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Educate Yourself While Doing Chores And Being Stuck In Traffic: Best History Podcasts Of All Time

Date January 25, 2019 15:07

We need to learn history for multiple solid reasons, of which arguably the most important one is not to make the same mistakes. However, in case you are intimidated by the word “learn”, our modern world offers you a possibility of simply listening to history. Like a good audiobook, you can do your everyday things and become more educated at the same time. Yes, we are talking about the history podcasts. And today, we want to share some of the best ones with you.

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Best history podcasts of all time: reshaping the vision

Nowadays, unfortunately, more and more people operate with presumptions, false presuppositions, and feelings instead of facts. Adding to that, the Internet is really full of lies: media creates articles with fake information; edits interviews and cuts out huge important chunks from the person’s answers; forums contain no other than hatred and trolling. We believe it is time to remind ourselves what we should rely on. Here are the best history podcasts that are based on straight facts.

1. Malcolm Gladwell’s “Revisionist History”

The podcast has 3 seasons, where the Canadian journalist and author explores the depths of the US history and tries to examine the events from a new point of view. It was Gladwell that came up with the 10,000 hours rule. According to this rule, you have to spend 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become a master in any field. His refreshing Revisionist History podcast is certainly worthy of listening to.

2. Rukmini Callimachi’s “Caliphate”

The terror war has been draining the life sources out of the U.S. and held people in horror and anxiety for dozens of years. Rukmini Callimachi, a NY Times reporter, tries to answer the biggest question “Who are we fighting against?” Revealing the truth about terrorism and ISIS is not easy due to its complexity, but Callimachi does an incredibly good job of sharing it with the world.

3. “Our Fake History”

This witty podcast focuses on different myths and stories that we might believe are history. Additionally, it finds true historical facts hidden in some of the most popular myths. The podcast would be especially interesting for inquisitive people.

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4. BBC’s “In Our Time”

Probably the most intellectual and serious podcast about history is produced by BBC and focuses on the most controversial and essential historical points of humankind. Definitely worth trying out and surely one of the best podcasts about history.

5. Dan Carlin’s “Hardcore History”

The name of the podcast says for itself. Despite the length of the episodes (up to 6 hours long), Carlin certainly is a gifted lecturer that keeps your attention up: great storytelling, interesting topics, and awesome production. There is a lot of free podcasts available on the official website. The show definitely reshapes your vision and understanding of the world and people.

There are hundreds of cool podcasts online, which means you will certainly find one that suits your interests and taste the most. For example, you could start with The Joe Rogan Experience, mostly because of the diversity of the topics on the podcast. The interview show hosted by Joe Rogan has all kind of guests, from professors to comedians to discuss everything that surrounds us.  Podcasts are a wonderful way of developing your character on a daily basis. You’ll never want to go back.

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