What’s the podcast about?
Greg is the host of the smash hit BBC podcast series ‘You’re Dead To Me’, which pairs up top comedians with top historians to deliver funny, fascinating explorations of the most interesting, surprising, and overlooked subjects from global history.
You’re Dead To Me is an established international hit, with listeners all over the world. It debuted in its launch week at Number 1 in the Apple Podcast UK Charts, in 2019, and was named among their Best of 2019. It has since become a BBC Sounds flagship podcast, with over 70 million downloads since its launch.
Series 3 was shortlisted for the Listeners’ Choice Award at the British Podcast Awards 2021. Series 4 was the most successful series yet for audience figures, becoming the most downloaded podcast on BBC Sounds in 2021. It was voted Best Radio Entertainment Programme at the British Comedy Guide Awards 2021, and then again in 2022, and it was nominated for Best Entertainment at the British Podcast Awards 2022.
Series 5 launched in 2022, becoming the most downloaded BBC Sounds podcast for people aged under 35, and number 2 overall behind BBC Newscast. Episode 1 featured guest star Stephen Fry talking about the life of Frederick the Great of Prussia.
Series 6 featured a live episode with guest comedian Dara O’Briain, about Leonardo Da Vinci. It was recorded before a full audience at the BBC Radio Theatre with a 7-piece musical accompaniment from the BBC Concert Orchestra – LISTEN TO IT HERE!
"You're Dead To Me is an entertaining and digestible whizz through an interesting topic from the past... The format is a treat" - The Times, Podcast of the Week February 5th 2022
"Greg Jenner, of Horrible Histories fame, takes the fun of that franchise to the airwaves in this charming podcast." - The Week, The Best History Podcasts of All Time
"A hugely enjoyable weekly appointment for anyone with a thirst for knowledge" - WIRED "This amusing new podcast follows TV outings such as Drunk History and Horrible Histories in making the past that little bit more exciting" - THE GUARDIAN "There are jokes aplenty as Jenner goes about the serious business of unravelling the past. You’re Dead To Me is the perfect example of how children can learn without even realising it. It’s cheeky and irreverent – just the sort of tone youngsters love." - THE INDEPENDENT "You will no doubt find yourself coming back for more" - ELLE MAGAZINE "It’s rare that a podcast can appeal to both parents and children, but this one manages it, because Jenner has a light and upbeat persona, and because of the topics chosen... Jenner’s script is tight and witty and everyone knows their stuff. In short, this is In Our Time meets Horrible Histories. What’s not to like?" - MIRANDA SAWYER, THE GUARDIAN