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 155 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche



AskHistorians Podcast 135 -- Historians and their Craft: Truth, Reconciliation and Bias

In another return visit, Doug Priest, /u/TenMinuteHistory stops by! You can last hear him on Episode 95 talking about the revolution before the revolution in Russia and Episode 86 where we talked about what it takes to be a historian, the tools and...



episode 134: The Adjunctification of Academic Life

w/Professor Daniel Bessner


 2019-04-13  47m

AskHistorians Podcast 133 -- We Have Met The Enemy and They Are U.S. -- The Militia and the War of 1812

Today we are joined by a flaired member of the AskHistorians community, /u/PartyMoses! Better known to his friends and family as Adam Franti, who got his MA at Eastern Michigan University. We will be talking today in general terms about the War of...


 2019-03-29  1h7m

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...


 2019-03-22  1h36m

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"?


 2019-03-08  5m

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...


 2019-03-05  1h16m

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...


 2019-02-22  10m

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...


 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.


 2019-02-03  7m