300 episodes

History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today. Producer: Peter Curry

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    • 4.5, 382 Ratings

History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today. Producer: Peter Curry

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
382 Ratings

382 Ratings

Seanprose ,

A great history podcast

Dan covers so many topics and bring on some wonderful experts and historians to discuss. I always enjoy every episode and get some great recommendations for the next book I’ll read. Anyone who enjoys history has to check out this podcast!

Enzo685 ,

Fantastic, diverse content. Host enthusiasm charming.

History Hit is a blast! It’s thought provoking and informative. Dan is also skilled at making it relevant to current issues, which gets him into a little trouble with tetchy Americans, especially when he insults Trump. I can understand why they might get annoyed, but Dan’s comments are generally in good faith and often on target.

As far as Dan’s overzealousness, I think it actually makes the show more engaging and fun, and adds some charm and quirkiness. It also keeps the bleaker subjects from getting too depressing.

On another note, I found this definition of overzealous on vocabulary.com, and it does kinda describe Dan’s more “excitable” moments ;)

“Overzealous describes someone who gets too excited about something” [...] If you're overzealous about something, you've gone too far, and you're probably starting to scare people.”

NjOhio ,

Overt Bias Ruined The Podcast

I enjoyed the podcast for a couple months, but it seems as if Dan has a newfound love for politics and cheap shots. I don’t think I’ve listened to an episode recently that he hasn’t made some kind of remark. Politics fills every other facet of our lives. I came to this podcast to learn more about history, not get the opinions of the host on the current political climate; especially not one that just enjoys making jokes and doesn’t further discussion. I’ve unsubscribed to this channel, luckily this is just one of many history podcasts out there.

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