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.

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episode 132: The Missouri Compromise of 1820 - A tale of slavery, politics and foreshadowing with /u/freedmenspatrol


Today on the AskHistorians podcast, we're joined by ante-bellum slavery expert, moderator and contributor extroardinaire Pat (or Freedmenspatrol), to discuss the Missouri Compromise of 1820. In this episode we look at the nature of slavery in the...


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AskHistorians Aloud -- Sports Corsets: The Why, Where, and Who


Today on AskHistorians Aloud we have a fantastic answer by /u/mimicofmodes, fka /u/chocolatepot, who answers In the late 19th century, what was a "sports corset"?


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episode 131: A Scholar and A Pundit: A discussion of the work of Victor Davis Hanson w/Dr. Roel Konijnendijk


Today we're talking with Dr. Roel Konijnendijk about the career of Victor Davis Hanson. Hanson began as a scholar of Ancient Greek warfare but in recent decades he has transformed himself into a pundit. We discuss the implications that this...


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AskHistorians Aloud: Who was the Black Hand? Who was the Mafia?


/u/mikedash, also known literally as Mike Dash, author of a number of books, answers the question In the Godfather part II, the mafia emerged only after a proto-organized crime group, the Black Hand, was superseded. Was there anything that...


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AskHistorians Podcast 130 -- The Taiping Rebellion


Today we are joined by /u/EnclavedMicrostate, who is a flaired user on AskHistorians on the Opium Wars and the Taiping Rebellion. Together with guest host Bernardito, we talk about a conflict with many misconceptions: The Taiping Rebellion...


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 2019-02-15  51m
 
 

AskHistorians Aloud -- REVEALED: The Secrets of Ancient Love Magic


Today on AskHistorians Aloud, just in time for Valentines Day, bigfridge224 reveals the secrets of Ancient Roman, Greek and Egyptian love magic--stop by here for a potion, doll, or spell for your beloved!   Question and answer sourced from here.


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 2019-02-03  7m
 
 

AskHistorians Podcast 129 -- AskHistorians Asking Historians Again At the American Historical Association


Today, we are releasing part two of our two-part series of interviews of historians at the American Historical Association this year.   On this episode we have an interview with G Patrick O'Brien (@historia_passim) about his dissertation,...


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 2019-02-01  59m
 
 

AskHistorians Aloud -- Manichaeism and its Discontents


Today, the always-fantastic lcnielsen combines a number of his previous answers on Manichaeism to give us a fantastic overview of what it is and what it entails! See his answers on the topic here: Manichaeism is the only major world religion I could...


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 2019-01-30  12m
 
 

AskHistorians Podcast 128 -- AskHistorians Asking Historians At the American Historical Association


Today we are joined by a number of historians at the recent American Historical Society Conference in Chicago. First up, we have our very own Corey Bowen, aka /u/Commodorecoco, a PhD student at UIC and the Field Museum, and an archaeologist in his own...


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 2019-01-18  1h1m
 
 

AskHistorians Aloud -- How DID Women Begin to Wear the Pants Around Here After All?!


/u/mimicofmodes answers the question "How did women get to wear the pants around here?"   Link to answer.


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 2019-01-11  10m