Podcasts: Faculty Favorites

In recent years, podcasts have become a very popular news, culture, and history medium and a large part of the classroom. Here is a list of some of our favorite podcasts, compiled by the faculty of American Culture and Literature.

C19 Podcast
Produced by the Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, and featuring a variety of scholars on a variety of C19 texts and topics

Democracy Now!
A podcast that shines a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lifts up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times

Inward Empire
A podcast about ideas and ideologies in American history

Know Your Enemy
A Leftist’s Guide to the Conservative Movement

Pod Save the World
A weekly podcast the breaks down international news and foreign policy developments, “but doesn’t feel like homework”

The Modern West
A podcast that seeks out the people who still believe that the West is the home of hope

The Slowdown
A short daily (Monday-Friday) poetry podcast hosted by Ada Limón and produced by The Poetry Foundation

This Land
A podcast that discusses various native issues such as land rights, sovereignty issues, and the Indian Child Welfare Act

Working Class History
A podcast dedicated to recording and popularizing grassroots, people’s history, as opposed to the top-down accounts of most history books



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