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.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 59m. Bisher sind 216 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle zwei Wochen gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 18 hours 8 minutes

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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
 
 

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