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What Are The Top History Podcasts?

2 months ago · "My latest obsession is history podcasts. The greatest stories ever told, told well. What’s not to like? Here are some of the best ones. As always, add your own thoughts down in the comments."
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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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A History of the World in 100 Objects

By BBC Radio 4
Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, narrates 100 programmes that retell humanity's history through the objects we have made
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The Land of Desire: French History and Culture

By Diana Stegall
Featured: iTunes "Buzzed About", 2016. A Top 20 History Podcast on iTunes. Selected by Bello Collective for "100 Outstanding Audio Stories of 2016." Featured: The Audit - "Far and Wide". - Ahh, France! This year, one percent of the people on Earth will actually pack their bags and visit France. Meanwhile, those of us who aren't so lucky will have eaten a croissant, admired a little black dress, drunk a good bottle of wine, and rewatched Amélie on Netflix yet again. This is where I come in: I...
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Dan Snow's HISTORY HIT

By History Hit Network
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 Taple...
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Revisionist History

By Malcolm Gladwell / Panoply
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.
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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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How It Began: A History of the Modern World

By Brad Harris, Historian of Science & Technology
A thrilling podcast about the History of the Modern World. Humanity has been hard at work for centuries to empower itself with better tools and insights, from science and surgery to electricity and the Internet, and this series celebrates the history of those triumphs. Compared to our ancestors, we live like superheroes and sorcerers, endowed with powers they could never have imagined. But how did we achieve all this? Historian Brad Harris tackles that question head on, revealing how the mo...
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Context

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The New York Public Library Podcast

By The New York Public Library
Join The New York Public Library and your favorite writers, artists, and thinkers for smart talks and provocative conversations from the nation’s cultural capital.
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Singing Bones

By Singing Bones (a fairy tale podcast)
Singing Bones is a podcast that looks at the origin of fairy tales, the bare bones of stories. Follow the your favourite tales from their beginnings, discover new tales you've never heard, and re-discover stories you thought you knew.
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The Red Shoes

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The History of English Podcast

By Kevin Stroud
The Spoken History of a Global Language
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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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Migration Nation

By Lyman Stone & Brian Hudson
The United States has been shaped time and again by large migrations of its population. These are the stories of America in motion.
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Iroquois History and Legends Podcast

By Andrew Cotter and Caleb Cotter
A page to learn & explore the rich history of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee or The Iroquois Confederacy. Check out the Iroquois History Podcast!
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48 Canandaigua

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