Here are some other History Podcasts I came across when making the show. Below are reviews and links…….
RTE History Show
This weekly show presented by Lecturer Diarmuid Ferriter on Ireland’s National broadcaster is always a good listen. It an hour long and varies in topics. It usually focuses on modern history. You can find it at
Talking History is a 2 hr history show every week on Newstalk (an Irish radio station). The show has a main feature during the first half of the show which also tends to focus on modern history. The second hour of the show is smaller pieces and book reviews.
Considered by most to be the best history podcast out there. Hardcore history is a history show that chooses a different unrelated topic each show and mixes both the big picture story with human experience. Each show lasts about 60-90 minutes. The presentation is excellent. The four part “ghosts of the Ostfront” is an outstanding account of WWII on the Eastern front
History of Rome Podcast.
This is my favourite show. In this show Mike Duncan the presenter works his way through Roman history from when Rome was a village to…. well you know the rest. Its really interesting show if know nothing, something or a lot about roman history.http://www.thehistoryofrome.typepad.com/
In our time
This is a BBC radio show presented b y Melvyn Bragg. In the BBC words its “a show about the history of ideas”. Each episode is about a different unrelated topic. Its well researched and well presented.
12 Byzantine Rulers
I found this quite good. It was a good introduction into the Eastern Roman Empire or Byzantine Empire. That said an archaeologist mate of mine thought it was too many dates!! Anyway its worth a listen in my opinion
Its made by the guy who made 12 byzantine rulers and is better. It’s straight forward history of the Normans. When you compare this presenter, Lars Brownworth to Dan Carlin or Mike Duncan its obvious he’s a history lecturer, his presentation is poor.
Ancient Warfare Podcast
This is miliaria out-and-out. If your not into it I wouldn’t bother. It’s presented in a badly edited discussion format than can have very poor sound quality as the participants are often in different continents.
BBC Magazine Podcast
This podcast is well worth a listen, it takes the form of interviews with authors and historians who have contributed to the BBC’s history magazine.
Europe from its Origins
Joseph Hogarty takes on perhaps one of the most difficult challenges in history by attempting to understand the history of Europe in one framework. Hogarty makes a good effort at this. His research is impressive in its scope but his analysis is influenced by what I imagine is a conservative catholic view of European history. Regardless of your own opinions this is still worth listening to.
New Books in History
The host of this interview style podcast speaks to an author of you guessed it a bew book in history. The range and scope of the books is superb as his the authors questioning however the sound can range from meddiocre to appalling.
World War II Podcast
If you are fascinated by World War II this podcast is a dream come true! Ray Harris takes a blow by blow acccount of the conflict (France only falls to the Nazis in episode 36!) This is a well presented well researched show and definately worth listening to.
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Military history podcast
It’s beyond me how this gets the rave reviews it does. As far as I can tell a lot of the episodes are researched on wikipedia no matter what the presenter claims. If you know anything about the subject his understanding can often be exposed as very limited
Stuff you missed in history class?
Love the British Empire? If you do then you’ll love this. If you come from anywhere that had dealings with the Empire it’ll make you’re blood boil. In short history that cheer leads the stupidity of the fighting for King and Country rubbish