Keeping It Real: The Podcast

The Keep Military Museum Young Historians are thrilled to announce the launch of their latest project, Keeping It Real: The Podcast.

image shows the logo for keeping it real: the podcast, with an orange background and orange shield with a drawing of the Keep military museum building, with the title of the podcast written in black across the centre of the shield.

The Keeping It Real Podcast logo, designed by the Young Historians

Young Historians is a history club for 14-18 year olds who are interested in history, museums, military history, and gaining practical museum experience while still in education. Since May 2022, the group has been working on a variety of projects, such as designing our February half term trail, writing a group manifesto, and preparing a project about LGBT+ figures through history for Shire Hall Museum’s Youth Pride. Their main project since October 2022 has been Keeping It Real, a brand new podcast launching on April 13th.

The Young Historians designed the Museum’s February half term trail, Who Captured the Colonel?

After voting on what project they’d like to work on, the group set about designing a concept, branding, and choosing a name for the podcast. The group led each step of the process, and decided to start interviewing the Museum’s volunteers- speaking to people who served with the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, have volunteered at the Museum, have strong memories of the Museum building, and remember living through the Second World War.

A new episode will be published each Thursday here on our website blog and the Museum’s Youtube channel, with the first episode launching on Thursday 13th of April. The first episode is an interview with Christopher Jary- long time Museum volunteer and military history author. Christopher, along with our team of research volunteers, has written numerous books in the past ten years, focusing on the history of the Devonshire and Dorset regiment. His interview covers his research process while writing his most recent book So Red a Road, his experience of becoming an accidental author, and his favourite discoveries while writing books at the Keep. Transcriptions of each episode will also be available on the Museum website.

To celebrate the launch of Keeping It Real, and the incredible work done by our Young Historians group, on the Thursday 13th of April the Museum is offering free admission to all history students. Just bring along a copy of your school or college timetable to gain free admission to the museum, and celebrate Young Historians everywhere!

If you’d like to get involved with Young Historians, see more information here on our website or contact Flora Scott on

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