THE ASKHISTORIANS PODCAST

The AskHistorians Podcast showcases the knowledge and enthusiasm of the AskHistorians community, a forum of nearly 1.4 million history academics, professionals, amateurs, and curious onlookers. The aim is to be a resource accessible to a wide range of listeners for historical topics which so often go overlooked. Together, we have a broad array of people capable of speaking in-depth on topics that get half a page on Wikipedia, a paragraph in a high-school textbook, and not even a minute on the History channel. The Podcast aims to give a voice (literally!) to those areas of history, while not neglecting the more commonly covered topics. Part of the drive behind the podcast is to be a counterpoint to other forms of popular media on history which only seem to cover the same couple of topics in the same couple of ways over and over again.

WHAT DOES BEING ON THE PODCAST INVOLVE?

Podcast interviews are conducted and recorded online using the in-browser service Zencastr, requiring no extra software. These normally take a question-and-answer format, with guests free to go into as much detail as they want, and to steer the conversation in whichever direction they would like to. A 45-minute to 2-hour interview will normally lead to a 30 to 90-minute episode, depending on the topic. If you are interested in joining us for a podcast episode, you can reach our Podcasting team at podcast@askhistorians.com.

GIVE IT A LISTEN

Looking to get a better sense of just what the podcast is like? Check out some of our past episodes on our archive!