Listening to History: History Podcasts

When I first started this blog, one of my first posts was about historical podcasts. While that post is still relevant, I wanted to create a resource page for podcasts which will help us rethink and decolonize history. This list is NOT meant to be an exhaustive list of history-related podcasts. It’s just a list of the podcasts that I get excited to listen to.

As with all resource pages, I will occasionally update this page with new resources.

Last updated: 18 November 2018

On Top of the World – a good mix of fun and scholarship focused on world history. From David Eaton, a professor at Grand Valley State, and Matt Drwenski, a “historian for hire.”

Ottoman History Podcast – long running podcast with a focus on the Ottoman Empire, the Middle East, and North Africa. It occasionally ventures further afield.

Too Dope Teachers and a Mic – two Denver area social studies teachers who will make you laugh and think at the same time.

15 Minute History – Wide ranging collection of short (15 minutes!) podcast on historical topics from all regions and time periods. Connected with the University of Texas at Austin.

Head on History – Rich and detailed podcast from Ali A Olomi that has mostly focused on the Middle East and the broader “Muslim world.”

Climate History Podcast – focused on environmental history and hosted by Dagomar Degroot, a professor at Georgetown University.

Breaking History – a world history focused podcast from graduate students at Northeastern University.

Dan Snow’s History Hit – a British historian hosting a more “popular” podcast. Some episodes are incredible, some I just want to delete.

Footnoting History – a ensemble team of historians hosting short (10-20) podcasts about a wide range of topics. Like footnotes, these topics can sometimes be obscure.