Top History Podcasts

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Seizing Freedom – VPM & Witness Docs

Epic stories of Black people who fought for their liberty and transformed America after the Civil War. Using first-hand accounts from diaries, newspapers, speeches, and letters, this is a narrated docu-drama about the failures and successes of the Reconstruction era, told by those who made it happen. Read More
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How and Why History

History Hit's How and Why History is a lively and accessible introduction to history. Historians and writers explore the big questions about history's most significant events and personalities, from the ancient world to recent times.

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Black History Moments

Black History is more than the common names we always hear. Each Friday, join Shaakira White, an HBCU grad and content creator, as she recounts the stories of those forgotten in Black History. If you want to learn more about Black history, are curious about all things Black, or just want to hear a great narrative, this is the podcast for you. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blackhistorymoments/support Read More
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The Sound of Pride: Stonewall at 50

It’s been 50 years since the uprising at the Stonewall Inn—an event that is widely considered to be the catalyst for the LGBTQ civil rights movement. To commemorate this moment, we’re bringing you an all new podcast series that celebrates queer stories and voices. Join Kathy Tu and Tobin Low, hosts of the Nancy podcast, for a special series of episodes that explore how this moment in history—and the setback and achievements that followed—have shaped the LGBTQ experience today. For more on our coverage of Stonewall at 50, visit wnyc.org/stonewall50. The Sound of Pride is produced by WNYC Studios, home to great podcasts like Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. Read More
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BLVCK | STORY: The Podcast

A Podcast series highlighting Black stories that have been forgotten, unheard of, and left out of the pages of history... Because Black history is American history. *** To things we never knew. The stories never told. The sacrifices that were made. The Good, Bad, and Painful This is Black History. These are our Black Stories. Researched & Curated by: Marquis D.B. (@kbnpete) Instagram : @black_ourstory Site: https://marquisb1986.wixsite.com/blvckstory Read More
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America Did What?!

America Did What?! is hosted by Historian Blair Imani and Comedian Kate Robards. Produced by Valentine Monfeuga. We have to work together to make America a more perfect union. But it’s hard to address things that you don’t know about. So, we are here to help. In every episode you will learn about something outrageous that America has done, backed by research. Although, America can refer to North, Central, and South America in addition to islands surrounding these land masses, when we say America on the podcast, we are referring to the United States. Transcripts of every episode are available at americadidwhat.com/words Read More
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Revolution at Sea

Embark on a wondrous exploration of the human history of the sea as a resource, avenue, and arena. Presented by maritime history professor John Curtis Perry. Read More
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This Is Her Place

THIS IS HER PLACE tells the remarkable stories of Utah women, past and present, in all their diversity. Businesswomen and religious leaders, poets and politicians, healers and homemakers, artists and activists, women in the Beehive state have never fit into easy stereotypes. Through interviews and lively narrative retellings, each episode features at least two women, one historical and one contemporary, whose stories are distinct but whose lives illuminate a common theme. These subjects encompass the range of women’s lives and experiences—famous and forgotten, rich and poor, believers and skeptics, feminists and traditionalists, from all races and every part of the state. Their stories will make you laugh, cry, and, most of all, think. After getting to know these compelling women, you’ll be inspired by the unique ways each of them has made Utah her place. Read More
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Almost Immortal History Podcast

Famous figures. Forgotten stories - a history podcast that brings them back. Welcome to the Almost Immortal History Podcast. This show brings to life the stories of fascinating people who were famous in their day and accomplished amazing things, but over time they have not been immortalized in the same way as an Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Amelia Earhart or Winston Churchill – but their stories and impact on all of us are equally worth appreciating, understanding and enjoying. Read More
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That Wasn’t In My Textbook

That Wasn’t In My Textbook with Toya From Harlem, is a digital lesson on the history of things you always wish you learned from that boring bulky textbook -without the boring pretentious language and whitewashed topics. It’s raw, thought-provoking and captivating. This biweekly podcast show will include dynamic research topics, Toya’s cultural commentary, interviews with culture creators, and entrepreneurs that will speak to the ‘History of’ their area of expertise. Topics will range from the history of curating to the history of weed.  We’ll reimagine history, because as you know, history isn’t just about what happened before us, its what’s happening this very second!!!!  Listen to your digital textbook that makes learning fun and fulfilling. Read More
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The Last Boy…and other incredible survivor stories as they tell them

Have you always wanted to meet a survivor of the Holocaust? Maybe you've met a survivor but have always wished you could spend time with them to really know them. This is your opportunity. Each year fewer and fewer survivors are still with us. Don't wait for this honor - this privilege, really. "The Last Boy" takes you on a journey with host Steve Fisher and survivor Sid Taussig, back to 1943 to Terezin Concentration Camp where 92 teenage boys in Dorm Number One risked their lives to published their own magazine, Vedem, right under the Nazis' noses. Towards the end of the war, 15 year old Sid was the very last boy in Dorm Number One, as all his dormmates had been transported East to Auschwitz. Not wanting the Nazis to burn the magazine in their attempts to destroy evidence of their atrocities, Sid buried it behind the blacksmith's forge. The blacksmith happened to be Sidney's father, and it would be that stroke of luck which would lead to his and the magazine's survival. When the Russians finally arrived to liberate Terezin on May 8th, 1945, Sid dug up Vedem and brought it back with him to Prague. If it hadn't been for him, the world would not know about this invaluable artifact that is not only the longest underground running publication of the Holocaust, but the most important document for historians to understand what life was like in Terezin. The story of Sidney Taussig and the entries from the magazine he and his friends published will make you laugh, cry and cause you to marvel as it shines a light into the corners of the boys' hearts, minds and souls. You'll have the privilege of coming to know not only Sid, but other survivors of Terezin, as well as a group of Singers from the Keystone State Boychoir who are bringing Sid's story to life with a new play.You will be enchanted by this heartwarming, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting story of teenage boys - most of whom would not survive - determined to do something extraordinary under impossible circumstances. By hearing about Sid's incredible journey, as well as Steve and his Keystone State Boychoir's remarkable journey to come to know and love him, you'll go on your own incredible journey.Visit fishermannpodcasts.com to learn more about The Last Boy and other amazing podcasts. Read More
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The Dead Men of Whiskey

A podcast about the remarkable lives and sometimes unusual deaths of the names we all know in whiskey. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dmow/support Read More
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OLD PATROL HQ

DEDICATED TO PRESERVING AND CELEBRATING THE HISTORY, HERITAGE AND LEGACY OF THE UNITED STATES BORDER PATROL; WITH A FEW SHENANIGANS ALONG THE WAY. AIN'T NO PATROL LIKE THE OLD PATROL! Read More
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History Is Dank

Strider Wilson hosts a podcast delving into history through the perspective of a mature erudite bro. He was one unit away from a history minor at U.C. San Diego, but he does’t let that stop him from examining what it would have been like to be a bro posted up on Bunker Hill or uncovering what the chillest aspect of surrealist art is. Buckle up because Strider will not only venture into humanity's shared past. He will venture within himself. Asking real questions such as, “exactly how tight are pirates,” or “what if he stayed that extra semester in school,” “would my life have been danker?” Strider firmly believes that history is tight because we all should for sure blaze our own trails… but in what direction?

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The Tudor History & Travel Show

A podcast that brings Tudor history to life by exploring Tudor places and artefacts in the flesh. The Tudor Travel Guide brings you lively onsite walk-and-talk interviews at historic Tudor locations across the UK and fuses them with inspiring ideas for your next Tudor-themed vacation. If you love combining your Tudor history with visiting Tudor houses, castles and manors, then 'The Tudor History and Travel Show' is tailored made for you! Read More
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Herstory Talk

It's not just history, it's hers too! Educating you about amazing women in history.
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History Does You

History Does You is a podcast that explores the idea that history always is relevant to today. We also cover topics in current events, foreign policy, and international relations. Through interviews with historians, journalists, authors, and former government officials, we answer the question, “How is History relevant today?”. Previous guests have included NYT Bestselling authors, Larry Tye, James Bradley, Roger Crowley, Dr. Andrew Bacevich, Michael Isikoff and Pulitzer Prize winners Dr. John Gaddis, Joby Warrick, and Dr. Martin Sherwin Read More
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An Archivist’s Tale

Archivists in conversation with archivists, discussing their work and passions and how they care for the historical record and present the storied past. Hosted by husband and wife team Karen Trivette and Geof Huth. Read More
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Where There’s Smoke

Where There’s Smoke is an adventure and outdoor commentary podcast hosted by Hunter Harlow and John Dale from Sendero Provisions Co. Tune in and be captivated by the outrageous stories and interviews. Grab a drink, sit down, welcome to the campfire! Read More
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RNZ: The Service

FINALIST, ASSN FOR INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING AWARDS 2020. The day John Daniell turned 10, his mum told him she had been a spy. Now, he and Guyon Espiner are investigating a family story that could reveal New Zealand's biggest Cold War secret. Read More
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History at Home

This podcast brings history to life during a time when all learning is online.
This podcast brings history to life during a time when all learning is online. Read More
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History Unzipped

Historian and journalist Tony Perrottet unearths sexual stories from throughout the ages. The series is modeled on the "secret cabinets" in Victorian museums, where medieval chastity belts, Renaissance pornography and perverse novels by the Marquis de Sade were hidden. Each episode will answer a burning question: How did Napoleon's penis end up in suburban New Jersey? Are champagne glasses modeled on Marie-Antoinette's breasts? How did you behave at one of Caligula's orgies? And what were Casanova's best pick-up lines? Read More
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New Deal Stories

True tales of the United States in the time of the New Deal by me, Eric Rauchway. This is my job: I research, write, and talk about the history of the United States, mainly during the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Bound By Oath by IJ – Institute for Justice

Prohibitions on excessive fines date back at least as far as Magna Carta in 1215, and the U.S. Constitution has barred excessive fines since 1791. But the Supreme Court has only recently begun to interpret what the Excessive Fines Clause means, and it wasn't until 2019 that the Court said the Clause applies to the states. On this episode: the story of how the Supreme Court finally began to incorporate the Bill of Rights rights against the states and the history of excessive fines. Read More
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GirlTrek’s Black History Bootcamp

GirlTrek's epic 21-day walking meditation series to remember where we came from and to gather strength for the road ahead. We celebrate Black stories and the lessons of our ancestors to help guide us through these uncertain times. Each episode, is a conversation on learning, living and elevating to our highest self with guidance from lessons of the past. Hosted by GirlTrek Co-founders Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison. Produced by: Ebony Andrews Read More
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