GONE – Parcast NetworkListen
Have you ever spent hours looking for something you simply lost? How about a hundred years? How about looking for a missing airplane? Or a vanished civilization? Every other Monday, Gone searches for everything lost. From D. B. Cooper to the Holy Grail, the Etruscan language to early Russian cosmonauts; if it disappeared, we’re looking. After all, just because something is gone, doesn’t mean it can’t be found. Gone is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
Slow Burn: A Podcast About Watergate – SlateListen
You think you know the story, or maybe you don’t. But Watergate was stranger, wilder, and more exciting than you can imagine. What did it feel like to live through the scandal that brought down President Nixon? Find out on this eight-episode podcast miniseries hosted by Leon Neyfakh.
Made possible by Slate Plus members | Coming Nov. 28
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.
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
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.
Weird Darkness – Darren MarlarListen
Host Darren Marlar brings you creepypastas, ghosts, demons, cryptids, unsolved mysteries, aliens, and all things weirdly dark! Stories submitted by published authors and fans of the show. Follow the show online at http://www.WeirdDarkness.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 X Podcast – Paranormal | Haunted | True Crime | Supernatural | Mystery | Disappearances | Ghosts | Scary | Creepy| Unexplained | Horror | LoreListen
The X Podcast is a new show that shares true stories of shadowy figures, moving objects, strange voices, and terrifying experiences that have stayed with people to this very day. Oh, and it’s best to listen in the dark….and alone….if you dare. Hosted K-Town
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
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.
Buried Truths – WABEListen
In 1948, three black farmers decided they’d had enough. They were going to vote in rural South Georgia, where white supremacists held power by suppressing the black vote. Pulitzer-Prize winning author, journalist and Emory University professor Hank Klibanoff explores the mysteries and injustices of history through civil rights cases that few have seen. How far would white supremacists go — on the streets, in the courtrooms, in the legislatures — to preserve their racial dominance? And, most importantly, why? Who were we back then? The truth is restless, relevant and revealed in Buried Truths.
Conspiracy Theories – Parcast NetworkListen
The truth is rarely the best story. And when it’s not the only story, the truth deserves another look. Every Wednesday, we tell the complicated stories behind the world’s most controversial events and possible cover-ups. Conspiracy? Maybe. Coincidence? Maybe. Complicated? Absolutely. Conspiracy Theories is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.
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.
Mafia – AudioBoom & World Media RightsListen
Journey into the underworld of American organized crime and the stories behind the rise and fall of the most notorious mobsters in history. From Charles “Lucky” Luciano and John Gotti, to Donnie Brasco, “Bugsy” Siegel and Dutch Schultz–this podcast explores the lives of our greatest gangsters and the cops and attorneys who worked to bring them down.
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.
American History Tellers – WonderyListen
The words you speak. The ideas you share. The freedoms you defend. Every part of your life can be traced to our shared history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? We’ll take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation and Americans. And we’ll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today.
Dressed: The History of Fashion – HowStuffWorksListen
Dressed explores the incredibly rich and complex history of clothing as it relates to one of the most significant forces that drives the world today: fashion.
History on Fire – Daniele BolelliListen
Where history and epic collide–“History on Fire” is a podcast by author and university professor Daniele Bolelli.
Stephen Fry’s Great Leap Years – SamFry LtdListen
Stephen Fry’s Great Leap Years explores topics ranging from the rise of humankind as the inventor, to the astonishing combination of persistence, investment and inspiration it took to create the Gutenberg Press and the communication technologies that created our world. It tells the story of how our lives have been transformed by a fascinating and compelling mixture of human decision and vision, greed and need.
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.
Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History: Addendum – Dan CarlinListen
Interviews, musings and extra material from the makers of Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History. If it did not fit in the HH feed it’s probably here
Heaven’s Gate – Stitcher / Pineapple Street Media / Glynn WashingtonListen
In 1997, thirty-nine people took their own lives in an apparent mass suicide. The events captivated the media and had people across the planet asking the same question…‘Why?’ 20 years later, those who lost loved ones and those who still believe – tell their story. Hosted by Glynn Washington of Snap Judgment.
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!!
Dear Franklin Jones – StitcherListen
Producer Jonathan Hirsch had a childhood much like yours — except his family had a secret. They were followers of a controversial spiritual leader named Franklin Jones. To Jonathan’s parents, Franklin Jones was a god, but to people outside the group, Jones was a cult leader. Now, Jonathan is going back, trying to find out what happened — and whether the group really did become a cult.
And That’s Why We Drink – Christine Schiefer, Em Schulz, and Boxed WineListen
Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world’s a scary place. And that’s why we drink!
Uncivil – GimletListen
America is divided, and it always has been. We’re going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media’s new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika. We ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.
Ridiculous History – HowStuffWorksListen
Did San Diego fall victim to a real-life weather manipulating supervillain? What on Earth are Soviet bone records? Each week, longtime friends and veteran podcasters Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown dive into some of the weirdest stories from across the span of human civilization in Ridiculous History, a podcast by HowStuffWorks.
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.
Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music – Tyler Mahan CoeListen
Cocaine & Rhinestones is a podcast about country music from before the year 2000. It’s about the musicians and producers and songwriters and singers who made country music. It’s about the DJs and record labels who found country music. It’s about the music itself and it’s about the lives these people lived in order to make it.
From legendary superstars like George Jones and Ernest Tubb to criminally under-appreciated sidemen like Ralph Mooney, from the real reason Loretta Lynn kept getting banned from country radio to the horrific reality of Spade Cooley murdering his wife, Cocaine & Rhinestones takes a deep look at one of the most American forms of art to ever exist.
Western swing, honky tonk, The Grand Ole Opry, the Nashville Sound, the Bakersfield Sound, Cajun fiddle, pedal steel guitar – these sounds and more are heard in every episode from excerpts of some of the best country music ever made. Hit country songs are placed in context on a timeline reaching back even earlier than Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family and covering ground all the way up to best-selling acts like The Judds in the 90s.
You don’t have to be a country music fan to love this podcast. This is ornate non-fiction storytelling at its finest. Fans of true crime podcasts, this is for you. Love hearing about history? You could think of Cocaine & Rhinestones as an audio documentary series. In fact, you probably should think of it that way.
Every episode of Cocaine & Rhinestones is hosted, produced and written by Tyler Mahan Coe. This is a scripted show. You won’t be wasting your time listening to Tyler try to remember what he was talking about or listening to him take a drink of water on the mic. If for some reason you don’t like listening to great stories intercut with killer old-school country music, every episode of Cocaine & Rhinestones has a companion blog post on https://cocaineandrhinestones.com with a full transcript of the story, links to all the music and video clips used in each episode, information on what books Tyler read to research the episode and more!
If you’re enjoying the show, please leave a good review wherever you listen to podcasts. Even more importantly, tell one of your real life friends about it, in person. Cocaine & Rhinestones is not meant as disposable content. You can listen to this series over and over again, talk about it with your friends, get into arguments over whose favorite country song is better.
In addition to artists already mentioned, the first season of Cocaine & Rhinestones features Johnny Paycheck, Bobbie Gentry, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Don Rich, Doug Kershaw, Rusty Kershaw, Neil Young, Wynonna, Bob Wills, Glen Campbell, Jeannie C. Riley, Tom T. Hall and The Louvin Brothers. If you’re a fan of real country music, you already know this is going to be your new favorite podcast just from reading those names!
No other podcast is telling these stories. Press play. Get into it.
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!
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….
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.
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.
Empty Frames – AudioBoom / Crawlspace MediaListen
In the early hours of March 18th, 1990, two thieves posing as police officers were admitted into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. In 81 minutes they stole 13 pieces of artwork, among the paintings stripped from their frames were works by Vermeer, Degas, and Rembrandt.
In this podcast series Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (of the Missing Maura Murray and Crawlspace podcasts) will dig as deep as possible into the case, theories, and social and economic impact the greatest unsolved art heist of all time had on the community.
Empty Frames premieres February 6th 2018 on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
In Our Time – BBC Radio 4Listen
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Documentary – BBC World ServiceListen
The best of BBC World Service documentaries and other factual programmes.
The History Chicks – The History Chicks / PanoplyListen
Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour. Go.
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.
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.
Useless Information Podcast – Steve SilvermanListen
It really is all true! Stories about stuff that you never needed to know, but your life would be incomplete without. They serve no real purpose other than to entertain. If you’re the curious type and have a few minutes to spare, then spend some of it listening to this ever-growing collection of stories. Great for those that are looking for a little bit of trivia in their lives.