25 Best Oral History Podcasts
Oral History Podcasts
Here are 25 Best Oral History Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
1. Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive
Intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history brought to you from rare archival interviews.
Play⋅ 7.5K⋅ 7.3K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 27 min Get Email Contact
2. The Game Before the Money | NFL, AFL,and NCAA Football Legends
Austin, Texas, US
Celebrating pro and college football history, one legend at a time. Guests include legends of the National Football League, American Football League, and NCAA football.
Also in NCAA Podcasts
Play⋅ 1.6K⋅ 142 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 30 min ⋅ Aug 2018 Get Email Contact
3. Disney Dust: Disney Documentaries
Oral History Documentaries about Disney Television and Movies.
Play⋅ 4 ⋅2 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 33 min Get Email Contact
4. The Office Deep Dive with Brian Baumgartner
With the success of his hit podcast, An Oral History of The Office, podcast host extraordinaire Brian Baumgartner (AKA Kevin Malone) is taking you even deeper inside the show, releasing his full-length, in-depth conversations with the cast and crew of The Office.
Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 57 min Get Email Contact
5. Mississippi Moments Podcast
Mississippi Moments, a weekly radio program airing on Mississippi Public Broadcasting, is a partnership between the University of Southern Mississippi Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage, the Mississippi Humanities Council, and MPB.
Also in Mississippi Podcasts
Play⋅ 650 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 17 min Get Email Contact
6. NYC Trans Oral History Project
Podcast by NYC Trans Oral History Project. Hosted by NYC Trans Oral History Project.
Also in NYC History Podcasts
Play⋅ 1.2K ⋅7 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 81 min Get Email Contact
7. Latin@ Stories
Latin@ Stories is a podcast born out of the oral history project about Latin@s in Ohio, Oral Narratives of Latin@s in Ohio (ONLO). It seeks to amplify the Latin@ experience with interviews in Spanish, English and Spanglish
Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 33 min Get Email Contact
8. Voices of Oklahoma
Voices of Oklahoma.com is dedicated to the preservation of the oral history of Oklahoma. Voices and stories of famous Oklahomans and ordinary citizens are captured forever in their own words. Oil and gas, ranching, politics, education, and more are all visited in these far-ranging interviews.
Play 1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 98 min Get Email Contact
9. The ProgCast With Gregg Bendian
The ProgCast With Gregg BendianProgressive music and thought in all its forms. I'm drummer/composer/producer/educator Gregg Bendian, host of The ProgCast. Over the last nine years, I've interviewed over 100 of America's most innovative musicians for the Yale Oral History of American Music.
Play 3 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 64 min Get Email Contact
10. Folklife Today Podcast
Folklife Today tells stories about the cultural traditions and folklore of diverse communities, combining brand-new interviews and narration with songs, stories, music, and oral history from the collections of the Library of Congress's American Folklife Center.
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Play 1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 35 min Get Email Contact
11. The Music History Project
Carlsbad, California, US
NAMM's resident Music Historian Dan Del Fiorentino and co-hosts Michael Mullens, and Ashley Allison examine the innovative creations, evolution of musical instruments, the changing world of music retail, music industry icons, and other topics covered in NAMM's Oral History program. The NAMM Oral History program boasts over 4,500 interviews and is continually growing.
Also in Music History Podcasts
Play⋅ 26⋅ 89.1K ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 64 min Get Email Contact
12. The Rutgers Oral History Archives (ROHA) Podcast
New Brunswick, New Jersey, US
The Rutgers Oral History Archives, ROHA for short, is dedicated to documenting the life stories of men and women in communities throughout Rutgers University and New Jersey.
Play⋅ 703⋅ 326 ⋅1 episode / year ⋅ Avg Length 22 min Get Email Contact
13. Country Queers
Country Queers is a podcast featuring oral history interviews with rural and small-town LGBTQIA2S folks. We uplift often unheard stories of rural queer experiences across intersecting layers of identity including race, class, gender identity, age, religion, and occupation.
Play⋅ 2.6K⋅ 2.6K ⋅4 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 47 min Get Email Contact
14. One Step Forward
London, England, UK
An oral history of public service in the hardest times.In each episode, we talk with a practitioner doing impactful work in the midst of serious violence and political turmoil.
Play⋅ 3.8K Get Email Contact
15. An Oral History of Marvel Legends
In 2002, Toy Biz launched a brand new line of 6-inch action figures based on Marvel comics characters. 'An Oral History of Marvel Legends' is one collector's account of how this line pretty much consumed his life.
Also in Action Figure Podcasts
Play 3 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 52 min ⋅ Dec 2020 Get Email Contact
16. Running Stitch | A QSOS Podcast
Asheville, North Carolina, US
Running Stitch, a QSOS Podcast explores quilt stories, revealing the inner thoughts, feelings, and motivations of contemporary quiltmakers by drawing on Quilters S.O.S. Save Our Stories, the long-running oral history project created by the Quilt Alliance in 1999.
Also in Quilting Podcasts, Asheville Blogs
Play⋅ 7.6K⋅ 2K ⋅ Jun 2020 Get Email Contact
17. An Oral History of Danvers' Beach
Twenty-six years ago, a charming sitcom about surfing teens caught the nation's eyes, and hearts, by surprise. By the time its fifth season aired, it was universally considered the worst TV show of all time. That show is 'Danvers' Beach.'
Play 5 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 16 min Get Email Contact
18. Women of Rock Oral History Project Podcast
Personal and professional histories of women-identified rock musicians in their own words.
Play⋅ 2.2K⋅ 699 Get Email Contact
19. Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast
The Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast is a deep-dive interview series with musicians, artists, conduits, collectors, and dedicated fans focusing on 20th century Connecticut music history across all genres. This project preserves narratives, heralds unsung movers and shakers, and defines Connecticut's influential role in cultural history.
Also in Cultural History Podcasts
Play⋅ 513 ⋅3 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 64 min Get Email Contact
20. Coney Island Stories
Coney Island Stories is a podcast produced from oral histories in the Coney Island History Project archive. We record interviews in English, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, and other languages with people who have lived or worked in Coney Island and adjacent neighborhoods or have a special connection to these places.
Play⋅ 8.9K⋅ 6.4K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 28 min Get Email Contact
21. This Foul Earth
An oral history of Wales, as recorded by the Welsh Life Institute.
Play⋅ 82 ⋅1 episode / year ⋅ Avg Length 14 min Get Email Contact
22. The Clare Oral History Podcast
This podcast delves into the thousands of Irish life stories in the archive of the Irish Oral History and Folklore Group known as Cuimhneamh a Chláir or Clare Memories. We're based in Co. Clare in the West of Ireland. The oral histories we've gathered reveal ordinary lives and extraordinary stories.
Also in Irish History Podcasts
Play⋅ 231 ⋅7 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 38 min Get Email Contact
23. Trans Louisiane - The Podcast of the Louisiana Trans Oral History Project
Louisiana, Missouri, US
Featuring interviews from the Louisiana Trans Oral History Project and music from local trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) musicians
Play⋅ 621⋅ 299 Get Email Contact
Oral History Podcasters
|Podcaster Name||Podcast Link||Total Episodes|
|Department of Spanish and Portuguese||soundcloud.com||76|
|Voices of Oklahoma||voicesofoklahoma.com||69|
|NYC Trans Oral History Project||soundcloud.com||67|
|Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage at U||mississippimoments.org||66|
|Ian D. Quick||soundcloud.com||42|