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Old October 10th, 2017, 02:02 PM   #31

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Hey DaveK, thanks for this awesome list of Podcasts man!
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Old October 11th, 2017, 04:15 AM   #32

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Make Historical Sense of Today with These Podcasts

I thought I'd collect a few of these podcasts together in one post. If you find present day events confusing or disturbing, these podcasts may help you be slightly less confused and possibly slightly more disturbed.

The first is History Talk: Origins. This is probably the least Euro-America Centric of the list, covering China, North Korea, Russia, the mid-east and more.

Website: History Talk | Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective
Feed: History Talk

Description: Smart conversations about today’s most interesting topics - a history podcast for everyone

The Long View from the BBC is slightly more focused on British and American stories, comparing current events to ages past. For example "Cyber-attacks and the Great Siege of Dover Castle"

Website: BBC Radio 4 - The Long View, Cyber-attacks and the Great Siege of Dover Castle
Feed: The Long View

Description:Jonathan Freedland presents the series in which stories from the past are compared with current events.

The next two have a more American focus:

Website: http://backstoryradio.org/
Feeed: BackStory

Description: Ever think there’s more to history than meets the eye?
Or wondered how your ancestors experienced their own current events? There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn. That’s where BackStory comes in.

My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

Website: https://myhistorycanbeatupyourpolitics.wordpress.com/
Feed: My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

Description: A podcast that uses history to elevate the discussion of today's politics.

Civics 101 is a favorite of mine right now. It's a kind of "stuff you missed in school" podcast, without all the millennial giggling. It is intelligently and professionally done, pulling in experts and anchors who work on and report on the issues of the day regularly.

Website: Civics 101 : NPR
Feed: https://feeds.megaphone.fm/PPY1168790592
Description:Ever wonder what a White House Chief of Staff actually does? How about a Press Secretary? And is gerrymandering still a thing in this country?The first 100 days of the Trump administration is the perfect time to bone up on civics you should have learned in school...but probably didn't. Civics 101 is your podcast guide to what you need to know, when it matters most.
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Old April 18th, 2018, 08:05 AM   #33

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The History of Byzantium

Description: "A podcast telling the story of the Roman Empire from 476 AD to 1453"

Website: http://www.thehistoryofbyzantium.com
It can be used as a continuation of this:
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The History of Rome Podcast by Mike Duncan

Description: "A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Now complete!"

Podcast Website: The History of Rome
The author even says so on the website:
The show was created to continue the narrative established by Mike Duncan’s wonderful podcast “The History of Rome.” I have tried to remain faithful to Mike’s structure of half hour instalments told from a state-centric perspective. My innovation is to pause the narrative at the end of each century to take time to cover wider issues to do with Byzantium. I’ve also taken time to produce feature length episodes on the most dramatic incidents.
Here's an index for the History of Rome: https://www.reddit.com/r/ancientrome...me_podcast_in/

An index for the History of Byzantium: The History of Byzantium Podcast Index

After finishing the History of Rome, Mike Duncan started this project: Revolutions "A weekly podcast series examining great political revolutions."

Here's an index: Revolutions Podcast

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Old May 6th, 2018, 02:29 PM   #34

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I came across a very good podcast.

"The Irish Passport"

A podcast on Irish culture, history and politics by Naomi O'Leary and Tim Mc Inerney. We bring you the backstory to today's news at a moment of geopolitical upheaval with plenty of lighthearted moments. It's your passport to Ireland.
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