4 Fantastic Podcasts For Time-Crunched History Lovers

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Even if you don't love history, this is the list for you! Whether you have 15 minutes or 5 minutes, this awesome history podcast list has a little something for everyone. So sit back, relax, drink your coffee, and enjoy these daily doses of history.

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1. 15-MINUTE HISTORY
Produced by students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, this podcast offers insight into American and world history in a tidy span of time. If you hear about a topic you want to explore further, the website offers suggested readings, photos and more.
2. THE WRITER’S ALMANAC
If you can only spare five minutes, try Garrison Keillor’s daily public radio feature, in which he shares a classic poem and literary “day in history” events.
3. RADIO DIARIES
This show uses interviews and archival recordings to create vivid portraits of the past. Start with any episode, though I particularly enjoyed this piece about songwriter Rose Marie McCoy, a woman who penned hundreds of tunes for Elvis Presley, James Brown and others and never became a household name.
4. THE MEMORY PALACE
Producer Nate DiMeo puts his stamp on unique, oft-forgotten bits of American culture. This summer he plans to post a new episode each week, and I can’t wait—much like This American Life, I appreciate the tone as much as the tales.

Be sure to check out the rest of this awesome history podcast list on mental_floss.


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