Best Historian podcasts we could find (Updated August 2019)
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True Crime Historian remembers the famous and forgotten scandals, scoundrels, and scourges of the past told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism.
 
One Historian and one Juggler talk all about history!
 
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Crime Historian
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I tell stories about the strange, forgotten, obscure, and just plain interesting. I am a teacher by day and a self-professed crime historian by night.
 
Hollywood's dark side from historian Scott Michaels & filmmaker Mike Dorsey
 
History lectures by Samuel Biagetti, a historian (and antique dealer) with a relatively recent Phd in early American history; my dissertation was on Freemasonry in the 1700s. I focus on the historical myths and distortions, from "the Middle Ages" to "Race," that people use to rationalize the world in which we live. I also collaborate on a podcast on Massachusetts politics, "Mass of Contradictions" (https://soundcloud.com/massofcontradictions).Please see my Patreon page, https://www.patreon.c ...
 
The Vampire Historian Podcast is a discussion of the vampire in history, folklore, literature, television and film. It is hosted by Dax Stokes.
 
The Kitchen Table Historian
 
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Isaac Meyer
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Historian, teacher, podcaster
 
Podcast by CulinaryHistory
 
Dr Fiona Radford is an expert on Rome on film and wrote her thesis on Kubrick’s Spartacus. Dr Radford is exponent of not only Ancient History, but also Reception Studies. Dr Peta Greenfield is an expert on the Vestal Virgins. Dr Greenfield’s research interests include: religion and politics in Rome, the late republic and Augustan period, and the role of women.
 
Join drinks historian Elizabeth Pearce and bartender extraordinaire Abigail Gullo as they discuss booze history and culture with a little drinking advice thrown in for good measure. Best way to learn, ever.
 
An amateur historian with a fully stocked bar and a boundless curiosity.
 
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The Movie Morgue
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Animator at large Jess and art historian Annie cut apart your favorite films and talk about what makes them tick. Half comedy riff-fest romp, half morbid rumination, the Movie Morgue is your premier film autopsy podcast.
 
Alex Grand, Jim Thompson and guest co-hosts start off a comic book history discussion between fans, historians and scholars in determining what happened and when in comics, from strips and pulps to the platinum age comic book, through golden, silver, bronze and then toward modern. All genre's are open game here including Westerns, Comedy, Crime, Superheroes, Westerns, Horror, and Newspaper Strips. Causality and placement in the psychosocial spectrum is routinely discussed. We also take impor ...
 
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Cowboys Cast
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Bobby Belt has served as host of Cowboys Cast since its inception in the spring of 2015. He’s a veteran of the radio industry and has worked on numerous nationally syndicated talk programs as both a technical director and producer. He has also worked as a content consultant with a number of local stations across the country.A lifelong Cowboys fan and pseudo-historian of the team, Bobby has built up an extensive collection over the years of original game broadcasts from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. ...
 
The Layman's Historian is a podcast about interesting periods of history that a layman would appreciate. My first series covers the history of Carthage including the three Punic Wars between Carthage and Rome.
 
A podcast exploring one graduate student's quest to study for his comprehensive exams in history.
 
Will you be remembered after you're dead? The Z List Dead List, a podcast about obscure people from History, hosted by Iszi Lawrence.
 
Everything you need to know about Survivor history. And also poop jokes.
 
Survivor experts delve into Survivor history
 
Speaker, Composer, Author, Professor, Historian
 
NAMM’s resident Music Historian Dan Del Fiorentino and co-hosts Michael Mullens, and Michelle Schedler examine the innovative creations, evolution of musical instruments, the changing world of music retail, music industry icons, and other topics covered in NAMM’s Oral History program. The NAMM Oral History program boasts over 3,000 interviews and is continually growing. For more information about NAMM’s Oral History program please visit https://www.namm.org/library.
 
Historian Mat McLachlan brings Australian history to life in this engaging, educational and entertaining podcast. From the ancient age to the modern world, take a trip through time with Living History!
 
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History Is Sexy
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History is Sexy is a podcast presented by historian Dr Emma Southon and writer Janina Matthewson answering listener questions about history. What did the Romans do for us? Where did marrying for love come from? What was world war one all about? Find your answers, with added jokes, here. Produced and edited by Oliver Kealey. Theme music by Ketsa.
 
François Pierre Guillaume Guizot (1787-1874) was a French historian, orator, and statesman. Guizot was a dominant figure in French politics prior to the Revolution of 1848, actively opposing as a liberal the reactionary King Charles X before his overthrow in the July Revolution of 1830, then in government service to the “citizen king” Louis Philippe, as the Minister of Education, 1832-1837, ambassador to London, Foreign Minister 1840-1847, and finally Prime Minister of France from September ...
 
In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions ...
 
Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Church historian, speaker, and author, delivers highly interesting and engaging reflections on Catholic tradition, teaching, and cultural heritage. Find out more about his ministry and discover countless free Catholic resources at www.dritaly.com.
 
Warp World Historians is a podcast in the pursuit of knowledge about all things video games. Join us as we take a deep dive into a different gaming topic every week, giving you the all the hidden details behind the games and companies you've cherished over the years.
 
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Mind of State
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Mind of State is a weekly podcast at the intersection of politics and psychology. Each episode features lively commentary on current events, policymakers, and the body politic, and how we have arrived at this moment, as observed through both a political and psychological lens. We explore how "mind" impacts "state" — and vice versa. Tune in, as co-hosts Betty Teng, a NYC psychoanalyst and trauma therapist, and Michael Epstein, an award-winning filmmaker, engage in nuanced conversation with ex ...
 
From books to barbecue, and current events to Colonial history, historian and author Walter Edgar delves into the arts, culture, and history of South Carolina and the American South. Produced by South Carolina Public Radio.
 
A podcast about science, history, and exploration. Michael Robinson interviews scientists, journalists, and adventurers about life at the extreme.
 
A sci-fi audio drama delivered as a first hand account from the eyes of Joseph Crane, Humanity's 'last historian', as he attempts to chronicle their survival in rolling cities known as The Collective, fleeing from a malicious entity only found in the darkside of the planet.
 
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A Taste of the Past
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Linda Pelaccio, a culinary historian, takes a weekly journey through the history of food on A Taste of the Past. Tune in for interviews with authors, scholars and culinary chroniclers who discuss food culture from ancient Mesopotamia and Rome to the grazing tables and deli counters of today. Each week Linda explores the lively link between food cultures of the present and past.
 
The Christian History Almanac is a daily 5-minute podcast that highlights those stories- sometimes well known, other times less so- that have shaped the history of the church. Hosted by historian and author Dr. Daniel van Voorhis, each daily podcast concludes with a piece of prose or poetry and the reminder that because of the Good News, everything is going to be ok.
 
Each week, folklorist, author, and historian Jeff Belanger and radio host Ray Auger explore the ghosts, monsters, folklore, history, and legends of New England. If you give us about ten minutes, we’ll give you something strange to talk about today. The bizarre is closer than you think!
 
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SpyCast
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Each week, the International Spy Museum will offer a new SpyCast featuring interviews and programs with ex-spies, intelligence experts, and espionage scholars. The SpyCast is hosted by Dr. Vince Houghton, historian and curator at the International Spy Museum. Dr. Houghton specializes in intelligence, diplomatic, and military history, with expertise in the late-WWII and early-Cold War eras. The International Spy Museum in Washington, DC is the only public museum in the U.S. solely dedicated t ...
 
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Citizen Historian
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History isn't just about the past anymore! Join historian Garrett E Eriksen in "Citizen Historian" as we journey through the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of our past, present and future! Robotics, dinosaurs, comics, ancient battles, cosmic forces, political intrigue - everything is up for discussion and no subject is safe! Time to get Historical!
 
In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions ...
 
This award-winning podcast teaches how to take ancestors from names on paper to multidimensional people who lived, breathed, loved, lost, and helped us to be who we are. I'm a folklorist, historian, genealogist, lawyer (non-practicing), and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I'll teach you all I can to find ancestors and details you haven't before. I'll tell stories from my 4 decades of mistakes and triumphs, with a tablespoon of snark mixed in. I'll teach you coopera ...
 
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Stepwell
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Join historian and biographer Patrick French on Stepwell, the Ahmedabad University podcast, as he talks to eminent scholars from around the world, covering a broad range of topics and perspectives that challenge and transform conventional views.
 
In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions ...
 
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Grating the Nutmeg
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Grating the Nutmeg scratches beneath the surface of Connecticut's history with stories from Connecticut Explored, the state's most popular history magazine, and new content unique to this podcast. All are stories about the past well worth hearing in the present. A joint production of the State Historian and Connecticut Explored, our goal is to give you great history you look forward to listening to
 
What do intellectual historians currently investigate? And why is this relevant for us today? These are some of the questions our podcast series, led by graduate students at Cambridge, seeks to explore. It aims to introduce intellectual historians and their work to everyone with an interest in history and politics. Do join in on our conversations!(The theme song of "Interventions | The Intellectual History Podcast" was created at jukedeck.com)
 
Brooks Adams (1848- 1927), was an American historian and a critic of capitalism. He believed that commercial civilizations rise and fall in predictable cycles. First, masses of people draw together in large population centers and engage in commercial activities. As their desire for wealth grows, they discard spiritual and creative values. Their greed leads to distrust and dishonesty, and eventually the society crumbles. In The Law of Civilisation and Decay (1895), Adams noted that as new pop ...
 
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Historias
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Historias is a Spanish history podcast. Each monthly episode is an interview with a historian on a particular topic in Spanish history.
 
Hosting Religious Dialogue between Antiquity and Modernity
 
Fumi Saito is a top wrestling journalist & historian. With co-host Jim Valley, Pacific Rim Wrestling gives you insight into today's news & pro wrestling history.
 
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Charles Strelow lived as a virtual hermit. For decades, there were stories of a small fortune hidden on his Nebraska farm. In 1925, authorities were shocked to discover that the legend was true. https://johnbrassardjr.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Charles-Strelow-Final.mp3 Sources Releases in Chicago Realty Led to Strelow Brothers to Hoard The ...…
 
YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Tragic Despair Of Etta Butts Episode 349 is dedicated to loyal listener Kellie Fenner who wanted to hear more about this case from her hometown Grand Rapids, Michigan, the sad sad story of a mother w ...…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview Josef Rubinstein, famous comic book inker that has inked over more characters and more pencilers than anyone else in comic book history. Josef takes us into his early life in Germany, immigrating to the USA , being hired at Continuity Comics under Neal Adams and Dick Giordano, working with comic book greats ...…
 
We trace how the conquests of the infamous Tamerlane, the “great game” of imperial rivalry, and the revolutions of modern Russia shaped the map of central Asia that we see today. We consider how contemporary central Asians try to navigate the dangerous shoals of environmental disaster and rampant corruption, often while tethered to older Islami ...…
 
The conflict betweenpatricians and plebeians continues apace as we explore the politicalcomplexities of 460 BCE. Much like a Jane Austen novel, letters andrumours abound in the fair city of Rome… Episode 96 – Letters and Rumours According to the annalist tradition, debate continues to rage about the proposal for clarity around laws and the idea ...…
 
What can history contribute to the pursuits of contemporary political theory? What does the notion of the Anthropocene have to do with the history of political thought? And what exactly is the legacy of the political thought produced during the First World War? These are some of the questions discussed in this episode with Duncan Kelly, profess ...…
 
On this day, we remember Francois Hotman, born 1524, and the St. Bartholomew's Eve Massacre of 1572. The reading is from Sir Phillip Sydney, "Leave me, O Love." We’re proud to be part of 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of content, from Christian doctrine, apologet ...…
 
Jem looks at the question of whether we can consider the 'best' or the 'worst' in history! Condensed History Gems podcast is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Greg Chapman, juggler and comedy entertainer from Condensed Histories (@condensedhist) and Jem Duducu, history writer of HistoryGems (@historygems). Each week we have a half hour discussion e ...…
 
In Episode 105, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit the small town of Weare, New Hampshire, in search of three witches from the earliest days of the town. The stories were documented in 1888 by town historian William Little and include stories of spectral attacks, incredible feats of speed and strength, and dastardly deeds conducted women of the ...…
 
On this day, the Alcasian contemporary of the first Reformers, Beatus Rhenanus, was born in 1485. We also remember one of the most unlikely to beatified, St. Guinefort. The reading is from George MacDonald, "Obedience." We’re proud to be part of 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cove ...…
 
On this day in 1741, Handel began composing his most famous work, the oratorio "Messiah." Today, we also remember Alexander Konstantin von Oettingen, Lutheran pastor and statistician, who died in 1905. The reading is from Dietrich Bonhoeffer on forgiveness from "Letters and Papers from Prison." We’re proud to be part of 1517 Podcasts, a network ...…
 
SPY Historian Vince Houghton sat down with Matt Korda of the FAS Nuclear Information Project, and co-author of the Nuclear Notebook, to discuss multiple current issues in the world of nukes and intel.By SpyCast.
 
On this day, we remember two European-born theologians who changed the face of the church in America: Francis Asbury and Paul Tillich. The reading is "The Good Shepherd" by Richard Baxter. We’re proud to be part of 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of content, from ...…
 
Greg and Jem discuss the events of D-Day. Condensed History Gems podcast is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Greg Chapman, juggler and comedy entertainer from Condensed Histories (@condensedhist) and Jem Duducu, history writer of HistoryGems (@historygems). Each week we have a half hour discussion episode, as well as a shorter ‘Fast 5’ episode fea ...…
 
Director Robert Stone talks about his film Chasing the Moon, a three-part documentary which aired on PBS’s American Experience for the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.By Michael Robinson.
 
Monteverdi (1567-1643) in 1630, painted by Bernardo Strozzi On August 19, 1613 – 406 years ago today – Claudio Monteverdi was appointed Maestro di Capella di San Marco: the director of music at Venice’s St. Mark’s Basilica. It was the gig of a lifetime! There’s no doubt about it: Claudio Monteverdi was one of the very, very greatest composers, ...…
 
Have a listen to Ipso Factopus' EP Trouble! ipsofactopus.bandcamp.com/ Join our Discord! discordapp.com/invite/ZvB375u Help us keep the lights on- support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/Quasinym Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/MovieMorgueCast Like, comment and share on Facebook! www.facebook.com/MovieMorguePodcast/…
 
(Originally broadcast 03/29/19) - In 1700, a young man named John Lawson left London and landed in Charleston, South Carolina, hoping to make a name for himself. For reasons unknown, he soon undertook a two-month journey through the still-mysterious Carolina backcountry. His travels yielded A New Voyage to Carolina in 1709, one of the most sign ...…
 
On this day, we celebrate the Feast of Apples, also known as the Transfiguration. It is also the birthday of C.I. Scofield, born on this day in 1843. The reading is from St. Augustine on the Transfiguration. We’re proud to be part of 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitud ...…
 
YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Tragic Despair Of Etta Butts Episode 349 is dedicated to loyal listener Kellie Fenner who wanted to hear more about this case from her hometown Grand Rapids, Michigan, the sad sad story of a mother w ...…
 
Mat speaks to Olympic historian David Wallechinsky about the history of the ancient and modern Olympic Games, as we count down to Tokyo 2020. For more information, visit www.battlefields.com.auBy Mat McLachlan.
 
We creepy crawl into Quentin Tarantino's epic Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and host Scott Michaels' credited contributions to the film as a historical consultant. Hear fun behind-the-scenes stories about the film from both hosts, and explore the connections to their 2009 documentary The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter. Also discussed: Peter Fond ...…
 
Food historian and author of Pizza in New Haven Colin M. Caplin tells State Historian Walt Woodward and co-host Betsy Golden Kellem the fascinating story of the creation and rise to world-class celebrity of New Haven Pizza. Join us at Modern Apizza in New Haven for a lunch-time food and information feast you won’t want to miss. And at the end, ...…
 
On this day, we remember the patron saints of masons and horse, Florus and Laurus, and we remember the work of Jean Bolland, whose work collected and preserved the stories of the saints. The reading is "For All the Saints" by William How. We’re proud to be part of 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Brooks Adams.
 
- Dak Prescott is reportedly looking for $40 million dollars annually - Taco Charlton's growth and maturation - Jerry speaks in OxnardBy Cowboys Cast.
 
On this day, we remember J.V. Andreae, born in 1586, mystic and alchemist. Today is also the commemoration of Johann Gerhard, scholastic and pietist Lutheran. The reading is From "A Handbook of Consolations" by Johann Gerhard. We’re proud to be part of 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcas ...…
 
Margaret Schotte talks about how sailors were trained to do the difficult and dangerous work of navigation in the early modern world. Schotte is an Assistant Professor of History at York University. She is the author of Sailing School: Navigating Science and Skill.By Michael Robinson.
 
Emma and Janina return for the second bit of their two-part quest to tackle Chinese history, dynasty by dynasty. There's so much of it!www.ko-fi.com/hispodBy History Is Sexy.
 
Don't be alarmed, but I'm about to alarm you. A little. Well, I'm going to make you think a bit, anyway. Nothing will happen tomorrow, but it sounds like Ancestry's parent company, Permira Advisers LLP, is willing to take out a very risky loan in order to fund a move that would denude Ancestry of $900 million. Yikes. I learned this from an arti ...…
 
Greg talks about the plans for his next travel documentary. Condensed History Gems podcast is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Greg Chapman, juggler and comedy entertainer from Condensed Histories (@condensedhist) and Jem Duducu, history writer of HistoryGems (@historygems). Each week we have a half hour discussion episode, as well as a shorter ‘F ...…
 
On this day, we remember Wyatt Tee Walker, African American pastor during the Civil Rights Movement, and Anne Bradsteet, a poet and theologian in the Colonial era. The reading is "Deliverance from a fit of fainting" from Anne Bradstreet. We’re proud to be part of 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. ...…
 
While the Meiji Restoration was going on, where was everybody else? We’ll start trying to answer that question today with a look at an uprising in 1866 in the region of Shindatsu. http://traffic.libsyn.com/historyofjapan/History_of_Japan_301.mp3 Sources Vlastos, Stephen. Peasant Protests and Uprisings in Tokugawa Japan Pratt, Edward. Japan’s Pr ...…
 
In Episode 104, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger walk the streets of Malden, Massachusetts, in search of Ephraim Gray, a mad scientist who may be close to 200 years old. They say in 1850, Ephraim Gray was laid in his grave. Half a century later, his casket was found empty. Some believe his immortality elixir worked, and Ephraim Gray simply walked away.…
 
On this day, we remember the first Christians in Japan and the Assumption/Feast of St. Mary. The reading is by William Butler Yeats, "The Mother of God." We’re proud to be part of 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of content, from Christian doctrine, apologetics, cu ...…
 
Elizabeth and Abigail trace the origins of gin and how its flavors have changed over time. Its expansion through colonialism, its popularity during Prohibition and its new resurgence are also explored.By Elizabeth Pearce.
 
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