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Naturally, there is much more To History than Just Books. These are some of my personal FAVORITE TYPES OF historical media i would Recommend .


Youtube Channels

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There is a plethora of high quality interesting podcasts about historical topics available. Some of my favourite include 'History Daily', 'Short History of', 'Real Dictators' and the University of Oxford's History Faculty podcast. 'History Daily' is a short, daily history podcast with a typical length of 15-20 minutes about a topic linked to the day of release (for example, the 6th of June episode is about D-Day). The topics are drawn mainly from modern history and include a broad range of historical fields (military, international, economic history) as well as the occasional episode dedicated to milestones of cultural or sporting significance. The podcast almost always incorporates personal accounts into the narrative, provides basic information leading up to the events described as well as the basic facts about the topic. As one would expect from a short daily podcast, 'History Daily' is excellent for getting a taste of various interesting topics, stimulating further research. Naturally, such a short form podcast does not have the capacity to analyse topics in depth. This is where 'Short History of' comes in with longer episodes of around an hour on an equally varied array of topics as 'History Daily'. Short History of also incorporates personal testimonies as well as a timeline of events. The analysis is much more satisfying and includes the opinions of historians and experts. 'Short History of' also deals with a variety of topics and is a good springboard for further investigation. 'Real Dictators' is a more specialised history podcast focusing on the biographies of famous dictators, including, but not limited to; Stalin, Hitler, Chairman Mao, Hideki Tojo, Papa Doc, Manuel Norieg, Idi Amin and Robert Mugabe. The podcast devotes up to five episodes to each dictator (Hitler has many more for obvious reasons). These episodes allow for an analytical approach of the countries the dictators ruled and often tangle with interesting narratives of the collapse of democracy, popularism, revolution or decolonisation. The podcast includes narrated personal experiences as well as experts and historians. The History Faculty at Oxford releases new episodes occasionally and these are often academic lectures of the highest standard. The episode on the unrest in Europe in 1968 is very interesting and is highly recommended. 

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