Podcasts about History

Nouman Ali Khan

Nouman Ali Khan
★★★★★ (4.76)
Nouman Ali Khan is the founder and CEO of Bayyinah and serves as a lead instructor for several programs including Dream, traveling seminars and Bayyinah TV. His serious Arabic training began in the U.S. in 1999 under Dr. Abdus-Samie, founder and former principal of Quran College in Faisalabad, Pakistan. Nouman served as a professor of Arabic at Nassau Community College until 2006 when he decided to take Bayyinah on as a full-time project. Since then he has taught more than 10,000 students through traveling seminars and programs. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas and is focusing on teaching his students, developing Arabic curricula and filming material for Bayyinah TV.

Astonishing Legends

Astonishing Legends
★★★★ (4.19)
Scott and Forrest have been called the 'Click and Clack of esoterica' by their listeners. Their mission is to take a look at legendary strange and unusual events from throughout history and interview people who've had close encounters with the unexplained. They strive to bring you everything that's entertaining about those stories and remind you that it's ok to laugh at scary stories sometimes. Put your headphones on, settle in for your commute and get ready to experience a show like nothing you've ever heard before. Show schedule is generally 3 weeks on and 1 week off.

911 Calls Podcast with The Operator

911 Calls Podcast with The Operator
★★★★ (4.47)
911 Calls Podcast with The Operator is an *award-winning podcast brought to you by The Operator and his trusty junior-assistant, Mr Luna (of Dark Topic and Monstruo fame).Each episode presents and dissects the gripping audio from 911 calls made throughout the world.You’ll find yourself traveling the rough road that dispatchers, and those on the other end of the line, must travel to find help in crisis. You’ll feel the terror, the panic, as moments tick by on each call. You’ll even find yourself being exasperated, as the height of emergency breeds the height of confusion between caller and rescuers!But all is not lost. Every episode brings you two emotionally-riveting calls - one harrowing call to stir your senses, and a heartwarming call to tug at your heartstrings.With over 1000 9-1-1 calls in the bank, there are years of episodes to come! So buckle up.Join The Operator and his junior assistant, Mr Luna, for two episodes a week!Listen and subscribe now, wherever you listen to podcasts.And as The Operator says … “until next time … hugs!”You can support the show and get exclusive content on Patreon

Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends
★★★★★ (4.81)
Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.

Heaven's Gate

Heaven's Gate
★★★★ (4.42)
In 1997, thirty-nine people took their own lives in an apparent mass suicide. The events captivated the media and had people across the planet asking the same question...‘Why?’ 20 years later, those who lost loved ones and those who still believe - tell their story. Hosted by Glynn Washington of Snap Judgment.

The Ballad of Billy Balls / The RFK Tapes

The Ballad of Billy Balls / The RFK Tapes
★★★★ (4.21)
Crimetown Presents is an investigative anthology podcast series created by Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier. Every season they introduce you to a new serialized story that pushes the boundaries of storytelling, sound design and music. Season Two, The Ballad of Billy Balls*: it’s 1982, and a man bursts into an East Village storefront apartment and shoots punk musician Billy Balls. Author and activist iO Tillett Wright and Crimetown Producer Austin Mitchell unravel a mystery of love and loss, the tender binds of family, and the stories we tell ourselves just to survive. Season One, The RFK Tapes: Zac Stuart-Pontier and Bill Klaber take a trip down a rabbit hole surrounding the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Featuring never-before heard police recordings, The RFK Tapes starts out a murder investigation and ends up revealing the power of conspiracy theories, and why it’s human nature to believe in them. * scroll down to see the episodes of Crimetown Presents: The Ballad of Billy Balls.

Ahmad Jibril

Ahmad Jibril
Sheikh Ahmad Jibril was born in the United States, and spent part of his childhood in the city of Madina in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia when his father, Sheikh Ahmad Jibril, was a student at the Islamic University of Madina. It was there where Sheikh Ahmad also became Hafidh al Qur’an at the age of 11. Sheikh Ahmad then spent the rest of his younger years back in the United States graduating from high school in 1989. Thereafter, he studied at the Islamic University of Madina as his father did, and graduated with a degree in the Shari’a. He returned to the United States and finished his JD/LLM (masters of law) degree from Michigan law schools. May Allah (azza wajal) reward him and his family. Ameen. InshaAllah, through this humble effort, we want to bring rightly guided committed beliefs and dedicated practices of Islam in it’s pure form as intended by the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), and understood by his companions, and practiced by the followers of the companions, and subsequently by their followers the tabi’een and tabi’ tabi’een back into every aspect of life for all members of the Muslim ummah.

American Scandal

American Scandal
★★★★ (4.46)
Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage.Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, deceit and ambition bring down heroes and celebrities, politicians and moguls. And when the dust finally settles, we’re left to wonder: how did this happen? Where did they trip up, and who is to blame? From the creators of American History Tellers, Business Wars and Tides of History comes American Scandal, where we take you deep into the heart of America’s dark side to look at what drives someone to break the rules and what happens when they’re caught. Hosted by Lindsay Graham.

Unobscured

Unobscured
★★★★★ (4.63)
History is full of stories we think we know. They are old and dark, but time has robbed us of perspective and clarity. They've become obscured and misunderstood. Which is why this series exists: to dig deep and shed light on some of history’s darkest moments. To help us better understand where we’ve come from. To make it Unobscured. Each season pairs narrative storytelling from Aaron Mahnke, creator of the hit podcast Lore, with prominent historian interviews. Season Two: Spiritualism

Monstruo

Monstruo
★★★★ (4.06)
The heart of a man is darkness...No person, place or culture is immune to extreme violence. The worst of the worst cases have occurred all over the world.  Be prepared to take a journey, a tour of the world, where the most horrible atrocities have occurred.  Murder, rape, incest, dismemberment, & cannibalism... no terrifying detail will be unexplored.Based on actual events, this immersive audio experience will shock you, terrify you, and possibly make you ill. From the creators of Sword and Scale, Dark Topic & The Westside Fairytales comes MONSTRUO, the most terrifying podcast you will ever hear.

Irish History Podcast

Irish History Podcast
★★★★★ (4.91)
The Irish History Podcast brings you on a journey through Ireland's fascinating past. This podcast is not just dates but an enthralling account of Ireland's history, looking at daily life through the ages. The show is currently focused on the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s (see below), while the archive contains the stories of Ireland's ancient High Kings, Viking raiders and the Norman Invasion of the Middle Ages. The story of the Great Famine has proved the most popular to date, Between 1845 and 1851, during one of the worst Famine's in modern history one million Irish people died. The podcast looks at how this happened and who was responsible. The series also tells the story of the survivors. From rebellion to riots & evictions to emigration when you download the show you embark on a facinating and vivid journey to the world your ancestors lived in. These events not only changed Ireland but also numerous countries across the globe. Irish famine emigrants established communities in the USA, Britain, Canada, Australia and further afield. This series is the story of your ancestors who lived through world changing events.

This Podcast Will Kill You

This Podcast Will Kill You
★★★★ (4.39)
This podcast might not actually kill you, but it covers so many things that can. Each episode tackles a different disease, from its history, to its biology, and finally, how scared you need to be. Ecologists and epidemiologists Erin Welsh and Erin Allmann Updyke make infectious diseases acceptable fodder for dinner party conversation and provide the perfect cocktail recipe to match

Lore

Lore
★★★★★ (4.54)
Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.

Words Matter

Words Matter
★★★★ (4.2)
American politics is undergoing seismic changes that will alter the course of history. As hosts of Words Matter, Katie Barlow and Joe Lockhart believe that facts, evidence, truth and objective reality are necessary and vital in public discourse. Katie and Joe have broad experience in government, politics and journalism -- this gives them a unique ability to explain recent events and place them in historic context. Together, with fellow journalists, elected officials, policy-makers and thought-leaders, they will analyze the week's news and get at the real truth behind all the distracting headlines. New episodes released Mondays. Produced and recorded out of The Hangar Studios, NYC.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/words-matter1. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Big Ideas

Big Ideas
★★★★★ (5)
Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues

American Hysteria

American Hysteria
★★★★ (3.75)
American Hysteria is a podcast exploring the fantastical thinking and irrational fears of Americans through the lens of moral panics, urban legends, and conspiracy theories, how they shape our psychology and culture, and why we end up believing them. Poet-turned-podcaster Chelsey Weber-Smith explores the sometimes hilarious, sometimes horrifying stories of historical and modern American freak-outs, and the real social issues they act to cover up. An in-depth alternative history, the show also analyzes how issues of race, gender, sexuality, and class have informed our beliefs from the Puritans to the present. Subscribe now on Apple, Google, Spotify, or where ever you get your podcasts.

Fierce Girls

Fierce Girls
★★★★ (4.24)
From skaters to singers, mountaineers to Mars mission-leaders. From the deep blue sea to the dark, black skies. Australia is full of girls who dare to do things differently. Adventurous girls. Girls with guts and spirit. Girls who stand-up and say, "watch out world, here I come!". Do you know what they are? They're FIERCE. These are their stories. Join the amazing Amy Shark, Julie Bishop, Yael Stone and more as they tell the inspiring tales of some of Australia's most extraordinary women.