61 episodes

An interview podcast about historic places for history lovers and travel enthusiasts.

Stephanie Craig is a history and travel blogger. She travels full-time and writes at historyfangirl.com.

The History Fangirl Podcast Stephanie Craig

    • History
    • 4.7 • 52 Ratings

An interview podcast about historic places for history lovers and travel enthusiasts.

Stephanie Craig is a history and travel blogger. She travels full-time and writes at historyfangirl.com.

    World History by the Numbers

    World History by the Numbers

    In this episode, I chat with Daniel Hoyer from Seshat about looking at history through a statistical lens. We discuss the Seshat Databank and his new book, Figuring Out the Past: The 3,495 Vital Statistics that Explain World History.
     
    Let's Stay in Touch!
    You can join the conversation in our Facebook Group, the History Fangirl Podcast Community, or come say hi on Instagram!
     
     
    My Travel Websites
    History Fangirl - Culture & History Travel Guides in the USA, Europe, and Beyond
    Sofia Adventures - Balkan Travel Blog
    Oklahoma Wonders - Travel in Oklahoma & Route 66
     
    The theme music for the podcast is "Places Unseen" by Lee Rosevere.
     

    • 34 min
    Veliko Tarnovo: Bulgaria's Medieval Capital

    Veliko Tarnovo: Bulgaria's Medieval Capital

    In this episode, I chat with Eric Halsey from the Bulgarian History  Podcast about the hidden gem of Veliko Tarnovo. This once-important Bulgarian city is one of the most picturesque in Europe, and yet not many outside of Bulgaria know much about it. You can find Eric's podcast here.
     
    Let's Stay in Touch!
    You can join the conversation in our Facebook Group, the History Fangirl Podcast Community, or come say hi on Instagram!
     
    More on Veliko Tarnovo:
    If you are planning to visit Veliko Tarnovo, here are our Veliko Tarnovo travel guides.
    Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo How to Get from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo Best Instagram Spots What to Do in Winter  
    My Travel Websites
    History Fangirl - Culture & History Travel Guides in the USA, Europe, and Beyond
    Sofia Adventures - Balkan Travel Blog
    Oklahoma Wonders - Travel in Oklahoma & Route 66
     
    The theme music for the podcast is "Places Unseen" by Lee Rosevere.
     

    • 38 min
    Stalking Chernobyl

    Stalking Chernobyl

    Yes, it's been two years, and for that I'm very sorry! But I'm back with new episodes next week. In the meantime, enjoy this interview on Chernobyl I did a few weeks ago with Darmon Richter, the author of the new book Chernobyl, a Stalker's Guide.
     
    The theme music for the podcast is "Places Unseen" by Lee Rosevere.

    • 40 min
    The Great Kazakh Famine

    The Great Kazakh Famine

    On today’s episode of the History Fangirl Podcast, we talk with renowned travel blogger Megan Starr, whom we spoke to a few months back about Kiev. But this week, we’re talking in person, in Kazakhstan, at the site of the memorial to the Great Kazakh Famine, a historical event which not many people know about in the West but looms large in the history of Kazakhstan. And, we both have recovered from the Kazakhstani flu that has been going around, so we’re ready to get rolling!

    • 31 min
    The World Nomad Games

    The World Nomad Games

    This week’s episode is something a little different. I am in Isyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, covering the World Nomad Games, a festival of sports that’s sort of like the Olympics for nomadic peoples. The sports, though, are way more interesting than, say, basketball. My first interview this episode is with the co-captain of the American Kok Boru team (I’ll explain later), and the sports include horse archery, tug of war, arm wrestling and more.

    • 42 min
    The Massacre at Srebrenica

    The Massacre at Srebrenica

    Last year, Alex Cruikshanks came on the show to talk about Belgrade, a really detailed and wide-ranging episode. And we had such a great time, he’s back again to talk about more recent history in Yugoslavia, specifically the brutal massacre at Srebrenica. Yugoslavia, as anyone who was alive in the 1990s knows, was falling apart in the early part of the decade. The Bosnian War was raging, and in 1995, some 8,000 Bosniaks, mostly men and boys, were killed.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Jen Pennoyer ,

Veileko Tarnovo: Bulgaria’s Midevil Capital

So very excited that Sephanie is back from hiatus! She does such an exceptional job really digging deep on such very interesting topics. She also has great guests such as Eric Halsey. They are all experts in their subject matter. I had not listened to his own pod cast in a while, which I learned about from a previous History Fan Girl” episode. I’ll have to revisit it now. If there is a negative to “History Fan Girl”, is that she’ll lead you down another rabit whole, and listening and studying anither pod cast on that specific subject with that guest. So make more pod cast time! 😂😂

Cornhusker55 ,

I like,like,like,like this show

I assume the host is in her late teens but still I think 50% of the show is the word “like”. What an embarrassment that she made it out of primary school with her lack of vocabulary.

TelzeyA ,

See beneath the surface of cool places to visit

Stephanie takes us way beyond the "touristy stuff" of some of the most fascinating places in the world, through her own experiences and knowledge of the places and their history, and through interviews with experts who love the places. The podcast is great for people who are planning their own travel and for people who can only travel vicariously.

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