What would you sacrifice for your career? Many people lose relationships, invest fortunes, time with their families… but few people lose their entire identity. The question I grapple with is whether James Barry was a symptom of the strict victorian society or possibly the most accomplished transman in History.Read More
Was Otto Overbeck an abject failure? A brilliant polymath? A Quack? An Abuser? Iszi and James Stark explore the curious career of a bizarre creature with an electric personality.Read More
16,000 year old bread anyone? How about some Meat rations boiled with soldier’s underpants? Tasty! Time to catch up with the latest delicacies from Iszi’s adventures on BBC Radio 4’s Making History.Read More
Imagine having the middle name “Orange”… This isn't an episode about eating more fruit and fibre, it is about fibre optics’ predecessor. The telegraph and how it is bloody difficult sending messages across the planet. Shouting might not work, but it is easier.
You might not be genetically related to your ancestors… bloodlines are very complicated. As are resurrecting extinct dog breeds.Read More
Queen Elizabeth I ‘s signature was silly. She was silly. Find out more on BBC Radio 4 3.30pm Tuesday for Making History with Iszi Lawrence and Tom Holland.Read More