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RTÉ Radio 1: The History Show
This is a podcast of the excellent History Show, which is broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 each Sunday. Each episode looks at a variety of different topics, with an emphasis on events that have recently been in the news. Recent topics covered include:
Why is there just one rugby team for the island of Ireland?
The first meeting of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (with interviews with co-founders and others involved)
Imperial War Museum: Voices of the First World War
This podcast has interviews with people who lived through the First World War. One episode has interviews with British and German soldiers who were involved in fighting on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
This American podcast has hundreds of episodes, covering a range of topics and eras. It covers African and Asian History, but mostly aspects of US History. Each podcast lasts about 30 minutes and is packed with information. Pupils may find listening to the show for 10 minutes at a time easier.
This is a podcast of the BBC World Service History Hour programme. Each episode contains a look at a few different historical topics and events. A recent episode covered the Russian Revolution, the beginnings of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and an interview with Lord Dubs, who escaped Czechoslovakia in 1939 on the Kindertransport.
In this BBC Radio 4 podcast, Melvyn Bragg and three experts examine a different topic from the world of science, arts and culture or history each week. The programme has been running for years, so there is a rich archive of History episodes. The tone of the podcast can be quite academic, so it may be a good idea to tell pupils to focus on just one part of an episode. Some notable episodes are: