Historian Dr. Eleanor Janega to co-host Gone Medieval podcast with Matt Lewis

Janega to take over Tuesday episodes while Lewis will continue to present Friday’s edition

Dr. Eleanor Janega, historian and co-host of history podcast We’re Not So Different, will now be co-hosting History Hit’s Gone Medieval podcast alongside Matt Lewis. 

Janega will host the Tuesday edition of the podcast while Lewis will continue to present Friday’s edition. The first episode hosted by Janega was published today and topics that will be covered include rules of medieval sex, medieval booze, and Eleanor of Castile.

“It is an incredible pleasure to join the team at History Hit on Gone Medieval,” said Janega. “I am beyond excited to help bring this complex and often misunderstood period to life, and of course cheerlead my medieval history favourites as well.”

In addition to co-hosting her own podcast, Janega also has a background in teaching medieval and early modern history and has also written The One and Future Sex: Going Medieval on Women’s Roles in Society. Janega has also guested on a number of hit history podcasts including You’re Dead To Me, Dan Snow’s History Hit, The Medieval Podcast, History Rage and more. 

Gone Medieval launched in 2021 under podcast, SVOD and content platform History Hit, which was founded by Snow and acquired by digital content agency and media network Little Dot Studios. The podcast won silver for Best History podcast at the Signal Awards 2022. 

“We’re absolutely delighted to have Eleanor on board as a host,” said History Hit head of podcasts Steve Lanham. “Listeners have loved the knowledge, insight and humour that she’s brought as a guest on our shows, so it’s brilliant to be able to offer them even more of her each week.”

History Hit, which has a wide podcast portfolio with titles such as The Ancients, Warfare, Not Just the Tudors and more, has been shortlisted for Best Network or Publisher at this year’s British Podcast Awards against BBC World Service, British Forces Broadcasting Service, Economist Podcasts, Financial Times Audio and Noiser Network.