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18 History Podcasts to Listen to in 2018

4 months ago · "History podcasts are barely scratching the surface of humanity’s past, but every year, more and more shows attempt to tell the story of our ancestors. Last year, I made a list of 17 history podcasts that you needed to listen to. It’s still an awesome list, but there are always more to add. Here are 18 history podcasts that you should listen to this year:"
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Tides of History

By Wondery / Patrick Wyman
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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25 | The Black Death

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By Gimlet
America is divided, and it always has been. We're going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media's new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika. We ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to the p...
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ArtCurious Podcast

By Jennifer Dasal
Think art history is boring? Think again. It's weird, funny, mysterious, enthralling, and liberating. Join us as we cover the strangest stories in art. Is the Mona Lisa fake? Did Van Gogh actually kill himself? And why were the Impressionists so great? Subscribe to us here, and follow us at for further information and fun extras. © 2018 Jennifer Dasal // Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @artcuriouspod
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The Marble Garden

By Sawyer Westbrook
A podcast about cemeteries, and the stories they tell.
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By Welcome Little Stranger: Folk Noir | Gothic Americana
The Most Wonderful Wonder is a bi-weekly history and music podcast presented by Mr. and Mrs. Hall of Welcome Little Stranger. It’s a joyride down history’s back roads, past bizarre spectacles of tragedy, folklore, and strange, true tales. Each episode features an odd assortment of historical scraps, connected in unexpected ways, and interspersed with relevant roots music covers and originals. From flooded mountain hollows and folk magic murder, to patent medicine and Coney Island sideshow ba...
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Wittenberg to Westphalia

By Benjamin Jacobs
A history podcast that aims to cover the birth of the European state system by examining the Early Modern Period of European history. Along the way, the podcast will delve into the geography, economy, politics, ideas, and culture of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period to give the listener a view into the lives of the people who lived the events.
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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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Human Circus: Journeys in the Medieval World

By Recorded History Podcast Network
A narrative history podcast following the journeys of medieval travellers and their roles in larger historical events. Telling great stories, showing the interconnected nature of the medieval world, and meeting Mongols, Ottomans, Franciscans, merchants, ambassadors, and adventurers along the way.
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By Brian Earl
Illusion tells true stories from history that explore how our senses can be fooled, and how experiencing illusions is part of what makes us human. New stories arrive on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Our world is full of illusions, and Brian Earl brings them to life through engaging stories about magicians, grifters, artists, and visionaries. Learn more at
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Witch Hunt Podcast

By Witch Hunt Podcast
Witch Hunt explores history's most infamous witch hunts (literal and metaphorical) and the history of scapegoating. Season one examines the Salem Witch Trials and season two covers the Great Satanic Panic of the 1980's and 90's.
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The History Chicks

By The History Chicks / Panoply
Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour. Go.
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Scene on Radio

By Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
Scene on Radio asks, How’s it going out there? And leaves the studio to find out. It tells stories that explore human experience and American society. Produced and hosted by John Biewen, Scene on Radio comes from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (CDS).
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Our Fake History

By ourfakehistory/ Entertainment One (eOne)
Historical Myths Relished and Ruined!
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Dig: A History Podcast

By Recorded History Podcast Network
Four women historians, a world of history to unearth. Can you dig it?
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80 Days: An Exploration Podcast

By Luke Kelly, Joe Byrne, Mark Boyle
80 Days is a podcast dedicated to exploring little-known countries, territories settlements and cities around the world. We're part history podcast, part geography podcast and part ramble. Each episode, we'll land in a new locale and spend some time discussing the history, geography, culture, sport, religion, industry, pastimes and music of our new location. More details on, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @80dayspodcast
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S03E01: Tasmania

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Letters From War

By The Washington Post
Hundreds of letters, written between brothers fighting in the Pacific during World War II. Almost one a day, for every day of the war. In this podcast, you’ll hear the story of these brothers — the Eyde brothers — and of World War II, as told through their letters, in their own words. Bringing the letters to life are modern U.S. military veterans. At key moments in the story, we’ll talk to them about how these letters compare to their own experiences — what’s universal about war and what’s ch...
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1946-2017: After

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Historical Blindness

By Recorded History Podcast Network
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?”
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Historium Unearthia

By Crystal Ponti
Hosted by freelance journalist and history sleuth, Crystal Ponti, Historium Unearthia is a podcast celebrating history's lost and untold stories… the ones overshadowed by the more memorable and talked about events, people, and "things" from our past. But these are no ordinary stories. These are the weird, the macabre, the unbelievable. The stories that make your heart race and your mind spin. They’re the kind of stories that leave you stunned and amazed and questioning everything you thought ...
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