32 thoughts on “The Podcast Schedule

  1. Help. I cannot access any podcasts since episode 244. I have no idea what to do. I’ve tried downloading them from scratch but it. doesn’t work, what di I do?

    1. Kris I assume you are talking about the free History of England? Could you tell me what podcatcher you are using? They seem to be still downloading from iTunes for example.

      1. Hi David, thanks for coming back to me. I’m using ITunes on a desktop but I keep getting a message on my computer saying there is an unknown error Ox80090318 and I should check the URL.

        I’ve been a regular listener since episode 1 and I was OK until Henry decided to chop Catherine Howard’s head off, when it all went wrong! I deleted my feed and started again, but it hasn’t helped. I can listen direct on my iPhone, but I want to use an Ipod in bed at night!
        Has there been a URL feed change?Kris T

      2. I’m having the same problem :/ I’m using Podcast Go. Also, do you have the option for one-off donations?

        1. Really sorry Mary. Just to be clear are we talking about the History of England or the Members shedcasts? If the free history of England, then I am at a loss; I’ve just been onto iTunes and it works OK, and on the Apple App. Maybe delete it and search for it and then re-subscribe?

          If it’s the Members shedcast then let me know…it could either mean checking and re-entering the URL https://thehistoryofengland.co.uk/feed/podcast/members, and making sure your username and password are correct by logging into the website. Or indeed let me know and I will try and get you back in.

          And yes! I do have a one-off donation…there’s a PayPal button on the homepage and it will allow either PayPal or card payments, and I am not proud! But as my mother used to tell me, it’s the thought that counts!

  2. David, I am having similar problems to Kris. If I go to Itunes, History of England comes up with “subcribe” though all the free podcasts are shown for download. In my podcaster it shows the same History of England “subscribed” and the free podcast I down loaded and my podcaster will proceed to the next free podcast when I complete the one I downloaded. But I can’t seem to get to the shedcasts other than on my macAir computer. Ideas?

    Martin (Vashon Island, USA)

    1. Hi Martin – trouble is I can’t recreate the problem. I can only make two suggestions; firstly, delete any history of England completely, close down your device, restart it and start from scratch- the old turn it off and turn it on again., Secondly, I will post your comment on the Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/groups/314746805305339/ and see if anyone else can help…sorry top be so useless/

  3. David, the Shedcast on Religious Conflict and Tolerance was excellent and very informative. However, a 100 minute programme was a bit of a marathon. Could I suggest that two fifty minute episodes would have been better. Please keep up the good work. Kind regards Roy Pembroke

    1. Hi Roy, and thanks for the feedback. It’s really tricky., I instinctively agree with you, but another comments I’ve had suggested the opposite. But in future I think I’ll keep cutting them up into chunks.

  4. I am having the same problem as Kris and Bakerm. I am using Podcast Republic on an Android device. I have tried removing the free History of England podcast from my feed and restarting, but I have stopped short of clearing the data for the app since that would eliminate the downloads and history for all of my other feeds. Instead, I tried downloading a different app (Castbox) and subscribing through that app. Unfortunately, I had the exact same problem. The only way I can listen at this point is through the website.

    1. Hi Anthony; have you been able to download the podcast in the past? I will ask AScast, but my problem is that when I do it on my phone (iphone) it works fine, so I can’t recreate the problem. But as you say you are not alone. I’ll see if Acast can help.

      1. Yes, I believe the last one I was able to download was 250 (Catherine and Anne). I tried both downloading and streaming, and receive an error on both.

  5. Hello David
    Thank you for the great job you are doing with the podcast. I listen to your podcast at work and it has been a brain saver ! ( and no I’m not Fudgelling) Your pod cast is a nice change from listening to all the billingsgate that pour out from the boom-boxes scattered about the job site.
    Cheers Merwin Haight

    1. Thanks Merwin, and delighted you picked up on the fudgeling! Glad you are enjoying it, and thanks so much for taking the trouble to send me a nice compliment, it has made my day. Good luck battling the boom boxes!

  6. Hi

    Just discovered The Anglo Saxons The History of England – hooked completely and play them everytime I get in my car .however the episodes stop at 21 help I am getting withdrawal Symptoms

    1. Hi Julie – you need to go to the History of England podcast – I transferred everything there, and the story carries on. And thanks! The Anglo Saxons are of course easily the best part of English history

  7. Please make a “like rat up a drain” mug. This is a serious oversight. Truth be told, and as this is a full and frank exchange of views, things might devolve to a real bunfight without said mug, even if, and especially if, one intends it be used down at the local to deliver beer to the tonsils, not tea for the accompaniment of hot buttered crumpets. My goal is to stuff one sensible sentence to the rim with Crowtherisms. Did I win?

      1. Impressive! The crown is your’s Suzy, no doubt about it, I stand in awe! (Sadly I can’t claim any of the expressions as my originals. But look – rat up a drain is a superb saying isn’t it? So descriptive)

  8. Hi David- I think I missed out on your latest contest? Don’t see anything on site. If so, I’m try to be more timely for the next one.
    thanks, JP

    1. Hi Jon Pierre, and I will do a better job of promoting it. I think I was mainly in denial, too terrified to speak of it, but it was fine. I think Roifield is thinking of one in the UK in February/March and then making the US version annual so with a bit of luck we’ll get a chance to meet!

  9. I hope you’re feeling better David! I was so excited to see podcasts again and hope that it’s a sign that you are recovering well. Know that we, Greg and I, are cheering you on in your recovery across the pond. Nothing can keep a good shed-man down!

  10. Hi David,

    I want to get rid of Patreon which drives me insane and donate yearly. I’m a bit confused about whether the subscription page on this website avoids Patreon.

    On a completely separate issue, as you are approaching the Restoration, will you be covering the Scientific Revolution? It’s a great topic with great characters. (I’m thinking especially of Robert Hooke who spans so many aspects of the period, not just science,)

    1. A laudable ambition! On the page https://thehistoryofengland.co.uk/become-a-member/, the first membership method is direct with me – annnual or monthly; the Patreon method is if you click ‘Become a patron’.

      And YES! Very much so, I have been listening tostuff ahead of time. There is a problem; science-wise I am a complete numpty, and will make an idiot of myself. But I will definitely give it a go

  11. I think I found your podcast a year ago, and I keep getting up into the Edwards and the beginning of the so-called Wars of the Roses, previously hammered into my noggin thanks to Dan Jones, Dan Snow, et alia (alia being that egotistical fossil who yearns for the good ol days of British imperialism)… er where was I? O yes, trying and failing not to spam you with my own verbal diarrhea— anyway I’ve restarted twice because I’m really trying to learn the post-Roman, pre-Norman period. This time I’m going through after reading Marc Morris’ Anglo-Saxon book, which I highly recommend. You each focus more or less on different figures in the same events, which proviides a sort of binocular view od various episodes. it’s fun. I promise I’ll move ahead eventually.

    I’m just amazed that you are still keeping up with this level of detail and research after so many years. As a classics major who burned out working on my PhD dissertation I am in utter awe. many, many thanks for your exhaustive work and grindstone-sanded nose.

    1. But I love it Ellen! What else would I do? and the amazing thing is…I appear to be making a living doing it. Seriously. I have to pinch myself.

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