Welcome back to the Accessible Art History Blog! As many of you know, I recently added a podcast to my content offerings! It’s always been a dream of mine ever since I discovered them years ago. I love how easy it is to learn about a wide variety of topics, especially when I’m stuck in horrible Seattle traffic! For this post, I thought it would be a fun idea to talk about three of my favorite history podcasts. Of course, there are many more out there. The history community is broad and you can find a podcast talking about any niche topic you love!
Stuff You Missed in History Class was the first history podcast I ever discovered. I was in college and would listen to the hosts talk about all aspects of history while I would walk to and from class. Although my favorite eras are Tudor History and medieval Europe, I have been able to learn a lot about other periods and topics. Holly and Tracy conduct a vast amount of research for each episode and make sure to give voices to all people from history, regardless of their race or gender. By listening to this podcast, you’ll be able to expand your own knowledge and maybe even find something new to love!
As an amateur art history, I try and take any opportunity I can to learn about art. One of my favorite ways to do this is by listening to the Art Curious Podcast. Hosted by Jennifer Dasal, this podcast covered a wide variety of topics and periods. I love that she doesn’t just stick with traditional Western art. Dasal has covered artists you’ve never heard of and even true crime connections to art! This is a fun podcast to listen for if traditional art history has become a bit stale!
I love a good history mystery or conspiracy theory. It’s fun to imagine that the truth we’ve been taught may not be the whole picture. That’s why I love the Hashtag History podcast! The hosts, Rachel and Leah, are friends in real life and have a great banter. It makes me feel like hanging out with two friends and talking about history. The episodes are about fascinating topics and really help you to think about how you’ve learned about the subject in the past.
I hope you check out these three amazing podcasts. And if you’re thinking about starting your own, make sure to check out this guest post I wrote for Smart History Blogging!