Top History Podcasts

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Ridiculous History – iHeartRadio

History is beautiful, brutal and, often, ridiculous. Join Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown as they dive into some of the weirdest stories from across the span of human civilization in Ridiculous History, a podcast by iHeartRadio. Read More
History is beautiful, brutal and, often, ridiculous. Join Ben Bowlin and Noel Br Read More
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The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe – Mike Rowe

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. Read More
All good stories have a twist, and all great storytellers are just a little twis Read More
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History That Doesn’t Suck – Prof. Greg Jackson

History That Doesn’t Suck is a bi-weekly podcast, delivering a legit, seriously researched, hard-hitting survey of American history through entertaining stories. To keep up with History That Doesn’t Suck news, check us out on Facebook and Instagram: @Historythatdoesntsuck; on Twitter: @HTDSpod; or online at htdspodcast.com. Support the podcast at patreon.com/historythatdoesntsuck. Read More
History That Doesnt Suck is a bi-weekly podcast, delivering a legit, seriousl 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
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Blood on Gold Mountain: A Story from the 1871 LA Chinatown Massacre – Hao Huang, Emma Gies, and Micah Huang

1871 Los Angeles was a dangerous place, especially for the refugees, migrants and troublemakers who lived on Calle De Los Negros, at the heart of Chinatown. Yut Ho, a beautiful young refugee, came to LA and fell in love, only to be drawn into a showdown between two of Chinatown's most notorious gangsters. Before long, the entire city was caught up in a life or death struggle where old-world values of kinship, honor and loyalty clashed with new-world issues of race, sex, and identity. The ensuing conflict would threaten the lives of Yut Ho and all the denizens of Chinatown– and would change the face of Los Angeles forever. This true but largely forgotten event from California's past is brought to you by the Holmes Performing Arts Fund of the Claremont Colleges, the Music Department of Scripps College, the Pacific Basin Institute of Pomona College, the Entrepreneurial Musicianship Department at The New England Conservatory, and the Public Events Office at Scripps College. It is hosted by Hao Huang, Micah Huang, and Emma Gies, featuring original music by Micah Huang and The Flower Pistils. A special thanks to Evo Terra from Simpler Media Productions for his expertise and support. 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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History Extra podcast – Immediate Media

The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com Read More
The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine – a popular Hist Read More
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Our Thing with Sammy The Bull – Director James Carroll

Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano (born March 12, 1945) is an American gangster who became the underboss of the Gambino crime family. This is his story. Directed by James Carroll. Read More
Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano (born March 12, 1945) is an Ameri 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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History on Fire – Daniele Bolelli

Where history and epic collide--"History on Fire" is a podcast by author and university professor Daniele Bolelli. For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com Read More
Where history and epic collide–“History on Fire” is a podcast 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
Two comedians look at a small town, what makes it tick, and a murder that took p Read More
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Better Together with Maria Menounos – Maria Menounos

Every week, host Maria Menounos will bring you the world's leading healers, experts, influential celebrities & game-changers to share groundbreaking secrets and tips to getting better in all areas of life, including physical health, emotional wellness, spirituality, finances, relationships & more. Getting better isn't easy, but it's a whole lot easier when we do it together. Support the show by becoming a patron and getting access to exclusive content, and an extra episode every week! Patreon.com/MariaMenounos Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-with-maria-menounos/support Read More
Every week, host Maria Menounos will bring you the world’s leading healers Read More
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In Our Time – BBC Radio 4

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas 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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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
There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries ab Read More
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The History Chicks – The History Chicks /Wondery

Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour.
Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour Read More
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Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History: Addendum – Dan Carlin

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 Read More
Interviews, musings and extra material from the makers of Dan Carlin’s Har Read More
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You’re Dead To Me – BBC Radio 4

The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past. Read More
The history podcast for people who don’t like history… and those who Read More
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The Vanished Podcast – Wondery

The Vanished is a true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have gone missing. The Vanished goes beyond conventional news reports to take a deep dive into the story of a different missing person each week. Host Marissa Jones brings you exclusive interviews with family members, friends, law enforcement and experts. What will The Vanished uncover next? Read More
The Vanished is a true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have Read More
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Tides of History – Wondery / Patrick Wyman

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 how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. From Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is. Read More
Everywhere around us are echoes of the past. Those echoes define the boundaries Read More
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The Documentary Podcast – BBC World Service

Download the latest documentaries investigating global developments, issues and affairs.
Download the latest documentaries investigating global developments, issues and Read More
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Floodlines – The Atlantic

Some call it Hurricane Katrina. Some call it the Federal Flood. Others call it the day the levees broke. On August 29, 2005, the city of New Orleans was submerged. That story of hubris, incompetence, and nature's wrath is now etched into the national consciousness. But the people who lived through the flood and its aftermath have a different story to tell. A story of rumors, betrayal, and one of the most misunderstood events in American history. Hosted by Vann R. Newkirk II. Read More
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Our Fake History – PodcastOne

A podcast about myths we think are history and history that might be hidden in myths! Awesome stories that really (maybe) happened! Read More
A podcast about myths we think are history and history that might be hidden in m Read More
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The British History Podcast – Jamie Jeffers

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. Apple is restricting my feed, so to access all episodes you have to click subscribe and then download them within your app. Read More
The BHP is a chronological retelling of the history of Britain with a particular Read More