The AskHistorians Podcast

The AskHistorians Podcast showcases the knowledge and enthusiasm of the AskHistorians community, a forum of nearly 1.4 million history academics, professionals, amateurs, and curious onlookers. The aim is to be a resource accessible to 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 commonly covered topics. Part of the drive behind the podcast is to be a counterpoint to other forms of popular media on history which only seem to cover the same couple of topics in the same couple of ways over and over again.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 59m. Bisher sind 226 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 9 days 2 hours 32 minutes


AskHistorians Podcast Episode 199 - Mutinous Women with Joan DeJean

Tyler Alderson talks with Joan De Jean about her new book Mutinous Women: How French Convicts Became Founding Mothers of the Gulf Coast. We discussed the complicated lives and legacies of the women who were shipped from France across the Atlantic to...



AskHistorians Podcast Episode 198 - History, the Internet and Social Media with Jason Steinhauer

Fraser Raeburn talks with Jason Steinhauer about how the internet has shaped the consumption and production of historical knowledge, as detailed in Jason's new book, History Disrupted: How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the...



AskHistorians Podcast Episode 197 - White Mythic Spaces in Historical Representation with Stefan Aguirre Quiroga

Morgan Lewin talks with Stegan Aguirre Quiroga about his new book, White Mythic Space: Racism, the First World War, and Battlefield 1, and about the construction of idealized representations of whiteness in the histories of Argentina and Chile. 1 hour.


 2022-04-06  1h1m

AskHistorians Podcast April Fools Special 2022 – Tartaria with /u/EnclavedMicrostate

In this special episode of the AskHistorians podcast, /u/hannahstohelit and /u/EnclavedMicrostate talk about one of the more unusual history-related conspiracy theories of recent years: Tartaria. Why are thousands of internet users convinced of the...


 2022-04-01  58m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 195 - Pipe Organs with Paul Jacobs

Tyler Alderson talks with pipe organist and Juilliard professor Paul Jacobs about the history of the instrument and his upcoming recital series of the music of César Franck. 34 mins.


 2022-03-24  33m

episode 195: AskHistorians Podcast Episode 195 - Women of 1000 AD by /u/Kelpie-Cat

In this episode, Morgan Lewin (/u/aquatermain) speaks with Meg Hyland (/u/kelpie-cat) about her project, a digital public history project and teaching tool that showcases the histories of women from all over the globe who lived in and around the year...


 2022-03-11  1h6m

episode 194: AskHistorians Podcast Episode 194 - Missionary Photography in China with Dr. Joseph W. Ho

Jeremy Salkeld (EnclavedMicrostate) talks with Dr. Joseph W. Ho on the subject of his new book, 'Developing Mission: Photography, Filmmaking, and American Missionaries in Modern China'. While missionary photographers in China have often been...


 2022-02-17  30m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 193 - The Norse Religion with Steelcan909

Tyler Alderson talks to fellow moderator u/Steelcan909 about the religion of the Norse, often called "Norse mythology." They discuss what we do and don't know about religious practice, the truth behind popular conceptions of the Norse gods, and why...


 2022-01-27  59m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 192 - Early American Disability with Dan Howlett

In this episode, Morgan Lewin (u/Aquatermain) talks with Dan Howlett (u/dhowlett1692) about disability in early America.  In this conversation, they cover how to define disability historically, how to find disability in the archives, and how...


 2022-01-14  53m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 191 - The Cyrus Cylinder with Trevor Culley

In this episode, /u/EnclavedMicrostate talks with Trevor Culley about the Cyrus Cylinder, an inscription dictated by the first ruler of the Persian Empire. Aside from the text of the cylinder and its historical context, also discussed is the use of...


 2021-12-10  48m