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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

By Dan Carlin
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 o...
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The History of Byzantium

A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453. www.thehistoryofbyzantium.com
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The History of Rome

By Mike Duncan
A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Now complete!
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The History of the Twentieth Century

By Mark Painter
A chronicle of the history of the twentieth century, including art, music, popular culture, science, religion, and, of course, politics and war.
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When Diplomacy Fails Podcast

By Zack Twamley
A weekly podcast covering the build up to, breakout of and consequences of various conflicts in history.
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In Our Time: History

By BBC Radio 4
Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
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Montesquieu

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The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides (Θουκυδίδης)

By Loyal Books
The History of the Peloponnesian War is an account of the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece, fought between the Peloponnesian League (led by Sparta) and the Delian League (led by Athens) in the 5th Century BC. It was written by Thucydides, an Athenian general who served in the war. It is widely considered a classic and regarded as one of the earliest scholarly works of history. The History is divided into eight books. These book divisions are the work of editors in later antiquity. W. R. Co...
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The History of China

By Chris Stewart
An audio journey through the 5000 year history of one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations.
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The Conspirators Podcast

By The Conspirators Podcast
The Conspirators is a bi-weekly show dedicated to the dark and disturbing stories from history your teacher never told you about. On the show I discuss unsolved mysteries, serial killers, survival stories, strange disappearances and other bizarre true events from the past.
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The Podcast of Doom

By David Apelzin
Greetings! Welcome to the Podcast of Doom--a podcast that explores the famous disasters and emphatically bad decisions of history. We will travel around the world and analyze how these calamities occurred.
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Our Fake History

By ourfakehistory/ Entertainment One (eOne)
Historical Myths Relished and Ruined!
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The Secret Cabinet

By Mirko Gutjahr
In the 19th century museums used to lock away everything which they deemed "unsuitable" for the public in secret cabinets. This podcast focuses on the parts of history you would not find in your school textbooks - for good reason. (Explicit Content)
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You Must Remember This

By Karina Longworth / Panoply
You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. It’s the brainchild and passion project of Karina Longworth (founder of Cinematical.com, former film critic for LA Weekly), who writes, narrates, records and edits each episode. It is a heavily-researched work of creative nonfiction: navigating through conflicting reports, mythology, and institutionalized spin, Karina tries to sort out what really happened behind the ...
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Revolutions

By Mike Duncan
A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions. Now: The July Revolution. Next: 1848
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Stuff You Missed in History Class

By HowStuffWorks
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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The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds

By Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds take on one subject from American history each week.
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The British History Podcast

By Jamie Jeffers
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.
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TROJAN WAR: THE PODCAST

By Jeff Wright
Trojan War: The Podcast is a serialized telling, in contemporary language, of the myriad stories from Greek mythology that together comprise the greatest epic of Western culture: the story of the Trojan War. All the great characters from Homer’s Iliad are here – Achilles, Helen of Troy, Odysseus, the Olympian Gods – and all the famous moments from the story – the Trojan Horse, The Judgement of Paris and Achilles Heel. Episode after episode, Jeff Wright, the storyteller, delivers a conversa...
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The Bowery Boys: New York City History

By Bowery Boys Media
New York City history is America's history. It's the hometown of the world, and most people know the city's familiar landmarks, buildings and streets. Why not look a little closer and have fun while doing it?
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History on Fire

By Daniele Bolelli
Where history and epic collide--"History on Fire" is a podcast by author and university professor Daniele Bolelli.
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Norman Centuries | A Norman History Podcast by Lars Brownworth

By Lars Brownworth
Lars Brownworth, author of "Lost to the West" and creator of the "12 Byzantine Rulers" podcast presents "Norman Centuries", a podcast on the Normans. While popular Norman history focuses on the regions of France and England, Norman Centuries covers the lesser known Italian Normans as well. Visit us at http://NormanCenturies.com/
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12 Byzantine Rulers: The History of The Byzantine Empire

By Lars Brownworth
This history of the Byzantine Empire is a lecture series written and presented by Mr. Lars Brownworth, author of the book "Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire that Rescued Western Civilization". (in bookstores and on Amazon.com) He has traveled extensively from the furthest reaches of the Byzantine Empire all the way to its heart at Constantinople. Join him for an engaging look at the history of the Byzantine Empire through the eyes of 12 of its greatest rulers. For more informat...
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The History of English Podcast

By Kevin Stroud
The Spoken History of a Global Language
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Life Of Caesar

By Cameron Reilly & Ray Harris
A podcast about the life of Gaius Julius Caesar.
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