Top History Podcasts

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History Rage

"History Rage" is a weekly podcast that invites renowned historians to passionately debunk the most pervasive myths and misconceptions about major historical events and figures.


Each episode features a historian "raging" about a historical "fact" they wish everyone would just stop believing. From the Victorian era's obsession with sex to the strategies behind Blitzkrieg in World War II, the podcast delves into the real stories behind the legends.


With a focus on topics all history from Roman, through Tudor, to World War 1, World War 2 and the Cold War, "History Rage" provides a platform for experts to set the record straight and reveal the truth behind the myths that have persisted for generations.


Hosted by Paul Bavill, the podcast delivers an entertaining and educational listening experience for history buffs and casual listeners alike. Prepare to have your historical knowledge challenged and your preconceptions shattered in this myth-busting series.



Subscribe to "History Rage" on your favorite podcast platform to explore the untold stories and uncover the real history behind the headlines.



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Dinner Party History

Two friends casually discuss history while weaving in current pop culture and personal anecdotes
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Central

En Radio Ambulante Studios nos obsesionan las grandes historias: desde relatos íntimos y conmovedores, hasta hechos políticos que atraviesan un país, una región, un continente. Pero hay acontecimientos e historias que no pueden contarse en un solo episodio. Por eso, llega Central, el canal de series de Radio Ambulante Studios. Combinamos la experiencia y el potencial narrativo de Radio Ambulante, y el filo periodístico y analítico de El hilo, para reconstruir, en esta primera serie, una historia que tiene que ver con todos, la del presidente de El Salvador, Nayib Bukele. Un joven que irrumpió en un país pequeño y, en poco tiempo, cambió todas las reglas de juego. En toda América Latina, Bukele ha sembrado la interrogante sobre ¿cuál es el punto en que las promesas de la democracia ya no importan? ‘Bukele: el señor de Los sueños’ es una serie documental de seis episodios sobre cómo un publicista se convierte en político y convence a una sociedad de entregarle un poder sin límites. Esta serie fue realizada gracias al apoyo del Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Free Press Unlimited, Artículo 19 México y Centroamérica, la Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa (FLIP) y Dejusticia. Además, agradecemos a la FLIP por la asesoría y la revisión legal, y a Riesgo Cruzado, por su valioso apoyo en materia de protección y seguridad. Suscríbete a nuestro boletín. Para más contenido, síguenos en Instagram y X. Apoya nuestro periodismo independiente. Dona aquí. Read More
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American Carnage

A podcast about the history of political violence in the United States, launching with a five-part series on the radical abolitionist John Brown. "My new favorite history podcast, a wonderful mixture of dramatic narrative and searching analysis." — Jeet Heer, national political correspondent for The Nation Episode 5 coming soon. Read More
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The Paradox Files

Welcome to The Paradox Files. A mind-bending show about seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statements or propositions that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true. We dive deep into many topics ranging from ghosts to conspiracies, aliens to bigfoot, and so much more! We’re not here to convince you of anything, but rather, to make you question everything. In the end, it’s up to you. Its time to open The Paradox Files!

New episodes uploaded every other week!

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Facebook @TheParadoxFilesPodcast
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The Scholarly Pilgrim – History of the Camino de Santiago

Why did the Camino de Santiago develop and what was it like as it became one of the top European pilgrimages in the Middle Ages, laying the foundation for thousands of pilgrims to still walk it today? Every month historian John Seasholtz will discuss people, places and power in communities along the medieval pilgrim roads to Santiago de Compostela. The podcast should be of interest to modern-day pilgrims or anyone with a curiosity to learn more about the history of pilgrimage, medieval Europe and Spain during a formative time in our human experience. Additional information can be found at scholarlypilgrim.com. Read More
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重读共和国史讲座系列

为什么要重读中华人民共和国史呢?用沈志华教授的话讲,因为"过去看到的东西几乎都是能相信的"。 Read More
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Who Killed Truth?

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Many historians and cultural observers argue we live in a post-truth world—but if truth is dead, who killed it? And how did it die? Join celebrated historian Jill Lepore as she cracks the case by examining key moments in the history of truth, doubt, and evidence across the last century.

In Who Killed Truth? acclaimed Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore traces the origins of our current post-truth crisis. In a series of spellbinding stories, Lepore investigates murders, hoaxes, lies and delusions to reckon with the instability of truth and fiction in the twenty-first century. Listeners will follow Lepore through a fascinating, erudite, and antic journey through the thorny problem of how we know what we know, and why it seems sometimes as if we don't know anything at all anymore. 

Revisiting key moments in U.S. history—from the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925 to the 1977 National Women’s Convention to the first election predicted by computer, and more—Lepore uncovers the secrets of the past the way a detective might, hot on the trail of the killer of truth.

Please note: This collection includes content that has been previously released in The Last Archive podcast.

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The Days of Noah

Fallen angels. Ancient giants. Demons and monsters. Did giants once rule the earth? Did demigods and monsters like those of Greek mythology actually exist and were worshiped or feared by humankind? And if there’s evidence that supernatural beings are real, what does it mean for us today, for the future, and for the end of the world? Jesus said, ”As in the days of Noah, so it will be when I return.” Join brothers Luke and Pete Ohlinger as they dive into the historical, the biblical, the supernatural. The Days of Noah Podcast. Uncovering the past. Connecting the present. Discerning the future. All of us must choose a side in this life- Jesus Christ The Infinite, or an inferior and finite god. Choose wisely! The consequences of this choice will last for all eternity. #twopointfivepercent Read More
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Miracle Mysteries

The Miracle Mysteries podcast delves into the world's most astonishing unexplained phenomena, blending expert interviews, immersive sound design, and stories that hover at the crossroads of faith, science, and the supernatural. It's a captivating exploration that challenges our understanding of reality, engaging believers, skeptics, and the curious alike. Read More
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Telling Jefferson Lies

The series will conclude during the last week of April, 2024.  New episodes will be posted periodically until then. Please subscribe so you will be notified.  

Telling Jefferson Lies chronicles how history can be hijacked for ideological and political purposes, as well as a much broader story about the surge of Christian nationalism and the misuse of history which often goes along with it.  The series begins with an in-depth consideration of the methods of Christian nationalist story teller David Barton. Then I tell the story of how his book on Jefferson was pulled from publication in 2012 and the response of evangelicals to that rare event. From there, I broaden the scope to examine the varieties of Christian nationalism and the negative consequences of this way of thinking about church and state. The last segment examines the reasons why the separation of church and state is good history, good civics, and good religion. 

For more information, go to http://www.gettingjeffersonright.com. 

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Out in Oak Lawn: A Queer History of Dallas

Out in Oak Lawn: A Queer History of Dallas is a student-produced podcast series focusing on the history of the Oak Lawn neighborhood in Dallas, Texas. Using archival sources and interviews with past and present queer icons, we are telling the stories of how Oak Lawn became a queer hotspot. Episodes explore the early history of Oak Lawn, queer cowboy culture, businesses and nightlife, the lesbian experience, political activism, and the what the neighborhood is like today. This ensures that Oak Lawn’s history will not be lost due to the passage of time and will live on through this digital podcast. Read More
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The HistoryNet Podcast

The HistoryNet Podcast features some of the greatest stories from HistoryNet.com's archive of over 25,000+ features. From ancient Rome to the Middle Ages, from the 18th century to the edge of recent memory, we zero in on the people and events that made the world what it is today. Vividly written by expert authors, thoroughly edited and fact-checked by magazine professionals, these stories bring history to vibrant life.

The narrators of this podcast, however, are not human beings but AI voices created by our partner, Instaread.co. Say what you will about AI, but in this case the voices are surprisingly real, capturing well the nuances of the articles they're reading aloud.

To read those stories in their original form, please go to historynet.com.

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UK Confidential

Martha Kearney, in conversation with former government ministers, reveals the truth behind the headlines of previously secret government files that have been released to the public

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Actually Existing Socialism

A podcast dedicated to exploring, past, present, and future real world manifestations of Actually Existing Socialism by talking to those who've studied, lived in, or currently live in a socialist country. Read More
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Shipwrecks and Sea Dogs

Shipwrecks and Sea Dogs tells the stories of the most notorious, tragic, unfortunate, and mysterious events in the history of ocean voyages, spanning ancient shipwrecks to the very recent! Did you know a 17th century Dutch merchant created his own murder island? Or the worst maritime disaster in US history happened on the Mississippi River? Discover the real stories and what led to these disasters. If you love history, you will love Shipwrecks and Sea Dogs. Subscribe to Into History for ad-free episodes, early access, bonus content, Discord community, and exclusive events across all of the Into History member podcasts. Go to IntoHistory.com to subscribe. Read More
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Pure White

A podcast about the White supremacist origins of evangelical purity culture with historian Dr. Sara Moslener.

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Deadly Passions, Terrible Joys

From race fixing attempts to kidnappings, the backbone of motorsport is built on scandal, intrigue, danger, and deception. Rev your engines and dive into the heart-pounding world of motorsport with Elizabeth Blackstock's captivating new podcast, Deadly Passions, Terrible Joys. Join us on an adrenaline-fueled journey through the scandalous, the intriguing, and the perilous tales that define this high-octane universe. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elizabeth-blackstock/support Read More
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Titans of History: Napoleon Bonaparte

We'll dig in to the life of Napoleon Bonaparte, stage by stage, so we can dig into a man that changed the course of human history. Read More
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The End of Innocence – The JFK Assassination

Join 35-year JFK assassination researcher, John Young as he breaks down the mystery of the Kennedy assassination. What’s the hidden facts that the history books didn’t tell you.

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Alexander the Great

Hello, welcome to my podcast about Alexander the Great, i am Michalis, together we are going to analyse the life of Alexander the Great. We have a ton to talk about, at the age of 30 Alexander had conquered 2/3 of the known world. He had the equally great Aristotle as a tutor, he was born in Pella, that is, was and forever be Greek. I hope to put out an episode every two or three weeks.If you have any questions or suggestions i would love to hear from you. Read More
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Napoleon: The Man and the Myths

Historian Andrew Roberts presents a series, recorded partly on location in Paris, which dispels some myths about Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Beneath The Skin

A podcast about the history of everything told through the history of tattooing.
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Normal Women

Philippa Gregory’s Normal Women is a new podcast from HarperCollins, launched to coincide with the publication of this landmark work of scholarship and storytelling, from celebrated novelist and historian Philippa Gregory. 


Normal Women is a radical retelling of our nation’s story – not of the rise and fall of kings and the occasional queen – but of social and cultural change, powered by the determination, persistence and effectiveness of women– from 1066 to modern times. This is not another book or podcast about three or four well-known heroines; it is a story about millions of women: those who left records and those who were ‘hidden from history.’


The podcast weaves together Philippa’s narrative history with lively discussions, bringing together historians who are experts in their field, and guests with their own modern perspectives. From popstars to TikTok superstars, groundbreaking campaigners to best selling authors, Philippa welcomes women from all walks of life to look back at the past lives of half the population, and put women where they belong – centre stage.


This eight-part series starts on the 26th October, publishing weekly.



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The Second Oswald

THE SECOND OSWALD sheds light on a little known aspect of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Could the accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, been set up to be the patsy? The series focuses on writer Kerry Thornley who served with Lee Harvey Oswald in the US Marines and wrote a novel about him a year BEFORE he killed JFK. Read More
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