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  1. Recording the stories of the Cold War before they are lost...
  2. "'A podcast about the internet' that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it." - The Guardian. Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, from Gimlet.
  3. Ripping Yarns from History! Here you will find great stories from history retold in podcasts for your enjoyment. I am not an historian, just someone who loves history and a real good yarn.The podcasts you find here are based upon real events and real people. I will do my best to ensure historical accuracy, but remember, you should always do your own research! All Ripping Yarns from History podcasts are G rated and suitable for students.
  4. The surprising connections in science and technology that give you the Big Picture. Astronomer Seth Shostak and science journalist Molly Bentley are joined each week by leading researchers, techies, and journalists to provide a smart and humorous take on science. Our regular "Skeptic Check" episodes cast a critical eye on pseudoscience.
  5. Leading science journalists provide a daily minute commentary on some of the most interesting developments in the world of science. For a full-length, weekly podcast you can subscribe to Science Talk: The Podcast of Scientific American . To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast
  6. The award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast from Curiosity.com 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. Discovery's 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.
  7. Utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to explore true stories of white-collar criminals, con artists, and corporate evil. From corruption and fraud to Ponzi schemes and environmental disasters, these financially motivated crimes have shaped our world in unimaginable ways. All in the name of greed.
  8. Welcome to Grief Burrito, the wonderful comedy podcast covering all the latest games, films, tech, science and all round strangeness!
  9. History better than fiction. The History Cache podcast excavates through the most primordial interiors of the human experience with in-depth research, an intelligent narrative, and a fairly inexcusable level of nerdery. A history podcast for the most curious of minds.
  10. There's fun in learning at random. Hosts Pauline Altman and Jessica Thomas do the research so you don't have to.
  11. The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. On The Anthropocene Reviewed, #1 New York Times bestselling author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars, Turtles All the Way Down) reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. © WNYC Studios
  12. Current: Thirty Years War series Patreon: Poland Is Not Yet Lost Hello and welcome history friends patrons all to When Diplomacy Fails Podcast, or WDF as I like to call it! My name is Zack Twamley, history PhD student, author and all-round history nerd! For over seven years, I have been privileged to examine wars throughout history through a unique lens. I always try to ask what on the surface may seem like very reasonable questions - why, how and WHEN did diplomacy fail? This approach has enabled a loyal base of 'history friends' to grow up around WDF, and thanks to their much appreciated work getting the word out there, we have taken history podcasting to incredible new heights! You should know that my jam at WDF is not the mundane, the tedious or the repetitive - I care little for the logistics of why one general moves his forces to point A, or what impact weapon X had on the war. Instead, I delve into human agency, the story populated by sometimes ingenious, sometimes fatally flawed human beings, who believed or had been led to believe that the time was right for war. Under these circumstances, diplomacy certainly fails, but thanks to our window into the era, you get to find out all about it! From the machinations of Louis XIV, to the complex set of events which led to the outbreak of the First World War, to the most obscure of conflicts besides, WDF has been through it all, and there's so much more to come! So why not stop by, give us a listen, and do your bit to help make history THRIVE!
  13. This is a historical show examining the momentous events and interesting people of the second decade of the 19th century, the 1810s. From Jefferson to Napoleon, from Iceland to Antarctica, historian Sean Munger will give you a tour of the decade's most fascinating highlights.
  14. We explore ideas and practices once believed to be true but no longer. Each dead idea is explored in all its glorious eccentricity. For example, discover miasma, the theory that plague comes from stinky air; or the medical diagnosis of hysteria, which holds that women's wombs wander around their bodies causing trouble. Join us on a fun romp through the history of ideas that didn’t quite stand the test of time.
  15. The Victorians were the first truly world wide, high speed, high tech civilisation, but they are often misunderstood. Your host, Chris Fernandez-Packham, will bust popular myths, cover events around the world, and focus on a people centric history. You will see how the Victorians shaped the world, changing it from the age of horse, musket, cannon and sail to the age of steam, rifle and iron in this monthly podcast with regular special episodes and bonus content. You will learn about Queen Victoria, Charles Dickens, Volcanoes, Famines, great art, geography and so much more. You will discover how the Victorians changed our landscapes, and mastered new energy forms that have led us to move from being a part of the natural world to shapers of it. You will learn how the modern world was created by the actions of the Victorians. You will learn how the Victorians gave birth to our modern understanding of weather, climate, history and even time and space.
  16. These are the voyages of TV in Space. One Sci-fi fan and one Sci-fi virgin, begin their continuing mission to watch all of Star Trek and other science fiction series. To boldly discuss episodes. Sometimes our discussions go a little mature. New episodes weekly. Our Website is http://www.tvinspace.com
  17. At Beyond The Box Set, we believe every great movie deserves a questionable sequel. Each week, we take a stand-alone cinema classic and compete to come up with the best, worst and most bizarre pitches to bring them back to the big screen.
  18. The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com
  19. The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past.
  20. The Last Archive​ is a show about the history of truth, and the historical context for our current fake news, post-truth moment. It’s a show about how we know what we know, and why it seems, these days, as if we don’t know anything at all anymore. The show is driven by host Jill Lepore’s work as a historian, uncovering the secrets of the past the way a detective might. 
  21. Something True brings you incredible and bizarre true stories from the footnotes of history. A dog in the United States Cabinet? A leading rocket scientist who quit his job to make a moonchild? Virginia Woolf donning blackface to prank a navy? They're all true. They're all Something True.
  22. Want to feel more optimistic about the future? Want to feel more open-minded about new things? Then join us for a trip back to the pessimists of the past. In this show, we explore the wild and surprising ways that people resisted change — and what it can teach us about resiliency today. It's called Pessimists Archive, but it's all about optimism! Hosted by Jason Feifer.
  23. Dave Anthony tells a story from English history to Gareth Reynolds
  24. When did countries become countries? Misha Glenny on the borders, the stories and the people of countries worldwide.
  25. Radio 3's cabaret of the word, featuring the best poetry, new writing and performance
  26. A weekly homebrew mix of arcane trivia, strange history, daft jokes and pop culture idiocy hosted by "the Poundshop Lee and Herring." Get early access for £3 a month here: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart
  27. Lisa, Andrew and their friends explore the best (and some of the worst!) of archive television with as much detail as they can manage and as many awful jokes as they dare!
  28. Clever talk about pop culture. Bigmouth is pop culture talk for discerning grown-ups. Music, TV, movies, books or something else entirely – we’ll enthuse, argue, squabble and pick over the bones of what’s happening in the world of the stuff we love. Presented by WORD magazine veterans Andrew Harrison (ex-editor of Q, Select and Mixmag) and Siân “Stan” Pattenden, a graduate of the Smash Hits and Select Mag Schools of Excellence.
  29. A weekly TV podcast with Luke the editor of www.thecustdardtv.com with contributions from Gary and Matt. Visit thecustardtv.com for all the latest TV news Now!
  30. 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.
  31. It’s 1945. Hitler is defeated. America is looking to outsmart a new enemy, the Soviet Union. To advance in rocketry, aviation, and chemical weapons, America recruits scientists and engineers who fueled the war machine of another nation...Nazi Germany. Inspired by the true story behind the Emmy-eligible drama series "Hunters" from Amazon Studios, starring Al Pacino and Logan Lerman, PAPERCLIP explores how Operation Paperclip – the recruitment of Nazi Germany’s most brilliant and, in many cases, most villainous scientists to the United States after World War II – impacted some of America’s most vital, monumental, and controversial endeavors in military technology, medical research, and the space program. As our two hosts, history professor Monique Laney and actor-comedian Michael Ian Black, tackle Operation Paperclip from multiple angles – from its “pragmatic” Cold War motivations to its wide range of applications – listeners will come to understand this little-known and unbelievable moment in American history.This is a paid podcast funded Amazon Studios. The Los Angeles Times newsroom was not involved in the production of this podcast. The views expressed on this podcast are not necessarily the views of Amazon Studios or the Los Angeles Times.Produced with support from Treefort Media.
  32. Exploring the past, one skeleton at a time.---Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bonesandstuff ---Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oldbonespodcast---Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oldbones_podcast/---Website: oldbones.co.uk
  33. The official Talking Pictures TV Podcast, hosted by Mel, Daniel and Scott and featuring reviews, recommendations, interviews, special guests and fascinating insights into the stars and creatives who've turned Talking Pictures TV into the biggest independent TV channel in Great Britain! Follow the show at @tptvpodcast
  34. A lovingly crafted podcast that reveals the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.
  35. Tom Price trawls through the Amazon purchase histories of a variety of comedians. Everything you’ve ever bought on that website is on record - it's the true story of who you really are. Expect in-depth discussion of powdered peanuts, dog costumes, utility belts and books that claim you can change your life by improving your handwriting. And lots more.
  36. Join Chris & Kayla on their journeys of humor, discovery, and the absurd as they try to answer the question... is it a cult, or just weird?

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