299 episodes

History as told by the people who were there.

Witness History BBC

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6, 393 Ratings

History as told by the people who were there.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
393 Ratings

393 Ratings

Sidewalkvocals ,

Perfect Short-Format Show for History Lovers

I love listening to podcasts about history, but I’ve often found them to be too long to listen to while commuting, before bed, or on a walk (all the times when I typically find myself wanting to listen to a podcast). BBC’s Witness is informative, thoroughly researched, well-edited, easily digestible, and respectful to the those whose stories are being told, whether they’re the ones being interviewed or not (particularly in the cases of older stories), and I don’t think it’s ever more than 10 or so minutes, usually less. I love that there’s a range of topics — some serious, others silly, always interesting — so no matter your mood, you can find an episode that matches it.

ALJimenez18 ,

Short and Sweet

Great podcast if I want something short and informative to listen to. All kinds of amazing stories from the war in Iraq, to the creation of crop circles, to the time Belgium banned Coca-Cola. Great work BBC!

Unica Sola ,

Fascinating little sound bites

I love these. Not enough first-person historical docs. I enjoy the presence of context— and absence of editorial/ideological bent. Refreshing.

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