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Dad and Me Love History

43 EpisodesProduced by Paul Letters - WW2 novelist, broadcaster, history teacher; James Letters -Website

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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34. The craziest soldier in history?

July 4th, 2020


Alongside special guest presenter Annie Foley, we investigate the amazing life of a soldier who fought in three continents, from his teenage years …

33. Africa invaded Europe! Where, when, why & how?

June 6th, 2020


We investigate where, when, why and how? And when you hear our jokes, will you be shouting MOOR! MOOR! MOOR!?

For images of the people and events we talk about, go to

Here are some questions to …

32. Why were black Americans separated from white and how did things change?

May 2nd, 2020


We see how great speeches and peaceful protest marchers can make big changes in the world, particularly in America in the 1950s and 1960s.

For images …

31. What was the most dangerous medieval weapon?

April 4th, 2020


(This is NOT a gory episode!)

We visit an enormous medieval weapons store in some bloke’s back garden.

We hang with “The Company of the Dagger” and talk to knights and weapons-builders as they make the largest medieval …

30. Ned Kelly v Billy the Kid: who wins?

March 7th, 2020


WARNING – in this pod you will hear about gunfights and people getting shot and killed. It was all 150 years ago, but very young kids might not want to hear about it. Most of our episodes are for everyone, and we will …

29. How a Jewish family survived Nazi Germany

February 8th, 2020


This is Andy Factor’s survival story. And, Parents, yes, he is related to Max. And being related to Hollywood’s top makeup artist saved Andy’s life – …

28. Why did Hitler and the Nazis hate Jewish people?

February 1st, 2020


Our mission here is to help kids increase their awareness of a difficult issue but without causing nightmares. In the intro, we do go as far as to …

27. Who was the greatest Native American in history?

December 6th, 2019


Dad & Me play Native American Trumps!

This episode introduces the biggest names from Native American History. So get on your Crazy Horse, and get ready for a battle of trumps! We select categories from our homemade …

26. Was General MacArthur’s greatest achievement in WW2 or in the Korean War?

November 2nd, 2019


Dad & Me go to MacArthur’s WW2 headquarters to meet a man who knew him

General Douglas MacArthur was one of the greatest generals in history. Join us in this extended episode at MacArthur’s World War II headquarters …

25. Who was the greatest explorer in history?

October 5th, 2019


With help from kids at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School, we investigate the golden age of exploring, in the Middle Ages. We’ll find out about some …

24. Why isnt Sydney the capital of Australia?

September 1st, 2019


Sydney maybe Australia’s most famous city, and it may be its greatest city ( - Melbourne folk wouldn’t say so! - ), but it’s not Australia’s capital …

Taster - if you're new to Dad & Me, start here!

August 29th, 2019


We’ve gathered a lot of new listeners recently, so here are some highlights to help them catch-up.

Despite the costs (website/hosting), Dad and Me will keep making new episodes if you help us to grow our audience! A new …

23. Who invented computers?

July 6th, 2019


We examine amazing Islamic robot clock, Leonardo’s calculator and World War II super-spy computers! We then come right into the twenty-first century …

22. Was King Tutankhamun’s Dad Loopy?

June 25th, 2019


This episode involves ancient treasures, Mummy jokes and – GROSS ALERT!!! – brothers and sisters marrying each other!

For more about Malayna and her …

21. What does D-Day Mean?

June 7th, 2019


We talk inflatable tanks, beaches’ code names and double agents. And find out why the town Dad is from was important in D-Day.

Questions for after …

20. What are Veterans/Remembrance/ANZAC Days and why are they important?

April 20th, 2019


This special extended episode is a tad more serious than our usual fun-filled shows, but there’s lots to learn for kids and adults! And if you know a …

19. Ancient Egypt: Crazy or Cool?

April 7th, 2019


Our special guests, Egyptologist and author Malayna Evans, and her daughter Soren, also take us inside the Pyramids and tell us all about tree …

18. Was Picasso a Genius?

March 22nd, 2019


It takes a long time to become young” - listen out for James’ top Picasso quotations scattered throughout the pod. And checkout our webpage for images of the artworks we talk about today.

Often, Dad & Me find …

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...

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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


It’s the final part of our Australia adventure, and we spend the day with Mark Jones and his family. Mark runs Straddie Adventures, aboriginal …

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


Starting next weekend, a brand new episode will be released once every two weeks through to July.

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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


Our first full episode is released on Saturday 24 February!

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Please rate and review us on …

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


Two minutes of highlights from our first 3 episodes. Includes the best Romans joke EVER!!!

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