One for the History Buffs

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Morgandelisle
Creation Date July 21st, 2018
Updated Date Updated March 12th, 2019
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The very best (in my humble opinion) podcasts on all things old and dusty

The History Chicks

Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour. Go.

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Morgandelisle

If you're like me and tired of white men dominating the history scene, this is the podcast for you. Beckett and Susan walk through every century and continent to let you know what the other sex has been up to all these years through well-researched and often humorous narratives of the women that shaped our world.
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Stuff You Missed in History Class

Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.

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Morgandelisle

I hit this podcast up when I don't want to hear more details on topics I already know way too much about. The title says it all; Holly and Tracy take listeners through events and lives you probably haven't heard of but that had major repercussions throughout history.
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American History Tellers

The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life -the words you speak, the ideas you share- can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? We’ll take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation. And we’ll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today. Hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator). From Wondery, the network behind Tides Of History, Fall Of Rome and Dirty John.

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Morgandelisle

I love history because I love stories, and this podcast brings that connection to light in a really informative way. With narration sprinkled between dramatized conversations and events, this podcast moves quickly to form a clear narrative that brings history to life as something individual people experienced.
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the memory palace

From public radio producer, Nate DiMeo, comes The Memory Palace, a finalist for the 2016 Peabody Award and one of iTunes Best Podcast of 2015. Short, surprising stories of the past, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hysterical, often a little bit of both. "The most potent pieces of audio being produced today." - The AvClub thememorypalace.us The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm

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Morgandelisle

Only have ten minutes but want to learn something? This is the podcast for you! The Memory Palace dramatizes a single moment in history, explains what is happening, and then explains how that moment impacted events and people worldwide or throughout following centuries, all in under fifteen minutes.
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Revisionist History

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 Pushkin Industries. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.

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Morgandelisle

I know some history people don't care about revisionist stuff because it is fiction, but Gladwell is smart, well-researched, and very entertaining as he takes an overlooked moment in history, twists it slightly and produces an entirely new history for his listeners.
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The History of Rome

A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Now complete!

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Morgandelisle

This is one of the most popular history podcasts of all time, and Duncan earned that with a phenomenal amount of research and an ability to get to the point while remaining captivating and keeping his podcasts short enough to fit in a drive.
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Revolutions

A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions. Now: The Mexican Revolution. Next: The Russian Revolution.

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Morgandelisle

This is Duncan's next podcast, and he has hit it out of the park again. Each season of Revolutions covers on of the revolutions in history and goes in depth into things most of us know happened but know nothing more of.
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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

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Morgandelisle

Of course with a history as vast and impactful as Britain this podcast can run forever and not cover everything, and the variety is what I love about it. From stories I know to ones I had no idea about, this podcast covers everything English and old.
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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

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? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions of listeners.

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Morgandelisle

I know Carlin's podcast is a favorite of lots of people, and it has earned the adjective "hardcore." If you have several hours and a love of hearing a man talk (on and off topic), this is for you. On the upside, after one episode, you will probably feel like an expert with the amount of information you've gained.
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