053 – Never a Gentleman

This week I take a look at something intrinsic to our perception of the Victorian Era – Steam. And more specifically the advent of the technology that created railways – an invention that changed the culture and society of the time.

George Stephenson and his son Robert created the first viable locomotive. This episode I look at their influence on society and their amazing invention.

049a – The Resurrection Men (Part One)

Beginning a two part podcast, these episodes I’ll be looking at the fact that Edinburgh makes way to many smart people that make advances by not following the rules. Also, a great deal of grave robbing. With decomposed bodies and murder, it was never going to be pretty…


048 – Men at Arms

This episode I take a short look at the history of Policing in the 19th century United Kingdom. From a perceived military force, the Metropolitan Police became a civilian entity that sought to serve all the people of London and the Kingdom at large.

036 – How the Victorians took us to the moon

This pre-Christmas episode was such a great opportunity! I got to speak with Dr Iwan Morus about his new Victorian Era book on the science and people of the Victorian era and how it has directly influenced us to thisĀ  day.

His book “How the Victorians took us to the moon” is just out now and makes an excellent Christmas gift.