Here are the top 6 History podcasts on Podyssey.
Top Episodes This Week
These are the top History podcast episode recommendations from the Podyssey community of podcast lovers this week.
Really fascinating! I have read/listened to other things that have also discussed the role of conspiracy theories in the American Revolution, but this was a really well-produced summary. It’s also a bit scary because I feel like we currently live in a similar age of conspiracy theories. However, the middle section of the episode is about the role of conspiracy theories in Prohibition and I had never heard about that before!
Koko The Gorilla
by You're Wrong About
Super interesting! I did think that they kind of glossed over Koko’s nipple fetish. I think that it’s even more important than they made it out to be and reveals a lot about the overall problems with the narrative about Koko. Here’s a good article from Slate: https://slate.com/technology/2018/06/koko-the-ape-obituaries-are-overlooking-her-nipple-fetish-and-other-important-things.html
431 - Year of the Locust
by The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
This one had me laughing out loud in horror
Episode 3 - The Reich attacks Moscow with fingers instead of a fist
by The Battle of Stalingrad
I'm going to give a recommendation to a podcast by a fellow South African. This history series has just recently started so its a perfect time to start listening. Episodes 1 and 2 are available on soundcloud if they are missing in your rss feed. This is a war history podcast done well. Desmond Latham is also the host of the Anglo-Boer War and Plane Crash Diaries podcasts. He will be a guest on an upcoming episode of History by Hollywood.
The Shuar of the Amazon and How to Make a Shrunken Head: Part 1
by The History Cache Podcast
E22: A Careless, Little Washing
Really interesting full saga about murder and corruption in early 1900s Atlanta. This shows uses some unique tools to make 'old history' come alive