History Podcasts

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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

22 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 61.3K 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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Astonishing Legends

384 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 9.1K 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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Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music

49 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 7.9K ratings
Step right up. Come on in.
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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Addendum

29 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 7.9K 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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Tides of History

328 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 6K 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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Unexplained Mysteries

464 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 5.8K ratings
Life can take unexpected turns. Some are easily defined. Others… require further investigation. Every Tuesday, collect the pieces of a seemingly unsolvable puzzle — events in history which have elu...
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Trace Evidence

265 episodes - Latest episode: 26 days ago - ★★★★★ - 3.9K 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 evide...
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Felonious Florida

45 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★ - 3.9K 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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221 episodes - Latest episode: 11 months ago - ★★★★★ - 3.7K ratings
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 ...
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Now & Then

123 episodes - Latest episode: 10 months ago - ★★★★★ - 3.6K ratings
How can the past help inform today’s most pressing challenges? Every Wednesday, award-winning historians Heather Cox Richardson and Joanne Freeman use their encyclopedic knowledge of US history to ...
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62 episodes - Latest episode: 8 months ago - ★★★★ - 3.6K 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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What Really Happened?

81 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 3.4K 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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American Elections: Wicked Game

86 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 3.1K 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 screamed, fact...
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268 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.9K ratings
BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities. There’s the h...
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The Black Dahlia Serial Killers

125 episodes - Latest episode: 11 days ago - ★★★★ - 2.9K ratings
Hollywood and Crime is a ground-breaking true crime series about the most infamous murders in Tinseltown history. In The Black Dahlia Serial Killers, host Tracy Pattin investigates the sen...
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16 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★ - 2.8K 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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I Spy

49 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.7K ratings
Spies don’t talk—it’s the cardinal rule of the business. But on Foreign Policy’s podcast I Spy, we get them to open up. We hear from the operations people: the spies who steal secrets, kill adversa...
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Infamous America

340 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2.6K ratings
Historical True Crime — assassins, gangsters, mobsters and lawmen; manhunts, scandals and unexplained phenomena. Stories of the wildest and darkest chapters of America's past.
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23 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.5K ratings
With the writing of the Constitution in 1787, the framers set out a young nation’s highest ideals. And ever since, we’ve been fighting over it — what is in it and what was left out. At the heart of...
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Not Another True Crime Podcast

338 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★ - 2.4K ratings
On Betches Media's Not Another True Crime Podcast, hosts Danny Murphy and Sara Levine are your partners in wine, crime, and time as they recap the buzziest true crime documentaries and travel back ...
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Long Shadow

29 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.7K ratings
The April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School hurtled the United States into an era of mass shootings. Now, a quarter century later, the horrors of that day have become an almost regular...
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In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

11 episodes - Latest episode: 9 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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Not Just the Tudors

451 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 1.5K ratings
Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks about everything from the Aztecs to witches, Velázquez to Shakespeare, Mughal India to the Mayflower. Not, in other words, just the Tudors, but most definitely al...
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Power: Don King

89 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★ - 1.5K ratings
In a sport famed for money and excess, what does it take to get to the top...and stay there? Rising from a life of hardship and crime, Don King became the most successful boxing promoter the sport ...
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Reflections of History

283 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.2K ratings
From the team behind the Webby Award-winning Best Podcast Series It Was Said and the acclaimed podcast Hope,Through History, comes Reflections of History, a series that guides listeners through cri...
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Literature and History

104 episodes - Latest episode: 10 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.2K ratings
With millions of downloads, hundreds of hours of soundtracked content, and an overall emphasis on the cultural history behind famous works of literature, Literature and History is one of the most p...
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Slate Presents: One Year

74 episodes - Latest episode: 7 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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Dolls of Our Lives

318 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1K ratings
The series you loved, book by book. Join Allison Horrocks and Mary Mahoney as they explore the wild world of American Girl fandom. In each episode, Allison and Mary will dive into an American Girl ...
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Wise About Texas

147 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 1K ratings
The Texas History Podcast
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ArtCurious Podcast

234 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 791 ratings
Think art history is boring? Think again. It's weird, funny, mysterious, enthralling, and liberating. Join us as we cover the strangest stories in art. Is the Mona Lisa fake? Did Van Gogh actually ...