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Top Rated History Podcasts (Page 6)

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Unspookable

Unspookable is a family friendly look at the histories and mysteries behind your favorite scary stories, myths and urban legends. Each week host Elise Parisian discusses such topics as Bloody Mary, Charlie Charlie, and Ouija Boards to find the stories behind the scares. Are you Unspookable? (Recommended for ages 8+)

Half Hour History

We might be deeply unqualified to teach you about things that happened a long time ago, but dammit we're going to do it anyway! A history podcast from the team at Fruitless Pursuits.

The Fall of Rome Podcast

Barbarians, political breakdown, economic collapse, mass migration, pillaging and plunder. The fall of the Roman Empire has been studied for years, but genetics, climate science, forensic science, network models, and globalization studies have reshaped our understanding of one of the most important events in human history. PhD historian and specialist Patrick Wyman brings the cutting edge of history to listeners in plain, relatable English.

You Must Remember Manson

From the archives of You Must Remember This, Karina Longworth presents her hugely popular series, “Charles Manson’s Hollywood.” It chronicles the murders committed by followers of Charlie Manson in the summer of 1969, and how the lurid crime and its aftermath were inseparable from the show business milieu in which they occurred. Originally released in 2015. For more great Hollywood stories, subscribe to the You Must Remember This podcast.

DEVIL'S TEETH

Beginning in Summer 1972, several young New Jersey women vanish while hitchhiking. All are later found dead in the woods miles away from home - and some of their bodies are allegedly found surrounded by strange and occult objects. Some locals fear a serial killer is on the loose. Others say a Satanic cult is to blame. Whispers of a police cover-up permeate the air. What really happened? Join author and Weird NJ correspondent Jesse P. Pollack as he chronicles a strange series of cold cases that still haunt the Garden State to this very day.

Damn Interesting

If you like intriguing true stories from science, history, and psychology, this audiobook-like adaptation of DamnInteresting.com ought to tickle your fancy.

Celtic Tomes

Gary and Ruthie bring you readings from the Classic Celtic books - everything for lovers of the Lore and stories of the Ancient Celts. We will cover the Celts, Fairies, Myths, Legends, Folklore and stories from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and other Celtic realms. If like us, you have seen all those wonderful books that were once published about Celtic Mythology, Folklore, or the Fairies and wished that you had the time to read them, then you have found the right podcast to bring them to your fireside.

Big Seance Podcast

Patrick Keller, of BigSéance.com, invites you to join an open discussion on all things paranormal, but specifically topics like ghosts & hauntings, paranormal research, spirit communication, psychics & mediums, and life after death. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

Words To That Effect

A research-based, storytelling podcast which wanders through the fields of fiction, popular culture, science, and history, drawing on the knowledge of a diverse cast of experts. Topics are wide-ranging but every episode is grounded in the same dedication to telling an engaging story about a less well-known aspect of history or culture.

PONTIFACTS

Welcome to Pontifacts; ranking all the Popes from Peter to Francis! In this light-hearted, only slightly blasphemous podcast, Bry and Fry go through the lives of the Pontiffs, and rate them based on our very valid and not subjective at all categories, to determine which Pope was the popiest Pope that ever Poped.

Strange Matters Podcast

Here at Strange Matters we discuss anything just outside the norm, ranging from the bizarre and unexplained to the supernatural and paranormal, and everything in between. Our topics include unsolved mysteries, unsolved crimes, conspiracies, strange events, and many more!

The Weird History Podcast

The Weird History Podcast explores the out-of-the-way, obscure, weird, and overlooked corners of history. New episodes appear every Thursday.

Cold Case Files

Based on the iconic, Emmy-nominated series on A&E, this show explores some of the most difficult-to-solve murders, which stymied investigators and went cold, sometimes for decades. In fact, one-third of all murders in America remain open. But thanks to dogged investigators and breakthroughs in forensic technology, these cases become part of the rare 1% of cold cases that are ever solved. Hosted by Brooke Gittings ("Convicted" and "Actual Innocence") and featuring the voice of original Cold Case Files host, Bill Kurtis.

Christopher Titus Podcast

Christopher Titus, Bombshell Rae and Willie "Jello" Johnson discuss the news of the day, politics, the woes of our society, every-day idiots and an occasional hero. Broadcasting from the Combustion Lounge. "The world is a joke, we just prove it"

QUIRKE: A Day in the Year of a Nobody

Come rummage with me through the diaries of a young man, a nobody, trying to work himself and the world out. With my friend Penny Parker we will take you on a journey into the 80s, looking at the music, culture, events and the miseries of day to day life of Nicholas Quirke's youth.

The Age of Jackson Podcast

A Podcast on Antebellum America (ca.1815 - ca.1845) hosted by Daniel N. Gullotta and sponsored by Andrew Jackson's Heritage​.

TURN OF PHRASES

I explore the origins and histories of idioms, metaphors, old wives tales, superstitions, and more. Come along with me as I turn phrases inside out. #turningphrases #toppers #lendmeyourears #etymology

Samurai Archives Japanese History Podcast

Follow your hosts on a trek into Japanese history, from ancient Japan to the end of the Samurai and all points in between - culture, warfare, literature, and interviews. The Official Podcast of the Samurai Archives Japanese History page.

Legally Insane - The Law is Funny

Legally Insane is a deep dive into some of the craziest and dark parts of the legal history of this great country. Our hosts Matt Ritter and Tony Sam come at the topic in a very unique way. Matt is a recovering Biglaw attorney turned comedian with a passion for legal history, Tony has no legal background whatsoever, expect for a few minor brushes with the law. However, he has no idea what Matt is about to discuss before each podcast, so it ends up being a hilarious half hour filled with education and laughs. Covering a wide range of topics like: Eminent Domain, Blue Laws, Stand Your Ground, The Pardon Power, listening to this podcast will make you a great dinner party guest.

La escóbula de la brújula

Cada viernes, tu podcast de Historia, leyendas, misterio y lugares mágicos en Podium Podcast. Con Jesús Callejo, Carlos Canales, Juan Ignacio Cuesta, David Sentinella, Marcos Carrasco, Francisco Izuzquiza y el gran grupo de colaboradores que cada semana viaja con nosotros en nuestra Escóbula.

Africa: A History

No continent is as diverse—or has as long of a human history—as Africa. This podcast explores the rich cultures that have existed and can often still be found today. Part geography, part anthropology, and all of it history.

Histories of the Unexpected

Histories of the Unexpected explores the past in ways that you never dreamt possible. Surely there’s nothing unexpected about the past? About History? Aha, well Histories of the Unexpected adopts a new approach to exploring our past. Gone is the traditional linear plotting of battles, monarchs and political movements. Histories of the Unexpected argues that everything has a history. Presented by Dr Sam Willis and Professor James Daybell.

Queens of England Podcast

Too often when we think about the history of a country we think only of kings, lords, castles, and battles. When we think of queens we think of rulers like Elizabeth I and Victoria, but what about the queens who sat beside their warrior husbands? This podcast is an alternative history of Medieval and Early Modern England, seen through the lives of its queens

Fireflycast - Ein Gesamtblick auf die TV-Serie Firefly (m4a)

Hier sprechen Alexander, Bastian und Arne über die renommierte Fernsehserie Firefly von Joss Whedon und das gesamte damit zusammenhängende Universum. Jede Folge eine Folge, von vorn bis hinten.