Since its launch in July 2013, UT Austin’s “15 Minute History” has topped the iTunes U charts more than 20 times, surpassing content produced by organizations such as NASA, Smithsonian Libraries, TED and Harvard University.
Selected as one of iTunes U Best Podcasts of 2014, “15 Minute History” features short, accessible discussions from faculty members and graduate students on wide-ranging topics sure to intrigue any history buff and offers more than 60 episodes produced to date. Subjects are drawn from the World History and U.S. History Standards for Texas K-12 social studies courses, making them an educational resource for teachers and students.
“We at ‘15 Minute History’ are proud and honored to have been included as one of iTunes U Best Podcasts of 2014,” says Christopher Rose, who co-hosts “15 Minute History” with Joan Neuberger and is also outreach director in the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and a history graduate student. “We’ve had a terrific year — we have exceeded half a million downloads and have acquired nearly 60,000 subscribers.”
“15 Minute History” is a joint project of Hemispheres, the international outreach consortium at UT Austin; and Not Even Past, a website with articles on a wide variety of historical issues that is produced by the Department of History.