History Podcasts: Best Episodes & Shows of 2020

Travis OsterhausLast updated on Aug 01, 2020
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.

The Best History Episodes for August 2020

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 August 2020 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
    Decoder Ring

    Decoder Ring

    The Karen
    "Interesting ep about Karens and more. I don’t know why I was surprised to find it in Decoder Ring. "
  • 2
    Emperors of Rome

    Emperors of Rome

    Episode CXLV - Battle of the Teutoburg Forest
    "This is a great episode. Barry Strauss is brilliant."
  • 3
    Signes des temps

    Signes des temps

    Retour sur la série Westworld : du traçage à la programmation algorithmique des comportements individuels
  • 4
    Signes des temps

    Signes des temps

    Roberto Bolaño ou la fiction en terre inconnue
  • 5
    Signes des temps

    Signes des temps

    Au nom du "Care" : vers une culture officielle globale ?
  • 6
    Witness History

    Witness History

    03/06/2020 GMT
  • 7
    Witness History

    Witness History

    01/06/2020 GMT
  • 8
    Witness History

    Witness History

    Three Strikes Law
  • 9
    Witness History

    Witness History

    The lost Nazi-era art trove
  • 10
    Witness History

    Witness History

    Quarantined in a TB sanatorium

Editors Choice: Top History Shows In 2020

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 2020 is a compilation of the editor’s choice + collaboration with the Repod community.
  • Hollywood & Crime
    Hollywood & Crime
  • Slow Burn
    Slow Burn
  • Business Wars
    Business Wars
  • Undiscovered
  • In Our Time: Science
    In Our Time: Science
  • Most Notorious! A True Crime History Podcast
    Most Notorious! A True Crime History Podcast
  • Unobscured
  • Scattered
  • Astonishing Legends
    Astonishing Legends
  • BackStory

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