Top History Podcasts

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The Bomb – BBC World Service

The spy who changed history and a great-aunt's double life. In season one we met the scientist who might have stopped the atomic bomb. In season two we meet the man who stole it. Read More
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Grim & Mild Presents – iHeartPodcasts and Grim & Mild

An ongoing exploration of history’s most unusual and the macabre themes. Each 13-episode season unpacks a new topic in fresh format and style. Presented and executive produced by Aaron Mahnke. Season 1: "Sideshow", is all about the history behind one of America's most bizarre institutions, the traveling sideshow. Read More
An ongoing exploration of history’s most unusual and the macabre themes. Each Read More
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Dressed: The History of Fashion – iHeartPodcasts

With over 7 billion people in the world, we all have one thing in common. Every day we all get dressed. Join Dressed as we explore the social and cultural histories behind the who, what, when of why we wear. 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.
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Tides of History – Wondery / Patrick Wyman

New episodes come out Thursdays for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers. 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
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Casefile True Crime – Casefile Presents

Fact is scarier than fiction. Subscribe to Casefile Premium to receive ad-free episodes released one week early, along with access to bonus Q&A’s, our exclusive show ‘Behind the Files’, and more. Read More
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Infamous America – Black Barrel Media

Historical True Crime — assassins, gangsters, mobsters and lawmen; manhunts, scandals and unexplained phenomena. Stories of the wildest and darkest chapters of America's past. Read More
Historical True Crime — assassins, gangsters, mobsters and lawmen; manhunts, s Read More
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Unexplained – Richard MacLean Smith

Unexplained is a haunting and unsettling bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A story-based show mixing spoken-word narrative, history and ideas - often to terrifying effect - that explores the space between what we think of as real and what is not; where sometimes belief can be as concrete as ‘reality,’ whatever that is… More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod and facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast Read More
Unexplained is a haunting and unsettling bi-weekly podcast about strange and mys Read More
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The Firm: Blood, Lies and Royal Succession – Empire Media Group

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. Read More
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Not Just the Tudors – History Hit

Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks about everything from the Aztecs to witches, Velázquez to Shakespeare, Mughal India to the Mayflower. Not, in other words, just the Tudors, but most definitely also the Tudors. Each episode Suzannah is joined by historians and experts to reveal incredible stories about one of the most fascinating periods in history.  You can also subscribe to our Tudor Tuesday newsletter, here > Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information. Read More
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The Unrest Podcast – Madeleine Green, Kaitlin Stansell,Carter Coyle

Welcome to The Unrest Podcast, where we talk about everything scary, spooky, and haunted. The ghost stories you've heard and the ones you haven't. Read More
Welcome to The Unrest Podcast, where we talk about everything scary, spooky, and Read More
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The Bowery Boys: New York City History – Tom Meyers, Greg Young

The tides of American history lead through the streets of New York City — from the huddled masses on Ellis Island to the sleazy theaters of 1970s Times Square. The elevated railroad to the Underground Railroad. Hamilton to Hammerstein! Greg and Tom explore more than 400 years of action-packed stories, featuring both classic and forgotten figures who have shaped the world. Read More
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Dark Histories – Ben Cutmore

Bi-weekly narratives on the unsolved and the unexplained, historical true crime, touches of the paranormal and cultural peculiarities. Read More
Bi-weekly narratives on the unsolved and the unexplained, historical true crime, Read More
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Dan Snow’s History Hit – History Hit

History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information. Read More
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History is US – C13Originals | Shining City Audio

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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Now & Then – CAFE

How can the past help inform today’s most pressing challenges? Every Tuesday, award-winning historians Heather Cox Richardson and Joanne Freeman use their encyclopedic knowledge of US history to bring the past to life. Together, they make sense of the week in news by discussing the people, ideas, and events that got us here today. Now and Then is produced by CAFE and the Vox Media Podcast Network. Read More
How can the past help inform today’s most pressing challenges? Every Tuesday, Read More
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The Fall Line – The Fall Line

The Fall Line is a deep-dive true-crime podcast focused on missing people, unsolved homicides, and unidentified persons whose cold cases have gotten little—if any—media attention. Through narrative storytelling, primary and archival research, and expert and family interviews, The Fall Line introduces listeners to victims and survivors they’ve never heard of. . . and explores the reasons why their cases were ignored in the first place.  Read More
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The History of Byzantium – thehistoryofbyzantium@gmail.com

A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453. www.thehistoryofbyzantium.com Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information. Read More
A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453. Read More
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The People Vs J Edgar Hoover – BBC Radio 4

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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Real Outlaws – NOISER

For ad-free listening, exclusive content and early access to new episodes, join Noiser+, now available on Apple Podcasts. All shows are also available for free. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, press the '+' icon to follow the show for free. From Billy the Kid to the Kray twins. The Peaky Blinders to Anne Bonny. Real Outlaws is the show that follows in the footsteps of history’s most notorious criminals. Be they charismatic antiheroes or bloodthirsty villains, their names and exploits live on in the popular imagination. But what are the true stories behind the myths? We'll talk to leading experts and travel back in time, to when rogues and bandits followed a code all of their own. This is Real Outlaws. Read More
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Ridiculous Crime

True Crime is more than blood, guts, mayhem, and murder. Zaron Burnett and Elizabeth Dutton share outlandish tales of capers, heists, and cons that shine a light on the absurd and outrageous side of criminality. Always 99% murder-free and 100% ridiculous, this is Ridiculous Crime, a podcast by iHeartRadio. Read More
True Crime is more than blood, guts, mayhem, and murder. Zaron Burnett and Eliza Read More
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Heaven’s Gate – Stitcher & Pineapple Street Media, Glynn Washington

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. "Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults," is now a four-part docuseries inspired by this podcast, streaming on HBO Max. Read More
In 1997, thirty-nine people took their own lives in an apparent mass suicide. Th 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
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Most Notorious! A True Crime History Podcast – Blue Ewe Media

Serial killers. Gangsters. Gunslingers. Victorian-era murderers. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Each week, the Most Notorious podcast features true-life tales of crime, criminals, tragedies and disasters throughout history. This is an interview show spotlighting authors and historians who have studied their subjects for years. Their stories are offered with unique insight, detail, and historical accuracy. Read More
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Combat Story – Ryan Fugit

Real combat stories from the military's elite. This podcast highlights the courageous, outrageous, crazy, and surreal experiences veterans recall from their toughest days in the foxhole, cockpit, and front lines. We interview JTACs, Special Operators (Delta), Special Forces, Jet Pilots, Combat Aviators, Infrantrymen, Marines, and vets from over 50 years of combat experience. Interviews touch on the toughest missions these vets faced, how they handled them, their first combat experiences, how they found their way to the military, and how they managed after leaving the combat behind. Read More
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