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 210 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle zwei Wochen gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 12 hours 21 minutes


AskHistorians Podcast Episode 184: The Silencing of Anti-Racist Educators in New York City in the Mid-20th Century

In this episode, /u/Gankom talks with Dr. Lauren Lefty, Dr. Andrew Feffer, and /u/Kugelfang52 about the assault on the anti-racism programs of New York City teachers between 1930 and 1960. Notably, these efforts, often led by communist teachers, were...



AskHistorians Podcast Episode 183: 19th Century Great Power Politics with /u/starwarsnerd222

In this episode, /u/EnclavedMicrostate talks with /u/starwarsnerd222 about great power politics of the late nineteenth century, focussing on British foreign policy from the end of the Crimean War in 1856 to the eve of the First World War in 1914. How...



AskHistorians Minisode - Dimensions of the Second Sino-Japanese War with /u/Lubyak

In this episode, /u/EnclavedMicrostate talks with /u/Lubyak about the Second Sino-Japanese War, discussing its background, its wider context, and the question of why Imperial Japan was unsuccessful in achieving its aims. 32 mins.      



AskHistorians Podcast Episode 182: The Beginnings of Academic Military History with /u/Iphikrates

In this episode, /u/EnclavedMicrostate talks with /u/Iphikrates about the beginnings of academic military history in 19th century Prussia. Why, in a state so strongly associated with its military traditions, was the academic study of military history...


 2021-09-16  59m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 181: Questions on Greek and Roman Society with u/Toldinstone

In this episode, /u/Kugelfang52 talks with /u/Toldinstone about various topics of interest from his upcoming book on Greek and Roman society, Naked Statues, Fat Gladiators, and War Elephants. Included are the following questions: "Did they believe in...


 2021-09-03  43m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 180: Women in Medieval Warfare with /u/Hergrim

In this episode, /u/EnclavedMicrostate talks with /u/Hergrim about women in medieval warfare, and at how their actual roles diverged from those prescribed by the authorities of the day and many today imagine them. Discussed are how women fought in...


 2021-08-19  34m

AskHistorians Podcast Minisode - Connecticut WWI Veterans with /u/IlluminatiRex

In this episode, /u/EnclavedMicrostate talks with /u/IlluminatiRex about veterans of the First World War who, either before or after the war, lived in one town in Connecticut, and about how the local histories of small towns fit into the history of...


 2021-08-05  17m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 179 - Adam Contzen's Ten Books of Politics with The Contzen Project

Tyler Alderson talks with Dr. Jacob Baum, Dr. Sydnor Roy, and John T Conrad about their project translating Adam Contzen's Ten Books of Politics. The Ten Books has never been translated out of its seventeenth-century neo-Latin, and the...


 2021-07-22  1h4m

AskHistorians Minisode - Was Beethoven Black? with Tyler Alderson

Morgan Lewin and Tyler Alderson discuss the popular urban legend that classical music composer Ludwig van Beethoven was actually Black. While the answer is a definitive "no," the reasons for this myth's enduring popularity say a lot about race, class,...


 2021-07-02  39m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 178 - History of Native California with Willy Bauer and Damon Akins

Tyler Alderson talks with the authors of the book We Are The Land: A History of Native California about the struggles and triumphs of indigenous people, and what lies ahead. Also discussed is the process of writing a wide-ranging history, and how to...


 2021-06-25  49m