OwlTail

Cover image of The History Listen

The History Listen

New and compelling stories from Australia and around the world, told by some of our most popular and trusted historians. Step inside a time machine for an immersive journey through history, where stories of people, places and events bring the past vividly into our present world.

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Popular episodes

All episodes

The best episodes ranked using user listens.

Warning: This podcast data isn't working.

This means that the episode rankings aren't working properly. Please revisit us at a later time to get the best episodes of this podcast!

Podcast cover

An Object in Time - The Whip

The whip played a central role in the development of Australia. What can it tell us about our society today?

28mins

22 Jun 2021

Rank #1

Podcast cover

An Object in Time - The Ginger Beer

The refreshing beverage that revolutionised the law.

28mins

15 Jun 2021

Rank #2

Similar Podcasts

Podcast cover

An Object in Time - The Envelope

An envelope is a humdrum communications device – except when it’s full of misinformation, tucked into the pocket of a dead man, and dropped by a submarine off the coast of wartime Spain.

28mins

8 Jun 2021

Rank #3

Podcast cover

An Object in Time - The Cup of Tea

The story of how the humble cup of tea came to represent a ruthless British Empire.

28mins

1 Jun 2021

Rank #4

Most Popular Podcasts

Podcast cover

An Object in Time - The Ticker Tape

How did one long, skinny strip of paper plunge the world into the worst global economic downturn history had ever seen?

28mins

25 May 2021

Rank #5

Podcast cover

An Object in Time - The Train Carriage

The story of the train carriage which propelled the globe from WWI, straight into WWII.

28mins

18 May 2021

Rank #6

Podcast cover

An Object in Time - The Telephone

This special podcast extra episode tells the story of the world's most powerful, imaginary telephone.

17mins

13 May 2021

Rank #7

Podcast cover

An Object in Time - The Pistol

This pistol lies at the centre of one of history's most famous duels - Hamilton Vs. Burr.

28mins

11 May 2021

Rank #8

Podcast cover

An Object in Time - The Umbrella

Umbrellas aren't known for being dangerous, but this one is famous for being deadly.

28mins

4 May 2021

Rank #9

Podcast cover

The Kitchen Table — Spice

The clove and nutmeg trade not only lead to colonisation, but long before the Europeans arrived, it helped define the language, culture, religion and geographic spread of Indonesia.

33mins

27 Apr 2021

Rank #10