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20 of the Best History Podcasts for Bringing the Past to Life

A curated podcast list by
Morgandelisle

Creation Date July 21st, 2018
Updated Date Updated July 1st, 2022
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The very best - in my humble opinion - history podcasts on all things old and dusty. Categories include: Everyone, Everywhere (podcast that cover all the world's history at any time), A Bit More Specific (shows that cover some people or just some places), The American Ones (American history, clearly), Even More Specific History (the history of the things you like), and History at High Speed (short and sweet shows)
  1. Everyone, Everywhere

  2. In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Wil
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  3. Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
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  4. Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell's journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time. From Pus
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  5. Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (now also a TV show and book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Because sometimes the truth is more
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  6. Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by iHeartRadio.
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  7. Where History Comes Alive! A fast-paced, well-researched weekly podcast covering a wide range of historical events, persons, places, legends, and mysteries, hosted by Jon Hagadorn. 1001 Heroes Podcast is a proud part of the 1001 Stories Podcast
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  1. A Bit More Specific

  2. Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour.
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  3. A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions. Now: The Russian Revolution Next: ???
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