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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

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Rank #3 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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A favorite

By Rangerintaji - Nov 11 2019
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Many miles w/ this podcast. Absolutely gorgeous

Amazing

By Sfhigvhj - Nov 10 2019
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Very interesting new take on history

iTunes Ratings

39394 Ratings
Average Ratings
35447
1662
962
659
664

A favorite

By Rangerintaji - Nov 11 2019
Read more
Many miles w/ this podcast. Absolutely gorgeous

Amazing

By Sfhigvhj - Nov 10 2019
Read more
Very interesting new take on history
Cover image of Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

Updated 4 days ago

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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 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 #2: 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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Rank #3: Show 52 - Blueprint for Armageddon III

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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.

Apr 24 2014

3hr 54mins

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Rank #4: Show 53 - Blueprint for Armageddon IV

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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.

Aug 17 2014

3hr 55mins

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Rank #5: 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

4hr 29mins

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