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Best History Podcasts: Episodes & Shows of September 01, 2021

Top History Episodes

With more than 30 million podcast episodes littering the internet, how will you ever find the perfect episode about history to invest your time into? To help save you time, we did the leg work and listed the top history podcast episodes for you. Whether they are amusing, informative, inspiring, or educational, we’ve highlighted the best and posted them below. How do we know they’re the ‘best’? Because our listeners voted on them. To find some gems is always a time saver for someone with little time to waste. Now all you got to do is select an episode that is unique to you and press play.
The list of the top 10 History episodes for September 2021 is compliled from Repod’s podcast app chart data. The list below is updated monthly, daily History charts can be found inside the app.
  • 1
    ThroughlineOlympics: Behind The Five Rings
    "I’m one of those people who doesn’t follow the Olympics (sorry), but as a business story it is fascinating. Love this explanation of how corporate sponsors came to dominate the games, from NPR’s Throughline."
  • 2
    TED Radio Hour
    TED Radio HourThe Food Connection
    "mmmmm yum "
  • 3
    The History of English Podcast
    The History of English PodcastEpisode 150: A Capital Offense
    "Where do capital letters, commas, semi-colons come from? Why is the word 'punctuation' called 'punctuation'. Always fascinating to learn. "
  • 4
    Ye Olde Crime
    Ye Olde CrimeEpisode 63: What Money?
    "In this week's episode, we discuss medieval tax evasion and the crazy taxes people tried to avoid."
  • 5
    The Constant: A History of Getting Things Wrong
    The Constant: A History of Getting Things WrongAre Whales Fish?
    "Love it when a seemingly insignificant story from history is actually a window into so many other topics. Mark Chrisler does a great job connecting the dots in this very entertaining episode."
  • 6
    Reverie True Crime
    Reverie True Crime79. David Brom: Axe Murders of the Brom Family
    "David was 16-years-old and the outcast of his Catholic family. He had depression that was getting progressively worse. For six months he said he was going to kill his parents. Nobody took him seriously. After one, seemingly small, argument with his father about the music David was listening to…he totally snapped."
  • 7
    ThroughlineThe Aftermath of Collapse: Bronze Age Edition (2021)
    "Super fascinating look at the downfall of the Bronze Age!! The takeaway? Flexibility and adaptability are the keys to survival. "
  • 8
    Curiosity Daily
    Curiosity DailyAccent-Changing Monkeys and the Information “Dataome”
    "Anyone found with a game accent. I now have an interesting and technically accurate name for them 😀"
  • 9
    Ye Olde Crime
    Ye Olde CrimeEpisode 62: P U That Stinks
    "Our newest episode discusses The Great Stink of 1858. Get ready for 💩 jokes galore - this one is a doozy."
  • 10
    Mushroom Revival Podcast
    Mushroom Revival PodcastKew's Fungarium: The World's Largest Collection of Fungi
    "Yeah, I found an interesting podcast dedicated to mushrooms 😌😌😌 This episode features some of the scientists from Kew's, and their ideas about the past and future of shroomie studies. Very interesting! I love how at the end she encourages everyone to go out and become field mycologists. Maybe I will!!"

Editors Choice: Top History Shows

Even within a popular history-related podcast, there may be shows that are more special than the others. Ones that capture the imagination, stir the heart, or perhaps tell such a compelling true story where listeners are moved. That podcast might have revealed something of impact and significance that you never thought of before or heard of anywhere else. Some of these historical stories might inspire you or give you a greater perspective into why things happened the way they did. When it comes to history, there’s always a reason why. And when it’s properly explained, it all makes more sense. You value history even more. Trust our listeners that these podcasts stand out from the others, as special and worthy of a listen. We’ve listed them for you and we’re sure you’ll enjoy these best history podcasts.
The list of the top 10 best History podcasts of 2021 is a compilation of the editor’s choice + collaboration with the Repod community.
  • Stuff You Should Know
    Stuff You Should Know
  • 99% Invisible
    99% Invisible
  • TED Radio Hour
    TED Radio Hour
  • Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
    Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
  • Revisionist History
    Revisionist History
  • Throughline
  • Darknet Diaries
    Darknet Diaries
  • Lore
  • Slow Burn
    Slow Burn
  • Casefile True Crime
    Casefile True Crime

Travis Osterhaus

Are you tired of watching the news? Are you looking for an escape to another time? We have an excellent suggestion for you: history podcasts. Now we’re not talking about digging up those dusty books you dreaded reading in high school. Podcasts about history are stories narrated with style and passion. They’re tales that’ll fascinate and sweep you into, otherworldly times. You’d also be surprised to know, they’re not all about wars and revolutions. They come in many flavors. Whether the podcast is about ancient history to the 20th century, you will learn many interesting things about how history has shaped our present. There are thousands of historical topics out there to choose from. But how do you find the ones worth listening to? The Repod community has curated the best and most popular shows and episodes for you. These podcasts might teach you something or simply remind you to smile… sit back… and enjoy a moment from the past.

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