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Scottish history - podcasts or audio books

Hi all,

I'm traveling to Scotland in August and I am struggling to find a good Podcast or audio book that covers Scottish history.

As an example of the style I like, Talking History: The Italian Unification is one of my favorite podcasts:
http://www.talkinghistorypodcast.com

I'm looking for something that I can listen on my commute that will give a thorough, chronological history of the country and people.

What do you all recommend!?

(I'm also going to Norway on the same trip, so throw that in the mix if you have any info!)

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I like this eclectic podcast although it is not precisely what you are looking for and may not as a result be of interest to you. Nevertheless some of the episodes do have an historic theme and may provide interesting background listening

www.underthetartansky.scot

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I also enjoy Under the Tartan Sky, but it's not exactly historical. There's a new podcast I stumbled onto that is historical, but more obscure or odd historical events that happened in Scotland. It's simply called "Scotland", by Be Quiet Media. Only has 9 episodes out so far.

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118 posts

sownack, that's not quite what I'm aiming for, but there are definitely some episodes that are interesting. Thank you!

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Dave, I've actually listened to about 2/3 of the "Scotland" episodes and I genuinely, strongly dislike it. It seems to be focused more on drama and entertainment than anything else. The narrator will fill a scene with so much drama via tone and cadence, and then break into a commercial/break and speak normally. The production quality is quite good, but it's just not for me.

However, thank you for taking the time to respond!

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stephenkirsh, I did warn you!

Perhaps you need to put this question out on Trip Advisor to get more responses.

Or if you are on Facebook there is a very good group called the Scottish Travel Society which you could join and ask the same question. The members there might be able to make some suggestions.

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Hey, if I hadn't posted a question here, I wouldn't have heard of your recommendations, so thanks! I'll give the FB group a try.