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15 Fascinating History Podcasts That Remain Unforgettable

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Whether you consider yourself a history enthusiast or not, these brilliant podcasts can be enjoyed by all. Let your mind wander and discover something new while the past, present, and future gets brought to life.

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

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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.

BackStory

BackStory

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BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities. There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes history engaging and fun.

History Becomes Her

History Becomes Her

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Who inspires the women making history right now? History Becomes Her is a weekly Mashable podcast about women who are shaping the world, presented by Rachel Thompson. Each episode, we speak to women making change now about the women of the past who paved the way for them. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Revisionist History

Revisionist History

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Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell's journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time. From Pushkin Industries. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.

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