History Podcasts

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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

17 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 52.4K 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

220 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 26.5K ratings
Fact is scarier than fiction.
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American History Tellers

237 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 13.1K ratings
The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life -the words you speak, the ideas you share- can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know th...
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13 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 12.6K 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 informatio...
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American Scandal

176 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 10.4K ratings
Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage. Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to spo...
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Business Wars

359 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 10K ratings
Netflix vs. HBO. Nike vs. Adidas. Business is war. Sometimes the prize is your wallet or your attention. Sometimes, it’s just the fun of beating the other guy. The outcome of these battles ...
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62 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 7K 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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The Cold War: What We Saw

20 episodes - Latest episode: 12 months ago - ★★★★★ - 6.7K ratings
November 9, 2019, is the 30th anniversary of the day the Berlin Wall came crashing down, freeing East Germany from communism, and marking the beginning of the end of the Soviet Union. But when did...
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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Addendum

12 episodes - Latest episode: 10 months ago - ★★★★★ - 6.2K 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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Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

193 episodes - Latest episode: 7 days ago - ★★★★★ - 5.5K 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. Plus ...
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36 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 5K ratings
Classic lit with a modern tone, every other week. From the creators of Myths and Legends, comes an altogether same-but-different podcast set in the world of classic lit. These are the stories of D...
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Historical Figures

128 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 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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Nice Try!

11 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★ - 3.8K 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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CrimeCon Presents: Shattered Souls

614 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★ - 3.7K ratings
What comes to mind when you hear the word “forensics”? For many, the word evokes images of sterile labs and white coats. The reality, however, is quite different. In Shattered Souls vetera...
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How It Happened

6 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 3.7K ratings
Trump’s Last Stand: How much damage can a sitting president do in a day or a week or two months? In the first series of How It Happened, national political reporter Jonathan Swan reveals the inside...
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What Really Happened?

77 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★ - 3.2K 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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56 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★ - 3.1K 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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Trace Evidence

167 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 3K 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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Hillbilly Horror Stories

454 episodes - Latest episode: about 18 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 2.9K 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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266 episodes - Latest episode: 10 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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It Was Said

22 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.6K 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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Those Conspiracy Guys

202 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★ - 2.3K ratings
Those Conspiracy Guys is an Irish comedy podcast where we discuss all types and genres of conspiracy theories, paranormal happenings and true crime from Atlantean myths to Zapruder films; from ghos...
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I Spy

33 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 2.3K 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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History Unplugged Podcast

543 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★ - 2.2K ratings
For history lovers who listen to podcasts, History Unplugged is the most comprehensive show of its kind. It's the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing experts and answering questi...
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GraveYard Tales

158 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2.2K 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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64 episodes - Latest episode: 15 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2.1K 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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242 episodes - Latest episode: about 17 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 2K ratings
Every day, stories unfold that have no resolution. Unresolved is an investigative and immersive look at those stories, as host Micheal Whelan tries to determine why these stories - unsolved crimes ...
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75 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2K ratings
Not all spies look like James Bond and Ethan Hunt. Most of them look like ordinary people, which makes them all the more dangerous... So what does it really take to be a spy? Every week, we cover a...
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American Hysteria

176 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★ - 1.7K ratings
American Hysteria explores the moral panics, conspiracy theories, urban legends, and fantastical thinking that shape our culture and why we end up fearing and believing in the unreal. Using sociolo...
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White Horse Inn

190 episodes - Latest episode: about 4 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 1.6K 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...