History

From the stone age to the modern age, the history section on Work Lizard explores every part of human history.
What are the oldest mummies in the world? Ancient Egypt was considered to be the origin of the practice of mummification. In Chile, however, spectacular graves containing mummies a thousand years older than those of the Egyptians, are being unearthed.
Presented by acclaimed historian Dan Jones, this four-part documentary series reveals the true history of the Wars of the Roses. Scripted reenactments combined with Jones's unique storytelling to bring to life a tale of human frailties, rivalries, forced hands, and sheer luck that changed Britain and the monarchy forever.
More than 2,000 years ago, the thriving city of Petra rose up in the bone-dry desert of what is now Jordan. But following a catastrophic earthquake and a slump in its desert trade routes, Petra's unique culture faded away. Now, an archaeologist and sculptors team up to carve an iconic temple-tomb to find out how the ancient people of Petra built their city of stone.
The Incas were master builders, fearsome warriors and practitioners of human sacrifice. Yet this mighty state was conquered by a small band of Spanish adventurers. How did this happen? Anthropologist Bill Sullivan sets out to find the answer to the myth.
What happens if human beings can’t handle the power of their own weaponry? This episode of Dan Carlin's Hardcore History examines the dangerous early years of the Nuclear Age and humankind’s efforts to avoid self-destruction at the hands of its own creation.
In Painfotainment, Dan Carlin takes a look at some of the bloodiest passages in human history. This podcast features time periods such as ancient Rome, the French revolution, modern times with capital punishment and much more.
Set in ancient Europe, The Celtic Holocaust goes back to the gallic wars when Julius Caesar and the Roman empire subjugated northern Europe. Together with Dan Carlin, we take a look through Caesar's eyes and march with his army to conquer the native Celtic tribal people of ancient Gaul.
Following one of the most shocking periods in British history, a new historical docu-drama brings to life the dynasty that dragged Britain out of the dark ages and into the modern world. Ruling the country for over three hundred years, ruthlessly crushing all competition, The Plantagenet story is more shocking, more brutal and more astonishing than anything you’ll find in Game of Thrones.