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

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 163 - Gender, Inequality and Rhetoric in US Education History with Jenn Binis

In this episode, Jenn Binis (u/edhistory101) and Ryan Abt (u/Kugelfang52) discuss gender, inequality and rhetoric in US Education history. Topics include the unexpected consequences of integrating schools, gendered expectations of teachers, and the...



episode 162: Philip and Alexander by Adrian Goldsworthy

Tyler Alderson talks with author Adrian Goldsworthy, whose new book Philip and Alexander explores the lives of the two men who turned ancient Macedonia from a fringe Greek state into a powerful empire. While much of the focus has been on Alexander,...



AskHistorians Podcast Episode 161 - Oral History with Sephardi Voices UK

Tyler Alderson talks with Dr. Bea Lewkowicz and Daisy Abboudi from Sephardi Voices UK, records the oral histories of the Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews from the Middle East, North Africa and Iran who settled in the UK. While narratives of history often...


 2020-10-22  1h31m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 160: Conference Roundtable 2 - Using Quantitative Data to Disrupt Historical Narratives and Archives

This panel seeks to disrupt historically dominant narratives about the imperial systems of religion, settler colonialism, slavery, and the documentation of the populace. Spanning across time and regions, from colonial era Britain to the...


 2020-10-15  1h1m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 159 - Hufu Clothing in the Tang Dynasty with Gaby Berman

In this episode, Juan Sebastián Lewin interviews Gaby Berman, who's focusing her Master thesis research on the presence of Sassanian male hufu clothing in the Tang Dynasty in China and its usage by elite women of the period, in her paper called...


 2020-10-08  37m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 158: Conference Roundtable 'Contemporary Issues in Historical Practice'

The panelists aimed to explore different historiographical perspectives relating to: the current political climate in Brazil and the challenges the Bolsonaro administration poses for historians and scholars of the humanities; outlining essential...


 2020-10-01  1h1m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 157 - The Lives and Value of Replicas

Tyler Alderson interviews Dr. Sally Foster about an overlooked group of objects: replicas. Far from being just a copy of an original object, replicas can have their own lives and value. Dr. Foster discusses her research and new book on the St. John's...


 2020-09-24  1h1m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 156 - Latin American Classical Music

Tyler Alderson interviews Seb Lewin about a region of the world often overlooked when it comes to classical music: Latin America. The interview covers the lives and music of several important composers, discussing how their music is a reflection of...


 2020-09-03  1h16m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 155 - The SS-Officer's Armchair

In this episode, Johannes Breit interviews historian Daniel Lee about his new book “The SS-Officer’s Armchair”. In his book Lee, a specialist on the history of Jews in France and North Africa, follows the trail of several documents found sewn...


 2020-08-20  57m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 154 - The Sasanian Empire

In this episode, u/EnclavedMicrostate interviews Michael Bonner on the subject of the Sasanian Empire, which ruled Iran and its environs from the fall of the Arsacid (Parthian) empire in the early 3rd century AD to the rise of Islam in the 7th...


 2020-08-06  2h5m