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5 Minute Biographies

English, History, 16 seasons, 167 episodes, 1 day, 2 hours, 27 minutes
Each week, we aim to bring you interesting information about interesting people in about five minutes in the form of short biographies which can also be read on our website.
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Interview with Dr Moira Dolan

In this special episode of 5 Minute Biographies, we interview the author of the book Boneheads and Brainiacs, Dr Moira Dolan, within which she takes a look at the backstory and culture of the winners of the Nobel prize for medicine during its first 50 years, some of whom were scoundrels and villains whereas others were found to be true heroes.  Dr Moira Dolan's website: Please support your local book store but failing that here are a couple of links to the book on Amazon (affiliate links): - Paperback - Kindle Edition - Audiobook Please also consider supporting the show by buying me a coffee at  - Thanks!
6/21/202039 minutes, 56 seconds
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Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria - S04E10

In the tenth and final episode of season 4 of the 5 Minute Biographies podcast we take a look at the life of the man, whose assassination is blamed for the start of the First World War - Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.
5/3/20189 minutes, 39 seconds