History – Ireland – Recommended podcasts

  • In the war on terror, who is it that weโ€™re really fighting? โ€œCaliphateโ€ follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate. This series includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence.

    Producer: Andy Mills; Reporters: Rukmini Callimachi and Andy Mills; Managing Producer: Larissa Anderson; Editors: Wendy Dorr and Larissa Anderson; Associate Producer: Asthaa Chaturvedi; Technical Director: Brad Fisher; Executive Producer, NYT Audio: Lisa Tobin; Editorial Director, NYT Audio: Samantha Henig; Assistant Managing Editor, NYT: Sam Dolnick; Music: William Brittelle, Andy Mills, Nate Henricks, Cliff Martinez, Brad Fisher, Taku Sugimoto and David Wingo

  • In its first two seasons, Slow Burn looked back at two of the biggest stories of the late 20th century—the Watergate scandal and the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Season three of the show tackles another: the murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G.

  • A chilling, 22-minute surveillance video captures the brutal 1994 murders of a popular South Florida bar owner and two women he invited home after a night out. A mom and her 7-year-old daughter are kidnapped in 2007 after an afternoon of Christmas shopping, then found shot to death in the back seat of their SUV. But they may not be the only victims of this child killer. Both crimes shocked Florida โ€” and the murderers could still be out there among us. South Florida Sun Sentinel reporters Lisa Arthur and Juan Ortega uncover new details about these terrifying crimes.

  • Discover how fast controversy can move up in the polls in Parcast’s new limited series, Political Scandals. From greed and lust to deceit and cover-ups, we’ll unpack the most shocking events in American history—all leading up to the 2020 election. Every Tuesday, join us as we breakdown the rise and fall of our most infamous elected officials, measuring the impact it had on the country and history.

  • This is the podcast where we tell you about women and other disenfranchised peoples throughout history, who best are remembered for their deviance from the norm. Every episode we each tell you about an individual or a group that was punished and/or celebrated for their use of sex… but don’t hold us to that exact definition.

  • The Tombstone Shadows podcast visits U.S. cemeteries, and explores the lives behind forgotten graves of ordinary people.

  • Listen, learn and laugh your ass off as Ray & Cam present a blow-by-blow version of the life of history’s most successful general and empire builder.

  • The Speeches of President John F. Kennedy is a podcast series of the most memorable and historical speeches delivered by John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. Each episode features a brief introduction by former Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Curator Frank Rigg, who gives the historical context of each speech.

  • Did you ever fall asleep in history class? You’re not alone. History can be boring when focusing on only dates and statistics. Historium seeks to find the narrative of history in some of the most unlikely places. Seamlessly blending history and storytelling, Jake Barton draws you into historical tales you’ve probably never heard before.

  • Commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Second World War with “World War II Chronicles.” Hosted by famed newsreel narrator and “The Voice of World War II” Ed Herlihy, “World War II Chronicles” features original archival footage from the wartime era to spotlight the week’s events, exactly 75 years ago.

    Created by the American Veterans Center in association with the National Archives, “World War II Chronicles” was originally produced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of WWII, airing on more than 500 stations nationwide, and is now re-released as a special podcast series. To learn more about “World War II Chronicles” and the American Veterans Center, visit www.americanveteranscenter.org.

  • Bi-weekly narratives on the unsolved and the unexplained, mysteries, historical true crime, touches of the paranormal and cultural peculiarities.

  • Join the ‘disease detectives’ Mark Honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley as they investigate the most devastating pandemic of all time: the 1918 Spanish influenza. Part scientific detective story, part historical inquiry, 'Going Viral' takes listeners to the scene of a viral crime and in the process recovers the experience of the world’s deadliest virus, which is 100 years old this year.

    If the world were haunted by another devastating pandemic, how would we cope?

    'Going Viral' is supported by Wellcome.

    Follow our news on Twitter @GoingViral_pod

  • This series is a collection of academic podcasts on a plethora of historical subjects. It ranges in scope from full recordings of academic research papers to informative contributions from professional historians discussing the details of specific historical events. Funded by the School of History and Archives, University College Dublin, the series is a partnership with the historyhub.ie website and multimedia hub.

  • Hosted by Laurence Maslon, BROADWAY TO MAIN STREET is a weekly radio program devoted to the greatest songs of the American Musical Theater. Originating from WPPB 88.3FM on Long Island's East End, each weekly episode celebrates the shows, stars, songwriters, and cultural phenomena that makes Broadway a legendary place. Music taken from classic original cast albums, film, cabaret, rare recordings, and unique interpretations, with commentary, guest appearances, and news from Broadway.

  • When Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1968, a lone gunman was captured at the scene, revolver in hand. It seemed like an open and shut case. So why did the police keep evidence hidden away for decades?

    Over ten episodes, hosts Zac Stuart-Pontier (Crimetown) and Bill Klaber (author, Shadow Play) comb through previously secret police tapes and track down the people who were there to investigate troubling questions about one of the most significant crimes in American history.

  • From Mike Pesca, host of the popular Slate podcast The Gist, comes the greatest sports minds imagining how the world would change if a play, trade, injury, or referee's call had just gone the other way.

    Upon Further Review is a limited edition Slate podcast based on the book of the same name. Over the course of five episodes Mike and a roster of podcast All-Stars will explore counterfactual sporting scenarios through a combination of speculative fiction, investigative journalism and sound-rich narrative.

    From turning points that every sports fan rues or celebrates, to the forgotten would-be inflection points that defined sports, Upon Further Review answers age old questions, and settles the score, even if the score bounced off the crossbar.

  • Historian and loudmouth Jason Scott shares stories of technology, retrocomputing, documentary filmmaking, and general schennanigans from his decades of travels and research. From experiences on the road while shooting documentaries to often-obscure points of order, Jason keeps a fast-moving pace and even he doesn't know where we're ending up at the end.

  • The shady, controversial and sometimes downright villainous characters of New Zealand history, presented by William Ray.

  • A layman's guide to a 150 years of research into the history presented in the Bible. I explore the religion of ancient Israel, and the development of Christianity through to the death of Paul. I discuss every single book in every Bible (there are more than you think!) Lightly garnished with a dash of drollery, a soupcon of scrutiny, and not one ounce of objectivity. Not one ounce! Episodes are released every third Sunday.

  • The Twilight Histories is a podcast you should listened to in the dark…
    You are a time traveler sent to a strange and exotic land. You will explore Egypt ravaged by an Ice Age, a Carthaginian colony on Mars, a resurgent Aztec empire, and many other strange and exotic worlds. So step into your time machine… if you dare.