Top History & True Crime Podcast To Listen Too – What Are Your Favorites?
I have discovered podcast for the first time this year and there are no words to express how absolutely obsessed I am with them. They are just so much fun to listen too as I get work done throughout the day. A great way to pass the time. Never thought I would become a podcast listener but here we are.
In today’s post, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite ones that I’ve been listening to. Most of them have to do with Tudor and royal history or true crime. They are all really great to listen to. I would be interested in adding more to my list so please leave your recommendations in the comments!
Now each of the podcast on my list are ones I listen to through amazon’s audible app and they can be found there; however, most are also posted on platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Podcast Beam, etc. I just prefer using Audible because it is where I already have my audiobook library and have the app perfectly curated for my listening preferences.
#1 Not Just The Tudors
Suzannah Lipscomb talks about everything from the Aztecs to witches, Velázquez to Shakespeare, Mughal India to the Mayflower. Not, in other words, just the Tudors, but most definitely also the Tudors.
Each episode Suzannah is joined by historians and experts to reveal incredible stories about one of the most fascinating periods in history.
Viewers can find the podcast directly on their website here https://access.historyhit.com/not-just-the-tudors or they can follow through Audible, Spotify, or Apple Music.
#2 Talking Tudors
Natalie Grueninger is a Tudor history specialist, author, speaker and podcaster, who lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two children.
She graduated from The University of NSW in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts, with majors in English and Spanish and Latin American Studies and received her Bachelor of Teaching from The University of Sydney in 2006.
Natalie has been working in public education since graduating, and is passionate about making learning engaging and accessible for all children. You can listen to her podcast on onthetudortrail.com
#3 Mile Higher
The Mile Higher Podcast is hosted by husband & wife duo Josh Thomas and Kendall Rae! Their show focuses on mostly True Crime.
They also delve into many other topics including conspiracy theories, unexplained phenomena, metaphysics, futurism, ancient civilizations and news stories the mainstream media doesn’t cover.
#4 Lights Out Podcast
Each week Josh will take you through a dark story, case or event involving a wide range of topics including the occult, hauntings, cryptids, alien abductions, serial killers and demonic possession.
So if you’re looking for a chill creepy paranormal and true crime podcast to escape with look no further than Lights Out.
#5 History Hack
We’re the slightly mad podcast bringing you your dose of history lunacy three times a week. You can catch us wherever you get your podcasts.
We love what we do and we hope you love our guests!
Recommended by BBC Radio, and presented by acclaimed historian Alexandra Churchill, with Matt Bone and Dr Zack White.
All episodes can be found on audible, spotify, podbeam, and anywhere podcast can be listened too. Also on https://www.historyhackpod.com/
#6 Dan Snow’s History
‘Dan Snow’s History Hit’ explores the history behind today’s headlines – giving you the context to understand what is going on today. Everything has a history, every challenge made easier by understanding its nature.
In a world of fast opinions, we put historians into the debate, women and men who bring real knowledge built over careers spent researching. You can listen to this wherever you listen to podcast or find it on the History Hits website https://www.historyhit.com/podcasts/
#7 Can’t Make This Sh*t Up: A True Crime Podcast
A dynamic and lively true-crime podcast hosted by an experienced traffic homicide detective and an amateur true crime enthusiast.
Join this father-daughter duo as they discuss their favorite true crime cases with a touch of humorous lightheartedness and a smattering of expert opinion. Find on Audible through:
#8 American History Tellers
The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life – the words you speak, the ideas you share – can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America?
We’ll take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation. And we’ll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today.
Hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator). From Wondery, the network behind American Scandal, Tides of History, American Innovations.
#9 Timesuck with Dan Cummins
Dan Cummins takes you on a weekly deep dive, thoroughly exploring and explaining a single, listener-suggested topic each Monday, in his own irreverent and entertaining style.
Serial killers, historical events, enduring mysteries, paranormal encounters, conspiracy theories, cryptozoology and more – nothing is off limits if it’s interesting. Have some fun and learn something new with Timesuck each and every week!
You can listen to him where you choose to listen to your podcast such as audible, Spotify, YouTube, etc or visit https://timesuckpodcast.com/
#10 All Things Tudor Podcast
All Things Tudor is a podcast that blows the dust off the history books and brings the world of the Tudors roaring back to life! The power. The sex. The scandals. The romance, and the ruthlessness. Join Deb and her amazing guests as they pull back the curtain and reveal the real lives of the Tudors.
This podcast can be listened to on all the major audio sites such as audible, spotify, apple etc. To follow this podcast, their magazine, and blog then visit their website https://allthingstudor.com/
#11 – The Dave Bowman Show “Plausibly Live”
Plausibly Live is the Official Podcast of The Dave Bowman Show. From 2007 to 2015, Dave was the host of KFIV’s “Afternoons Live” (Later “The Dave Bowman Show”) and the Central Valley’s go-to man for insightful and entertaining analysis of the day’s news and events.
Re-launching his own show as a podcast, Dave continues his look at the world around him, now without the constraints of terrestrial radio, but still with his eclectic mix of history and common sense.