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 171 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche
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AskHistorians Podcast 031 - China: Great Leap Forward


Cordis_Melum discusses the ambitious mid-20th Century modernization program in mainland China known as the Great Leap Forward. The ideology behind the push to establish a self-sufficient communist utopia; the steps and mis-steps taken in industry and...


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 2015-02-27  1h12m
 
 

AskHistorians Podcast 030 - Book of Daniel, Part 2


Continuing the conversation with Husky54 about the Book of Daniel. In this episode we cover the later chapters of Daniel before moving on to chapters and additional text considered apocryphal in some traditions.  Till 18:38 - Chapters...


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 2015-02-13  51m
 
 

AskHistorians Podcast 029 - Book of Daniel


Husky54 returns to the podcast for an in-depth delve into Daniel, the Book of. Approaching the work as a historical text, this episode -- the first of two -- covers the relationship of Daniel to other works in the Hebrew Bible; the language and...


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 2015-01-30  1h18m
 
 

AskHistorians Podcast 028 - Alaskan Disasters


James Brooks, city editor of the Juneau Empire and author of 9.2: Kodiak Island and the World's Second-Largest Earthquake, talks on four natural and manmade disasters in Alaska. Through the 1912 Katmai-Novarupta volcanic eruption, the 1925...


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 2015-01-16  1h39m
 
 

AskHistorians Podcast 027 - Language Policy in Modern East Asia


Keyilan takes on the topic of official language policy in China (both PRC and Taiwan), North and South Korea, and Japan. Dispelling some myths about languages in East Asia, he goes on to cover efforts at character simplification; efforts...


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 2015-01-02  1h37m
 
 

AskHistorians Podcast 026 - South Korea: Politics and Protests


AsiaExpert provides an overview of the politics and social unrest of South Korea since the end of the Korean War. Starting from the meteoric rise of Syngman Rhee and continuing up to the establishment of the 6th Republic, this episode covers...


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 2014-12-19  1h9m
 
 

AskHistorians Podcast 025 - Mongols: China and the Yuan Dynasty


Jasfss continues our examination of the Mongols, this time on the Eastern side of Asia. We start with the socio-political -- even artistic -- state of China on the eve of the Mongol advance before moving on to Kublai's establishment of the Yuan...


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 2014-12-05  1h3m
 
 

AskHistorians Podcast 024 - Mongols: Ilkhanate


Rakony discusses the Ilkhanate, the portion of the Mongol Empire in Persia and the surrounding areas. The reasons for the Mongol push into the area, why it did not go farther, and how the local peoples and the Mongols accomodated to each other,...


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 2014-11-21  1h18m
 
 

AskHistorians Podcast 023 - Alchemy and the History of Science


Bemonk, host of the History of Alchemy Podcast (among others), speaks on how the practices and concepts of alchemy relate to the development of modern scientific methods and ideas. Covered in the talk are some basic pointers about what alchemy is, how...


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 2014-11-07  1h2m
 
 

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