I'm constantly seeing requests on social media for podcast recommendations, so I decided to save a little time and energy by putting my favorite folks in one spot. Listed alphabetically to avoid hurt feelings, and the list is always growing...
All the Shit I’ve Learned Abroad is a travel podcast focussed on everything and anything related to travel. Hosts Steph Paige and Andrea Gillis, both now Canadian expats with Steph living in Australia and Andrea in the UK, come together remotely each week to record episodes based on their own travel experiences (good and bad!) ranging from losing passports, missing flights, and solo travel.
Deep Into History
An exciting podcast that takes you Deep into History’s greatest moments. Arjun is a master tale spinner who spins our lore into epic stories just for you. Put some smoke in the air and follow him.
French History Podcast
A history of France, from 3 million years ago to the present. Presented by Ph.D candidate Gary Girod. Gary takes a different approach and style to the telling of French history than myself, allowing for the history of Western Europe to be heard from two different points-of-view.
Happy Hour History
Join Kayden over at HHH as she attempts to teach various people - her mom, her brother, her friends - about various historical people and situations, all while enjoying a drink or three. She's smart, she's funny, and definitely deserving of a spot on your playlist.
History of the British Isles
A podcast chronicling the history of Great Britain and Ireland from the very beginning. Henry does a great job of breaking down the history all the way from the Copper Age to the Middle Ages!
History of Byzantium
The History of Byzantium is a podcast dedicated to the story of the Roman Empire from the collapse of the West in 476 to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Byzantine history is fascinating, world changing and largely forgotten. Listen and discover who they were. (T&M Note: HoB has a ton of crossover with our history, so if you want to know more about the medieval era and how many of the players we both mention, such as Theodoric the Great, interacted - all the way from the Atlantic to Asia - this show will do wonders to fill you in...)
Our Fake History
A podcast about myths we think are history and history that might be hidden in myths! Awesome stories that really (maybe) happened! The podcast is produced in Toronto, Canada, by Sebastian Major with help from his wife Beth Lorimer. Sebastian is a teacher, musician, and storyteller who is passionate about all things weird and wonderful from the past. All the transition music used on the podcast is written and recorded in-house by Sebastian.
Pax Britannica is a narrative history podcast covering the empire upon which the sun never set. Beginning with the accession of James VI of Scotland to the throne of England, Pax Britannica will follow the people and events that created an empire that dominated the globe. Hosted by PhD candidate in British Imperial history Samuel Hume, and based on extensive scholarship and primary sources, along with interviews with experts in their field, Pax Britannica aims to explain the rise and eventual fall of the largest empire in history, and how peaceful the ‘British Peace’ was actually was.
Dedicated to exploring presidential history from the founding of the office in 1789 to the present day. Jerry systematically explores the people and events that made each administration and the office in general.
Marco Cappelli traces the long and complex history of Italy from Constantine to the present day, passing through the late empire, late antiquity, the early Middle Ages, the Italy of municipalities and lordships, the Renaissance, and the centuries of Spanish domination. Podcasts are in Italian.
The History of Spain Podcast
The History of Spain Podcast is a biweekly podcast hosted by David Cot and focused on the history of his motherland. It progresses in chronological order (which should sound familiar to T+M listeners!), and has the aim of making the history of Spain accessible for an English-speaking audience. Well researched, David is passionate about his country and its history!
The Siècle is a multimedia project devoted to telling the story of France’s history from 1814 to 1914, written and produced by David H. Montgomery. The century is one of both turmoil and stagnation, of revolution and industrialization, of wealth and poverty, of colonialism and humiliation. Starting at the end of the French monarchy, it's a great epilogue to T+M!
The Year That Was
A look at history one year at a time, from as many angles as possible. Famous people, infamous people, obscure people; wars, revolutions, peace treaties, art, science, sports, religion. The big picture, in an entertaining podcast package. Elizabeth Lunday does a wonderful, understated job of bringing you stories that are interesting, relevant, and entertaining.
Written in Blood History
Steve focuses on incredible people in extraordinary situations. His stories are of people discovered either through his genealogy research or through book suggestions; he aims to understand the people of our past and relate, on an emotional level, with their realities.