Tony Robinson's Cunningcast

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 Mar 2, 2024
If you appreciate British comedy and have an interest in archaeology and history, this podcast is a great find. The blend of humor and historical insights makes it a truly enjoyable listen.


Tony Robinson is best-known for playing turnip-brained Baldrick who always had 'a cunning plan' in the iconic TV show Blackadder. He's presented countless documentaries throughout his 50-year career, including 20-years on Channel 4's Time Team, inspired by his passion for history and for digging deep into the past to understand more about the present. That's his thing!

In his cunningly curated history podcast, Tony is delving into the weird and wonderful stories that grab him and make him want to know more about the world around us. He’s asking: Why was Stonehenge built? What did the past smell like, was it horrible? Why were pies invented? Why do our dogs love us so much? When did tattoos stop being taboo? What do bones tell us about past humanity? Amongst other intriguing questions...


Along the way, Tony is joined by experts and special guests, including Miriam Margolyes, Stephen Fry, Raksha Dave, John Lloyd, Alice Roberts, Grace Neutral and David Mitchell who help provide some answers.

So join Tony Robinson as he hosts his cunningly curated history podcast. New episodes drop Thursdays.

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Episode Date
HOWARD GOODALL | Blackadder: The Lost Pilot
Apr 18, 2024
Building The Wall: An Enthusiast’s Guide to HADRIAN’S WALL
Apr 11, 2024
BLETCHLEY PARK: Codebreaking Then and Now
Apr 04, 2024
A Fan-tash-tic History of FACIAL HAIR
Mar 28, 2024
RICHARD CURTIS | Blackadder: The Lost Pilot
Mar 21, 2024
The Past, Present and Future of CAR Engineering and Sustainability
Mar 14, 2024
Conjuring Up… A History of Stage MAGIC
Mar 07, 2024
DAVID MITCHELL | Blackadder: The Lost Pilot
Feb 29, 2024
A Wobbly History of JELLY: From Elite Dining to Kids’ Parties and Back Again
Feb 22, 2024
What Do BONES Tell Us About Past Humanity With ALICE ROBERTS
Feb 15, 2024
The History of Painting on Skin: Where Do TATTOOS Come From?
Feb 08, 2024
Tony Robinson's Cunningcast Series 2 TRAILER
Jan 16, 2024
Christmas with CHRISTINA ROSSETTI: Tony explores the Pre-Raphaelite's Poetry and Reads GOBLIN MARKET
Dec 21, 2023
TRAILER: CHRISTMAS Episode and SERIES 2 announcement
Dec 13, 2023
Cunningcast S1 BEST BITS
Jun 22, 2023
Jun 08, 2023
May 25, 2023
The National CENSUS 100 Years Apart
May 18, 2023
Do our DOGS Really Love Us?
May 11, 2023
KNIGHTS: What Would a Medieval Sir Tony Robinson have Looked Like?
May 04, 2023
Blackadder Part 2: Being JOHN LLOYD
Apr 27, 2023
What Did The Past SMELL like?
Apr 20, 2023
CORONATIONS: Why Does the King Need a Stick and a Ball?
Apr 13, 2023
Women in Politics with JESS PHILLIPS
Apr 06, 2023
Why Were PIES Invented?
Mar 30, 2023
Blackadder Part 1: The Legend That is MIRIAM MARGOLYES
Mar 23, 2023
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About STONEHENGE But Were too Afraid to Ask
Mar 23, 2023
Introducing Tony Robinson's Cunningcast
Mar 08, 2023