15 Best BBC History Podcasts

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BBC History Podcasts

Here are 15 Best BBC History Podcasts worth listening to in 2023

1. The History Hour

The History Hour An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
Also in History Podcasts, BBC Podcasts
Play 7.2M 535.7K 1 episode / week Avg Length 52 min Get Email Contact

2. In Our Time: History

In Our Time: History From the venerable BBC4 Radio, In Our Time skews more toward the Greats (e.g., Seneca; Alexander; Catherine; Frederick; Great Wall of China, the). Which is to say, it goes much further back than many of the others on this list, although there are more recent subjects, too.
Play 13 episodes / year Avg Length 50 min Get Email Contact

3. Witness History

Witness History London, England, UK
Witness is the daily history programme from the BBC World Service. Five days a week we speak to people who lived through moments of history to bring you a personal perspective on world events. Witness on a moment of history.
Play 7.2M 3.4K 1 episode / day Avg Length 10 min Get Email Contact

4. Sporting Witness

Sporting Witness The inside and personal story of the key moments from sporting history. Hosted by BBC World Service.
Also in BBC Sport Podcasts
Play 1 episode / day Avg Length 10 min Get Email Contact

5. My Moment In History

My Moment In History Personal stories of lives linked to history. Hosted by BBC Radio.
Play 4 episodes / quarter Avg Length 12 min Get Email Contact

6. How to Invent a Country

How to Invent a Country When did countries become countries? Misha Glenny on the borders, the stories and the people of countries worldwide.
Play 3 episodes / year Avg Length 31 min Get Email Contact

7. The Coming Storm

The Coming Storm QAnon and the plot to break reality. Reporter and presenter Gabriel Gatehouse takes a journey into the dark undergrowth of modern America
Play 9 episodes / year Avg Length 37 min Get Email Contact

8. Evil Genius with Russell Kane

Evil Genius with Russell Kane London, England, UK
It's good, bad, ugly - and very very funny. Changing the way we see heroes and villains in history.
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Play 916K 538K 13 episodes / year Avg Length 41 min Get Email Contact

9. Acid Dream: The Great LSD Plot

Acid Dream: The Great LSD Plot In the 1970s it's estimated that about 60% of the world's LSD came from one place: Wales. This is the story of an attempt to start a revolution of the mind, from a Welsh farmhouse.
Play 115.7K 81.2K 9 episodes / quarter Avg Length 19 min Get Email Contact

10. The Documentary Podcast

The Documentary Podcast London, England, UK
Download the latest documentaries Investigating global developments, issues, and affairs.
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Play 59.6M 39.4M 3 episodes / week Avg Length 32 min Mar 2020 Get Email Contact

11. You're Dead To Me

You're Dead To Me The comedy podcast that takes history seriously. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past.
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Play 916K 538K 1 episode / month Avg Length 40 min Get Email Contact

12. Things Fell Apart

Things Fell Apart A series of strange, unexpected human stories from the history of the culture wars. Hosted by BBC Radio 4.
Play 10 episodes / year Avg Length 32 min Get Email Contact

13. What Really Happened in the Nineties?

What Really Happened in the Nineties? Cancel culture, Brexit, identity politics. How did we get here? Did we miss something? Robert Carlyle is here to show us that we did. And it happened in the '90s.
Play 11 episodes / year Avg Length 14 min Get Email Contact