The AskHistorians Podcast

The AskHistorians Podcast showcases the knowledge and enthusiasm of the AskHistorians community, a forum of more than 400,000 history academics, professionals, amateurs, and curious onlookers. The aim is to be a resource accessible across a wide range of listeners for historical topics which so often go overlooked. Together, we have a broad array of people capable of speaking in-depth on topics that get half a page on Wikipedia, a paragraph in a high-school textbook, and not even a minute on the History channel. The podcast aims to give a voice (literally!) to those areas of history, while not neglecting the more common covered topics. Part of the drive behind the podcast is absolutely to be a counterpoint to other forms popular media on history which only seem to cover the same couple of topics in the same couple ways over and over again.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h0m. Bisher sind 193 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle zwei Wochen gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 7 days 23 hours 8 minutes


AskHistorians Podcast Episode 173 - Hunt the Wumpus and Public Computing with Jason Dyer

Tyler Alderson talks with Jason Dyer about the public computing movement and early computer games, including the seminal "Hunt the Wumpus." 64 mins.



AskHistorians Minisode - Uprisings in 19th Century China with EnclavedMicrostate

Tyler Alderson talks with u/EnclavedMicrostate about an answer he wrote on the European influence (or lack thereof) on the Taiping Rebellion. Rather than looking at the Opium Wars as a root cause, he discusses other uprisings in China at the time, and...



AskHistorians Podcast Episode 172 - The Hitler Diaries with PH Jones and Johannes Breit

In this episode, P.H. Jones and Johannes Breit discuss one of the largest publishing hoaxes of the 20th century: The Hitler Diaries. When German journalist Gerd Heidemann entered a world of Nazis, old and new, WWII memorabilia, and collectors of...



AskHistorians Podcast Episode 171 - The Education Trap with Cristina Groeger

Tyler Alderson talks with with Cristina Groeger, whose new book The Education Trap: Schools and the Remaking of Inequality in Boston explores how education has been used to both alleviate and exacerbate inequality. Using 19th and 20th century Boston...



AskHistorians Podcast Episode 170 - Fugitive Freedom in Colonial Mexico with Bill Taylor

Tyler Alderson talks will Bill Taylor, author of the new book Fugitive Freedom: The Improbable Lives of Two Impostors in Late Colonial Mexico. Taylor pieces together the lives of two men who impersonated priests, and discusses how they fit with the...


 2021-03-04  1h14m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 169 - Gaelic Work Songs with Meg Hyland

In this episode, Seb Lewin (u/Aquatermain) discusses Meg Hyland's (u/Kelpie_Cat) research into work songs sung by itinerant herring gutters from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. Topics include the similarities between herring work songs and the...


 2021-02-18  1h2m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 168 - Mandatory Palestine with Naama Cohen

In this episode, Naama Cohen joins us to discuss the British mandate in Palestine from 1922 to 1932, when memoirist and children’s author Douglas Duff served as a policeman there. How did British servicemen view Palestine, their role in it, and the...


 2021-02-04  36m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 167 - Textbook Censorship in Texas with /u/Kugelfang52

In this episode, /u/Kugelfang52 joins us to discuss the topic of censorship in Texas history textbooks before and after the Second World War. How were decisions made about what or what not to include? How did the rhetorical tools used to counter...


 2021-01-22  1h6m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 166 - Vikings and Popular Culture

In this episode, four members of the AskHistorians panel discuss Vikings, their popular culture portrayals and how the legend of the looting, pillaging bearded norsemen is far from an accurate portrayal of these historical figures.


 2021-01-09  1h7m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 165 - The DuPont Gunpowder Mills with Richard Templeton

Tyler Alderson talks with Richard Templeton, author of Across the Creek: Black Powder Explosions on the Brandywine. Templeton tells the story of the workers who made the powder that turned DuPont into one of the world's largest chemical companies, and...


 2020-12-19  56m