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The Best History Podcasts That Make Learning Fun

Updated June 12, 2020 1.5k votes 514 voters 17.0k views47 items

List of the best history podcasts on the iTunes store, voted on by history buffs like yourself. There are a variety of good history podcasts that are currently available for download, covering events like World War I, World War II, The Roman Empire and much more. If history was never your favorite subject in school, don't worry- these podcasts shed an extremely interesting light on events that you might have found boring as a child.

Including Dan Carlin's Hardcore History and Unexplained, this list of history podcasts currently airing new episodes is your definitive guide to podcasts about historical events, lesser known histories, and more. 

Popular history podcasts include Stuff You Missed In History Class with Tracy Wilson and Holley Frey, and PBS's The War. Vote for your favorite history podcasts, and add one to the list if it's missing. Don't have iTunes? Don't worry- many of these are available online if you seek them out.

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    189
    30

    Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

  • 2
    92
    25

    Stuff You Missed in History Class

  • 3
    65
    10

    The History of Rome

  • 4
    60
    7

    A History of the World in 100 Objects

  • 5
    44
    7

    In Our Time With Melvyn Bragg

  • 6
    44
    9

    The Memory Palace

  • 7
    38
    9

    12 Byzantine Rulers: The History of The Byzantine Empire

  • 8
    34
    6

    The British History Podcast

  • 9
    33
    6

    Norman Centuries | A Norman History Podcast by Lars Brownworth

  • 10
    32
    4

    The Bowery Boys:new York City History

  • 11
    34
    7

    The Dollop

  • 12
    29
    2

    Ancient Warfare Magazine

  • 13
    34
    8

    The Art of Manliness

  • 14
    28
    2

    Unexplained

  • 15
    29
    4

    BackStory

  • 16
    31
    7

    Revolutions

    By Mike Duncan
  • 17
    28
    5

    Military History Podcast

  • 18
    29
    7

    The Podcast History Of Our World

  • 19
    30
    9

    The History of Byzantium

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    24
    2

    Great Lives

  • 21
    22
    2

    Useless Information Podcast

  • 22
    27
    9

    The History of England

  • 23
    2
    0

    History Through A House

  • 24
    21
    6

    The Thomas Jefferson Hour

  • 25
    19
    3

    Classical Mythology Podcast