Podcasts

SYMHC Classics: Vernon Lee

This 2018 episode covers Violet Paget, more often known by her pen name Vernon Lee, who was a historian and ...
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Behind the Scenes Minis: Amy Levy and Pranksters

Holly and Tracy discuss how Vernon Lee factored into the story of Amy Levy's life. They also talk about what ...
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Derek Jarman

One of the first high-profile artists to speak openly about having Aids was the British experimental film-maker, Derek Jarman. Jarman ...
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The Battle of Trafalgar

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events of 21st October 1805, in which the British fleet led by Nelson destroyed ...
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South Africa and AIDS drugs

At the end of the 1990s, hundreds of thousands of people in South Africa were still dying from HIV/AIDS because ...
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Three Legendary Pranks

Today we have a series of prank stories that aren’t quite substantial enough to be their own episodes. We’ve got ...
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Introducing: A Slight Change of Plans, Apple Podcasts’ Best Show of the Year

Pushkin is thrilled to announce that A Slight Change of Plans was named Apple Podcasts' Best Show of the Year! ...
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AZT: the breakthrough treatment for Aids

In 1987 the first successful drug treatment was developed for Aids. AZT went from initial test to approval in just ...
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The early days of HIV/Aids

The HIV virus was first identified by medical experts in a journal article in 1981. In the early days of ...
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Amy Levy

Levy was recognized as an extraordinary literary talent of the 1880s. But after her tragic early death, she receded into ...
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