Some of the most well researched, engaging and entertaining podcasts about World History. If you hear of any more, please do send them our way.

The history of India told through the lives of 50 phenomenal people.
By Sunil Khilnani

A podcast from Malcolm Gladwell. Revisionist History goes back and reinterprets something from the past: an event, a person, an idea. Something overlooked or misunderstood.

Extensively researched long-forgotten secrets and histories of Hollywood’s first century. Karina Longworth writes, narrates and edits each episode in her home.

What’s fact and what’s fiction in our history books? Host Sebastian Major uncovers the truths that exist in our tales and the tales that exist in our truths. .

Hosted by Holly and Tracy. Together, they bring you some of the most interesting and outrageous stories from history. Guaranteed to surprise you.


Some of the most engaging timelapse visualisations and laugh along videos about World History. If you see more, please do send them our way.

The most fun history of a country, in this case Japan, narrated in the voice of Bill Wurtz accompanied by all the crazy sound effects of TV. Bill’s History of the World is also worth a watch, you will not stop giggling.

This animation distils hundreds of years of culture into just five minutes tracking births and deaths of notable individuals like David, King of Israel, and Leonardo da Vinci, from 600 BC to the present day.

The entire history of the Indian Subcontinent from 29th century BCE to 2016. Due to their extreme difference in centuries the Indus Valley and Vedic periods cannot be shown every year, although every year is shown from 413 BCE.

This map visualizes the history of urban settlements over 6,000 years. The data comes from a Yale-led study published earlier this month in Scientific Data, which compiled the most comprehensive data-set on historical urban populations to date.


Drunk History is the liquored-up narration of World’s history. Host Derek Waters, along with a cast of famous actors present rich tales from the world, and booze helps bring out the coherent and incoherent truth. Start with the Mysterious disappearance of Agatha Christie.