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  1. Cautionary Tales with Tim Harford

    1.Cautionary Tales with Tim Harford

    We tell our children unsettling fairy tales to teach them valuable life lessons, but these Cautionary Tales are for the education of the grown ups – and they are all true. Tim Harford (Financial Times, BBC, author of “The Data Detective” and “The Undercover Economist”) brings you stories of awful human error, tragic catastrophes, daring heists and hilarious fiascos. They'll delight you, scare you, but also make you wiser. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries. 

  2. Dan Snow's History Hit

    2.Dan Snow's History Hit

    History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today.

  3. You're Dead To Me

    3.You're Dead To Me

    The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past.

  4. The Rest Is History

    4.The Rest Is History

    Historians Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are interrogating the past, attempting to de-tangle the present for their new podcast "The Rest Is History" They question the nature of Greatness, why the West no longer has civil wars and whether Richard Nixon was more like Caligula or Claudius.   They're distilling the entirety of human history, or, as much as they can fit into about thirty minutes.

  5. You're Wrong About

    5.You're Wrong About

    Mike and Sarah are journalists obsessed with the past. Every week they reconsider a person or event that's been miscast in the public imagination.

  6. In Our Time

    6.In Our Time

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas

  7. History Extra podcast

    7.History Extra podcast

    The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com

  8. Sword and Scale

    8.Sword and Scale

    The Sword and Scale true-crime podcast is an immersive audio experience covering the dark side of humanity and human nature. Our stories delve into the worst of the worst and include murder, rape, dismemberment and cannibalism. The worst monsters are real.

  9. We Have Ways of Making You Talk

    9.We Have Ways of Making You Talk

    Achtung! Achtung! Comedian Al Murray and historian James Holland discuss all matters Second World War. We Have Ways of Making You Talk is a bi-weekly show exploring the war in close up. James and Al have a stunning knowledge of their subject, but don't expect a linear narrative. The boys love a tangent and a forgotten tale. We Have Ways of Making You Talk roams down forgotten front lines, casts new villains and makes the case for unlikely heroes. Send questions to James and Al via Twitter using #WeHaveWays or by email to wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Battle stations!

  10. Evil Genius with Russell Kane

    10.Evil Genius with Russell Kane

    It’s good, bad, ugly - and very very funny. Changing the way we see heroes and villains in history.

  11. Conspiracy Theories

    11.Conspiracy Theories

    The truth is rarely the best story. And when it’s not the only story, the truth deserves another look. Every Wednesday, we tell the complicated stories behind the world’s most controversial events and possible cover-ups. Conspiracy? Maybe. Coincidence? Maybe. Complicated? Absolutely. Conspiracy Theories is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.

  12. Operation Midnight Climax

    12.Operation Midnight Climax

    George White ran the CIA brothel. He watched from a hidden room while men were dosed with LSD — and he convinced himself the fate of the nation depended on it.

  13. Stuff You Missed in History Class

    13.Stuff You Missed in History Class

    Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by iHeartRadio.

  14. Real Dictators

    14.Real Dictators

    Real Dictators is the new podcast series hosted by Paul McGann that explores the hidden lives of history’s tyrants. New episodes every Wednesday. Follow Noiser Podcasts on Twitter for updates on our shows.

  15. American Scandal

    15.American Scandal

    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 sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, deceit and ambition bring down heroes and celebrities, politicians and moguls. And when the dust finally settles, we’re left to wonder: how did this happen? Where did they trip up, and who is to blame? From the creators of American History Tellers, Business Wars and Tides of History comes American Scandal, where we take you deep into the heart of America’s dark side to look at what drives someone to break the rules and what happens when they’re caught. Hosted by Lindsay Graham.

  16. In Our Time: History

    16.In Our Time: History

    Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.

  17. Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

    17.Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

    In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions of listeners.

  18. Who Do You Think You Are? Podcast

    18.Who Do You Think You Are? Podcast

    Lost connections and unfamiliar histories are revealed as celebrities trace their family trees. Discover stories of courage, joy, sacrifice and resilience - everyone has a tale to tell. This commercial podcast is edited from the television programme Who Do You Think You Are? which is a Wall to Wall production for the BBC. The programmes were first broadcast on the BBC

  19. Lore

    19.Lore

    Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.

  20. Collapse

    20.Collapse

    On February 22, 2011, a devastating earthquake shook Christchurch, killing 185 people. One hundred and fifteen of those people were in the CTV building. The building should never have been built.

  21. Power: The Maxwells

    21.Power: The Maxwells

    Everyone’s heard of Ghislaine Maxwell (Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged partner in crime). But there’s a shadowy figure who hangs above her who you likely don’t know: her father, media tycoon Robert Maxwell. His rise from nothing to fall… from the deck of his super yacht under mysterious circumstances is straight out of a crime novel. His favorite daughter Ghislaine’s theory: her father was murdered. From Somethin’ Else, makers of ‘The Immaculate Deception’ and ‘The Fault Line: Bush, Blair and Iraq’, hosted by Investigative journalist Tara Palmeri, ‘Power: The Maxwells’ is a seven part series on the incredible true story of a media mogul whose legacy is still being felt today.

  22. Throughline

    22.Throughline

    The past is never past. Every headline has a history. Join us every week as we go back in time to understand the present. These are stories you can feel and sounds you can see from the moments that shaped our world.

  23. Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music

    23.Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music

    Step right up. Come on in.

  24. Heroes and Howlers

    24.Heroes and Howlers

    'Heroes and Howlers - And The Rest Is History’ - a quizzical look at some of history’s quirkiest moments. Mikey Robins, celebrated Australian comedian, and Paul Wilson, Oxford Historian and author, take you on a raucous tour across some of the strangest turning points in history.We like to think of history as a ‘Grand March’ full of bold action and heroic deeds, but scratch the surface and it’s amazing how many key events have been shaped by serendipity, moments of madness, even the downright banal. This series revels in such circumstance: the cock ups, the mishaps, the bizarre twists of fate that have changed the course of mankind – sometimes tragic, sometimes comical, sometimes just plain stupid. Facebook Twitter Instagram

  25. In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

    25.In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

    "In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson" presents a surprising and original portrait of Lady Bird Johnson, told in the former first lady's own words -- from over 123 hours of her White House audio diaries, heard here largely for the first time ever. It recasts Lady Bird's role in the Johnson White House as her husband's closest advisor and most trusted political partner and provides history-making revelations about LBJ's time in office. It's the story of how one vastly underestimated woman navigated the power, politics and polarization of her era to become one of the most influential members of the Johnson administration... even if we never knew it. An eight-part series from ABC Audio & Best Case Studios. Hosted by New York Times bestselling author Julia Sweig.

  26. Tulsa's Buried Truth

    26.Tulsa's Buried Truth

    It is one of the most violent attacks in American history, and also one of the least talked about. In 1921, an angry white mob descended upon a thriving community known as Black Wall Street. Over the course of two days, they decimated the neighborhood and killed as many as 300 Black Americans. Bodies of the victims were never recovered -- until now. One hundred years later -- after decades of silence -- a dozen wooden coffins were discovered in an unmarked grave. Now, the possibility of mass graves underneath Tulsa has prompted a search for answers, and justice for the descendants of those who were killed. From the producers of ABC's "Soul of a Nation."

  27. The Secret Life of Canada

    27.The Secret Life of Canada

    The Secret Life of Canada is a history podcast about the country you know and the stories you don't.

  28. The Ancients

    28.The Ancients

    A podcast for all ancient history fans! The Ancients is dedicated to discussing our distant past. Featuring interviews with historians and archaeologists, each episode covers a specific theme from antiquity. From Neolithic Britain to the Fall of Rome. Hosted by Tristan Hughes. 

  29. Revolutions

    29.Revolutions

    A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions. Now: The Russian Revolution Next: ???

  30. Duchess

    30.Duchess

    Welcome to Duchess - the podcast where the Duchess of Rutland explores the historic homes of Great Britain, and meets the inspiring women who lead them today. Have you ever watched Bridgerton, The Crown or Downton Abbey and wondered what it's really like to be a Duchess? If so, this is the podcast for you. Stately homes are manors, palaces, and castles of great historic significance. They were built by the finest architects, adorned with the finest treasures and surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. They homed the most powerful families and, with their wealth and social pedigree, shaped the world we live in today. Emma grew up far away from the aristocracy but her life changed forever when she married her husband - the 11th Duke of Rutland - and moved into Belvoir Castle. At once Emma became both a Duchess and custodian of one of Britain's most important buildings. The Duchess wanted to learn more about this world, these homes, and the other empowering women who, just like her, work tirelessly to ensure they see tomorrow. In this podcast the Duchess will travel to breathtaking homes, learn the epic tales of their construction, meet the historic figures that walked their halls, hear chilling ghost stories and the heartbreaking tales of romance. All of this whilst getting to know the inspiring, powerful women that work to find the delicate balance between preservation and transformation. Join Emma on a very special journey. This is Duchess, the podcast.

  31. Slow Burn

    31.Slow Burn

    In 2003, the United States invaded Iraq without provocation. Most Americans supported the war—as did most politicians and intellectuals, both liberal and conservative. Today, it’s universally considered a disaster. Hosted by award-winning reporter Noreen Malone, the fifth season of Slow Burn explores the people and ideas that propelled the country into the Iraq War, and the institutions that failed to stop it. How did the Iraq catastrophe happen? And what was it like to watch America make one of its most consequential mistakes?

  32. Life on the Line

    32.Life on the Line

    Life on the Line is the podcast that tracks down Australian military veterans and records their stories.

  33. My Fugitive

    33.My Fugitive

    Nina Gilden Seavey was twelve on May 5, 1970, the day an Air Force building in St. Louis burned to the ground. Her dad represented a young man accused of the crime: Howard Mechanic. Facing serious federal time, Howard went on the run and became one of the longest-running fugitives in U.S. history. As an adult, Nina picked up the trail. What ever happened to Howard Mechanic? This eight-part series is the tangled story of her search for answers. Hundreds of Freedom of Information requests. Hundreds of thousands of pages of documents. FBI surveillance and confidential informants. Cold War spies, conspiracy theories and the murder of a civil rights icon. And the sacrifices America makes in the name of national security.

  34. In Our Time: Science

    34.In Our Time: Science

    Scientific principles, theory, and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.

  35. Unexplained Mysteries

    35.Unexplained Mysteries

    Unexplained Mysteries examines history’s most compelling puzzles. From suspicious deaths to scientific paradoxes to paranormal reports, if there are lingering questions, Unexplained Mysteries tells the story. Every Tuesday and Thursday, we sort through the evidence—and occasionally—uncover the answers.

  36. The History of England

    36.The History of England

    Please note that because iTunes limits the number of episodes displayed to 300, to start at the beginning of my retelling of the story of England, you need to SUBSCRIBE. You'll then find a regular, chronological podcast, starting from from the end of Roman Britain. I’m a bloke in a shed, but I make sure this is good, properly prepared history, and then fill it with my enthusiasm. You’ll find the great events and people for sure – but also some of the byways, of how people lived, their language, and the forces that shaped their lives and destinies.

  37. The Fall of Rome Podcast

    37.The Fall of Rome Podcast

    Barbarians, political breakdown, economic collapse, mass migration, pillaging and plunder. The fall of the Roman Empire has been studied for years, but genetics, climate science, forensic science, network models, and globalization studies have reshaped our understanding of one of the most important events in human history. PhD historian and specialist Patrick Wyman brings the cutting edge of history to listeners in plain, relatable English.

  38. The Food That Built America

    38.The Food That Built America

    It takes bold visionaries risking everything to create some of the most recognizable brands on the planet. The Food That Built America, based on the hit documentary series from The HISTORY® Channel, tells the extraordinary true stories of industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized the food industry and transformed American life and culture in the process.

  39. In Black and White

    39.In Black and White

    From alleyway gangsters to cold war spies to eccentric entrepreneurs, Australian history is full of colourful but forgotten characters. Host Jen Kelly talks with experts, historians and yarn spinners to uncover the untold stories of some of our most interesting and offbeat ancestors. Produced by Jonty Burton and Elouise Tynan.

  40. Warfare

    40.Warfare

    War historian, writer, and broadcaster, James Rogers, presents this History Hit show about the most catastrophic wars in modern history. From the Seven Years War and the World Wars, to the Cold War and the War on Terror, this podcast opens up fascinating new perspectives on how conflict has shaped and changed our world. Each week, twice a week, James teams up with fellow historians, veterans, and experts to reveal astonishing new histories of ferocious global warfare, bloody revolutions, and violent ideological battles. Join us on the front line of military history. Follow on Twitter @HistoryHitWW2.

  41. The History of English Podcast

    41.The History of English Podcast

    The Spoken History of a Global Language

  42. HISTORY This Week

    42.HISTORY This Week

    This week, something momentous happened. Whether or not it made the textbooks, it most certainly made history. Join HISTORY This Week as we turn back the clock to meet the people, visit the places and witness the moments that led us to where we are today.

  43. The History of Rome

    43.The History of Rome

    A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Now complete!

  44. Bad Gays

    44.Bad Gays

    A podcast about evil and complicated queers in history. Why do we remember our heroes better than our villains? Hosted by Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller. Learn more: www.badgayspod.com

  45. Stuff The British Stole

    45.Stuff The British Stole

    Throughout its reign, the British Empire stole a lot of stuff. Today those objects are housed in genteel institutions across the UK and the world. They usually come with polite plaques. This is a series about the not-so-polite history behind those objects.

  46. Global News What Happened To...?

    46.Global News What Happened To...?

    You’ve heard the stories. You’ve felt for the people involved. But what happens after the cameras shut off and the reporters walk away? Just because a story disappears from the news doesn’t mean it’s gone. So whatever happened to the nuclear disaster at Fukushima? or the trapped Chilean Miners? And did anything actually come out of the Ice Bucket Challenge? Join Global News reporter, Erica Vella on this unique history podcast as she takes you inside these stories and talks to the people at the heart of each one to find out exactly what’s happened since. 

  47. History of the 90s

    47.History of the 90s

    On History of the 90’s we’ll travel back in time through the stories that defined a decade. The last 10 years of the 20th century was a time like no other, from Columbine to Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Seinfeld, Air Jordan, and the Spice Girls …if it happened in the 90’s you’ll hear about it on this podcast. Join Kathy Kenzora as we journey through the History of the 90's every other Wednesday. 

  48. The History Listen

    48.The History Listen

    New and compelling stories from Australia and around the world, told by some of our most popular and trusted historians. Step inside a time machine for an immersive journey through history, where stories of people, places and events bring the past vividly into our present world.

  49. The Historic Present

    49.The Historic Present

    History podcast run by two GCSE history fanatics. Join Jonah and Charlie for chilled chats around the GCSE course, delving deeper into some fascinating stories. Appearing as guests, several renowned and intriguing expert historians help us explore further into some of their specialist areas, before a short political section joined by many other young people with burning questions. Subscribe to our newly-created youtube channel, with weekly content for those who prefer more visually stimulating episodes: The Historic Present Pod Contact: jonahethanhowe@icloud.com Follow our insta too!

  50. Real Narcos

    50.Real Narcos

    If the US Government asked you to move to Colombia to hunt down the world’s most brutal narco-terrorist, what would you say? Real Narcos meets the real DEA agents tasked with bringing down some of history’s most notorious criminal masterminds - from the King of Cocaine, Pablo Escobar, to the most powerful drug trafficker on the planet, El Chapo. Head to www.noiser.com to learn more about Noiser shows. Also, check out our other podcast, Real Dictators. Out now!

  51. BROKEN: Seeking Justice

    51.BROKEN: Seeking Justice

    Investigative Reporter Julie K. Brown exposed Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes to the world. Now his survivors are fighting for the truth. This season, host Tara Palmeri follows the women who are making their own justice.

  52. Tides of History

    52.Tides of History

    Everywhere around us are echoes of the past. Those echoes define the boundaries of states and countries, how we pray and how we fight. They determine what money we spend and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. From Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.

  53. Black History Year

    53.Black History Year

    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, information and ideas so we can advance our people. Black History Year connects you to the history, thinkers, and activists that are left out of the mainstream conversations. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we’re always working toward one goal: uniting for the best interest of Black people worldwide. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation’s largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com.

  54. American History Tellers

    54.American History Tellers

    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 the stories that made America? We’ll take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation. And we’ll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today. Hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator). From Wondery, the network behind Tides Of History, Fall Of Rome and Dirty John.

  55. One Great History

    55.One Great History

    A podcast about the great (and not so great) history of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Hosted by Sabrina Janke and Alex Judge.

  56. Sweetbitter | A Sappho Podcast

    56.Sweetbitter | A Sappho Podcast

    A podcast that delves into the truth and controversy surrounding Sappho; her life, the Isle of Lesbos and her relevance today.

  57. LBJ and the Great Society

    57.LBJ and the Great Society

    President Lyndon B. Johnson is today remembered largely for his failure in Vietnam. But before the war sunk his presidency, LBJ compiled a record of accomplishment on the domestic front unmatched since FDR. Medicare, civil and voting rights, clean air and water, Head Start, immigration reform, public broadcasting — fifty years later, these programs are so deeply woven into the fabric of American life that it is difficult to imagine the country without them. LBJ and the Great Society is a window on this transformative moment in U.S. history, and the larger-than-life figure at the center of it. Hosted by Melody Barnes, chief domestic policy advisor to Barack Obama and now co-head of the Democracy Initiative at the University of Virginia. The series is a sequel to LBJ's War (also available in this feed), which mined a largely unheard trove of recordings from the White House to tell the story of Johnson's ruinous misadventure in Vietnam.

  58. Witness History

    58.Witness History

    History as told by the people who were there.

  59. Noble Blood

    59.Noble Blood

    Author Dana Schwartz explores the stories of some of history’s most fascinating royals: the tyrants and the tragic, the murderers and the murdered, and everyone in between. Because when you’re wearing a crown, mistakes often mean blood. New episodes every two weeks, on Tuesdays.

  60. We Didn't Start the Fire: The History Podcast

    60.We Didn't Start the Fire: The History Podcast

    A modern history podcast inspired by the lyrics of Billy Joel. Billy didn’t just write an unforgettable smash-hit with ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’, he also created the most fascinating, random and original history of the post-war world. Each episode, a new lyric and a fresh subject, all presented by Katie Puckrik and Tom Fordyce. It's politics, rock 'n' roll, sport, space, television, the Cold War, explored and explained by historians, eyewitnesses, and mega-fans. Billy started it. We're going to finish it. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @spreadthatfire, or share your thoughts and stories with us fire@crowdnetwork.co.uk.

  61. Our Place

    61.Our Place

    Myf Warhurst's Our Place is a podcast that explores Australian culture. If culture is how we share who we are with the world and how we tell our stories to each other, what is that story right now? Myf Warhurst talks to the thinkers, makers and figures who are creating a new narrative for Australia’s future.

  62. The Log Books

    62.The Log Books

    **Best New Podcast (Gold) at the British Podcast Awards 2020** What if you could glimpse into LGBTQIA+ life from decades ago? Since 1974 volunteers at Switchboard, the LGBT+ helpline, have written notes in the charity's log books. Hosts Tash Walker and Adam Smith are re-opening these pages today, to explore untold stories from Britain’s queer history. Each episode explores a different theme from LGBTQIA+ life through log book entries, dozens of voices sharing their own memories, and conversations about being queer today. https://www.thelogbooks.org Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/thelogbooks.

  63. From John To Justin

    63.From John To Justin

    Join me as I look at every Prime Minister of Canada from Sir John A. Macdonald to Justin Trudeau. I look at the good, the bad and everything else the leaders of Canada have been involved in. See why they left their mark on Canada, why they maybe weren't always great people and why they are part of our history.

  64. Distinction

    64.Distinction

    Stories of courage from inside Victoria Police

  65. Floodlines

    65.Floodlines

    Some call it Hurricane Katrina. Some call it the Federal Flood. Others call it the day the levees broke. On August 29, 2005, the city of New Orleans was submerged. That story of hubris, incompetence, and nature's wrath is now etched into the national consciousness. But the people who lived through the flood and its aftermath have a different story to tell. A story of rumors, betrayal, and one of the most misunderstood events in American history. Hosted by Vann R. Newkirk II.

  66. Untold Killing

    66.Untold Killing

    Over the course of a mid-Summer week in July 1995, more than 8,000 men and boys were systematically killed in a small Bosnian town called Srebrenica. 'Untold Killing' tells the little-known story of genocide and ethnic cleansing right in the heart of Europe through the voices of those who survived it. It’s a tale of betrayal, injustice, and what the world’s wilful ignorance towards ethnic persecution leads to. A co-production from Message Heard and Remembering Srebrenica. Hosted by Aleksandra Bilić. ‘Untold Killing’ marks the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.

  67. Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

    67.Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

    On Who We Are, host Carvell Wallace and ACLU Deputy Director Jeffery Robinson reach back to tipping points in American history, to examine the white supremacist foundation on which the nation’s legal, political and social systems were built. A podcast by Ben & Jerry’s and produced by Vox Creative.

  68. Bad Bridget

    68.Bad Bridget

    The new podcast from Queen's University Belfast & Ulster University, telling the untold stories of generations of Irish women who saw their American Dream become a nightmare. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  69. Hope, Through History

    69.Hope, Through History

    Welcome to Hope, Through History, with Pulitzer Prize Winning and Best Selling Author and Historian, Jon Meacham and directed and produced by Cadence13, in partnership with HISTORY Channel. HTH explores some of the most historic and trying times in American History, and how this nation dealt with these moments, the impact of these moments and how we came through these moments a unified nation. Season One takes a look at critical moments around the 1918 Flu Pandemic, the Great Depression, World War II, the polio epidemic and the Cuban Missile Crisis. These stories of crisis—the term originates in the writings of Hippocrates, as a moment in the course of a disease where a patient either lives or dies—are rich, and in our own 2020 hour of pandemic and slow-motion but indisputably real panic, there’s utility in re-engaging with the stories of how leaders and citizens have reacted amid tension and tumult. The vicissitudes of history always challenge us in new and often-confounding ways; that’s in the nature of things. Still, as Winston Churchill once remarked, “The future is unknowable, but the past should give us hope”—the hope that human ingenuity, reason, and character can combine to save us from the abyss and keep us on a path, in another phrase of Churchill’s, to broad, sun-lit uplands.

  70. A History of the World in 100 Objects

    70.A History of the World in 100 Objects

    Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, narrates 100 programmes that retell humanity's history through the objects we have made

  71. Recall: How to Start a Revolution

    71.Recall: How to Start a Revolution

    The 1950s & 60s saw a wave of radical movements. Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution. The Black Panthers. Quebec and Canada had the FLQ — a showdown that dissolved into crisis. By October 1970, there were soldiers in the streets, communities on edge, kidnapping and terror in the headlines. But those frightening weeks were just the crescendo of a wave of terror and violence that was nearly a decade in the making. This series will reveal the stories of that time through immersive storytelling and the people who lived it: the bomb disposal expert on defusing live explosives, the survivors of terror, their families, and the radicals themselves.

  72. It Was Said

    72.It Was Said

    It Was Said is a limited documentary podcast series looking back on some of the most powerful, impactful and timeless speeches in American history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winning and best-selling author-historian Jon Meacham, and created, directed and produced by Peabody-nominated C13Originals Studios in association with HISTORY Channel, this series takes you through 10 speeches for the inaugural season. Meacham offers expert insight and analysis into their origins, the orator, the context of the times they were given, why they are still relevant today, and the importance of never forgetting them. Each episode of this documentary podcast series also brings together some of the top historians, authors and journalists relevant to each respective speech and figure.

  73. The Historical Natives

    73.The Historical Natives

    Follow each week as The Historical Natives tell bone-chilling creatures from the indigenous peoples of North America. For more information please visit our website: https://www.thehistoricalnatives.ca/

  74. Amazing War Stories

    74.Amazing War Stories

    Ex-British Paratrooper and history fanatic Bruce Crompton is on a mission and he believes the amazing deeds of forgotten war heroes can help him. Due to the ongoing pandemic, museums all around the world are in danger of closing. If that happens the history contained within them will be lost from the public forever. In this series, inspired by unique museum items and personal artefacts, Bruce narrates incredible tales from the Second World War. He hopes that by telling these true stories, realised in immersive, 3D audio, people will be inspired to visit collections and help preserve their legends for generations to come. To contact the team please email: info@amazingwarstories.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  75. Blindspot: The Road to 9/11

    75.Blindspot: The Road to 9/11

    While the devastating images of the 9/11 attacks are seared into our national collective memory, most of the events that led up to that day took place out of public view. Over eight episodes, Blindspot: The Road to 9/11, brings to light the decade-long “shadow struggle” that preceded the attacks. New episodes drop every Wednesday. Hosted by WNYC reporter Jim O’Grady and based on HISTORY’s television documentary Road to 9/11 (produced by Left/Right), this 8-episode podcast series draws on interviews with more than 60 people — including FBI agents, high-level bureaucrats, journalists, experts, and people who knew the terrorists personally — and weaves them together with original reporting to create a gripping, serialized narrative audio experience. Blindspot: The Road to 9/11 is a co-production of HISTORY and WNYC Studios.

  76. The Eleventh

    76.The Eleventh

    The Eleventh is an explosive thriller teasing out everything you never knew about one of the most famous chapters of Australian political history — the dismissal of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.

  77. 5 Minute History

    77.5 Minute History

    Interesting things from history in about 5 minutes

  78. Little Tiny

    78.Little Tiny

    Explore world history through the small things that have shaped it.

  79. Dead Ladies Show Podcast

    79.Dead Ladies Show Podcast

    The Dead Ladies Show presents the stories of amazing women from history told live on stage in Berlin and beyond. Inspiring, irreverent, and entertaining! @deadladiesshow on Instagram and Twitter. Facebook: thedeadladiesshow.

  80. American Revolution Podcast

    80.American Revolution Podcast

    A chronological history of the Revolutionary War era.

  81. Pre-Dead Boys

    81.Pre-Dead Boys

    You're gonna rot - but that doesn't have to be a bummer! Prepare for the inevitable with Max and Dorian as they explore the history and culture of death and decomposition. Twitter & Insta: @predeadboys

  82. AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST

    82.AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST

    The story of the how the Victorians shaped the world.

  83. Pax Britannica

    83.Pax Britannica

    Pax Britannica is a narrative history podcast covering the empire upon which the sun never set. Beginning with the accession of James VI of Scotland to the throne of England, Pax Britannica will follow the people and events that created an empire that dominated the globe. Hosted by a PhD candidate in British Imperial history, and based on extensive scholarship and primary sources, along with interviews with experts in their field, Pax Britannica aims to explain the rise and eventual fall of the largest empire in history. After all, how peaceful was the 'British Peace'?

  84. My African Clichés ( English)

    84.My African Clichés ( English)

    On the back of the bird Sankofa, this mythical bird that flies forward, head turned back, carrying in its beak an egg that symbolizes the future, this podcast takes you to every episode in the glorious history of African continent. Develop your knowledge of African history to better understand the continent today.

  85. JFK 35

    85.JFK 35

    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 servicemember in World War II, how he wrote some of his most memorable speeches, what sparked him to set the country on a path to the moon. Join Matt Porter and Jamie Richardson of the JFK Library Foundation as they dig into the archives at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston and interview their colleagues to get a behind-the-scenes look at JFK’s life and legacy.

  86. Blind History

    86.Blind History

    Blind History is a crash course in getting to know history’s greatest men and women - and by great we don’t always mean good. Hosted by Gareth Cliff and Anthony Mederer from Taylor Blinds & Shutters, this series will tell you what the history books sometimes leave out - the sordid stories, the less well-known details, some of the stuff they didn’t teach you at school. Each person will help you put a piece of the puzzle in place, and bring history to life in 15 conversational minutes. Brought to you by Taylor Blinds & Shutters.

  87. Historic Royal Palaces Podcast

    87.Historic Royal Palaces Podcast

    This podcast is a collection of recorded talks and lectures given by curators and experts at our palaces. It explores how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built. For more information on Historic Royal Palaces visit hrp.org.uk

  88. Prefab Museum's Podcasts

    88.Prefab Museum's Podcasts

    The Prefab Museum recorded a number of oral histories about post-war prefabs from people who lived and grew up in them.

  89. The History of Spain Podcast

    89.The History of Spain Podcast

    Biweekly podcast on the history of Spain following a chronological order.

  90. Modern Jewish History (UCLA Spring 2018)

    90.Modern Jewish History (UCLA Spring 2018)

    Student podcast from UCLA History M182C (Modern Jewish History). Instead of writing a paper as a final project, students produced a short podcast episode about modern Jewish history. The students chose their topics, researched, wrote, and recorded their episodes.

  91. 12 Years That Shook the World

    91.12 Years That Shook the World

    12 Years That Shook the World explores stories of real people, the choices they made, and specific moments in Holocaust history from 1933-1945. From the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, this podcast is released in seasons, twice-yearly.

  92. Outrageously Unnecessary

    92.Outrageously Unnecessary

    An irregularly scheduled podcast where two friends talk about the ridiculous purchases of the wealthy through the ages. Because as long as there have been wealthy people, they've been buying obnoxious crap. Follow us on Instagram @outrageouslyunnecessary and Twitter @OUnnecessaryPod

  93. Shoulders of Giants

    93.Shoulders of Giants

    An amateur adventure into historical events and figures and what we can learn from them. Hosted by best friends Nick and Travis, we pick one historical subject each month and go off for at least an hour, probably more.

  94. CONTEXT

    94.CONTEXT

    The purpose of this podcast is to provide the larger context to the situation in the Middle East. The history will be provided through audio recordings of my late father, Dr. David Neiman –an expert on the history of the ancient near east and the relationship between the Church and the Jews. He based his theses on historical records, linguistics and a deep understanding of the Bible and its origins.

  95. That's Weird

    95.That's Weird

    An amateur cryptozoologist and a mediocre conspiracy theorist get together every other week to talk about the things that make them say “that’s weird!”

  96. Can He Do That?: How to Flip the House

    96.Can He Do That?: How to Flip the House

    This special week-long miniseries from the "Can He Do That?" podcast explores wave elections that changed control of the House of Representatives -- something that's only happened three times in the past 60 years. Host Martine Powers looks at why they happened, how they changed our political system, and most importantly, what they tell us about what to expect in November, telling each story through the eyes of the people who were there.

  97. The History of Witchcraft

    97.The History of Witchcraft

    Witches didn't exist, and yet thousands of people were executed for the crime of witchcraft. Why? The belief in magic and witchcraft has existed in every recorded human culture; this podcast looks at how people explained the inexplicable, turned random acts of nature into conscious acts of mortal or supernatural beings, and how desperate communities took revenge against the suspected perpetrators.

  98. Greek Mythology Retold

    98.Greek Mythology Retold

    Greek mythology and history inspire Janell Rhiannon's adult mythology series, The Homeric Chronicles. In this podcast series, she shares how her research informed major plot structures and the various surprises that cast new light on old (and new) Trojan War characters. Her ultimate goal is to elevate the female voices of the Trojan War era, bringing a wider female audience to a genre that is most typically geared toward masculine perspectives. **For exclusive content become at Myrmidon Elite Member @ https://greekmythologyretold.supercast.tech/

  99. Britain and Ireland in the Early Middle Ages

    99.Britain and Ireland in the Early Middle Ages

    The Britain and Ireland in the Early Middle Ages podcast (formerly the History of the British Isles) is an in-depth look at the politics of Britain and Ireland before the Normans! Understand why Aethelred was Unready, how Scotland and England were formed and even who the only ever king of Wales was! Twitter: @BritishHistPod

  100. Enigma

    100.Enigma

    Haunting True Stories from across the USA