Are you wanting to learn more about black history? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best black history podcasts of 2021.
We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.
We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, Twitter us Pretty Progressive (Twitter) and we will check it out!
Best Black History Podcasts 2021
With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.
Black History Year
- Publisher: PushBlack
- Total Episodes: 33
Learning your history makes you – and your people – stronger. As Black people, we know we’re left out of the history books. That the media images are skewed. That we need access to experts, information and ideas so we can advance our people. Black History Year connects you to the history, thinkers, and activists that are left out of the mainstream conversations. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we’re always working toward one goal: uniting for the best interest of Black people worldwide. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation’s largest non-profit Black media company – hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com.
Dreams of Black Wall Street
- Publisher: Nia Clark
- Total Episodes: 35
A look back in history at a time of great promise and great disappointment for Black Americans who dreamed of and struggled for the promise of community and full citizenship.
Witness History: Witness Black History
- Publisher: BBC World Service
- Total Episodes: 88
Interviews with people who were there at key moments in black and civil rights history
Cognac & Conspiracies
- Publisher: T W
- Total Episodes: 58
Every Wednesday, Taylor and Jade bring you black history and conspiracy theories.
Grey History: The French Revolution
- Publisher: William Clark
- Total Episodes: 32
History isn’t black and white, yet too often it’s presented as such. Grey History is a podcast dedicated to retelling great historical events, but in a way that highlights contradiction, dissent and contrasting conclusions. Why? Because it’s in the grey that history has its beauty, its intrigue, and most importantly its lessons. Current Season: The French Revolution – Tyrants and Terrorists
- Publisher: Retronauts
- Total Episodes: 690
The original classic gaming podcasts continues its endless quest to explore the history of video games, one game at a time. Join hosts Jeremy Parish and Bob Mackey each week as they team up with a host of expert guests to chronicle the creations that have paved the way for today’s hits. From forgotten black-and-white arcade machines to modern-day remakes, Retronauts spans more than four decades of vintage gaming greatness!
Black History Buff Podcast
- Publisher: King Kurus
- Total Episodes: 33
The Black History Buff podcast is a fun and thrilling journey through time. Covering the full historical tapestry of the African Diaspora, you’ll hear tales covering everything from African Samurai to pistol-wielding poets. More than just a podcast, the show is a bridge that links communities throughout the African diaspora and enlightens and empowers its friends. If you’d like to become a friend of the show follow the links on this page https://pod.fan/black-history-buff-podcast You can find me at https://www.blackhistorybuff.com/pages/social-2 & www.blackhisto Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blackhistorybuff/support (https://anchor.fm/blackhistorybuff/support)
Black Fashion History
- Publisher: Black Fashion History
- Total Episodes: 38
A fashion history podcast celebrating the past and present contributions of black people around the world to the luxury fashion industry. It’s black history, but make it fashion! Hosted by Taniqua Russ.
This is not a Drake podcast
- Publisher: CBC Podcasts
- Total Episodes: 7
Breaking down seminal moments in Drake’s career to explore the broader history and evolution of hip-hop, R&B, gender dynamics, and Black culture. Hosted by Ty Harper.
ABorderPrince Warhammer Lore and History
- Publisher: aborderprince
- Total Episodes: 358
Warhammer 40k and Fantasy lore and history, Black library reviews and general grim dark awesomness. The Emperor Protects
- Publisher: Parcast Network
- Total Episodes: 51
Bad guys. Black hats. Evildoers. They are the bane of every hero’s existence…and the subject of Parcast’s dastardly new original series, Villains. Every Friday, Villains will dissect the greatest foils from history and fiction—uncovering origins, analyzing impacts, and exploring the complexity of character and motive. Villains is a Parcast Network original production.
The Saucer Life
- Publisher: Cheeso Media LLC
- Total Episodes: 161
The Saucer Life is a podcast exploring the history and lore of flying saucer and UFO culture, running the gamut from Contactees to the Men In Black and from Underground Bases to Abductions.
Black History Moments
- Publisher: Shaakira White
- Total Episodes: 17
Black History is more than the common names we always hear. Each Friday, join Shaakira White, an HBCU grad and content creator, as she recounts the stories of those forgotten in Black History. If you want to learn more about Black history, are curious about all things Black, or just want to hear a great narrative, this is the podcast for you. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blackhistorymoments/support
- Publisher: Natasha McEachron
- Total Episodes: 226
Noire Histoir features Black history facts, literature, and motivational stories from across the Black diaspora. Join Natasha McEachron as she celebrates Black pride, excellence, and power all 366 days of the year.
Everyday Black History: Afro Appreciation
- Publisher: Everyday Black History: Afro A
- Total Episodes: 210
Welcome to Everyday Black History! Where we highlight the contributions of Black Men and Women both Past and present. Here we celebrate Afro Appreciation, where Black American, Africans and Latinos of African descent are honored. We also highlight Institutions that have help the advancement of people in the African Diaspora, such as historically Black University and many others. Enjoy Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/EverydayBlackHistory/support
The Cxffeeblack Podcast
- Publisher: Bartholomew Jones
- Total Episodes: 13
This podcast dives in the black history behind black coffee. From bougie pour over techniques to Pan African hip hop liberation strategies, we’re aiming to make cxffee black again. Come brew up with us. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cxffeeblack/support
- Publisher: The North Star
- Total Episodes: 17
On the upcoming season of Sick Empire you’ll hear Branden Janese ask critical questions surrounding Black trauma and centering conversations around healing. What does the path to freedom in healthcare look like for all Black Americans? Season One of Sick Empire exposed the social ills highlighted by the coronavirus. Now, Season Two will focus on the healing steps. Our new season will highlight the ways to heal Black trauma, as well as the history behind Black folx and their forms of healing. We will feature the voices of holistic healers, root workers, doulas, Black financial health experts, nutritionists, prison abolitionists, historians and folx who specialize in treating Black American mental health.
The Black Vault Radio – Hosted by John Greenewald, Jr.
- Publisher: John Greenewald, Jr.
- Total Episodes: 73
The Black Vault Radio with John Greenewald, Jr. dives deep into the world of secret U.S. Government and Military History spanning more than a half century. Using an archive of more than 2,100,000 declassified government documents as a starting point, Greenewald speaks to some of the most brilliant minds on the planet trying to get to the truth.
Kamala: Next in Line
- Publisher: Wondery | MSNBC
- Total Episodes: 12
Kamala Harris will become Vice President following one of the most tumultuous elections in U.S. history. Hosted by MSNBC’s Joy Reid, “Kamala: Next In Line” tells the cross-cultural journey that led Harris from her humble roots to become the first Black woman to represent California in the Senate and now the first Black woman elected Vice-President.From Oakland to Howard University, from California to Washington D.C., experience her story as it has never been told before. From Wondery, the team behind “The Shrink Next Door,” and MSNBC, the team behind “Bag Man,” “Next In Line” is an intimate and immersive six-part series diving into what drives Kamala, what her critics say about her, and how she has arrived at this historic moment.
A Voice From Darkness
- Publisher: Jac Rhys
- Total Episodes: 22
Radio broadcaster and parapsychologist Dr. Malcolm Ryder helps callers with their supernatural problems. He also delves into the dark and strange history of America. Callers are haunted by mysterious black doors, see ancient beings in their paisley wallpaper, have terrifying creatures appear in their cars on dark and lonely roads. In the history segment of our show, Ryder tells of the pyramid made of flesh in Palta, Arizona that appeared one morning, of how the Mississippi River is a sleeping leviathan, and of the last known sighting of the dark dealmaker, The Traveling Salesman. Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder Written & Produced by Jac Rhys