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Did you ever fall asleep in history class? You’re not alone. History can be boring when focusing on only dates and statistics. Historium seeks to find the narrative of history in some of the most unlikely places. Seamlessly blending history and storytelling, Jake Barton draws you into historical tales you’ve probably never heard before.

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    • History
    • 4.9 • 354 Ratings

Did you ever fall asleep in history class? You’re not alone. History can be boring when focusing on only dates and statistics. Historium seeks to find the narrative of history in some of the most unlikely places. Seamlessly blending history and storytelling, Jake Barton draws you into historical tales you’ve probably never heard before.

    #66 Microstorium

    #66 Microstorium

    As the final episode of this wild year of 2020, here's fifteen quick mini-stories from throughout history!

    Facebook: @HistoriumPodcast
    Twitter: @HistoriumPod
    Instagram: @historiumpodcast

    For more episodes: patreon.com/historium

    If you like the stories I tell here, share your favorite episode with a friend!

    • 16 min
    [BONUS] Book Review of ‘1491’ by Charles C. Mann

    [BONUS] Book Review of ‘1491’ by Charles C. Mann

    Here’s a bonus episode that’s a bit different than the usual scripted shows––a book review/analysis of ‘1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus’ by Charles C. Mann.

    Lots of myth busting of misconceptions about indigenous people coupled with new research that shines a light of what the New World and its inhabitants were actually like. I figured it fits the theme of Thanksgiving so I’d release it into the main feed.

    For more bonus episodes like this, check out patreon.com/historium.

    Facebook: @HistoriumPodcast
    Twitter: @HistoriumPod
    Instagram: @historiumpodcast

    If you like the stories I tell here, tell a friend!

    • 36 min
    #65 Firebombing of Tokyo

    #65 Firebombing of Tokyo

    How do we Americans remember the deadliest night in human history?
    The answer is simple.
    We don't.

    Music:
    -Take Shelter by David Wingo
    -Apreludes (In C sharp minor) by Stars of the Lid
    -The Last Man by Clint Mansell
    -An Adventure of My Life by Brocker Way
    -Another Ballad for Heavy Lids by Stars of the Lid
    -Juve & Fandor by Amiina
    -Remnants by Trent Reznor
    -Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima by Krzysztof Penderecki
    -The Whole universe Wants to be Touched by Nils Frahm
    -The Mistral Noir by Daniel Herskedal
    -Particles of the Universe (Heartbeats) by Dan Romer
    -A Softer World by Luke Howard

    • 32 min
    #64 Marathon of Madness

    #64 Marathon of Madness

    The 1904 Olympics in St. Louis, Missouri had its fair share of problems. But none of them compared to the clusterf*ck of a marathon at the end. This is the story of the strangest race ever run.

    Music:
    -Tilting at Windmills by Brocker Way
    -Jaybird by Charlie Parr
    -Determined by Stephen Porter
    -The Dog by Group Listening
    -Tezeta Nostalgia Mulatu Astatke

    Facebook: @HistoriumPodcast
    Twitter: @HistoriumPod
    Instagram: @historiumpodcast

    For more episodes: patreon.com/historium

    If you like the stories I tell here, tell a friend!

    • 14 min
    #63 The Dividing Line

    #63 The Dividing Line

    In 1919, rage from injustices erupted into violent race riots which spread throughout Chicago. All the while, Spanish Flu spread like wildfire in this unfortunately relevant story about the Chicago Race Riots.

    Music by Daniel Herskedal, Brocker Way, Loscil, Hildur Gudnadottir, and Michael Nyman.

    Facebook: @HistoriumPodcast
    Twitter: @HistoriumPod
    Instagram: @historiumpodcast

    For more episodes: patreon.com/historium

    If you like the stories I tell here, share your favorite episode with a friend!

    • 30 min
    #62 Side By Side

    #62 Side By Side

    Chang and Eng, twins connected by a band of flesh on their sternums, experienced more of the nineteenth century than perhaps anyone else: The East India Company, indentured servitude, freak shows, the American frontier, soot-stained Victorian England, the second great awakening, P.T. Barnum’s entertainment empire, slavery, the civil war, reconstruction, the unification of Germany, the gold rush.

    This is the story of the original Siamese Twins!

    Music by Brocker Way, Youth Lagoon, John Fahey, Federico Albanese, and Mulatu Astatke.

    Facebook: @HistoriumPodcast
    Twitter: @HistoriumPod
    Instagram: @historiumpodcast

    For more episodes: patreon.com/historium

    If you like the stories I tell here, share your favorite episode with a friend!

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
354 Ratings

354 Ratings

Hyousssssef ,

Best history podcast

This is my favorite history podcast. The script and narrating is amazing. Unlike other history podcasts that focus on numbers and dates, Jake puts you in the middle of the story and gets you invested in the characters. He provides multiple perspective that you even feel bad for the bad guys. Wish history was taught this way in schools. I have gone back and listened to every single episodes!

Zeegha ,

Refreshingly Interesting Historical Podcast

This podcast is awesome. The episodes are not lectures or someone’s doctoral thesis. Perfect in length and fascinating topics. My only criticism is to be careful when describing early European explorers visiting North America as “discovering” something brand new. It’s hard to “discover” a place that’s already inhabited. Otherwise keep up the good work and the good story-telling. Thank-you!

Gated cinched ,

Big mistake

In episode 16 he says Rutherford B. Hayes when he means Ernest Rutherford. Needs a competent Jeopardy player to fact check him.

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