History Podcasts

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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

19 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 57.5K 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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Serial Killers

321 episodes - Latest episode: 11 months ago - ★★★★★ - 27.7K ratings
Get a rare glimpse into the minds and methods of sadistic murderers. From notorious names like Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy to lesser-known killers like “Death House Landlady” Dorothea Puente...
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American Scandal

267 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 13.5K 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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288 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 12.6K ratings
Doomsday predictions. Religious doctrines. Extraterrestrial orders. What really goes on inside a cult? Step into the minds of those who led and joined the most controversial organizations in histor...
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Conspiracy Theories

280 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★ - 10.8K ratings
The world’s most controversial events, and the complex beliefs behind them. From Bigfoot sightings to bitcoin takeovers, alien landings to assassinations, who’s shaping the narrative — and why? Con...
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On the Media

406 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 7.6K 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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216 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 7.5K 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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Haunted Places

255 episodes - Latest episode: 12 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

48 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 7.3K ratings
Step right up. Come on in.
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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Addendum

20 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 6.9K 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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Female Criminals

263 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 6.7K ratings
From callous killers to evil entrepreneurs, explore the psychology, motivations, and atrocities of female criminals. A Spotify Original from Parcast. New episodes Wednesdays.
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232 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days 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

281 episodes - Latest episode: 3 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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History on Fire

57 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 5K 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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168 episodes - Latest episode: 3 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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How It Happened

23 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 4.2K ratings
Putin's Invasion: In the fourth season of How It Happened, Axios’ World editor David Lawler pulls together analysis and reporting from across the Axios newsroom to explain how the invasion of Ukrai...
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Shattered Souls

630 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★ - 3.7K ratings
What happens when a double homicide case lands in your lap? What if it is the oldest active cold case in the history of American true crime? What if your father held a family secret for fifty years...
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Trace Evidence

215 episodes - Latest episode: 16 days ago - ★★★★★ - 3.6K 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: 12 months ago - ★★★★★ - 3.5K 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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57 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★ - 3.4K 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?

78 episodes - Latest episode: 8 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

19 episodes - Latest episode: 4 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

825 episodes - Latest episode: about 13 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 ...
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It Was Said

35 episodes - Latest episode: 3 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: 2 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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GraveYard Tales

210 episodes - Latest episode: 9 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2.6K ratings
We tell the stories and history of haunted places, ghost encounters, cryptid encounters, the paranormal, preternatural, and every oddity imaginable. And we do it with a comedic twist! Join your hos...
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91 episodes - Latest episode: 8 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.6K 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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Crimes of the Centuries

120 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2.5K ratings
Crime is so commonplace that it takes something particularly shocking to be labelled the “crime of the century.” Even so, there are a lot of cases that have earned the distinction. In each episode ...
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20 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.4K 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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History Extra podcast

1,440 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★ - 2.3K ratings
The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.