Richard is deep in book deadline hell, but still has time to tweet Lord Sugar about his maths expertise and consider how much human DNA needs to be in a mouse to make it a viable partner. His guest is podcaster, sometimes actor and historian Greg Jenner. They discuss repeatedly falling downstairs; whether historians are duty bound to have sex with Neanderthals; what new history has happened; and have a detailed examination of the history of celebrity, thanks to Greg's ace new book, Dead Famous. Find out why Abraham Lincoln grew that beard; why Julius Caesar isn't a celebrity; and whether Richard is and how faking a death almost led to a Hollywood actress being killed. Plus bumping into Scarlett Johansson, whether an iPad counts as homeschooling; and a great use for the Bayeaux Tapestry.
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Published: 22nd July 2020. Length: 81 minutes.
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