Top Rated History Podcasts of 2021
Throughline
Score: 5
"Arablouei and Abdelfatah are contagiously curious in their conversations with knowledgeable guests..."
Jonathan Burdick on Erie Reader
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Throughline
Score: 4.9
"Throughline combines creative storytelling with innovative production."
Alli Romano on Media Village
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Throughline
Score: 5
"...they have so far approached the task with an infectious enthusiasm that has us deeply excited..."
Sophia Steinert-Evoy on PodcastReview.org
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Throughline
Score: 5
"As you would expect from a show helmed by two seasoned producers, the sound design is artful and..."
Fiona Sturges on Financial Times
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Edith!
Score: 5
"Quirky, stylish, and probably historically inaccurate, Edith! stands out as one of the best..."
PR Staff on PodcastReview.org
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Edith!
Score: 4.8
"I often struggle with audio drama — too much exposition and creaking sound effects — though Edith!..."
Fiona Sturges on Financial Times
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In Our Time
Score: 5
"In Our Time is gloriously minimal, with no heavy usage of whizz-bang sound effects that betrays a..."
Nicholas Quah on Vulture
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Walk Among Heroes
Score: 5
"It is an excellent choice of a podcast to commemorate Memorial Day and the 77th anniversary of..."
Michael Walsh on Yonkers Public Library
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The Constant: A History of Getting Things Wrong
Score: 5
"I secretly rage with jealousy at how good they are and how perhaps my one-day dream of being a..."
Sebastian Arciszewski on Find That Pod
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The Constant: A History of Getting Things Wrong
Score: 4.8
"A story about a submarine at the bottom of the Chicago River teaches us about media, the study of..."
Calen Cross on Bello Collective
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Human Resources
Score: 5
"What’s great about this podcast is its nuance. Lothian-McLean, a clever and engaging presenter,..."
Miranda Sawyer on The Guardian
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Human Resources
Score: 4.5
"Now three episodes in, each one has blown my mind."
Francesca Turauskis on Pod Bible
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Human Resources
Score: 5
"Complementary, not competing, ideas are explored in Moya Lothian-McLean’s podcast Human Resources...."
Patricia Nicol on The Sunday Times
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Human Resources
Score: 4.8
"There’s a real showmanship to the show which is much-needed, as its bones are essentially made up..."
Nicholas Quah on Vulture
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GunPlot
Score: 4.8
"Another tense narrative podcast from Irish national broadcaster RTÉ...There is much detail for the..."
Hannah J Davies on The Guardian
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GunPlot
Score: 4.7
"...has been rivetingly revisiting the arms trial of 1970...Though it’s slightly jarring for..."
Mick Heaney on Irish Times
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GunPlot
Score: 5
"GunPlot...is compelling and sounds great. As long as there's no test at the end of it, we're going..."
Eoghan O'Sullivan on Irish Examiner
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GunPlot
Score: 4.5
"Arms crisis podcast has a plot to keep us gripped. Gunplot (Radio 1, podcast) is pretty intriguing."
Darragh McManus on Independent.ie
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Tulsa's Buried Truth
Score: 5
"Went for a couple of hours long hike and binged on the three episodes of this mini-series. While I..."
Imran A. on
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The Experiment
Score: 5
"Just another lesson in post-civil war tactics from the south. It was surprising to hear how much of..."
Imran A. on
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Real Dictators
Score: 5
"In charting out his remarkable story, the Real Dictators podcast feeds your mind’s eye with rich..."
Mala Bhargava on The Hindu Business
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Real Dictators
Score: 5
"My personal takeaway from this podcast is the truly breathtaking scale, and cruelty of some of the..."
Kev - Tea In The Sahara on Tea In The Sahara
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Real Dictators
Score: 5
"What’s so good about it? It goes into its subjects in real depth, helped out by the expertise of..."
Barry Didcock on Herald Scotland
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