Best Historical podcasts we could find (Updated September 2019)
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Historical Figures
Big Lives. Little-known Facts. Great, unknown stories hide inside history—every other Wednesday, we dig up what you don't know about the icons you do know. Hosts Carter and Vanessa bring history to life, telling unexpected anecdotes, describing the real personalities behind big names, and examining each individual’s lasting impact on the world. A reboot of Remarkable Lives. Tragic Deaths. (iTunes “Best Debuts of 2016”) Historical Figures is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media P ...
History, anatomy and physiology, philosophy, psychology, anthropology. The podcast that attempts to resurrect sense and meaning from the dust of a billion factoids.
You are listening to a show where we decolonize history and debunk myths taught in school and on corporate media.
Horror, Sci-fi, Crime, Mystery, old time radio from 30's 40's and 50's "Listen To Dead People"
In Historical Controversies, Mises Institute scholar Chris Calton debunks the history you may have learned in school. Armed with facts, theory, and a Rothbardian appreciation for historical narrative, Calton enlightens and entertains in a podcast that has something to offer all audiences. See the podcast's updated Corrections and Qualifications page. See also Chris Calton's Bibliographic Essays (PDF): Season 1, History of the War on Drugs ( and Season 2: Antebellum United St ...
Interview with Writers of Historical Fiction about their New Books
Historical Blindness
The Historical Blindness podcast is a discussion of interesting and largely forgotten stories from our past, with a specific focus on demonstrating the inscrutability, the ineffability, and the unknowability of the past. By examining cases of outrageous hoaxes, mass hysteria, baffling mysteries and unreliable historiography, we raise the question, “Can we trust history as we have received it?”
Conversations about historical knowledge and how we achieve it
Historical Hotties
Sister duo Whitney & Lindsey Nelsen discuss prominent figures in history to research, argue, and debate which person is the hottest in this humorous and educational podcast. It's a little bit equal parts debate team, history lesson, sibling rivalry, sexy gossip, and joke time humor-fun, with new episodes every Wednesday!
Public Domain newspaper articles in the US span a period of nearly two and a half centuries. Subjects, styles, period, publisher, and length vary greatly. This collection is a sampling of twenty such articles including one from the Journal de Paris.
If you've ever watched a movie based on true events and thought "I didn't know that" or "I wonder if that is how it happened" then this is the podcast series for you
This podcast is a linear telling of English History through the lives of each of their Monarchs. For lovers of historical fiction, it will fill in the gaps left by authors as well as explore the historical accuracy of those novels.
Lost Origins
Lost Origins explores all things ancient mystery, alternative historical theory, extraterrestrial phenomena, and lost civilizations. Every week, Andrew and CK chat with experts, researchers, and authors on esoteric history and mind bending mysteries.
An unofficial companion podcast to the Hulu original series: Castle Rock hosted by Hannah Selector and Acadia Einstein. We dig into the show and into King lore to try and get everything we can out of it and share it with you!
In-depth tactical, historical & geopolitical breakdowns of the beautiful game. From the team behind the Tifo Football YouTube channel. Hosted by Joe Devine.
Historical Reminiscents is dedicated to discussing public history and archival practice. Created and produced by Krista McCracken this weekly podcast discusses archival impulses, shares insight into the world of public historians, and tackles historical interpretations in Canada.
One Historian and one Juggler talk all about history!
You are listening to a show where we decolonize history and debunk myths taught in school and on corporate media.
Historic Headlines
Gaining historical insight by reading news articles from 50, 100 and 150 years ago this week.
Jennifer Rosbrugh hosts discussions on fabrics, patterns, techniques, special guest interviews, and sewing motivation to help you in your historical costuming journey and inspiring joy in your creative life.
I give the rundown of the latest Silent Hill news, general site updates to my fan site and my thoughts on the series. Im hoping to make this a bi-weekly podcast if theres enough newsif not at least once a month!
Horror, Sci-fi, Crime, Mystery, old time radio from 30's 40's and 50's "Listen To Dead People"
Music, culture, the arts, maritime exploration - Renaissance England was an exciting place to be. So much happening! Breaks with Rome. Wars with France. And Scotland. And Spain! Twice a month, we'll look at some aspect of Renaissance England that will give you a deeper understanding into life in the 16th century.Go to for more info.
The best source on our cultural identity is not the official, historical record — ask any anthropologist, it’s the town dump. Ephemera — those things that were just barely saved, and in some cases not saved at all — emanate with secrets we can only glimpse and mysteries we can never completely answer. The stories may be unfamiliar, but the themes are universal; this is a looking glass, a window into our own fragile, material existence that begs the question, “How will I be remembered?”
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.
Serial killers. Gangsters. Gunslingers. Victorian-era murderers. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Each week, the Most Notorious podcast features true-life tales of crime, criminals and tragedies throughout history. Host Erik Rivenes interviews authors and historians who have studied their subjects for years, and the stories are offered with unique insight, detail, and historical accuracy.
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Trundlebed Tales
Trundlebed Tales host Sarah S. Uthoff will look at Laura Ingalls Wilder and other classic children's literature and social history including historic foodways and one-room schools.
Crime never takes a day off, and neither does Parcast. Every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date. It might be the anniversary of an important case being solved, the end of a landmark trial, or a serial killer’s birthday-- whatever the date, there’s no ordinary day in true crime history. In each episode, we present a short true crime story, then analyze the impact of that historic day’s events. Today in True Crime is a Parcast Original, with new ep ...
A monthly podcast dedicated to all things Dark Shadows, as well as horror literature, movies and comic books.
Historical Oracle is a podcast which aims to bring you the stories behind the most interesting historical events, people, places and periods. The podcast is hosted by Ben Fox - who has a Master of Research degree in Economic and Social History from the University of Exeter, and a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Plymouth.Enjoy!
A historian & a librarian hit the giggle water and deliver the funny, weird, spooky, morbid, & random historical nuggets you never knew you needed in your ear holes!
Lectures, discussions and events at or organised by the German Historical Institute London
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 ...
The 1600 Sessions
The White House Historical Association presents The 1600 Sessions, a podcast that explores the history, untold stories and personal accounts of America’s most iconic residence and office – The White House.
In this blog Christian Basar analyses historical events or ideas one may encounter in the historiographical field. Though this podcast will cover many different topics, Basar's main interests lie in military and Russian history.
Centuries of Sound
A monumental, ongoing project to release mixtapes for every year of recorded sound, piecing together the entire history of sound from lampblack to shellac then vinyl and onward - part found audio project, part historical documentary, a listening experience that’s as pleasurable as it is educational.
Codename Cormorant
Deadly conspiracies in the pitch black alleys of occupied europe. Ancient horrors stalking the mist shrouded jungles of the south Pacific. Axis superweapons unleashed on the beaches of Normandy. Get in the fight.
Reflecting History
Reflecting History is an educational history podcast that explores significant historical events and themes without losing track of the ordinary people involved. Covering a wide variety of topics, it is a narrative driven podcast that delves into the connection between history, psychology, and philosophy on a personal level.
Although written from a child’s perspective, this is not a kids book but a series of funny, poignant, and sometimes disturbing stories about life in a late 19th-century Russian-Jewish village — the world of my grandparents. Sholem Rabinovich (1859-1916) was born in Pereiaslav, Ukraine and later immigrated to New York. His short stories about Tevye and his daughters were freely adapted into the musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Rabinovich’s will contained the following injunction: “Let my name be ...
Smart conversations about today’s most interesting topics - a history podcast for everyone, produced by Origins from Ohio State's Department of History
Erica Kelley is a native Tennessean exploring historical and contemporary true crime in the South. Southern charm is attempted but southern sass is bountiful. Join her as she shows you just how southern fried the justice system can be in the Deep South.
The archaeology news of the week in audio, brought to you by The Archaeology Channel, compiled and written by Michelle Hilling of and read by Laura Pettigrew. The Audio News from Archaeologica is compiled from's daily news updates.
Eyre on Air
Eyre on Air is a period drama podcast, without all the drama. Every couple weeks, your hosts Kelsey, Jenn, and Joe review and rate a new period drama for your entertainment. Sometimes they're good, sometimes they're bad, and sometimes they're worse than a bunch of chamber pots stacked on top of one another.
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This is another of Historically Thinking’s occasional series on higher education, collectively titled “Higher Ed: A Guide for the Perplexed,” and it could hardly be more timely. There are few things more genuinely perplexing to any outsider, let alone a prospective undergraduate and said undergraduate’s parents, than the college admissions proc ...…
In this episode I discuss the recent conclusion of the "Healing and Education Through Digital Access" project undertaken by the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre. I talk about community engagement, how not all information wants to be free, and online access. I would love to hear about your experiences working with community to undertake a di ...…
In Part Two of my chronicles, I discuss another Russian theorist who in the '50s and '60s challenged not only historical chronology but establishment astronomy and physics as well with his claims of ancient interplanetary collision. Be sure to visit the blog at for images, academic citations, and links to further reading ...…
Grand Duchess Maria Romanova arrives in Ekaterinburg in 1918 with her parents, the former Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, Alexandra. After months of house arrest in the deep interior of Russia, the family is beginning to despair of ever being rescued. As conditions worsen, Maria and her family are increasingly at the mercy of the men set to guar ...…
This week Kyna, Natalee, and their special guest Luciano dive into the funny and weird historical nuggets of lady bit history. Natalee blesses us with slang terms for the business while Kyna debunks five myths about cha chas. Please drink responsibly if you want to make a drinking game out of every unique term for ye ole lady bit, because spoil ...…
RETIREMENT HEIST: AMERICAN PENSIONS AND THE ART OF BEING EVIL Podcast by (the non-billionaire, non-pedophile, non-dead) Jeff Epstein for, recorded August 16-20, 2019. You can find on the web, Twitter, and Facebook. … Read More Get full access to at…
Samuel Johnson once said “Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen. It is assuming a superiority, and it is particularly wrong to question a man concerning himself. There may be parts of his former life which he may not wish to be made known to other persons, or even brought to his own […]…
Greg and Jem discuss some technicalities of 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 episode, as well as a shorter ‘Fast 5’ ...…
What good is a comb if you have alopecia and other very specific questions get asked as Acadia and Hannah discuss episode 3 of The Lost Room. Also the contest is going great and you can still win! The post Lost Room Episode 3 – The Comb appeared first on Superficial Gallery.By Castle Rock TV Historical Society.
In early June 2019, residents of Hong Kong took to the streets to protest proposed legislation by the Hong Kong government that would enable extradition from the city to mainland China. Over the ensuing months, heavy-handed tactics by the police only swelled the movement, which has grown to involve over a million residents of Hong Kong. The dem ...…
*newsreel sounds* *telegraph sounds* *klaxxon* ATTENTION LISTENERS: For the two year anniversary of the Historical Hotties podcast, we are giving you, the listeners, the ability to pluck one losing hottie from the past year and launch them into official winner's ring. Who are the biggest babes in history? Who should have won, but didn't? YOU DE ...…
Anyone who has ever enjoyed a wine and cheese night owes their good time to Louis Pasteur. This 19th century microbiologist and chemist developed the process now called pasteurization, as well as the first vaccine for rabies. Not only was Pasteur the father of germ theory, he was also a master of disguise, often using deception to outsmart his ...…
Kathryn Leigh Scott and David Selby recently reunited to play Maggie Evans and Quentin Collins once more for Big Finish Productions in a four-story boxset "Maggie and Quentin: The Lovers' Refrain." Set after "Return to Collinwood","The Lovers' Refrain" catches up with a very-much-in-love 21st Century Maggie and Quentin who find that as they get ...…
Perhaps you’ve been thinking about how to incorporate your love of historical fashion with your everyday lifestyle but find it challenging to wear a bustle dress to your weekly grocery store outing. You are not alone! So many of us in the historical costuming community have – for years! – been trying to add those styles of bygone days into our ...…
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