Mike Duncan is one of the foremost history podcasters in the world. His award winning series The History of Rome chronologically narrated the entire history of the Roman Empire over 189 weekly episodes. Running from 2007-2012, The History of Rome has generated more than 56 million downloads and remains one of the most popular history podcasts on the internet.
Lindsay Duncan won the Olivier Award for Best Actress and a Tony nomination for her role in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, the Evening Standard Best Actress Award for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and a nomination for Private Lives. She has read numerous audiobooks and her reading of Marie Antoinette is acclaimed.
Award winning broadcaster and historian, Tessa Dunlop has presented several series and one-off documentaries for BBC TV including 'Thames Shipwrecks', 'Coast' and 'Inside Out'. She has authored and presented several documentaries for Radio 4 and the BBC World Service and has written for almost all the major national newspapers. She received the Gertrude Easton History prize whilst at Oxford University, got a 1st in her MA: Imperialism and Culture and has been awarded a PhD scholarship at Sheffield Hallam University.
Ben Dupré read Classics at Exeter College, Oxford before pursuing a career in reference publishing. He was Children's Reference Publisher at Oxford University Press from 1992 until 2004 and, all told, has more than 20 years' experience of bringing complex and challenging concepts to the widest possible audience.
Erik Durschmied was born in Vienna in 1930. After the Second World War he emigrated to Canada. A television war correspondent for the BBC and CBS, Durschmied covered every major crisis, from Vietnam, Iran, Iraq, Belfast, Beirut, Chile, to Cuba and Afghanistan. Winner of numerous awards, Newsweek wrote 'Durschmied is a supremely gifted reporter who has transformed the media he works in.' And in Le Monde: 'He's survived more battles than any living general.' Erik has just been appointed Professor of Military History at The Military Academy of Austria. He lives in Paris and Provence with his family.
Catherine Dyson is a writer, director and producer. She is a graduate of the Australian Film TV and Radio School and Deakin University. Her films have been broadcast in Australia and internationally, and have screened theatrically. Her award nominations include Mohamed Ali's Happy Day Feast (1998) Best Documentary, Australian Film Institute Award, and A Wing and a Prayer (2000), the United Nations Media Peace Award. Catherine's documentary screenwriting credits include - A Wing and a Prayer, Echoland: the Kokoda Trail, Cousin Brother Cousin Sister, The Picasso Ransom, Swing By Sailor. She worked as interviewer, videographer and editor on the national archive project - Australians at War Film Archive (2003 - 2005). Catherine also works as a script editor and script assessor at the Victorian College of the Arts Film School. Her first book, Swing By Sailor: True Stories from the War Brides of HMS Victorious was published by Hachette Livre Australia in 2007.