Best History Podcasts

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The Forces of History explores well known and little known parts of history and the their causes.
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With an enduring fascination with all things weird, long time friends Jen and Robin delve into history's most peculiar people and extraordinary events.
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History is full of stories we think we know. They are old and dark, but time has robbed us of perspective and clarity. They've become obscured and misunderstood. Which is why this series exists: to dig deep and shed light on some of history’s dark...
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On February 12, 1971, in Durham, North Carolina, a 20 year-old nursing student and her 19 year-old boyfriend left a Valentine's Dance to park down a secluded lover's lane. They never returned. Two weeks later, their bodies were found deep within t...
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Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage.Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, dec...
Erica Kelley is a native Tennessean exploring historical and contemporary true crime in the South. Southern charm is attempted but southern sass is bountiful. Join her as she shows you just how southern fried the justice system can be in the Deep ...
A monthly podcast where two true crime YouTubers, Danelle Hallan and John Lordan, challenge each other to tell the best story about a true crime related topic. Listeners voting online will determine the winner. New episodes premiere on the first...
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Murder Cities is a new True Crime Podcast brought to you from the creators of ‘A Brief History’ podcast. We take a look at some of the most famous murder cases in history. One city in the World at a time. Written ans Hosted by Andrew Knight and pr...
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Leading up to Election Day 2016, The Washington Post's Presidential podcast explores how each former American president reached office, made decisions, handled crises and redefined the role of commander-in-chief, starting with George Washington in...
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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.
Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we've tried to fix people.
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...
Collision Podcast: Where Art, History and Music Collide with your host, Sharon M. Fitzgerald, MA. This podcast is to explore art history, history and music with special guests coming to you live from Los Angeles. For more on the show: www.collis...
From the desk of “Stuff You Missed in History Class,” “This Day in History Class” quickly recounts a tidbit from today’s events in history.
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The latest worldwide shocking crime news and then a historical story. The World's Worst Crimes Ever - Serial Killers, Murderers, Rapists, Gangsters, True Crime, Cold Cases.... hosted by award winning English Broadcaster, Phil Holmes. Support us on...
From the creator of the hit podcast Lore comes a new, bite-sized storytelling experience. Each twice-weekly episode features two short tales that take listeners on a guided tour of the unbelievable, the unsettling, and the bizarre.
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A presidential hopeful crashes his car in the middle of the night and leaves a young woman to die. What transpired in the hours after Ted Kennedy’s car went over the bridge in Chappaquiddick changed the course of American history. Nearly 50...
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Covert takes listeners on a heart-pounding journey through the most dangerous military operations of all time. From the assassination of Osama Bin Laden and how two Israeli snipers foiled Syria’s plan to develop a nuclear bomb, to the real story t...
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