What are Some Great Oral History Podcasts to Listen to?

Welcome back. In my previous blog, we looked at some great oral history reads. Well, if you aren’t so much of a reader and are interested to learn more about oral history and would love more to listen to orally narrated and analyzed historical data that was collected, documented preserved by oral historians then this blog post is great for you. Oral history podcasts can offer you a unique perspective on history, culture, and society, as well as a personal connection with the people who share their memories and experiences.

Here are some of the best podcasts on oral history that you can listen to in 2023:

Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive:  

making gay history

Hosted by Eric Marcus, this podcast was originally released on October 5, 2016 and has a total number of eight seasons. It’s still running till present. This podcast features intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history from the LGBTQ community. The podcast draws from rare archival interviews that span decades, covering topics such as the Stonewall riots, the AIDS crisis, the marriage equality movement, and more.

The Game Before the Money | NFL, AFL, and NCAA Football Legends

The Game Before the Money

This podcast was officially launched in September 2018. With several football books and a documentary under his belt, Jackson Michael currently hosts this podcast. The podcast celebrates pro and college football history by interviewing legends of the National Football League, American Football League, and NCAA football. You can hear stories from players, coaches, and broadcasters who share their insights and anecdotes about the game they love. If you love the players and the game and want to learn more about their legendary lives and their rise to legendary status, this is definitely a podcast for you.

Disney Dust: Disney Documentaries

Disney Dust Disney Documentaries

You can listen to this podcast hosted by Jake Cannon in podcast apps like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and others. This podcast explores the history and legacy of Disney through oral history documentaries. You can learn about the behind-the-scenes stories of Disney television and movies, as well as the impact of Disney on culture and society.

The Office Deep Dive with Brian Baumgartner:

The Office Deep Dive

If you are a fan of The Office, you will enjoy this podcast hosted by Brian Baumgartner, who played Kevin Malone on the show. The podcast features in-depth conversations with the cast and crew of The Office, who reveal secrets, stories, and insights about the making of one of the most popular sitcoms of all time.

Mississippi Moments Podcast

Mississippi Moments

Hosted by Mississippi broadcast veteran Bill Ellison, each episode features stories gleaned from hours of research, edited for time and clarity.   This podcast is a partnership between the University of Southern Mississippi Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage, the Mississippi Humanities Council, and Mississippi Public Broadcasting. It showcases the diverse voices and experiences of Mississippians from various walks of life, who share their stories about history, culture, politics, art, music, and more.  With over 600 episodes available and new ones added each month, you are certain to find some amazing, moving stories about the diverse and colorful people who call Mississippi home.

These are just some of the best podcasts on oral history that you can listen to in 2023. Whether you want to learn more about a specific topic or event, or just enjoy hearing people’s stories from different times and places, oral history podcasts can offer you a rich and engaging listening experience.

That’s it for this blog, I do hope it was helpful for all you oral historians interested in listening to podcasts dedicated to oral history. Kindly feel free to reach out to us with any questions, comments or transcription needs that you may have and remember always be kind try to stay positive and learn to unwind

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