I have been promising this for a long time, but here are a run down of some of the podcast I regularly listen to, that may be relevant to WHS enthusiasts. They are about the topics covered by the list rather than about travelling to them, and due to my limited language skills are all in English.
Please! feel free to add your recommendations, I am always hungry for more podcast content.In Our Time
My go to podcast for in depth knowledge of a specific field. Three leading academics (usually UK based) gather and discuss a topic with the host Melvyn Bragg. It does have the potential to get rather detailed and dry, but mostly is enjoyable. You don't normally get this sort of coverage outside undergraduate degree seminars.
One of the crown jewels of BBC Radio 4 and the whole archive (900+ shows stretching back to 1998) is available on most podcasting platforms.
WHS specific examples:KT boundary
I listened enroute to Stevns KlintThe Song of Roland
(for your next trip to Bremen)Longitude
(Greenwich)The Inca99 Percent Invisible
Principally focused on design but in reality a much broader and all encompassing project. The presenter Roman Mars is (rightly IMHO) something of podcast superstar, and each week there is a new story focused on a specific bit of design (but in very broad terms), eg the works of a specific architect, Alphabetical order, The history of denim. Aside from the WHS content this is an excellent podcast to listen to week in week out, always enlightening.
WHS specific examplesAn audio guide to explore Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim galleryDepave paradise - Luis Barragan's work in the volcanic fields in Mexico city adjacent to the UNAM campusThe New Old Town - The rebuilding of Warsaw after WWIILa Sagrada FamiliaYou're Dead to Me
Els has already flagged this up on the resource page, but this is almost like a more light comedic version of In Our Time. The host Greg Jenner is a historian working in the children's TV programme Horrible Histories, and he has a knack of making history very accesible without trivialising it. Here he discusses a specific topic with an Academic and a Comedian. It manages to get over a lot of knowledge in a rather fun format. It has a companion programme Homeschool History
aimed at children 7+ (though loved by my 4 year old)
WHS specific examples:ÇatalhöyükAsante EmpireRadiolab
A science based podcast, but much like 99% invisible it is much more all encompassing than that. Again this is one of the podcasts/ radio shows that others are judged against. There aren't masses of specific WHS based programmes, but themes are covered.
My favourite WHS based episode:The Skull.
About the skull found at Taung, one of the South African Fossil Hominid Sites
, even comes with a template to 3D print the skullThe Rest is History
Discussion about various topics of history between two historian's, classicist Tom Holland and modern Dominic Sandbrook. It is very English and chummy, but stays on the right side of it for me. Covers a large array of topics and regularly involves guests that specialise in the specific topic, and occasional "World Cups of..." where they run a popularity contest on specific topics e.g. Monarchs of England and Ancient Gods.End of the First World War & Remembrance
- This one is recommended for anyone interested in understanding the proposed First World War memorials nomination from a British perspective NeanderthalsStonehengeA History of the World in 100 Objects
One of the bedrocks of my historical knowledge.
A joint project of BBC Radio 4 and the British Museum, consisting of a 100-part radio series written and presented by British Museum director Neil MacGregor. It focuses on specific objects in the British Museum, but as such tells broader stories related to World Heritage Sites.We have identified 20 episodes where there is detailed WHS related contentStuff the British Stole
Almost a counterpoint to A History of the World in 100 Objects, this podcast from ABC (Australian Broadcast Corporation) looks in a little more detail at how some of these objects from around the world have ended up in the UK. And additionally about things that may well have been on the WHS list if they hadn't been removed (Palace at Benin)Losing your marbles
- About the Parthenon/ Elgin MarblesBest.Named.Dog.Ever
- Not directly about the inscribed Summer Palace in Beijing but lots of additional context especially about the ruins of the old Summer Palace across the road.Dan Snow's History Hit
A new episode every day with a new topic coming up each and every time, It also has a network of sister podcast specialising on specific parts of History (Classics, Tudor Britain)