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Podcasts to Listen To: Revolutions and the best history podcasts to listen to

Matthew Girard
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The Daily Herald

Although it seems we are in unprecedented times, looking to the past can help give us direction and understanding on how to move forward. From revolts against the king to shocking crimes to deadly plagues, history is full of lessons to learn from. Here are a few history podcasts to listen to.

Revolutions

Creator of the popular History of Rome podcast, Mike Duncan gets into the details of revolutions from around the world in history. Each season is dedicated to one revolution or revolutionary wave. From the French Revolution to the Russian Revolution, Duncan explores these conflicts with facts and humor. Recent episodes include "The Wave Protest," "Bloody Sunday" and "The Union of Liberation."

Find it: https://www.revolutionspodcast.com/

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History

Journalist Dan Carlin weaves historical information with deep questions with his distinctive voice. Carlin uses his unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. With "Twilight Zone"-style twists, Carlin illustrates the relevance of the past. Recent episodes include "Supernova in the East," "(Blitz) Painfotainment" and "The Celtic Holocaust."

Find it: https://www.dancarlin.com/

Throughline

Diving into how past events have led to current headline-making news, Ramtin Arablouei and Rund Abdelfatah study the history of the world’s biggest events to help listeners to fully understand today’s headlines. Recent episodes include "Public Universal Friend," "The Invisible Border" and the "Stars."

Find it: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510333/throughline

30 for 30

From the makers of ESPN’s "30 for 30" film series, the audio spinoff explores sports stories from history. Using different sports sagas, host Jody Avirgan goes beyond the field looking at competition, athleticism and adventure can inspire. Recent episodes include "Cursed and Blessed," "The Fall of the Condor" and "Out of the Woods."

Find it: https://30for30podcasts.com/