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History Lab

Impact Studios

History Lab || exploring the gaps between us and the past || This series is made in collaboration by the Australian Centre for Public History and Impact Studios at the University of Technology, Sydney.

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4.3 out of 5 stars from 147 ratings
  • Poorly researched and deceptive

    John Harris (a triple PhD) rips this podcast to shreds in his well-researched book, ‘Judging the Macquaries’. Particularly be weary of their episode, ‘The Bank, the Seargant and his Bonus’.

    Apple Podcasts
    Australia2 years ago
  • The Last Outlaws - compelling listening

    Beautifully and sensitively told, The Last Outlaws series is compelling listening. The story of the last men outlawed in Australia, tangled in histories of race, federation, truth and justice.

    Apple Podcasts
    Australia2 years ago
  • Unearthing corners of Australian history

    History Lab is a thoughtful history podcast that takes you on some surprising corners' of Australia's history. The episode on how fortune telling was illegal in Federation era Australia is perhaps one of their best!

    Apple Podcasts
    Australia4 years ago
  • Interesting!!!

    Loving this fascinating history podcast! Well researched and well told! So interesting

    Apple Podcasts
    Australia4 years ago
  • Well made

    I recommend this pod. Well made and interesting stories. Great to hear Australian voices and stories.

    Apple Podcasts
    Australia5 years ago

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