History Podcasts

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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

18 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 54.7K 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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Caliphate

13 episodes - Latest episode: 7 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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Unobscured

63 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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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Addendum

13 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 6.5K 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

202 episodes - Latest episode: 7 days ago - ★★★★★ - 5.6K 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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Fictional

36 episodes - Latest episode: 9 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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History on Fire

56 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 4.8K 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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Nice Try!

11 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★ - 3.9K 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: 11 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

7 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: 6 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

14 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★ - 3.2K ratings
Kamala Harris will become Vice President following one of the most tumultuous elections in U.S. history. Hosted by MSNBC’s Joy Reid, “Kamala: Next In Line” tells the cross-cultural journey ...
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Hillbilly Horror Stories

502 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day 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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Kingpins

175 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.9K ratings
Undeniable power. Unbelievable stories. Unlikely origins. Kingpins follows the rise and fall of rulers of the underworld. Every Friday, we examine the leaders of organized crime rings, and how mone...
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American Elections: Wicked Game

80 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.8K 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 scream...
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GONE

102 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.5K ratings
Have you ever spent hours looking for something you simply lost? How about a hundred years? How about looking for a missing airplane? Or a vanished civilization? Every other Monday, Gone searches f...
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Those Conspiracy Guys

205 episodes - Latest episode: 9 days ago - ★★★★ - 2.3K ratings
Those Conspiracy Guys is a comedy, history and True Crime podcast based in Ireland and deals with everything from the out-there conspiracy theories like aliens, time travel, and ancient civilisatio...
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Victor Davis Hanson's The Classicist

190 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.2K ratings
The Classicist is the weekly podcast of Victor Davis Hanson, scholar, writer, farmer. Tune in each week to hear VDH's unique perspective on the issues of the day.
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Dan Snow's History Hit

1,106 episodes - Latest episode: about 6 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 2.1K ratings
History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interv...
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Unresolved

254 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2.1K 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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Espionage

76 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months 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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FRAMED: An Investigative Story

38 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★ - 1.9K ratings
A true crime podcast that seeks to go beyond the narrative and discover the truth. Both sides have facts, which picture comes into focus depends on how those facts are Framed.
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Against The Odds

29 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.9K ratings
Humans are resilient. In our toughest moments, we will fight, we will struggle, and we will triumph...often against the odds.  In this immersive series from Wondery, host-adventurers Mike ...
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Infamous America

214 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.8K 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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White Horse Inn

220 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.7K 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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Follow Him: A Come, Follow Me Podcast featuring Hank Smith & John Bytheway

104 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.7K ratings
Do you ever feel that preparing for your weekly Come, Follow Me lesson falls short? Join hosts Hank Smith and John Bytheway as they interview experts to make your study for The Church of Jesus Chri...
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Useless Information Podcast

184 episodes - Latest episode: about 6 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
Podcasting since 2008! - It really is all true! Quirky, bizarre, and unusual stories from the Flip Side of History.
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Medical Mysteries

107 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
We trust doctors with our lives; they are some of the most educated and well-respected members of society. But what happens if they can't diagnose a patient? This high stake medical procedural foll...
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Luther: In Real Time

31 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
It’s 1520. Martin Luther has been declared a heretic by Pope Leo X, and his books are being burned. How much longer before Luther himself is thrown into the fire? Enter the dramatic story at the da...
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Our Thing with Sammy The Bull

9 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.5K ratings
Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano (born March 12, 1945) is an American gangster who became the underboss of the Gambino crime family. This is his story. Directed by James Carroll.