american history podcasts

1. Lectures in History

About Podcast Get the latest episodes of American history every week. Join students in college classrooms to hear lectures on topics ranging from the American Revolution to 9-11. Frequency 1 episode / week Since Aug 2014 Podcast
Facebook fans 171K ⋅ Twitter followers 54.8K ⋅ Domain Authority 85


2. American History Tellers

About Podcast The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life -the words you speak, the ideas you share- can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? Well, take you to the events, the times, and the people that shaped our nation. And we'll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today. Hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator). From Wondery, the network behind Tides Of History, Fall Of Rome, and Dirty John. Frequency 1 episode / week Since Dec 2017 Also in Podcast
Facebook fans 2K ⋅ Twitter followers 2.4K ⋅ Domain Authority 64


3. The Dollop

About Podcast The Dollop is a podcast I started recently with comedian Gareth Reynolds. We discuss one small topic or person from American history. Frequency 4 episodes / month Since Aug 2015 Podcast
Facebook fans 41.4K ⋅ Twitter followers 57.6K ⋅ Social Engagement 3


4. This Day in Esoteric Political History

About Podcast In this show, Jody Avirgan, political historian Nicole Hemmer, and special guests rescue stories from the entirety of U.S. political history to map our journey through this era. Each episode takes one moment, big or small, from that day in the past and explores how it might inform our present and it does so in under ten minutes. Frequency 3 episodes / week Since Mar 2020 Podcast
Facebook fans 70 ⋅ Twitter followers 3.9K ⋅ Domain Authority 67


5. History of the United States: The Colonial Period Onwards by Charles Austin Beard

About Podcast Charles Austin Beard was the most influential American historian of the early 20th century. He published hundreds of monographs, textbooks, and interpretive studies in both history and political science. He graduated from DePauw University in 1898, where he met and eventually married Mary Ritter Beard, one of the founders of the first Greek-letter society for women, Kappa Alpha Theta. Many of his books were written in collaboration with his wife, whose own interests lay in feminism and the labor union movement (Woman as a Force in History, 1946). Frequency 9 episodes / month Since Oct 2020 Podcast
Domain Authority 61


6. The Bowery Boys: New York City History

About Podcast New York City history is America's history. It's the hometown of the world, and most people know the city's familiar landmarks, buildings, and streets. Why not look a little closer and have fun while doing it? Tune in to listen to our latest episodes hosted by Greg Young and Tom. Frequency 4 episodes / month Since Sep 2008 Podcast
Facebook fans 17.4K ⋅ Twitter followers 14.3K ⋅ Social Engagement 4


7. Ben Franklin's World

About Podcast This is a show about early American history. Awarded Best History Podcast by the Academy of Podcasters in 2017, it is for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world. Each episode features conversations with professional historians who help shed light on important people and events in early American history. It is produced by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. Frequency 2 episodes / month Since Sep 2014 Podcast
Facebook fans 3K ⋅ Twitter followers 2.6K ⋅ Social Engagement 56 ⋅ Domain Authority 44 ⋅ Alexa Rank 4.4M


8. Comic History of the United States by Bill Nye

About Podcast For American journalist and humorist Edgar Wilson Nye who wrote under the pen name Bill Nye in the late 19th century, facts are not to be presented in their newborn, bare state. They should be properly draped and embellished before they can be presented before the public. Hence, in the Comic History of the United States published in 1894, he gives his readers the facts. But in a bid to make the historical figures more human he describes them as people who ate and possibly drank, people who were born, flourished, and died, not grave tragedians posing perpetually for their photographs. Frequency 9 episodes / month Since Oct 2020 Podcast
Domain Authority 61 ⋅ Alexa Rank 111.8K


9. American Elections: Wicked Game

About Podcast American Elections: Wicked Game will review the entire history of presidential elections, from the unanimous and inevitable election of George Washington in 1789 to Donald Trumps surprise electoral victory in 2016. From the host of the American History Tellers and American Scandal, this new podcast will explore all 58 presidential elections to discover that there never was a good old days and that presidential politics has always been played dirty. Frequency 3 episodes / month Since Sep 2019 Podcast
Twitter followers 1.5K ⋅ Domain Authority 72 ⋅ Alexa Rank 44.3K


10. American Catholic History

About Podcast American Catholic History, hosted by Tom and Noelle Crowe, finds the hidden gems and compelling stories of Catholic Americans who have contributed to their nation by virtue of their faith over the past three centuries. In less than 10 minutes per episode, American Catholic History will introduce you to the amazing men and women who came to these American shores and were born here and contributed in ways both great and small, celebrated, and unheralded. Frequency 1 episode / week Since Jun 2019 Podcast
Domain Authority 58 ⋅ Alexa Rank 5.8M


11. American Scandal

About Podcast Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage. Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, deceit and ambition bring down heroes and celebrities, politicians, and moguls. From the creators of American History Tellers, Business Wars and Tides of History comes American Scandal, where we take you deep into the heart of Americas dark side to look at what drives someone to break the rules and what happens when they are caught. Hosted by Lindsay Graham. Frequency 1 episode / week Since Sep 2018 Podcast
Twitter followers 5.4K ⋅ Domain Authority 72 ⋅ Alexa Rank 44.3K


12. The Civil War (1861-1865): A History Podcast

About Podcast A history podcast in which Rich & Tracy weave together a chronological narrative of the Civil War era. Frequency 2 episodes / month Since Nov 2012 Podcast
Facebook fans 5.2K ⋅ Twitter followers 2.5K ⋅ Domain Authority 22 ⋅ Alexa Rank 4.6K


13. Teaching Hard History Podcast

About Podcast What we do not know about American history hurts us all. Teaching Hard History begins with the long legacy of slavery and reaches through the civil rights movement to the present day. Brought to you by Teaching Tolerance and hosted by Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Teaching Hard History brings us the lessons we should have learned in school through the voices of scholars and educators. It is good advice for teachers and good information for everybody. Frequency 2 episodes / month Since Jan 2018 Also in Podcast
Facebook fans 318.3K ⋅ Twitter followers 105.5K ⋅ Social Engagement 53 ⋅ Domain Authority 71 ⋅ Alexa Rank 55.1K


14. The Other States of America History Podcast

About Podcast American History is far more complicated than a yearlong High School class could ever teach you. This podcast will tell you the rest of that story, focusing on colonies you've never heard of, that may be at your front door, like New Netherland and New Sweden; Confederations like the Haudenosaunee and the lampooned 'Articles of Confederation,' that serve as footnotes in the history presented to you. Join Eric Yanis, a NYS Certified Social Studies teacher, as he guides you through the history left out of the textbook. Frequency 3 episodes / month Since Apr 2020 Podcast
Facebook fans 3.1K ⋅ Social Engagement 19 ⋅ Domain Authority 82 ⋅ Alexa Rank 2.7K


15. Civil War Talk Radio

About Podcast CWTR is a weekly, hour-long, internet-based talk radio show hosted by Gerry Prokopowicz of East Carolina University. Each week, Gerry interviews leading historians, authors, enthusiasts, etc. on all things Civil War-related. Frequency 3 episodes / month Since Sep 2004 Podcast
Facebook fans 1.3K ⋅ Social Engagement 9 ⋅ Domain Authority 26 ⋅


16. History That Doesn't Suck

About Podcast Think of HTDS as covering the basics of what an American should but possibly doesn't know (or has forgotten) about history. The episodes are roughly one hour, story-driven, and irreverently educational. Each episode stands on its own as a story, but taken together, they will also walk you through a survey of US history that starts with the Revolution and will (eventually) go right up to the present. It's everything you need and want to know. And it's a damn good time. Frequency 2 episodes / month Since Sep 2017 Podcast
Facebook fans 2.3K ⋅ Twitter followers 1.5K ⋅ Domain Authority 72 ⋅ Alexa Rank 44.3K


17. We The Teachers

About Podcast We The Teachers is a bi-weekly podcast featuring Teaching American History scholars discussing American history with a focus on primary documents. The Ashbrook Center and TeachingAmericanHistory.org seek to provide high-quality content-focused programs, resources, and courses for teachers of American History, Government, Civics, and related subjects. Students, citizens, and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the American experience can also benefit from our resources, which include podcasts, a vast documents library, monthly webinars, and in-person seminars. Frequency 2 episodes / month Since Apr 2012 Podcast
Facebook fans 8.5K ⋅ Twitter followers 2.1K ⋅ Alexa Rank 4.6K


18. A History of the United States

About Podcast A podcast charting the history of the United States of America from the foundation of Jamestown to the end of the cold war, covering political, military, economic, social, and cultural history. Frequency 1 episode / week Since Oct 2015 Podcast
Facebook fans 1.5K ⋅ Twitter followers 2.2K ⋅ Domain Authority 62 ⋅ Alexa Rank 10.9K


19. Impressions of America: A Podcast on Modern American History

About Podcast Welcome to Impressions of America, a podcast on modern American history, presented by Simon, Tobi, and Vaughn. We cover the changing political discourse since the 1950s. From the Cronkite years to Trump. Frequency 2 episodes / month Since Apr 2018 Podcast
Twitter followers 430 ⋅ Domain Authority 5 ⋅


20. The Latin American History Podcast

About Podcast The Latin American History Podcast aims to tell the story of Spanish and Portuguese America from its very beginnings up until the present day. It will examine colonial society, slavery, and what life was like for the region's inhabitants during this period. We will look at what caused the wars of independence, how they were won, and what Latin America looked like afterward. Tune in to listen to the podcast! Frequency 1 episode / month Since Apr 2017 Podcast
Facebook fans 839 ⋅ Twitter followers 65 ⋅ Domain Authority 45 ⋅ Alexa Rank 1.1M


21. The Political History of the United States

About Podcast A podcast exploring the history and evolution of the political systems of the United States. Frequency 1 episode / week Since Oct 2018 Podcast
Facebook fans 83 ⋅ Twitter followers 640 ⋅ Domain Authority 89 ⋅


22. A Teacher's History of the United States

About Podcast Did you ever wish you could go back to class and learn about the most interesting, important, and impactful events in US history all over again...this time without the homework? If so, join the club! In this podcast, join Chris Caldwell and his fellow history nerds as they re-examine United States history one lesson at a time. Enjoy the podcast, and hopefully now you can take pride in knowing just a little bit more about the history of the United States. Frequency 2 episodes / month Since Mar 2017 Podcast
Facebook fans 773 ⋅ Twitter followers 359 ⋅ Domain Authority 14 ⋅


23. This American President

About Podcast This American President delves into the lives and legacies of U.S. presidents through long-form stories and interviews. It will challenge the way you look at American history. Hosted by Richard Lim. Frequency 3 episodes / month Since Mar 2017 Podcast
Facebook fans 872 ⋅ Twitter followers 452 ⋅ Social Engagement 271 ⋅ Domain Authority 19 ⋅


24. Virginia History Podcast

About Podcast Welcome to The Virginia History Podcast which covers the rich history that has made the Commonwealth what it is today. This podcast will certainly cover Jamestown, Williamsburg, and the Civil war, but it also draws great attention to the other key events, people, and locations that have shaped Virginia into what it is today. Frequency 1 episode / month Since Feb 2020 Podcast
Facebook fans 564 ⋅ Domain Authority 60 ⋅ Alexa Rank 4.6K


25. Quick and Dirty History

About Podcast The show about American history on the go! Listen to the latest episodes of Quick and Dirty History hosted by Patrick Brooks. Frequency 1 episode / month Since Dec 2017 Podcast
Domain Authority 53 ⋅ Alexa Rank 160.2K