Girl’. And we have Dad’s best Dad jokes about spies! We're now offering you more through Patreon - and if you're open to giving us ...more

  • 44. Hamilton and the American Revolution PART II – the one where we play lots of music and explain what it means

    May 03 2021

    Please share this episode with friends who need Dad & Me & Hamilton the hip-hop musical in their life! The production company behind Hamilton the musical has given us the soundtrack and the full rights to use it – so you’ll hear some big numbers in this episode. You’ll also hear what you can learn about history from a hip-hop musical that treats its audience as the intelligent beings that our listeners are! There are some big plot spoilers in here – but no worse than if you simply listen to the ...more

  • 43. The American Revolution: Does the Hamilton musical get its history right? (Pt I)

    Apr 05 2021

    Part I of two episodes about America’s fight for independence from Britain. We investigate how the hit musical Hamilton is teaching us history – but is it accurate? And we have James’s best American history jokes. Next month, Part II will be a bumper episode - we have secured the rights to use full  songs from Hamilton :) So, we will take a close look at what we can learn from them about history. We're now offering you more through Patreon - and if you're open to giving us a little support, this...more

  • 42. How did Britain accidentally-on-purpose take over India?

    Mar 01 2021

    We get to India by looking at the origins of Empire, Elizabeth I’s Muslim friends and England v Britain In investigating why and how the English (later, the British) got involved in India, we discover how a bit of charm and a trading company can spread an empire – all backed with brute force. We enjoy a side-track into a headless Mary and how England most definitely does not equal Britain. And you’ll find answers to the best homemade jokes like “Which country’s empire tastes best at Christmas?” ...more

  • Interview at Radio Television Hong Kong's Radio 3

    Feb 19 2021

    We've re-released our first ever Dad & Me interview as part of our day of our birthday celebrations - our first episode was released three years ago today!

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!

    Feb 19 2021

    We are celebrating our third birthday today! Here, we are re-releasing our first ever published recording - a Season 1 Teaser! Later, we will re-release our first ever radio interview :)

  • 41. Why was Princess Elizabeth the girl who should never become Queen?

    Feb 01 2021

    We investigate why Princess Elizabeth’s sister sent her to prison with the aim of executing the future Elizabeth I. Find out how portraits can say "I'm a mighty goddess!" and discover the coolest way to reply to a marriage proposal that you don’t want. This episode is all about the smart, charming and cunning girl-power of a princess who they said could never become Queen.  Definition: You'll hear about 'Traitor's Gate', and if the word 'traitor' is new to you, it means someone who has switched ...more

  • 40. Did any animals ever win a war?

    Jan 04 2021

    We investigate which animals did the most to win a war. We don’t just mean animals that helped a bit – we mean animals who win a war. We don’t give up until we find some amazing animal winners! And James brings us his best animal Dad Jokes! (Are they still “Dad Jokes” if they’re all James’s jokes?!) Here are 6 questions to see how well you were listening: What was the main task pigeons did during wars? Name different tasks that dogs did during wars Why were cats useful on naval ships? Which typ...more

  • 39. The French Revolution: When, why and so what?

    Dec 08 2020

    We investigate a queen who wore a large ship in her hair, meet a king who made tables and we learn history from musicals! Wanna be Marie Antoinette? Get your chocolate chef to make you a hot chocolate, shove a two-foot-long ship in your hair and tell everyone who can’t afford bread to eat cake! (And, without even trying, you’ll learn all about ‘cause’ and ‘consequence’.)  You’ll also hear a trailer for Mark Selleck’s podcast series, Casting Through Ancient Greece, which is aimed at the biggest k...more

  • Remembrance Day/Veterans' Day Special Re-release

    Nov 10 2020

    In a re-release for November 11 Remembrance Day, this special extended episode was recorded over several years and then released in April 2019. It's a lot more serious than our usual fun-filled shows, but there’s lots to learn for kids and adults! And if you know a teacher who could use this episode, please share it with them – and with any other friends. We go to an ANZAC service in Australia, where World War One is particularly remembered. Then we go to Remembrance Day in Hong Kong, which just...more

  • 38. Ancient Greece: What made the Spartans the greatest warriors of the ancient world?

    Nov 07 2020

    We go back around 2,500 years to the time of the Ancient Greek Empire. But as we’re not experts on Ancient Greece - in fact, Dad’s poor knowledge of Ancient Greece has always been his Achilles' elbow – we are joined by an expert guest. We discover why kids were taught to steal, and we explain why people run a marathon today. And the episode comes to a climax with the Spartans last stand at the Battle of Thermopylae – as depicted in the movie 300., and (kinda) Star Wars: Rogue One. Many thanks to...more

  • 37: Why did the USA go to war in Vietnam? (And why didn’t they win?)

    Oct 03 2020

    Parents, don’t worry, this episode is completely safe from gore and death. The only thing you need to be concerned about is whether you can keep up with your kids as they gain an understanding of communism, dominoes and the causes of America’s involvement in the Vietnam War.You'll need to listen carefully so you can play to win in the Gorillas vs. Guerrillas game! Many thanks to special guest co-host Cooper Broxup! Another first on this show is the trailer for a history podcast, aimed more at ad...more

  • 36. Who started World War I?

    Sep 04 2020

    We look at why each of the major countries joined in the war and why so many people thought going to war was a good idea. And some of those soldiers were kids – listen to see if you’re older than the youngest kids who fought in a world war! Find out more at https://www.dadandmelovehistory.com/ Read industry reviews of Dad’s World War II novels, A Chance Kill and The Slightest Chance, at paulletters.com. Available on Kindle, as well as in paperback. Dad’s first wartime novel, A Chance Kill, is a ...more

  • 35. How to make money

    Aug 03 2020

    We find out all about the first civilisations in history to invent money. And Ed Washington, from Australia's greatest money-making mint, tells us how to make money! Find out more at https://www.dadandmelovehistory.com/ Read industry reviews of Dad’s World War II novels, A Chance Kill and The Slightest Chance, at paulletters.com. Available on Kindle, as well as in paperback. Dad’s first wartime novel, A Chance Kill, is a love-story/thriller based on real events in Poland, Paris, London and Pragu...more

  • 34. The craziest soldier in history?

    Jul 04 2020

    Alongside special guest presenter Annie Foley, we investigate the amazing life of a soldier who fought in three continents, from his teenage years through to his 60s. For images of the people and events we talk about, go to https://www.dadandmelovehistory.com/ Read industry reviews of Dad’s World War II novels, A Chance Kill and The Slightest Chance, at paulletters.com. Available on Kindle, as well as in paperback. Dad’s first wartime novel, A Chance Kill, is a love-story/thriller based on real ...more

  • 33. Africa invaded Europe! Where, when, why & how?

    Jun 06 2020

    We investigate where, when, why and how? And when you hear our jokes, will you be shouting MOOR! MOOR! MOOR!? For images of the people and events we talk about, go to dadandmelovehistory.com Here are some questions to see if you were listening: When did the Moors invade Spain? Why did the Moors invade? What were the crusades? Which Christians leaders became King and Queen of all of Spain? When were the Moors forced out of Spain? Which episode numbers should WW2 fans check out? Bonus question: ...more

  • 32. Why were black Americans separated from white and how did things change?

    May 02 2020

    We see how great speeches and peaceful protest marchers can make big changes in the world, particularly in America in the 1950s and 1960s. For images of the people and events we talk about, go to dadandmelovehistory.com Read industry reviews of Dad’s new World War II Asia-Pacific novel, The Slightest Chance, at paulletters.com. It’s now out on Kindle for US$6.99, as well as in paperback. So is Dad’s first wartime novel, A Chance Kill, a love-story/thriller based on real events in Poland, Paris, ...more

  • 31. What was the most dangerous medieval weapon?

    Apr 04 2020

    (This is NOT a gory episode!) We visit an enormous medieval weapons store in some bloke’s back garden. We hang with “The Company of the Dagger” and talk to knights and weapons-builders as they make the largest medieval weapon of them all.  You’ll find out where the word “freelancer” comes from and you’ll hear our latest knight and Fort-nite jokes! You’ll find images of all the weapons we discuss on this Medieval Warfare web-page. Read industry reviews of Dad’s new World War II Asia-Pacific novel...more

  • 30. Ned Kelly v Billy the Kid: who wins?

    Mar 07 2020

    WARNING – in this pod you will hear about gunfights and people getting shot and killed. It was all 150 years ago, but very young kids might not want to hear about it. Most of our episodes are for everyone, and we will return to a lighter topic next month, with something for kids of all ages. We give you all you need to know about Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly, from how they became outlaws at such young ages through to their unhappy endings (without graphic details). By the way, if you visit Melbou...more

  • 29. How a Jewish family survived Nazi Germany

    Feb 08 2020

    This is Andy Factor’s survival story. And, Parents, yes, he is related to Max. And being related to Hollywood’s top makeup artist saved Andy’s life – and the lives of his brother, sister, mother and father. Andy – who was originally called Abraham - and his family get out just in time and begin new lives in Australia. If you missed last week’s episode, check it out – Andy told us all about his experiences at school in Nazi Germany. And the time when two Jewish boys – Andy his brother – tried to ...more

  • 28. Why did Hitler and the Nazis hate Jewish people?

    Feb 01 2020

    Our mission here is to help kids increase their awareness of a difficult issue but without causing nightmares. In the intro, we do go as far as to say that the Nazis killed six million Jews – because to ignore or deny that only helps Nazis. After that, we play safe. But, yes, this episode may be more relevant to older kids more than the 5-year-olds (who should definitely check out our first 19 episodes, at least – James was only 6 when we started recording material!). And if you want to know why...more

  • 27. Who was the greatest Native American in history?

    Dec 06 2019

    Dad & Me play Native American Trumps! This episode introduces the biggest names from Native American History. So get on your Crazy Horse, and get ready for a battle of trumps! We select categories from our homemade cards, like “BEST NAME” or “BIGGEST CHALLENGE FACED AS A CHILD” or “MOST AMAZING ACHIEVEMENT”. The cards will be shuffled and could throw up matches that you won’t find anywhere else – maybe Pocahontas v Sacagawea! Or Sitting Bull versus Geronimo! Please forgive us for mispronouncing ...more

  • 26. Was General MacArthur’s greatest achievement in WW2 or in the Korean War?

    Nov 02 2019

    Dad & Me go to MacArthur’s WW2 headquarters to meet a man who knew him General Douglas MacArthur was one of the greatest generals in history. Join us in this extended episode at MacArthur’s World War II headquarters in Brisbane, Australia, which is now the MacArthur Museum Brisbane. We meet Ron Rees and Paul Douchet, who guide us through MacArthur’s achievements in World War II, the Korean War and in peace-building. Read industry reviews of Dad’s new World War II Asia-Pacific novel, The Slightes...more

  • 25. Who was the greatest explorer in history?

    Oct 05 2019

    With help from kids at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School, we investigate the golden age of exploring, in the Middle Ages. We’ll find out about some famous explorers, and maybe one or two you don’t know. And discover how to choose good websites for research. Yawn alert, kids! – Adults, you’ll also hear about Dad’s new wartime novel (see paulletters.com for details). Different people have different opinions about who the greatest explorer is – why don’t you tell us what you think on Instagram, T...more

  • 24. Why isnt Sydney the capital of Australia?

    Sep 01 2019

    Sydney maybe Australia’s most famous city, and it may be its greatest city ( - Melbourne folk wouldn’t say so! - ), but it’s not Australia’s capital city. Instead, a sheep farm became the capital of Australia. We find out why. Yawn alert, kids! – you’ll also hear about Dad’s new wartime novel (see paulletters.com for details). Questions for after you’ve listened: Admiral Zheng might have been the first person from a different continent to visit Australia. Which country was Admiral Zheng from? W...more

  • Taster - if you're new to Dad & Me, start here!

    Aug 29 2019

    We’ve gathered a lot of new listeners recently, so here are some highlights to help them catch-up. Despite the costs (website/hosting), Dad and Me will keep making new episodes if you help us to grow our audience! A new episode – about a special capital city – is coming your way this weekend! We’re going monthly, so on the first weekend of each month we will drop into your podcast app – if you have subscribed (for free, of course). Please rate and review us wherever you get podcasts. Look on our...more

  • 23. Who invented computers?

    Jul 06 2019

    We examine amazing Islamic robot clock, Leonardo’s calculator and World War II super-spy computers! We then come right into the twenty-first century with the unknown* company that sold more computers than any other. [*Unknown to youngsters] You’ll also hear about Dad’s new novel – go to paulletters.com for details. We are going to take a break for our holidays, but we’ll be back soon! Questions for after you’ve listened: What was the name of the calculating machine that they had in Ancient Chin...more

  • 22. Was King Tutankhamun’s Dad Loopy?

    Jun 25 2019

    This episode involves ancient treasures, Mummy jokes and – GROSS ALERT!!! – brothers and sisters marrying each other! For more about Malayna and her kids’ book, see malaynaevans.com. Special shout out to Soren, who gives us more Ancient Egyptian jokes! Questions for after you’ve listened: How many thousands of years ago was Tutankhamun Egypt’s pharaoh? What was inside Tutankhamun’s tomb? Which city did Tutankhamun move the capital city back to after his dad had moved it away? In what ways was E...more

  • 21. What does D-Day Mean?

    Jun 07 2019

    We talk inflatable tanks, beaches’ code names and double agents. And find out why the town Dad is from was important in D-Day. Questions for after you’ve listened: What does the ‘D’ in D-Day stand for? What year did D-Day happen? True or false: D-Day was the beginning of pushing Hitler’s troops out of France and beyond? Which countries were known as the Allies? Name as many as you can. Can you name the 5 codenames the Allies gave the 5 beaches they were landing at? Why did the Allies put up inf...more

  • 20. What are Veterans/Remembrance/ANZAC Days and why are they important?

    Apr 20 2019

    This special extended episode is a tad more serious than our usual fun-filled shows, but there’s lots to learn for kids and adults! And if you know a teacher who could use this episode, please share it with them – and with any other friends. We go to an ANZAC service in Australia, where World War One is particularly remembered. Then we go to Hong Kong, which was invaded during World War Two, so remembrance there focuses on that era. We then return to Australia for our interview with Major Matina...more

  • 19. Ancient Egypt: Crazy or Cool?

    Apr 07 2019

    Our special guests, Egyptologist and author Malayna Evans, and her daughter Soren, also take us inside the Pyramids and tell us all about tree goddesses, cat lovers and looking good in the afterlife. And they reveal that the most famous ‘Egyptian’ of them all isn’t even Egyptian! For more on Malayna’s children’s book, click: Jagger Jones and the Mummy’s Ankh. Watch out for crazy magic spells, giant crocodiles and killer scorpions! And checkout our webpage for images we talk about today. Question...more

  • 18. Was Picasso a Genius?

    Mar 22 2019

    “It takes a long time to become young” - listen out for James’ top Picasso quotations scattered throughout the pod. And checkout our webpage for images of the artworks we talk about today. Often, Dad & Me find cultural experts who can’t wait to get their voice broadcast around the world on our podcast. In this episode, listen out for when that doesn’t happen! Questions for after you’ve listened come right at the end, after the outtakes… Questions for after you’ve listened: Pablo Picasso said “I...more

  • 17. What was it like to be an Aztec kid?

    Mar 09 2019

    James investigates whether the Aztecs invented anything a kid might like today. And we find out about the ultimate sacrifice – WARNING, HISTORY IS PRETTY SCARY. We spare you the details, but - just in case - we include suggestions of how to deal with squeamish grown-ups! Questions for after you’ve listened come right at the end, after the outtakes… LISTEN HERE Questions for after you’ve listened: What is the Aztec name for Mexico City? The Aztecs believed that there would be a sign that would t...more

  • 16. Why did the Vikings stop being vicious?

    Feb 23 2019

    First, we’ll look at what being a Viking was all about, like raiding, exploring and finding America! Then we’ll investigate, why did the Vikings stopped being Vikings? Questions for after you’ve listened are below and can be heard right at the end, after the out-takes. Questions for after you’ve listened: Name 3 countries of today where Vikings came from: What does the word “Viking” mean? About how many years before Columbus did the Vikings reach North America? Name some European countries that...more

  • Season 4 Teaser

    Feb 19 2019

    Hear what's coming your way in our first few episodes of Season 4... And join us on:  Instagram, Twitter and Facebook  Share our podcast on social media and recommend it to friends – that's how we'll keep going. And please rate and review us wherever you get podcasts.   A brand new full episode is coming your way in a few days! Podcast cover art by Molly Austin Instrumental music by Kevin MacLeod Sound effects used under RemArc Licence. Copyright 2019 © BBC

  • 15. What’s the best (DAMLH) podcast in history?

    Dec 21 2018

    Today, us Brits-in-Hong-Kong tell you why we were too busy to record an episode over the last month: we have some big news for our family. And, listen carefully, and we’ll let you in on a secret about how we managed to make so many special travel episodes in what seems like a small number of months! It’s great to be recognised among some of the world’s best Kids & Family podcasts, as Early Learning Indiana have done here. Thank you!   Look on our webpage for images that accompany each episode. ...more

  • 14. Were these the best jobs in history?

    Nov 10 2018

    Writer Lindsay Varty tells us all about weird and wonderful jobs from China’s past that are still being done today! Lindsay’s latest book, Sunset Survivor, is all about traditional Chinese jobs in Hong Kong. And Year 4 kids from Clearwater Bay School give us their take on some interesting jobs - from poo collectors to female pirates like Zheng Shi! (Sorry that the sound quality isn't great for this segment.) Thank you: Emily Blackshaw, Angel Lieu, Sheldon Wong, Charlotte Morley, Lola Bovenlander...more

  • 13. Why did Russia get rid of its emperors?

    Sep 28 2018

    We meet Nicholas and his grandfather, both were Tsars (or emperors) of Russia. And we find out what happens to the mad monk who wouldn’t die. Dad and Me were lucky enough to tour Russia’s old capital city with Friendly Local Guides. LISTEN HERE Questions for after you’ve listened: Who lived in the Winter Palace? What was Dad & Me’s tour guide’s name (that Dad keeps saying wrong)? What happened to Alexander II? Who was the last Tsar of Russia? Why did Rasputin give himself poison? How did Rasput...more

  • 12. What Makes Moscow Magnificent?

    Sep 14 2018

    Dad and Me are lucky enough to tour one of the world’s greatest cities with Friendly Local Guides. We meet the Terrible Tsar (or emperor) of Russia and we find out what happens in a fight against God. And, in the after-show extras, we go to a World Cup match and get stalked by a BBC film crew – who James patiently teaches to floss dance! LISTEN HERE Questions for after you’ve listened: What was Dad & Me’s tour guide’s name (that Dad keeps saying wrong)? What type of dancing is the Bolshoi Theat...more

  • 11. Who wants to be a knight?

    Aug 31 2018

    Dad and Me interview some of the world’s best jousters who travel the world competing for thousands of dollars. And we meet the armourers who keep them safe. Recorded in July 2017 at Arundel Castle, England – with Dad & Me & Nana!  The questions below are also on the podcast - after the end title music. LISTEN HERE Questions for after you’ve listened: What does a professional armourer do? Some of the jousters are wearing armour that costs how much? What’s a “lance”? How many points does a jou...more

  • Season 3 Teaser

    Aug 25 2018

      We're back on the mic and raring to go! Here's our Season 3 Teaser - recorded in 3 different countries. Our Season 3 full episodes start next week! Look on our webpage for photos and maps that accompany each episode. And join us on: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook  Please rate and review us wherever you get podcasts. And share our podcast on social media and recommend it to friends – that's how we'll keep going. Podcast cover art by Molly Austin Instrumental music by Kevin MacLeod

  • 10. World War II Air Raids: Would you pay a penny to see a butterfly bomb?

    Jun 22 2018

    Dad and Me join Air Raid Precaution Post 27 – a reenactment group we met at a 1940s weekend at Fort Nelson, Portsmouth, in southern England. What were “butterfly bombs” and why did kids love them so much? Butterfly bombs caused chaos when they were dropped on a few selected cities in Britain – so why didn’t Hitler drop more of them? And what sound – heard at football matches (a few years ago) – was used to warn people of an attack by one particular type of weapon? Thank you to Post 27’s Jane Bis...more

  • 9. World Cup Special: The History of Soccer

    Jun 08 2018

    From the World Cup player who wouldn’t head the ball because of his hair style to submarines on football pitches, we’ve got you covered for all you need to know about the history of soccer! All in time for kick off at Russia 2018!   For after you’ve listened, here’s the whole True (T) or False (F) quiz - with answers!  1. The earliest evidence regarding football is that dinosaurs used to kick small animals around in small-sided games (F) 2. Centuries ago in England, soccer was played by kicking ...more

  • 8. US Civil War: Why does a country go to war against itself?

    May 25 2018

    Paddington bear and President Lincoln have something in common: they both keep things under their hats. You’ll hear all about the US Civil War of 1861-1865, and you’ll find out what Lincoln kept under his top hat! And you’ll discover which type of swimming-pool dive soldiers like best! Questions for after you’ve listened: Did most farms (called ‘plantations’) in the southern United States have slaves? What did President Abraham Lincoln keep under his top hat? During the US Civil War of the 1850...more

  • 7. What was Australia like before Europeans arrived? (Part II)

    May 11 2018

    It’s the final part of our Australia adventure, and we spend the day with Mark Jones and his family. Mark runs Straddie Adventures, aboriginal culture tour specialists on Queensland’s North Stradbroke Island (known as ‘Straddie’). We apologise for some poor sound quality (it gets better): hunting conditions – with Dad paddling furiously at the rear of the kayak and James standing on the bow, holding a 12-foot spear – are a bit different to studio conditions! To find out what happens after 8-year...more

  • 6. What was Australia like before Europeans arrived? (Part I)

    Apr 27 2018

    Here's the first of two special episodes on aboriginal Australia! At home in Hong Kong, we visit a cultural exhibition at James' school, where we find out about an aboriginal-style painting James’ and his group made as a part of their investigation into aboriginal culture. And we hear James play the didgeridoo during his group's Kangaroo Dance. Then we pop along to see some aboriginal art - in Brisbane, Australia! We meet an aboriginal family who keep traditional culture alive on Queensland’s Go...more

  • Season 2 Teaser

    Apr 20 2018

    Starting next weekend, a brand new episode will be released once every two weeks through to July. Join us on:  Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and our webpage Please rate and review us wherever you get podcasts. And share our podcast on social media and recommend it to friends – that's how we'll keep going. See you next time! Podcast cover art by Molly Austin Instrumental music by Kevin MacLeod

  • Holiday Special recorded at RTHK Studios

    Apr 06 2018

    It's all to do with a robbery... This recording was made live with Radio 3's Noreen Mir at Radio Television Hong Kong and appears as a podcast on Dad's 'This Month in History' feed. Normal DAMLH episodes will resume soon!

  • Easter Hello!

    Mar 30 2018

    A seasonal 'hello' from Dad & Me! Next weekend, during our Easter break, we'll have a special episode by Dad aimed at adults but suitable for young minds too - about why the most famous painting in the world is the most famous painting in the world!  After the Easter hols Dad & Me will be back with our normal show... Join us on:  Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and our webpage Please rate and review us wherever you get podcasts. And share our podcast on social media and recommend it to friends – th...more

  • 5. Why did Henry VIII need 6 wives? Was he bonkers?

    Mar 23 2018

    This episode is head-choppingly good! Did Henry need six wives just because he wanted a son? Or was it more because he went a bit bonkers? Did Henry VIII turn into a mad meanie because of what happened to him in the year 1536? Questions to ask your kids after they've listened: Which queen proved Henry wrong when he had said only men could be good rulers? Why was the ghost of Anne Boleyn always running after the ghost of Henry VIII? Henry was sad after which one of his wives died? Who was Henry ...more

  • 4. Mr Lego v Mr Disney: who’s the best ever?

    Mar 16 2018

    We look at the history of the creators of the two greatest sources of kids' entertainment. How did the creators of Lego and Disney get started? How have they changed the world? And how are Lego and Disney today different from during their early years? Questions to ask your kids after they've listened: What’s your favourite Lego set or character? What’s your favourite Disney character? “Lego” is a shortened version of the two Danish words "leg godt". What does “leg godt” mean? What is a “memoir”...more

  • 3. Why was the Roman Army so Awesome?

    Mar 09 2018

    This episode starts with one of our best Roman jokes ever! Keep listening for more… And we find out about the Roman army’s deadliest weapons and coolest tricks that helped make them such an awesome army. And we answer the key question: How did number 2s make the Roman army move faster over long distances – even when they didn’t need to!? All that and more in this awesome episode. Questions for parents/teachers to ask the kids: 1.    Any man between 18 and 46 could be forced to join the army. Wha...more

  • 2. Was the Great Wall of China built by an awesome leader or a crazy dude?

    Mar 02 2018

    In this week's episode we find out about China’s first emperor. It gets pretty gruesome at one point, so be careful with parent listeners! He joined seven different kingdoms together to form China. He built up the Great Wall to defend his new empire, and he came up with some clever ways to make China united. And before he died he did some amazing things to try to make sure he would still be a powerful emperor in the afterlife… Questions: Where does the name “China” come from? What is an archaeo...more

  • 1. The Most Important Question in History

    Feb 24 2018

    For our first full episode, we look at the Most Important Question in History - ever.* We visit three continents, jumping from King Solomon to mad Roman Emperor Nero, and from Ancient China to Less Ancient United States, following the history of deliciousness. Listen quick – before it melts! *From a child's point of view **Despite what you will hear in this episode, the presenters are aware that desserts are not a human right. They just taste great! TEACHER/PARENT – Questions for your kids: Wha...more

  • Interview at Radio Television Hong Kong's Radio 3

    Feb 23 2018

    Our first full episode is released on Saturday 24 February! Join us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and our webpage Please rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get podcasts. And share our podcast on social media and recommend it to friends! That's how we'll keep going! Podcast cover art by Molly Austin Instrumental music by Bensound

  • Episode 1 Preview - recorded at KGV school

    Feb 17 2018

    This preview includes new clips from Episode 1, and a live recording at KGV School. From 24 February 2018 we will release a full episode - every weekend! Subscribe for free on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud and wherever else you get podcasts! Join us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and our webpage

  • Season 1 Teaser with James and Dad

    Feb 07 2018

    Two minutes of highlights from our first 3 episodes. Includes the best Romans joke EVER!!! Don't forget to subscribe on iTunes (or wherever you get your podcasts). Join us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/dadandmelovehistory/ https://www.instagram.com/dadandmelovehistory/ https://twitter.com/DadAndMeHistory https://www.dadandmelovehistory.com/   Music by https://www.bensound.com/ Graphics by Molly Austin