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 These podcasts have been recommended by History staff at Bordesley Green Girls' School, (BGGS).  Please note that BGGS is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Podcasts suitable for Key Stage 3 Historians

Subject Podcast  Description
History

BBC Sounds - Homeschool History

 

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner. Full of facts and jokes, the series brings to life a broad range of historical topics.  

Tudors Dynasty Podcast

In depth look at the Tudor Dynasty

BBC Radio 4 - History Retweeted 

 

 

Comedy series by Tim Barnes and Simon Berry that takes listeners back in time, feeding hashtags, trolls and trending topics into moments from history

BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time

 In Our Time, and hosted by the respected broadcaster, Melvyn Bragg, explore a number of events, ideas and people linked to your A Level topic 

BBC World Service - Witness History  

A programme for History students called ‘Witness History’ with over 2500 History stories told by the people who were there.  

History Hit  

Dan Snow’s History Hit is the UK’s most successful history podcast, with almost a million listens every month.

Historical Association

Some of these are available for free  

 

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Podcasts suitable for Key Stage 4 Historians

Subject Podcast Description
History

Tudors Dynasty Podcast 

In depth look at the Tudor Dynasty

BBC Radio 4 - History Retweeted

 

Comedy series by Tim Barnes and Simon Berry that takes listeners back in time, feeding hashtags, trolls and trending topics into moments from history

Revise - GCSE History Revision Podcast

Excellent GCSE revision podcasts on a range of topics studied 

 

BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time 

In Our Time, and hosted by the respected broadcaster, Melvyn Bragg, explore a number of events, ideas and people linked to your A Level topic 

World History Podcasts – History Extra 

 

History Extra podcast episodes are released every week, featuring interviews with notable historians on topics spanning ancient history through to recent British to American events. Episodes feature history stories and perspectives on everything from crusading knights to Tudor monarchs and the D-Day 

BBC World Service - The History Hour  

An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there. 

 

BBC Radio 3 - Free Thinking 

 

Various episodes on a range of topics 

 

BBC World Service - Witness History  

A programme for History students called ‘Witness History’ with over 2500 History stories told by the people who were there.  

History Hit  

Dan Snow’s History Hit is the UK’s most successful history podcast, with almost a million listens every month.

History in podcasts 

 Various history podcasts can be found on listen notes 

Historical Association

Some of these are available for free  

University of Oxford Podcasts 

Over 400 podcasts recorded from 2007- present day. 

Revisionist History 

Lots of seasons on various topics 

The British Library

British Library audio archives features lots of podcasts on different topic

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Podcasts suitable for Key Stage 5 Historians

Subject Podcast Description
History

BBC Radio 4 - History Retweeted 

Comedy series by Tim Barnes and Simon Berry that takes listeners back in time, feeding hashtags, trolls and trending topics into moments from history 

BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time 

In Our Time, and hosted by the respected broadcaster, Melvyn Bragg, explore a number of events, ideas and people linked to your A Level topic  

BBC World Service - The History Hour  

An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there. 

 

World History Podcasts – History Extra 

 

History Extra podcast episodes are released every week, featuring interviews with notable historians on topics spanning ancient history through to recent British to American events. Episodes feature history stories and perspectives on everything from crusading knights to Tudor monarchs and the D-Day 

BBC World Service - Witness History  

A programme for History students called ‘Witness History’ with over 2500 History stories told by the people who were there.  

History Hit  

Dan Snow’s History Hit is the UK’s most successful history podcast, with almost a million listens every month.  

History in podcasts 

 Various history podcasts can be found on listen notes

Historical Association

Some of these are available for free  

 

University of Oxford Podcasts 

Over 400 podcasts recorded from 2007- present day.

Revisionist History 

Lots of seasons on various topics 

Gresham College

Lectures covering a range of topics 

London Review of Books

Covers some various historical topics 

Times Literary Supplement

Covers a range of historical topics

The Long Read - The Guardian

Covers both modern topics and historical pieces.

The British Library

British Library audio archives features lots of podcasts on different topics 

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