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Best history podcasts available (Last Updated Apr 2022)

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Stuff You Missed in History Class:iHeartPodcasts

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 iHeartRadio.

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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History:Dan Carlin

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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American History Tellers:Wondery

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 American Scandal, Tides of History, American Innovations and more.New episodes come out every Wednesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers.

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Witness History:BBC World Service

Witness History

History as told by the people who were there.

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History Extra podcast:Immediate Media

History Extra podcast

The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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The History Chicks:The History Chicks | Wondery

The History Chicks

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

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In Our Time: History:BBC Radio 4

In Our Time: History

Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.

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Tides of History:Wondery /  Patrick Wyman

Tides of History

New episodes come out Thursdays for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers.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.

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History Unplugged Podcast:Scott Rank, PhD

History Unplugged Podcast

For history lovers who listen to podcasts, History Unplugged is the most comprehensive show of its kind. It's the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing experts and answering questions from its audience. First, it features a call-in show where you can ask our resident historian (Scott Rank, PhD) absolutely anything (What was it like to be a Turkish sultan with four wives and twelve concubines? If you were sent back in time, how would you kill Hitler?). Second, it features long-form interviews with best-selling authors who have written about everything. Topics include gruff World War II generals who flew with airmen on bombing raids, a war horse who gained the rank of sergeant, and presidents who gave their best speeches while drunk.

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The British History Podcast:Jamie Jeffers

The British History Podcast

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. Apple is restricting my feed, so to access all episodes you have to click subscribe and then download them within your app.

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The History Hour:BBC World Service

The History Hour

An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.

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The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr:Recorded History Podcast Network

The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr

A biweekly podcast covering the last great war. Join Ray Harris Jr as he explores World War Two in intimate detail.

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The Rest Is History:Goalhanger Podcasts

The Rest Is History

Historians Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are interrogating the past, and attempting to de-tangle the present.They question the nature of Greatness, why the West no longer has civil wars and whether Richard Nixon was more like Caligula or Claudius.  They're distilling the entirety of human history, or, as much as they can fit into about fifty minutes.Join The Rest Is History Club (www.restishistorypod.com) for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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HISTORY This Week:The HISTORY Channel

HISTORY This Week

This week, something momentous happened. Whether or not it made the textbooks, it most certainly made history. Join HISTORY This Week as we turn back the clock to meet the people, visit the places and witness the moments that led us to where we are today. To get in touch with story ideas or feedback, email us at HistoryThisWeek@History.com, or leave us a voicemail at 212-351-0410. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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The History Network:The History Network

The History Network

A fortnightly military history podcast looking at all aspect of war throughout the ages.

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A History of the United States:Jamie Redfern

A History of the United States

A History of the United States. A podcast charting the history of the United States of America from the foundation of Jamestown to the end of the cold war, covering political, military, economic, social and cultural history.

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Short History Of...:NOISER

Short History Of...

For ad-free listening, exclusive content and early access to new episodes, join Noiser+, now available on Apple Podcasts. All shows are also available for free. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, press the '+' icon to follow the show for free. Short History Of... is the podcast series hosted by Paul McGann. Each week, we'll transport you back in time to witness history's most incredible moments and remarkable people. New episodes Mondays. Follow Noiser Podcasts on Twitter @Noiser_Podcasts for updates on our shows.

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History Cast:Canal History

History Cast

O History Cast é o podcast do The History Channel. Nele, o jornalista e historiador Thiago Gomide se une a convidados para discutir os acontecimentos que marcaram a história do Brasil e do mundo.

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Dark Histories:Ben Cutmore

Dark Histories

Fortnightly narratives on the unsolved and the unexplained, mysteries, historical true crime, touches of the paranormal and cultural peculiarities.

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Channel History Hit:History Hit

Channel History Hit

This is a combined feed which includes shows from across the History Hit Network. Including: Dan Snow's History Hit, How and Why History and Chalke Valley History Hit. More shows coming soon. Follow us on Twitter/Facebook: @HistoryHit

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