20 Best Political History Podcasts

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Political History Podcasts

Here are 20 Best Political History Podcasts worth listening to in 2023

1. This Day in Esoteric Political History

This Day in Esoteric Political History In this show, Jody Avirgan, political historian Nicole Hemmer, and special guests rescue stories from the entirety of U.S. political history to map ou...r journey through this era. Each episode takes one moment, big or small, from that day in the past and explores how it might inform our present and it does so in under ten minutes.more
89 5K 3 episodes / week Avg Length 22 min Mar 2020
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2. The Eleventh

The Eleventh Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
The Eleventh is an explosive thriller teasing out everything you never knew about one of the most famous chapters of Australian political history - th...e dismissal of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.more
34.9K 128.1K 326.5K 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 28 min Feb 2020
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3. Turn Leftist Podcast

Turn Leftist Podcast Mike (he/him) / Sterling (he/him) / Cosper (they/them) / Ward (he/him)/ Jaron (he/him) - Turn Leftist Podcast available on all platforms! Political hi...story & current events from various Leftist perspectives.more
1.7K 1 episode / day Avg Length 72 min
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4. The Political History of the United States

The Political History of the United States US
A podcast exploring the history and evolution of the political systems of the United States.
139 1.2K 2 episodes / month Avg Length 37 min Oct 2018
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5. The American Idea

The American Idea Ashland, OH
The American Idea explores America's Founding principles and their effect on American history and government. Through lively and thoughtful conver...sations with renowned academics and public figures from across the country, the podcast examines the history and political thought behind our country's greatest documents and debates, as well as contemporary issues, American popular culture, and political statesmanship. The podcast is a production of the Ashbrook Center and hosted by Jeff Sikkenga.more
1.6K 829 71 1 episode / week Avg Length 44 min
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6. The Podcast for Social Research

The Podcast for Social Research Brooklyn, New York, US
The Podcast for Social Research is a crucial part of our mission to forge new, organic paths for intellectual work in the twenty-first century: an ong...oing, interdisciplinary series featuring members of the Institute, and occasional guests, conversing about a wide variety of intellectual issues, some perennial, some newly pressing. Each episode centers on a different topic and is accompanied by a bibliography of annotations and citations that encourages further curiosity and underscores the conversation's place in a larger web of cultural conversations.more
64.8K 11.6K 6.6K 1 episode / week Avg Length 102 min Nov 2011
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7. Left On Red

Left On Red Jasper, Alabama, US
A political history podcast with a Walker County, Alabama twist.
33.1K 2.1K 2.3K 1 episode / year Avg Length 44 min
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8. My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

My History Can Beat Up Your Politics US
Since 2006, this podcast has been using history to elevate today's political debates.  'The perfect antidote to bloviating talking heads, My His...tory is thoughtful, nuanced, and highly engaging.' -Columbia Journalism Reviewmore
6.7K 3.4K 1 episode / week Avg Length 59 min Jul 2006
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9. The Canadian Foreign Policy Podcast

The Canadian Foreign Policy Podcast Each episode covers important events in the political history of Canadian foreign policy starting around 1945 and ending in 2021. I am now including e...pisodes related to my new course American foreign policy in the 21st century.more
9 episodes / year Avg Length 80 min
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10. American Political History

American Political History My goal is to give you American political history from 1600 to the present. With the prospective of the people and politics of that time. So that we c...an understand their achievements, gain wisdom from their mistakes and revere their contributions to the culture and society we get to inherit today.more
23 episodes / year Avg Length 11 min
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11. Political History: What Could Go Wrong?

Political History: What Could Go Wrong? Learn about history and politics. Both historical events and current events. Have fun learning!

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12. Politics Express

Politics Express The Postrider's politics podcast, covers Congress, the White House, political history, and the all-encompassing drama of American elections.
201 804 3 episodes / quarter Avg Length 52 min
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13. Big Ben History

Big Ben History Blogs and interviews about political history. Hosted by Ben Monro-Davies.
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14. Political Philosophy-Dr. Laurie M Johnson

Political Philosophy-Dr. Laurie M Johnson A podcast devoted to the history of political thought in the spirit of sharing, not perfection. Explanation and discussion of classic and contemporary... political ideas.more
2 episodes / week Avg Length 32 min Mar 2021
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15. From John To Justin

From John To Justin Canada
Join me as I look at the politics of Canada, from the time of Sir John A. Macdonald to Justin Trudeau. I look at every prime minister, every election,... every opposition leader, every governor general and every premier.See why some made their marks, why some are terrible, and learn all the crazy stories of our political history.more
13.4K 994 24 episodes / year Avg Length 22 min
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16. Whiskey Politik

Whiskey Politik Frank discussions on the political history of the United States and analysis of how we came to be a Constitutional Republic.
35 7 episodes / quarter Avg Length 52 min
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Political History Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering Political History. Get Spreadsheet.
Podcaster Name Email Podcast Link Total Episodes
Ashbrook Center rss.com 54
Jody Avirgan & Radiotopia radiopublic.com 42
Turn Leftist Podcast soundcloud.com 15
Jacob Edwards-King americanpoliticalhistory.buzzsprout.com 13
Bruce Carlson myhistorycanbeatupyourpolitics.wordpress.com 11
Political Philosophy: Dr Laurie M Johnson political-philosophy.com 7
Allen Ayers uspoliticalhistory.podbean.com 5
The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research thebrooklyninstitute.com 5
Brooklyn Institute for Social Research thebrooklyninstitute.com 3
New Books Network newbooksnetwork.com/category/political-science 4
Vermont Public Radio, Connor Cyrus, Matthew F Smith vermontpublic.org/show/vermont-edition 3
Arthur Milnes nationalnewswatch.com 2
Robots Radio redcircle.com/shows/elder-scrolls-lorecast-video-game-lore-eso-and-more6512 2
Social Science Matrix matrix.berkeley.edu/podcast 2
The Champlain Society champlainsociety.utpjournals.press/podcast 2
Ucla Luskin Center For History And Policy luskincenter.history.ucla.edu/then-now-podcast 2
Alex Titus & Ben Bowman oregonbridgepodcast.podbean.com 1
Allan buzzsprout.com/270941 1
Andrew Keen ajkeen.libsyn.com 1
Audacy omny.fm/shows/chad-hartman 1
Back To The Past: The Alternate History Podcast wavve.link/AltHistPodcast/episodes 1
Good Reading Magazine goodreadingmagazine.com.au/podcasts 1
Jeremy Kuzmarov therussophile.org/?s=podcast 1
Laist Studios laist.com/podcasts/the-la-report 1
Marshall Poe newbooksnetwork.com/category/peoples-places/caribbean-studies 1
Oliver Webb-carter rss.com/podcasts/aspectsofhistory 1
Podkas Team anchor.fm/podkas 1
Radio America omny.fm/shows/the-todd-herman-show 1
Rick Kiley & Jeff Boedges sohoexp.com/green-repeal 1
Steve Gruber stevegruber.podbean.com 1
This Day In Esoteric Political History bklynlibrary.org/podcasts 1
Jody Avirgan & Radiotopia beta.prx.org/series/39072 336
Marshall Poe newbooksnetwork.com/category/peoples-places/israel-studies 44
Fund The People fundthepeople.org/ftp_podcast 4
Kcrw kcrw.com/news/shows/left-right-center 4
Patrick Jean-baptiste anchor.fm/negmawonpodcast 4
All Indiana Podcast Network wishtv.com/podcasts/leaders-and-legends 3
Mark & Adam Bishop feeds.buzzsprout.com/1505731 3
Nick De Souza podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nick-de-souza 3
Safety Consultant With Sheldon Primus podcasts.bcast.fm/safetyconsultant 3
Travels Through Time podbean.com/premium-podcast/travelsthroughtime 3
Anne Bogel modernmrsdarcy.com/blog 2
Arcat // Gābl Media arcat.com/podcast 2
Because Maybe becausemaybenetwork.com/90spodcast 2
Coindesk coindesk.com/podcasts/coindesks-money-reimagined 2
Danny Clinkscale dannyclinkscale.com/podcast 2
David Flora blurryphotos.org/podcast 2
Dr. Peniel Joseph podcasts.la.utexas.edu/raceanddemocracy/podcast 2
George Washington's Mount Vernon podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mountvernon 2
Iheartpodcasts And Nfl omny.fm/shows/el-huddle 2
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