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Are you wanting to learn more about history ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best history podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best History Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

You’re Dead To Me

  • Publisher: BBC Radio 4
  • Total Episodes: 62

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.

History Extra podcast

  • Publisher: Immediate Media
  • Total Episodes: 1031

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

Our Fake History

  • Publisher: PodcastOne
  • Total Episodes: 141

A podcast about myths we think are history and history that might be hidden in myths! Awesome stories that really (maybe) happened!

In Our Time

  • Publisher: BBC Radio 4
  • Total Episodes: 317

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas

The History of English Podcast

  • Publisher: Kevin Stroud
  • Total Episodes: 291

The Spoken History of a Global Language

The History Chicks

  • Publisher: The History Chicks /Wondery
  • Total Episodes: 226

Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour.

Dan Snow’s History Hit

  • Publisher: History Hit Network
  • Total Episodes: 618

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.

Stuff You Missed in History Class

  • Publisher: iHeartRadio
  • Total Episodes: 1940

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

The Christian History Podcast

  • Publisher: Not Theology. Not pro this or anti that. Just how world history intersects with Christian history.
  • Total Episodes: 439

Not Theology. Just how world history intersects with Christian history.

This Day in History Class

  • Publisher: iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks
  • Total Episodes: 1096

From the desk of “Stuff You Missed in History Class,” “This Day in History Class” quickly recounts a tidbit from today’s events in history.

American History Tellers

  • Publisher: Wondery
  • Total Episodes: 187

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.

Witness History

  • Publisher: BBC World Service
  • Total Episodes: 1421

History as told by the people who were there.

Ridiculous History

  • Publisher: iHeartRadio
  • Total Episodes: 385

History is beautiful, brutal and, often, ridiculous. Join Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown as they dive into some of the weirdest stories from across the span of human civilization in Ridiculous History, a podcast by iHeartRadio.

Tenfold More Wicked

  • Publisher: Exactly Right
  • Total Episodes: 22

Take a gruesome trip through history with chilling campfire stories of true crime. It’s a unique blending of narrative nonfiction storytelling with investigative journalism, a deep dive into the lives of victims…and killers. And how they made history.

Ben Franklin’s World

  • Publisher: Liz Covart
  • Total Episodes: 316

This is a show about early American history. Awarded Best History Podcast by the Academy of Podcasters in 2017, it’s 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. Each episode features conversations with professional historians who help shed light on important people and events in early American history. It is produced by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.

The Dinesh D’Souza Podcast

  • Publisher: Salem Podcast Network
  • Total Episodes: 87

Best-selling author and documentarian Dinesh D’Souza provides enlightened conversations about politics, history, philosophy, literature, and much more.

Lex Fridman Podcast

  • Publisher: Lex Fridman
  • Total Episodes: 193

Conversations about science, technology, history, philosophy and the nature of intelligence, consciousness, love, and power. Lex is an AI researcher at MIT and beyond.

Forgotten Australia

  • Publisher: Forgotten Australia
  • Total Episodes: 108

History — As You’ve Never Heard It Before

Disney History Institute Podcast

  • Publisher: Disney History Institute
  • Total Episodes: 141

The Disney History Institute Podcast explores the history of animation and early cinematic amusement parks.

History of the World podcast

  • Publisher: Chris Hasler
  • Total Episodes: 153

This is the History of the World podcast!!! The incredible story of the human history of the world. Come and join us on this incredible journey!

David Friedland

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