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Best Historical Fiction podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Historical Fiction podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.
 
When three high school students from modern-day Pennsylvania find themselves trapped in a world of wizards, elves, and feudal intrigue, they must learn to survive in their new surroundings, and undertake an epic quest to save the world from the encroaching forces of chaos. WARNING: This Audio Drama contains adult language, graphic descriptions of violence, and explicit discussions of sexuality. This is, of course, in the interest of historical realism. We hope you enjoy our story about wizar ...
 
Greater Boston is a bi-monthly full-cast audio drama that blends the real and the unreal, the historical and the fantastical. It all begins with the death of Leon Stamatis, a man for whom the least hint of uncertainty makes life unbearable. But by leaving the world, he has irrevocably changed it. Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason. A production of ThirdSight Media LLC.
 
The Imagining the Past podcast series features authors appearing at the Historical Novel Society Australasia Conferences. These celebrations of historical fiction happen every two years. Our host, Kelly Gardiner, discusses researching, writing and publishing historical fiction with acclaimed writers of historical fiction in its many forms from crime to fantasy to literary fiction, set in ancient Rome or the Otago goldfields or the Western Front, and for readers of all ages. Subscribe to our ...
 
In the early 1960s, a doctor at a mental ward sheds his ethical restraints in an effort to pioneer a new form of "mental cleansing" at the behest of a private research group. The Control Group is a chilling, 10-part historical fiction for mature audiences. Listener discretion is advised due to realistic depictions of violence and graphic sexuality. Binge the entire season now with headphones for a fully immersive experience.
 
Mission Log is a Roddenberry Entertainment podcast with the sole purpose of exploring the Star Trek universe one episode at a time. That’s right, this podcast will cover six different series and 30 seasons of television by journeying into every one of the 726 episodes with a single mission: to explore, debate and discuss one of the largest science fiction phenomena of all time, Star Trek. Starting with The Original Series’ initial pilot and continuing chronologically until we reach the last ...
 
Outliers is an historic fiction podcast that explores 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 this 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. Historic Royal Pal ...
 
Surreal fiction anthology, framed as a bizarre church service. Every other Tuesday, join Brother Reid, Pastor Andrew, and Sister Callista to worship the Story! Hear our greasy prayers! Delight in our healthy psalms, uh huh! Then bask in the Story—handsomely produced tales of dark humor, freakish sci-fi, and oddly touching literary horror. Start with any episode—the Story is waiting for you! TSMBT is a podcast by Post Everything Productions. All stories written by Pastor Andrew and Brother Re ...
 
Cinephile: Passionate interest in film, film theory, and film criticism. It's a term that fits Adnan Virk perfectly. Join each week as he reviews the newest films, latest television, and chats with heavy hitters in the entertainment industry about their recent projects and successful careers. From engaging conversations to entertaining topics, Cinephile also offers historical perspective, recapping some of the most influential tv shows and films of our lifetime.
 
A weekly podcast that explores rich historic locations throughout the US that are kept alive by the communities that love them. We feature the sites history and some of the spirits that are reported to linger. Please Email us at spiritedhistory@gmail.com If you have a site you would like us to highlight on our show drop us a line!
 
The Quilting Life on the Written Page, as read to you by award-winning author Frances O'Roark Dowell (Birds in the Air, Margaret Goes Modern, Dovey Coe, Shooting the Moon). In Season One, Friendship Album, 1933, tells a heart-warming story of strangers brought together by quilting and made into family. In Season Two, Dowell reads Aunt Jane of Kentucky by Eliza Calvert Hall. First published in 1907 and set in rural western Kentucky in the late nineteenth century, the book recounts an elderly ...
 
Dracula tells the tale of a sinister Transylvanian aristocrat who seeks to retain his youth and strength by feeding off human blood. The author, Bram Stoker, a young Victorian theater professional, was probably inspired by the strange epidemic of vampirism that occurred in remote parts of Eastern Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. These stories were recounted by travelers who later arrived in England and other parts of Western Europe. Stoker initially meant the tale to be written as a pl ...
 
This podcast will bring out those historical events of Indian history which are either unremembered or deliberately forgotten. In this podcast I will narrate those events describing how they shaped India's past and present. These episodes will be thoroughly researched and presented to you after carefully removing fiction from fact and stories from history. Each episode will be complete in itself and topics can range from ancient to modern India.
 
A new history podcast about the Horn of Africa since 1270 AD. This will be a historical survey of Northeast Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia. Theme: "Snow in Aksum" by Mild Sorcery Effects, mildsorceryeffects.bandcamp.com Logo/Banner: Julian Rimmer, https://irulan.media Editing: Literal Fiction Book Club, https://anchor.fm/literal-fiction-book-club Twitter: https://twitter.com/HoApod_1270 Patreon: https://patreon.com/HoApod_1270 Blog: https://hornofafricasince1270.com Contact ...
 
McGillicuddy and Murder’s Pawn Shop is set in 1921. Maude, the main character and narrator, gets a diary and begins to write in it. The only problem is, her life is boring. She types all day until her fingers are sore, and then comes home, sleeps, and does it all over again. She wishes her life was an adventure. And it isn’t. That is, until one day, when she discovers an unusual pawn shop. She finds a tiny fragment of china—with nothing on it but a bright blue eye. Maude takes the china eye ...
 
BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities. There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes histo ...
 
Phil Spector: Murderer. Musical genius. His story is told from the perspective of those who knew him best, his famous so-called friends. Blood On The Tracks is part true crime, part historical fiction, part spoken word lo-fi beat noir brought to you by Jake Brennan, the host of the award winning music and true crime podcast, DISGRACELAND, featuring the fictionalized voices of Lenny Bruce, Ronnie Spector, Ike Turner, Debbie Harry and more. Just like Phil Spector, this podcast sounds like noth ...
 
Every story has a backstory, even in today's 24-hour news cycle. In Deep Background, Harvard Law School professor and Bloomberg View columnist Noah Feldman will bring together a cross-section of expert guests to explore the historical, scientific, legal, and cultural context that help us understand what's really going on behind the biggest stories in the news.
 
Each week on Smart Podcast, Trashy Books, Sarah Wendell interviews authors, readers, reviewers, bloggers, publishing professionals, editors, and librarians about romance novels, which are among the most popular genres in fiction worldwide. Popular guests include: Ilona Andrews, Robin Bradford, NPR's Barrie Hardymon, Jaye Wells, and Rachel Aaron. Amanda, Carrie, Elyse, and RedHeadedGirl, the crew of reviewers at SB-TB.com, also make frequent appearances with maximum silliness. Frequent topics ...
 
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In John DeSimone's Road to Delano (Rare Bird Books, 2020), it's 1968, and Cesar Chavez is organizing the United Farm Workers to fight for decent working conditions and basic human rights, while growers get increasingly violent in trying to prevent unionization. Teenager Jack Duncan learns that his father’s death did not happen the way he’d been tol…
 
Adnan reviews all 705 pages of Charlie Kaufman's debut novel Antkind along with the 1981 film Blow Out. After, the guys give their picks for the "Mt. Rushmore of Brian De Palma Movies" and Scott Rogowsky joins the show for "Rags Time!" where he discusses the classic 1954 Federico Fellini film La Strada. In entertainment news - Mulan is debuting on …
 
Leader of the Ronettes, voice behind “Be My Baby,” and the former wife of Phil Spector, Ronnie Spector peels back the curtain to expose the darker side of one of the most infamous couples of the 1960s. Ronnie’s life with Phil takes a nosedive from rubbing elbows with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to being held prisoner in her own house.…
 
Phil Spector’s own personal Socrates, Lenny Bruce, reminisces on the unforgettable time he spent with the Tycoon of Teen. Lenny’s tales involve censorship and the long arm of Johnny Law, Frank Zappa and Merv Griffin, and family secrets revealed after late night deli runs. All this and more in the season one premiere of Blood on the Tracks.…
 
You’ll never miss no one as much as you miss CELEBRITY. CELEBRITY is how you know what it means to live. No one alive is happier than CELEBRITY—so when they die it’s a-mournin’ time, heh heh. HONK HONK, GRIEF GRIEF.Guest Preacher: Jackie Zebrowski (Page 7 Podcast, @jackthatworm on Instagram)InvocationPetitions for Dutiful CongregantsLiturgical Read…
 
Dr. Raj Vedam is an eminent scholar of ancient Indian history and the co-founder of the think tank "Indian History Awareness and Research". His talks on Ancient Indian History available on youtube is a real eye-opener and a must-watch for every History enthusiast. In this conversation, we talked on various topics such as the peopling of India, Sara…
 
In a letter of August 1923 to original Weird Tales editor Edwin Baird, HPL talks a bit of business before describing his plan to visit a legendary site of dark mystery and monster-inhabited potholes with his friend C.M. Eddy, Jr. Then as a bonus we'll hear him describe how the plan worked out in a letter to Frank Belknap Long from November 8 of the…
 
I interviewed two geographers at Stanford, Martin Lewis and Kären Wigen, about their 1997 book The Myth of Continents: A Critique of Metageography (University of California Press). We talked about other books as well, including but not limited to Orientalism by Edward Said, Black Athena by Martin Bernal, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking …
 
Imagining the Past’s new season features live recorded sessions from the 2019 HNSA conference brought to you by our host, Greg Johnston. Our sixth episode talks of Bette and Joan. Elizabeth I and Joan of Arc have been the subjects of countless books, engendering myth, obsession, and various interpretations of their lives. Linda Funnell asks Jane Ca…
 
Join LeeAnne and Angela of Spirited History when they are joined by guest Dana Wingerd, a “Phenomenal” spiritual healer who will be sharing her personal spiritual journey which has included healing through the laying of hands-saging-crystals-anointing oils, and exorcisms. We will find out more about her healing practice, “Like Mother Like Daughter.…
 
Join LeeAnne and Angela of Spirited History with their guest Chris Semtner the Curator of the Poe Museum in Richmond Virginia. Many consider Edgar Allan Poe one of the earliest science fiction writers. Chris will be exploring many of Poe's science fiction works that are filled with adventure, god like spirits, aliens, electronic communication, futu…
 
We’ll be saying goodbye to Henry’s sister Mary. Don’t worry about her man Charles Brandon, he has his eye on his son’s girlfriend. Our Spanish princess Catherine will also be off to heaven. Anne will manage to get Henry to swap his mistress for one of her supporters so Henry will be all happy in the banging department. Here’s Henry and Catherine fr…
 
Theologian John Hick (1922-2012) was well known for his defence of pluralism - the view that all religions stem from one ‘Ultimate Reality’. In this replay of his 2011 debate with Chris Sinkinson of Moorlands Theological College, they debate whether all religions lead to God. For John Hick: http://www.moorlands.ac.uk/chris-sinkinson/ Subscribe to o…
 
We are going to talk about writing psychic characters, being a psychic medium, researching paranormal investigations and doing those investigations, and discuss spirits, haunted places, experiences with the paranormal, and portrayals of paranormal in the media.…Music: purple-planet.comBy SB Sarah
 
The dragons are delighted to welcome special guest, Somaiya Daud to this week's episode. Somaiya is the author of the 2018 hit YA sci-fi Mirage and the recently released follow up, Court of Lions. Her books look closely at those who effect change via political means but are often left out of the political narrative, which makes her the perfect gues…
 
In this week's cat-heavy episode, we examine the Kerala's global anticolonial revolutionary empire. We ask lots of questions: are novels the original Turing test? Is the Kerala the K character? What does revolutionary struggle look like in this book (in the absence of whiteness, Christianity, capitalism qua capitalism, a strong sense of private pro…
 
Lady Cecily Kay has just returned to England when she encounters Sir Barnaby Mayne. It’s 1703, Queen Anne is on the throne, and London’s coffee houses are buzzing with discussions of everything from science and philosophy to monsters and magic. Of course, Cecily has no plans to join the ongoing conversations; coffee houses bar the door to female vi…
 
Jake Sisko gets a firsthand look at the horrors of war when he and Dr. Bashir are diverted to help out at a medical unit. Cowardice and courage go under the microscope when Nor the Battle to the Strong goes into the Mission Log. Get in touch with us! On Facebook: On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online…
 
A biography celebrating the life of the legendary cricketer Bob Willis, with tributes from key figures in sports and media and a foreword by Sir Ian Botham.Following his passing in 2019, tributes to Bob came flooding in in every major news outlet and from every major figure in the industry - and outside of it. His career spanned decades, from his d…
 
One September afternoon in 1999, teenagers Matthew, Zoe, and Duncan Lang are walking home from school when they discover a boy lying in a field, bloody and unconscious. Thanks to their intervention, the boy's life is saved. In the aftermath, all three siblings are irrevocably changed.Matthew, the oldest, becomes obsessed with tracking down the assa…
 
Every rock has a story tell, and none more so than those which have fallen from the sky: meteorites. Originating in the Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter, these rocky fragments offer clues not just to the earliest origins of the Solar System but also to Earth's very survival into the future.Sky at Night presenter, Dr Tim Gregory takes us on a …
 
Drawing on her 18 years of experience working remotely, plus original interviews with managers, employees, and free agents who've perfected their remote routines, Laura Vanderkam shares strategies for productivity, creativity, and health in the new corner office.How do you do great work while sitting near the same spot where you watch Netflix? How …
 
GET INSIDE THE MINDS OF ELITE SPORTSMEN AND WOMEN AND DISCOVER WHAT IT TAKES TO BE THE BEST. THIS IS THE STORY OF SUPERHUMAN PERFORMANCE AND THE PLAYBOOK FOR THE SUPERSTARS OF TOMORROW.Never have the best sportspeople seemed so far removed from the rest of us. So how are these extraordinary athletes made and what do their achievements tell us about…
 
Adnan review's the new Netflix mob documentary "Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia," which details the FBI's multi-year investigation that led to the takedown of notorious "Five Families." He also recaps the newly announced lineup for this year's Toronto International Film Festival, which is set to take place in September. After such a great appeara…
 
Suleiman popped up in our episodes giving Supersausage Chuck’s brother Ferdinand a hard time in Vienna. I thought we might have a squiz at this guy and find out what’s so magnificent about him. (Hint – it may be his missus) Here’s a picture of Suleiman and his missus Roxelana which means hot Russian chicky babe in Turkish. https://englishhistoryfac…
 
We're back? We're back. Mostly.This month Matt is still out, and Adrian is joined by Lydia, a childhood friend of his from Homer, Alaska, to talk about the post-colonial alien invasion story The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull (https://bookshop.org/a/1159/9781094081298).It's about life on the US Virgin Islands after an alien spaceship takes up home on S…
 
'Many of the world's great leaders request to come to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. They like it. I like it. We're comfortable.' - Donald TrumpA bit too comfortable, perhaps.Donald Trump's opulent Palm Beach club Mar-a-Lago has thrummed with scandal since the earliest days of his presidency. Long known for its famous and wealthy clientele, the resort's…
 
The twelfth heart-pounding thriller in Stephen Leather's bestselling Spider Shepherd series.In what could be his highest-profile mission ever, Dan 'Spider' Shepherd is called in to prevent the assassination of a head of state on British soil.As an MI5 agent, Spider is used to going undercover, but when he's asked to assume the identity of the contr…
 
An epic space opera follows a comfort woman as she claims her agency, a soldier questioning his allegiances, and a non-binary hero out to save the solar system.FIRST SISTER HAS NO NAME, AND NO VOICE.She's a priestess of the Sisterhood, traveling the stars alongside the soldiers of Earth who own the rights to her body and soul. When her former capta…
 
If history has shown us anything, it’s that humans are easily motivated by fear. Just what some of those fears have been, though, is more than a little frightening. ———————— This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Casper: From bedding, bed frames, and even a dog bed, Casper has everything to build the dream bedroom—for every kind of sleeper. Visit C…
 
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