15 Best Modern History Podcasts
Modern History Podcasts
Here are 15 Best Modern History Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
1. Irish History Podcast
The Irish History Podcast brings you on a journey through Ireland's fascinating past. This podcast is not just dates but an enthralling account of Ireland's history, looking at daily life through the ages. The show is currently focused on the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s, while the archive contains the stories of Ireland's ancient High Kings, Viking raiders, and the Norman Invasion of the Middle Ages.
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Play⋅ 18K⋅ 27.7K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 29 min Get Email Contact
2. New Books in Early Modern History
Interviews with scholars of the Early Modern World about the new books
Play⋅ 7.3K⋅ 15K ⋅8 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 63 min Get Email Contact
3. We Didn't Start the Fire: The History Podcast
A modern history podcast inspired by the lyrics of Billy Joel. Billy didn't just write an unforgettable smash-hit with 'We Didn't Start The Fire', he also created the most fascinating, random, and original history of the post-war world. Each episode, a new lyric and a fresh subject, all presented by Katie Puckrik and Tom Fordyce. It's politics, rock 'n' roll, sport, space, television, the Cold War, explored and explained by historians, eyewitnesses, and mega-fans.
Play⋅ 1K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 44 min Get Email Contact
4. The Vietnamese Boat People
Montclair, New Jersey, US
The Vietnamese Boat People podcast is about stories of hope, survival, and resilience. Between 1975 to 1992, almost two million Vietnamese risked their lives to flee oppression and hardship after the Vietnam War, in one of the largest mass exoduses in modern history. Escaping by boat, many found freedom in a foreign land, many were captured and brutally punished, and many did not survive the journey.
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5. Wittenberg to Westphalia
Providence, Rhode Island, US
A history podcast that aims to cover the birth of the European state system by examining the Early Modern Period of European history. Along the way, the podcast will delve into the geography, economy, politics, ideas, and culture of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period to give the listener a view into the lives of the people who lived the events.
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6. Secret Antenna
A podcast wherein Kallie and Michelle discuss modern history as a story of overlapping subterranean spy syndicates, clandestine government hangouts, and powerful propaganda machines that have shaped the cultural-political moment of present-day America.
Play⋅ 201 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 89 min Get Email Contact
7. Old Testament Studies: An (Un)Academic Modern History
This podcast brings Old Testament scholarship from the ivory towers of academia into the common language of every podcast listener. In each episode, I look at the life and academic contributions of one modern Old Testament scholar to understand how their ideas developed and show their impact on our understanding of the Old Testament.
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Play 1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 31 min Get Email Contact
8. Shared History
Chicago, Illinois, US
A history and comedy podcast about the overlooked and underrepresented people and events from ancient to modern history.
Play⋅ 207 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 74 min Get Email Contact
9. History of Modern Art with Klaire
Explore Modern Art history including Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, and other key Modernist art movements. Join artist and educator Klaire Lockheart as she examines famous artists and artwork through the 21st century intersectional feminist lens.
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The community of incredible artists that populate the #toyphotography group on social has a passion for storytelling. Listen to some of the most renowned Toy Photographer, along with newcomers, discuss important topics and share insight into one of the most influential art movements in modern history.
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11. 13 Hours Inside the Nova Scotia Massacre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Canada's worst shooting spree in modern history has left us with far more questions than answers. Journey inside every single hour of this tragedy as it happened with Global News Halifax reporter Sarah Ritchie.
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12. Transmissions From Jonestown
Welcome to Transmissions From Jonestown. Leading up to the mass suicides in Jonestown the Peoples Temple recorded hundreds of hours of audio. Now for the first time, listen to the story of the Peoples Temple told by the people who were there.
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Modern History Podcasters
|Podcaster Name||Podcast Link||Total Episodes|
|New Books Network||newbooksnetwork.com||268|
|Nicholas J. Campbell||anchor.fm||39|
|The Attention Span Recovery Project||radiojonestown.libsyn.com||21|