Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History – Dan CarlinListen
In “Hardcore History” journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his “Martian”, unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn’t academic history (and Carlin isn’t a historian) but the podcast’s unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions of listeners.
Stuff You Missed in History Class – HowStuffWorks.comListen
Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.
Lore – Aaron MahnkeListen
Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (and upcoming TV show) about the dark historical tales that fuel our modern superstitions. Each episode explores the world of mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places.
Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.
The Vanished Podcast – The Vanished Podcast / WonderyListen
The Vanished is a true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have gone missing. Join host, Marissa Jones, as she investigates each case, often interviewing the loved ones who are still searching for answers.
Casefile True CrimeListen
Fact is scarier than fiction. Casefile, a new true crime podcast. Each episode explores a new case. We cover the shocking, the terrifying, the strange, and the unsolved.
Constitutional – The Washington PostListen
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 follow-up to the popular Washington Post podcast “Presidential,” reporter Lillian Cunningham returns with this series exploring the Constitution and the people who framed and reframed it — revolutionaries, abolitionists, suffragists, teetotalers, protesters, justices, presidents – in the ongoing struggle to form a more perfect union across a vast and diverse land.
The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe – Mike RoweListen
All good stories have a twist, and all great storytellers are just a little twisted. Join Mike Rowe for a different take on the people and events that you thought you knew — from pop-culture to politics from Hollywood to History… The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe — short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.
Tides of History – Wondery / Patrick WymanListen
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 and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. In this new series from Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.
BackStory – BackStory, PanoplyListen
BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We’re based in Charlottesville, Va. at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
Each week we take a topic that people are talking about and explore it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversation with our listeners, we make history engaging and fun.
Call Your Girlfriend – Ann Friedman and Aminatou SowListen
A podcast for long distance besties everywhere. Co-hosted by your new BFFs Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow.
Small Town Murder – True Crime Comedy TeamListen
Two comedians look at a small town, what makes it tick, and a murder that took place there. In depth research, horrible tragedy, and the hosts’ comedic spin on the whole thing. New episodes every Thursday!!
The Feast – The FeastListen
The Feast presents delectable stories from the dining tables of history. Every two weeks, we immerse you in the sights, sounds, & tastes of a meal from the past. Make bread with medieval monks; share a martini with Churchill. Find out what wars were won & which kingdoms were lost, all for the sake of a good meal. Email suggestions for shows to firstname.lastname@example.org
The History of Rome – Mike DuncanListen
A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas’s arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Now complete!
Astonishing Legends – Scott Philbrook & Forrest BurgessListen
Scott and Forrest have been called the ‘Click and Clack of esoterica’ by their listeners. Their mission is to take a look at legendary strange and unusual events from throughout history and interview people who’ve had close encounters with the unexplained. They strive to bring you everything that’s entertaining about those stories and remind you that it’s ok to laugh at scary stories and respectfully, even the people that tell them. Put your headphones on, settle in for you commute and get ready to experience a show like nothing you’ve ever heard before. New shows every two weeks.
the memory palace – Nate DiMeoListen
From public radio producer, Nate DiMeo, comes The Memory Palace, a finalist for the 2016 Peabody Award and one of iTunes Best Podcast of 2015. Short, surprising stories of the past, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hysterical, often a little bit of both.
“The most potent pieces of audio being produced today.” – The AvClub
The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm
History on Fire – Daniele BolelliListen
Where history and epic collide–“History on Fire” is a podcast by author and university professor Daniele Bolelli.
Revolutions – Mike DuncanListen
A weekly podcast series examining great political revolutions. Now: The Haitian Revolution Next: Simon Bolivar and Gran Colombia. Visit us at revolutionspodcast.com
Real Crime Profile – Real Crime Profile / WonderyListen
Join Jim Clemente (former FBI profiler), Laura Richards (criminal behavioral analyst, former New Scotland Yard) and Lisa Zambetti (Casting director for CBS’ Criminal Minds) as they profile behavior from real criminal cases.
Thinking Sideways Podcast – Thinking Sideways PodcastListen
Devin, Joe and Steve have always been curious. Though they don’t have any formal education to guide them, they sit down every week to discuss unsolved mysteries of all kinds: weird noises, strange website and horrific suicides that look a lot like murders. They take a skeptical approach, but never discount the truly odd nature of the world.
In Our Time – BBC Radio 4Listen
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
The History Chicks – The History Chicks / PanoplyListen
Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour. Go.
The Fall Line – The Fall Line PodcastListen
The Fall Line Podcast investigates the March 18, 1990 disappearance of Augusta, GA twins Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook. The twins, who were fifteen at the time, were treated without cause as runaways and their case was closed less than a week after their seventeenth birthday. Their family worked tirelessly to get the case reopened, and finally managed to attract the notice of a newly elected sheriff in 2013. Now, the podcast works to amplify the voices of the twins’ family and to uncover facts, explore and dispel rumors, and develop theories in their case. Listen as we work to find Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook.
The British History Podcast – Jamie JeffersListen
The BHP is a chronological retelling of the history of Britain with a particular focus upon the lives of the people. You won’t find a dry recounting of dates and battles here, but instead you’ll learn about who these people were and how their desires, fears, and flaws shaped the histories of England, Scotland, and Wales.
Hollywood & Crime – WonderyListen
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 cases in the world to this day. But few people know that more than a dozen women died in similar circumstances in Los Angeles around the same time. In this ground-breaking serialized docu-drama, host Tracy Pattin investigates these sensational cases, uncovers new evidence, and immerses listeners in both the glamour and the underbelly of 20th century Hollywood.
The History of WWII Podcast – by Ray Harris Jr – WWIIPodcastListen
A biweekly podcast covering the last great war. Join Ray Harris Jr as he explores World War Two in intimate detail.
The Civil War (1861-1865): A History Podcast – Richard YoungdahlListen
A history podcast in which Rich & Tracy weave together a chronological narrative of the Civil War era. Visit us at www.civilwarpodcast.org
Mysterious Radio – Paranormal | Conspiracies | Haunted | Legends | Myths | Supernatural | UFO | Mystery | Aliens | Bigfoot | Ghosts | Scary | Unexplained | Horror | LoreListen
NEW SHOW…LISTEN TO THE DIFFERENCE!!! Discussions on all aspects of the paranormal, conspiracy theories, UFO’s, cryptozoology, mysterious places, true crime and more with the foremost experts, survivors & experiencers in the world.
-Hosted by K-Town www.mysteriousradio.com
Crime In Sports – True Crime Comedy TeamListen
Two comedians take an unmerciful and hilarious look at athletes who have lost big games…with the law!
Crime in Sports does the research, and finds the funny in the world of sports true crime.
New episode every week!
Unexplained – Richard MacLean SmithListen
Unexplained is a bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A show about the space between what we think of as real and what is not. Where the unknown and paranormal meets some of the most radical ideas in science today.
When something is inexplicable, that mystery in itself can become the story. In many ways, it is often the lure of the mystery that keeps us coming back for more…
And maybe, ultimately, some things are just better left unexplained…
More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod
Uncanny Japan – Thersa MatsuuraListen
Uncanny Japan explores all that is weird from old Japan. Strange superstitions, old wives tales, cultural oddities, and interesting language quirks. These are little treasures dug up while doing research for my writing, and I want to share them with you here.
Already Gone Podcast – Already Gone PodcastListen
Sharing stories of the missing, the lost, the mysterious and the murdered. I’m a lifelong Detroiter and just love a good story.
Find me on Twitter: @Alreadygonepod (https://twitter.com/alreadygonepod)
True Crime All The Time Unsolved – Emash DigitalListen
True Crime All The Time Unsolved is a spin-off of our True Crime All The Time podcast. This podcast will deal only with unsolved cases. Same hosts and the same format that you’re used to on the regular TCATT podcast.
A History of the World in 100 Objects – BBC Radio 4Listen
Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, narrates 100 programmes that retell humanity’s history through the objects we have made
History Extra podcast – Immediate MediaListen
The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine – a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com
The Documentary – BBC World ServiceListen
The best of BBC World Service documentaries and other factual programmes.
In Our Time: Philosophy – BBC Radio 4Listen
From Altruism to Wittgenstein, philosophers, theories and key themes.
Once Upon A Crime – Esther LudlowListen
Join me as I dive into some of the most fascinating and thought provoking true crime stories told one chapter at a time. Kidnappings, murders, mysterious disappearances, serial killers, celebrity crime and more will be covered.
History Unplugged Podcast | American History, World History, World War 2, US Presidents, and the Civil War – Scott Rank: History PhD, Author, PodcasterListen
For history lovers who listen to podcasts, History Unplugged is the most comprehensive show of its kind. It’s the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing experts and answering questions from its audience. First, it features a call-in show where you can ask our resident historian (Scott Rank, PhD) absolutely anything (What was it like to be a Turkish sultan with 4 wives and 12 concubines? If you were sent back in time, how would you kill Hitler?). Second, it features long-form interviews with best-selling authors who have written about everything. Topics include gruff World War II generals who flew with airmen on bombing raids, a war horse who gained the rank of sergeant, and presidents who gave their best speeches while drunk.
In Our Time: History – BBC Radio 4Listen
Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
The Minds Of Madness – True Crime Stories – The Minds of MadnessListen
An investigative discovery, uncovering the series of events, circumstances, and state of mind which cause ordinary people to do unthinkable things….
The History of England – David CrowtherListen
I have loved and lived with the story of the history of the English for as long as I can remember. This is my retelling of that story, in a regular, chronological podcast, from the cataclysmic end of Roman Britain, all the way through to the present day. I’m a bloke in a shed, this is not a dry retelling of events; I make sure this is good, properly prepared history, but I fill it with my love and enthusiasm for history, and some of the things that make me laugh. You’ll find the great events and people for sure – but also some of the byways, of how people lived, their language, and the forces that shaped their lives and destinies.
The Serial Killer Podcast – Thomas Wiborg-ThuneListen
The Serial Killer Podcast is the podcast dedicated to the exploration of the serial killer phenomenon. Who they were, what they did and how.
Spirits – Amanda McLoughlin and Julia SchifiniListen
Spirits is a boozy biweekly podcast about mythology, legends and lore. Hear fresh takes on classic myths and learn new stories from around the world, served up over ice by two tipsy history geeks.
Radio Diaries – Radio DiariesListen
First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History – Liz CovartListen
Ben Franklin’s World is a podcast about early American history.
It is a show for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world.
Each episode features a conversation with an historian who helps us shed light on important people and events in early American history.
The History of English Podcast – Kevin StroudListen
A chronological history of the English language examined through the lens of historical events that shaped the development and spread of the language from the Eurasian steppe to the entire world.
1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries – Jon HagadornListen
A series of fast-paced, fun, and highly interesting historical vignettes featuring a wide range of stories from “The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allen Poe”, to “The Legend of Saint Valentine” and “Gremlins: From WWII Myth to Movies”.
Most Notorious! A True Crime History Podcast – Most Notorious! A True Crime History PodcastListen
Each week, the Most Notorious podcast features true-life tales of crime, criminals and tragedies throughout history.
Hosted by historian, author, and all around ne’er-do-well, Erik Rivenes.