Politics History Podcasts

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Behind the Bastards

286 episodes - Latest episode: about 4 hours ago - ★★★★ - 6.7K 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

168 episodes - Latest episode: about 20 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 3.8K 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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56 episodes - Latest episode: 25 days ago - ★★★★ - 3K 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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266 episodes - Latest episode: 5 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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American Elections: Wicked Game

78 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 2.3K 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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Those Conspiracy Guys

192 episodes - Latest episode: 19 days ago - ★★★★ - 2.2K 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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History Unplugged Podcast

503 episodes - Latest episode: about 7 hours ago - ★★★★ - 1.9K 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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History Extra podcast

878 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 hours ago - ★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com
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Jacobin Radio

547 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 823 ratings
Podcasts from Jacobin magazine
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458 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★ - 803 ratings
Each week, SpyCast will feature interviews and programs with ex-spies, intelligence experts, and espionage scholars. SpyCast is hosted by Dr. Andrew Hammond (https://www.spymuseum.org/press/press-a...
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My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

229 episodes - Latest episode: about 23 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 792 ratings
Since 2006, bringing historical context to the politics of today. TV pundits discuss politics in a vacuum. Cable news tells you everything is 'breaking news' but in most cases, events have long ro...
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The Thomas Jefferson Hour

263 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 770 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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Uncommon Knowledge

130 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 711 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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Turned Out A Punk

428 episodes - Latest episode: about 10 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 620 ratings
Damian Abraham can be many things... the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ, a host for Vice…a parent, but certainly he is a punk music obsessive. Each week, he sits down and chats...
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143 episodes - Latest episode: 7 days ago - ★★★★★ - 549 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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Past Present

266 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 359 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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David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles

51 episodes - Latest episode: about 10 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 326 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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New Books in History

4,179 episodes - Latest episode: about 6 hours ago - ★★★★ - 124 ratings
Interviews with Historians about their New Books
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The History of Being Human

68 episodes - Latest episode: 10 days 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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60/20 presented by JFK35

40 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month 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

21 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 43 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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Dixieland of the Proletariat

34 episodes - Latest episode: 11 days ago - ★★★★★ - 36 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 on social media @dixieprole
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Professional Military Education

19 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 32 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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Fail to the Chief

68 episodes - Latest episode: 7 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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Rhythm of Life

9 episodes - Latest episode: 20 days ago - ★★★★★ - 19 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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America The Bizarre

70 episodes - Latest episode: 7 days ago - ★★★★★ - 17 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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Real Ass History Hours

23 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 16 ratings
History that's real and not fake. For the intellectually curious only.
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Political Spirits podcast

116 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 15 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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In Between Europe

24 episodes - Latest episode: 12 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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JFK Library Forums

80 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★ - 13 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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