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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There Goes The NeighborhoodListen
An in-depth look at the gentrification of Brooklyn, from the developers to the mayor’s plan for affordable housing, to the integral role that race plays in the process. Produced by The Nation and WNYC Studios. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media and many more.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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 Thread With OZY – OZY.comListen
The Thread is an exploration of history’s interlocking lives and events. We turn back the clock, one story at a time, to reveal how various strands are woven together to create a historic figure, a big idea or an unthinkable tragedy. From OZY Media. History. Unwound.
Second Wave – KUOWListen
Hollywood has told us many Vietnam War stories, but how many stories have we heard about the hundreds of thousands of refugees who settled in the U.S. in its wake? Second Wave, a new podcast from KUOW Public Radio and PRX, explores the Vietnamese-American refugee experience and the challenges this community faces even now, four decades after the end of the Vietnam War.
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 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 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.
What Really Happened? – Andrew Jenks Entertainment, Inc.Listen
“History is a version of past events that people have decided to agree upon,” Napoleon Bonaparte once famously said. In other words, there are many sides to every story.
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED? chronicles documentarian Andrew Jenks as he examines and contextualizes famous figures and historical events, while discovering untold stories and unraveling newfound narratives. With today’s technology, access to information, the ability to communicate from all parts of the globe, and cross-reference historians, Jenks takes on his own rogue investigations. He does not go down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theories, nor does the show purport to solve every historical mystery. Instead, Jenks often times throws a wrench in the gears of history, getting either closer to the truth or creating more questions. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED is executive produced by Seven Bucks Productions’ Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Brian Gewirtz, Andrew Jenks and Cadence13.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Divided States of Women – Vox Media Podcast NetworkListen
Too often, women are thought of as a monolithic bloc, and they were often discussed that way throughout the 2016 election. But women are in fact divided on major issues. The new podcast “Divided States of Women,” hosted by Liz Plank and Hitha Herzog, uncovers the complicated, multifaceted, intersectional debates that make up the life of the modern American woman. Liz (a progressive) and Hitha (a conservative) are friends who get along, but don’t always agree. They’ll bring prominent feminist thinkers, politicians and celebs onto the show as guests, and report from the field to hear from women around the country.
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.
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!
In Our Time – BBC Radio 4Listen
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
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.
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.
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 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….
Canadian True Crime Podcast – Kristi LeeListen
Go on a journey through many of the most heinous and shocking crimes in recent Canadian history. The Canadian True Crime Podcast is hosted by Kristi, an Australian true crime fanatic who has lived in the Greater Toronto Area for many years, and is a proud Canadian citizen.
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.
The History Chicks – The History Chicks / PanoplyListen
Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour. Go.
The Documentary – BBC World ServiceListen
The best of BBC World Service documentaries and other factual programmes.
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.
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 on Fire – Daniele BolelliListen
Where history and epic collide–“History on Fire” is a podcast by author and university professor Daniele Bolelli.
The Bowery Boys: New York City History – Bowery Boys MediaListen
New York City history is America’s history. It’s the hometown of the world, and most people knows its familiar landmarks, buildings and streets. Why not look a little closer and have fun while doing it?
The Bowery Boys, Greg Young and Tom Meyers, have lived in New York for the last fifteen years and have been curious about the city since the day they arrived. Join them for a fun take on history, a “romp down the back alleys of New York City.”
Every other week, they look into another fascinating aspect of the Big Apple — the people, the places, its beginnings and effects on American culture.
(For our older shows, please check out the podcast ‘NYC History: Bowery Boys Archive’, also here on iTunes.)
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 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.
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 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 History of Byzantium – email@example.comListen
A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453