Politics History Podcasts

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266 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.8K 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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49 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★ - 2.7K 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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American Elections: Wicked Game

70 episodes - Latest episode: about 13 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 1.9K 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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David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles

45 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 290 ratings
The Anti-Capitalist Chronicles look at capitalism through a Marxist lens. Support the show on Patreon and get early access to episodes and more: https://www.patreon.com/davidharveyacc
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60/20 presented by JFK35

35 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 45 ratings
60/20: The Election of 1960 and its Echoes Today This special eight-part audio documentary, from the team who brings you the JFK35 podcast, will tell the story of the Kennedy campaign and how it h...
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Conflicted: A History Podcast

19 episodes - Latest episode: 22 days ago - ★★★★★ - 35 ratings
Untangling history’s greatest controversies. Every month, we take a hard look at the historical conflicts that raise difficult questions, stoke controversy, and send our moral compasses spinning.
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Fail to the Chief

68 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 31 ratings
Fail to the Chief is the podcast where comic "historian" Thom Woodley talks about the men who became President... almost. Romp through the losers of presidential history, laugh and marvel at how di...
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Professional Military Education

18 episodes - Latest episode: 12 months ago - ★★★★★ - 31 ratings
The Professional Military Education (PME) podcast is where great books on war and history are analyzed and discussed with the author. Through in depth conversations, the PME podcast seeks to promot...
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Political Spirits podcast

105 episodes - Latest episode: 9 days ago - ★★★★★ - 16 ratings
Why the Left and the Right should have a few drinks and talk. An experienced professional who spent years working public policy matters at the local, state and federal level talks about how our sy...
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Real Ass History Hours

21 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 16 ratings
History that's real and not fake. For the intellectually curious only.
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America The Bizarre

60 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 15 ratings
Dive into the weirdness of American history each week with Jordan & Jeremy Rausch as they explore the crazy stories that shaped America into the beautiful weirdo she is today.
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In Between Europe

24 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 15 ratings
The In Between Europe podcast discusses politics and current events in Central Europe, bringing you experts and a history minute for each episode. Hosted by Zselyke Csaky and Gergely Romsics.
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Rhythm of Life

8 episodes - Latest episode: 18 days ago - ★★★★★ - 15 ratings
Where conversation flows as life is explored -- that’s where the new podcast, Rhythm of Life, begins. Initial episodes include filmmaker Bob Hercules delving into the art of documentary filmmaking ...
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Metropolitan Library System Podcast

29 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 13 ratings
The Metro Library podcast celebrates Oklahoma arts, Oklahoma culture, Oklahoma history and the lives of influential Oklahomans today. Upcoming podcasts include a special on the BC Clark Anniversary...
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JFK Library Forums

80 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★ - 10 ratings
Kennedy Library Forums are a series of public affairs programs offered by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to foster public discussion on a diverse range of historical, political...
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Theory of Indivisibility

21 episodes - Latest episode: 14 days ago - ★★★★★ - 10 ratings
Theory of Indivisibility analyzes the evolutionary origins, current complexities, and how my theory of indivisibility applies to our social, economic, and political systems. Season 1, is dedicated ...
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Aussie History Podcast

117 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★ - 8 ratings
Australian history through the lens of migration.
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Gatty Lecture Rewind Podcast

37 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 7 ratings
From the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University, the Gatty Lecture Rewind Podcast features interviews and conversations with scholars and researchers working in and around Southeast Asia, all...
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Classic Influence: Timeless Lessons from the Legends

29 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 7 ratings
Classic Influence explores the timeless lessons learned from the legends of leadership, power, hustle, and grit. Listen in as your host—the Harvard and Columbia trained researcher, author and speak...
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Polk's America

9 episodes - Latest episode: 18 days ago - ★★★★★ - 7 ratings
Leading scholars from across the nation introduce our small Tennessee town to artisans and abolitionists, poets and politicians, scientists and suffragists. We’ll see what the past has to say to ou...
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Pilate Said Podcast

125 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 6 ratings
What is truth is what Pilate said and that is what we search for. We look for truth in politics, current events and culture with our common sense, past experiences and christian world view.
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Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

45 episodes - Latest episode: 11 months ago - ★★★★★ - 6 ratings
Arguably, one of the most influential and insightful pieces of work concerned with American political life, Democracy in America directs itself towards American politics and society, and is consid...
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Stand Up Citizen

14 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 6 ratings
As we approach the 2020 election, a podcast for ordinary citizens to help sort through our fractious politics, and their distorting effect on how we make our choices.. A non-partisan look at Ameri...
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Riding The Wave

25 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
Riding the Wave with Dennis Sherrard is an interview show focusing on poltiical candidates, operatives, campaign workers and the political events leading up to the 2020 election.
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Jack Lessenberry Politics & Prejudices

25 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
Entertaining, common-sense, and in-depth commentaries from award-winning writer and media personality, Jack Lessenberry.
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You Don't Have to Yell

61 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 3 ratings
38% of Americans feel the two party system works great. This is for the other 62% Every week, You Don't Have to Yell hosts third party candidates, historians, and subject matter experts to discus...
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Farmers' Fight!

7 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 3 ratings
A podcast series focused on the historical agrarian revolt in America and the broader Populist movement. More information at www.farmersfightpodcast.com
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Restoration History

7 episodes - Latest episode: 11 months ago - ★★★★★ - 3 ratings
The United States was founded by men and women of virtue, integrity, and a healthy respect for the Divine Creator who granted all humans the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Bu...
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Blaisin' History

135 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2 ratings
The Blaise Bryant Show is a weekly podcast covering a wide range of news and current events.
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16 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 2 ratings
From78 is a podcast about people in time. The host is a dude who was born in 1978, who is literally From78. On the show, From78 talks to people who are older, young, or about the same age as he is...