Best History Podcasts

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Page 1 of 229 podcasts  · Sept. 16, 2019
The series you loved, book by book. Join Allison Horrocks and Mary Mahoney as they explore the wild world of American Girl fandom. In each episode, Allison and Mary will dive into an American Girl book from their (and perhaps your) childhood. Usin...
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Tsunamis, volcanoes, tornadoes, earthquakes...these are real-life monsters. We like to think we’re prepared for a catastrophe. But time and time again, Mother Nature proves us wrong. Each week, Natural Disasters examines the earth’s biggest catast...
Infamous America dives into the wildest and darkest chapters of American history. Assassins, gangsters, mobsters and lawmen; manhunts, scandals and unexplained phenomena — we'll cover them all. It's historical true crime.
“We don’t know.” answers too many questions. But in this podcast, we don’t take “we don’t know” for an answer. Every Thursday, Unexplained Mysteries investigates the greatest mysteries of history and life on earth, because the answer “we don’t kno...
Former President Barack Obama — along with key advisers, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to the national stage. Season One of Making told the story of how Oprah built a media empire. Now, the story of how Chicago sh...
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The podcast about 20th Century Country Music and the lives of those who gave it to us.
Avery Trufelman explores stories of people who tried to design a better world — and what happens when those designs don’t go according to plan. Season one, Utopian, is about the perpetual search for the perfect place. From Curbed and the Vox Media...
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Mogul is a show about hip hop’s most iconic moments, told by the people who lived them. Season 2 dives into the birth of southern hip hop. It all started in Miami with the 2 Live Crew, a group that took hip hop and made it faster, harder, and nast...
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The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions
First we follow the Russian rulers from Rurik to Putin then take to recounting all aspects of Russian history.
A weekly podcast taking a look at the stories that we tell over and over again. What our myths and misdeeds, fears and fables say about us as humans.
Exploring historical mysteries and legendary figures of the American South. Hosted by Shannon Ballard
Great Speeches in History is a podcast devoted to the great thinkers, statesman and other public orators that have graced us throughout history with their words. Each week LearnOutLoud.com will offer up a new speech in audio format. Please visit w...
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A narrative based true crime podcast. I'll tell you stories that you've never heard before.
It's the history of our world from the Big Bang to the Modern Age! Well...eventually at least. Every episode has FINALLY been remastered, touched up, and had the numbering fixed. TPHOOW is back in action!
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Tune in for a more conversational discussion of history with historian Mark Bielski and his guests. We all know there was a war and who was president, but what about the spies, the intrigues, the deceptions and the backstories? What about learning...
History of the Great War is a weekly podcast that will cover the First World War that occurred from 1914 and 1918. Every week we will be discussing the events that occurred exactly 100 years ago. We will journey from the borders of France in the b...
Alex Grand, Jim Thompson and guest co-hosts start off a comic book history discussion between fans, historians and scholars in determining what happened and when in comics, from strips and pulps to the platinum age comic book, through golden, silv...
“Truer, but also darker.” This is the real origin story behind America’s decision to go to the moon. The story we learn starts with Sputnik, then President Kennedy’s challenge, and ends with triumph: an American flag on the lunar surface. But in t...
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