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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

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In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions of listeners.

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In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions of listeners.

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45247 Ratings
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40541
1968
1170
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792

Best podcast for history

By Natet0001 - May 30 2020
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There really are none that can compare. History on fire is great but dan carlin takes history to another level. His passion is contagious.

Love it

By BikeClown - May 16 2020
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Love it. What about some previous episode re-release Like the Khan series.

iTunes Ratings

45247 Ratings
Average Ratings
40541
1968
1170
776
792

Best podcast for history

By Natet0001 - May 30 2020
Read more
There really are none that can compare. History on fire is great but dan carlin takes history to another level. His passion is contagious.

Love it

By BikeClown - May 16 2020
Read more
Love it. What about some previous episode re-release Like the Khan series.
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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

Latest release on Jun 03, 2020

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In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions of listeners.

Rank #1: Show 60 - The Celtic Holocaust

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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.

Aug 09 2017

5hr 59mins

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Rank #2: Show 62 - Supernova in the East I

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The Asia-Pacific War of 1937-1945 has deep roots. It also involves a Japanese society that's been called one of the most distinctive on Earth. If there were a Japanese version of Captain America, this would be his origin story.

Jul 14 2018

4hr 28mins

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Rank #3: Show 56 - Kings of Kings

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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.

Oct 29 2015

3hr 32mins

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Rank #4: Show 64 - Supernova in the East III

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Japan's rising sun goes supernova and engulfs a huge area of Asia and the Pacific. A war without mercy begins to develop infusing the whole conflict with a savage vibe.

Oct 25 2019

4hr 53mins

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Rank #5: Show 59 - (Blitz) The Destroyer of Worlds

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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.

Jan 25 2017

5hr 49mins

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Show 65 - Supernova in the East IV

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Coral Sea, Midway and Guadalcanal are three of the most famous battles of the Second World War. Together they will shift the momentum in the Pacific theater and usher in the era of modern naval and amphibious warfare.

Jun 03 2020

3hr 58mins

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Show 64 - Supernova in the East III

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Japan's rising sun goes supernova and engulfs a huge area of Asia and the Pacific. A war without mercy begins to develop infusing the whole conflict with a savage vibe.

Oct 25 2019

4hr 53mins

Play

Show 63 - Supernova in the East II

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Deep themes run through this show, with allegations of Japanese war crimes and atrocities in China at the start leading to eerily familiar, almost modern questions over how the world should respond. And then Dec 7, 1941 arrives...

Jan 12 2019

4hr 1min

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Show 62 - Supernova in the East I

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The Asia-Pacific War of 1937-1945 has deep roots. It also involves a Japanese society that's been called one of the most distinctive on Earth. If there were a Japanese version of Captain America, this would be his origin story.

Jul 14 2018

4hr 28mins

Play

Show 61 - (Blitz) Painfotainment

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Pain is at the root of most drama and entertainment. When does it get too real? This very disturbing and graphic show looks into some case studies and asks some deep questions. WARNING Very intense subject matter.

Jan 28 2018

4hr 31mins

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Show 60 - The Celtic Holocaust

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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.

Aug 09 2017

5hr 59mins

Play

Show 59 - (Blitz) The Destroyer of Worlds

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

Jan 25 2017

5hr 49mins

Play

Show 58 - Kings of Kings III

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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.

Aug 07 2016

5hr

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Show 57 - Kings of Kings II

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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…

Mar 20 2016

4hr 15mins

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Show 56 - Kings of Kings

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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.

Oct 29 2015

3hr 32mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

45247 Ratings
Average Ratings
40541
1968
1170
776
792

Best podcast for history

By Natet0001 - May 30 2020
Read more
There really are none that can compare. History on fire is great but dan carlin takes history to another level. His passion is contagious.

Love it

By BikeClown - May 16 2020
Read more
Love it. What about some previous episode re-release Like the Khan series.