You Are History
Greg Jenner is a public historian specialising in public engagement. He’s an author and award-winning podcaster.
His smash hit podcast ‘You’re Dead to Me’ pairs up top comedians with top historians to deliver funny, fascinating summaries of the most interesting subjects from global history.
He has worked on the Horrible Histories and Corpse Talk the animated show based on the graphic novels by Adam and Lisa Murphy.
Greg’s latest children’s book, You Are History is published by Walker Books.
In this episode, Greg talks to Nikki Gamble about history, humour, everyday objects and the importance of reading.
About You Are History
From the alarm clock to the toilet, discover the incredible history all around you in this hilarious and fascinating book from popular historian and podcaster Greg Jenner. Thought history was only in museums? Think again! Join Greg Jenner as he takes you on a trip through the amazing history hidden in the things you use every day. Did you know that the first TV was made from biscuit tins and knitting needles? Or that the humble paperclip helped lead an anti-war movement? Or that a few hundred years ago it was fashionable to style your hair with cat poo?! Find out the delightful, daft, downright deadly history of your everyday life that your teachers won’t tell you about.
Bursting with humorous illustrations and entertaining true stories, this is history – but not as you know it!