History Podcasts

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Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music

48 episodes - Latest episode: 8 months ago - ★★★★★ - 7.5K ratings
Step right up. Come on in.
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Unexplained Mysteries

281 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 5.4K ratings
Life can take unexpected turns. Some are easily defined. Others… require further investigation. Every Tuesday and Thursday, collect the pieces of a seemingly unsolvable puzzle — events in history w...
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Mythology

168 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 4.8K ratings
Ancient myths, modern twists. This episodic audio drama brings history’s greatest stories to life, analyzing their origins and giving insight into how our ancestors saw the universe. Mythology is a...
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What Really Happened?

78 episodes - Latest episode: 11 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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It Was Said

36 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 3.2K ratings
It Was Said is a limited documentary podcast series looking back on some of the most powerful, impactful and timeless speeches in American history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winning an...
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American Elections: Wicked Game

82 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.9K ratings
All episodes are available for free, with ad-free episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers. On February 10th, 1796, Vice President John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail, lamenting the st...
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1865

91 episodes - Latest episode: 11 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.7K ratings
All episodes are available for free, with ad-free episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers. April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country in turmoil. Secretary of War Edwin...
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White Horse Inn

304 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.9K ratings
Do all paths lead to God? Is the Bible history or mythology? Are we saved by grace or good works? Featuring conversations with Christians from a variety traditions, this program is designed to give...
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In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

10 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
"In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson" presents a surprising and original portrait of Lady Bird Johnson, told in the former first lady's own words -- from over 123 hours of her White House audio diari...
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Slate Presents: One Year

44 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★ - 1.1K ratings
The people and struggles that changed America—one year at a time. In each episode, host Josh Levin explores a story you may have forgotten, or one you’ve never heard of before. What were the moment...
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Wise About Texas

132 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 894 ratings
The Texas History Podcast
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Quantum Week

155 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★ - 815 ratings
In each episode we leap into a random week of a random year, to talk about the hit movies and music. Plus headlines and personal stories.
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Year of Polygamy Podcast

214 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 707 ratings
The Story of Mormon Plural Marriage
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In Our Time: Philosophy

144 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 698 ratings
From Altruism to Wittgenstein, philosophers, theories and key themes.
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Damn Interesting

120 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 625 ratings
The audio side of DamnInteresting.com: Legitimately intriguing true stories from history, science, and psychology. Audiobook-like narration with sound effects and music.
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Futility Closet

367 episodes - Latest episode: 10 months ago - ★★★★★ - 613 ratings
Forgotten stories from the pages of history. Join us for surprising and curious tales from the past and challenge yourself with our lateral thinking puzzles.
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Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

185 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 523 ratings
A retelling of the classic Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms in a way that’s more accessible to a Western audience. See 3kingdomspodcast.com for more.
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Key Battles of American History

107 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 468 ratings
War has played a key role in the history of the United States from the nation’s founding right down to the present. Wars made the U. S. independent, kept it together, increased its size, and estab...
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Reclaimed

10 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 437 ratings
Before the March on Washington, before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, before the Mothers of the Movement — there was Mamie Till-Mobley. Her son, Emmett, was only 14 years old when he was k...
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We're All Mad Here

161 episodes - Latest episode: 8 months ago - ★★★★★ - 421 ratings
The history of mental illness is insane.
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365 days with mxmtoon

369 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 368 ratings
“365” is a daily podcast brought to you by mxmtoon, artist/songwriter/actor/designer/gamer/simp, who will take you through the most interesting, weird, and funny events of that day in history. You’...
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Dying To Eat

40 episodes - Latest episode: 12 months ago - ★★★★★ - 351 ratings
The podcast that delves into different cultures and nations throughout the world and time to explore different attitudes about death and food.
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Saga Thing

156 episodes - Latest episode: 29 days ago - ★★★★★ - 338 ratings
Discover what Vikings did when they were at home in this fun medieval history and literature podcast about the Icelandic sagas. Hosted by two medieval literature professors with beards.
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History Time

82 episodes - Latest episode: 11 months ago - ★★★★★ - 323 ratings
Travel back in time with me to some of the most fascinating moments in human history. Witness colossal sea battles involving tens of thousands of men, take part in pagan blood rituals in the myster...
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ANTIQUITAS

25 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 319 ratings
ANTIQUITAS: Leaders and Legends of the Ancient World, tells the stories of the deeds, crimes, miseries, and glories of the great men and women of Greece and Rome (and beyond). Your host is bestsell...
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Medieval Archives

96 episodes - Latest episode: 12 months ago - ★★★★ - 305 ratings
The Medieval Archives podcast transports you back to an age of heroic kings, gallant knights and pious bishops. Separate fact from fiction and find out how the men and women of the middle ages real...
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Wonders of the World

158 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 281 ratings
In this podcast, we'll visit 200 Wonders of the World, from the Pyramids to the Great Barrier Reef, to tell the story of our people, our civilization, and our planet. My name is Caroline Vahrenkam...
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Submarine Sea Stories | Ever wonder what it's like to spend the cold war under water with 100 other guys?

59 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 279 ratings
During the height of the cold war when Ronald Regan called the Soviet Union the evil empire, Bill Nowicki was in the Navy. He was a nuclear-trained electrician's mate aboard the Los Angeles class ...
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Black History Buff Podcast

45 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 244 ratings
The Black History Buff podcast is a fun and thrilling journey through time. Covering the full historical tapestry of the African Diaspora, you’ll hear tales covering everything from African Samura...
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Hello, Nature

9 episodes - Latest episode: 11 months ago - ★★★★ - 225 ratings
Hello, Nature host, Misha Euceph, didn’t know about the national parks until she turned 21. But after an experience in Joshua Tree and watching 12 hours of a national parks documentary, she sets ou...