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American history podcasts

American Scandal
American History Tellers
America: A History Podcast
American Filth
American History Hit
An Old Timey Podcast
Bag Man
Black History, For Real
City of the Rails
Contempt of Court with Elie Mystal
Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat
Drapetomaniax: Unshackled History
Field Trip
Founding Son: John Quincy's America
Harlem Is Everywhere
History on Trial
Holy Week
Hometown History
Letters from an American
Long Shadow
Master Plan
Mission History
More Perfect

The best American history podcasts

This category explores the American past with podcast episodes about Colonial America, the Revolutionary War, the Founding Fathers, the Civil War, 9/11 and much more. There are heavily researched stories told by respected historians, and there are lighter stories from comedians that make history a lot of fun. Let's have a look at some of the best American history podcasts that you can find here.

American History Tellers

Want to know how the past influences today? In this pod, host Lindsay Graham connects historical events to the present and explores how the battles and victories of the past still shape our lives.

America: A History Podcast

Looking for a quick history lesson? Host Liam Heffernan and his guests break down America's cultural and political milestones into easy-to-understand episodes that demystify everything, from presidential powers to national traditions.


Hosts Brendan James and Noah Kulwin examine how U.S. foreign policies have shaped major global events. A great study on how American actions have left lasting marks around the world.

Long Shadow

Alarmed by the rise of extreme ideologies? Long Shadow investigates how marginal beliefs have moved into the mainstream. Host Garrett Graff uses in-depth research and interviews to connect past events to the alarming trends we see today

American Scandal

Host Lindsay Graham investigates the most shocking political and celebrity scandals in America. One episode at a time, he explores the ruins of the influential in a show that portrays the high cost of power and deception.

The Dollop

Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds turn historical records into comedy bits in a podcast that offers a hilarious, unexpected trip through America's past.
Each podcast offers a unique angle on American history for every listener. Discover your favorite one and hit play.