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    Thanks to Mental Floss for some of these summaries!

    We the People: The National Constitution Center has two links you could use. CEO Jeffrey Rosen sits down with scholars to look at the Constitution in action today on a number of topics from freedom of speech to the Supreme Court to gun control to what founders would think today. The links are here and here.

    In Our Time: The cornerstone for any podcast listener interested in history is this BBC4 podcast. Melvyn Bragg explores the history of ideas with deft ease and speaks to a number of academics about various issues and events from antiquity to today. It has several episodes that could help in Euro, APUSH, and Modern World.

    Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Let’s start with a show many consider to be the history podcast, one that boasts some of the highest production values—and longest runtimes. Carlin’s epic explorations of world history are fascinating and impeccably researched. He approaches episodes as if they’re high-quality audiobooks, so there’s often a long wait for new ones, but the tales are so dense they may warrant repeat listens.

    Stuff You Missed in History Class: In this popular show from HowStuffWorks.com, hosts Holly Frey and Tracy Wilson share their research and enthusiasm for all sorts of topics, from narcolepsy to carousels. The podcast is true to its name and a lively mixed bag of trivia you’ll want to share.

    BackStory: This radio program often uses current events as jumping-off points to delve into treasured stories from the past. Hosted by historians dubbed the “American History Guys,” I’m often impressed by their interviews and angles. (On a fun time-themed episode, for example, they explained the origins of basketball’s shot clock.)

    The History Chicks: From Josephine Baker to Frida Kahlo to Queen Victoria, each episode of this podcast delves deeper into notable women’s lives than your high school history books ever did. Short on time? The Chicks also release “minicasts” that are just as jam-packed with info.

    History Extra: The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine.

    99% Invisible: Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars.


    Revisionist: Join bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell as he looks at the inside story of different historical events.

    Presidential: The Washington Post looks at a cool story or two about each president. Short, engaging portraits that fly by and make the learning fun.



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