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 162 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche


AskHistorians Aloud -- How DID Women Begin to Wear the Pants Around Here After All?!

/u/mimicofmodes answers the question "How did women get to wear the pants around here?"   Link to answer.


 2019-01-11  10m

AskHistorians Podcast 127 -- Hockey Fights/Hockey Nights: The Original Miracle On Ice.

Today we are joined by /u/kaisermatias, who is a flaired user on AskHistorians on 20th c. Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Hockey.  kaisermatias is better known to his friends and family as Matt Lerner, and he is here today to talk to us about the...


 2019-01-05  50m

AskHistorians Aloud -- Medieval Middle Eastern Lesbians and their Loves

Today one the AskHistorians Aloud podcast, cleopatra_philopater discusses the history of lesbianism in the medieval Middle East.   Link to answer.


 2018-12-28  17m

AskHistorians Aloud -- When did it become acceptable for women to smoke too?

Today on AskHistorians Aloud -- /u/mimicofmodes answers the question "when did it become acceptable for women to smoke too?   Link to answer here.


 2018-12-14  4m

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