LISTEN: 11 podcasts that dive into human history

From Malcolm Gladwell to "The History Chicks," these shows explore an eternal question: "How did we get here?"

Published July 15, 2017 9:30AM (EDT)


To understand where humanity is heading next, it helps to understand where we've been. There's nothing dry or dusty about the 11 history shows in this collection: they go deep into US and world history, mythology, and forgotten stories.

1. "Revisionist History"

Join author Malcolm Gladwell as he reexamines the past, asking “Did we get this right the first time?”

2. "Stuff You Missed in History Class"

A conversational tour through all the history you may not have learned at school.

3. "The Documentary"

A global look at the people and places that are defining our history as it is lived.

4. "Stuff You Should Know"

There are a lot of things that make the world work, and the SYSK team looks at all of it with historical perspective.

5. "BackStory"

Looking at current stories through the lens of American history.

6. "The History Chicks"

Introducing you to the women of factual and fictional history.

7. "In Our Time"

A roundtable discussion that puts history in perspective.

8. "Spirits"

Myths, legends, and lore with a side of cocktails.

9. "Lore"

The root of all fears: these are the dark parts of history that are frighteningly true.

10. "Dan Carlin's Hardcore History"

Buckle up for a long and dramatic look at the past with journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin.

11. "A History of the World in 100 Objects"

How the things we’ve created retell the human story.

History is a part of the Society & Culture podcast collection on RadioPublic. For more audio collections like this, check out RadioPublic’s guide.

By Ma'ayan Plaut

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