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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

Author: Dan Carlin

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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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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.
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...
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.
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.
Show 60 - The Celtic Holocaust

Show 60 - The Celtic Holocaust

2017-08-0906:02:49859

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.
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.
Show 58 - Kings of Kings III

Show 58 - Kings of Kings III

2016-08-0705:02:52324

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.
Show 57 - Kings of Kings II

Show 57 - Kings of Kings II

2016-03-2004:15:50338

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…
Show 56 - Kings of Kings

Show 56 - Kings of Kings

2015-10-2903:32:40593

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Great Powers all come out swinging in the first round of the worst war the planet has ever seen. Millions of men in dozens of armies vie in the most deadly and complex opening moves of any conflict in world history.
The planet hadn't seen a major war between all the Great Powers since the downfall of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815. But 99 years later the dam breaks and a Pandora's Box of violence engulfs the planet.
Comments (725)

Craig Ratcliffe

hey Dan I need more podcasts please!!!

Mar 28th
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بهارنارنج

من دارم روی کست‌باکس به بهارنارج 🍎🍒🌷 گوش می‌کنم. شما هم گوشش کنید. https://castbox.fm/va/2709363

Mar 25th
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cedric smith

what Happened to Genghis Kahn pods are they behind a firewall

Mar 10th
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Hamish Campbell

Love the show dan! Thanks for doing what you do. Your attention to detail and efforts to contextualise situations are great

Mar 9th
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Hamish Campbell

Love the show dan! Thanks for doing what you do. Your attention to detail and efforts to contextualise situations are great

Mar 9th
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wesley hill

listen to Dan on half speed..hillarious

Mar 5th
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roberto cano

Wish there was an actual description on the history. that way i know wtf I'm litsening to.

Feb 20th
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Rory McGovern

Way too many negative comments on here. This is an excellent podcast and I recommend it thoroughly.

Feb 17th
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Katie Louise Tyers

Where are the rest of the episodes?

Feb 16th
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Roman Grey

I wish you were my History Professor.

Feb 12th
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Austin Downing

Dan Carlin suddenly became retarded right when Trump was elected. Was a great show before he developed TDS.

Jan 31st
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I like dick up my Bum Hole and

Teamskeet

Jan 15th
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FreeZby

correction: Gurkhas are not from India, they are the elite warriors from the mountainous nation of Nepal

Jan 12th
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Korbin Krein

This podcast has opened my eyes to the history and abject treachery of tyranny.thank you so much for the illumination. This is aiding in my resistance and revolution against the American government greatly. civil disobedience is a requirement, comrades.

Jan 3rd
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Kei

Andrew Yang. knowing what can happen when technology leaves the people behind.

Jan 3rd
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Harris Farley

I got a little laugh out of you calling the attacking force on the Eastern front "the Wehrmacht and friends" lol

Jan 2nd
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Kei

Andrew Yang's book. War on normal people. history repeats, and repeats

Jan 1st
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JOHNNYxx REB

We need more podcasts please!! I cant wait much longer.

Dec 28th
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Daniel DeTorrice

“... end quote”

Dec 27th
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Beachsider

A year ago I read all the Wilbur Smith novels. One era he uses is Ancient Egypt - his characters have to retreat from the Assyrians and their chariots as they had little defence against them and they fear and dont know about horses. So i wondered who these Assyrians were and where they came from. Now I know ! Thank you for easy listening education. Also the further information on the Local Gods is something I have an interest in ; I live in Ghana and some people here still have their local Gods. My wife's family have their own god hidden in a shrine !

Dec 16th
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