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This fast-paced, compelling audio show has set a new standard for history storytelling in podcasting, often placing the listener at a crucial moment in history from the outset, and always managing to deliver on tense human drama based upon accurate and painstaking research.


1001 Heroes has delivered 5 million episode listens worldwide since our first episode (Gremlins) in 2015. 168 reviews at Apple 4.5/5.




Jan 10, 2017

In this episode we explore the often dark history behind seven nursery rhymes (the eighth is innocent). How many can you guess right before you hear the story?  1. Sing A Song of Sixpence. 2. Baa Baa Black Sheep 3. Ring Around the Rosie 4. Rock A Bye Baby  5. Mary Mary Quite Contrary  6. Goosey Goosey Gander  7. Georgie Porgie  8. Mary Had A little Lamb.  Sequels forthcoming. Sources: Mothers Goose's Melody (London, 1765) Tom Thumb's Pretty Song Book (London 1744) Albert Jack's Dark History of Nursery Rhymes #FairyTales #Fourandtwentyblackbirds website: Twitter> @1001podcast Facebook: