Dad and Me Love History

25 EpisodesProduced by Paul Letters - WW2 novelist, broadcaster, history teacher; James Letters - kid

Get your kid away from screens for a fun fifteen-minutes, answering the big questions in history! Fun for parents too!Subscribe for free on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud and wherever else you get podcasts!Join us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and our webpage.Graphics by Molly Austin of mol… read more

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17. What was it like to be an Aztec kid?

March 9th, 2019


James investigates whether the Aztecs invented anything a kid might like today. And we find out about the ultimate sacrifice – WARNING, HISTORY IS …

16. Why did the Vikings stop being vicious?

February 23rd, 2019


First, we’ll look at what being a Viking was all about, like raiding, exploring and finding America!

Then we’ll investigate, why did the Vikings stopped being Vikings?

Questions for after you’ve listened are below and …

Season 4 Teaser

February 19th, 2019


Hear what's coming your way in our first few episodes of Season 4...

And join us on: 

InstagramTwitter and Facebook 

Share our podcast on social media and recommend it to friends – that's how we'll keep going. And …

15. What’s the best (DAMLH) podcast in history?

December 21st, 2018


Today, us Brits-in-Hong-Kong tell you why we were too busy to record an episode over the last month: we have some big news for our family. And, …

14. Were these the best jobs in history?

November 10th, 2018


Writer Lindsay Varty tells us all about weird and wonderful jobs from China’s past that are still being done today! Lindsay’s latest book, Sunset …

13. Why did Russia get rid of its emperors?

September 28th, 2018


We meet Nicholas and his grandfather, both were Tsars (or emperors) of Russia. And we find out what happens to the mad monk who wouldn’t die. Dad and …

12. What Makes Moscow Magnificent?

September 14th, 2018


Dad and Me are lucky enough to tour one of the world’s greatest cities with Friendly Local Guides. We meet the Terrible Tsar (or emperor) of Russia and we find out what happens in a fight against God. And, in the …

11. Who wants to be a knight?

August 31st, 2018

  • Dad and Me interview some of the world’s best jousters who travel the world competing for thousands of dollars. And we meet the armourers who keep …

Season 3 Teaser

August 25th, 2018



We're back on the mic and raring to go! Here's our Season 3 Teaser - recorded in 3 different countries.

Our Season 3 full episodes start next week!

10. World War II Air Raids: Would you pay a penny to see a butterfly bomb?

June 22nd, 2018


Dad and Me join Air Raid Precaution Post 27 – a reenactment group we met at a 1940s weekend at Fort Nelson, Portsmouth, in southern England. What were “butterfly bombs” and why did kids love them so much? Butterfly …

9. World Cup Special: The History of Soccer

June 8th, 2018


From the World Cup player who wouldn’t head the ball because of his hair style to submarines on football pitches, we’ve got you covered for all you …

8. US Civil War: Why does a country go to war against itself?

May 25th, 2018


Paddington bear and President Lincoln have something in common: they both keep things under their hats. You’ll hear all about the US Civil War of …

7. What was Australia like before Europeans arrived? (Part II)

May 11th, 2018


6. What was Australia like before Europeans arrived? (Part I)

April 27th, 2018


Here's the first of two special episodes on aboriginal Australia! At home in Hong Kong, we visit a cultural exhibition at James' school, where we …

Season 2 Teaser

April 20th, 2018


Holiday Special recorded at RTHK Studios

April 6th, 2018


It's all to do with a robbery...

This recording was made live with Radio 3's Noreen Mir at Radio Television Hong Kong and appears as a podcast on Dad's 'This Month in History' feed.

Normal DAMLH episodes will resume …

Easter Hello!

March 30th, 2018


A seasonal 'hello' from Dad & Me!

Next weekend, during our Easter break, we'll have a special episode by Dad aimed at adults but suitable for …

5. Why did Henry VIII need 6 wives? Was he bonkers?

March 23rd, 2018


This episode is head-choppingly good! Did Henry need six wives just because he wanted a son? Or was it more because he went a bit bonkers? Did Henry VIII turn into a mad meanie because of what happened to him in the …

4. Mr Lego v Mr Disney: who’s the best ever?

March 16th, 2018


We look at the history of the creators of the two greatest sources of kids' entertainment. How did the creators of Lego and Disney get started? How have they changed the world? And how are Lego and Disney today …

3. Why was the Roman Army so Awesome?

March 9th, 2018


This episode starts with one of our best Roman jokes ever! Keep listening for more…

2. Was the Great Wall of China built by an awesome leader or a crazy dude?

March 2nd, 2018


In this week's episode we find out about China’s first emperor. It gets pretty gruesome at one point, so be careful with parent listeners! He joined …

1. The Most Important Question in History

February 24th, 2018


For our first full episode, we look at the Most Important Question in History - ever.* We visit three continents, jumping from King Solomon to mad …

Interview at Radio Television Hong Kong's Radio 3

February 23rd, 2018


Episode 1 Preview - recorded at KGV school

February 17th, 2018


This preview includes new clips from Episode 1, and a live recording at KGV School. From 24 February 2018 we will release a full episode - every …

Season 1 Teaser with James and Dad

February 7th, 2018

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