R2 Studios explores history through podcasts. We tell unexpected stories based on the latest research to connect listeners with the past.

Our shows are made by professional historians for the public. We build our narrative-driven shows on a foundation of primary sources and scholarship. By combining voices, music, and sounds, we produce series that engage audiences with the complexity of the past and its importance to the present.

R2 Studios was founded in 2021 by 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.