Best History Podcasts

Society & Culture
Page 1 of 193 podcasts  · April 2, 2019
History, anatomy and physiology, philosophy, psychology, anthropology. The podcast that attempts to resurrect sense and meaning from the dust of a billion factoids.
Unknown History provides you with surprising, quirky, and remarkable tales from the past, so you can pretend you paid attention in history class. Hosted by renowned author Giles Milton. To download podcast episodes not shown here, visit QuickandDi...
The Stories From The Land Podcast series is a collection of Indigenous community sourced stories that connect Indigenous Peoples to land and place with the aim of reinforcing Indigenous worldview, philosophies & cultural teachings through stor...
Laissez-vous raconter des histoires pour mieux comprendre le passé et le monde d'aujourd'hui.
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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...
The past is never past. Every headline has a history. Join us every week as we go back in time to understand the present. These are stories you can feel and sounds you can see from the moments that shaped our world.
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Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries. With Mobituaries he introduces listeners to the people who have long intrigued him—from the 20th century's greatest entertainer ... to the Civil Rights pioneer who is completely forgotten ... to sitcom charact...
From the producers of Radiolab, a series about how the Supreme Court got so supreme.
Original audio documentaries from the makers of the acclaimed 30 for 30 film series, featuring stories from the world of sports and beyond. 30 for 30 offers captivating storytelling for sports fans and general interest listeners alike, going beyon...
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Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. ...
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Four historic clashes between Louisiana politicians and the media, one at a time. The series highlights the tense but necessary relationship between the media and the government, and draws parallels between past moments in our country's history, a...
Mike and Sarah are journalists obsessed with the past. Every week they reconsider an event, person or phenomenon that's been miscast in the public imagination.
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American Hysteria is a podcast exploring our moral panics, urban legends, and conspiracy theories, how they shape our psychology and culture, and why we end up believing them. Host Chelsey Weber-Smith explores the sometimes hilarious, sometimes di...
No Man’s Land is a podcast about women who were too bad for your textbooks. It's hosted by Alexis Coe, the in-house historian for The Wing, a network of work and community spaces for women.
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Don’t talk to Strangers – The Oakland County Child Murders is a limited run podcast focused on nine child murders that took place in and around south Oakland County between January 1, 1976 and March 16, 1977. Four of these murders appear to be the...
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For two and a half years, Emily Bazelon has been following people through a special court in New York designed to be a speedy machine for the harsh punishment of illegal gun possession. Along the way, a strange thing happened — the politics outsid...
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Behind The Bear is Jonathon Platt's journey through the pivotal periods and people of Baylor University. Each episode examines stories that are not normally put under the microscope and tells Baylor's history like you’ve never heard it before. Bro...
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Legally Insane is a deep dive into some of the craziest and dark parts of the legal history of this great country. Our hosts Matt Ritter and Tony Sam come at the topic in a very unique way. Matt is a recovering Biglaw attorney turned comedian with...
The Forces of History explores well known and little known parts of history and the their causes.
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A podcast on the history of Russia, told from the perspective of someone learning and studying events from a variety of sources on a weekly basis, and then informing you, the listener, on what they've learnt this week.
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