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Top 11 American History Podcasts

Feb 29, 2024

The Best American History Podcasts from millions of podcasts available on the Goodpods platform and ranked by listens, ratings, comments, subscriptions and shares.

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Sidedoor

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Sidedoor

189 Episodes

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Avg Length 26m

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Latest episode 19 hours ago

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More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian’s vaults. But where the public’s view ends, Sidedoor begins. With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers and astrophysicists, host Lizzie Peabody sneaks listeners through the Smithsonian’s side door, telling stories that can’t be heard anywhere else. Check out si.edu/sidedoor and follow @SidedoorPod for more info.

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Civics 101

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Civics 101

420 Episodes

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Avg Length 21m

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Latest episode 1 day ago

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How do landmark Supreme Court decisions affect our lives? What does the 2nd Amendment really say? Why does the Senate have so much power? Civics 101 is the podcast about how our democracy works...or is supposed to work, anyway.

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Armchair Historians

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Armchair Historians

97 Episodes

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Avg Length 39m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

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What's your favorite history? Each interview on this podcast begins with this one question. Our guests are people who like history and get really excited about a particular time, place or person from our distant or not so distant past. The jumping off point is the place where our they became curious then entered the rabbit hole into discovery through scholarly research, pop culture, documentaries, other podcasts...We look at history through the filter of other peoples eyes.https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=965986
abandoned: The All-American Ruins Podcast

37 Episodes

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Avg Length 20m

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Latest episode 13 days ago

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abandoned: The All-American Ruins Podcast guides listeners through immersive audio fantasies, recreating host Blake Pfeil’s experiences exploring abandoned spaces across the United States. Along the way, abandoned asks critical questions about American history and culture, community, capitalism and economics, the environment, and mental health while encouraging folks to activate their imaginations as a tool for healing.


🎧 Official Select - On-Air Fest (2023)

Nominee: Ambie Awards (Best Indie Podcast - 2024)

🏚️ Winner: Top of the Rockies (Best of Podcasts - 2023)


To learn more, visit www.allamericanruins.com.

You can join the All-American Ruins Expedition Club now: https://plus.acast.com/s/abandoned-the-all-american-ruins-podcast.



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The Surfing Historian

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The Surfing Historian

36 Episodes

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Avg Length 51m

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Latest episode 13 days ago

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The Surfing Historian podcast, hosted by Dr. Jason Old, features scholars from around the world discussing some of their most recent research. Jason is a historian, surfer, world traveler, and university professor, with connections to academics and researchers doing interesting and noteworthy work in their respective fields—many of whom are surfers themselves. In this podcast, Jason and his colleagues discuss the nuanced world of surfing, examining the historical, cultural, philosophical, and even scientific elements of the sport we’re all stoked on. This includes the origins of surfing itself, from its roots, rituals, and the existential allure of the waves, to the stigmas of being a surf studies scholar. This podcast is for anyone and everyone who enjoys stimulating and thought-provoking conversations about history, culture, society, and surfing.

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History's Trainwrecks

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History's Trainwrecks

67 Episodes

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Avg Length 23m

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Latest episode 1 month ago

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This is the stuff they never taught us in history class.


Ever wonder why famous historical figures like Aaron Burr, George McClellan, Douglas MacArthur, Cato the Younger, Julius Caesar, and many others fell from the great heights to which they had ascended to end up in death or disgrace?


History's Trainwrecks explores the self-destructive tendencies of historical figures who lose everything even when the prize of a lifetime is in reach, often costing them a treasured place in history.


History is full of trainwrecks, and we can’t look away.


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That Wasn't In My Textbook

61 Episodes

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Avg Length 38m

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Latest episode 1 month ago

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That Wasn't In My Textbook is our bi-weekly podcast that helps us uncover the things we always wished we learned from that boring, bulky textbook. Tune in to the history class you never knew you ALWAYS wanted to take - because history is not only what happened in the past but also what's happening this very second.
The Coin: Black History On The Other Side

39 Episodes

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Avg Length 11m

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Latest episode 15 days ago

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Unravel the mis-education surrounding African-American history as you embark on a captivating journey with Brittany Wilkins, an engineer and herstorian. This podcast delves into the rich, multifaceted history of African-Americans, extending far beyond the narrative of slavery. Prepare to discover a legacy filled with both triumphs and struggles, as Brittany unveils a lost heritage brimming with remarkable achievements.
Imagine a time when Africans significantly influenced the development of civilizations in the domains of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This podcast invites you to explore the depths of ancient African history, pre-dating the slave trade, and showcases the incredible contributions made by this resilient community.
Join us on this enlightening quest to reclaim the true narrative of African-American history, celebrating a heritage that has played a crucial role in shaping the world we live in. If you're eager to learn about the rich tapestry of accomplishments from ancient Africa, this podcast is your ultimate source of knowledge.

Have You Heard This One?

17 Episodes

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Avg Length 25m

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Latest episode 2 months ago

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Have You Heard This One? is a sound-rich music anthology series dedicated to telling the stories of overlooked artists, fascinating characters, under-represented voices, funny moments, important events, forgotten chapters of history, and some of the greatest music stories seldom told. Each episode is hosted by a different journalist taking listeners on a deep dive into the heart of music and fandom.

Produced by an all-woman team, the stories range from epic to hilarious, poignant to shocking or downright strange. Whether told in one episode or over the span of a few, each story will leave you asking your friends, “Have You Heard This One?"

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Violent Femme

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Violent Femme

6 Episodes

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Avg Length 29m

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Latest episode 1 year ago

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Violent Femme is a narrative podcast about women in history who were brave, bold, and ingenious, yet are mostly remembered for their brutality or villainy, if at all. Each episode will resurrect one of history’s brutally brave women whose image has been tarnished or even erased by men who fear such women but have long been entrusted with our history. Violent Femme will retell and sometimes reimagine history from the heroine’s perspective. This is herstory.

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The History Desk

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The History Desk

14 Episodes

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Avg Length 43m

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Latest episode 1 year ago

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The podcast for history lovers or enthusiasts. Long-ranging historical topics covered over multip-part episodes. In each episode, we will dive into a variety of historical topics and leave our listeners with a better understanding of those topics. Whether you are new to history or have been studying it for years there will be something for everyone.

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Sports History This Week

64 Episodes

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Avg Length 30m

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Latest episode 6 months ago

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Sports History This Week brings to life moments in competition that redefined sports and our culture. Every week, host Kaelen Jones will unpack one sporting event that occurred within that calendar week sometime in the past. Through gripping narratives, illustrative archival and interviews with athletes and experts, Jones will guide listeners through the pivotal triumphs, failures and turning points that shaped today’s sports world and beyond.

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Almost History

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Almost History

12 Episodes

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Avg Length 19m

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Latest episode 5 years ago

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Almost History. Always incredible. What if ... ? Almost History tells the amazing true stories behind the aborted missions, cancelled plans, utopian dreams, failed revolutions and hubristic designs that didn't quite make it from the drawing board to change the real world. Rescued from the footnotes, archives and passing references, each episode explores what almost happened and explains why it didn't.

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Car Insurance

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Car Insurance

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Tomb With A View: A Cemetery Podcast

154 Episodes

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Avg Length 60m

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Latest episode 4 months ago

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A podcast about the history, preservation, and culture of American cemeteries hosted by Liz Clappin
History of Indigenous America

4 Episodes

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Avg Length 19m

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Latest episode 4 years ago

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A podcast about the history of the indigenous peoples of America.

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John Brown Today

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John Brown Today

44 Episodes

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Avg Length 37m

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Latest episode 10 months ago

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John Brown Today is a podcast devoted to historical and contemporary themes relating to the abolitionist John Brown (1800-59), the controversial antislavery and antiracist freedom fighter. John Brown Today is hosted by Louis A. DeCaro Jr., a Brown biographer and researcher, the most prolific author on the John Brown theme since the abolitionist's death in 1859. John Brown Today engages a range of themes from history and biography to popular culture and other contemporary themes.
The Linebacker II Libraries Podcast  - Stories from War's End

5 Episodes

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Avg Length 68m

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Latest episode 1 year ago

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Linebacker II veteran Ron Bartlett & aviation artist and filmmaker host a four-part series on the Operation that effectively ended the Vietnam War for the United States and brought the POWs home.The Linebacker II Libraries series features conversation with Vietnam War veterans and the pre-recorded recollections of many others affected by the moment.The Linebacker II Libraries series is a production of The Distinguished Flying Cross Society as a way to fulfill their ongoing mission of bringing the stories of DFC recipients to a broader audience.

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The Constitutionalist

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The Constitutionalist

20 Episodes

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Avg Length 51m

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Latest episode 1 day ago

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The Constitutionalist is a podcast cohosted by Professor Benjamin Kleinerman, the RW Morrison Professor of Political Science at Baylor University and Founder and Editor of The Constitutionalist Blog, and his student, Shane Leary. Each week, they discuss political news is light of its constitutional implications, and explore a unique constitutional topic, ranging from the thoughts and experiences of America's founders and statesmen, historical episodes, and the broader philosophic ideas that influence the American experiment in government.
Still Paying the Price: Reparations in Real Terms

16 Episodes

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Avg Length 29m

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Latest episode 4 months ago

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This 14-part original series from LWC Studios explores how reparations should be paid and to whom. For all episodes, transcripts and supplemental materials visit StillPayingThePricePod.com. This series was funded by a grant from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Cover art: "Gemini" by Fitgi Saint-Louis
We Interrupt This Broadcast

19 Episodes

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Avg Length 37m

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Latest episode 1 year ago

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From six-time New York Times bestselling author Joe Garner, and based on his groundbreaking multimedia book, “We Interrupt This Broadcast,” comes a 12-episode, audio docu-series hosted by broadcast legend Bill Kurtis, and narrated by NBC’s Brian Williams. Each episode unfolds with the brisk pace and tone of a thriller while presenting an in-depth look into the reporting of, and reaction to, the extraordinary events that became the benchmarks of the American story. It is said that “breaking news” is the first draft of history. “We Interrupt This Broadcast” marks the first time the stories of these historical broadcast news events are told exclusively by the broadcasters and TV journalists whose work created those drafts in real-time.

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Hosted by Bill Kurtis & Narrated by Brian Williams

Created, produced and directed by Joe Garner

Written by Mark Rowland, Brian Williams, Colin Madine, and Joe Garner

Sound engineering and design by Paul Bahr, Peachtree Sound

Additional audio engineering provided by Beowulf Rochlen, Two Squared Media Productions

Website and graphics designed by George Vasilopoulos, 921 Associates

Executive Producers are Brian Williams, Ron Hartenbaum, Scott Calka, and Joe Garner

A very special thank you to Donna LaPietra and Diane Anello

A Production of i4 Media Ventures, LLC

www.weinterruptthisbroadcast.org

Race Haven - Solutions Focused Dialogue About Race In America

36 Episodes

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Avg Length 81m

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Latest episode 6 years ago

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Race Haven is a safe place for people from diverse Race, Religious, Cultural, & Political backgrounds to bring their race based perspectives, questions, assumptions, frustrations, and experiences to engage in thoughtful honest Dialogue in an effort to transcend race in America.
24 Hours After: The JFK Assassination

9 Episodes

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Avg Length 31m

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Latest episode 1 year ago

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24 Hours After, an original podcast from The HISTORY® Channel, takes listeners on a deep dive into the immediate aftermath of critical moments that reshaped the world. Each season, we will experience one of these key events with immersive sound design, to put us behind the eyes and ears of those who were there and learn how their minute-by-minute decisions rippled into the future. Hosted by historian Steve Gillon, we speak to experts, authors, and eyewitnesses to paint a full picture of each turning point in history.


24 Hours After: The JFK Assassination (season one) will unpack this unforgettable incident with unprecedented detail. We'll hear from the Secret Service agent who jumped on Kennedy's car after the shots were fired, a White House pool reporter who chased JFK's car to the hospital and saw his successor sworn in, as well as from numerous scholars who shed a light on often overlooked details from this story. Each episode puts us into the minds of one key player—Jackie Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, Lyndon Johnson, and more—to experience this tragedy as it happened and understand how history unfolded from their actions.



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Foiled

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Foiled

11 Episodes

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Avg Length 15m

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Latest episode 2 years ago

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From Julius Caesar to the Kennedys, successful assassinations have played a significant role in the course of human civilization. This show isn't about those. Instead, we're looking at failed assassination attempts from throughout history. From near misses to disastrous blunders, these would-be assassinations often still made a major impact. Music by astrofreq from Pixabay.
AP US History  Buschistory David Busch

28 Episodes

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Avg Length 16m

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Latest episode 5 years ago

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American History is discussed and reviewed with cause and effect relationships and long term implications. This is part of a larger series of podcasts and videos available at www.buschistory.net and also available on You Tube under Buschistory.
GSGEDM Behind-the-Scenes

10 Episodes

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Avg Length 71m

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Latest episode 2 years ago

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Welcome to the behind-the-scenes podcast of the feature-length documentary film God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines! GSGEDM had its world premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Festival, and is coming to a screen near you soon.On GSGEDM BTS, Composer, DJ, and native-Detroiter Reggie Dokes (@ReggieDokes) guides you through an independent production company’s processes and impact that go far beyond what you see on-screen. Documenting the story of the true origins of techno music has been a 10-year international journey of filmmaking and a labor of love for the Detroit-bred producers behind the film, Jennifer Washington, Kristian Hill (@ReadyCinematic), and David Grandison (@TechnoMecca). The GSGEDM team is preparing to bring this Detroit story to audiences across the world in an ever-evolving industry. So come along in the final steps of their journey, and be a part of the movement to celebrate Detroit and uplift its rich musical legacy. Check out www.DetroitTechnoMovie.com for more info on the film, and stay updated on Facebook and Instagram @GodSaidGiveEmDrumMachines

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The Year That Was

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The Year That Was

27 Episodes

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Avg Length 50m

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Latest episode 2 years ago

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A look at history one year at a time, from as many angles as possible. Famous people, infamous people, obscure people; wars, revolutions, peace treaties, art, science, sports, religion. The big picture, in an entertaining podcast package. The complete first season of The Year That Was is now available. However, the podcast is now on hiatus. What happens next? That's a very good question! I'll let you know as soon as I've figured it out for myself. Thanks to everyone who has listened and reached out. This has been enormous fun. Keep in touch! -- Elizabeth
Rally on the Colors Podcast

13 Episodes

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Avg Length 93m

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Latest episode 9 days ago

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The "Rally on the Colors" Podcast is the Official Podcast of the Gettysburg Guard, a non profit Honor Guard, with a specific focus on honoring and remembering the sacrifice of all of those who have fought and died for this great Nation, with a specific focus on the American Civil War. The ROTC Podcast provides a platform for the Gettysburg Guard to make its generational commitment to remembering, honoring, preserving and educating. The ROTC Podcast will build a foundational educational background to better provide listeners with an intimate understanding of the individual stories of the soldiers as they are told through the subsequent episodes.

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Gadfly

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Gadfly

150 Episodes

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Avg Length 69m

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Latest episode 10 days ago

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Hosts Dusty Wilson and Oona O'Leary meet up fortnightly to chat about third parties, fringe candidates, and generally weird American electoral history.

abandoned: The All-American Ruins Podcast

36 Episodes

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Avg Length 21m

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Latest episode 13 days ago

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abandoned: The All-American Ruins Podcast guides listeners through immersive audio fantasies, recreating host Blake Pfeil’s experiences exploring abandoned spaces across the United States. Along the way, abandoned asks critical questions about American history and culture, community, capitalism and economics, the environment, and mental health while encouraging folks to activate their imaginations as a tool for healing.


🎧 Official Select - On-Air Fest (2023)

Nominee: Ambie Awards (Best Indie Podcast - 2024)

🏚️ Winner: Top of the Rockies (Best of Podcasts - 2023)


To learn more, visit www.allamericanruins.com.

You can join the All-American Ruins Expedition Club now: https://plus.acast.com/s/abandoned-the-all-american-ruins-podcast.



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From Boomers to Millennials: A Modern US History Podcast

41 Episodes

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Avg Length 37m

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Latest episode 1 month ago

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A modern U.S. history podcast about the events that spanned the Baby Boomer generation’s lifespan & that are still relevant to people today, especially to Millennials. Unlike some history podcasts, this podcast follows the national story in a chronological manner, starting in 1946. Most episodes are around a half-hour to 45 minutes in length. Each episode covers one year, possibly going all the way up to the present. You can e-mail the show here, we would love your feedback!: boomertomillennial @t outlook.com

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I Love Muzzleloading

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I Love Muzzleloading

71 Episodes

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Avg Length 48m

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Latest episode 12 days ago

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I Love MuzzleloadingTM is dedicated to sharing the news, history, and personal stories of the people that know and love Muzzleloading. From the traditional craftspeople building from scratch, to modern manufacturers pushing the limits of engineering, we love muzzleloading. Visit Ilovemuzzleloading.com to learn more or foll ow us on social media for daily updates

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Raising the Torch

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Raising the Torch

3 Episodes

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Avg Length 15m

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Latest episode 4 years ago

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What does liberty mean to you? Diane von Furstenberg narrates this groundbreaking, limited-series podcast about the often untold stories behind one of the world’s most famous landmarks: the Statue of Liberty. Listen as the sounds of history come to life through the fascinating stories told by historians Alan Kraut and Barry Moreno, and park ranger Melissa Magnuson-Cannady. You’ll learn about the Statue’s evolving meaning, how Joseph Pulitzer saved it from abandon, and how Lady Liberty stirs conversation and controversy. Raising the Torch is a production of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation in partnership with FRQNCY Media.

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The Presidency Podcast

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The Presidency Podcast

4 Episodes

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Avg Length 17m

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Latest episode 1 year ago

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The Presidency Podcast aims to cover the complete life of every American president. This includes their childhood, life before their presidency, election, time in office, and subsequent legacy. The goal is to give the listener a total understanding of all the presidents and to tell American history indirectly along the way.


Email us with comments or questions: [email protected]


Support the Show!

-https://www.patreon.com/thepresidencypodcast

-https://thepresidencypodcast.creator-spring.com

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America's Place in the World

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Avg Length 30m

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Latest episode 3 years ago

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Now more than ever is the time to discuss America's Place in the World. Join retired four star United States Marine Corps General and former U.S. special envoy to Israel and the Palestinian Authority Tony Zinni and host, Adam P. Kennedy. We take a hard look at some of the most pressing past and present questions facing America and the world. The series will present a unique non-political view on these global issues.
Give Me Liberty: The Making of American Exceptionalism

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Avg Length 31m

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Latest episode 3 years ago

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Historian Richard Brookhiser joins constitutional scholar Luke Thompson to examine thirteen historical documents and recount their role in the development of liberty.
Lawrenceville Bicentennial Podcast

51 Episodes

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Avg Length 21m

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Latest episode 13 days ago

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From the publishers of Gwinnett Magazine and Award Winning Documentarian Nathan McGill comes GWINNETT HISTORY: BACK IN THE DAY. Short, surprising stories of Gwinnett County's past, sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and often a bit of both. Proudly brought to you by: GuidetoGwinnett.com

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American Sport

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American Sport

8 Episodes

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Avg Length 37m

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Latest episode 2 years ago

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Americans love sports. We are fanatics who dress in team colors, root, root, root for the home team, and live and die with the success and failure of our favorite athlete. But if we take the time to look beneath the surface and beyond the simple factual question of who won and who lost, we are also presented with some of the most fascinating stories from our nation’s past. In this new podcast series Professor Matt Andrews goes beyond telling entertaining tales of races won, touchdowns scored, players rounding the bases, and highlights the historical significance of sports in the United States. He explains to us why sports have mattered so much in this country and he reveals how sports have actually changed the course of American history. Sports are a highlight reel of history. Join us as we explore the stories that are more than just exciting tales of athletic competitions. ​American Sport ​is about some of the most compelling moments and significant turning points in American history. American Sport is created by Professor Matt Andrews and is an original podcast by Trailblazer Studios, Executive Produced by Katye Rone, and Co-produced by Aurelia Belfield and Casey Helmick.