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Real Dictators


For ad-free listening, exclusive content and early access to new episodes, join Noiser+. Now available for Apple and Android users. Click the Noiser+ banner on Apple or go to to get started with a 7-day free trial. Real Dictators is the award-winning podcast hosted by Paul McGann that explores the hidden lives of history's tyrants. New episodes Wednesdays. Follow @Noiser_Podcasts on Twitter for updates on our shows.


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Latest Episodes

After a quickie wedding, Napoleon Bonaparte dashes south to take command of the French Army in Italy. Here he announces himself with a devastating display of battlefield brilliance. In Milan, he gets a taste for political rule and good living. Napole... more

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You’ve heard the name Napoleon Bonaparte. But who was he, really? In 1769 a boy is born on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. He will go on to become an emperor - a virtual god in his adopted homeland, a nemesis to his international foes. So how do... more

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4.8 out of 5 stars from 8.9k ratings
  • File/Server Issues?

    Love this podcast, but it is almost so difficult to play the episodes. Freezing, errors, etc. every week. No other podcasts give me this issue in Apple Podcasts. What gives?

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Completely hooked

    What is the problem with the new episodes it is not working more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Very listenable

    Well researched and interestingly presented series. It’s not often an episode of a history podcast finishes with you feeling slightly disappointed because you have ti wait a week for the next instalment.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdoma month ago
  • Have to do a Putin one

    Michael Birtwistle
    2 months ago
  • In depth and magnificent

    I can’t imagine being hooked to such a great podcast with immense details and great narration. I love it!

    Apple Podcasts
    Singapore2 months ago

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