History Podcasts

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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

16 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 48.3K ratings
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...
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160 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 38K ratings
Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as 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...
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Casefile True Crime

202 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 25.7K ratings
Fact is scarier than fiction.
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Serial Killers

233 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 23.8K ratings
Every Monday and Thursday, Serial Killers takes a psychological and entertaining approach to provide a rare glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers with the ...
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Jocko Podcast

282 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 21.2K ratings
Retired Navy SEAL, Jocko Willink and Director, Echo Charles discuss discipline and leadership in business, war, relationships and everyday life.
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Slow Burn

46 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 20.9K ratings
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, a white supremacist became an American political phenomenon. David Duke’s rise to power and prominence—his election to the Louisiana legislature, and then his cam...
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Myths and Legends

281 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 19.9K ratings
Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think...
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Stuff You Missed in History Class

1,532 episodes - Latest episode: about 12 hours ago - ★★★★ - 19.2K ratings
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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Mobituaries with Mo Rocca

22 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 17.7K ratings
Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries. In season 1 of Mobituaries he introduces listeners to the people who have long intrigued him—from the 20th century’s greatest entertainer … to the Civil...
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American History Tellers

189 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 12K ratings
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 th...
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235 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 11.5K ratings
Mystery. Manipulation. Murder. Cults are associated with all of these. But what really goes on inside a cult? More specifically, what goes on inside the minds of people who join cults and leaders w...
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American Scandal

141 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 9.7K ratings
Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage. Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to spo...
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Business Wars

296 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 9.5K ratings
Netflix vs. HBO. Nike vs. Adidas. Business is war. Sometimes the prize is your wallet or your attention. Sometimes, it’s just the fun of beating the other guy. The outcome of these battles ...
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96 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 9K ratings
The past is never past. Every headline has a history. Join us every week as we go back in time to understand the present. These are stories you can feel and sounds you can see from the moments that...
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Conspiracy Theories

189 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★ - 8.8K ratings
The truth is rarely the best story. And when it’s not the only story, the truth deserves another look. Every Wednesday, we tell the complicated stories behind the world’s most controversial events ...
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286 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 8.4K ratings
A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions. Now: The Russian Revolution Next: ???
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Noble Blood

39 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 8K ratings
Author Dana Schwartz explores the stories of some of history’s most fascinating royals: the tyrants and the tragic, the murderers and the murdered, and everyone in between. Because when you’re wear...
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Astonishing Legends

261 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 7.4K ratings
The world is more mysterious than most people are comfortable imagining. We cross paths with the mystical from time to time and may not even notice it. If we do, we quickly return to our usually mu...
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On the Media

229 episodes - Latest episode: 7 days ago - ★★★★★ - 6.8K ratings
The Peabody Award-winning On the Media podcast is your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. Hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield examine threats to free speech and government transp...
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Haunted Places

210 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 6.8K ratings
You’ve heard of haunted houses, haunted cemeteries, haunted islands...but do you know how a normal place can become a paranormal minefield? Every haunted place on earth has a frightening, real back...
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Behind the Bastards

273 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★ - 6.7K ratings
There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries about Hitler but only a few about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bad guys (and gals) are eternally fascinating. Behind the Bastard...
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The Cold War: What We Saw

20 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 6.7K ratings
November 9, 2019, is the 30th anniversary of the day the Berlin Wall came crashing down, freeing East Germany from communism, and marking the beginning of the end of the Soviet Union. But w...
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49 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 6.5K ratings
History is full of stories we think we know. They are old and dark, but time has robbed us of perspective and clarity. They've become obscured and misunderstood. Which is why this series exists: to...
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Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

249 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 6.3K ratings
From the creator of the hit podcast Lore comes a new, bite-sized storytelling experience. Each twice-weekly episode features two short tales that take listeners on a guided tour of the unbelievable...
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Female Criminals

209 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 6.1K ratings
The true crime podcast where women aren’t just the victims. Every week, we examine the psychology, motivations, and atrocities of female felons. New episodes come out every Wednesday. Female Crimin...
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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Addendum

12 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 5.7K ratings
Interviews, musings and extra material from the makers of Dan Carlin's Hardcore History. If it did not fit in the HH feed it's probably here
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Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

181 episodes - Latest episode: 9 days ago - ★★★★★ - 5.4K ratings
The people behind The Intercept’s fearless reporting and incisive commentary—Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald, Betsy Reed and others—discuss the crucial issues of our time: national security, civil ...
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Unexplained Mysteries

192 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 4.7K ratings
“We don’t know.” answers too many questions. But in this podcast, we don’t take “we don’t know” for an answer. Every Thursday, Unexplained Mysteries investigates the greatest mysteries of history a...
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35 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 4.7K ratings
Classic lit with a modern tone, every other week. From the creators of Myths and Legends, comes an altogether same-but-different podcast set in the world of classic lit. These are the stories of D...
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Historical Figures

117 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 4.5K ratings
Big Lives. Little-known Facts. Great, unknown stories hide inside history—every other Wednesday, we dig up what you don't know about the icons you do know. Hosts Carter and Vanessa bring history to...