A podcast can be many things – a fun pass time, a way to learn more about your favorite public figures, and also an invaluable resource for gaining new knowledge. There are a lot of podcasts out there, but my personal favorites are those where I feel richer after each episode, and I understand the world better. That’s why today I’m going to tell you about some interesting podcasts that will help you learn more about European culture and understand it better. Each country in our diverse continent has had its adventures along the historic timeline, so if that’s something you want to learn about, these are the right podcasts for you!

  1.  Footnoting History Podcast

This podcast is focused on often overlooked parts of our world’s past, taking on curious topics such as witchcraft, passing exams in China, and different historic figures that are not a household name. You can dive into the fascinating, but overlooked details and explore the world from a totally new viewpoint.

2. The History of Rome Podcast

    1. If you’ve ever been curious about how this huge, ancient empire came to be, what made it so powerful and what made it lose its glory, this is the perfect podcast for you. It goes through each step in the empire’s “life”, with deep detail and valuable insights. You will definitely feel like an expert after listening to this podcast and it will make you that much more appreciative of the intricate history of this era.

    3. Myths and Legends of Europe Podcast

      1. The Mythos is something so many of us find fascinating. There are some incredibly interesting insights you can have from these ancient stories, but they are incredibly fun as well. This podcast dives deep in these topics and gives you a curious understanding of tales as old as time, how they have influenced us and how they came about.

      4. History of Germany

        1. This podcast will help you understand the interesting history of this nation, with all it’s ups and downs, it’s interesting culture and traditions. Have you ever wondered how the currywurst came to be? Well, this show will answer this as well as many other questions you may have asked yourself. 

        5. Rude Tudors

          1. The show details the life and customs of this incredibly interesting era of Great Britain, along with its intrigue filled noblemen and women, how they saw the world and why so. It is a truly fascinating subject for anyone who wants to see what it was like back then and have fun in the process.

          There are many other podcasts out there that can help you gain a deeper understanding of the world around us and it’s history, but these are just some I personally enjoy, and I hope you will as well. The quest for knowledge is never ending, but why not make it fun as well? If you have a few minutes to spare, either when you’re taking care of house chores, commuting or just want to relax, I’m sure these podcasts will make them that much more enjoyable.

          This article was written by Detelina, volunteer at Sunrise Project France since April 2020. She is a Bulgarian citizen and likes to learn, write, cook and meet new people.