It's About Time
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From a jealous murder in the 1800s to the family rift that split some of the most famous sisters of the 20th century, the Pankhursts, join Sir Tony Robinson for a new podcast series that brings stories from the past, to life in the present. It’s About Time is brought to you by Ancestry.
||CleanEpisode 8: The Future of Family History||We live in a modern world where technology is developing at an unprecedented rate, but what is the impact of this – and what does the future hold – for the world of family history? Join Sir Tony Robinson and Brad Argent from Ancestry as they discuss t||12/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Family Found||For most of us, Christmas is about family. But what happens when you don’t know who your family are? Phyllis Little was given up at birth, and always wondered about her birth family. Her daughter, Sally, joins Sir Tony Robinson to talk about her rollerc||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: A Christmas Carol||In the first episode of our ‘It’s About Time’ festive specials, Sir Tony Robinson tells the story of writer Charles Dickens’ life and how this inspired the novella ‘A Christmas Carol’. Come with us on a journey from Dickens’ childhood throug||12/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: A story of identity||Rather than tell a single story from history, this episode of It’s About Time sees our host Sir Tony Robinson – a born and bred Londoner – tackle a rather more lengthy tale of human evolution before focusing on his own story of family and identity||9/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: The Force was strong with William Hamill||In episode four, Sir Tony Robinson looks at the ancestors of Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker – Mark Hamill in real life – and finds tales of adventure that echo those of the great journey of self-discovery made by the young Jedi in the iconic film series.||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: The curious lives of the Pankhurst sisters||America, Australia and Ethiopia. In episode three of It’s About Time, Sir Tony Robinson tells of how the Pankhurst sisters split and would come to rest in three different corners of the globe after becoming synonymous with the movement for women’s suf||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Charlie Chaplin, the immigrant||In episode two, Sir Tony Robinson looks at how Charlie Chaplin and hundreds of thousands of other immigrants got to America in the early 1900s, through the prism of the satire and irony woven into one of Chaplin’s most famous films – The Immigrant.||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Joseph Meadows’ satisfaction||Sir Tony Robinson tells the tale of Joseph Meadows, who was sentenced to death in 1855 for the jealous murder of his ‘sister’, Mary Ann Mason, declaring. “I’ve had my revenge; I have heard them say revenge is sweet. I left home for that purpose. I||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to It’s About Time||Experience stories from the past, brought to life in the present with ‘It’s About Time’. This brand new podcast series, brought to you by Ancestry, breathes new life into remarkable stories from history. Start listening to Series One, narrated by th||8/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I have listened to a couple of these. Really great. I hope they keep making more. Interesting stories and great production. Its tied to Ancestry.com somehow- would actually like to hear more how the stories relate to data available on ancestry maybe?
A great podcast
I love this subject. Plus it's Tony Robinson. Just listen to it.
If you like stories and history.
The stories in this podcast are great snippets of history that you probably have never heard and the British charm of Sir Tony Robinson make them that much more enjoyable to listen to. If you like quick bits of interesting history than this is a podcast you'll enjoy.