Stories from the edges of history.

Historic Royal Palaces, in association with Rusty Quill, presents Outliers – a historic fiction podcast exploring how big events filter down and are viewed and shaped by the people in the shadows. Themes of otherness, change, gender and the meaning of power are explored through the eyes of characters who have not traditionally held the historic limelight. Enjoy a anthology of stories from award-winning contemporary writers as they reveal the people hiding in the shadows of real events at some of the greatest palaces ever built. Episode writers include Jonathan Sims, Gabriel Urbina, Beth Crane, David K. Barnes, Abir Mukherjee, Steven Camden and more.

Executive Producer and Director by Alexander J Newall

Historic Royal Palaces Producers Claudia Strange and Adam Sibbald

Produced by April Sumner

Edited by Maddy Searle, Michelle Snow and Nico Vettese

Music by Sam Jones


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A collaboration between Historic Royal Palaces and producers Rusty Quill, Outliers is a charming historical fiction podcast. Each short story weaves a beguiling narrative around a real person, place or event, focussing on little-heard tales from … The 39 best podcasts you need to listen to right now - RadioTimes (March 19, 2018)

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