Podcast series covering UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


Resource Description Year Review
The Rest is History - Goalhanger Films"Historians Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are interrogating the past, and attempting to de-tangle the present." Notable episodes include: End of the First World War & Remembrance (recommended for anyone interested in understanding the proposed First World War memorials nomination from a British perspective), Neanderthals, Stonehenge.2020-
Fall of Civilizations - Paul CooperA history podcast looking at the collapse of a different civilization each episode. Features many WHS, including Easter Island and Angkor. The one on the Aztecs is very comprehensive about Tenochtitlan (Mexico City).2019-
You're dead to me - BBC Radio 4"The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past." Has episodes on Stonehenge, Çatalhöyük and the Asante Empire.2019-
Culture Speaks - UNESCO"Featuring conversations with UNESCO staff, experts and cultural actors, Culture Speaks provides a fresh take on the trends, challenges and opportunities currently shaping the world of culture – from the impact of the digital revolution, to mass tourism, illicit trafficking and beyond." Includes an interview with Francesco Bandarin, Assistant Director-General for Culture of UNESCO on Wrangel Island and Cueva de los Manos.2017-
Tides of History - Patrick WymanIncludes "a fantastic episode about the Kuk Agricultural Site in New Guinea, as part of a long series on the transition between hunter/gatherer societies and farming societies." Also has episodes on Megalithic Europe and Jomon Japan. And 200+ more.2017-
Art Detective - Janina Ramirez"This series is designed to give bite-sized insights into the world of Art History, bringing one image to life across a wide-ranging discussion with experts. History is never far from view, so each image will be expanded to sit within the cultural and historical context that produced it." Includes episodes on Lascaux and Ravenna.2016-
Revolutions - Mike DuncanA weekly podcast series examining great political revolutions. "The France series is good, while 1848, Haiti, Mexico, and Gran Colombia are all excellent." "Must have when travelling in Latin America."2013-
99 Percent Invisible - Roman Mars"99% Invisible is a sound-rich, narrative podcast hosted by Roman Mars about all the thought that goes into the things we don't think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.". WHS specific examples include: An audio guide to explore Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim gallery; Depave paradise - Luis Barragan's work in the volcanic fields in Mexico city adjacent to the UNAM campus; The New Old Town - The rebuilding of Warsaw after WWII; La Sagrada Familia.2010-
A History of the World in 100 Objects - BBC Radio 4 and the British Museum"Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, narrates 100 programmes that retell humanity's history through the objects we have made." 20 of the episodes have WHS-related content.2010-
Radiolab - WNYC Studios"The show focuses on topics of a scientific, philosophical, and political nature. The show attempts to approach broad, difficult topics such as "time" and "morality" in an accessible and light-hearted manner and with a distinctive audio production style." The episode The Skull. is about the skull found at Taung, one of the South African Fossil Hominid Sites. It even comes with a template to 3D print the skull2008-
The History of Rome - Mike Duncan"A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire." As background to the 30 Ancient Roman archaeological sites among the WHS.2007-
In Our Time - BBC Radio 4Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas, people and events that have shaped our world. WHS specific examples include: KT boundary (enroute to Stevns Klint), The Song of Roland (for your next trip to Bremen), Longitude (Greenwich) and The Inca.1998-