Historical Podcast reviews


Reeya Vasishta

The Thread

From OZY Media, this podcast explores interlocking lives and events from history. Discover how singer John Lennon’s murder is connected to the author of Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger, or how Martin Luther King Jr. was influenced by Russian novelist Leo Tolsky. These and many other stories are followed throughout the 2 seasons of this podcast. These strands are woven together to create a big idea, or thread, throughout time.

The Alarmist

Writer and performer Rebecca Delgado-Smith is not your usual history teacher in this cynical and informative yet hysterical podcast. From the sinking of the Titanic, Marilyn Monro’s death, or even the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, this podcast delves into the reasons these events happened, what went wrong, and how they could have been avoided. History buffs who enjoy a little humor while learning about the worst failures of the past would do well to tune in.

In the Dark

This true-crime podcast is not one for the faint of heart. We see journalist Madeleine Baran look into Jacob Wetterling’s kidnapping (first season) and Curtis Flowers’ six trials for the same crime  (second season), detailing the strange nature of both cases. This podcast dives deep into the court system and the history of the events surrounding these odd, yet very interesting cases. With whole seasons dedicated to reporting on these events, this podcast allows you to feel as though you are a part of the action.