Top Podcasts under Topic History

Revolutions

Revolutions

By: Mike Duncan

Rating:

5.0 (1203 ratings)

A weekly podcast exploring great political revolutions. Now: The July Revolution. Next: 1848

Tides of History

Tides of History

By: Wondery

Rating:

4.5 (60 ratings)

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 and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. In this new series from Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.

Myth and Legends

Myth and Legends

By: Jason Weiser

Rating:

5.0 (5511 ratings)

Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.

30 For 30 Podcasts

30 For 30 Podcasts

By: ESPN, ESPN Films, 30for30

Rating:

4.0 (336 ratings)

Original audio documentaries and more from the makers of the acclaimed 30 for 30 series. Sports stories like you've never heard before.

The Memory Palace

The Memory Palace

By: Nate DiMeo

Rating:

5.0 (2103 ratings)

From public radio producer, Nate DiMeo, comes The Memory Palace, a finalist for the 2016 Peabody Award and one of iTunes Best Podcast of 2015. Short, surprising stories of the past, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hysterical, often a little bit of both. "The most potent pieces of audio being produced today." - The AvClub thememorypalace.us The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm

Stuff To Blow Your Mind

Stuff To Blow Your Mind

By: HowStuffWorks

Rating:

4.0 (938 ratings)

Deep in the back of your mind, you’ve always had the feeling that there’s something strange about reality. There is. Join Robert, Joe and Christian as they examine neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and our transhuman future on Stuff To Blow Your Mind, a podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

By: HowStuffWorks

Rating:

4.0 (5031 ratings)

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

Undone

Undone

By: Gimlet Media

Rating:

4.5 (742 ratings)

When big news happens, the world tunes in and then moves on. But often the stories we thought were over haven’t really ended; they were the beginning of something else. Undone is a new show from Gimlet Media that digs up the surprising things that happened when we weren’t looking.

You Must Remember This

You Must Remember This

By: Karina Longworth/ Panoply

Rating:

5.0 (2099 ratings)

You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. It’s the brainchild and passion project of Karina Longworth (founder of Cinematical.com, former film critic for LA Weekly), who writes, narrates, records and edits each episode. It is a heavily-researched work of creative nonfiction: navigating through conflicting reports, mythology, and institutionalized spin, Karina tries to sort out what really happened behind the films, stars and scandals of the 20th century.

Gastropod

Gastropod

By: Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley

Rating:

5.0 (461 ratings)

Food with a side of science and history. Every other week, co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley serve up a brand new episode exploring the hidden history and surprising science behind a different food- or farming-related topic, from aquaculture to ancient feasts, from cutlery to chile peppers, and from microbes to Malbec. We interview experts, visit labs, fields, and archaeological digs, and generally have lots of fun while discovering new ways to think about and understand the world through food. Find us online at gastropod.com, follow us on Twitter @gastropodcast, and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/gastropodcast.

Lore

Lore

By: Aaron Mahnke

Rating:

5.0 (7014 ratings)

Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (and upcoming TV show) about the dark historical tales that fuel our modern superstitions. Each episode explores the world of mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

By: Mike Rowe

Rating:

5.0 (1922 ratings)

All good stories have a twist, and all great storytellers are just a little twisted. Join Mike Rowe for a different take on the people and events that you thought you knew -- from pop-culture to politics from Hollywood to History... The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe -- short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.