History Podcasts

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Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

345 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 12.1K ratings
Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we've tried to fix people.
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American Scandal

132 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 8.8K ratings
Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage. Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to spo...
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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Addendum

12 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 5.7K 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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History Hyenas with Chris Distefano and Yannis Pappas

231 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 3.8K ratings
Comedians Yannis Pappas and Chris Distefano go WILD for history and nature. Listen in as these two Hyenas teach all things historical and natural in a way that you never thought was possibl...
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Words Matter

198 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2.6K ratings
American politics is undergoing seismic changes that will alter the course of history. As hosts of Words Matter, Katie Barlow and Joe Lockhart believe that facts, evidence, truth and objective rea...
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Skeptoid

110 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2.2K ratings
The true science behind our most popular urban legends. Historical mysteries, paranormal claims, popular science myths, aliens and UFO reports, conspiracy theories, and worthless alternative medici...
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American Elections: Wicked Game

69 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days 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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Shmanners

228 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
Join husband Travis McElroy and wife Teresa McElroy every Friday and they'll improve your etiquette week by week! Perplexed by thank you notes? Baffled by black tie? Dismayed by dinner parties? Wor...
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Buried Truths

36 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.5K ratings
For months after three white men chased Ahmaud Arbery to his death, Georgia of 2020 looked disconcertingly like Georgia of 1950. This is the story of the long arc of injustice in the Americ...
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Proof

67 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★ - 1.4K ratings
We tell the weird and surprising and funny backstories around food and drink. The tales we haven’t all heard yet, the ones that have been lost, the under-told. This is not a recipe show. An...
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History That Doesn't Suck

96 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.3K ratings
History That Doesn’t Suck is a bi-weekly podcast, delivering a legit, seriously researched, hard-hitting survey of American history through entertaining stories. To keep up with History Tha...
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History of the Crusades

324 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.2K ratings
Over 900 years ago, thousands of Christians invaded the Middle East, intent on taking the Holy Land from the Muslims. The following 200 years were marked by a series of military campaigns known as...
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We Share The Same Sky

7 episodes - Latest episode: 10 months ago - ★★★★★ - 932 ratings
We Share The Same Sky is an intimate portrait of family history that tells the stories of two young women—Hana as a refugee who remains one step ahead of the Nazis at every turn, and Rachael, her g...
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Justice In America

49 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 927 ratings
Justice in America, hosted by Josie Duffy Rice and Clint Smith, is a podcast for everyone interested in criminal justice reform— from those new to the system to experts who want to know more. Each ...
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Black History Year

15 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 913 ratings
Learning your history makes you - and your people - stronger. As Black people, we know we’re left out of the history books. That the media images are skewed. That we need access to experts, informa...
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Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids

107 episodes - Latest episode: about 5 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 893 ratings
Bedtime History is a series of educational, relaxing stories for kids and families. Learn about inspirational characters such as Neil Armstrong, Sacajawea, George Lucas and J.K. Rowling. Other topi...
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We Got This with Mark and Hal

297 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 854 ratings
Each week, actors Mark Gagliardi and Hal Lublin (Drunk History, The Thrilling Adventure Hour, Welcome to Night Vale) sit down to settle all the small debates that are a big deal to YOU - once and f...
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Encyclopedia Womannica

379 episodes - Latest episode: about 16 hours ago - ★★★★ - 633 ratings
Thinking back to our history classes growing up, we had one question: Where the ladies at? Enter, Encyclopedia Womannica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throug...
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You Had Me at Black

108 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★ - 536 ratings
You Had Me at Black is where Black Millennials tell the true-life stories you won't see on TV.
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Queens Podcast

86 episodes - Latest episode: 10 days ago - ★★★★★ - 462 ratings
Tune in to hear Katy and Nathan pair cocktails with amazing women of history. Queens discusses female rulers throughout history who handled their business and slayed. Got a request? Email us at Que...
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This Won't Hurt A Bit

34 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 351 ratings
The medical podcast for your cortex and funny bone. Dr Mel Herbert, Dr Jess Mason and the FOOLYBOO team bring you a Medicine, Science, History and Humor Podcast that won't hurt a bit.
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Proles of the Round Table

51 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 334 ratings
A podcast that focuses on history from a communist perspective in a round-table discussion over booze.
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Disaster Area

151 episodes - Latest episode: 19 days ago - ★★★★ - 333 ratings
A podcast about disasters throughout history - what caused them, how people survived, and how we've responded to keep those disasters from happening again.
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War Stories

34 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 332 ratings
War Stories is a narrative show that takes the broad arcs of warfare and shares the stories behind crucial points their development. In each season, the show revolves around a single topic and trac...
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Why They Did That

27 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 304 ratings
The Bible can seem boring, but not if you ask the right questions. Why They Did That explores the motivations of biblical characters and how their choices can guide yours.
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People's History Podcast

7 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★ - 301 ratings
A documentary series about struggles in the United States. Each six-episode season covers one local story, told from the viewpoint of working-class people. Produced by Jacobin with support from the...
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Species

167 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 296 ratings
Pick an animal.
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Tudor, I Hardly Know Her

100 episodes - Latest episode: 11 months ago - ★★★★ - 277 ratings
A comedy podcast about the Tudors and 1500s shenanigans. It's educational, we swear. But mostly funny. Hosted by Emily Simpson and Garrett Kaser.
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Love Anyway

40 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 260 ratings
Our world runs on fear. The loudest voices tell you to be afraid of anyone who’s different. But there’s another way. And it starts with each of us. Love Anyway is an immersive storytelling podcast ...
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So Dead

73 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 239 ratings
Hosted by Jenn Carpenter, So Dead is a Michigan based podcast that features unique tales of true crime, the paranormal, urban legends, and more.