If you know me very well, you know that I am a devotee of the podcasting medium. This isn’t surprising considering I grew up on talk radio. And yet, most people would consider maintaining 67 podcast subscriptions a warning sign of clinical insanity. In all, I probably listen to 30+ hours of podcasts per week.
As a result of my
obsession interest, I am often asked what podcasts I listen to and what I recommend. So I decided to put together a list that I can share. Each podcast is listed with a short description and a few of my favorite episodes. At first, I was going to list all of my podcasts but that was taking an eternity. So I am going to break it down by genre starting with history.
Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History
Hands down my favorite history podcast! With episode run times that regularly exceed 3 hours, its closer to series of audiobooks than a podcast.
Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History: Addendum
Addendum is based on the premise of Hardcore History but focuses on shorter, one off topics.
Tides of History
Tides is a narrative history podcast that focuses on the broad trends in world history that formed the modern world.
- The Rise of the State
- The Rise of Capitalism and the Early Modern Economic Explosion
- Martin Luther and the Early Reformation
Our Fake History
Our Fake History tries to disentangle fact from fiction in some of the most mythologized events in history.
American History Tellers
Similar to Tides of History (they’re published by the same Podcast Network, American History Tellers is a narrative history of America.
Presidential is a series on the Presidents of the United States. Although the show is now complete, I am working through the archive.
- Thomas Jefferson: On Food and Freedom
- Grover Cleveland
- William Howard Taft: This Chief, not That Chief
Internet History Podcast
It’s hard to decide whether to categorize this show as history or technology. But I decided on history. This interview show features creators, developers, and other players from the early days of the internet.