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Most Engaging History Podcasts

A curated podcast list by
Kbkaren1

Creation Date January 22nd, 2021
Updated Date Updated November 30th, 2021
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Good history podcasts are - obviously - historically accurate. But I think the great ones bring a "special sauce" of compassion, relatability, and relevance to our modern lives, preferably wrapped in a delicious narrative wrapper that makes me feel transported, literally, through time and space!
  1. A history podcast looking at the collapse of a different civilization each episode. What did they have in common? Why did they fall? And what did it feel like to watch it happen?
  2. We are a slightly mad, always fun podcast bringing you all the History you love and a lot that you didn‘t know you‘d love until you heard it here! Recommended by BBC Radio, and presented by acclaimed historian Alexandra Churchill, with Matt Bo
  3. Condensed Histories bridges the gap between history and popular culture. In each episode of Condensed Histories our host, Jem Duducu, takes an item of popular culture and looks under the surface to find real history hiding inside, with fascinat
  4. The tides of American history lead through the streets of New York City — from the huddled masses on Ellis Island to the sleazy theaters of 1970s Times Square. The elevated railroad to the Underground Railroad. Hamilton to Hammerstein! Greg and
  5. Who inspires the women making history right now? History Becomes Her is a weekly Mashable podcast about women who are shaping the world, presented by Rachel Thompson. Each episode, we speak to women making change now about the women of the past
  6. 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
  7. BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities. There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you wa
  8. Welcome to a new season of the C13Originals critically acclaimed Hope, Through History documentary limited series. Narrated and written by Pulitzer Prize Winning and Best Selling Historian Jon Meacham, Season Two explores some of the most histo
  9. History is beautiful, brutal and, often, ridiculous. Join Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown as they dive into some of the weirdest stories from across the span of human civilization in Ridiculous History, a podcast by iHeartRadio.
  10. In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by

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