Best histories podcasts we could find (Updated April 2018)
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Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell's journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time. From Panoply Media. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.
 
The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com
 
The BHP is a chronological retelling of the history of Britain with a particular focus upon the lives of the people. You won’t find a dry recounting of dates and battles here, but instead you’ll learn about who these people were and how their desires, fears, and flaws shaped the histories of England, Scotland, and Wales.
 
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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Ridiculous History
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History is beautiful, brutal and, often, ridiculous. Join Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown as they dive into some of the weirdest stories from across the span of human civilization in Ridiculous History, a podcast by HowStuffWorks.
 
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Unbuttoned History
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Informative, casual, and a little bit sexy, Unbuttoned History is the raucous history podcast for people who want to learn a bit about yesteryear, but with silly voices and swearing. Hosts Mike, a second Mike and Caleb guide you through time immemorial and play a few ridiculous games along the way.
 
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The History Hour
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An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
 
A regular podcast telling the story of England with warmth and wit and enthusiasm. The story of the great names and the events that made England the mosaic it is today; the daily lives of the people who made it so. We take a chronological approach, from the cataclysmic end of Roman Britain, all the way through to the present day – when we get there! Along the way we follow the major highways of history, and some of the side roads too – what it was like to live in the Middle Ages, why the dif ...
 
A weekly podcast tracing the rise, decline and fall of the Roman Empire.
 
An audio journey through the 5000 year history of one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations.
 
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History on Fire
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Where history and epic collide--"History on Fire" is a podcast by author and university professor Daniele Bolelli.
 
Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.
 
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History of Japan
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A weekly podcast on Japanese history, covering everything from prehistory to the modern era. Additional information available at the podcast blog, at www.historyofjapan.wordpress.com
 
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Reflecting History
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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.
 
Laszlo Montgomery presents topics covering 5,000 years of Chinese history and culture.
 
History is full amazing stories. Join hosts Bryan Moriarty, Eric Bricmont, and Sarah Ashley as they explore the most inspirational, terrifying and hilarious events in history. Everything from the creation of the universe to the invention of Cheese in a Can and everything in between. Learn something new weekly by subscribing to the Nerd’s on History podcast.
 
Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
 
History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today. Join the conversation on twitter: @HistoryHit Producer: Natt Tapley
 
A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453. www.thehistoryofbyzantium.com
 
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The History Chicks
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Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour. Go.
 
The Irish History Podcast brings you on a journey through Ireland's fascinating past. This podcast is not just dates but an enthralling account of Ireland's history, looking at daily life through the ages. The show is currently focused on the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s (see below), while the archive contains the stories of Ireland's ancient High Kings, Viking raiders and the Norman Invasion of the Middle Ages. The story of the Great Famine has proved the most popular to date,Between 184 ...
 
Join students in college classrooms to hear lectures on topics ranging from the American Revolution to 9-11.
 
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Our Fake History
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Historical Myths Relished and Ruined!
 
Dan and Micha are on a mission. To share with you the inspirational stories from history which are sitting on your doorstep. Every day we pass by history without a second glance. Listen to this duo as they uncover some of London's hidden past.
 
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Making History
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Series exploring the latest historical and archaeological research
 
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Tides of History
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Everywhere around us are echoes of the past. Those echoes define the boundaries of states and countries, how we pray and how we fight. They determine what money we spend and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. From Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.
 
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Spirited History
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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!
 
Over 900 years ago, thousands of Christians invaded the Middle East, intent on taking the Holy Land from the Muslims. The following 200 years were marked by a series of military campaigns known as the Crusades.Join us to follow the history of the Crusades from 1095 onwards. Castles, battles, religious clashes, Richard the Lionheart, the Assassins, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Saladin, the Knights Templar - all will feature as we examine one of the most interesting periods in history.
 
The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life -the words you speak, the ideas you share- can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? We’ll take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation. And we’ll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today. Hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator). From Wondery, the network behind Tides Of History, History Unplugge ...
 
Interviews with Historians about their New Books
 
Podcast by Ottoman History Podcast
 
My name is Abu Ibrahim Ismail and I'm an Islamic history nerd who goes deep into some of history's most entertaining and amazing stories as it relates to Islam and Muslims. You're going to hear Islamic history like you've never heard it before. From Prophet Noah to Queen Bilqis. From the Ottoman Empire to the Islamic Caliphate. If it's about Muslims and it happened in the past, Inshallah, you're going to get it here.
 
First we follow the Russian rulers from Rurik to Putin then take to recounting all aspects of Russian history.
 
A podcast for educators, students, and history buffs
 
A History of Appalachia, One Story at a Time
 
The Spoken History of a Global Language
 
American History Untucked is a podcast conversation with American Historians, hosted by Dr. David Silkenat
 
The Maritime History Podcast is a chronological look at maritime history and its numerous facets. Beginning with ancient history, the podcast looks at trade, exploration, boat and ship-building, economics, and the relationship between the ocean and the development of society and culture throughout history. Learn more about the podcast at http://maritimehistorypodcast.com.
 
Recordings from the popular public lecture series on intellectual history in all its forms and across all ages. From 2014 held at the University of St Andrews, and between 2010 and 2013 held at the University of Sussex.
 
A History of the Internet Era from Netscape to the iPad
 
The History of Egypt, as the ancients described it. A tale of pyramids, pharaohs, gods and mysteries, told through the eyes of the ancients themselves. A member of the Agora Podcast Network
 
This show will detail the biographies and interesting facts of the Papacy of Rome. It will start in the beginning, but will not go straight through. There will be many side tracks and detours along the way. We will investigate the backstreets of the Papacy where the tour normally doesn't go.
 
Professor Bob tells the fascinating stories of history's people, places, and cultures.
 
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The History Chicks
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Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour. Go.
 
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The History Network
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The military history podcast specialists, looking at all aspects of war through the ages.
 
Interviews, musings and extra material from the makers of Dan Carlin's Hardcore History. If it did not fit in the HH feed it's probably here
 
Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, "without any gaps". www.historyofphilosophy.net
 
A conversation about the world of history, featuring interviews with key historians and authors and discussions about historical themes and ideas.
 
A podcast on the history of Germans.
 
We've concentrated the history of Planet Earth into one year. Follow the geology podcasts chronologically from the origin of the Earth to the origin of Mankind.
 
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Tuesday's tax day computer glitch at the IRS prevented the agency from accepting millions of tax returns and forced the IRS to extend the filing deadline for another day. We now have a better idea of what happened to cause the snafu. According to an IRS official, the problem arose at 4 a.m. EDT Tuesday, which was the day tax returns were due an ...…
 
Chris Bennett has been researching the historical role of cannabis in magic and religion for over a quarter century. He’s written three previous books: Green Gold the Tree of Life: Marijuana in Magic and Religion; Sex, Drugs, Violence and the Bible; and Cannabis and the Soma Solution. But he’s here because today, Friday, April 20, he’s just rel ...…
 
You guys voted for this 10% Tomatometer-rated movie, so we reviewed it! 1997’s “Batman & Robin.” Woof. We give the shortest recap and the longest individual character-analyses in Popcorn history. Joel Schumacher apologized for making this flick, but we won’t apologize for this review. Follow us on twitter: @jackferry99 @mmitchelldaviss - Love t ...…
 
Everyone has a story to tell. Discover how knowing a person’s history is the key to knowing their destiny. Vernel Samuel share why people value and we should treat them as such because we represent the person who died for them. - 4/15/2018 "On Earth as it is in Heaven"
 
When Donald Trump thinks about Kim Jong Un he sees Stormy Daniels. At least he sees what he saw that night long ago with Ms. Daniels, which is something that he wanted very very much, that he needed to the exclusion of everything else. He yearns for what Kim and Kim alone can give him. And that is a taste of historical redemption, something tha ...…
 
When Donald Trump thinks about Kim Jong Un he sees Stormy Daniels. At least he sees what he saw that night long ago with Ms. Daniels, which is something that he wanted very very much, that he needed to the exclusion of everything else. He yearns for what Kim and Kim alone can give him. And that is a taste of historical redemption, something tha ...…
 
Dr. Duncan is back on Discovering the Truth with Dan Duval for round 3. Dr. Stephen Duncan is the founder of House of Gilead Renewal Centers. He practices naturopathic medicine. He has a Doctor of Chiropathy, a Ph.D. in Sacred Philosophy, He has a Doctor of Pastoral Science from the Pastoral Medical Association. He is an ordained minister. He h ...…
 
1. Intro 2. Dom's Google History 3. Noticing underappreciated haircuts 4. Sayings Restoration Charity 5. Facebook data leak solution 6. Out of Context News 7. Collective Noun Forum 8. Passion Pop test 9. Zach's neighbourhood mystery
 
According to the most reliable source in the history of mankind, The Guinness World Records, the first movie to attain a $100 million budget was 'True Lies' directed by James Cameron, one of the most successful directors of recent history and perhaps of all time. It took 24 years after 'True Lies' to be released to have a Black woman named Ava ...…
 
How the failure to address racial apartheid in America in the past caused a Trump presidency; Are Blacks inspirational films worth watching?
 
Most people would agree that freedom is good thing. Talking about our love of freedom is relatively easy. However, becoming active in supporting or perpetuating freedom seems to be a much harder sell. What is it that keeps us from being more active participants in promoting this ideal? Do we take it for granted when we're too comfortable? Join ...…
 
Come with us to where the mellow wallows for a discussion of the seventh track on Lionheart, In the Warm Room. We get to make a long-distance call (our longest yet!) to Sydney, Australia to discuss this song with super fan Sarit Vandegraaff. Sarit tells us why this song means so much to her, why it should be better appreciated, and her own hist ...…
 
From the history of Pittsburgh hockey to some unique landmarks throughout the city hear what John Schalcosky speaks to Larry and John about regarding.
 
Many of us know Jerry Garcia, as the frontman of the Grateful Dead and the spiritual leader of the Deadheads. But his story doesn’t nearly begin with the Mother McRee’s Uptown Jug Champions, the acid tests or even the goings on at 710 Ashbury Street. His passion for music and his ability to play at a high standard, his penchant for story tellin ...…
 
Join Us in France Travel Podcast, Episode 193 On today’s episode, Elyse and Annie present to you a cornucopia of bizarre French foods. Even if you never plan on trying any of them, you need to know about them because they’ll pop up on menus here and there and we’ve known visitors who had big surprises when their food arrived! Elyse herself has ...…
 
In this week's podcast, Ian McCourt is joined by the Onefootball newsroom's Dan Burke and Danny Issroff. The episode kicks off with a Manchester City special. How did they win the league? What were the key moments? And what does Pep need to improve upon next season? And then we come to big question: Are they one of the greatest teams in Premier ...…
 
Today’s show was sponsored by Teach Me How To Budget. If you are ready to gain freedom in your finances once and for all then enroll in our brand new personal finance course Teach Me How To Budget. Everybody knows that habits are hard to break, and that's especially true when it comes to money habits. Whether you're overspending the monthly bud ...…
 
Lincoln brings in his third "man of destiny" with George McClellan - who actually does some good - but not without conflict from his former mentor Winfield Scott
 
This week, it’s our annual look at brands I admire. They may not be the hippest, the latest or the coolest, but I envy them for a reason. Like the most iconic studio in rock history, the first casual shoe ever invented or the world’s most timeless sunglasses. Join us for a peek at a few of my favourite things……
 
This episode is actually one of the first topics I ever thought to talk about when I created the show. And I weirdly kept putting it off. Whenever I tell someone what my podcast is about, I say something along the lines of it being a short history podcast about everyday things. And this particular topic has been the first thing that has popped ...…
 
AFTERBUZZ TV — Timeless edition, is a weekly “after show” for fans of NBC’s Timeless. In this episode, hosts Virginia Reyna-Dunne, Kari Lane, and Frank Moran discuss episode 5. ABOUT TIMELESS: When a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, planning to use it to change past events to destroy America in the present, the ...…
 
Can Philip have a sadder face? He outdoes himself this week! Plus, Elizabeth gets to kill someone. Wha? And the Oleg-Stan bromance recommences! It awaits us in The Americans Season 6 Episode 3 “Urban Transport Planning” which aired April 11, 2018. It was written by Tracey Scott Wilson and directed by Dan Attias. This is Episode 112 and contains ...…
 
Bob talks with Friends of the Garden of the Gods President Hank Scarangella. The history of the group, parking and traffic, the popularity of the park, future plans for the park, and challenges facing the park are among the subjects discussed
 
Eliza has just returned from a minibreak in Bali. The island is beautiful, but its history is violent. Bali is also the setting for Eliza's first attempt at fiction. Think Liane Moriaty with crime, sex, drugs and bikies. What's not to like? Geraldine has done a big interview with Australian artist Ben Quilty in his 'sacred space' -- the NSW Sou ...…
 
Eric and Leslie take a look at the history of video game consoles
 
LIVE at The Improv Shop in St. Louis, Missouri! Sean Madden tells the place that St. Louis holds in the history of long form improv comedy. A very funny round of improv from Thom Murray, Analicia Kocher, Panagiotis Papavlasopoulos, Doug Imler, and Scott Gresham.
 
Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes David Cole, National Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union for a discussion of two of his ten books-- his first book, No Equal Justice, and his most recent, Engines of Liberty. The conversation begins with his reflections on his formative years and the skill set and temperament appropria ...…
 
Let's go to Space Church! This week on the Poz Button, Borzoi brings on half the Godcast to talk about religion and science fiction in the mediocre Ridley Scott Alien prequels. Get ready for a lot of faith talk and contentious statements. Be sure to leave angry comments using stale memes and weak banter! RSS Feed Check out the Poz Button websit ...…
 
Blank History Month is a podcast where Melissa Meli and Tristan Miller explore a period of history with hopefully hilarious results. This week Tristan and guest host Herbert Miller discuss the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson. Song Referenced The Jackie Robinson Story Us on Twitter!
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 18, 2018 is: embarrass \im-BAIR-us\ verb 1 a : to cause to experience a state of self-conscious distress b : to place in doubt, perplexity, or difficulties c : to involve in financial difficulties 2 a : to hamper the movement of b : hinder, impede 3 : to make intricate : complicate 4 : to impair the a ...…
 
Apps are everywhere and it was only a matter of time before board gaming became mobile. With the invention of mobile gaming still in its mercurial rise, board games seem to be getting better and better. We pit those games against each other in our world famous patent pending Tournament to the DEATH! We also talk about some other stuff. We bring ...…
 
Joel, Sam, and Eli discuss the Red Sox best start in franchise history, the U.S. Quidditch Cup on Quidditch Qorner, the implications of Shohei Ohtani for the future of the DH, whether or not the Mets are for real, and they welcome Bartolo Colon to the Dump On The Ump All-Stars!
 
We look at the election and tumultuous adventures of pope Leo III before he goes on to crown Charlemagne, thus determining the relations between the papacy and the budding Holy Roman Empire for centuries to come https://ahistoryofitaly.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/episode-015-a-confusing-chistmas-crowning.mp3…
 
Here we explore a little bit about me and my history affects how I deal with everyday stressors. I hope you find it helpful!
 
Jeremy Stöhs is an Austrian-American defense analyst at the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University and its adjunct Center for Maritime Security & Strategy. I interviewed him about his new book “The Decline of European Naval Forces.” 1:28 – Jeremy talks about where his interest in history started. His parents were his first inspiration ...…
 
*D-Wade flashback and can he do it again? *Is the Bucks' game 2 a must win? And more playoff updates.-NFL:*Dez Bryant's next team will be? *Should Aaron Rodgers be frustrated with Green Bay? *NFL retirements. *Kaepernick snubbed by the Seattle Seahawks after he refused to stop kneeling.-MLB:*It took just 197 games for Aaron Judge to hit 60 HRs, ...…
 
City on Edge: A Rebellious Century of Vancouver Protests, Riots, and Strikes features photographs from the collection of The Vancouver Sun and The Province which capture moments in history when Vancouverites showed up, stepped up, and made some noise—or exploded in anger— about a wide range of issues.Kate Bird is the author of City on Edge: A R ...…
 
If you’re a big fan of Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons like myself, then you know the importance of a good grip. It’s arguably the most critical aspect of the swing. It’s like building a house before the foundation. Without it, everything else you worked so hard on will eventually collapse. Especially under a little bit of pressure. So why is it that ...…
 
There are some warning signs on the horizon. While I am not suggesting you shouldn’t buy a home, I am suggesting you buy it because you want to live in it, and hold it long-term. If you are buying an investment property, buy if for the cash flow and not the hope of a quick buck. Real estate has averaged a 4% plus return over the last 40 years. ...…
 
Trevor Baptiste is a 2-time NCAA All-American, National Champion, and among many other accolades, chasing a record for most faceoff wins in NCAA history. Despite his success, Trevor discusses the struggles he faced growing up in the sport, and the current state of lacrosse when it comes to race and diversity.…
 
Mark Opitz is probably the most important Australian music producer in that country's history. Beginning in the mid-70s with AC/DC's Powerage album, Mark went on to define a generation's worth of rock music with his style he coined "sophisto-punk". In 1978 is produced the Angel's landmark album Face To Face and his legendary status was cemented ...…
 
Miss Kim and Mark welcome their very first special guest. All the way from Germany, International Hotel Baroness, Katja Blackmamba. Katja came with a dictionary of American slang and wanted someone to explain what these (filthy, disgusting)words and phrases meant. I immediately thought, who better than Miss Kim? So, we got together, had a few d ...…
 
Charles Dickens begins his classic, A Tale of Two Cities, saying, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." This is not only a synopsis of the time before the French Revolution, it is a synopsis of all history. Every time carries with it good and bad. The book of Genesis explains why this is the case. Ever since the fall into sin, ...…
 
John said, "I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day" in Revelation 1:10; what did he mean by "the Lord's Day"? Was this a special occasion? Is there a way we can trace Scripture and history to answer this question? I believe there is and, more importantly, we'll discover why it matters.
 
In this weeks episode of the Business Leader Podcast we speak with Brady George, managing director at Almeda. Brady talks about the history of this family run business, the roles within the company and what makes this family run business successful.
 
Journalist and author Sathnam Sanghera returns to his home town of Wolverhampton where a battle raged over the right to wear the turban on the buses in Enoch Powell's constituency at the time he made his Rivers of Blood speech.In 1967 Sikh bus driver Tarsem Singh Sandhu returns from his holidays wearing a turban and a beard, both against the un ...…
 
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