Skip to Content

9:30 AM GMT on November 12, 2023

    Legacy - A new series, presented by the writer and broadcaster Afia Hirsch and historian Peter Frankopan, re-examining the lives of some of the most notable people in our history, to work out whether we should reconsider their reputation and legacy. As this podcast comes from Wondery, the same makers of British Scandal, you can expect immersive storytelling and production, with sharp analysis and reaction.

    “We’re living in an age where a lot of those received wisdoms or ideas that have been handed down more comfortably for generations are, rightly, being debated in a new way and a new light,” says Hirsch. 

    The first set of episodes looks at the life of Napoleon. Episodes are out weekly, but you can get the first few sets of episodes now if you are a subscriber to Wondery+.

    Stay in touch

    Sign up for our free newsletter

    More from Podcast Rex

    Election Daily: Much Ado About Abbott

    All the Abbott drama, campaign strategy under the spotlight and a focus on the NHS

    May 30, 2024

    Your Next Podcast: To Catch a Scorpion

    Two journalists are on the trail of a people smuggler. Will they end up becoming the news?

    May 30, 2024

    Election Daily: A Small Boat Causes Ed Davey Trouble

    Iain Dale's swapping radio for his own campaign trail and Ed Davey's paddleboarding in Windermere

    May 29, 2024

    Election Daily: National Service Natter

    Our daily election newsletter covers Keir's biography, launch reviews, national service bombing and more

    May 28, 2024