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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

By Dan Carlin

Rank #3 in History category

Society & Culture
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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By NateIsntMyName - Dec 07 2018
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Better than canned bread for sure

Awesome

By spartanace22 - Nov 26 2018
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Best podcast out. Keep it up man

iTunes Ratings

28158 Ratings
Average Ratings
25550
1109
590
458
451

Good

By NateIsntMyName - Dec 07 2018
Read more

Better than canned bread for sure

Awesome

By spartanace22 - Nov 26 2018
Read more

Best podcast out. Keep it up man

Top 10 Episode of Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

Rank #1: Show 60 - The Celtic Holocaust

Aug 09 2017
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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.

Rank #2: Show 56 - Kings of Kings

Oct 29 2015
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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.

Rank #3: Show 62 - Supernova in the East I

Jul 14 2018
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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.

Rank #4: Show 61 - (Blitz) Painfotainment

Jan 28 2018
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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.

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

Jan 25 2017
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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.

Rank #6: Show 55 - Blueprint for Armageddon VI

May 06 2015
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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.

Rank #7: Show 57 - Kings of Kings II

Mar 20 2016
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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…

Rank #8: Show 54 - Blueprint for Armageddon V

Dec 30 2014
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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.

Rank #9: Show 53 - Blueprint for Armageddon IV

Aug 17 2014
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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.

Rank #10: Show 52 - Blueprint for Armageddon III

Apr 24 2014
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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.