Best History Podcasts

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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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The Letter

Covert

By AudioBoom & World Media Rights
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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Legacy shares stories from older generations for insight into the world today. In each episode, we highlight one extraordinary person whose story can provide context and guidance for the next generation.
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More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian’s vaults, but where public view ends, Sidedoor begins. With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers and astrophysicists, host Tony Cohn sneaks listeners th...
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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 out...
Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds take on one subject from American history each week.
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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 pa...
Thanks for being a loyal listener of the podcast during the past year. Reviews on iTunes and personal emails to me have expressed your fondness for Mr. Harvey and importance of his message. The source for the audio files for this podcast had stat...
How did Charles Manson become an evil, cunning monster? In August 1969, the world is shocked by the savage murders of movie star Sharon Tate and four others at the sprawling Hollywood Hills estate she shares with film di...
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Elizabeth Short was a star-struck young woman whose body was found completely severed at the waist in January 1947 in Los Angeles. She would be forever remembered as the Black Dahlia, and her murder remains one of the most infamous unsolved...
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New York City history is America's history. It's the hometown of the world, and most people know the city's familiar landmarks, buildings and streets. Why not look a little closer and have fun while doing it?
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 o...
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30 | Chivalry

Readers and audiences have turned to Shakespeare’s greatest plays for their insights into power and performance, sex and religion, demagoguery and populism. Every month, Slate’s Isaac Butler takes listeners deep into a different play to find out w...
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3: King Lear

This podcast is no longer producing new episodes on this channel. We strongly recommend subscribing to the Convicted podcast feed for more stories of injustice. Click here to listen on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/convicted/id1225081...
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With the writing of the Constitution in 1787, the framers set out a young nation’s highest ideals. And ever since, we’ve been fighting over it — what is in it and what was left out. At the heart of these arguments is the story of America. As a fo...
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Discussions from Ancient Warfare Magazine. Why did early civilisations fight? Who were their Generals? What was life like for the earliest soldiers? Ancient Warfare Magazine will try and answer these questions. Warfare minus two thousand years.
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