12 Enthralling Podcasts For Amateur Historians

Series: favorites July 09, 2017

History is wonderful and cruel. It's tragic and inspiring. It is the reason we are what we are at this moment, and that's why we love it. Good news! We've searched through the wide world of podcasts to find 12 great podcasts for amateur historians, archeologists, egyptologists and everyone else who loves to study our past.

    1. American Military History Podcast:

    A podcast about America and all her major military engagements from the Revolutionary War to today.

    2. Crimetown:

    "A story of alliances and betrayals, of heists and stings, of crooked cops and honest mobsters. Every season investigates the culture of crime in a different American city. "

    3. Flash Forward:

    "A podcast in which we try to really overthink what the future has in store for us. Every episode will tackle one potential future scenario... and try to work out how that future would really go down."

    4. Hardcore History:

    Remarkably engaging (really) long-form podcasts about the most significant moments in history (and the people who lived through them).

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    5. Intelligence Squared US:

    "Intelligence Squared brings together the world’s leading authorities to debate the day’s most important issues"

    6. More Perfect:

    This show "dives into the rarefied world of the Supreme Court" to look at landmark cases from the past, how they were decided, and why they matter today.

    7. Myths and Legends:

    A tour through history's greatest folklore. "Stories of magic, kings, Vikings, dragons, knights, princesses, and wizards from a time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous, wonderful, and terrifying place."

    8. Planet Money:

    In-depth stories that make economic issues interesting.

    9. Revisionist History:

    Author Malcolm Gladwell reinterprets old stories in new and interesting ways.

    10. Stuff You Missed In History Class:

    Covering the interesting subjects your history teacher skipped over, one subject per episode.

    11. So To Speak: The Free Speech Podcast:

    Candid conversations on free speech, free expression, and the First Amendment, from the lawyers, academics, and activists who defend it.

    12. The President's Inbox:

    Weekly conversations from CFR on "the foreign policy challenges facing President Donald J. Trump. Hear what issues are topping the forty-fifth president’s inbox."
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