100 episodes

In each episode of In The Past Lane, the history podcast, we take up topics in American history and explore them through feature pieces, interviews, book and film reviews, and more. Our guiding philosophy is that history is not just about the past - it's about our world, here and now. History explains why things are the way they are, everything from our economy, religious practices, and foreign policy, to political ideology, family structure, and rates of poverty. Our aim is to be both informative and educational, as well as entertaining and funny. We hope you'll join us for memorable journeys In The Past Lane.

In The Past Lane - The Podcast About History and Why It Matters Edward T. O'Donnell

    • Education
    • 4.7, 171 Ratings

In each episode of In The Past Lane, the history podcast, we take up topics in American history and explore them through feature pieces, interviews, book and film reviews, and more. Our guiding philosophy is that history is not just about the past - it's about our world, here and now. History explains why things are the way they are, everything from our economy, religious practices, and foreign policy, to political ideology, family structure, and rates of poverty. Our aim is to be both informative and educational, as well as entertaining and funny. We hope you'll join us for memorable journeys In The Past Lane.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 Ratings

Matt - US History Teacher ,

Simply the Best

A professor at Holy Cross College reads novels by various historical writers, provides a short introduction for context, and delivers an excellent interview with insightful questions that dig to the heart of each topic. Edward T. O’Donnell is my go-to podcast for United States History. I’ve enjoyed his work through long drives, long hours at a summer job, and as a means of lesson planning. I began listening as a student teacher of Social Studies, and now as I am in my first year of teaching, his work proves to be a useful classroom tool, both to educate my students and myself. I find that his approachable podcasts are useful for any age or learning level. In the Past Lane is, with no question, my favorite history podcast. I highly recommend.

ersmed ,

History and Why It Matters Today

It would be one of the best US History Podcasts out there if O'Donnell never related the past to the present. But, he always relates events in the US past that are help explain today. He does this in a well sourced and fun way. He often has great guests. He gets each show done in a very reasonable amount of time (less than 45 min's typically). Top top top US History Podcast.

Andys225 ,

What I’ve been looking for

An excellent podcast. Well produced. None of that annoying podcast chit chat. Straight to content. Pit stop is a good quick fix between regular episodes. Thanks!

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