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The American History Podcast
The American History Podcast is a half-hour weekly show discussing the story of America as it unfolded, from Sir Walter Raleigh’s ill-fated Roanoke Colony to the 20th Century. This is a story about American culture. It’s about who we are as a people, and why.
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.
Hosted by bestselling author Steven Johnson (“How We Got To Now”), American Innovations uses immersive scenes to tell the stories of the scientists, engineers, and ordinary people behind the greatest discoveries of the past century.
BackStory is a weekly podcast that uses current events in America to take a deep dive into our past. Hosted by noted U.S. historians, each episode provides listeners with different perspectives on a particular theme or subject – giving you all sides to the story and then some.
Ben Franklin's World: A Podcast About Early American History
A show for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world.
The Memory Palace
The Memory Palace is a monthly historical podcast hosted by Nate DiMeo that debuted in 2008.
National Museum of American History Podcasts
The Museum is proud to present two podcast series:“History Explorer” takes listeners along on our staff’s intellectual adventures as they conduct exciting research and collect objects—both the iconic and seemingly mundane—to tell compelling stories about American history. "Prototype Online: Inventive Voices" is produced by the Museum's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and features interviews and lectures of renowned inventors and innovators.
1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries Podcast
Where History Comes Alive! A fast-paced, well-researched weekly podcast covering a wide range of historical events, persons, places, legends, and mysteries, hosted by Jon Hagadorn.
BBC In Our Time: History
Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
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....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.
HistoryExtra: World History Podcast
Our HistoryExtra podcast comes out twice a week, featuring interviews with notable historians talking about topics spanning ancient history through recent British to American events. Episodes feature history stories and perspectives on everything from crusading knights to Tudor monarchs and the D-Day landings.
History Unplugged celebrates unsung heroes, mythbusts historical lies, and rediscovers the forgotten stories that changed our world.
Our Fake History
Our Fake History is an award-winning podcast about myths people think are history and history that might be hidden in myths. Have you ever heard that old story about how Napoleon shot the nose off the sphinx, or that Shakespeare was an illiterate fraud, or that Queen Elizabeth was actually a man? This show explores those tall-tales and tries to figure out what’s fact, what’s fiction, and what is such a good story it simply must be told. The podcast combines storytelling, humour, and historical detective work to create a show that is good for both history buffs and anyone who loves a good story.
Revisionist History is a podcast from writer Malcolm Gladwell and Pushkin Industries. Each week for 10 weeks, Revisionist History will go back and reinterpret something from the past: an event, a person, an idea. Something overlooked. Something misunderstood.
Stuff You Missed in History Class
Join hosts Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by iHeartRadio and HowStuffWorks.
Witness Black History Podcast
Interviews with people who were there at key moments in black and civil rights history.
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