History Podcasts

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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

18 episodes - Latest episode: 8 months ago - ★★★★★ - 56.1K 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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Casefile True Crime

255 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 28.4K ratings
Fact is scarier than fiction.
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Serial Killers

321 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 27.7K 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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American History Tellers

291 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 14.1K ratings
New episodes come out every Wednesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers. The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life -the wo...
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287 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 12.6K 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

238 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 12.6K ratings
New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers. Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout an...
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172 episodes - Latest episode: about 9 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 12.5K 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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334 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 11.2K ratings
A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions. Now: The Russian Revolution Next: ???
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Conspiracy Theories

272 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★ - 10.8K ratings
The truth is rarely the best story. And when it’s not the only story, the truth deserves another look. Every Monday and Wednesday, we tell the complicated stories behind the world’s most controvers...
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Astonishing Legends

302 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 8.2K 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

360 episodes - Latest episode: about 21 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 7.5K ratings
The Peabody Award-winning On the Media podcast is your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. Host Brooke Gladstone examines threats to free speech and government transparency, cast a sk...
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Haunted Places

255 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 7.4K 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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Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music

46 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 7.1K ratings
Step right up. Come on in.
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Female Criminals

260 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 6.7K 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

17 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 6.7K 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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216 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 5.7K ratings
The people behind The Intercept’s fearless reporting and incisive commentary discuss the crucial issues of our time: national security, civil liberties, foreign policy, and criminal justice. See...
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Unexplained Mysteries

276 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 5.4K ratings
Unexplained Mysteries examines history’s most compelling puzzles. From suspicious deaths to scientific paradoxes to paranormal reports, if there are lingering questions, Unexplained Mysteries tells...
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Tides of History

182 episodes - Latest episode: about 6 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 5.4K 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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167 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 4.8K ratings
Myths endure for a reason. This episodic audio drama brings ancient myths to life for the modern audience. Each episode presents exciting stories and analysis of each myth's history and origins, gi...
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Historical Figures

128 episodes - Latest episode: 11 months ago - ★★★★★ - 4.8K 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...
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How It Happened

16 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 4.1K ratings
Trump's Big Deal: In the third season of How it Happened, Axios’ Middle East correspondent Barak Ravid and national political reporter Jonathan Swan will uncover the surprising negotiations that le...
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Nice Try!

19 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★ - 4K ratings
Nice Try's second season, Interior, is all about the lifestyle products that have been sold to us over and over, and the promises of domestic self improvement they have made, kept and broken. From ...
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In Our Time

403 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 3.9K ratings
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas, people and events that have shaped our world.
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Against The Odds

60 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 3.7K ratings
New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers. Humans are resilient. In our toughest moments, we will fight, we will struggle, and we will...
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Felonious Florida

27 episodes - Latest episode: 16 days ago - ★★★★ - 3.5K 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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Trace Evidence

200 episodes - Latest episode: 13 days ago - ★★★★★ - 3.4K ratings
Trace Evidence is a weekly true crime podcast that focuses on unsolved cases, from chilling murders to missing persons. Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines each case, diving deep into the evid...
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America's Forgotten Heroes

8 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 3.4K ratings
We are the children of heroes. These are the stories of seven men whose courage, determination and skill are so remarkable that it is nearly impossible to credit them as true. But the stories are t...
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What Really Happened?

78 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 3.3K ratings
We live in an age where news comes at us fast, and from all angles. We see a headline that catches our attention, but often just skim the surface, before the next headline comes along. In Season 3,...
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Kamala: Next in Line

18 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★ - 3.3K ratings
All episodes are available for free, with ad-free episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers. Kamala Harris will become Vice President following one of the most tumultuous elections in U....
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Hillbilly Horror Stories

658 episodes - Latest episode: about 4 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 3.2K ratings
Hillbilly Horror Stories is a mostly paranormal show hosted by stand up comedian Jerry Paulley and his wife Tracy. They touch on all things eerie including true stories behind your favorite horror ...