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 218 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle zwei Wochen gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 19 hours 50 minutes


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

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 167 - Textbook Censorship in Texas with /u/Kugelfang52

In this episode, /u/Kugelfang52 joins us to discuss the topic of censorship in Texas history textbooks before and after the Second World War. How were decisions made about what or what not to include? How did the rhetorical tools used to counter...


 2021-01-22  1h6m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 166 - Vikings and Popular Culture

In this episode, four members of the AskHistorians panel discuss Vikings, their popular culture portrayals and how the legend of the looting, pillaging bearded norsemen is far from an accurate portrayal of these historical figures.


 2021-01-09  1h7m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 165 - The DuPont Gunpowder Mills with Richard Templeton

Tyler Alderson talks with Richard Templeton, author of Across the Creek: Black Powder Explosions on the Brandywine. Templeton tells the story of the workers who made the powder that turned DuPont into one of the world's largest chemical companies, and...


 2020-12-19  56m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 164 - Women in Medieval and Early Modern Scottish History

Tyler Alderson is joined by four researchers who looks at the lives and experiences of women in medieval and early modern Scotland from a variety of angles. Guests are Marian Toledo Candelaria from the University of Waterloo, Lucy Hinnie from the...


 2020-12-03  1h32m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 163 - Gender, Inequality and Rhetoric in US Education History with Jenn Binis

In this episode, Jenn Binis (u/edhistory101) and Ryan Abt (u/Kugelfang52) discuss gender, inequality and rhetoric in US Education history. Topics include the unexpected consequences of integrating schools, gendered expectations of teachers, and the...


 2020-11-19  57m

episode 162: Philip and Alexander by Adrian Goldsworthy

Tyler Alderson talks with author Adrian Goldsworthy, whose new book Philip and Alexander explores the lives of the two men who turned ancient Macedonia from a fringe Greek state into a powerful empire. While much of the focus has been on Alexander,...


 2020-11-06  1h7m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 161 - Oral History with Sephardi Voices UK

Tyler Alderson talks with Dr. Bea Lewkowicz and Daisy Abboudi from Sephardi Voices UK, records the oral histories of the Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews from the Middle East, North Africa and Iran who settled in the UK. While narratives of history often...


 2020-10-22  1h31m

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 160 - Conference Roundtable 2 - Using Quantitative Data to Disrupt Historical Narratives and Archives

This panel seeks to disrupt historically dominant narratives about the imperial systems of religion, settler colonialism, slavery, and the documentation of the populace. Spanning across time and regions, from colonial era Britain to the...


 2020-10-15  1h1m