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.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 59m. Bisher sind 162 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche
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AskHistorians Podcast 022 - Principality of Outer Baldonia


l_mack relates the strange tale of the Principality of Outer Baldonia, a micronation founded off the coast of Nova Scotia in the mid-20th Century by an American businessman seeking freedom from "question, nagging, shaving, interruption, women, taxes,...


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 2014-10-24  45m
 
 

AskHistorians Podcast 021 - Byzantines: Macedonian and Komnenian Dynasties, Part 2


Ambarenya wraps up the Komnenian dynasty, covering Alexios I finally securing the borders of the Empire, stabilizing the economy, and turning towards the West for help in the form of the First Crusade. The Crusader States, relations between the...


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 2014-10-10  1h36m
 
 

AskHistorians Podcast 020 - Byzantines: Macedonian and Komnenian Dynasties


Ambarenya discusses with 400-Rabbits the two dynasties that formed the golden age of the medieval Byzantine Empire, albeit a golden age that was fraught with internal dissent and encroaching enemies on all sides. Part 1 covers the Macedonian dynasty,...


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 2014-09-26  1h30m
 
 

AskHistorians Podcast 019 - Assyrian State Archives


Daeres speaks to 400-Rabbits about a collection of cuneiform documents known as the Assyrian State Archives. The interview delves into texts relating to everything from high level political arrangements to land purchases to hectoring bureaucratic...


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 2014-09-12  1h53m
 
 

AskHistorians Podcast 018 - A (Brief) Textual History of the Hebrew Bible


Husky54 speaks to 400-Rabbits about the Hebrew Bible. They cover what exactly the "Hebrew Bible" really is, when it was written, who was doing the writing, the historical precursors, corresponding epigraphy, textual intricacies, and, of...


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 2014-08-29  1h2m
 
 

AskHistorians Podcast 017 - Golden Age of Pirates, Part 2


DavidAOP and EternalKerri continue their talk on all things piratical. This second of two parts focuses more on the meta-conversation of the study of pirates, their portrayals in popular media, the place as cultural icons, and, of course, that famous...


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 2014-08-15  46m
 
 

AskHistorians Podcast 016 - Golden Age of Pirates


400-Rabbits moderates a discussion with DavidAOP and EternalKerri over the Golden Age of Pirates. Did a Pirate Code exist? What about pirate cities? What did pirates actually do all day and how did they go about finding booty for plunder? Just how...


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 2014-08-01  1h2m
 
 

AskHistorians Podcast 015 - Battle of France


AC_7 speaks to 400-Rabbits on the topic of the infamous early action of World War 2, the Battle of France. The preparations for the Nazi invasion of France, the vaious plans, opening moves, the motivations of both sides, and the ultimate...


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 2014-07-18  1h29m
 
 

AskHistorians Podcast 014 - Tarascans Part 2


Snickeringshadow and 400-Rabbits continue their discussion on the topic of the Mesoamerican group commonly known as the Tarascans. In this second of two parts, the expansion of the Tarascan state, their clashes with Aztecs, and the eventual...


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 2014-07-04  1h17m
 
 

AskHistorians Podcast 013 - Tarascans Part 1


Snickeringshadow is interviewed by 400-Rabbits on the topic of the Mesoamerican group commonly known as the Tarascans. In this first of two parts, the origin of the Tarascans, their initial settlement in Michoacan, and their rise to power are outlined...


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 2014-06-20  1h18m