Unsung History is such a great podcast!! It covers a diverse range of historical topics (labor, gender, pirates, history of the oppressed, just to name a few) in a nice, concise format. I’m a history teacher, so I love history podcasts as a convenient way for me to bring diverse Topics/stories into the classroom, and unsung history has provided that for me so many times! I have learned so much in a wide variety of topics, and I have thoroughly enjoyed every episode! This is a can’t miss if you’re into history!!
Where to even begin? I listen to a LOT of history podcasts and Unsung History is my absolute favorite. Not only do I learn new things (as a former history major who continues to consume a lot of history podcasts and writing, I was a little skeptical about how much of this would be new to me, but the answer is a LOT), but Kelly really engages with her guests about the process of how history gets written, which I find completely fascinating -- even more than the actual topics of each episode I love learning about Kelly's guests' process and the types of sources they use, especially when they've had to think pretty far outside the typical box from the archives. This podcast is a valuable addition to anyone's listening time.
I absolutely love this podcast. Always astounding, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes inspiring. Each episode turns your understanding of the past and present on its head to some degree. The scholarly guests are always fascinating to listen to and Kelly is a talented, thoughtful interviewer.
To host an author or expert who doesn’t make me feel I’ve learned more about our country’s history and the achievements or plights of others in the process. we have to, as a country, invite knowledge even when it is not always positive or conflicts with our preferred view of our country. We can still love our country while knowing its (our) faults. The episode on Filipino nurses taught me more than I’d ever learned in American history about the people of the Philippines in relation to their migration to the USA.
Love the subjects and how the host hones in on the most salient points about each "unsung history." I also appreciate the thorough, well-paced introductions to each episode.
Terrific interview Dr Block was so knowledgeable and fun to listen to So informative Thanks so much
This podcast is a fascinating and satisfying deep dive into the parts of history that aren’t covered in the classroom. Each episode is comprehensive yet easy to follow, and the host’s and guests’ enthusiasm for the topic is infectious.
It was Great and very happy to hear this podcast. Thank you for having such a nice format on American History being told. Leslie Barry was great.
Kelly does an excellent job of not only finding great guests with interesting topics she asks great questions and does a great job of introducing the topics. More people should listen to Unsung History!
I just listened to "Women-Led Slave Revolts" which has to be one of my favorite interviews so far. Kelly finds great topics/authors, and knows how to draw them out with thoughtful, to the point questions. This is a podcast where you get to actually listen to the guests and not to the podcast host going on and on! Full disclosure- Kelly recently interviewed me as well for my novel We Demand: The Suffrage Road Trip. I've never written a review for a podcast before, but I was so impressed with Kelly and her work I was moved to do so.
I adore this podcast, because I adore history, and I adore (& admire) Kelly's thoughtful and gentle (while thorough and inquisitive) interviewing methods. I was a huge fan of her previous pod, "Two Broads Talking Politics," and I will now faithfully listen to every episode of this marvelous pod. I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to learn more about the little-known aspects of American history. I can't wait to expand my universe in this way. Thank you, Kelly!