Happy Monday! I'm so excited because this coming weekend, my new Genealogy 101 e-course opens! I've spent this past weekend putting the finishing touches on the course, and I think you're going to love it. While I work on any project, I love to listen to good music or a good podcast. As a history buff, podcasts are one of my favorite ways to learn about different aspects of history. I thought it would be fun to share three of my favorite history podcasts.
All of these podcasts are available on iTunes or your favorite podcast app.
Sawbones is a medical history podcast co-hosted by Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband, Justin. Each episode delves into a different treatment that humans have used throughout history to address various ailments. There are also episodes about weird medical trends and events, such as King Louis XIV's fistula trend. (If you don't know what a fistula is, DON'T Google it. But DO listen to the episode; it's a little gross but super fascinating.) It's really interesting to hear commentary about weird medical oddities from the perspective of a doctor, and Sawbones is highly engaging.
This may be an obvious choice, but I'm an evangelist for this show. Co-hosted by Tracy V. Wilson and Holly Frey, this show shares lesser-known historical figures and events. I'm particularly fond of their episodes about women, as that's a passion of mine, and women's stories have long been overlooked throughout history. (Recommended listens: Hildegard of Bingen and Anne Bonny & Mary Read.) The episodes are short, too, which makes them perfect for your commute.
Ancient history buffs will thoroughly enjoy this ongoing series about Ancient Rome. This show was awarded a Best of iTunes 2015 show. Political scientist Mike Duncan makes ancient history bite-sized for the modern listener. The show is a few years old, but the info hasn't changed, and it's an engaging and well-researched look at one of the most interesting eras in human history.
There are many great history podcasts out there about nearly every era or niche. What are some of your favorites?
(Interested in starting your own history podcast? I'd love to help! Contact me and let's collaborate.)