15 Best Modern History Podcasts

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The best Modern History podcasts from thousands of podcasts on the web and ranked by traffic, social media followers & freshness.Learn more

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Modern History Podcasts

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

1. New Books in Early Modern History

New Books in Early Modern History US
Interviews with scholars of the Early Modern World about the new books
7.3K 16.3K 8 episodes / week Avg Length 59 min
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2. Secret Antenna

Secret Antenna A podcast wherein Kallie and Michelle discuss modern history as a story of overlapping subterranean spy syndicates, clandestine government hangouts, a...nd powerful propaganda machines that have shaped the cultural-political moment of present-day America.more
210 3 episodes / month Avg Length 80 min
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3. The Vietnamese Boat People

The Vietnamese Boat People Montclair, New Jersey, US
The Vietnamese Boat People podcast is about stories of hope, survival, and resilience. Between 1975 to 1992, almost two million Vietnamese risked thei...r lives to flee oppression and hardship after the Vietnam War, in one of the largest mass exoduses in modern history. Escaping by boat, many found freedom in a foreign land, many were captured and brutally punished, and many did not survive the journey.more
2K 963 5.8K 1 episode / month Avg Length 42 min
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4. @ToyPhotoCast

@ToyPhotoCast US
The community of incredible artists that populate the #toyphotography group on social has a passion for storytelling. Listen to some of the most renow...ned Toy Photographer, along with newcomers, discuss important topics and share insight into one of the most influential art movements in modern history.more
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5. History of Modern Art with Klaire

History of Modern Art with Klaire Explore Modern Art history including Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, and other key Modernist art movements. Join artist and educator Klaire Lockhea...rt as she examines famous artists and artwork through the 21st century intersectional feminist lens.more
501 4.8K
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6. Old Testament Studies: An (Un)Academic Modern History

Old Testament Studies: An (Un)Academic Modern History This podcast brings Old Testament scholarship from the ivory towers of academia into the common language of every podcast listener. In each episode, I... look at the life and academic contributions of one modern Old Testament scholar to understand how their ideas developed and show their impact on our understanding of the Old Testament.more
4 episodes / year Avg Length 31 min
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7. 13 Hours Inside the Nova Scotia Massacre

13 Hours Inside the Nova Scotia Massacre Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Canada's worst shooting spree in modern history has left us with far more questions than answers. Journey inside every single hour of this tragedy as ...it happened with Global News Halifax reporter Sarah Ritchie.more
60 592
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8. Transmissions From Jonestown

Transmissions From Jonestown Guyana
Welcome to Transmissions From Jonestown. Leading up to the mass suicides in Jonestown the Peoples Temple recorded hundreds of hours of audio. Now for ...the first time, listen to the story of the Peoples Temple told by the people who were there.more
938 1.1K
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9. We Didn't Start the Fire: The History Podcast

We Didn't Start the Fire: The History Podcast A modern history podcast inspired by the lyrics of Billy Joel. Billy didn't just write an unforgettable smash-hit with 'We Didn't Start The Fire', he ...also created the most fascinating, random, and original history of the post-war world. Each episode, a new lyric and a fresh subject, all presented by Katie Puckrik and Tom Fordyce. It's politics, rock 'n' roll, sport, space, television, the Cold War, explored and explained by historians, eyewitnesses, and mega-fans.more
1K 894 1 episode / week Avg Length 47 min
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10. Wittenberg to Westphalia

Wittenberg to Westphalia Providence, Rhode Island, US
A history podcast that aims to cover the birth of the European state system by examining the Early Modern Period of European history. Along the way, t...he podcast will delve into the geography, economy, politics, ideas, and culture of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period to give the listener a view into the lives of the people who lived the events.more
631 1K 2 episodes / quarter Avg Length 49 min
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11. Shared History

Shared History Chicago, Illinois, US
A history and comedy podcast about the overlooked and underrepresented people and events from ancient to modern history.
198 983 1 episode / week Avg Length 66 min
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Modern History Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering Modern History. Get Spreadsheet.
Podcaster Name Email Podcast Link Total Episodes
New Books Network newbooksnetwork.com 81
Dagobah_Days podcasters.spotify.com 42
Fin Dwyer irishhistorypodcast.ie 13
Crowd Network crowdnetwork.co.uk 9
Secret Antenna podcasters.spotify.com 5
Benjamin Jacobs wittenbergtowestphaliapodcast.weebly.com 4
Arcade Audio arcadeaudio.net 4
VietnameseBoatPeople.org vietnameseboatpeople.podbean.com 2
10ish Podcast 10ishpod.simplecast.com 1
Glassbox Media 10ishpod.simplecast.com 1
Janina Doyle eatsleepwinerepeat.podbean.com 1
Lshtm podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lshtm 1
Michael Snyder therussophile.org/?s=podcast 1
Stephon Rudd player.captivate.fm/show/f0ddabda-4fa1-4e0f-a818-56c0704d2a84 1
World Of Tanks podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/world-of-tanks 1
Wondery wondery.com/shows/this-is-actually-happening 18
Marshall Poe cms.megaphone.fm/channel/LIT4224425735 14
Bbc Radio 4 bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01dh5yg/episodes/downloads 13
New Books Network newbooksnetwork.com/category/history-1/diplomatic-history 12
Lex Fridman lexfridman.com/podcast 8
John Batchelor audioboom.com/channel/johnbatchelor 7
American Jewish Committee (ajc) ajc.org/peopleofthepod 6
Intelligence Squared intelligencesquared.com/intelligence-squared-podcast 6
Selineshenoy thedreamcatch.com 6
Tim Ferriss tim.blog 6
Discovery+ play.acast.com/s/unraveled 4
Fox News Radio radio.foxnews.com/podcast/fox-news-rundown 4
Guy Swann podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible 4
Andre Zadorozny theunfinishedprint.libsyn.com 3
Andrew Keen ajkeen.libsyn.com 3
Bob Camardella podomatic.com/podcasts/boxcars711 3
Brian Feltman & Bill Allison podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mhptpod 3
Chris Cherniak, Nell Larson kpcw.org/show/this-green-earth 3
Cloud10 And Iheartpodcasts spreaker.com/show/murderish_2 3
Footwork Media cms.megaphone.fm/channel/TAMC9557331257 3
History Hit historyhit.com/podcasts 3
Lindsay Sheehan ruralsprout.com 3
Peace In Their Time peaceintheirtime.podbean.com 3
Salem Podcast Network omny.fm/shows/america-first-with-sebastian-gorka 3
Science Friday And Wnyc Studios npr.org/podcasts/583350334/science-friday 3
The Dsr Network shows.acast.com/deepstateradio 3
Tom Brothwell thebristolcable.org/category/podcast/bristol-history-podcast 3
Travels Through Time podbean.com/premium-podcast/travelsthroughtime 3
Vlad Dolgocheev, Cfa anchor.fm/vladimir-dolgocheev 3
Abjack Entertainment spreaker.com/show/dna-id 2
Afikra afikra.com/series/book-club 2
Alison Carter - Blog Editor blogs.lse.ac.uk/internationalrelations 2
Andrew, Ed, And Zak anchor.fm/billbradleycollective 2
Author And Journalist, Dave Wedge buzzsprout.com/1246838 2
Bbc World Service bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002vsxs/episodes/player 2
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