11.10.21

New: A People’s History Episode 3

Explore the Chartist movement in Episode 3 of our podcast
New: A People’s History Episode 3

The Chartist movement of the 1830s and 1840s was the first mass movement driven by Britain’s working classes. But how and why did the movement arise? What was society really like for working people at the time? And what were the lasting impacts and implications of the Chartists’ struggle?

Explore this fascinating area of our history in the latest episode of A People’s History, with John McDonnell and three expert historians: Emma Griffin, Katrina Navickas and Rob Sewell.

Have a listen on Spotify below, or try our Simplecast websiteApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts or Amazon Music.

29.06.21

New: A People’s History Episode 2

Explore the English Civil War in Episode 2 of our podcast
New: A People’s History Episode 2

What caused the English Civil War? What was society like for working people in this period? And what impact did the Civil War have on society then – and now, more than three centuries on?

Listen to John McDonnell explore these and other questions in a fascinating discussion with three expert historians: Ann Hughes, John Rees and Ted Vallance.

Have a listen on Spotify below, or try our Simplecast websiteApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts or Amazon Music.

15.06.21

Podcast: A People’s History with John McDonnell

Introducing Claim the Future's first podcast series...
Podcast: A People’s History with John McDonnell

We’ve launched Claim the Future’s first podcast series – A People’s History with John McDonnell!

A People’s History lets you join John McDonnell, expert historians and activists to analyse and debate the key working class struggles of the last thousand years of UK history. We’ll be exploring topics from from the English Civil War to the election of the Attlee government in 1945, and the first episode, on the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 and the people’s revolts of the 15th and 16th centuries, is already online.

Have a listen on Spotify below, or other platforms here.

With thanks to the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation for supporting this project.