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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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  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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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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    Sat, Jan 27, 2018


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  • Show 60 - The Celtic Holocaust
    Wed, Aug 09, 2017


    Julius Caesar is our travel guide as he takes us through his murderous subjugation of the native Celtic tribal peoples of ancient Gaul. It sounds vaguely like other, recent European colonial conquests...until the natives nearly win.

  • Show 59 - (Blitz) The Destroyer of Worlds
    Tue, Jan 24, 2017


    What happens if human beings can't handle the power of their own weaponry? This show  examines the dangerous early years of the Nuclear Age and humankind's efforts to avoid self-destruction at the hands of its own creation.

  • Show 58 - Kings of Kings III
    Sun, Aug 07, 2016


    If this were a movie, the events and cameos would be too numerous and star-studded to mention. It includes Xerxes, Spartans, Immortals, Alexander the Great, scythed chariots, and several of the greatest battles in history.

  • Show 57 - Kings of Kings II
    Sun, Mar 20, 2016


    From Biblical-era coup conspiracies to the horrific aftermath of ancient combat this second installment of the series on the Kings of Achaemenid Persia goes where only Dan can take it. For better or worse…

  • Show 56 - Kings of Kings
    Wed, Oct 28, 2015


    Often relegated to the role of slavish cannon fodder for Sparta's spears, the Achaemenid Persian empire had a glorious heritage. Under a single king they created the greatest empire the world had ever seen.

  • Show 55 - Blueprint for Armageddon VI
    Tue, May 05, 2015


    The Americans are coming, but will the war be over by the time they get there? Germany throws everything into a last series of stupendous attacks in the West while hoping to avoid getting burned by a fire in the East they helped fan.

  • Show 54 - Blueprint for Armageddon V
    Mon, Dec 29, 2014


    Politics, diplomacy, revolution and mutiny take center stage at the start of this episode, but mud, blood, shells and tragedy drown all by the end.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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