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Thanks to @myHNN for reposting my @anxious_bench post on how podcasts help historians speak to a larger public. Of course, the problem with recommending just 5 podcasts is that you leave many more off the list. So let's keep going with a short thread...
Caveat audiens: I’ve listened to some but not all of these. So I’ll quote a bit of self-description from each podcast and then a link. Hopefully others will jump on and extend this list of podcasting historians.
1. @BackStoryRadio, “a weekly podcast that uses current events in America to take a deep dive into our past.” (There's that past-present theme again.) Hosts include everyone’s favorite Hamilton scholar and Congressional violence expert, @jbf1755.
2. @InThePastLane shares “news, stories, interviews, film and TV reviews, and special features on all things history.” Recent topics include the history of refrigeration and black nationalist women! #Range
3. @RecHistoryPods is a wide-ranging network that includes @dig_history, by four “Women historians digging up intimate stories of the past to uncover history that matters.”
4. Also in the "intimate" history vein, there's @sexinghistory, “a podcast about how the history of sexuality shapes our present,” co-hosted by @1gillianfrank1 and @LaurenGutterman.
5. @englishhistpod traces “the spoken history of a global language.” (H/T @debjshaw)
6. More from Albion with @BritannicaPax, a brand new “narrative history podcast covering the empire upon which the sun never set.”
7. In 2015 I asked my blog readers which history podcasts they liked. @HardcoreHistory easily topped that list. Not surprisingly, my former students especially enjoyed the #WWI series, Blueprint for Armageddon.
8. Of course, #EverythingHasAHistory, including history podcasting — as @deadideaspod is currently demonstrating.…
9. When @AHAhistorians wrote about the phenomenon in 2016, it found over 200 history pods on iTunes, including @BackStoryRadio and @MissedinHistory.…
10. Also going strong from that 2016 AHA article: @WhoMakesCents, “a monthly program devoted to bringing you quality, engaging stories that explain how capitalism has changed over time.”
11. BTW my own history of history podcasting goes back to 2007, when I produced an elaborate 11-part pod called “Radio Modern Europe” — now lost with iTunes U. That was about the same time @AHAhistorians urged us "to capitalize on the power of podcasts."…
Prime numbers are fun, so I’ll end the thread there and trust others to fill in the many fine history pods I’m missing. Thanks for reading and listening!
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