History Podcasts

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Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

352 episodes - Latest episode: 11 days 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 History Tellers

195 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 12K ratings
The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life -the words you speak, the ideas you share- can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know th...
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American Scandal

147 episodes - Latest episode: about 10 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 9.7K 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: 5 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

467 episodes - Latest episode: 7 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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Newt's World

164 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days 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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Words Matter

216 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day 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 real...
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American Elections: Wicked Game

78 episodes - Latest episode: 21 days 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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122 episodes - Latest episode: about 11 hours 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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Brought to you by...

71 episodes - Latest episode: 7 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2K ratings
Surprising stories about how the biggest, household name brands affect our lives and culture — for better or worse. Host Charlie Herman finds tales of tragedy, love, strange histories, unin...
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62 episodes - Latest episode: 29 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2K ratings
April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country in turmoil. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton takes control, determined to bring the assassin to justice—but the hunt for John Wilkes...
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Our Fake History

132 episodes - Latest episode: 15 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.9K ratings
A podcast about myths we think are history and history that might be hidden in myths! Awesome stories that really (maybe) happened!
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237 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.7K 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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Revolutionary Left Radio

233 episodes - Latest episode: 11 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.7K ratings
Discussing political philosophy, current events, activism, and the inevitable historical downfall of capitalism from a revolutionary leftist perspective.
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No Dumb Questions

103 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.7K ratings
A science guy from the deep south (Destin) and a humanities guy from the wild west (Matt Whitman) discuss deep questions with varying levels of maturity.
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Buried Truths

36 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.7K 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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Camp Monsters

26 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.7K ratings
These are the stories of impossible encounters with impossible creatures in the wildest corners of North America. We’ll travel the country, sit around campfires and talk about that thing that ran ...
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221 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.5K ratings
A boozy weekly podcast about mythology, legends and folklore. Hear fresh takes on classic myths and learn new stories from around the world, served up over ice by two tipsy history geeks.
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Infamous America

115 episodes - Latest episode: 13 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.5K ratings
Historical True Crime — assassins, gangsters, mobsters and lawmen; manhunts, scandals and unexplained phenomena, we'll cover them all. This is historical true crime that dives into the wildest and ...
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75 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★ - 1.5K 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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97 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 1.4K ratings
More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian’s vaults. But where the public’s view ends, Sidedoor begins. With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeeper...
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History That Doesn't Suck

102 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day 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: 4 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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Emperors of Rome

167 episodes - Latest episode: about 10 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 1.1K ratings
“Great empires are not maintained by timidity.” - Tacitus. A podcast series looking at the rulers of the ancient Roman empire, by Dr Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith.
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Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids

116 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.1K 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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Justice In America

49 episodes - Latest episode: 7 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

22 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days 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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We Got This with Mark and Hal

306 episodes - Latest episode: 7 days ago - ★★★★★ - 870 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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Trashy Divorces

103 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 865 ratings
A Good Podcast About Bad Relationships. Every Sunday, Alicia and Stacie take you on a comedic ride through two stories of marital misconduct and love gone wrong, blending biography, pop culture, hi...
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My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

227 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days 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...