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Oxford DNB podcast: every face tells a story

There are now more than 125 episodes of the Oxford DNB biography podcast — from the warrior queen Boudicca to the footballer Bobby Moore; Mills and Boon to the Galaxy hitch-hiker, Douglas Adams.


The podcast is free, and the complete archive is available to browse by subject. You can also search for people by place via our podcast map. Or you can click on the faces below to hear selected stories.


Morecambe and Wise Britannia Flora MacDonald Douglas Jardine
Edward Smith Busby Babes Mo Mowlam Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Hadrian Anita Roddick Roald Dahl John Peel
Bunny Roger Philip Larkin Pocahontas Deen Mahomed Alice Hargreaves
John Lennon Lindow Man Jimi Hendrix Barbara Cartland
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