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Bob Whitaker's Expert Blogs

Historians Bob Whitaker, Chris Dietrich, and Joe Parrott discuss Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Topics include the Cold War in the 1980s, Operation Fracture Jaw, and the game's depiction of Ronald Reagan.


Historians Bob Whitaker and Daniel Melleno discuss Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Topics include the history of the Viking Age, raiding monasteries, Paganism vs. Christianity, Viking slavery, Norse Mythology, and Vikings in popular culture.


Historians Bob Whitaker and Kate Cook discuss Hades from Supergiant Games. Topics include Greek mythology, the Greek underworld, the gods of Olympus, and the Greek gods in popular culture.


Historians Bob Whitaker and Kate Cook discuss Troy: A Total War Saga. Topics include history and myth, the Iliad, Bronze Age civilization, and ancient combat.


Historians John Harney and Bob Whitaker stream Ghost of Tsushima while discussing the game's historical setting and depiction of 13th-century Japan.


Historians Bob Whitaker and Ned Richardson-Little discuss the historical strategy game Through the Darkest of Times. Topics include the history of resistance to the Nazi regime, political ideology in the Third Reich, persecuted groups, and paper hoarding.


Historians Bob Whitaker and Anne Proctor consider Assassin's Creed II. Topics include Renaissance Florence, the Medici family, Leonardo da Vinci, popular historical fiction, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


Historians Bob Whitaker and Chris Kempshall play and discuss the multiplayer WWI game Tannenberg. Topics include the Battle of Tannenberg, the Eastern Front in WWI, and the recent history of First World War games more generally.


In this live stream, historians Bob Whitaker and Kate Cook explore and discuss Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour Ancient Greece.


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Bob Whitaker talks with Dr. Roger Launius about Kerbal Space Program. Topics include the history of the Apollo Program, the Space Race, the Cold War, and Apollo 11.