‘Slow Burn’ takes deep dives into modern American history, from Watergate to the LA riots via the Iraq War and the killings of Biggie and Tupac. Created by Slate, episodes are hosted by varying presenters, and are typically encapsulating from beginning to end. Often, these are moments in history you already know about, but have never learned about in this much detail before. These seriously in-depth explainers will keep you hooked for an entire road trip, guaranteed.
Despite its reputation, being a history buff isn’t all about reading books. And the sudden explosion of podcasts a few years ago opened up a whole new world, in which history became more accessible than ever (dare we say it, even cool). Now, there are a whole load of brilliant podcasts taking deep dives into every period of history you can think of – and they're literally the perfect entertainment for your next road trip.
That’s a lot of content, we know, so we’ve picked out the top 15 and ranked them, to give you an idea of the best podcasts to start with. This list is by no means exhaustive, of course, and it focuses on the history of English speaking countries, as well as some broader world history. There's everything from Black history to civil wars, but if what you’re looking for isn’t on here, we can guarantee you it’s probably out there. Ready to learn? Keep reading.
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