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.