R2 Studios creates engaging, deeply researched history podcasts for people who enjoy exploring stories from the past.

Our narrative-driven shows help listeners understand history is a process of evaluating and interpreting sources from many perspectives. R2 Studios explores histories through perspectives that have traditionally been left out of the main narrative. By working with the communities whose history we are sharing, we help listeners make personal connections to the past and understand the impact history has on life today.

R2 Studios was founded in 2021 as a division of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University and is named after the founder of our center, Roy Rosenzweig, who had a passion for using new media to democratize access to history.