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The wonderful thing about podcasts is that there’s one for every interest out there. Unfortunately, some would argue that there is an overwhelming number to choose from, making it essential to break down the podcasts by genre.

Hop online, and you’ll find hundreds of podcasts focused solely on History and past events. That statement alone should be a delight to any history buff, and here are some of the top choices available.

Revisionist History

Revisionist History is hosted by Malcolm Gladwell, a man who has written many hit novels, predominantly history and science. His podcast covers a broad of topics and points in History and isn’t afraid to cover a little bit of everything.

The History of American Slavery

Given how expansive History itself is, it’s essential to find podcasts that fit within a certain niche or time period. Such as The History of American Slavery, which, as the title suggests, follows the development of slavery in America. The podcast is nine episodes long and hosted by Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca Onion. 


Backstory is a podcast with an academic focus, but it is all the more entertaining for this decision. Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly, and Joanne Freeman are the historians behind this podcast, and they attempt to create a context in the modern world through History.

The Fantastic History of Food

The Fantastic History of Food is another extremely specific history podcast, yet there is plenty of ground to cover. This is a podcast that delves into the impact of food on our History and vice versa. 

The Dollop

Looking for a dose of humor to go along with your History? Check out The Dollop. The Dollop, hosted by Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds, dives into the eccentric side of History. All of which is brought to new light through this lighter tone created by two comedians.

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History is perfect for hardcore history fans, as the title proclaims. Dan Carlin is an experienced history podcaster, and he takes the time to retell some of the more iconic moments of History.

This Day in Esoteric Political History

If you’re looking for a short yet highly specific history podcast, consider giving This Day in Esoteric Political History a try. Jody Avirgan and Nicole Hemmer pull date-specific events of History into a ten-minute podcast full of intrigue and information.