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 59m. Bisher sind 203 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 6 hours 49 minutes


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...



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

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 177 - The Argentine Revolution

In this episode, /u/EnclavedMicrostate talks with Seb Lewin ( /u/aquatermain ) about the circumstances surrounding the May Revolution of 1810 against Spain, and how the road to independence started for the United Provinces of Río de la Plata and the...


 2021-06-11  57m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 176 - Catalan Art Songs with Jess Munoz

In this episode, Jess Munoz talks to u/Aquatermain about his new album of Catalan art songs. Munoz discusses the history of the Catalan language and its suppression, and how you learn to sing in a language that you don't speak. More information about...


 2021-06-03  56m

AskHistorians Podcast Minisode - Causes of the Great War

In this episode, Morgan Lewin (/u/aquatermain) talks to Avan (/u/Starwarsnerd222) about the geopolitical causes of the First World War. 29 mins.


 2021-05-27  28m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 175 - The 275th Anniversary of Culloden with Dr Darren Layne

In this episode, Dr Darren Layne (u/Funkyplaid) talks to u/Aquatermain about the 275th anniversary of the battle of Culloden and the end of the Jacobite uprising. Topics include Darren's work on the digital history of Jacobitism, the myth and reality...


 2021-05-22  49m

AskHistorians Podcast Minisode - German-Japanese cooperation with Lubyak

In this episode, u/Lubyak and u/Kugelfang52 discuss Lubyak's recent answer on the Japanese-German alliance


 2021-05-13  36m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 174 - The Lure of the Beach with Robert C Ritchie

Tyler Alderson talks to Robert C Ritchie, author of The Lure of the Beach, about the rise of the beach resort. Class, health, and (of course!) sex all play a part in the story of our fascination with the sandy shoreline. 57 mins.


 2021-05-07  58m

AskHistorians Minisode - Persian Depictions of Alexander the Great with Trevor_Culley

Jeremy Salkeld (EnclavedMicrostate) talks with Trevor Culley (Trevor_Culley) about an answer the latter wrote on the subreddit about depictions of Alexander the Great in Persia. Building from that answer's discussion, this episode takes us from the...


 2021-04-29  19m