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.

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


AskHistorians Podcast Minisode - German-Japanese cooperation with Lubyak

In this episode, u/Lubyak and u/Kugelfang52 discuss Lubyak's recent answer on the Japanese-German alliance


 2021-05-13  36m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 174 - The Lure of the Beach with Robert C Ritchie

Tyler Alderson talks to Robert C Ritchie, author of The Lure of the Beach, about the rise of the beach resort. Class, health, and (of course!) sex all play a part in the story of our fascination with the sandy shoreline. 57 mins.


 2021-05-07  58m

AskHistorians Minisode - Persian Depictions of Alexander the Great with Trevor_Culley

Jeremy Salkeld (EnclavedMicrostate) talks with Trevor Culley (Trevor_Culley) about an answer the latter wrote on the subreddit about depictions of Alexander the Great in Persia. Building from that answer's discussion, this episode takes us from the...


 2021-04-29  19m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 173 - Hunt the Wumpus and Public Computing with Jason Dyer

Tyler Alderson talks with Jason Dyer about the public computing movement and early computer games, including the seminal "Hunt the Wumpus." 64 mins.


 2021-04-15  1h4m

AskHistorians Minisode - Uprisings in 19th Century China with EnclavedMicrostate

Tyler Alderson talks with u/EnclavedMicrostate about an answer he wrote on the European influence (or lack thereof) on the Taiping Rebellion. Rather than looking at the Opium Wars as a root cause, he discusses other uprisings in China at the time, and...


 2021-04-08  37m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 172 - The Hitler Diaries with PH Jones and Johannes Breit

In this episode, P.H. Jones and Johannes Breit discuss one of the largest publishing hoaxes of the 20th century: The Hitler Diaries. When German journalist Gerd Heidemann entered a world of Nazis, old and new, WWII memorabilia, and collectors of...


 2021-04-02  1h12m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 171 - The Education Trap with Cristina Groeger

Tyler Alderson talks with with Cristina Groeger, whose new book The Education Trap: Schools and the Remaking of Inequality in Boston explores how education has been used to both alleviate and exacerbate inequality. Using 19th and 20th century Boston...


 2021-03-18  55m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 170 - Fugitive Freedom in Colonial Mexico with Bill Taylor

Tyler Alderson talks will Bill Taylor, author of the new book Fugitive Freedom: The Improbable Lives of Two Impostors in Late Colonial Mexico. Taylor pieces together the lives of two men who impersonated priests, and discusses how they fit with the...


 2021-03-04  1h14m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 169 - Gaelic Work Songs with Meg Hyland

In this episode, Seb Lewin (u/aquatermain) discusses Meg Hyland's (u/Kelpie_Cat) research into work songs sung by itinerant herring gutters from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. Topics include the similarities between herring work songs and the...


 2021-02-18  1h2m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 168 - Mandatory Palestine with Naama Cohen

In this episode, Naama Cohen joins us to discuss the British mandate in Palestine from 1922 to 1932, when memoirist and children’s author Douglas Duff served as a policeman there. How did British servicemen view Palestine, their role in it, and the...


 2021-02-04  36m