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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AskHistorians Podcast 126 -- AH Is Uncovering History with Dig - A History Podcast

This week on the AskHistorians Podcast we managed to sit down with three of the wonderful women of @dig_history to talk history podcasting, #twitterstorians, Jill Lepore, What to Expect When You're A History-Loving Highschooler, what #history can...


 2018-12-07  1h15m

AskHistorians Aloud -- How were medieval maps made, measured, and used?

Join us today as Terminus-Trantor answers how maps were made in medieval times.


 2018-11-30  8m

AskHistorians Podcast 125 -- How Rome Fell Into Tyranny w/Dr. Edward J. Watts

(44:35)   Today we talk with Dr. Edward J. Watts, author of Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell Into Tyranny (Basic Books, 2018) about how Rome transitioned from a republic to an empire, and the politics of economics and social accountability.  ...


 2018-11-23  44m

AskHistorians Special Release -- Open Access & The Academy: What it is, where it is, and where it's going

A special release podcast today: interviews that Brian Watson did with Brant Ellsworth of Children's Folklore Review and Willa C. Liburd Tavernier for Open Access week at Indiana University. This podcast episode is licensed under CC-BY. 


 2018-11-16  47m

AskHistorians Podcast 124 -- Superman, Super-books: The History and Culture of Comic Book

This week we are joined by Caitlin Smith-Oyekole, a Ph.D. candidate in American literature at the University of Notre Dame, where she focuses on doubt in American literature from the Great Awakening to the Civil War. Previous projects have...


 2018-11-10  1h5m

AskHistorians Aloud -- Electricity in the Ancient World

Today on AskHistorians aloud, hillsonghoods answers the question "How did people throughout ancient history explain static electricity?"   Link to question and answer: here.


 2018-11-02  11m

AskHistorians Podcast 123 - Historical Linguistics in the Balkans

Robots aren't taking our jobs, but they should


 2018-10-28  39m

AskHistorians Podcast 122 -- Getting Down and Dirty in the American Civil War

Today we have on askhistorians flaired user /u/nilhaus, better known as James McAllister to his friends and family. He has worked in a variety of fields including journalism, IT and government, but he returned to grad school and got his MA and his PHD...


 2018-10-18  47m

AskHistorians Aloud -- Was Queen Victoria Racist Against the Irish?

New interview episode on Friday! For now, enjoy an AH Aloud episode! I often hear people say that the Irish Potato Famine was more a genocide than a true famine. How accurate is this claim?   Link to answer.


 2018-10-15  5m

AskHistorians Aloud -- Is Mental Illness a Modern Phenomenon?

Today on AskHistorians Aloud, hillsonghoods answers the question : Is the concept of mental ilness a modern phenomenon?   Link to question and answer: here. 


 2018-10-05  7m