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 59m. Bisher sind 164 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche

AskHistorians at AHA

On January 4, members of the AskHistorians mod team spoke as a panel at the annual American Historical Association conference in New York City. We recorded that panel, "Historians on the Battleground of Social Media: Lessons from Eight Years of...


 2020-01-10  1h28m

episode 144: The Fire Is Upon Us

Today /u/Drylaw talks with Professor Nicholas Buccola, author of "The Fire Is upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America" (Princeton University Press, 2017), about the important 1965 debate on race between...


 2019-12-22  1h12m

AskHistorians Episode 143 - European Warfare from Frederick to Napoleon

For his debut as an interviewer rather than as a guest on the podcast, Jeremy Salkeld (/u/EnclavedMicrostate) is joined by flaired user /u/dandan_noodles to discuss warfare and its changes and continuities from the mid-eighteenth century and the wars...


 2019-11-08  1h42m

episode 142: Minisode: Hair Down There

Cassidy Percoco is joined by Lyndsey Craig, MS candidate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to chat briefly about the study, "Pubic Hair Removal Practices in Cross-Cultural Perspective," of which she was lead author. The study's...


 2019-10-31  9m

AskHistorians Episode 141 - The Sexual (Mis)Education of America and Sweden

Brian M. Watson is joined by Saniya Lee Ghanoui, PhD candidate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in order to examine the intersections of media and technology studies, gender and sexuality, and medicine and public health--which is to say...


 2019-10-19  52m

AskHistorians Episode 140 - The International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War

Today we're joined by Fraser Raeburn, our very own /u/Crrpit, to talk about the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War with a specific emphasis on Scottish volunteers. Who joined? Why did they join? What were the politics of the...


 2019-09-07  51m

episode 139: Bibliography of the Damned, on books and the Reformation, w/Robert M. Sarwark

Today we're joined by Robert M. Sarwark, Visiting Fellow in Publishing History at Harvard University's Houghton Library, to talk about librarianship and his research into the history of the book during the time of the Reformation and...


 2019-06-22  1h0m

episode 138: Red Meat Republic, a commodity history of beef in America, w/Professor Joshua Specht

Today we're joined by Professor Joshua Specht of Monash University to talk about his new book Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-to-Table History of How Beef Changed America (Princeton University Press, 2019).   You can find him on Twitter as...


 2019-06-10  44m

AskHistorians Podcast 137 -- 'What It Means To Be A Part Of America:' Dr. Eric Rauchway on Politics and Economics of the Depression and the New Deal

Today we have Dr. Eric Rauchway, a professor at the University of California, Davis. Professor Rauchway has expertise on U.S. policy, social, and economic history from the Civil War through the Second World War. He has consulted for government and...


 2019-05-23  52m

 2019-05-12  48m