History Podcasts: For Fun and Research by Jane Rosebery
Podcasts entertain me during my daily commute, but I also love podcasts because I use them as a research tool. There are several history podcasts I listen to that help me with my research and also teach me about other eras or subjects.
There are a number of wonderful history podcasts that you might want to consider as a research tool.
The History Chicks is devoted entirely to women historical figures. There aren’t any other podcasts devoted just to women in history. The hosts are intelligent, funny and have a great rapport with each other. They spend hours upon hours researching each woman and putting the podcast together. You can tell that it’s their labor of love.
Stuff You Missed in History class is a fun podcast devoted to lesser-known historical figures and events. A recent episode featured Emanuel Swedenburg. He’s a philosopher I’ve never heard of before and I took Philosophy 101 in college!
Footnoting History is a wonderful podcast that features, well, the footnotes of history. Examples of two episodes are the invention of the chocolate chip cookie and the one-legged Nazi-fighting Jesuit, Rupert Mayer. I highly recommend this podcast. The episodes are well-researched and under twenty minutes long.
These are just three of the numerous history podcasts I subscribe too. If you listen to podcasts, (history or otherwise), please let all of us know in the comments!
– Jane Rosebery