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The Best History Podcasts That Make Learning Fun

Updated June 12, 2020 1.6k votes 539 voters 18.7k 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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    203
    29

    Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

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    100
    26

    Stuff You Missed in History Class

  • 3
    72
    10

    The History of Rome

  • 4
    41
    6

    The Dollop

  • 5
    38
    8

    12 Byzantine Rulers: The History of The Byzantine Empire

  • 6
    35
    5

    Norman Centuries | A Norman History Podcast by Lars Brownworth

  • 7
    33
    7

    Revolutions

    By Mike Duncan
  • 8
    28
    5

    Ancient Warfare Magazine

  • 9
    37
    15

    The British History Podcast

  • 10
    27
    5

    Unexplained

  • 11
    28
    6

    The Podcast History Of Our World

  • 12
    23
    5

    Great Lives

  • 13
    33
    17

    The Art of Manliness

  • 14
    24
    8

    A History of the World in 100 Objects

  • 15
    21
    5

    The War | PBS

  • 16
    22
    7

    Useless Information Podcast

  • 17
    31
    20

    The History of Byzantium

  • 18
    18
    7

    Classical Mythology Podcast

  • 19
    19
    8

    The Memory Palace

  • 20
    16
    5

    Our Fake History

  • 21
    16
    6

    In Our Time With Melvyn Bragg

  • 22
    17
    7

    Stuff of Genius

  • 23
    5
    0

    History Through A House

  • 24
    13
    2

    Binge Thinking History

  • 25
    19
    11

    Great Speeches in History