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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

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Rank #9 in History category

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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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Absolutely 5 Stars

By Chris Dins - May 17 2020
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I am mostly interested in World War II history but I would listen to Dan Carlin talk about any moment of the past. I enjoyed his free podcasts so much, I gladly purchase the 49 additional episodes. I’ve suffered through boring and mind numbing history podcasts before, but this one has my attention from the very beginning to end

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

44856 Ratings
Average Ratings
40220
1943
1148
761
784

Absolutely 5 Stars

By Chris Dins - May 17 2020
Read more
I am mostly interested in World War II history but I would listen to Dan Carlin talk about any moment of the past. I enjoyed his free podcasts so much, I gladly purchase the 49 additional episodes. I’ve suffered through boring and mind numbing history podcasts before, but this one has my attention from the very beginning to end

Love it

By BikeClown - May 16 2020
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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 Oct 25, 2019

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