Hillingdon

History

  • The Constant is a Science and History Podcast series about getting things wrong. From ancient science to contemporary blunders, we take you on journeys of misadventure and misapprehension, filling your brain with juicy nuggets of the sometimes comical, sometimes tragic and always fascinating ways people mess things up." Here is an episode entitle The Cold Hard Truth. (Note there are two parts to this particular story). On September 7th, 1909, The New York Times announced that Robert Peary was the first person to ever reach The North Pole. But a week earlier, The New York Herald had said the same thing about Frederick Cook. Only one of them could be right, but which one? And how could you tell for certain? The Cold Hard Truth - pt1
  • Listen to The History of Coffee taken from the In Our Time series from the BBC, and originally broadcast on Radio4. The breadth of subjects covered in the In Our Time series, hosted by Melvyn Bragg, is astonishing! Click here.... The History of Coffee