February 22, 2011
By Elisabeth Grant
Since 2008 we’ve been noting history podcasts online (see these past posts 1, 2, and 3). Today we revisit a few we’ve mentioned in the past and add in some new podcasts we’ve come across. What history podcasts do you listen to? Let us know in the comment section below.
- BackStory with the American History Guys
In each episode, U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh speak to historians and other experts about a current topic and its history. Past shows have examined the History of the U.S. Census, Thanksgiving, the Supernatural, Unemployment, and more.
- National Museum of American History Podcasts
The museum offers two podcast series: one on inventors and one where staff discuss their work and current exhibits. Many of the podcasts are presented along with resources for the classroom, including “teacher guides, work sheets and images.”
- Brooklyn Historical Society podcasts
Podcasts from the Brooklyn Historical Society that feature their “oral history collections, live events, neighborhood walking tours, exhibitions and more.”
- The Bowery Boys
Podcasts on New York City history.
- Historians on Record: Podcasts from the Gilder Lehrman Institute
Lectures from “eminent historians discussing major topics in American history.”
- New Books in History
Discussions with historians about their new books.
- University of Central Florida Public History Podcast
Interviews with historians in and outside of academia.
- Journal of American History Podcast
Interviews with authors who have been featured in the Journal of American History.
- National Constitution Center podcasts
Conversations with historians, authors, and scholars about their publications and a variety of topics.
- Slave Narratives podcast from the Library of Congress
Recordings of “stories, songs, and memories” of slavery.
- First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors
A podcast series from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Digital Campus
A biweekly podcast on “how digital media and technology are affecting learning, teaching, and scholarship at colleges, universities, libraries, and museums.”
- Digital Preservation podcast from the Library of Congress
Interviews from the Library of Congress with digital preservation leaders.
- Africa Past & Present
Podcasts that center on the history, culture, and politics of Africa and the African Diaspora.
- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
In each of these podcasts, produced by Phil Mariage for KUAR, FM 89.1 in Little Rock, three guests from three different generations come together to discuss topics.