Our Best History Podcast Award Winners

Podcasts dedicated to history-related topics. Black history, United States history, world history, music history, etc. 

2023 Winner Best History Podcast

Part investigation and part memoir, “You Didn't See Nothin” follows Yohance Lacour as he revisits the story that introduced him to the world of investigative journalism, and examines how its ripple effects have shaped his life over the past quarter-century.In 1997, Lenard Clark was beaten into a coma by a gang of older white teens simply for being Black in a white neighborhood. One of Lenard’s attackers was from a powerful Chicago family. The media quickly turned towards stories of reconciliation and racial healing, with cooperation by Black leaders and the attacker’s family.Yohance wasn’t having any of it.At the time of the attack, he was in his early 20s, writing plays, selling weed, and living at his dad’s house on the South Side of Chicago. Unable to stand by silently, he began working with a neighborhood newspaper to investigate the vicious hate crime. Reporting on the incident led him to grow increasingly disillusioned with journalism.From USG Audio and the Invisible Institute – creators of the 2020 Pulitzer Finalist podcast “Somebody” – “You Didn't See Nothin” finds Yohance back in Chicago after a 10-year prison sentence, tracking down key players to examine how this story connects to our present moment.

2022 Winner Best History Podcast

Tracing stories from the earliest Black settlers to recently arrived Canadians, Strong and Free captures just a few of the crucial stories of Black Canadians thriving and contributing to building this country. Listen to Strong and Free, a six-part podcast from Historica Canada, produced by Media Girlfriends. Because Black history is Canadian history.

2021 Winner Best History Podcast

The Telling HERstory Podcast is an award-winning podcast that takes listeners on a journey of discovery to learn more about the life of Mrs. Rosa T. Beard and the tremendous legacy that she leaves behind. We talk to those who knew Mrs. Beard in her many different roles—family members, friends, former students, colleagues, and others—to hear how her story, influenced their stories.