7 history podcasts that are as entertaining as they are enlightening

Take a deep dive into everything from Old Hollywood scandals, to cheese riots and Tupac Shakur.

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Whether you’re a history buff or are just looking for fresh entertainment, the best history podcasts can satisfy your craving for something a little more stimulating, and — in many cases — a lot more dramatic.

These shows go into fascinating detail on topics you probably didn’t learn about in school — ranging from a not-so-glamorous look at Hollywood’s first century to almost-too-wild-to-be-true stories about ice cream’s origin. The class you wish you had in school is finally in session.


History Becomes Her

This podcast, produced by Mashable and hosted by Rachel Thompson, invites powerhouse, present-day women to spotlight inspiring women of the past. Wondering where to start? check out Thompson’s interview with Three Women author Lisa Taddeo on the need to change how we as a society talk about women’s sexual desire.