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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Podcast by Dan Carlin

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Podcast

by Dan Carlin

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48 Min.
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Bi-weekly
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  4.9  Stars Based on 23 ratings

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In his own irreverent style Dan Carlin attacks the historical record in the Hardcore History Podcast. Each month, Carlin selects a different topic or person in history, spanning from the ancient to the present depending upon his mood, and brings his humorous and sometimes provocative opinion to bear on it. The editorial tone Carlin takes is usually funny, and while some of what he argues is controversial, his command of the subject can never be questioned.


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Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Hitler? What was the greatest army of all time? Which U.S. President was the worst? Hardcore History discusses the issues and questions history fans love.


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CAPTIVATING
Reviewer cello
 October 25, 2009
i work by myself and struggle with boredom.
Dan's studies have opened my mind.

i sometimes have to stop work to give the podcast my full attention.

If you like history......you'll love this....
Reviewer rsheehanjr
 May 17, 2009
WOW.... it's really great I never wrote a review before but I felt I had to support this show....its that good!

Steppe Stories-The Afghan girl
Reviewer gaquilina
 November 23, 2008
The excellent podcast on the Scythians (soft, not hard "c") mentions the now world-famous picture of the Afghan girl who appeared on the cover of National Geographic. Her name is Sharbat Gulam and she was actually photographed in 1984 (not the 70s as stated in the podcast) and rediscovered 17 years (and four daughters) later by Steve McCurry, the photographer who captured her haunting eyes. Her story is that of a proud and tragic people.

Best of the Breed
Reviewer J.Weatherman
 August 20, 2008
The most exciting day of most months is when I plug in my iPod and find a new "Hardcore History" podcast snaking through the various tubes of the internets into my iTunes... I save them for when I go to bed and immerse myself in Mr. Carlin's engaging, insightful, entertaining and informative ability to connect the infinite dots... this podcast will teach you more about current events than any news channel. History repeats, and we are lucky to have him to remind us of that fact. A 10!

extremely original
Reviewer AnneTheMan
 December 19, 2007
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History is an extremely original history podcast in that it takes the listener through the facts and engages in analysis, comparative narration and as such makes a unique attempt to connect us with history

Interesting and informative
Reviewer Jason_D_Ashley
 June 13, 2007
The "talk-show" format keeps me gripped to the topic like no other podcast I've listened too. Subjects are interesting and discussion is paced in a way that doesn't result in mental fade-out. If Mr. Carlin is reading from a prewritten script, you wouldn't know it by his presentation. The only possible complaint I might have would be that his shows do not come out frequently enough.

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Show 53 - Blueprint for Armageddon IV


Sun, Aug 17, 2014


Machine guns, barbed wire and millions upon millions of artillery shells create industrialized meat grinders at Verdun and the Somme. There's never been a human experience like it and it changes a generation.

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Show 52 - Blueprint for Armageddon III


Thu, Apr 24, 2014


The war of maneuver that was supposed to be over quickly instead turns into a lingering bloody stalemate. Trench warfare begins, and with it, all the murderous efforts on both sides to overcome the static defenses.

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Show 51 - Blueprint for Armageddon II


Thu, Jan 30, 2014


The Great Powers all come out swinging in the first round of the worst war the planet has ever seen. Millions of men in dozens of armies vie in the most deadly and complex opening moves of any conflict in world history.

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Show 50 - Blueprint for Armageddon I


Tue, Oct 29, 2013


The planet hadn't seen a major war between all the Great Powers since the downfall of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815. But 99 years later the dam breaks and a Pandora's Box of violence engulfs the planet.

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Show 49 - The American Peril


Thu, Jul 25, 2013


Imperial temptations and humanitarian nightmares force the United States of the late 19th Century to confront the contradictions between its revolutionary self-image and its expanding national interests.

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Show 48 - Prophets of Doom


Mon, Apr 22, 2013


Murderous millennial preachers and prophets take over the German city of Munster after Martin Luther unleashes a Pandora's Box of religious anarchy with the Protestant Reformation.

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Show 47 - Wrath of the Khans V


Sun, Jan 13, 2013


Succession issues weaken the Mongol Empire as the grandchildren of Genghis Khan fight over their imperial inheritance. This doesn't stop them from dealing out pain, suffering, and ironically good governance while doing so.

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Show 46 - Wrath of the Khans IV


Tue, Nov 13, 2012


The death of Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol Empire, should have slowed the momentum of Mongol conquests, but instead it accelerated it. This time though, all of Europe is on the Mongol hit list.

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Show 45 - Wrath of the Khans III


Sun, Sep 23, 2012


The expansion of Genghis Khan's conquests continue, with locations as far apart as Europe and China feeling the bloody effects of Mongol warfare and retribution. Can anything halt the carnage?

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Show 44 - Wrath of the Khans II


Tue, Jul 31, 2012


The Mongol leader Genghis Khan displays an unmatched level of strategic genius while moving against both Northern China and the Eastern Islamic world. Both civilizations are left stunned and millions are slaughtered.

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Show 43 - Wrath of the Khans I


Wed, Jun 13, 2012


In one of the most violent outbursts in history a little-known tribe of Eurasian nomads breaks upon the great societies of the Old World like a human tsunami. It may have ushered in the modern era, but at what cost?

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Show 42 - (BLITZ) Logical Insanity


Sat, Mar 31, 2012


After many listener requests, Dan examines the issue of the morality of dropping the Atomic Bombs in the Second World War. As usual, he does so in his own unique, unexpected way.

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Show 41 - Thor's Angels


Thu, Jan 19, 2012


What started as a standard podcast episode morphed into an audio book on what used to be called "The Dark Ages" in Europe. Dan gets into many areas he should probably avoid...Gods, Germans, bikers, Jesus...

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Show 40 - (BLITZ) Radical Thoughts


Wed, Oct 12, 2011


Using the two 20th Century "Red Scare" eras as case studies, Dan looks at the fear that can be generated by potentially dangerous ideas and examines the way such powerful mass emotions can cloud human judgment.

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