History Podcasts

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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

15 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 41.5K 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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Slow Burn

36 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 19.6K 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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7 episodes - Latest episode: 8 months ago - ★★★★ - 17K ratings
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 ...
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Mobituaries with Mo Rocca

22 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 13.7K 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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12 episodes - Latest episode: almost 2 years ago - ★★★★★ - 11.8K ratings
In the war on terror, who is it that we’re really fighting? “Caliphate” follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. For more in...
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203 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 10.1K 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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286 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 6.9K ratings
A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions. Now: The Russian Revolution Next: ???
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33 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 6.1K 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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American Fiasco

14 episodes - Latest episode: almost 2 years ago - ★★★★★ - 5.5K ratings
Join host Roger Bennett of Men in Blazers for this story of the U.S. men’s soccer team that swaggered onto the international stage and set out to win the 1998 World Cup in France. When they arrived...
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Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music

15 episodes - Latest episode: over 2 years ago - ★★★★★ - 5.4K ratings
The podcast about 20th Century Country Music and the lives of those who gave it to us.
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Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

165 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 5.1K 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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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Addendum

11 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 4.5K 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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History on Fire

53 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 4.2K ratings
Where history and epic collide--"History on Fire" is a podcast by author and university professor Daniele Bolelli. For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com
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Tides of History

84 episodes - Latest episode: about 5 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 4K ratings
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 ...
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15 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★★ - 3.6K ratings
America is divided, and it always has been. We're going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media's new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and ...
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Nice Try!

9 episodes - Latest episode: 10 months ago - ★★★★ - 3.5K ratings
Avery Trufelman explores stories of people who tried to design a better world — and what happens when those designs don’t go according to plan. Season one, Utopian, is about the perpetual search fo...
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Felonious Florida

17 episodes - Latest episode: 12 months ago - ★★★★ - 3.2K ratings
Beyond the beaches, the theme parks, the palm trees and the warm breezes lies the dark side of the Sunshine State. Wondery and the South Florida Sun Sentinel present a true-crime podcast th...
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In Our Time

326 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 3.1K ratings
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
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46 episodes - Latest episode: 11 months ago - ★★★★ - 2.6K ratings
The Washington Post's Presidential podcast explores how each former American president reached office, made decisions, handled crises and redefined the role of commander-in-chief. It was released l...
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Dirty Rats

15 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.3K ratings
Dirty Rats is the true story of two of Boston's most powerful brothers - one a gangster, the other a politician - as they rose from poverty in a public-housing project to the pinnacles of power in ...
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13 episodes - Latest episode: 8 months ago - ★★★★ - 2.3K ratings
“Truer, but also darker.” This is the real origin story behind America’s decision to go to the moon. The story we learn starts with Sputnik, then President Kennedy’s challenge, and ends with triump...
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8 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.8K ratings
Chris Garcia’s dad had one dying wish: That his family scatter his ashes off the coast of Cuba. Chris’s mom? She doesn’t give a crap about dying wishes. She’s vowed to never go back to Cuba again. ...
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40 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.7K ratings
April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country in turmoil. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton takes control, determined to bring the assassin to justice—but the hunt for John Wilkes...
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28 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.7K ratings
Covert takes listeners on a heart-pounding journey through the most dangerous military operations of all time. From the assassination of Osama Bin Laden and how two Israeli snipers foiled Syria’s p...
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American Elections: Wicked Game

51 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
On February 10th, 1796, Vice President John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail, lamenting the state of discourse in the country. The election was nearing—and becoming heated. Newspapers scream...
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Dark Poutine - True Crime and Dark History

131 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.5K ratings
True crime, legends, folklore, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.
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Useless Information Podcast

143 episodes - Latest episode: 21 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.4K ratings
It really is all true! Stories about stuff that you never needed to know, but your life would be incomplete without. They serve no real purpose other than to entertain. If you're the curious typ...
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FRAMED: An Investigative Story

11 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★ - 1.4K ratings
An unsolved crime has divided a community for more than a decade. This season on Framed we will go beyond the narratives and attempt to answer the question of what happened one fateful nigh...
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GraveYard Tales

117 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.3K ratings
We tell the stories of haunted places, ghost encounters, cryptid encounters, the paranormal, preternatural, and every oddity imaginable. And we have a few laughs while we're at it! Join your hosts ...
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Whistlestop: Presidential History and Trivia

95 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.3K ratings
John Dickerson of Slate’s Political Gabfest revisits a moment from the American carnival of politics. Hear about the grand speeches, emergency strategies, baby kissing, and backstabbing that make e...