Top History Podcasts

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You’re Wrong About – Michael Hobbes & Sarah Marshall

Mike and Sarah are journalists obsessed with the past. Every week they reconsider a person or event that's been miscast in the public imagination. Read More
Mike and Sarah are journalists obsessed with the past. Every week they reconside Read More
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Sword and Scale – Incongruity

The Sword and Scale true-crime podcast is an immersive audio experience covering the dark side of humanity and human nature. Our stories delve into the worst of the worst and include murder, rape, dismemberment and cannibalism. The worst monsters are real. Read More
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Operation Midnight Climax – iHeartRadio

George White ran the CIA brothel. He watched from a hidden room while men were dosed with LSD — and he convinced himself the fate of the nation depended on it. Read More
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Conspiracy Theories – Parcast Network

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. Read More
The truth is rarely the best story. And when it’s not the only story, the trut Read More
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Lore – Aaron Mahnke and Grim & Mild

Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction. Read More
Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and book series) about dark hi Read More
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Throughline – NPR

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. Read More
The past is never past. Every headline has a history. Join us every week as we g Read More
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Mythology – Parcast Network

Myths endure for a reason. This episodic audio drama brings ancient myths to life for the modern audience. Each episode presents exciting stories and analysis of each myth's history and origins, giving insight into how our ancestors saw the universe. Mythology releases a new episode every Tuesday. Mythology is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network. Read More
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Stuff You Missed in History Class – iHeartRadio

Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by iHeartRadio. Read More
Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Miss Read More
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American Scandal – Wondery

Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage. Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, deceit and ambition bring down heroes and celebrities, politicians and moguls. And when the dust finally settles, we’re left to wonder: how did this happen? Where did they trip up, and who is to blame? From the creators of American History Tellers, Business Wars and Tides of History comes American Scandal, where we take you deep into the heart of America’s dark side to look at what drives someone to break the rules and what happens when they’re caught. Hosted by Lindsay Graham. Read More
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Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History – Dan Carlin

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. Read More
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Cautionary Tales with Tim Harford – Pushkin Industries

We tell our children unsettling fairy tales to teach them valuable life lessons, but these Cautionary Tales are for the education of the grown ups – and they are all true. Tim Harford (Financial Times, BBC, author of “The Data Detective” and “The Undercover Economist”) brings you stories of awful human error, tragic catastrophes, daring heists and hilarious fiascos. They'll delight you, scare you, but also make you wiser. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.  Read More
We tell our children unsettling fairy tales to teach them valuable life lessons, Read More
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Unexplained Mysteries – Parcast Network

Unexplained Mysteries examines history’s most compelling puzzles. From suspicious deaths to scientific paradoxes to paranormal reports, if there are lingering questions, Unexplained Mysteries tells the story. Every Tuesday and Thursday, we sort through the evidence—and occasionally—uncover the answers. Read More
Unexplained Mysteries examines history’s most compelling puzzles. From suspici Read More
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Revolutions – Mike Duncan

A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions. Now: The Russian Revolution Next: ???
A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions. Now: The Russian Revo Read More
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American History Tellers – Wondery

The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life -the words you speak, the ideas you share- can be traced to our 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 we’ll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today. Hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator). From Wondery, the network behind Tides Of History, Fall Of Rome and Dirty John. Read More
The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your lif Read More
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In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson – ABC News

"In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson" presents a surprising and original portrait of Lady Bird Johnson, told in the former first lady's own words -- from over 123 hours of her White House audio diaries, heard here largely for the first time ever. It recasts Lady Bird's role in the Johnson White House as her husband's closest advisor and most trusted political partner and provides history-making revelations about LBJ's time in office. It's the story of how one vastly underestimated woman navigated the power, politics and polarization of her era to become one of the most influential members of the Johnson administration... even if we never knew it. An eight-part series from ABC Audio & Best Case Studios. Hosted by New York Times bestselling author Julia Sweig. Read More
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Mysterious Radio: Paranormal, UFO & Lore Interviews – Mysterious Radio

Subscribe now to hear brand new releases from the foremost experts and researchers surrounding the most interesting subject ever! You hear in-depth interviews about true hauntings, UFO sightings, real alien encounters, vile serial killers, strange creatures, secret societies, underground bases, spirit contact, ancient ruins, time travel, real exorcisms, mysterious disappearances, and much more! Subscribe on Apple Podcasts for the best listening experience. Become a 'Mysterious Radio Truther' to get access to the ultimate catalog of archived podcasts, bonus editions and resources to satisfy even the most jaded of appetites! Read More
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Behind the Bastards – iHeartRadio

There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries about Hitler but only a few about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bad guys (and gals) are eternally fascinating. Behind the Bastards dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives. Listeners will learn about the young adult novels that helped Hitler form his monstrous ideology, the founder of Blackwater’s insane quest to build his own Air Force, the bizarre lives of the sons and daughters of dictators and Saddam Hussein’s side career as a trashy romance novelist. Read More
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Tulsa’s Buried Truth – ABC News

It is one of the most violent attacks in American history, and also one of the least talked about. In 1921, an angry white mob descended upon a thriving community known as Black Wall Street. Over the course of two days, they decimated the neighborhood and killed as many as 300 Black Americans. Bodies of the victims were never recovered -- until now. One hundred years later -- after decades of silence -- a dozen wooden coffins were discovered in an unmarked grave. Now, the possibility of mass graves underneath Tulsa has prompted a search for answers, and justice for the descendants of those who were killed. From the producers of ABC's "Soul of a Nation." Read More
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Small Town Murder – James Pietragallo & Jimmie Whisman

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!! Read More
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The History of Rome – Mike Duncan

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! Read More
A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas& Read More
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1865 – Airship / Wondery

April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country in turmoil. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton takes control, determined to bring the assassin to justice—but the hunt for John Wilkes Booth isn’t all that grips Stanton. Lincoln’s successor, Vice President Andrew Johnson, is likely to bend to southern interests and undo the very progress for which Lincoln died. Edwin Stanton must employ every bit of political wile he can muster to secure the future of the freed slaves, and the nation. Consumed by his conviction, Stanton will betray his friends, his honor, and the very constitution he is sworn to protect, all to steer the country towards justice. *** 1865 is an Airship production. Support this show to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more. Read More
April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country in turmoil. Secretary Read More
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Slow Burn – Slate Podcasts

In 2003, the United States invaded Iraq without provocation. Most Americans supported the war—as did most politicians and intellectuals, both liberal and conservative. Today, it’s universally considered a disaster. Hosted by award-winning reporter Noreen Malone, the fifth season of Slow Burn explores the people and ideas that propelled the country into the Iraq War, and the institutions that failed to stop it. How did the Iraq catastrophe happen? And what was it like to watch America make one of its most consequential mistakes? Read More
In 2003, the United States invaded Iraq without provocation. Most Americans supp Read More
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Noble Blood – iHeartRadio and Grim & Mild

Author Dana Schwartz explores the stories of some of history’s most fascinating royals: the tyrants and the tragic, the murderers and the murdered, and everyone in between. Because when you’re wearing a crown, mistakes often mean blood. New episodes every two weeks, on Tuesdays. Read More
Author Dana Schwartz explores the stories of some of history’s most fascinatin Read More
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Aaron Mahnke’s Cabinet of Curiosities – iHeartRadio and Grim & Mild

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. Read More
From the creator of the hit podcast Lore comes a new, bite-sized storytelling ex Read More
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Real Dictators – Noiser Podcasts

Real Dictators is the new podcast series hosted by Paul McGann that explores the hidden lives of history’s tyrants. New episodes every Wednesday. Follow Noiser Podcasts on Twitter for updates on our shows. Read More
Real Dictators is the new podcast series hosted by Paul McGann that explores the Read More