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
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.
MERRY CHRISTMAS! And what could be more festive than Tom Holland talking about overcoming their pagan occupiers by clever use of marrying enemy Earls, raising a kick-arse nephew and stealing a corpse in the name of patriotism.
She's Irish, Spanish, American and Mistress to the King of Bavaria married 3 times, Dancer, actress, lecturer, author and murderer? Iszi thinks so. Doug Segal isn't so sure.
A random number generator with a soap opera attached, what are the origins of Basketball and what makes a good sport? Dr Steve Cross is on a mission to make us nerds appreciate the squeak of converse on hardwood.