Why have kings, emperors, and governments killed and imprisoned people to shut them up? And why have countless people risked death and imprisonment to express their beliefs? Jacob Mchangama guides you through the history of free speech from the trial of Socrates to the Great Firewall.
Stay up to date with Clear and Present Danger on the show’s website at freespeechhistory.com
From Neanderthals to Napoleon's sister, each week Footnoting History's team of young academics share their favorite stories from across history.
Leading up to Election Day 2016, The Washington Post's Presidential podcast explores how each former American president reached office, made decisions, handled crises and redefined the role of commander-in-chief.
Music, culture, the arts, maritime exploration - Renaissance England was an exciting place to be. So much happening! Breaks with Rome. Wars with France. And Scotland. And Spain! Twice a month, we'll look at some aspect of Renaissance England that will give you a deeper understanding into life in the 16th century.
Hardcore History discusses the issues and questions history fans love. Composed of standalone episodes and epic "miniseries" on wide range of topics.
A weekly podcast covering the build up to, breakout of and consequences of various conflicts in history.
A weekly podcast tracing the rise, decline and fall of the Roman Empire. Now complete!
A podcast about myths we think are history and history that might be hidden in myths! Awesome stories that really (maybe) happened!
The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today.
From ancient times to the present a history of space exploration.
The other side of the cold war - talking about politics in the EU, history of the USSR and the Eastern European region in general – including, but not limited to the current state of Russia, politics of the EU, history of the USSR and the region in general.
A thrilling podcast about the History of the Modern World. Historian Brad Harris tackles the question of how our modern world came to be head on, revealing how the most important scientific, technological, and cultural advancements in history began, and inspiring us to keep reaching for new historical triumphs along the way.
From Washington to Obama, 10 American Presidents a podcast narrated by guest hosts.
The life and legacy of an American President. Each show is intercut with music and where possible archive news clips or dramatisations to set a feeling of place and time.
Podcast by Ottoman History Podcast
A History of the World in 100 Objects was a joint project of BBC Radio 4 and the British Museum, comprising a 100-part radio series of 15-minute presentations. The series used objects of ancient art, industry, technology and arms, all of which are in the British Museum's collections, as an introduction to parts of human history.