Top History Podcasts

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Galveston Unscripted | Free. Texas History. For All.

Galveston Unscripted is a podcast based free guided tour of historic Galveston, Texas. We are transforming Galveston into the world’s largest free museum. Check out the Interactive map! Galveston, Texas is home to hundreds of Texas historical markers and locations. Galveston Unscripted is designed so you can discover Texas History during any activity. Texas history is American history. Read More
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Ben Steele, American

A boy from rural Montana, sent to the Philippines, Ben Steele became a prisoner-of-war within the first five months of the outbreak of World War II.

He survived the infamous Bataan Death March and other horrific events. He was given last rites three times in the prison camp and miraculously survived. While recovering in the prison hospital he began to draw with the charcoal from the fire pit. Drawing helped keep Ben sane for the duration of his imprisonment. After a 62 -day trip on a hell ship Ben ended up in Japan as a slave laborer in a coal mine.

After the war he studied art with several famous artists such as John Teyral, Jack Levine, Hans Mueller and George Grosz. Ben taught art at a college in Billings Montana and had a particular empathy for, and influence on, students who had suffered traumas in their own lives.

Ben thought of himself as just a regular guy. But he was a talented artist, wonderful teacher and mentor and a wonderful human being admired by everyone who met him. This is the story of Ben Steele; the best of human beings in the worst of times. 

Ben Steele, American has first person interviews with over thirty former prisoners-of-war including numerous Bataan Death March survivors.

The podcast has interviews with notable history scholars from around the world. Interviews with Ben Steele were acquired over a span thirty years.

Narrated by Alec Baldwin; Produced by Jan Thompson, Zach McNees and Alec Baldwin; Written and Edited by Jan Thompson; Post Production Supervisor and Mixer Zach McNees. The podcast was inspired by the book Tears In The Darkness by Elizabeth and Michael Norman.


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Poor Historians: Misadventures in Medical History Podcast

Three modern emergency physicians take a lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek quest through various stories in medical history. New episodes every two weeks. For questions or comments, check us out on social media or stop by our website where merchandise is available for fans of the show (info below).Website + Merch Store: https://www.poorhistorianspod.comTikTok: poorhistorianspodInstagram & Facebook: @poorhistorianspodTwitter: @poor_historians Read More
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The Mysteries of Watergate

Watergate was a serious American political scandal resulting in the only forcible removal of a U.S. President, Richard Nixon. After seemingly exhaustive investigative reporting by the Washington Post and dozens of books and movies on the scandal since, there are many questions left unanswered. Through this podcast series, The Mysteries of Watergate, lawyer, author and historian John O’Connor methodically presents the lingering questions, central truths and inconvenient facts of the scandal so we can finally solve the mysteries of Watergate. Get the new "The Mysteries of Watergate: What Really Happened" book from Amazon here: https://tinyurl.com/2p9h8985 Read More
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Vlogging Through History

Many people learn about history as a collection of names, dates, and places. History is so much more interesting than that. It is the stories of the men and women who made those places and events matter. It is the story of the private soldier as much as it is the story of the great general. It is the story of the farmer in the field as much as it is the story of the man in the Oval office. Join me, Chris from the Youtube Channel Vlogging Through History, as we dive deeper into the forgotten stories of our past, and into the details of the stories we thought we already knew. Read More
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History is US

There will always be something distinct about our present day, yet history haunts. American democracy is at a crossroads, and we have to decide who we really are as a nation. This moment begs us all to look to our past to help understand our present, and to imagine a better future. In the aftermath of the carnage of the Civil War, the nation struggled to give shape to a country drenched in blood. In many ways, we are still fighting old battles and still trapped in assumptions that blocked the way to imagining a new America. Written and narrated by award-winning author and Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, “History is US” is a 6-part audio documentary produced and developed by C13Originals that asks questions about who we are as a nation, and what race might reveal about our current crisis. Through the voices of distinguished historians and scholars, this limited series gives listeners the background and education to understand how we got here and how we can all use history to clarify the choices before us. “History is US” is a presentation of Shining City Audio, a C13Originals and Jon Meacham Studio. Read More
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The People Vs J Edgar Hoover

An examination, half a century on from the first director of the FBI's death in office in 1972, of how Hoover's iron grip still permeates contemporary America. Read More
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Lore and Legend : Tales From Our Mythic Past

Welcome to Lore & Legend - telling stories the way they're meant to be told! Lore and Legend combines the magic of myth, legend and folklore with the power of Traditional Storytelling and Audio Drama in one dynamic show. Drawing on world folklore and mythology, each new podcast series explores a new anthology of stories drawn from the world's myth cycles. With regular stories from your hosts and guest tellers from the contemporary UK storytelling scene. | Keep up to date with the podcast by visiting us at www.loreandlegend.co.uk Read More
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The Firm: Blood, Lies and Royal Succession

An investigation into the secrets, scandals, and constitutional crises of the most famous – and infamous – family in the world. 

From ruthless Virgin Queens to traitorous wartime Kings, from madness and revolution to forbidden sex and shocking deaths, from jealousy and rivalry to brothers and sisters torn apart, this is the real, unvarnished history of the last five centuries of Britain’s Royal Family. 

We’re going to reveal the real stories behind the airbrushed history book tales, and we’re going to show the lengths to which the self-styled “Firm” will go in order to keep those stories secret – and to ensure the survival of the Royal Brand… no matter what the cost. 

Brought to you by the team behind America’s leading royals publication The Royal Observer, and featuring authoritative guests including insider royal correspondents, best-selling authors, former employees of the Palace and personal friends of senior members of the royal family, THE FIRM: BLOOD, LIES, AND ROYAL SUCCESSION serves as both a fascinating insight into 500 years of royal history, and an eye-opening exploration of just how the institution has evolved and adapted…and how it continues to do so in the face of recent unprecedented challenges to its standing. 

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Vintage Lesbians

A personal journey of friendship and queer history, where we try to set the record a little less straight.
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Making The Case with Lambda Legal

Making the Case shares the strategies and passion behind Lambda Legal's landmark wins for the LGBTQ+ community and everyone living with HIV.

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Creeps and Crime Storytime – A Paranormal and True Crime Podcast

Two mystery loving sisters share their favourite tales with you, telling each other weird stories from all around the world. There will be a mix of paranormal and supernatural mysteries, urban legends and real, true crimes. This podcast will feature information about crime scenes and violence, so listener discretion is advised. Read More
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三姑六婆

这是一档从女性视角出发,聚焦女性人物的历史主题播客。我们会在每期节目中讨论不同女性个体或群体的生命故事,多视角探索与思考她们的人生历程。同时试图通过追溯过去,来更好地理解当代女性如何成为今天的自己。本节目由JustPod出品。 Read More
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Making Lincoln

Emmy-winning actor and Broadway legend André de Shields narrates Making Lincoln, a new podcast from The HISTORY® Channel that takes you inside the life of our 16th President to discover how Abraham Lincoln, a boy from the frontiers of Indiana, became the one leader who could heal a nation put asunder by civil war. Each episode will bring together leading historians, authors and journalists to paint in vivid detail the forces that made the man Lincoln would become. 

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Bob After Dark

Laugh, learn and be afraid. Join the Bob After Dark team as they discuss some of those things that go bump in the night. Ghosts, cryptids, and other supernatural forces. Take a dive into the occult, and enjoy the shadows. Read More
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HOLOCAUST HiSTORIES

Mind-boggling stories from the Holocaust you’ve never heard. Remarkable tales of heroism and horror that will leave you in awe. Read More
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Foreign Agent: The IRA’s American connection

In the 1970s, the Provisional IRA was in the early days of its armed campaign to end British rule on Ireland. In the United States, a small group of activists began organising on their behalf. They called themselves the Irish Northern Aid Committee, or Noraid—and they were looking for a fight. Hosted by documentary filmmaker Nate Lavey, Foreign Agent is a podcast series about the connection between ordinary Irish Americans and a revolutionary socialist guerrilla group. In six episodes, travelling back and forth across the Atlantic over three decades of conflict, Foreign Agent explores how regular Americans became militant advocates for the cause of Irish freedom. It’s a story of guns smuggled in furniture and wild plots to build homemade missiles. But it’s also about the political and material power that the Irish American community wielded, and how the intoxicating spell of nationalism created a movement out of seemingly irreconcilable social and political positions. And at every st Read More
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Teddy Goes to the USSR

Americans believed the Soviet Union was cut off from the West. Nothing went in. And very little came out. Yet, tens of thousands of Americans visited their Cold War rival annually. What did they find behind the Iron Curtain? Teddy Goes to the USSR, a new six-part podcast series follows one such American, Teddy Roe, to shine light on Soviet tourism, police surveillance, consumerism, race, and everyday life through his extraordinary three-month trip to the Soviet Union in 1968. Read More
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Mitos y Leyendas

Historias de la mitología y el folclore. Algunas son muy populares y aunque creas conocerlas, sus orígenes te sorprenderán y otros son cuentos que quizás no hayas escuchado, pero que realmente deberías. Han permanecido en el imaginario de diversas culturas por siglos gracias a su singularidad y realismo.

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Ex V Planis

Welcome to the Ex V Planis circle. Join your host, Flood, for an ongoing conversation with other aliens wearing human suits, and those who see past the veil. This is a chronicle of an ever-evolving journey into the unknown. While we do take some Detours, the core of the journey is the Case Files; which chronicle field work and personal experiences from Flood and their ever-growing extended family of paranormal investigators, mediums, UFO hunters, cryptozooligists, scientists, psychologists, artists, musicians, and authors. Read More
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A History of Italy » Podcast

The show, released in weekly 15/20 minute episodes, covers the history of the Italian peninsula from the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476, through the unification of Italy in 1861 to the present day. Read More
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The Nations of Canada

A narrative history of Canada from its first inhabitants to the present day.
A narrative history of Canada from its first inhabitants to the present day. Read More
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What Really Happened in the Nineties?

Cancel culture, Brexit, identity politics. How did we get here? Did we miss something? Robert Carlyle is here to show us that we did. And it happened in the '90s. Read More
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Flashback Florida

If you think Florida is interesting today, wait until you understand what happened in the past. Join our host, Mason Miller, on a journey into the fascinating history of this region, from disasters to triumphs to the quirky did-that-really-happen moments. By reconstructing major events in the state's past, each episode of the podcast aims to uncover how history still affects all of us today and what it could mean for tomorrow. New episodes drop each month. Read More
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Casting Through Ancient Greece

A podcast about the history of ancient Greece for people new to and familiar with Ancient Greek history.The Casting Through Ancient Greece podcast will focus on telling the story of Ancient Greece starting from the pre history through Archaic Greece, Classical Greece and up to the Hellenistic period. Featured throughout the podcast series will be Major events such as the Greek and Persian wars, The Peloponnesian war and Alexander the Greats war against Persia. www.castingthroughancientgreece.com for more resources and creditsSupport the series at www.patreon.com/castingthroughancientgreecefacebook: casting through ancient greeceTwitter: @casting_greece Read More
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