History Podcasts

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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

15 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 41.5K 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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1619

7 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★ - 15.3K ratings
In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the ...
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Caliphate

12 episodes - Latest episode: almost 2 years ago - ★★★★★ - 11.8K 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 in...
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American Fiasco

14 episodes - Latest episode: almost 2 years ago - ★★★★★ - 5.5K ratings
Join host Roger Bennett of Men in Blazers for this story of the U.S. men’s soccer team that swaggered onto the international stage and set out to win the 1998 World Cup in France. When they arrived...
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Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music

15 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 years ago - ★★★★★ - 5.4K ratings
The podcast about 20th Century Country Music and the lives of those who gave it to us.
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Fictional

32 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★★ - 4.2K 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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History on Fire

52 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 3.9K 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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Uncivil

15 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★★ - 3.5K ratings
America is divided, and it always has been. We're going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media's new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and...
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Nice Try!

9 episodes - Latest episode: 8 months ago - ★★★★ - 3.5K 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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Felonious Florida

12 episodes - Latest episode: 10 months ago - ★★★★ - 3.2K 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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What Really Happened?

69 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★ - 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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Dirty Rats

15 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.3K ratings
Dirty Rats is the true story of two of Boston's most powerful brothers - one a gangster, the other a politician - as they rose from poverty in a public-housing project to the pinnacles of power in ...
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Moonrise

13 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★ - 2.3K 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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Constitutional

19 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.1K 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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Scattered

8 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
Chris Garcia’s dad had one dying wish: That his family scatter his ashes off the coast of Cuba. Chris’s mom? She doesn’t give a crap about dying wishes. She’s vowed to never go back to Cuba again. ...
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FRAMED: An Investigative Story

11 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★ - 1.4K ratings
An unsolved crime has divided a community for more than a decade. This season on Framed we will go beyond the narratives and attempt to answer the question of what happened one fateful nigh...
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Whistlestop: Presidential History and Trivia

95 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.3K ratings
John Dickerson of Slate’s Political Gabfest revisits a moment from the American carnival of politics. Hear about the grand speeches, emergency strategies, baby kissing, and backstabbing that make e...
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Cautionary Tales

11 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.3K ratings
We tell our children unsettling fairy tales to teach them valuable life lessons, but these Cautionary Tales are for the education of the grown ups – and they are all true. Tim Harford (Financial Ti...
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The Thread

42 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★ - 1.1K ratings
Explore history’s interlocking lives and events. Turn back the clock, one story at a time. Discover how various strands are woven together to create a historic figure, a big idea or an unth...
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Undone

12 episodes - Latest episode: almost 2 years ago - ★★★★★ - 1.1K ratings
When big news happens, the world tunes in and then moves on. But often the stories we thought were over haven’t really ended; they were the beginning of something else. Undone is a new show from G...
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No Man's Land by The Wing

7 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago - ★★★★★ - 933 ratings
No Man’s Land is a podcast about women who were too bad for your textbooks. It's hosted by Alexis Coe, the in-house historian for The Wing, a network of work and community spaces for women.
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Giants of History

89 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 752 ratings
Here at Giants of History, we produce a weekly biographical podcast that explores history’s most fascinating figures from cradle to grave. In each series, we strive to highlight the best stories a...
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12 Byzantine Rulers: The History of The Byzantine Empire

19 episodes - Latest episode: over 10 years ago - ★★★★★ - 747 ratings
This lecture series by Lars Brownworth covers the history of the Byzantine Empire through the study of 12 of its greatest rulers.
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Dead Man Talking™

17 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 year ago - ★★★★★ - 740 ratings
Angel Resendiz aka The Railroad Killer criss-crossed the US by freight train in the 80s and 90s, choosing his victims at random, before he was executed by the State of Texas in 2006. Before his dea...
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American Military History Podcast

154 episodes - Latest episode: 11 months ago - ★★★★★ - 738 ratings
Join amateur military historian podcaster Justin Johnson as he covers the military history of America in the American Military History Podcast. Covering America’s Military History from the Revoluti...
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Strange Matters Podcast

100 episodes - Latest episode: 10 months ago - ★★★★ - 701 ratings
Discussing the Bizarre, Mysterious, & Unexplained
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Throwback

7 episodes - Latest episode: 10 months ago - ★★★★★ - 602 ratings
The biggest moments in sports history have stories behind them which have never been told. In 1999, Brandi Chastain kicked the winning goal for the U.S. at the Women’s World Cup. Her victory celebr...
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Viking Age Podcast

70 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 577 ratings
Sharing the History of The Viking Age, one podcast at a time. We are covering the History of Scandinavia during the Viking Age. We're exploring Raiding, Trading and Settlement of Scandinavians abr...
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Norman Centuries | A Norman History Podcast by Lars Brownworth

20 episodes - Latest episode: over 5 years ago - ★★★★★ - 555 ratings
Lars Brownworth, author of "Lost to the West" and creator of the "12 Byzantine Rulers" podcast presents "Norman Centuries", a podcast on the Normans. While popular Norman history focuses on the reg...
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Odd Ball

6 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★ - 507 ratings
Odd Ball is a story about a UFO investigation, a mansion in the woods and how one shiny object sent a Jacksonville, Florida family into hiding. Each week host Lindsey Kilbride dives deeper into the...