15 Best BBC History Podcasts

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BBC History Podcasts

Here are 15 Best BBC History Podcasts worth listening to in 2023

1. The Documentary Podcast

The Documentary Podcast London, England, UK
A window into our world investigating, exploring and telling stories from everywhere. Original BBC documentary storytelling, bringing the globe to y...our ears. Award-winning journalism, unheard voices, amazing culture and 'unputdownable' audio. New episodes every week from our teams: documentaries, Assignment, Heart and Soul, In the Studio and OS Conversations.more
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59.8M 40.3M 3 episodes / week Avg Length 31 min Mar 2020
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2. You're Dead to Me

You're Dead to Me London, England, UK
The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to lea...rn and laugh about the past.more
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925.9K 533.7K 18.6K 1 episode / week Avg Length 37 min
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3. The History Hour

The History Hour London, England, UK
A compilation of the latest Witness History programmes.
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7.3M 551.9K 269.2K 3 episodes / month Avg Length 52 min
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4. Witness History

Witness History London, England, UK
History as told by the people who were there.
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7.2M 3.3K 1 episode / day Avg Length 10 min
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5. Evil Genius with Russell Kane

Evil Genius with Russell Kane London, England, UK
It's good, bad, ugly - and very very funny. Changing the way we see heroes and villains in history.
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922.2K 533.7K 15.2K 12 episodes / year Avg Length 39 min
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6. The Coming Storm

The Coming Storm London, England, UK
A year on from the Capitol Insurrection in Washington DC on 6 January 2021, Gabriel Gatehouse journeys into the dark undergrowth of modern America. He...'s looking for the origins of the story that drove the crowds to storm the heart of US democracy. From conspiracy-soaked barrooms in 1990s Arkansas, via spies in hotel rooms in the shadow of the Kremlin, to anarchic chatrooms on the early internet, this is a search for the answer to one big question: did this just happen, or is somebody trying to break reality?more
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925.6K 533.7K 18K 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 28 min
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7. In Our Time: History

In Our Time: History From the venerable BBC4 Radio, In Our Time skews more toward the Greats (e.g., Seneca; Alexander; Catherine; Frederick; Great Wall of China, the). Whi...ch is to say, it goes much further back than many of the others on this list, although there are more recent subjects, too.more
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13 episodes / year Avg Length 53 min
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8. Sporting Witness

Sporting Witness London, England, UK
The inside and personal story of the key moments from sporting history
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7.3M 551.9K 270.1K 1 episode / week Avg Length 10 min
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9. Acid Dream: The Great LSD Plot

Acid Dream: The Great LSD Plot Cardiff, Wales, UK
In the 1970s it's estimated that about 60% of the world's LSD came from one place: Wales. This is the story of an attempt to start a revolutio...n of the mind, from a Welsh farmhouse.more
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119.2K 82.3K
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10. How to Invent a Country

How to Invent a Country When did countries become countries? Misha Glenny on the borders, the stories and the people of countries worldwide.
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3 episodes / year Avg Length 32 min
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11. Things Fell Apart

Things Fell Apart A series of strange, unexpected human stories from the history of the culture wars. Hosted by BBC Radio 4.
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10 episodes / year Avg Length 33 min
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12. What Really Happened in the Nineties?

What Really Happened in the Nineties? Cancel culture, Brexit, identity politics. How did we get here? Did we miss something? Robert Carlyle is here to show us that we did. And it happened ...in the '90s.more
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11 episodes / year Avg Length 14 min
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13. My Moment In History

My Moment In History Personal stories of lives linked to history. Hosted by BBC Radio.
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4 episodes / quarter Avg Length 12 min
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