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Behind the Bastards

519 episodes - Latest episode: about 13 hours ago - ★★★★ - 10.1K ratings
There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries about Hitler but only a few about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bad guys (and gals) are eternally fascinating. Behind the Bastard...
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Newt's World

474 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 5.5K ratings
Join former House Speaker, professor, historian, and futurist Newt Gingrich as he shares his lifetime of knowledge and access to the world’s most interesting minds in a new series that covers all a...
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57 episodes - Latest episode: 3 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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American Elections: Wicked Game

82 episodes - Latest episode: 30 days 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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Those Conspiracy Guys

223 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★ - 2.5K 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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Uncommon Knowledge

162 episodes - Latest episode: about 20 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 1.4K ratings
For more than two decades the Hoover Institution has been producing Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, a series hosted by Hoover fellow Peter Robinson as an outlet for political leaders, schol...
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My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

523 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 927 ratings
Since 2006, this podcast has been using history to elevate today's political debates.  "The perfect antidote to bloviating talking heads, My History is thoughtful, nuanced, and highly engaging." -C...
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The Thomas Jefferson Hour

362 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 880 ratings
The Thomas Jefferson Hour features conversations with Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, as portrayed by the award-winning humanities scholar and author, Clay Jenkinson. Th...
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Turned Out A Punk

584 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 818 ratings
Damian Abraham has been many things... the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ and food network host, one of the minds behind TV's "The Wrestlers", parent of 3... and undeniably, a p...
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824 episodes - Latest episode: about 14 hours ago - ★★★★ - 707 ratings
Thinking back to our history classes growing up, we had one question: Where the ladies at? Enter, Womanica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history. ...
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312 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 643 ratings
KUER’s award-winning interview show explores the world through deep thinkers who host Doug Fabrizio asks to think even deeper. Join writers, filmmakers, scientists and others on RadioWest: A show f...
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David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles

79 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 471 ratings
David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles is a bi-weekly podcast that looks at capitalism through a Marxist lens. Support the show on Patreon and get early access to episodes and more: https://www....
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This American President

242 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 392 ratings
This American President delves into the lives and legacies of U.S. presidents through long form stories and interviews. It will challenge the way you look at American history. Hosted by Richard Lim...
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Past Present

336 episodes - Latest episode: about 15 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 386 ratings
Past Present brings together three historians to discuss what's happening in American politics and culture today. Natalia, Neil, and Niki bring historical insights to the news of the day, offering ...
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KunstlerCast - Suburban Sprawl: A Tragic Comedy

371 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 304 ratings
James Howard Kunstler, author of "The Geography of Nowhere" and "The Long Emergency," takes on suburban sprawl, disposable architecture and the end of the cheap oil era each week with program host ...
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Talking Geopolitics

105 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 142 ratings
A bi-monthly non-partisan podcast brought to you by Geopolitical Futures, an online publication founded by internationally recognized geopolitical forecaster George Friedman. Geopolitical Futures t...
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Conflicted: A History Podcast

52 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 116 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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The History of Being Human

87 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 101 ratings
History, anatomy and physiology, philosophy, psychology, anthropology. The podcast that attempts to resurrect sense and meaning from the dust of a billion factoids.
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Dixieland of the Proletariat

79 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 70 ratings
Southern working-class podcast from a leftist perspective. We talk about current issues affecting Southerners, Southern history, and we make fun of Yankees! Find us at https://linktr.ee/dotprole
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JFK 35

60 episodes - Latest episode: 12 days ago - ★★★★★ - 45 ratings
John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, inspired a generation that transformed America. But not everyone knows the stories behind the man - his experiences as a young servicemembe...
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Professional Military Education

27 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 45 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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WPR Reports

9 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 45 ratings
"WPR Reports" features in-depth investigations from Wisconsin Public Radio's award-winning news team. The current season, "Mapped Out," is a six-part series debuting in September 2021 that will giv...
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Fail to the Chief

70 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 35 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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Room for Doubt

16 episodes - Latest episode: 12 months ago - ★★★★★ - 35 ratings
Conservative Christians are trying to protect the faith. Progressive Christians want to reimagine it. Meanwhile, our culture is moving beyond it. Who’s right? After stepping down this summer from a...
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Zero Hour: A History of 9/11

9 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★ - 35 ratings
A narrative nonfiction podcast chronicling the people and events leading up to the attacks of September 11th, 2001.
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Rhythm of Life

14 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 27 ratings
Chicago, IL - Where conversation flows...and life is explored -- that’s where the new podcast, Rhythm of Life, begins. Initial episodes include a fascinating conversation Steve Ordower has with fil...
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With Chinese Characteristics

44 episodes - Latest episode: 16 days ago - ★★★★★ - 23 ratings
A podcast where Natalie and Cherrie discuss Chinese history and stuff.We think we're funny but we're probably not.Episodes every other Sunday
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One Nation Under Crime

58 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 18 ratings
Welcome to One Nation Under Crime: A Chronological True Crime History Podcast! Each week, Kayla and Leah discuss one crime, each year, starting with the first recorded murder trial of the United St...
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Why This Matters

10 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 18 ratings
Welcome to the Why This Matters Podcast! Every episode, host Jeremy Grabiner explores a new topic in policy, politics, or current events with a guest. Have you ever wondered what a city mayor actua...
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Political Spirits podcast

147 episodes - Latest episode: 11 months ago - ★★★★★ - 17 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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