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Best History Podcasts: Episodes & Shows of November 01, 2020

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 November 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
    The Indicator from Planet Money
    The Indicator from Planet MoneyThe Science of Hoops
    "Super interesting piece all about the impact of the 3-point shot on the NBA - if you love sports analytics and economics, I highly recommend this episode from The Indicator! (Obgligatory Thunder Up! ⚡💙)"
  • 2
    Brought to you by...
    Brought to you by...56: Pan Am in Vietnam
    "So many great and heart wrenching stories of the Pan Am flight attendants who tended to the Vietnam soldiers. This clip a stewardess tells the story of visiting a hospital and her interaction with a young soldier who passed away that day. "
  • 3
    The Hidden Djinn
    The Hidden DjinnWith Friends Like These
    "Thanks for recommending this podcast, @chrisng . I've been enjoying the tales of the Djinns and how they connect to supernatural phenomena from other cultures. This episode connected Djinn and fairies, in particular. Despite not believing in the supernatural at all, I love that the podcast approached Djinn as though they obviously exist without any attempt to convince. "
  • 4
    You're Wrong About
    You're Wrong AboutPrincess Diana Part 1: The Courtship
    "Huge Princess Diana fan here 👋🏻 I didn’t know how she grew up and it was quite fascinating. I watch The Crown on Netflix and the next season is about Princess Diana and Prince Charles so I’m gearing up for that! "
  • 5
    The Right to Drink
    The Right to DrinkMurdering Fun: The War on Happy Hour
    "I assumed incorrectly that happy hour existed everywhere. Not true. Laws prohibit it in some places."
  • 6
    The Kitchen Sisters Present
    The Kitchen Sisters Present151 - Pearl Jam: It's a Rock Band, Not The Smithsonian
    "So many feels listening to this episode, like every episode of the Keepers series. Have you been to MoPop in Seattle? Are you a Pearl Jam fan? Remember Rock the Vote? Musician Activist 🖤"
  • 7
    Criminal
    CriminalEpisode 149: Dr. Parkman is Missing
    "I’m learn something new with every podcast that covers this bizarre case. This episode of Criminal is probably the most in-depth telling of the case I’ve heard. "
  • 8
    The Daily
    The DailyThe Sunday Read: 'David's Ankles'
    "A beautiful listen. An beautiful episode to listen to and sit with for awhile after it ends. "
  • 9
    The Pod Spotter
    The Pod SpotterEpisode #11: American Skyjacker
    "I can honestly say I was originally bored with the Skyjacker podcast but it did eventually draw me in. I’m glad I didn’t give up on it too early. This is a great interview with the creators of the podcast. It’s so great!! "
  • 10
    Ohio Mysteries
    Ohio MysteriesEp. 110 - The missing crew of Ghost Blimp
    "I had no idea that blimps were used during WW2 to monitor our coasts. This blimp's crew went missing mid-flight in California. Could they have simply fallen out?"

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 2020 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
    Throughline
  • Darknet Diaries
    Darknet Diaries
  • Slow Burn
    Slow Burn
  • Lore
    Lore
  • Conspiracy Theories
    Conspiracy Theories

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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