Iszi Lawrence is a comedian, podcaster and history presenter. She is the co-host of BBC Radio 4's Making History and runs workshops for academic institutions teaching people to be engaging public speakers. Iszi is a purple belt in Japanese style Jiu Jitsu so she also spends time in the week helping to teach short people (7-11 year olds) how to punch her in the face. She dabbles in illustration, plays the guitar, likes cooking and enjoys keeping fit. She lives in Reading with a poet and two cats.