4 Great Podcasts: History Category

“Trial and error” seems to be the general theme of this blog. I loved the idea of offering a selection of “best podcasts” in a different category every month, but a month is nowhere near long enough to dig into a whole genre of podcasting. It’s hardly enough to get to know even a single podcast! Podcasting is a genre with very few limits, and a podcast that’s been going for a year or so can be pretty daunting to sink your teeth into when you’re coming in as a beginner. So instead of advertising this post as a definitive list of “best” podcasts in a certain genre, as if I’ve listened to  every podcast in this genre, and have no more to explore, this list is a mix of old favorites and promising new encounters that I found in the “history” section of the iTunes library. I hope they’ll pique your interest as much as they did mine.   At the same time, I leave it open that this list will be added to.  In fact, I hope it will! Happy listening!

Also, if you have any recommendations for great history podcasts, let me know in the comments or on Twitter https://twitter.com/sydneyonair.  I’d love to hear from you!

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Out of the Box: Two Great Podcasts that Defy Definition

I found out a little while ago that the podcasting medium presents a challenge to ranking things by category.  That’s because you have people doing such unique, incredible work that it really can’t be categorized.  I tried to shoehorn these podcasts into my previous (now deleted) list because I desperately wanted to recommend them (and because iTunes’ recommendations had all five podcasts on the old list associated with each other), but that didn’t remotely do justice to the work these producers were doing.  So if a podcast defies categorization, why not say so?  Furthermore, I expect this list to grow, just because of all the great work I’ve seen happening in the podcast community

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3 Great Podcasts on The Unknown

So, some of you might remember these podcasts being in a “best of list” about the “weird and the unexplained”.  After listening to some of the shows on that list a bit more carefully, and thinking on my list a little more, I realized that by having some of those podcast on the same list I was kind of comparing apples and oranges.  Nevertheless, they remain great podcasts.  So my next two posts are going to be reorganized re-postings (not rewrites for the most part) of those lists.

So, as far as this list, these are great podcasts to listen to if you’re interested in hearing about strange legends or brushes with the unknown.

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