5 Best NPR History Podcasts

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

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NPR History Podcasts

Here are 5 Best NPR History Podcasts worth listening to in 2024

1. History 605

History 605 Vermillion, South Dakota, US
History 605 explores the history of South Dakota, the northern Great Plains, and the Midwest. South Dakota's State Historian Ben Jones will visit ...with guests about their books, museum exhibits and artifacts, and historic sites in the state and region. Along the way, you'll learn how to think, not what to think, about the history and the people of the past. The host is Dr. Ben Jones, State Historian and Director of the South Dakota State Historical Society.more
58.6K 8.8K 4K 1 episode / month Avg Length 44 min
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2. Postmark Peoria

Postmark Peoria Peoria, Illinois, US
An occasional series on WCBU looking back at the stories and people who brought Greater Peoria to where it is today. Postmark Peoria is a co-productio...n of WCBU, Steve Tarter and Mike Sabol.more
3.9K 2.4K 3 episodes / week Avg Length 7 min
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3. WXPR A Northwoods Moment In History

WXPR A Northwoods Moment In History Rhinelander, Wisconsin, US
We turn back the clock with local historians to find out what life in the Northwoods used to be like. This is part of an initiative by WXPR to tell th...e history and culture of northern Wisconsin.more
4.5K 1K 1.4K 1 episode / month Avg Length 4 min
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4. This Week in Illinois History

This Week in Illinois History This Week in Illinois History provides a 90-second snapshot of an event significant to Illinois history. Join Host Clint Cargile as he covers big even...ts while also exposing little-known pieces of Illinois history.more
6.8M 8.7M 6.7M
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5. McHistory

McHistory McHistory goes back in time to explore big moments and small stories from McLean County history. McHistory episodes can be heard periodically on WGLT&...#39;s Sound Ideas. The series is produced in partnership with the McLean County Museum of History.more
6.8M 8.7M 6.7M 1 episode / year Avg Length 6 min
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NPR History Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering NPR History. Get Spreadsheet.
Podcaster Name Email Podcast Link Total Episodes
Steve Tarter wcbu.org/local-news/2022-05-11/former-dentist-details-what-might-have-been-in-peoria 20
Clint Cargile northernpublicradio.org/wnij-news/2022-01-10/this-week-in-illinois-history-fudge-fever-of-85-january-13-1985 20
Mark Pennell wksu.org/podcast/marks-almanac/2022-03-25/marks-almanac-for-march-25-2022 20
Kerry Bloedorn wxpr.org/podcast/a-northwoods-moment-in-history/2022-02-09/a-tale-of-two-little-locomotives 17
Ben Jones listen.sdpb.org/podcast/history-605/2022-09-06/history-605-s2-ep10-the-politics-of-pine-ridge 13
Ariele Jones wglt.org/podcast/mchistory/2021-07-19/mchistory-mclean-countys-connection-to-the-tri-state-tornado-of-1925 9
Charlie Schlenker wglt.org/local-news/2021-09-27/mchistory-early-settlers-battled-prairie-fire-to-tame-the-land 8
Sdpb Staff listen.sdpb.org/podcast/history-605/2022-11-28/history-605-s2-ep-16-land-of-hope-and-idiot-delusions-about-the-exceptional-now-with-bill-mcclay 7
Ariele Jones, Charlie Schlenker wglt.org/podcast/mchistory/2021-08-31/mchistory-sigmund-livingston-and-the-anti-defamation-league 2
Sydney Kuckkan wxpr.org/podcast/a-northwoods-moment-in-history/2023-08-04/joseph-steinwand-and-his-original-wisconsin-cheese 1
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