Lately I’ve been on a Podshow listening kick, and I wanted to share some of my favorites. They run a gamut between writing, Irish, Icelandic, and History.
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These are in alphabetical order, since I can’t choose favorites!
Answer Me This – Q&A of the trivia sort
The Allusionist – A lovely podcast about the love of the oddities of language
Astonishing Legends – lots of human legends
Bitesize Irish Gaelic – Interested in the Irish language? Bitesize is a fantastic resource, and their podcast gives glimmers behind learning the language and the culture
Blúiríní Béaloidis Folklore Podcast – Delve into the folklore of the Irish
British History Podcast – an in-depth British history
Cabinet of Curiosities – Odd things in history
Celtic Myth Podshow – dramatizations of the Celtic myths, including Irish, Welsh, and news from the pagan world. Gary and Ruth are a delightful pair!
Celtic Tomes – also by Gary and Ruth of Celtic Myth Podshow, Gary reads traditional texts about Celtic myths
Clear and Vivid with Alan Alda – Besides being my childhood crush, he gives great interviews on communication and science.
Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History – not for the faint of heart. Dan goes on historical rants and delves deep into the gritty parts of history
David Tennant Does a Podcast – do I need to explain more?
The Dollop – Humorous treatment of ridiculous history
The End of the World – An exploration of the potential for a second American Civil War
Endless Knot – how random things are connected
Fall of Civilizations – rather self-explanatory
Fjorn’s Hall – Exploring the sagas
History Chix – the women of history
In Our Time – BBC production about things or people in our history
Invention – all sorts of inventions through history
Invisibilia NPR – Storytelling with science
Irish Fireside – Traveling to Ireland, either in real life or vicariously? Corey and Liam are a wonderful resource, full of fantastic information.
Irish History Podcast – Specializing in the Famine years, Finn Dwyer gives intense glimpses into Ireland’s past.
It Could Happen Here – What if we had a second American civil war?
Literature and History – rather self-explanatory
Lore – legends and lore
Motherfocloir – Irish language grammar
Mythos – myths and legends
No Such Thing as a Fish – created by the folks that research the British game show QI, full of fun trivia.
Noble Blood – Stories of royalty
Northern Myths – Scandinavian, Finnish, etc. myths
Our Fake History – things you thought you knew
Radiolab – the standard.
Radiolab: More Perfect – a breakdown of major Supreme Court decisions
Rex Factor – Grading each of the British Monarchs on scales including battliness, scandal, and legacy.
Revisionist History – how it really happened
Ridiculous History – for the bizarre bits in history
Saga Thing – Grading each of the Icelandic sagas
Sawbones – the history of all we’ve done wrong in medicine throughout history. Hilarious!
Sidedoor – The Smithsonian’s Podcast
Standing with Stones – Standing stones archeaology
Story Archaeology – A fantastic and intriguing duo of women who analyze the Irish myths, their relation to culture and language, and their relation to other myths
Stuff to Blow Your Mind – General science stuff.
Stuff you Missed in History Class – some of the more obscure fun stuff in history
Stuff You Should Know – General but interesting. They ramble a bit more than most, but it’s fun. The SYSK network has a bevy of other interesting podcasts to delve into
The History of English Podcast – An incredibly detailed podcast about the origins of the English language, which definitely appeals to my inner etymologist! 3 years in and we’re not even into the 13th century yet!
The Once and Future Podcast – Interesting writing podcast with interviews with authors, actors, and other folks in the biz.
The Self Publishing Show – on publishing your own books
The Way I Heard it (Mike Rowe) – history tidbits
Useless Information – trivia!
Viking Age Podcast – While his halting delivery is distracting at first, this has a lot of great information.
Words for Granted – the origins of words.