The Prince

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The Prince

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"The Economist’s masterly eight-part biography of Xi Jinping...also functions as a cultural and..."

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Unreformed: The Story of the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children

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Unreformed: The Story of the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children

Critic Review

"And if we’ve learned anything from all the podcasts coming out about Canada’s residential school..."

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Digital Folklore

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Digital Folklore

Critic Review

"This is non-fiction, but it’s all wrapped around great interviews/editing/production and a..."

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The Rest Is History

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The Rest Is History

User Review

"While I mostly enjoy these podcasts, the presenters too often fall into breathtakingly arrogant..."

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History Listen: Rock

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History Listen: Rock

Critic Review

"...found the first two episodes of this, on the roots of R&B and rockabilly, tricky to follow. I..."

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The Art of Longevity

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The Art of Longevity

Critic Review

"The presenter Keith Jopling, a music industry executive who pretentiously bills himself “the song..."

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Weird Studies

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Weird Studies

Critic Review

"Weird Studies started in 2018, but it has the spirit of an older era. Listening to Ford and Martel..."

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Talking History with Patrick Geoghegan

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Talking History with Patrick Geoghegan

Critic Review

"...this continues to be the best pure history programme on radio, in Ireland and maybe anywhere...."

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The Memory Palace

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The Memory Palace

Critic Review

"The Memory Palace celebrates the people and places that sit at the heart of historical events. Host..."

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Revolutions

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Revolutions

Critic Review

"Mike Duncan delivers these complicated historical episodes with all the enthusiasm of your neighbor..."

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Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra

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Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra

Critic Review

"I was late to listen to Rachel Maddow’s Ultra—I don’t think the name or cover art accurately..."

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Teamistry

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Teamistry

Critic Review

"(Season: Making an Impossible Airplane) Tavakoli-Far, who is known for her curiously compelling..."

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Conviction

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Conviction

Critic Review

"The short series naturally doesn’t have quite the same in-depth, original reporting as some of the..."

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Operation Morning Light

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Operation Morning Light

Critic Review

"In a story that is part Fargo, part Stranger Things...This is more than a tale of Soviet intrigue,..."

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Origin Story

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Origin Story

Critic Review

"(Series 2) Dunt and Lynskey get stuck into Rand’s work and life story for an hour, and it’s an..."

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The Last Archive

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The Last Archive

Critic Review

"The thoughtful, intelligent style of Lepore’s print journalism transfers easily into her scripting..."

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Empire

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Empire

User Review

"Informative and enjoyable, even if the interaction between Dalrymple and Anand is forced at times..."

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American Scandal

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American Scandal

Critic Review

"(Season: Iran-Contra) The intertwined plethora of human rights abuses, treasonous activities,..."

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The Aotearoa History Show

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The Aotearoa History Show

Critic Review

"(Season 2) My only critique of this new season would be that, in parts, it seems to have lost a bit..."

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British Scandal

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British Scandal

Critic Review

"(Series: Boris Johnson) The podcast is conversational, with Forde narrating Johnson’s story to..."

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Acid Dream: The Great LSD Plot

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Acid Dream: The Great LSD Plot

Critic Review

"a charming little gem from BBC Sounds, is low on gut-wrenching horror, overhyped plot twists and..."

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Gatecrashers

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Gatecrashers

Critic Review

"Hosted by Mark Oppenheimer, the podcast contends that fundamental aspects of the Ivy League..."

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Surviving El Chapo: The Twins Who Brought Down A Drug Lord

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Surviving El Chapo: The Twins Who Brought Down A Drug Lord

Critic Review

"After 14 years in prison, the twins speak out for the first time to tell this thrilling, high-wire..."

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Black and Gay Back in the Day

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Black and Gay Back in the Day

Critic Review

"Along with telling the stories behind certain images, the series’ objective is to pair black LGBTQ..."

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Fallout: Living in the Shadow of the Bomb

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Fallout: Living in the Shadow of the Bomb

Critic Review

"...tells a global story without losing sight of the human detail. This thoughtful, beautifully..."

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Napoleon

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Napoleon

Critic Review

"The series is more highly produced than Empire, with a wide range of expert interviews, dramatic..."

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True Justice

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True Justice

Critic Review

"For many who haven’t had first-hand experience of the justice system, True Justice will be an..."

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Battleground: Ukraine

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Battleground: Ukraine

Critic Review

"If you want to talk about grand strategy, counter-offensives, morale, command structures, drones,..."

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Everything Everywhere Daily

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Everything Everywhere Daily

Critic Review

"Gary’s presenting style helps with this, as he’s an engaging speaker, but unlike many people who..."

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Disastrous History: A Disasters of History Podcast

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Disastrous History: A Disasters of History Podcast

Critic Review

"(Season: Katrina episode) It’s a podcast I deeply enjoy because it’s an example of great podcasting..."

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Who Was Michael X?

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Who Was Michael X?

Critic Review

"This immersive podcast tells the intriguing story of the Trinidad and Tobago-born Michael de..."

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The Sunshine Place

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The Sunshine Place

Critic Review

"Like The Commune, a lot of The Sunshine Place’s narrative is driven by the voices of people who..."

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The Museum of Bad Vibes

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The Museum of Bad Vibes

Critic Review

"Adan’s aim is to discover what the pieces meant to those who made or previously owned them...She..."

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Another Russia

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Another Russia

Critic Review

"Of course, Russia’s descent into corruption and the rise of Putin are a tale that has already been..."

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Irish Mythology Podcast

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Irish Mythology Podcast

Critic Review

"I never feel off-put when Marcas and Stephanie are presenting their episodes. They are gentle, and..."

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The Irish History Podcast

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The Irish History Podcast

Critic Review

"To give a little bit of context as to where I’m at in the story, I’ve gotten to Brian Boru in the..."

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Mother Country Radicals

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Mother Country Radicals

Critic Review

"...naturally, the interviews Dohrn does with his parents for example are more empathetic than..."

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Legacy of Speed

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Legacy of Speed

Critic Review

"Gladwell has done an excellent job of blending sports with racial issues in the United States..."

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What's Her Name? What'sHerName

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What's Her Name? What'sHerName

Critic Review

"What’s Her Name is filled with interesting stories about powerful women. Their intelligence and..."

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Secretly Incredibly Fascinating

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Secretly Incredibly Fascinating

Critic Review

"This whimsical, learning-focused comedy podcast is so soothing in part because it invites listeners..."

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Slow Burn

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Slow Burn

Critic Review

"(Season: Roe V. Wade) A timely and necessary listen. …"

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The People Vs J Edgar Hoover

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The People Vs J Edgar Hoover

Critic Review

"This feels like the kind of assured, immaculately assembled historic overview that would only be..."

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Born to Rule: When Charles is King

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Born to Rule: When Charles is King

Critic Review

"Some of the production choices on this podcast feel slightly over the top. The content provides..."

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Notes From America (new name) United States of Anxiety (old name)

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Notes From America (new name) United States of Anxiety (old name)

Critic Review

"...one thing Kai is fantastic at is keeping his cool and finding intelligent ways push his guests..."

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Infamous America

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Infamous America

Critic Review

"(Season: Booth) Infamous America is a similar to an exciting thriller where you are eager to found..."

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Edith!

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Edith!

Critic Review

"...its high-profile casting matching the grandiosity of the script. Mixing high stakes with farce –..."

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Who, When, Wow!

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Who, When, Wow!

Critic Review

"This podcast features very entertaining, well-researched biographies of change makers in history...."

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Fiasco

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Fiasco

Critic Review

"(Season 5) It is baffling and enraging to look back on the Reagan administration’s blinkered..."

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You’re Wrong About

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You’re Wrong About

Critic Review

"Sarah Marshall’s compassion for misunderstood and maligned public figures stands out at a time when..."

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Crying on Main Street

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Crying on Main Street

Critic Review

"It’s a niche sub-genre I didn’t know existed, and a defunct podcast I didn’t know I needed. So I’m..."

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Love Thy Neighbor: Four Days in Crown Heights That Changed New York

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Love Thy Neighbor: Four Days in Crown Heights That Changed New York

Critic Review

"The five-part series is led and hosted by the journalist Collier Meyerson, who brings a personal..."

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The Secret History of Flight 149

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The Secret History of Flight 149

Critic Review

"That Davis has earned the trust of his sometimes breathtakingly forthcoming interviewees is clear,..."

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Flickers

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Flickers

Critic Review

"I always tell people to email me when they have an episode about Disney, Jesus, the Donner Party,..."

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Bad Women: The Ripper Retold (S1) & Blackout Ripper (S2)

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Bad Women: The Ripper Retold (S1) & Blackout Ripper (S2)

User Review

"This is supposed to be a story about the women who were murdered by Jack the Ripper. Even though I..."

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Gastropod

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Gastropod

Critic Review

"Knowledgeable cohosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley talk to experts and serve up a feast of..."

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Synodus Horrenda

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Synodus Horrenda

Critic Review

"Eventually we will all lose our battle, whether fought in hospital or in online forums, to keep our..."

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Ídolo: The Ballad of Chalino Sánchez

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Ídolo: The Ballad of Chalino Sánchez

Critic Review

"The podcast is a tribute to the many things Chalino paved the way for, from his music and style to..."

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You’re Dead to Me

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You’re Dead to Me

Critic Review

"You’re Dead to Me is an entertaining and digestible whizz through an interesting topic from the..."

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In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

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In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

Critic Review

"You will be fascinated to hear about the influence she had in LBJ’s political decisions. In Plain..."

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Into the Depths

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Into the Depths

Critic Review

"...everyone has the chance to gain some perspective and rescue some real history. Into The Depths..."

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The MLK Tapes

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The MLK Tapes

Critic Review

"You don’t have to get too far into conspiracy land before you’re mired in some quite boring stuff —..."

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12 Years that Shook the World

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12 Years that Shook the World

Critic Review

"This story, along with so many others in the podcast, was astonishing to listen to. 12 Years That..."

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When Diana Met

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When Diana Met

Critic Review

"The first few episodes she (Aminatou) is talking with various Black women from across the world..."

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Against The Odds

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Against The Odds

Critic Review

"Every season of Against the Odds, then, is a gift. The focus is on one tale of endurance and..."

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Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold

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Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold

Critic Review

"The beginning of this series is entertaining and light despite the density. Do you know how hard it..."

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Go For Broke

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Go For Broke

Critic Review

"There are enlightening facts and stories about the technology industry that will draw your..."

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The Experiment

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The Experiment

Critic Review

"It’s hard to pick which aspect of The Experiment makes it more enjoyable to listen to: the show’s..."

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Greeking Out from National Geographic Kids

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Greeking Out from National Geographic Kids

User Review

"Episode Ragnarok and Loki is a must for any Marvel fan to get a refresher on the actual Greek..."

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Great Moments in Weed History

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Great Moments in Weed History

Critic Review

"...this podcast goes deep into the humor, heart, and historical importance of the planet’s most..."

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Nice Try!

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Nice Try!

Critic Review

"(Season 2) In her husky, measured, and authoritative voice, Trufelman delivers a podcast that is..."

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Mailin’ It!

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Mailin’ It!

User Review

"I got this rec from Podcast Critic Nick Quah's last article that the US Postal Office has a..."

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Unfiltered History Tour

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Unfiltered History Tour

Critic Review

"...brings a fresh eye to favourite museum pieces...touching and exceptionally interesting. There is..."

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Dark History

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Dark History

Critic Review

"Sarian brings all that personality and humor that made her a vlogging hit to Dark History, which..."

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The Bowery Boys: New York City History

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The Bowery Boys: New York City History

Critic Review

"With the interesting facts and their engaging talking style, they will hold your attention for all..."

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Stuff the British Stole

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Stuff the British Stole

User Review

"As a woman of colour, I was deeply, deeply moved by the episode on Sarah Baartman. If the White..."

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Nuremberg: The Trial of the Nazi War Criminals

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Nuremberg: The Trial of the Nazi War Criminals

Critic Review

"With dialogue this brainless, it makes you wonder how they’re ever going to outwit Nazi Germany’s..."

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Louder Than A Riot

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Louder Than A Riot

Critic Review

"...it’s hosts Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden’s ability to link these specific cases with the..."

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Adventures with Dead Jews

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Adventures with Dead Jews

Critic Review

"Horn interrogates our comfortable assumptions while making us laugh in the process."

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Spirits

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Spirits

Critic Review

"...the history-loving hosts of the boozy podcast “Spirits” have a cocktail shaker full of knowledge..."

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The Constant: A History of Getting Things Wrong

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The Constant: A History of Getting Things Wrong

Critic Review

"I secretly rage with jealousy at how good they are and how perhaps my one-day dream of being a..."

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1865

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1865

Critic Review

"1865, whose first fantastic season has actors taking on the lives of those at the center of..."

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In Our Time

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In Our Time

Critic Review

"In Our Time is gloriously minimal, with no heavy usage of whizz-bang sound effects that betrays a..."

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She Will Rock You

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She Will Rock You

Critic Review

"She Will Rock You has a great balance of heart, content, and growth throughout their seasons. They..."

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Summer of Gold

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Summer of Gold

Critic Review

"Across six episodes, "Summer of Gold" celebrates the 25th anniversary of the 1996 Olympics and the..."

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Son of a Hitman

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Son of a Hitman

Critic Review

"Son of a Hitman is one of the best true crime podcasts you can listen to. Its questions are..."

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Real Dictators

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Real Dictators

Critic Review

"In charting out his remarkable story, the Real Dictators podcast feeds your mind’s eye with rich..."

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We Interrupt This Broadcast

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We Interrupt This Broadcast

Critic Review

"Hearing some of these moments as they unfolded is chilling, particularly if you were around to hear..."

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Human Resources

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Human Resources

Critic Review

"What’s great about this podcast is its nuance. Lothian-McLean, a clever and engaging presenter,..."

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Conflict of Interest

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Conflict of Interest

Critic Review

"The opening episode, about the Yugoslav wars, had the clever, interested Deborah Frances-White..."

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Blindspot: Tulsa Burning

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Blindspot: Tulsa Burning

Critic Review

"The details of what took place in Tulsa are horrifying, but equally unsettling is how KalaLea draws..."

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GunPlot

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GunPlot

Critic Review

"Another tense narrative podcast from Irish national broadcaster RTÉ...There is much detail for the..."

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Walk Among Heroes

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Walk Among Heroes

Critic Review

"It is an excellent choice of a podcast to commemorate Memorial Day and the 77th anniversary of..."

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Tulsa's Buried Truth

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Tulsa's Buried Truth

User Review

"Went for a couple of hours long hike and binged on the three episodes of this mini-series. While I..."

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Throughline

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Throughline

Critic Review

"Arablouei and Abdelfatah are contagiously curious in their conversations with knowledgeable guests..."

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Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music

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Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music

Critic Review

"...fiercely told, relentlessly researched podcast on the history of country music. It’s Coe’s..."

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Good Assassins: Hunting the Butcher

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Good Assassins: Hunting the Butcher

Critic Review

"The Good Assassins is similar to a good spy novel or movie. Good Assassins is masterfully done. The..."

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Black Diamonds

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Black Diamonds

Critic Review

"The importance of the Negro Leagues has been understated throughout the course of history, but..."

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The American Revolution Podcast

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The American Revolution Podcast

Critic Review

"The American Revolution Podcast provides a thorough analysis of the Battles of Lexington and..."

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Encyclopedia Womannica

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Encyclopedia Womannica

Critic Review

"It's a mini biography of a fascinating woman every day, at around seven minutes each. You could..."

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Floodlines

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Floodlines

User Review

"Powerful storytelling that kept me hooked episode after episode. This podcast retraces the..."

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