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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

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Rank #5 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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Bravíssimo

By guy fargo - Jun 15 2019
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He has turned me into a context-junkie....

Bravíssimo

By guy fargo - Jun 15 2019
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He has turned me into a context-junkie....

iTunes Ratings

33574 Ratings
Average Ratings
30376
1366
735
557
540

Bravíssimo

By guy fargo - Jun 15 2019
Read more
He has turned me into a context-junkie....

Bravíssimo

By guy fargo - Jun 15 2019
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He has turned me into a context-junkie....
Cover image of Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #5 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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Rank #1: 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
4 hours 1 min
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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
4 hours 28 mins
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Rank #3: 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
4 hours 31 mins
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Rank #4: 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
5 hours 59 mins
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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
5 hours 49 mins
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Rank #6: 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
5 hours
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Rank #7: 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
4 hours 15 mins
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Rank #8: 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
3 hours 32 mins
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Rank #9: Show 55 - Blueprint for Armageddon VI

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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.
May 06 2015
4 hours 16 mins
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Rank #10: Show 54 - Blueprint for Armageddon V

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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.
Dec 30 2014
4 hours 29 mins
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