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Top Rated History Podcasts

In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas

Discography

Discography is a deep dive into a legendary musician's catalogue - album by album - to give you the big picture on who they are and what's cemented their place in the annuls of sonic history. Walk in a novice, and come out well informed and with a new favorite record or two. Cult indie rocker, Marc With a C, is your host with the most and takes you on a voyage with a different classic artist every quarter.

Tides of History

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.

Fictional

Classic lit with a modern tone, every other week. From the creators of Myths and Legends, comes an altogether same-but-different podcast set in the world of classic lit. These are the stories of Dracula, The Time Machine, The Three Musketeers. They're stories written by Jane Austen, Shakespeare, and H.P. Lovecraft, but with a casual, modern tone. Listen as Jason and Carissa Weiser breathe new life into the classics and tell the stories of some of the greatest books ever written.

History on Fire

Where history and epic collide--"History on Fire" is a podcast by author and university professor Daniele Bolelli.

Curiosity Daily

The award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast will help you get smarter about the world around you — every day. In less than 10 minutes, you'll get a unique mix of research-based life hacks, the latest science and technology news, and more. Hosts Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer will help you learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, and how history shaped the world into what it is today.

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, narrates 100 programmes that retell humanity's history through the objects we have made

Geeks Under the Influence

"Spirited" conversation over a different geeky topic every episode! A rotating panel of nerds are ready to discuss your favorite obsessions over drinks. [www.guipodcast.com]

The History of the Twentieth Century

A chronicle of the history of the twentieth century, including art, music, popular culture, science, religion, and, of course, politics and war.

Presidencies of the United States

This podcast is devoted to exploring presidential history from the founding of the office in 1789 on through the present day. I plan to take a systematic approach to both the people and the events that have shaped and reshaped each administration and the office in general.

Drift & Ramble Podcast

A podcast about the histories, mysteries and folklore of the old west. Stories about outlaws and bandits, lawmen and American Indians. Campfire tales and few ghost stories, too. So saddle up or settle in for the Drift & Ramble Podcast. New episodes every second Sunday!

The British History Podcast

iTunes is restricting our list to 300 episodes for some reason. To access all episodes, click subscribe. 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. Support the Show

Dark Histories

Daily news from the past 400 years and bi-weekly main episodes on historical mysteries, murders and cultural oddities.

Canadian True Crime

Stories of some of the most heinous, controversial, heartbreaking and thought-provoking true crime cases, told by an Australian living in Canada. New episodes on the 1st and 15th of each month.

Futility Closet

Forgotten stories from the pages of history. Join us for surprising and curious tales from the past and challenge yourself with our lateral thinking puzzles.

Travel Oddities

TravelOddities is a podcast devoted to the exploration of travel destinations related to Bizarre Beasts, Hauntings, Local Legends, the Occult, the Unexplained, Magical Destinations and Roadside Oddities. From the largest ball of twine to the stairways to the divine, this is your guide to the oddest tourist attractions.

Do Go On

A fact based comedy podcast. Each week Melbourne comedians Matt Stewart, Jess Perkins and Dave Warneke take it in turns to research a topic and report back to the class.

Unobscured

History is full of stories we think we know. They are old and dark, but time has robbed us of perspective and clarity. They've become obscured and misunderstood. Which is why this series exists: to dig deep and shed light on some of history’s darkest moments. To help us better understand where we’ve come from. To make it Unobscured. Each season pairs narrative storytelling from Aaron Mahnke, creator of the hit podcast Lore, with prominent historian interviews. Season One: The Salem Witch Trials

Killers, Cults, and Nutjobs

A true crime podcast brought to you by the Bad Boys of Podcasting

Knock Once For Yes

Lil & Fitz host a paranormal podcast discussing their own paranormal experiences, listeners encounters, folklore, myths, legends and more!

Once Upon A Crime | True Crime

Join me as I dive into some of the most fascinating and thought provoking true crime stories told one chapter at a time. Kidnappings, murders, mysterious disappearances, serial killers, celebrity crime and more will be covered.

Past To Present with Vada Callisto

Vada Callisto interviews family, friends and a collection of interesting characters. What got them here? What makes them tick? Find out the secret to their lives with your tour guide, Vada.

Out Here Having a Pint

Out Here Having a Pint is a podcast about everything Craft Beer. We are part of Indy Craft Brew and we'll be coming to a brewery near you!

Not Alone

Not Alone is a weekly podcast covering all things mysterious and unexplained. Your hosts, Sam and Jason, have been called 'the Siskel & Ebert of things strange', and others with interest in the paranormal saying that 'as a fellow believer in the weird, it's like coming home'. Join us as we reveal to you the hidden realm of the paranormal, nestled within the so called Real World. From stories you've never heard of, to ones you know by heart, we hope our variety of topics, from Curses to Cryptids to UFOS and back again, will provide something for the True Believer and Diehard Skeptic alike. And until next time, remember. We are Not Alone.

The Martyrmade Podcast

Religion, ritual, ideology, nationalism, identity... Human beings are meaning-seeking creatures, and history is the tale of the many ways our remarkable species has sought to orient itself in the world. From Zionist zealots and radical Islam to human sacrifice and aboriginal mythology, The MartyrMade Podcast will jump into the transcendent dreams and dark nightmares we've conjured in our search for significance.