Last week I shared some of my favorite history podcasts and asked the Marginalia for their recommendations. As is often the case, I asked, you answered. Now it’s my turn to share the bounty.
First up, a podcast that I sometimes listen to, always enjoy and inexplicably left off the list: Revolutions http://www.revolutionspodcast.com/2013/09/index.html Like the title suggestions, this podcast examines the causes and history of the world’s great political revolutions, beginning with the Glorious Revolution of 1688. Each revolution is a mini-series within the larger podcast, so I suggest you start with the first episode of a particular revolution
I haven’t yet listened to the rest of the suggested podcasts, but I trust you people:
The History Movie Podcast www.historymoviepodcast.com
Radio Lab Presents: More Perfect http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolabmoreperfect/
In Our Time http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qykl
And now for the jackpot: @historypodlist tracks some 300 history podcasts. (Yes, you read that correctly three hundred. Obviously I have barely stuck my ear in the water.) You can either browse through the list for topics that catch your imagination: https://www.reddit.com/r/HistoryPodcasting/wiki/index or you can follow her/him on Twitter, where he/she posts links to individual episodes for you to sample. Kind of like tasting flavors of ice cream at Baskin-Robbins.