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 234 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 9 days 9 hours 51 minutes


AskHistorians Podcast Episode 207 -The People's Democracy Party with Darren Colbourne

In this episode, Morgan Lewin talks to Darren Colbourne about the origins of Northern Ireland's People's Democracy Party, its early days, motivations, its connections to the United States civil rights movement, and its eventual gradual dissolution.



AskHistorians Podcast Episode 206 – The Moscow Metro with /u/mikitacurve

Jeremy Salkeld (EnclavedMicrostate) talks with /u/mikitacurve about the creation and development of the Moscow Metro under Stalin, its origins in Soviet debates over urban planning, and how the art and monumentality of the underground railroad...


 2022-08-25  1h9m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 205 - Götz von Berlichingen and Robber Knights of the Holy Roman Empire with /u/PartyMoses

Jeremy Salkeld (EnclavedMicrostate) talks with /u/PartyMoses about the life and times of robber knight Götz von Berlichingen, who fought in various conflicts in the Holy Roman Empire in the early sixteenth century, and most famously did so with a...


 2022-07-31  49m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 204 - Residential Schools in Canada with Elle Ransom

Morgan Lewin (u/aquatermain) talks with Elle Ransom (u/anthropology_nerd) about the history and legacy of residential schools in Canada. Ransom explores why these schools were built, what went on in them, and their lasting impact on indigenous...


 2022-07-14  1h2m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 203 - Historical Archaeology with u/the_gubna

Jeremy Salkeld (EnclavedMicrostate) talks with /u/the_gubna about the field of historical archaeology and the latter's research on the Camino Real in the colonial Andes, discussing the history of this highway and of the people who used it. 32 mins. 


 2022-06-30  31m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 202 - The Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Online Three Kingdoms Discourse with /u/Dongzhou3kingdoms

Jeremy Salkeld (EnclavedMicrostate) talks with /u/Dongzhou3kingdoms about the effect the Romance of the Three Kingdoms has had on online discourse about the Three Kingdoms period in Chinese history, and how discussions of the period's history continue...


 2022-06-16  45m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 201 - The Medieval Crossbow with Stuart Ellis-Gorman (u/Valkine)

Tyler Alderson talks with u/Valkine, otherwise known as Stuart Ellis-Gorman, about his new book The Medieval Crossbow. Ellis-Gorman discusses what we do and don't know about its origins, its history as a weapon "fit to kill a king," and the many...


 2022-06-03  54m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 200 - American Higher Education with Dr. Ellen Schrecker

For the 200th episode, guest host Jennifer Borgioli Binis (EdHistory101) spoke with one of the country's pre-eminent scholars on American higher education and McCarthism. Dr. Schrecker shares her experiences as a researcher, historian, and woman in...


 2022-05-23  1h11m

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...


 2022-05-06  51m

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...


 2022-04-21  39m